It was this week ten years ago that Rory had the idea for the Metacube™. He was using an invention technique called 'Advanced Civilisation' developed by Win Wenger. He began describing it to me in great detail. Our first baby was weeks old at the time and I was suffering from severe baby-brain. I asked him (as politely as a sleep-deprived, first-time mother can) to please prototype it so I could understand how it worked. And he did.
We have many ideas, most remain in our heads. The act of making a simple prototype to explain your idea to someone else can be the difference between an idea remaining just that or it becoming a real 'thing'.
Within a few months the Metacube™ had evolved into Rory's Story Cubes® and we began our first small production run. What a journey it has been.