If your family loves Mad Libs, then they will love this game. This creative game has given my own family much enjoyment and can make the time go by fast. At the simplest level the storytelling game can be played purely for entertainment and laughs, but can also be played competitively.
At its heart, this game appeals to both the young and old. Imaginations are welcome, as is a sense of humor. Stories can range from a far far away desert to fantasies set in the middle ages when knights of valor rescued princesses from dragons (not sure how many times historically that actually happened, but its fun to imagine!).
No matter what, you and your family will have fun and the stories will always be a unique and happy diversion. If you are having a hard time coming up with a good story context, one thing we like to do is come up with "what if" stories centered around our favorite movies or books. For example, what would have really happened to Indiana Jones during the refrigerator scene in the movie Kingdom of the Crystal Skull if physics were real?