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(as the title implies: NOT A REVIEW I haven't played the game yet!)

I'm a teacher, a literature specialist (with a master and a few things edited) and... a great fan of Shakespeare.

When I first heard of this game, I went all : "WYF??? How on EARTH could you make an interesting game out of Shakespeare preparing plays for the Queen??"
I had visions of dry, boring components and even more boring actions or choices.

Well just opening the box and reading the rules made me go : "Wow there ARE people out there who can really do marvellous things!"

Thank you for that: making people (hopefully young people too) interested in Shakespeare's work again through a game really is smashing, now doing this with a beautifully crafted game is magical.

Of course my review will come as soon as I have played 4/5 games. But just the open experience needed a reaction of the sort, I think!
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brunogaia wrote:
"WYF???


This is the best! If this was intentional it is one of the best jokes I've ever seen. Also, thanks for your first impressions!
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brunogaia wrote:
(as the title implies: NOT A REVIEW I haven't played the game yet!)

I'm a teacher, a literature specialist (with a master and a few things edited) and... a great fan of Shakespeare.

When I first heard of this game, I went all : "WYF??? How on EARTH could you make an interesting game out of Shakespeare preparing plays for the Queen??"
I had cisions of dry, boring components and even more boring actions or choices.

Well just opening the box and reading the rules made me go : "Wow there ARE people out there who can really do marvellous things!"

Thank you for that: making people (hopefully young people too) interested in Shakespeare's work again through a game really is smashing, now doing this with a beautifully crafted game is magical.

Of course my review will come as soon as I have played 4/5 games. But just the open experience needed a reaction of the sort, I think!


Thank you for this comment !

Shakespeare is an icon, and we really wanted to do justice to the Bard. He created wonderful plays and amazing characters, and it was a pleasure to work with such a great theme.

Hope you'll like the game

REgards,
Cyril
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colmustard21 wrote:
brunogaia wrote:
"WYF???


This is the best! If this was intentional it is one of the best jokes I've ever seen. Also, thanks for your first impressions!
I must be missing it. "Who you fuck???"
 
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Probably more like "What Ye f***"
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First impression after one game definitely confirms first impression reading the rules: great job!
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Karis wrote:
Probably more like "What Ye f***"
Thought about this, but I don't get it. Probably some other option.
 
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brunogaia wrote:
First impression after one game definitely confirms first impression reading the rules: great job!


Thank you
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beri2 wrote:
Karis wrote:
Probably more like "What Ye f***"
Thought about this, but I don't get it. Probably some other option.


In olde English (Shakespeare's time or roundabout) they often used the letter 'Y' as a replacement for 'Th', thus 'Ye' was a variation of 'The'
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Ohhhh that was nice indeed, then!
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colmustard21 wrote:
beri2 wrote:
Karis wrote:
Probably more like "What Ye f***"
Thought about this, but I don't get it. Probably some other option.


In olde English (Shakespeare's time or roundabout) they often used the letter 'Y' as a replacement for 'Th', thus 'Ye' was a variation of 'The'


Specifically, they used the thorn symbol þ as th. It wasn't a replacement, th was just a single letter at the time. Eventually linguistic drift changed þ to th instead. þ rarely got used, and when it did it was increasingly kind of lopsided, until eventually it just kind of looked like a gloppy Y.

Even later, people wanted to reproduce that old timey kind of writing, but there wasn't any þ character available on printing presses, so they just slapped a Y in there instead and called it good.


Since unicode DOES have a þ, we don't need to repeat the mistakes of old, and can freely cry WþF
 
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Chipacabra wrote:
Since unicode DOES have a þ, we don't need to repeat the mistakes of old, and can freely cry WþF
You mean WÞF!
 
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