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Bryan Thunkd
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JÓRVÍK just doesn't do it for me. I feel like they could have picked a name that would have been more appealing. What do you think?
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I agree. BOB would have been a much better name.
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I was hoping for Norse Death Boat.
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senorcoo wrote:
I was hoping for Norse Death Boat.
Hey, that's got some flair! I like it. More than Jórvík at least.
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You just have to say it in the right accent. Binge watch Vikings and then say it to yourself in Lagertha's voice.

Seriously though, I like it.
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Yeah, they should have just called it Vikings.

Oh wait...
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From the description: 'The Vikings called the city and its surrounding kingdom "Jórvík", which is today known as the city of York.'

I think it's a perfect name. And so many games use the names of cities that I feel like the convention is strong. That means people all over the world can call it the same thing.
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The way the name is, in all caps, it makes me think it is another entry in the GIPF project.
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Thunkd wrote:
JÓRVÍK just doesn't do it for me. I feel like they could have picked a name that would have been more appealing. What do you think?

I think the name is just right! No need to change!
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Agreed. Horrible name. No excuse really.

Almost any other name would attract more buyers and generate more interest.
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Good name, it's the old name for York (and also the name of the Viking museum there), and very appropriate indeed.
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The way the name is, in all caps, it makes me think it is another entry in the GIPF project.


That's exactly what I thought it was. Disappointing.
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colmmccarthy wrote:
Of course, terrible name/theme or not, if this thing has any kind of mechanical twist on the Speicherstadt I will be first in line at my FLGS to grab it.


If it's the same game, I'm probably just going to keep my Speicherstadt/Kaispeicher.
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pfischer wrote:
Good name, it's the old name for York (and also the name of the Viking museum there), and very appropriate indeed.


Completely agreed!
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doomfinger wrote:
rarnom wrote:
The way the name is, in all caps, it makes me think it is another entry in the GIPF project.


That's exactly what I thought it was. Disappointing.


The game's name will almost certainly going to be written in runes which notably lacks lower case.

As somebody that has been to the Jorvik museum about 5 times (admittedly mostly in my childhood) I am totally into this name. I fully intend to play Jorvik in Jorvik.
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colmmccarthy wrote:
Chris Schreiber wrote:
From the description: 'The Vikings called the city and its surrounding kingdom "Jórvík", which is today known as the city of York.'

I think it's a perfect name. And so many games use the names of cities that I feel like the convention is strong. That means people all over the world can call it the same thing.


Yes, but that was Die Speicherstadt's main selling problem i.e. a strange, unpronounceable name.
Yeah. I've always had problems selling Speicherstadt due to the name. Invariably after I ask if a new player if they want to play Speicherstadt they say "What?". And it didn't help that I had to follow up a weird title with a description of a warehouse district where one of the most exciting things you do is buy fire insurance.

When I heard about the viking retheme, I was excited thinking they were making the game more accessible and exciting... which they are... but a strange title that makes no sense to most English speakers is going to dampen that excitement. Even something like "Viking Raid!", while cheesy, would do a lot to build excitement about the game.

As it is, this is probably the most true thing about the title:
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it makes me think it is another entry in the GIPF project.
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pfischer wrote:
Good name, it's the old name for York (and also the name of the Viking museum there), and very appropriate indeed.


It refreshing to have some well informed historical input

York is a great city with many centuries of history stretching back to Norman times, Viking Roman and much more.

Jorvik centre is a fantastic museum and York itself has 'wait for it' real beer, real castles and real culture.

Oh by the way Jorvik is a great name for the game!
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Yeah sorry but as a Brit I'm totally into this being called Jorvik.

Maybe when confronted with something that sounds foreign and weird maybe look into it, you might just learn something.
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I'm not a huge fan of the name, but I don't dislike it. However, it's kind of bothering me that the BGG database entry for it consists of all capital letters. Does it bother anyone else?

Does the publisher really contend that the name of the game is JÓRVÍK and not Jórvík? If so, why?
 
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cubbymoore wrote:
Maybe when confronted with something that sounds foreign and weird maybe look into it, you might just learn something.
Great advice, but I have to deal with Americans. So it'll just fall on deaf ears.

I suspect that given the option of changing the title or trying to educate the American public, one option leads to better sales quicker than the other.
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This thread is so anglocentric it's hilarious.
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browntomp wrote:
You just have to say it in the right accent. Binge watch Vikings and then say it to yourself in Lagertha's voice.

Seriously though, I like it.


I was wondering why I instantly knew how to pronounce it. Love that show.
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Shader10 wrote:
This thread is so anglocentric it's hilarious.


I think you're being generous.
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Thunkd wrote:
cubbymoore wrote:
Maybe when confronted with something that sounds foreign and weird maybe look into it, you might just learn something.
Great advice, but I have to deal with Americans. So it'll just fall on deaf ears.

I suspect that given the option of changing the title or trying to educate the American public, one option leads to better sales quicker than the other.


Then just tell them it's called The Gangs of New Jórvík; They'll love it.

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kergenramirez wrote:
pfischer wrote:
Good name, it's the old name for York (and also the name of the Viking museum there), and very appropriate indeed.


It refreshing to have some well informed historical input

York is a great city with many centuries of history stretching back to Norman times, Viking Roman and much more.

Well, there you go! Call it "Old York", or "Really Old York".

The first time I played Speicherstadt with my wife and daughter, they said "We're going to be German what?" Jorvik will just change that to "We're going to be Viking what? Not artificial heart designers?"

<<insert rimshot here>>
 
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