The last thread on this took a quick nose dive into disaster, my fault! So just starting another thread on it, as don’t think many people will be looking at the last one!
So, is there anyone who would like a Welsh story card game for a Welsh group (or for anyone, in fact?)
Consists of creating a series of short, bizarre stories -hopefully occasionally amusing! - with Welsh which has been checked over by Welsh speakers with qualifications and experience in that sort of thing, along with some curious little illustrations.
My last offer was to stick up a pdf of the cards for all and sundry, but maybe most people don’t like scrabbling around with scissors and card, so here’s the offer-
I’ll make a set of the cards for anyone who wants them, and send them out, on the understanding that the postage will be paid for afterwards if the recipient finds the cards useful.
They are being kept very basic to keep the costs down but it is the text and illustrations which are the point of the game, so it should still work!
Yes, sorry about that! It was just after having the text checked and spending a bit of time on the illustrations, I overly panicked when I saw my cards being altered- which is going to happen on the internet!- because it coincided with an untimely appearance of “Y Ci Du”, so I had the pictures taken down 'cos I couldn’t edit the post.
Sorry to anyone who felt put out or insulted by that!
In the meantime, thank you to everyone for the requests- if I haven’t replied, it’s because I’ve been busy making them, and making sure they are robust enough to be useable!
I’ll be sending them out presently, getting them cheaply robust and finger print proof has been a bit of a Heath Robinson affair, but the first ones should be sent off tomorrow.
Also, because of the Heath Robinson nature of it, it’s not (yet) in a form which can be sent out by email. Sorry!
Will arrange for that, but presently busy making the cards, but will hopefully arrange for that afterwards.
Thanks once again, will reply by pm to everybody when I have time!
I don’t know what it is. there are groups you say? I’m not in a group but I am interested in the idea, can you tell me or point me in the direction of what these packs do be. I have a fake licence to use scissors so emailed pics would be fine for me. I home educate my daughter so she is quite handy with scissors, it’ll give her something to do between minecraft and listening to me singing.
We had lots of fun at the Barry group this afternoon! Some very strange things going on with aliens, gorillas, bananas… I think some of the subtleties may have been lost - to me at least - in the heat of the moment but we all got the gist! (We also enjoyed the instructions…)
If I ever get to bootcamp (dream on!), I would definitely bring them along!
I should report that Arianhod is the undisputed champion in this new sport though. Clearly a gifted player, winning at least 4 (was it?) stories and playing all her cards at the end. Watch out when it comes to the all-Wales championships!
The cards arrived this morning but, while there are clear instructions, there is no indication as to how to reimburse you for the postage and packing to say nothing of the cost of the cards themselves.
We’re meeting again next week so will try them then. I’m sure they’ll help to break the ice and should get us laughing and talking to each other … In Welsh!
Let me know how much I owe you and where to send the cheque.
Oh, and though I am not one to normally blow my own trumpet, I suppose I should say that they have been tried out by many groups and pairs of learners, semi-fluent and native speakers who seem to find the thing amusing, diverting, and a way to have a bit of fun in Welsh. If you have nothing better to do!
So if you fancy giving it a go, get in touch and I’ll send a pack out!