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Boardgame creator hopes to ‘spur more people to speak Welsh at home’

01 Sep 2021 2 minute read
People playing HYDERUS? by Confident Games

The creator of a boardgame has said he hopes it will “spur more people to speak Welsh at home”.

According to Ceri Price, director of Confident Games, HYDERUS?, which is a Welsh language version of the CONFIDENT? game can help Welsh learners.

The bilingual version of the game, which is being launched on September 10, will include new questions, with half of them to do with Wales and the Welsh language.

Ceri Price told Golwg360: “We’ve been thinking about it for a couple of years and we did a Welsh language sample last year on our website just so that people try it and play the game in Welsh.

“We had hundreds of people trying it, and that gave us the confidence to move forward with a Welsh language version.

“It looked like there were a lot of people who were interested, Welsh learners, and really wanted something like this to learn and practice.

“There isn’t a lot like this available, if you want a Welsh language board game there are a couple of them, games like Scrabble popular ones like Monopoly have been translated.

“But there isn’t much where they’re Welsh language and you learn Welsh at the same time.

‘Everything is in English’ 

He added: “We were thinking, when we celebrate Christmas with family and we speak Welsh, we were playing games like Articulate and everything is in English.

“Therefore it’s great to have something where  you can play, chat, and do everything entirely in Welsh.

“Hopefully people will really enjoy it and it will spur people to speak more Welsh at home because the game is bilingual – Welsh and English.

“You’re able to play with people who can’t speak Welsh too, and they would learn about the Welsh language and Wales at the same time.”

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