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« on: May 25, 2007 08:57:57 AM »

Here's a picture of a Hamlet themed board game, called Ho-ratio, (because he's our favourite character)  I made for my friend Amy as a leaving present. We've been studying it in English and there's only been mainly two of us in the class.

This is a close up of the Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, King Claudius, and Gertrude game pieces. I used a Frustration game which I took apart and put back together again.

This is young Osric, Polonius, Laertes and Ophelia. I made the heads with 4 tablespoons of flour, 1 tablespoon of salt and enough water to make it stick together. I then cooked them in the oven at gas mark 0.5 (basically the lowest our cooker goes) for 15 minutes. I then painted each with acrylic paints.

I guess you could make one for anything. I'd like to make a Harry Potter one next. Any comments would be welcome!
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« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2007 02:03:01 PM »

Sooo fun!  Between Rosecrantz and Guildentern are Dead, and teh 15 minute Shakespeare, and MST3K's version, I'm a fan of Hamlet!

This game is neato!  funs!

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« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2007 03:30:30 AM »

That is such an amazing idea. I love it!

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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2007 02:35:15 PM »

That's fantastic! I love the little game pieces. Is the characters' hair made from the same flour/salt/water mixture as the rest of them?

The English major in me is giddy with delight.

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« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2007 07:44:04 PM »

That is so awesome!

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« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2007 06:03:48 AM »

That's fantastic! I love the little game pieces. Is the characters' hair made from the same flour/salt/water mixture as the rest of them?

The English major in me is giddy with delight.

Yeah, things like Claudius' beard are made from flour/salt/water. I used cotton for Ophelia and Gertrude's hair though because it was too complicated to plait the flour mixture!
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2007 02:43:36 PM »

hamlet is one of my favorite plays. you did an awsome job. did your friend like it?

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« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2007 09:18:14 PM »

Oh my gosh! I'm an English major, and a huge Shakespeare nerd, so I absolutely love this! It's such a great idea, simple and lovely. Great job!
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