In this bilingual card game, you will learn numbers, colors, and phrases in the Nordic language of your choice - or both. A fun addition to your language-learning journey, or a perfect way to learn together with friends and family for a trip to Scandinavia! This fast-paced, easy-to-learn game is perfect for total beginners and includes a little something for more advanced learners, too.
Just for fun, Null Kort, Núll Spil includes phrases transliterated into medieval runes, a writing system that was used to write Old Norwegian and Old Icelandic.
The object of the game is to be the first to have zero cards in your hand!
Why these languages?
Norwegian and Icelandic both descended from Old West Norse, language of vikings and fabled shieldmaidens. Today, Norwegian is spoken by over 5.3 million people, while Icelandic is spoken by over 330,000. Norwegian consists of many dialects, yet is mutually intelligible with both Danish and Swedish. Icelandic is - thanks to the strong literary tradition of the sagas - the closest living relative to Old Norse. Furthermore, Norway ranks #1 in the world for freedom of the press, and Iceland is known for being one of the best places in the world to live as a woman!
This game uses Bokmål, the most common written form of Norwegian.
Includes 107 playable cards, a rule card, and pronunciation guides.
Native Icelandic contributor: Ásbjörn Sigurpálsson
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