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WHAT TYPE OF GAME DO YOU WANT TO PLAY?

Thunderdices invites you to learn while gaming! According to recent study, gamification can nearly double information retention in students. So why not have fun during a roleplaying game, while learning something new?

HISTORICAL GAMES

Learn about key events of the Scottish  and French history through  a roleplaying game built with historians ! Become a soldier helping the last Jacobite Prince fight against the English, or a french activist taking down the Bastille during the Revolution.

Prices

£ 50 / ~ 55 € duo / solo games

£ 14 / ~ 15€ per player for 3 to 7 people (9+)

LEARN ENGLISH OR FRENCH

Exams, needing to boost your language levels ahead of a business meeting or a holiday? Do you want to practice English or French while having fun? Join a 1h30mn  one-shot  in English ending with a 30-minute  grammar debrief.

Prices

£ 50 / ~ 55€ per session per player (max 3)

PRACTICE MATHEMATICS WITH YOUR CHILDREN

Do you have young children at home (between 4 and 9 years old) ? Would you like to practice with them mathematics while having fun? Join one of our 1h e-learning sessions.

 4 to 6 years old adventures

Participate to a car chase in a castle an practice basic addition and subtraction

 7 to 9 years old adventures

Escape the Dungeon of Wazaard by solving all its puzzles, from additions to divisions.

Prices

£ 30 / ~ 33€ duo / solo games

£ 14 / ~ 15€ per player for 3 to 5 people

 CREATIVE WRITING AND DMing WORKSHOP

How to develop your own book or ttrpg? This coaching helps you refine your story idea, and push your DMing to the next level!

Prices

£ 50 / ~ 55 € duo / solo training

£ 14 / ~ 15€  for 3 to 7 people

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HISTORICAL GAMES

Each Historical game allows you to discover in 2h a new part of history! Below a description of the different games and myths available.

We currently propose two different time periods.

1/ BONNIE PRINCE CHARLIE

Do you like Outlander and its description of the Scottish fight for Independence? Learn more about the last Jacobite revolution.

2/ FRENCH REVOLUTION

Discover the key events of the french revolution leading to the people taking down the Bastille!

 

Each time period contains multiple 2h sessions which can be played individually or as 1 long session.

Prices

£ 50 / ~ 55 € duo / solo games

£ 14 / ~ 15€ per player for 3 to 7 people (9+)

Tours & Détours d’Edimbourg and Thunderdices invite you to discover Scotland and its history. Dive into the daily life of XVIIIth Highlanders ! Meet Bonnie Prince Charlie and help him escape from the Redcoats after his crushing defeat during the battle of Culloden, which put an end to the hopes of Jacobites.

During a hard journey through the wild lands of Scottish Isles, you will need to protect the Prince and find a ship to allow him to flee to France. Travel on troubled waters, unfold plots and interact with the people who made the history of Scotland! We offer two modules of 2 hours for a total of 4 hours of play if you wish to live the whole story.

BONNIE PRINCE CHARLIE

PART 1 /THE RUN TOWARD SKYE (2H)

After being defeated during the battle of Culloden, you are looking for your chief, leader of the Jacobite rebels, Prince Charles Edward Stuart, or   « Bonnie Prince Charlie », who has escaped and now hides among villages in the Highlands, as far as possible from English patrols. And you heard a strange rumor, asserting that the Prince is in Balivanich, the main city of the Benbecula island. Will you find the Prince before those bloody Recoats?

PART 2/FINDING THE FRENCH (2H)

You have found Bonnie Prince Charlie... but your quest is not over. Now, you need to find a ship to take the Prince to France, where he will finally be safe. As Skye Island appears in the mist, your ally, Flora
McDonalds, informs you of a secret meeting with one of her contacts, which would take place among ancient Scottish ruins...

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Paris is roaring, Paris is hungry, Paris is on the verge of riot. The Etats-Généraux summoned to Versailles since last summer to solve the kingdom's tax problems have raised other questions. The poor harvest of 1788 raised fears of a famine. When popular finance minister Necker was fired on July 12th, riots broke out across the capital. Discover in these game modules the little-known story of a French revolution that does not come down to the Bastille alone. Become a prisoner of the Invalides, a revolutionary at the Palais Royal, or a negotiator in the Bastille! We offer 3 modules of 2 hours for a total of 6 hours of play, allowing you to discover the history of France while having fun.

FRENCH

REVOLUTION

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PART 1 /THE PALAIS-ROYAL (2H)

July 12 begins for you and your friends with a chase over the rooftops of Paris. Last night, you dared to insult a noble who mocked the people and their demands for bread. He didn't like it and you are now being pursued by the Police. There is only one solution: try to hide in the meanders of the shops of the Palais-Royal. After all, it is a place dedicated to leisure, and you should be ...

safe there?

PART 2 /THE INVALIDES (2H)

Two days later, you are imprisoned in the jails of the Invalides. But the crowd is gathering in front of the doors of the military hospital and trying to break its doors. Can you escape? And why not kill two birds with one stone and steal some weapons for the Revolution in the process?

PART 3 /THE BASTILLE (2H)

The Invalides were looted by protesters. While they were able to get cannons, powder and ammunition are still lacking. The crowd, gathered at the foot of the town hall, has asked the Councillors for them but they refused. Quickly a rumors swell. There would be some in the Bastille. And you have been selected to be part of the troop negotiating the surrender of the fortress.

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LEARN ENGLISH OR FRENCH

Learn French or English, while having fun! Classes available online or within the Edinburgh City Center.

Each lesson includes a 1h30mn roleplaying adventure where you'll learn new words and practice speaking, and ends with a 30mn grammar debrief/mini exercise to help you get to the next level! 

We will schedule with you a complementary discovery call to build a lesson plan fitting your needs.

Discover your teacher: Loriana Marano

Loriana is a Native French speaker and fluent English speaker with a Bachelor’s Degree in English Studies and a Master’s Degree in Education. She has 4 years of experience working as a tenured English Second Language Teacher in secondary
schools in France and has been teaching French in Edinburgh for nearly a year now!

LEARN ENGLISH WITH THE ROYAL MILE MYSTERIES

From ghost reports to strange disappearances, you are part of the Scottish Paranormal Activity Investigation bureau. Discover the secrets of Edinburgh and solve each week a new mission.

SEMI-PRIVATE GAMES

£25 (~ 55 €) per student  - Up to 5 students per class

2 sessions per week at 8pm GMT+1

  • Wednesday Beginners

  • Thursday Advanced

PRIVATE GAMES

£50 ( ~ 29 ) solo/duo class

Flexible times and locations 

LEARN FRENCH WITH THE CHAMPS ELYSEES MYSTERIES

From ghost reports to strange disappearances, you are part of the French Paranormal Activity Investigation bureau. Discover the secrets of Paris and solve each week a new mission.

SEMI-PRIVATE GAMES

£25 (~ 55 €) per student  - Up to 5 students per class

2 sessions per week at 8pm GMT+1

  • Monday Beginners

  • Tuesday Advanced

PRIVATE GAMES

£50 ( ~ 29 ) solo/duo class

Flexible times and locations 

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PRACTICE MATHEMATICS WITH YOUR CHILDREN

Enjoy 1 hour of fun with your kids, while helping them practice their mathematics. Who said that multiplication tables had to be boring?

The objective here is first to have a game that you can enjoy with your children. But it is also a way to sneakily have them practice some key skills.

Each booking includes a preliminary call to allow us to tailor the puzzles to your children's age and learning capabilities.

Prices

£ 30 / ~ 33€ duo / solo games

£ 14 / ~ 15€ per player for 3 to 5 people 

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4 TO 6 YEARS OLD ADVENTURE

You've been living the high life as the cherished poodles of the Countess of McIggis. However her daughter recently got your sworn enemy: a cat. Only one solution to decide who will get full control of the Castle: Street Racing in the corridors.

During this race, your child will practice :

- counting from 1 to 100

- Simple additions and subtractions.

- Pattern recognition (taller/shorter, similar shapes)

- Writing numbers

7 TO 9 YEARS OLD ADVENTURE

You've been trapped in a Dungeon by the evil Mage Wazaard. How to escape?! To manage to run away, you will need to solve puzzles and fight the minions of Wazaard!

During this game, your child will practice :

- counting from 1 to 10000

-  Complex additions and subtractions.

- Simple multiplications and divisions

- Pattern recognition (number patterns)

- Time tables

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LEARN CREATIVE WRITING AND

DM-ING

Access 2h00  of individualized Creative Writing Coaching to bring your story, your ttrpg or your DMing to the next level.

You may have seen us at the Edinburgh Fringe doing a conference on DMing? Or watched one of our Youtube video? Get a direct insight into YOUR project with this coaching.

Prices

£ 50 / ~ 55 € duo / solo training

£ 14 / ~ 15€  for 3 to 7 people

INDIVIDUALIZED COACHING

During this active 2h workshop, you will learn through mini games how to perfect your storytelling and roleplaying skills, and go home with the first plot for a one-shot.

 

This 3h workshop will be split in 4 parts:

 

1. Introduction and best practices

-Setting a tone and storytelling style for your campaign

-Building a safe RP space for your players

2. How to create immersive descriptions

-Roleplaying fights

-Roleplaying descriptions: the ancient DM art of the tavern

3. How to roleplay NPCs and foster RP between players

-Building memorable NPCs vs building helpful NPCs moving your story along

-Supporting the development of your PCs

-Fostering positive behaviors

4. How to create emotional story arcs

-Applying the hero’s journey to your campaign

-How to handling pacing, especially in open worlds

-Using your PCs as partners to build a story

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