I heard about the game Love Letter from some board game blogs. I have read its rules, although I haven't really started playing it yet. It is a very interesting game indeed. But what puzzles me is:
What story does Love Letter tell?
The Wikipedia article on Love Letter says that
Each player aims to deliver a love letter to the princess with the assistance of collaborators.
But it doesn't explain what role the player plays, or what story each game tells.
What does it mean when a particular card is in your hand?
I have some confusion about this.
For example, when a King in your hand, what does it mean?
Does it mean you are playing as a king?
No, that's impossible... Because you can discard the King; then you are not a king anymore.
Or does it mean your love letter is in the king's hand?
If that is true, why doesn't the king give the letter to the princess directly and let you get married?
Another interesting example:
What does it mean when you have a Princess in your hand?
Does it mean that the princess has got your love letter?
Or you have eloped with the princess? And then caught by guards?