Thursday, August 15, 2013

Bookish Games

For my birthday this month I received the best present ever: the Pride and Prejudice Board Game. (Great synchronicity considering it's also Austen in August this month.) For any Pride and Prejudice fan, this game is a must. You race one of four couples around the board, from Longbourn to Meryton to Pemberley, collecting Regency Life tokens and answering questions that test your knowledge of Austen's novel (or the filmed version of it starring Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle). The first player to collect all their tokens and get both their characters to the Parish Church to be married wins.


I can't tell you how much I love this game! Because it was my birthday, I got to be Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy. (I even won!) But this game is so much fun to play, I would have been just as happy being Charlotte Lucas and Mr. Collins. The Regency Life situations that your characters encounter along the way are pretty funny: having to go home to repair a torn petticoat, go to Rosings for  tea, pay off a gambling wager at Netherfield, etc. It's almost like being in the book.

Here's to more Jane Austen this August!

(Pride and Prejudice the Game is published by The Ash Grove Press, Inc.)

14 comments:

  1. This game is SO much fun! Can't wait to play it again. I agree, it is perfect for "Austen in August!"

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    1. It was the best birthday present. Thanks!

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  2. That's a fun game and a great pressie for anyone who likes Pride and Prejudice. I might have to start dropping some heavy hints!

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  3. This was hilarious to play, and I even knew a question or two. Good thing my teammate was a bigger Austin fan!

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    1. Just shows you married the right girl.

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  4. OMG! That's fantastic...I'll definitiely be looking out for this one.
    You can also get a Jane Austen quote a day app for your smart phone - a lovely way to start the day :-)

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    1. I love the idea of starting off your day with a bit of Jane Austen wisdom.

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  5. This looks so cute! I'd love to play a round sometime :)

    New follower :)
    Dee @ Dee's Reads

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    1. It's a lot of fun! And thanks for following!!

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  6. Oh my gosh... this is too hilarious. I would love to play sometime!

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    1. It's the best game ever. We laughed all while we played.

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  7. I need to find out where to get that game ASAP! So awesome.

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    1. Check with the company who made it; I think that's your best bet for the best price.

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