Over at Flavorwire last week, they collected ten board games for book nerds, and I thought I’d share them, but with the links to purchase. I also found some more!
The sharp eye of a fellow Austenite alerted me to the article, due to this:
Totally want. Want one too? You can get it for $36 + shipping. Here’s the official blurb:
Attend a ball at Netherfield, take tea at Rosings or stroll through the gardens at Pemberley as you experience Regency life and test your knowledge of Jane Austen’s most beloved novel. Will you linger in Meryton or pine for the amusements of London? Perhaps you’ll astound your opponents with your superior knowledge of the book. Alas, your progress may be deterred by anything from a bit of slipped lace to a scandalous elopement.
Marriage is the Object
Elizabeth and Darcy, Jane and Bingley, Lydia and Wickham or Charlotte and Mr. Collins–pick one of four couples from the novel and maneuver them separately or together through town and countryside. Be the first to collect all game tokens, then race to the Parish Church to marry and win the game!
- The Name of the Rose – oh, I want this too! Umberto Eco is one of my faves, and like many, this book was my first introduction to him.
- Dune - Oh, I want this one too! Though there seems to be different versions. A French version and another put out by Parker Brothers.
- The Jungle Book
- Animal Farm
- The Little Prince
- Moby Dick
- A Christmas Carol
- Don Quixote
- The Shining – it’s a free download, authorized by Mr. King himself
Which ones do you want? Which ones would you like to see be a board game?