So last year I reviewed the card game Marrying Mr. Darcy, and decided that this December I will review another Jane Austen game, Pride and Prejudice: The Game.
Each player chooses two corresponding couples: Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy, Jane Bennet and Mr. Bingley, Lydia Bennet and Mr. Wickham, & Charlotte Lucas and Mr. Collins. Each of your couple will start in a different location (for example Elizabeth at Longbourn and Mr. Darcy at Pemberley).
The object of the game is to collect all Regency Life tokens (nature, tea time, society, music & dance, and letters); along with The Novel tokens: Vol. I, Vol. II, and Vol. III. The areas to store the tokens are located on the back of your character sheets.
To gain Regency Life tokens you have to go around the board and enter different locations from the book and purchase the tokens. You need a token from each category to win. You can use both characters of your couple to collect them or just move one around the board.
To gain The Novel tokens, you have to answer trivia about Pride and Prejudice, needing to gain each volume (answer three questions correctly) to win.
Of course there are other squares on the board that will redirect you, cause you to lose money, gain money, and lose a turn.
If you run out of money, you can return home and gain two shillings, or you can sell tokens back to the bank for money as well.
Once you have all the tokens needed you must have both couples to enter the church, but you must enter by an exact roll of the dice.
Now this is the tricky part, I ended up losing the game as I had only one character in, and just could not roll the right number to send the other in.
I thought this game was fun, except I didn’t like the initial set up. It took forever as you had to punch out every card and token. I don’t mind doing some, but for the price you are paying for this game it would have been nice if the cards were already done and the tokens were the only ones you needed to punch out.
I thought this game was a lot of fun, except unlike Marrying Mr. Darcy, it can only be played by people who like and know Pride and Prejudice. The trivia questions weren’t too difficult but you need at least a basic knowledge of the story to play.
The game moved a bit slow in the beginning, but once you have the tokens and are close to getting everything, it picks up.
I would recommend this for Pride and Prejudice fans who have friends or family that equally love it and are willing to play it with you.
This definitely would be great for a Jane Austen book club or to play at a Jane Austen tea party (although it is only for four people). I do wish they had two more couples you could play, I know the Gardiners, Hursts, and Bennets are already married but they could have included them; or Kitty, Mary, and Georgiana. But otherwise this was an interesting game and a great way to test your Pride and Prejudice trivia.
For more Pride and Prejudice games, go to Marrying Mr. Darcy: The Pride and Prejudice Card Game
For more Jane Austen games, go to Jane Austen Birthday Party: Jane Austen Trivia
For more Jane Austen products review, go to Jane Austen Runs My Life Spooky Collaboration with Madsen Creations!
For more Pride and Prejudice, go to You Ever Notice That Harry Potter is Kind of Like Elizabeth Bennet in the Way He Treats Snape and She Treats Mr. Darcy?