Monday, November 25, 2013

The Jane Game: A Jane Austen Trivia Board Game




"The Jane Game is a trivia board game devoted to Jane Austen’s six novels. It is designed to bring Austen admirers together to share in her stories, characters, wit and language. While playing, each participant enters Jane’s world as one of her heroines. As such, you seek after a fortunate life by becoming an accomplished woman, gaining life experience and choosing to marry or not. Through chance, expertise and choice you could become the envied Mrs. Darcy, the pitied Mrs. Collins or the new roommate of Miss Bates."

I had seen and heard a lot about this new game and I was thrilled to be asked to help in spreading the word by the lovely Elizabeth Bankhead. This game has just been launched on the website Kickstarter and needs all the backing it can get to ensure that this brilliant game becomes a reality. To find out more about this game and to back it, follow this link.

Below is the press release article...

Kickstarter Launch

Salt Lake City, Utah -- Elizabeth Bankhead of Salt Lake and team unveils “The Jane Game: A Jane Austen Trivia Board Game” on Kickstarter Nov. 20 to make it available for Austen fans. The game can be pre-ordered on Kickstarter until Dec. 14, 2013.

Bankhead has given her heart to the game’s development for nearly five years and has seen it progress from a good idea to a beautiful product which provides a diverting experience for any Janeite. With Kickstarter’s pre-order funds supplementing her own initial investment, Bankhead plans to produce the game for Austen admirers’ enchantment.

“Five years ago my mother and I dreamed up “The Jane Game” during Christmas vacation,” Bankhead said. “A year later I decided to start the journey of bringing it to its full potential. The road has been longer than expected, but, then, the game has surpassed what I initially imagined it to be.”

In “The Jane Game” each player starts as one of Austen’s seven heroines and seeks after a fortunate life. This fortunate life is best achieved by becoming an accomplished woman, gaining life experience and by marrying well. Through a little chance, wise choices and Austen trivia expertise, you could end up as the envied Mrs. Darcy, the pitied Mrs. Collins or not marry at all and be Miss Bates’ new roommate.

“I feel like I stepped into Jane Austen’s world for an evening,” said a play-tester, which encompasses Bankhead’s main goal while designing the game.

“The Jane Game” fosters an evening of conversation centered on one of history’s most beloved authors as those who play reminisce over her stories, characters, world and wit. All who wish to walk into Jane Austen’s bygone era with friends can become a founding contributor to “The Jane Game” and pre-order it before Dec. 14.


As I said, this game sounds like a lot of fun and I really hope it receives all the backing it needs. So visit http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1008284137/the-jane-game-a-jane-austen-trivia-board-game to find out more and to help in making this game a reality!





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