Hello all Jane Austen Readers! I append a note from Elizabeth Bankhead about her soon-to-be-released The Jane Game :
Hello, I am a fellow JASNA member and for three years have been developing The Jane Game, a Jane Austen board game with trivia from all six of her novels. You can finally see it in all its splendor at www.thejanegame.com. Right now the game is not for sale, though, you can enjoy daily trivia fun at www.facebook.com/thejanegame. And you can follow on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/thejanegame
Below is a visual teaser of the game-
I plan on bringing The Jane Game to market through Kickstarter.com . This is a web forum where funding of the game’s production can be provided by pre-orders. If you like the game and would like to own it someday, please do one (or all) of the following:
1. On the website — go to “The Game” at bottom left, then scroll down to the “Notify Me” button and fill in your email address
2. Send me your email address ( janesgame [at] gmail [dot] com ) preferably with your name and, if you feel inclined, one thing very clever, two things moderately clever, or three things very dull indeed. I promise to laugh heartily at them all :)
3. Or, like the Facebook page www.facebook.com/thejanegame
With your email (option 1 and 2) I will notify you when the game’s kickstarter campaign starts for pre-orders. The facebook page will stay updated with the game’s progress as well as provide trivia fun every day.
If you know anyone who would be interested in a Jane Austen trivia game, please let them know (forward this blog post or invite them to the Facebook trivia page). The more people who know about this game, the faster it will come!
Some examples: [from The Jane Game facebook daily trivia]
Mansfield Park: The day after the ball at Mansfield, two men leave. Who were they (choose two)? Mr. Crawford, Edmund, William, Tom, Mr. Yates
Pride and Prejudice: What is Georgiana Darcy’s most praised accomplishment?
Emma: Who was the first person to tell Emma that Mr. Elton could very well be in love with her?–“Mr. Elton in love with me! What an idea!”
Sense and Sensibility: How old is Colonel Brandon when we first meet him?
Persuasion: On meeting the Harvilles and Captain Benwick, Anne admires their informal hospitality, ingenuity and charm. Why does she struggle to remain in high spirits?
Northanger Abbey: Who does the heroine, Catherine Morland, marry?
Thank you Elizabeth! – and best of luck with this – sounds like a great deal of fun, and who can resist anything to do with Jane Austen!