Well, it has been a LONG time since I posted a blog entry so I'm way overdue!
Emma News: The Emma Expansion has been printed and is currently on the boat to the US! We will be fulfilling our Kickstarter rewards once they games arrive and then will release the game into our distribution channels! We'll announce our release date as soon as it is set, but I anticipate it will be in early 2016.
Other News: I just spent the weekend at Gamehole Con in Madison, WI where Marrying Mr. Darcy and the Undead Expansion were both very well received. I also did three interviews with various folks and the first one has been posted! I somehow managed to be fairly articulate. So +3 Wit points for me! Thanks to Guys, Games and Beer for checking out the game and being fun to talk to! (My interview begins at 24:43)
I sent a review copy all the way to Czechoslovakia a few months ago and now I have a review done in Czech! The English translation says
It has a wonderfully light gameplay, provides fun and amazing accessibility for all.
Check out the review of Marrying Mr. Darcy as well as a game giveaway (for US residents) over at Austenesque Reviews!
9/10 I love how this game was still fun and playable even if you had no knowledge of Pride and Prejudice and Jane Austen! A perfect game for Janeites who want to share their love for Jane Austen with their significant others, family members, and friends (without them feeling tortured or bored!) The game is elegant and the artwork stunning. Literary-based games are the best!
Read the entire review and enter to win here!
Karen Doornebos, an author and JASNA Chicago member, reviewed Marrying Mr. Darcy for Booklist Online playing with a table full of fellow Janites from JASNA Chicago.
When it came to discussing the game’s writing, the word “charming” was bandied about, and that speaks volumes from a discerning Austen crowd!
Check out the full blog and review here!
The fact that Darcy went for a scandalous hussy known for wearing low-cut gowns and shamelessly flirting with soldiers made me question whether or not he’s such a catch after all.
I was very impressed with this young woman, Lily, who is half of the review team behind The Chalk. Lily and her dad review tabletop games and are posting the reviews on youtube. She clearly has good taste in books and also did an excellent walk-through at the start of the video. You can check out their review of Marrying Mr. Darcy below. Consider subscribing to them on youtube or twitter @chalkreviews.
I think this is a great game if you are a Pride and Prejudice fan...I had a lot of fun playing it with my family.
Our Marrying Mr. Darcy: UNDEAD EXPANSION is going to be released soon! July 11 to be exact! The folks over at Dark Jane Austen Book Club were excited to try it out and and did a nice write up on the game. They are also doing a GAME GIVEAWAY which will include a copy of the Undead Expansion.
Check out the blog and giveaway here!
Check out this new review from Marc at Pixelated Sausage.
"You don't have to care at all about Pride and Prejudice... it's a solid card game. But if you are into Pride and Prejudice... I think you'll like it even more."
Here's a cute write up from Kerry (Ciarrai) at Ciarrai Studios. She makes super cute jewelry available at her etsy page. She wrote a really cute blog about playing Marrying Mr. Darcy.
I have to admit that I hardly ever win this game but I am usually so amused that I don’t mind. The funny part is that not only does my husband, Rob, play the game but he is usually the winner.
You can check out the rest of her blog here!
Kill Screen is a video game review site that is expanding their tabletop game review offerings. They asked for a review copy of Marrying Mr. Darcy and wrote this fantastic review. Well written and a little snarky. So basically awesome.
"Everyone can be kind and not remove character points from one another, simply playing through the events in tandem, but that’s no fun.
Better to get a little dirty, pit the other girls against each other, and slither up to your suitor with a few choice cards in your favor. A healthy mix of expandable mechanics, elegant language and art, and the right group of Austen newbies and experts ready to heighten the mood all conspire to fill Marrying Mr. Darcy with charm."
You can check out the full review at Kill Screen.
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