Chapter 1- Introduction of the Bennet family. They learn Mr. Bingley is moving to Netherfield.
Mr. Bennet is not the best father figure. Due to his fiscal irresponsibility, he has not set any money aside for his family when he passes, and teases most of his daughters somewhat mercilessly. His favorite is his dear Lizzy who has more quickness of wit than her sisters.
Chapter 3-The Bennet sisters are introduced to the Bingleys and Mr. Darcy at a local dance.
Party Card- Meryton Assembly
The Meryton assembly is where Elizabeth and the other Bennet sisters are introduced to Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy. Jane dances several times with Mr. Bingley, but Elizabeth had to sit out two dances due to the scarcity of gentlemen. Mr. Darcy refuses to dance with anyone except Caroline Bingley or her sister, and generally gives the impression of being quite proud. He snubs Elizabeth by refusing to ask her to dance, which she overhears when Bingley suggests it to him.
Chapter 6- Party at the Lucas home.
Learn to play a new piece on the piano forte
Many young ladies would try to become accomplished at music, art or languages to improve themselves. Mary, being the plainest of the Bennet sisters, felt the need for these accomplishments quite keenly and was impatient for opportunities to display her abilities. While she performs in a conceited manner that was not pleasing to listen to, she did apply herself and practice quite constantly. In the game, if Mary draws this Event she may play an extra card.
Chapter 11- Elizabeth is caring for a sick Jane at Netherfield.
Un-ladylike behavior (discard Wit)
After a dinner at Netherfield, Caroline has turned all of her energies towards getting Mr. Darcy’s attention as part of her schemes to gain his affection. She pretends to read the second volume of same book that Darcy is reading and comments on how pleasant it is to spend an evening reading a book, while simultaneously not reading it at all. It is likely that both Elizabeth and Darcy see through her attempts.
Chapter 21-Jane learns Bingley has left town.
Mr. Bingley is convinced by his sisters and Mr. Darcy that Jane has no affection for him and they all leave Netherfield for London. While Darcy and the Bingley sisters are victorious in helping Mr. Bingley avoid what they consider an in imprudent match, this is devastating to Jane. In the book, Mr. Bingley eventually returns to propose to Jane. In the game, he must be invited to a party or else he does not return.
Designer's Reference Guide Sample
One of my Kickstarter stretch goals is that I would create a reference guide that explains the references in Marrying Mr. Darcy and tells you where the inspiration for each card comes from in the story. I started working on it this week. I'm not sure what the final guide will look like, but here is a sample of intended content.
Laura Del Rosario
10/26/2013 07:00:04 am
Love this. The references will make it easier for people not familiar with Jane Austin to become fans. Can't wait for your game !!! I wish it was out for Christmas gift giving !!!
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2/28/2023 10:31:42 pm
This is fantastic. Those who are unfamiliar with Jane Austin will find it easy to become fans as a result of the references. I can't wait to see your game!!! I wish it was available for Christmas gift-giving!!!
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