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Marrying Mr. Darcy | Tabletop Review

Disclosure: I did not receive any compensation for this review. But Mr. Darcy is mine now. Aw yeah, be jealous! Marrying Mr. Darcy is copyright Evensen Creative. Images used for reference and commentary.

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune needs to be snatched up ASAP.

In Marrying Mr. Darcy, players try to snag the most suitable husband. You each play as one of six Pride & Prejudice heroines – Lizzy, Jane, Lydia, Charlotte, Caroline and Georgiana. Different heroines get a certain number of points depending on which man they bag. If you can’t get anyone to marry you, you will end up an old maid!

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There are two main card types – character cards and event cards. Character cards are full of attributes you need to possess to lure in the men-folk, such as beauty, wit, friendliness and reputation. There are also cunning cards. These will ensure you get first crack at the man of your dreams! Event cards are drawn each turn by players and can affect one player or the whole game.

Heroines all have their own attributes or special abilities. Lizzy starts the game with 3 wit, whereas Caroline picks up two character cards instead of one, choosing one to discard. This means you discard one of the two cards you have picked up, not any card from your hand.

When the deck of event cards is depleted, the proposals come flooding in. Hopefully. You best pray you get to the man of your dreams before some other wench. If you can’t bag a man, you become an old maid – but depending on your character card score, you could still win. You don’t need no Mr. Darcy!

Marrying Mr. Darcy is a fun game, best enjoyed by fans of Jane Austen and Pride & Prejudice. Look out for the Emma Expansion and the Undead Expansion.

4.3 out of 5 stars

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