Disclosure: I did not receive any compensation for this review. I just like playing at meddling in the lives of others. Marrying Mr. Darcy is copyright Evensen Creative. Images used for reference and commentary.
For fans of Jane Austen and Emma comes a game expansion that turns Marrying Mr. Darcy into Marrying Mr. Knightley.
The Emma Expansion includes six heroines, five suitors, and a brand new event deck. The die and character card deck from the base game remain the same and are needed to play. It also includes three Undead cards, so you can play with the Undead Expansion. Be prepared for the Undead Expansion to refer to characters from Pride & Prejudice. You can choose to substitute them for Emma characters or pretend there is a crossover zombie apocalypse.
The biggest changes are the matchmaking, blunder and revelation cards – because Emma is all about getting up in people’s business! This spices up gameplay, especially if someone is playing as Emma and can choose to steal matchmaking cards.
Marrying Mr. Knightley – as I insist on calling it – is a great game for fans of Jane Austen and Emma. There are enough noticeable differences to Marrying Mr. Darcy that make the Emma Expansion worthwhile.
Disclosure: I did not receive any compensation for this review. I just do it for the undead masses. Marrying Mr. Darcy is copyright Evensen Creative. Images used for reference and commentary.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a game about marrying Mr. Darcy can only be enhanced by zombies.
This is a small expansion of 20 cards that add an extra obstacle to your pursuit of the perfect husband – the undead! New cards include undead mob attacks, as well as weapons and items. These can help you conquer or avoid the zombie hordes.
The biggest change is that the heroines and their suitors can become zombies themselves. This drastically changes the proposal stage. You don’t want to marry a rotting corpse! But…if you
have been zombified, you can turn and claim one of the menfolk – even if he’s already married! It all depends on the roll of the dice.
Like in the original game, the heroine with the highest points wins – whether she is married, an old maid, or undead.
This is a small but worthy expansion. I would like a few more cards, and many of the zombie cards simply require you to exclaim something to get a +1 on your roll. I do not like having to exclaim things! People are always misunderstanding me.
The Undead Expansion is recommended for people who like both Mr. Darcy and zombies. The base game is required to play. It can also be coupled with the Emma Expansion.
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!
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.