Pride and Prejudice Parlor Game
Whether you can practically recite Pride and Prejudice from memory, or have barely skimmed it, you can participate in this clever party game.
The trick is to complete a modern sentence by inserting an appropriate Austen word or phrase. The game begins with each player being dealt ten white response cards. On each response card is a word or phrase taken directly from the novel. One player, the “judge,” then reads a prompt card—the modern sentence to be completed—to the group. The other players then fill in the blank with a phrase from one of the response cards that have been dealt to them. The judge then picks the most plausible phrase, and the player who has put that phrase forward wins the hand. The first player to win ten hands wins the game. This game is similar to the very popular Apples to Apples, but with a literary aspect.
The Parlor Game includes 100 prompt cards and 400 response cards—enough to play the game many dozens, even hundreds, of times. For 4 or more players, Ages 14+.
Examples of prompts:
"Books, music, and __________ are really all I need to be content.”
“The secret to a happy marriage is__________.”
”Run, don’t walk, when you see __________ headed your way.”
“Thank you, but I’ll have to decline your invitation; I’ll be spending the evening with__________.”
"If you want to succeed in romance, avoid __________ at all costs!"
“I prefer the finest hotels; I expect room service and complimentary __________.”
“When I finally find the time to write a book about __________, it’ll be an instant bestseller.”
“A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, and from love to __________."
Examples of phrase cards:
“A ball at Netherfield”
“A man of more fashion than fortune”
“A most forbidding disagreeable countenance”
“The follies and vices of others”
“A pack of foxhounds”
“A thorough knowledge of music, singing, drawing, dancing, and the modern languages"
“The contempt of the world”
“Nearly a hundred thousand pounds”
“The work of many generations"
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