Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Squid Games: Marrying Mr. Darcy Undead Expansion

via Amazon

Marrying Mr. Darcy has been one of our family's favorite tabletop games for quite a few years now.  It's a Kickstarter-funded card game based on Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice created by Erika Svanoe, art and design by Erik Evensen.  You choose a heroine from the story and compete over six suitors including, of course, Mr. Darcy.  I always choose Kitty Bennet if I can.  She can draw the top Event card off the discard pile given the choice.  Trust me, that's an advantage.  Unlike a lot of adaptation games, it's effectively crafted and repeatedly playable.  The cards are hysterical.  Knowledge of the source material is unnecessary.  I've never read the novel yet I love the game.

The Undead Expansion was, I assume, inspired by the Seth Graham-Smith parody novel, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.  It's just 20 extra cards thrown into the mix but that's enough to add plenty of humorous peril.  There's also an Emma variant based on the 1815 novel.  It's much cattier.  Emma's mean!

We played as a family twice over the past couple weeks.  Daughter and I each won once.