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Thursday, August 25

Jane Austen Games and Activities

What did families do in the evening before television and electronic games? Why play card games and board games, of course. These links will lead you to the games popular in the 18th and 19th centuries. Enjoy
A game of chess, Diana Sperling
Masterpiece Classic: This site describes 10 games that were popular in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Card party
Bullet Pudding: Imagine Mr. Darcy's face covered with flour as he played this game with the Bennet sisters. Not! Still, it is similar to bobbing for apples - messy but fun.

Lottery Tickets and Gaming Fish - Austenonly describes the game played by Lydia Bennet in Pride and Prejudice. Enjoy.

A riddle from Mr. Elton, Emma, 1996
Mr. Elton's riddles were easy for Emma but not easy for Miss Smith. Colleen Sheehan writes about the Riddles of Emma.

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