If you have any reluctant Jane Austen viewers, want to spice up your thousandth viewing of the seminal BBC/Colin Firth Pride and Prejudice, or for a fun girls night in why not try the Jane Austen Movie drinking game? We only wish we could get Jane’s heroines to play with us—Lizzy and Jane would be game, Emma would have us to her house, Catherine would bring the movies and Anne the snacks, while Marianne would persuade Elinor it was all in good fun. We’d let Lydia and Kitty join if they’d only keep it down, but Mary would much prefer to keep to her room.
Financial troubles arise
A wealthy benefactor takes the heroine somewhere nice
A relation or neighbor makes themselves ridiculous
A letter is read or delivered
Distinctions of rank: references to size of wealth, possession of a carriage, having been to ‘court’, looking disdainfully on those with a ‘profession’, etc.
Displays of accomplishment: playing pianoforte, singing, dancing, sewing, drawing/painting, reading.
The militia comes to town!
A messenger arrives with an urgent message
Lack of fortune prevents a proposal or marriage
A proposal is rejected
Displays of conceited independence: contradicting an elder, scampering about the country unescorted, galloping on horseback.
Drink Three Times:
A man in billowing shirtsleeves
An injury or illness
Displays of restrained emotion
Finish your drink:
Revelation of love
A proposal is accepted
*Please drink responsibly, and only if you’re legally allowed to drink.
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