10 Literary Board Games for Book Nerds

When it’s cold outside, book nerds tend to hibernate with their novels. But what about a bookish activity that’s also social (and indoors)? This week, the Paris Review pointed us towards Pride and Prejudice: The Board Game, which seems like just the ticket — if you’re a Jane Austen fan. However, what to do if you’re more of a Twainish persuasion? Never fear — after the jump, we’ve collected a whole selection of board games based on novels, from fantasy to the classics, for your perusal. Which one looks the most fun? Let us know what you think in the comments.

Pride and Prejudice: The Board Game

It is a truth universally acknowledged that the best kind of board games are literary board games. Pick a couple (you can even be Lydia and Wickham, if you must) and get them to the Parish Church! Whoever dodges the most pitfalls and gets married first wins.