|The Setting: London, England, in the year 1603.|
The Players: You and your friends, all Elizabethen actors.
The Plot: Dash and duel your way around the Globe Theater game board. Watch out for stage mishaps, missed cues, and even the plague while you collect scenes - plot lines, quotations and characters from Shakespeare's latest plays.
A Happy Ending:To win, collect and "perform" the most scenes. No acting is necessary, unless you want to!
The Play's the Thing is the perfect way to ease pre-teens and teens, and even adults, into the world of Shakespeare. The game presents quotes, plots and characters from one play at a time in a fun way. As players piece together sets and perform scenes, the play begins to make sense. Soon, players are ready to go on to the next Shakespeare play. And then the next.
Whether you want to act out the plays or be "off stage", The Play's the Thing is enjoyable to play. There are duels, stage mishaps and missed cues that add special flavor and fun. Players come away with a positive attitude toward a very important (maybe the greatest) literary figure. Beginners and experts can play together with four levels of challenge. We thing this game will be "as you like it" and you'll want to play it over and over again!
Inside you'll find:
Master Card Set: Hamlet, Julius Caesar, Romeo and Juliet
Globe Theater Game Board
6 Actor Playing Pieces
Booklet with rules background, and a recommended reading list.
Includes instructions for 3 additional games!Ages 12 & Up
2 to 4 Players