Shakespearean Games
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It's William Shakespeare day! He's now been dead longer than he's ever been dead before. Certainly that's a good enough reason to put up a Geeklist in his honor, right?

Included in this list can be games that are about Shakespeare or his plays, or any other game that seems tangentially related as long as you can make a good case for it.
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1. Board Game: Bill Shakespeare Is Dead [Average Rating:5.75 Unranked]
Paul Cosca
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Yes, this is my own game. But it is certainly about Shakespeare, and it's even about him being dead!

This is a game all about Shakespeare. It's all about shouting, acting, and chaos too. But then...isn't that what Shakespeare is really about?
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2. Board Game: Council of Verona [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:2001]
Paul Cosca
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A big hit on Kickstarter and featured on Tabletop, Council of Verona takes us within the broiling conflict between the Capulets and Montagues.

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3. Board Game: Othello [Average Rating:6.07 Overall Rank:2391]
Paul Cosca
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...this may be a stretch. But the name is right!
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4. Board Game: The Game of Shakespeare [Average Rating:4.80 Overall Rank:14920]
p55carroll
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Minnesota
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If I were to hang my head, I'd miss all the rainbows. And I'd drown in raindrops instead.
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I have a used copy of this but have never played it.
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5. Board Game: Richard III: The Wars of the Roses [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:1250]
Richard Irving
United States
Salinas
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A Horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse!
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6. Board Game: Julius Caesar [Average Rating:7.77 Overall Rank:728]
Richard Irving
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Salinas
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Et tu Brute. Then fall Caesar.
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7. Board Game: Where Art Thou Romeo? [Average Rating:4.97 Overall Rank:15304]
Richard Irving
United States
Salinas
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Romeo, Romeo wherefore art thou Romeo.
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8. Board Game: Hamlet! [Average Rating:5.97 Overall Rank:10694]
Richard Irving
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To be, or not to be? that is the question.
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them? To die, to sleep,
No more, and by a sleep to say we end.
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9. Board Game: Shakespeare: The Bard Game [Average Rating:5.80 Overall Rank:11209]
Wendell
United States
Yellow Springs
Ohio
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Never played it but definitely about old Will.
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Wendell
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And you might be interested in this geeklist I did a while back... Who Didn't Write Shakespeare?
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11. Board Game: MacBeth [Average Rating:2.00 Unranked]
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Looks like an abstract with naught to do with the Scottish play.
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12. Board Game: Warriors of God [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:1062]
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Shakespeare had several plays based on the various medieval wars between England and France. If you look carefully you can find at least one character from Shakespeare in this game - Henry V.
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13. Board Game: Merchant of Venus [Average Rating:7.16 Overall Rank:714]
Jordi Cairol
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Brisbane
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Conspicuous pun of Merchant of Venice. A game of trading goods in outer space.
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14. Board Game: Henry V [Average Rating:6.07 Overall Rank:10917]
Jordi Cairol
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Quad game featuring Agincourt and other battles from the 100 years war.
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15. Board Game: Kill Shakespeare [Average Rating:6.03 Overall Rank:9263]
Scott Smith
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Duncan
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I've seen this one on the shelf at my FLGS.

The back of the box does make it sound interesting, but I just don't know how my group would feel about it...

Anyone have any experience with this one?
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16. Board Game: Henry VIII: Intrigue in the Tudor Court [Average Rating:6.94 Unranked]
Jordi Cairol
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Intrigue in the Tudor's court inspired by Down with the King.
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17. Board Game: Virgin Queen [Average Rating:8.07 Overall Rank:459]
Sam Carroll
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Urbana
Illinois
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This game has various artists and scientists available for patronage, including Shakespeare. He's one of the highest-rated artists, along with El Greco, Mimar Sinan, and Cervantes.
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18. Board Game: Midsummer [Average Rating:7.05 Unranked]
Nathan Hook
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A hiddden role card game with auction mechanics. Players play faeries (Oberon and Titania included) hunting mortals from lots of Shakespeare players. Art uses actual portraits of Shakespeare characters and quotes from the plays.
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