Bard Game Geek: Shakespeare's legacy in board games
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It is a little known fact that William Shakespeare was an avid boardgamer. It comes through in many quoted and mis-quoted lines from his plays and sonnets, for example:

"Have I not here the best cards for the game" (King John, obviously playing Munchkin)

"The game's afoot" (King Henry V, starting on his first play of Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 - and you thought it came from Conan Doyle!)

and of course

"2B or not 2B: that is the question" (Hamlet, presumably during a game of Battleship)

In return for his enthusiasm for the hobby, designers (including myself) have created various board and card games about him and his works. And here they are...
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1. Board Game: Bards Against Humanity (fan expansion for Cards Against Humanity) [Average Rating:3.83 Unranked] [Average Rating:3.83 Unranked]
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Self-explanatory.
 
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A party game in which you use direct quotes from Shakespeare to answer mock-serious questions. An obvious love-child of Cards Against Humanity.
 
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3. Board Game: Bill Shakespeare Is Dead [Average Rating:5.75 Unranked]
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A party game in which you must act out a scene from one of Shakespeare's plays, substituting in nouns and verbs drawn from a deck. Presumably hilarity ensues.
 
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4. Board Game: Black Sonata [Average Rating:7.80 Overall Rank:7374]
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Pursue the "Dark Lady" of Shakespeare's sonnets through the streets of Elizabethan London, circa 1600, to learn clues to her identity. Then use the clues to unmask her before time runs out!

A solitaire hidden-movement and deduction game with PnP available.
 
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5. Board Game: Capulets & Montagues [Average Rating:6.50 Unranked]
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A print-and-play card game based on the rivalries between these two Shakespearean families.
 
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6. Board Game: Carmen probt Othello [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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A party game in which you apparently invent new plays by combining old, including some of WS's.
 
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Learn Shakespearean trivia over your meal and then test each other afterwards. One suspects this is an acquired taste.
 
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8. Board Game: Council of Verona [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:1983]
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A microgame based around the characters in Romeo and Juliet.

Has a couple of expansions (the Poison expansion is said to be especially worthwhile).
 
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9. Board Game: Death by Shakespeare [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Apparently a print-and-play game based around Shakespearean deaths.
 
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10. Board Game: Die, Romeo, Die! [Average Rating:1.33 Unranked]
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West Side Story meets Grand Theft Auto in a story about forbidden Shakespearean love among rival street gangs!
 
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11. Board Game: Do You Know Shakespeare? [Average Rating:6.00 Unranked]
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Trivia game.
 
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12. Board Game: Fakespeare [Average Rating:5.33 Unranked]
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Game description: "Invent fake endings to real Shakespeare quotes! Great fun for fans of the Bard and ignorant buffoons alike."
 
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13. Board Game: The Game of Shakespeare [Average Rating:4.73 Overall Rank:14665]
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A Shakespeare-themed and expanded version of Ludo/Parcheesi.
 
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14. Board Game: Great Shakespearean Deaths: Card-Game [Average Rating:3.50 Unranked]
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Appears to be a simple trading-card style battle game.
 
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15. Board Game: Hamlet [Average Rating:5.67 Unranked]
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A trick-taking game using standard playing cards and apparently owing nothing to Shakespeare except the name.
 
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16. Board Game: Hamlet! [Average Rating:5.97 Overall Rank:10485]
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Card game in which you must manipulate the ending of the play.
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17. Board Game: Jamie Swise Mystery Games: The Twelfth Night Murder [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
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A murder mystery role playing game based backstage of a Shakespeare production.
 
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18. Board Game: Kill Shakespeare [Average Rating:6.04 Overall Rank:9054]
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Based on the titular comic book starring several of the Bards best known characters on an epic quest.
 
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19. Board Game: King Hamlet [Average Rating:6.00 Unranked]
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A roll-and-move race to spell KINGHAMLET.
 
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20. Board Game: Love Tubes n° 1: Romeo + Juliet [Average Rating:5.22 Unranked]
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From the game description: "The Romeo and Juliet love tube is the fast track to romance and adventure, in the unlimited universe of sexual fantasy. It’s time to see how far you and your partner can take the pleasure principle. Romeo+Juliet is a game with intimate questions and lust arousing chores for two. The winner can expect extravagant indulgence, the loser can look forward to glorious punishment..."

Judging by the history books, this sounds a lot like a typical day in the life of one of Queen Elizabeth I's ladies-in-waiting, so very appropriate for the Shakespeare theme.
 
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21. Board Game: Memory [Average Rating:4.72 Overall Rank:15295]
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In case you had forgotten.
 
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22. Board Game: Merchant of Venus [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:696]
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The name of this game is an obvious pun, but I don't think the game itself has anything to do with Shakespeare.
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23. Board Game: Midsummer [Average Rating:7.05 Unranked]
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A hidden-role party game using characters and settings from Shakespeare's plays. Has an expansion.
 
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24. Board Game: Munchkin Shakespeare [Average Rating:7.30 Overall Rank:6892] [Average Rating:7.30 Unranked]
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You know you are the greatest literary genius in history when Munchkin is rethemed in your honour!
 
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This abstract, using black and white pieces, was named after Shakespeare's play which concerns a black man and his white wife.
 
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