In Board Game from 'War of the Ring, Battle of the Five Armies' Designers
Posted by Nicole Bunge on October 24, 2018 @ 12:26 am CT
Designed by Marco Maggi and Francesco Nepitello (War of the Ring, Age of Conan, The Battle of the Five Armies), Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell: A Board Game of English Magic is illustrated by Ian O’Toole (The Gallerist, Lisboa, Nemo’s War). The game has players compete to become the most acclaimed magician in 19th Century England, while also accumulating enough power to take on the mysterious gentleman with the thistledown hair. Players must balance social engagements, impressing peers with magical feats, collecting rare books, and developing their magical craft. MSRP is tentatively set at $50.00.
Susanna Clarke’s Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell was published in 2004. The alternate history novel is set in England around the time of the Napoleonic Wars. Magic once existed, but has disappeared from England, and is only studied by "theoretical magicians." Then two men, Gilbert Norrell and Jonathan Strange begin practicing actual magic. The book won the 2005 Hugo Award for Best Novel and was longlisted for the 2004 Man Booker Prize. The book was adapted by the BBC into a seven-part series in 2015.
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