The lively social card game featuring characters from all six Jane Austen novels

Jane Austen's Matchmaker Chapter Two Box

Outmatch your friends and family in Jane Austen's world of romance and intrigue!

Your goal is to gain the most Prestige by making advantageous matches, impressing influential patrons and playing host at prestigious locations

Jane Austen's Matchmaker includes 88 beautifully illustrated cards from six of her most popular novels

Mrs Bennet wants husbands for her five daughters. Will they snare the magnificent Mr Darcy, the wicked Mr Wickham or the utterly hopeless Collins?

P&P Cards

Wealthy and beautiful Emma Woodhouse is a manic matchmaker in her own right. Could one of Derbyshire’s eligible gentlemen persuade her to settle down?

Knightly and Emma Cards

The Dashwood sisters are as unalike as ice and fire. While Elinor struggles to acknowledge her feelings, Marianne is ready to party like it’s 1799. 

Brandon and Marianne Cards

The young ladies and gentlemen of Mansfield Park are longing for a diversion. When the scandalous Crawfords arrive, hearts and hormones are aflutter.

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Catherine Morland is a book geek who really needs to get out more – so she does. An overactive imagination in a big gothic castle, what could go wrong?

Tilney Catherine Northanger

Anne Elliot really regrets ditching the dashing Captain Wentworth, especially now he’s made a fortune. Can she win him back or is she bound for spinsterville?

Each character has traits which reflect the qualities that matter in polite society

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Play host and invite members of society to your estate

Jane Austen Property Cards

Gain prestige by seeking the approval of influential patrons

Jane Austen Patrons

Introducing the Ladies and Gentlemen of Matchmaker

Jane Austen's Matchmaker contains 88 beautifully illustrated cards.

Match your favourite Jane Austen characters & host them in your most enticing locations

Traits are the qualities that matter most in polite society.

Jane Austen's Matchmaker Chapter Two Symbol

Charm

Charm reflects how witty, attractive and generally fun at parties the character is.

Jane Austen's Matchmaker Chapter Two Symbol

Rank

Rank is the character’s social standing and their own sense of self-importance.

Jane Austen's Matchmaker Chapter Two Symbol

Fortune

Fortune might not be able to buy you love, but it can make you a desirable match.

Jane Austen's Matchmaker Chapter Two Symbol

Virtue

Virtue is kindness, courage and all things nice. 

Influencing Society

You draw to your hand an Influence card whenever you make a successful match. You also earn an Influence card whenever you decline a proposal

There are two types of Influence card: Host and Approval.

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A Host card lets you exchange a character from your Society with a character from another player’s Society. 

Both players gain Prestige from the exchange as shown on the card.

You can play a Host card on your turn instead of proposing a match.

Property cards from Jane Austen's Matchmaker Chapter Two
Patron cards from Jane Austen's Matchmaker Chapter Two

Gain approval for your match!

Influential patrons will be happy to give their opinion of your matchmaking. They reward you with Prestige depending on which Trait they prefer.

You can play an Approval card when you accept a proposal or your proposal is accepted.

Proposing a Match

Choose a character in your Society and a character in another player’s Society who you think would make a suitable match.  The other player must now decide whether to accept or decline your proposal.

If the match is accepted...

The player who proposed the match follows these steps:

1. Roll a Matchmaker dice.

2. Take Prestige equal to the other character’s score in the Trait rolled.

3 Both cards are placed in the Discard pile to live happily ever after

4. If you have any Approval cards in your hand, you may play one now to gain additional Prestige. 

5. Draw an Influence card into your hand.

The player who received the proposal now follows the same steps 

Cards from Jane Austen's Matchmaker Chapter Two

Example: Willoughby’s player rolls Virtue and claims 2 Prestige for Mary Crawford’s Virtue. Mary’s player rolls [?] and changes the dice to her Preference (Charm) and so claims 5 Prestige for Willoughby’s Charm.

Cards from Jane Austen's Matchmaker Chapter Two

If the match is declined...

Both players must:

1. Roll a Matchmaker dice.

2. Lose Prestige equal to the other character’s score in the Trait you rolled.

3. Both characters remain in their respective players’ Societies. 

The player who declined draws an Influence card.

If you have no Prestige when you receive a proposal, you must accept it.

The game ends immediately when someone takes the last Prestige token or draws the last card from one of the three piles. After subtracting any Virtue from any characters remaining in your Society, whoever has accumulated the most Prestige is the winner!

Will you become polite society's greatest Matchmaker?

Jane Austen's Matchmaker

Jane Austen Matchmaker Overview
  • 88 Beautifully illustrated cards
  • Matchmaker dice
  • 54 Prestige card tokens
  • Full colour rulebook
  • 20-45 minutes game time
  • 2 to 4 players, age 14+ years

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Buy Jane Austen's Matchmaker

  • 88 Beautifully illustrated cards
  • Matchmaker dice
  • 54 Prestige card tokens
  • Full colour rulebook
  • 20-45 minutes game time
  • 2 to 4 players, age 14+ years

Free UK Delivery  – International delivery available

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