'The game's afoot'

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Christmas is coming, so what better time to share our favourite Shakespeare-inspired games to keep everyone entertained over the festive period.

Trivial Pursuit Shakespeare Edition
Trivial Pursuit The Shakespeare Edition
Test your knowledge with our exclusive Trivial Pursuit edition containing 600 questions based on the life and works of William Shakespeare.This portable version comes in a wedge-shaped plastic case and can be played on the go as a card game, or added to your existing Trivial Pursuit board game. Trivia topics include Comedies, Histories, Tragedies, Characters, Biography and Legacy. 
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Shakespeare Jigsaw
The World of Shakespeare Jigsaw Puzzle
This beautiful 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle of Shakespeare's London illustrated by Adam Simpson should keep everyone busy into the New Year! There are wonderful details to explore as you make your way down the Thames from rehearsals at the Globe theatre to the Tower of London, and a host of Shakespearean characters and historical figures to spot along the way. 
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Nine Men Morris Shakespeare Shop

Nine Men’s Morris
This simple game of strategy, popular since Roman times, was played throughout the medieval and Tudor periods and even gets a mention in A Midsummer Night's Dream. Two players alternately place men one at a time on the board, trying to create rows of three while preventing their opponent from doing the same. This stylish set contains a folded playing board, nine white and nine black counters and full instructions on how to play. With a game lasting anywhere between ten minutes and an hour, this is sure to keep the whole family entertained. 
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Shakespeare Playing Cards Shakespeare Shop

Shakespeare Playing Cards
Add a splash of Shakespearean drama to a game of Solitaire or Gin Rummy this Christmas with this lovely set of playing cards featuring illustrations of Shakespeare's most famous characters. Characters are assigned to each suit by type: Lovers (Hearts), Fools (Clubs), Heroes & Heroines (Diamonds) and Villains (Spades). Presented in a gift box with a booklet describing each character and their place in literary history, this is the perfect stocking filler for any Shakespeare fan! 
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