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| Courtesy The Jane Game, a trivia game based on Jane Austen's novels, is the subject of a Kickstarter campaign by Elizabeth Bankhead of Salt Lake City.
Utah Crowd-Funding: Playing the ‘Jane Game’

For this week’s Utah Crowd-Funding project, we kindly introduce you to Miss Elizabeth Bankhead -- a name that, appropriately enough, feels like it came from a Jane Austen novel.

Miss Bankhead (or is it Mrs.? It is impolite for a gentleman to ask) is the creator of "The Jane Game," a board game that tests one’s love and knowledge of Miss Austen’s six novels.

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According to Miss Bankhead’s Kickstarter page, the game allows players to enter "Jane’s world as one of her heroines. As such, you seek after a fortunate life by becoming an accomplished woman, gaining life experience and choosing to marry or not."

Miss Bankhead is seeking $18,000 in a Kickstarter campaign to manufacture and ship the game. So far, with 10 days to go, the campaign has raised $10,527 in pledges, or 58 percent. The deadline is Saturday, Dec. 14.

Donor benefits range from a PDF of the game’s trivia questions (for $10) to having Miss Bankhead come to your house to throw a "Jane Game" party, complete with costumes (for $800). And, of course, Miss Bankhead’s gratitude, which is more valuable than a wealthy husband.

If you have a crowd-funding project you’d like mentioned on The Cricket blog, email it to: spmeans@sltrib.com. Be sure to put "crowd funding" in the subject line.

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