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Shakespeare comes to life on a board game via graphic novelizations

Shakespeare's most famous characters battle...who will emerge victorious?
Shakespeare's most famous characters battle...who will emerge victorious?
IDW Publishing

Shakespeare has become so ubiquitous that he is performed in schools all over the world, studied by scholars, inspires movies, and is a name known around the world. New media versions of Shakespeare also include his plays as comic books, inspired the graphic novels “Kill Shakespeare”, and now he achieves another level of fame by getting his own board game.

Shakespeare is sometimes seen as something intimidating or hard to engage in since it is filled with such beautiful but complex language and stories. Comic book adaptions of his plays have created a new way to introduce his works to kids and adults alike. The graphic novel series “Kill Shakespeare”, that was announced at San Diego Comic Con in 2010, takes his most famous characters and villains in a new context.

Based on the graphic novels, the board game of Kill Shakespeare is an adventure for two to four players who need to protect the realm from King Richard, Lady MacBeth and their dark army! This game brings the greatest characters of Shakespearean literature to life and asks them to complete quests assigned by the bard himself in an attempt to prove themselves worthy of taking over as protector of the realm.

The creators of this game have more information on the game on their Kickstarter page

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