A new board game lets people who love to read revel in their knowledge of books. It Was a Dark and Stormy Night: A Game of First Lines challenges players to identify the author or title of a book with only the book’s first line as a clue. It’s that simple and that challenging. It Was a Dark and Stormy Night covers everything from novels to poetry, from mysteries to children’s books, from science fiction to books made into movies, and six other categories, so there is something for every interest.
The game, which features hundreds of clues, a design that blends modern and old-world imagery, and wooden pawns is currently sold at a dozen Chicago-area bookstores and is available online at www.goodreadgames.com. The game retails for $39.95.