Jane Austen's Rogues & Romance
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Jane Austen's Rogues & Romance is a hidden object Facebook game featuring the characters and settings of five of Jane Austen's classic novels. The game is free to play, but players can spend real-world money to speed things up by instantly completing quests. As a reward, players can unlock excerpts from the novels read out loud by a voice actress. There is no objectionable content, but since it is on Facebook, you must be age 13 to play.
What kids can learn
Language & Reading
- reading comprehension
- cultural understanding
Thinking & Reasoning
- solving puzzles
- work to achieve goals
- working efficiently
- meeting challenges together
Engagement, Approach, Support
Kids with a love of literature will lose themselves in this mystery story rife with social intrigue and flowery Victorian dialog. A decent free hidden object game that might spark an interest in Jane Austen's books.
Kids can learn about Jane Austen's Victorian England by observing the language, fashion, and social customs of the game's characters. Kids can also expand their reading comprehension and vocabulary by reading the story and unlocking actual excerpts from Austen's novels.
Easy to learn and play. Players have unlimited hints, and can switch to full-screen mode to make objects easier to see. Players can share status updates, item requests and invites on Facebook.
What's it about?
The plot of JANE AUSTEN'S ROGUES AND ROMANCE is a surreal literary mash-up in which two of the characters of Austen's novel Pride & Prejudice -- Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy -- have "escaped" from the pages of their book and are running amok in four of Austen's other novels, interacting with the other characters and attempting to change the endings of the stories. Players will help Austen try to put things right by completing hidden object scenes based on the settings of Pride & Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility, Emma, Mansfield Park, Persuasion, and Northanger Abbey. Players unlock new scenes and power-ups as they complete quests, and earn cash to decorate a Victorian-style manor.
Is it any good?
Rogues and Romance's mystery story is rife with social intrigue and flowery Victorian dialog, capturing the tone of a Jane Austen novel and providing players with motivation to keep playing in the hope of finding out what happens next. The hidden object scenes, however, require some suspension of disbelief as players search for objects like saxophones, maracas, and dentures in scenes that are supposed to reflect Victorian England. Despite being a little rough around the edges, Rogues and Romance is a decent free hidden object game that might spark an interest in Jane Austen's books.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about Victorian fashion, such as top hats and corsets. How is Victorian fashion still influencing modern fashion today?
Families can also talk about historical accuracy in games. Which objects in the hidden objects scenes would actually be out of place in Victorian England?