Flavorwire discovered the cure for the frigid winter temperatures when pandpgameyou’ve finished a great book and still aren’t keen to go outside: Literary Board Games.

When it’s cold outside, book nerds tend to hibernate with their novels. But what about a bookish activity that’s also social (and indoors)? This week, the Paris Review pointed us towards Pride and Prejudice: The Board Game, which seems like just the ticket — if you’re a Jane Austen fan. However, what to do if you’re more of a Twainish persuasion? Never fear — after the jump, we’ve collected a whole selection of board games based on novels, from fantasy to the classics, for your perusal.

Here are a few of our favorite literary board games. Check out the full list here.

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  1. For a high school class project, my daughter and her friends created a board game based on Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”, complete with board, player pieces, action cards and quotation cards, and unifying graphics all (movement of the pieces was based on a player’s knowledge of “Hamlet” and Shakespeare – his life and the world around him). They did an incredible job and there was talk of potentially finding backers to market it. Maybe some day they will jump back on it’s bandwagon!

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