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How Many FA Cups?

Posted on 15 February, 2011 10:41 am

Yesterday we asked the following question on English Quest‘s Twitter: How many Football Association Cups (FA Cup) have there been? a. two b. three c. four Footie fans will know that the answer is, of course, four. However, did you know this: The first trophy in 1892 was won by the Wanderers. This trophy was [...]

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The English Archer’s Longbow

Posted on 2 February, 2011 11:59 am

On Monday we asked: What was the length of the longbow used by English archers in medieval times? a. 3 feet b. 6 feet c. 12 feet The answer supplied on the English Quest card is “6 feet”. However, the black dot on the question card indicates players can get additional information on the answer [...]

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“Old Big ‘Ed”

Posted on 18 January, 2011 10:30 am

Yesterday on English Quest‘s Twitter feed we asked: In football, which club did ‘Old Big ‘Ed’ not manage for a full season? a. Derby County b. Leeds United c. Nottingham Forest The answer is “Leeds United”. If you’d been asked this question while playing the family board game English Quest you’d have noted a black [...]

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The Perfect Game for Patriots; English Quest

Posted on 8 January, 2011 7:58 am

Today’s Burton Mail has a piece on English Quest, stating the following; “This game is great for those who are patriotic as everything about the game is English. The one thing you learn very quickly is that you don’t actually know too much about the country we live in.” National identity is important, right? Well, [...]

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Playing the Games – What Is the Purpose of Sovereigns?

Posted on 6 January, 2011 10:50 am

Part of a series of blog posts about playing Quest Board Games. In this post we’ll look at sovereigns; why you need them how to get them In the Quest Board Games there’s probably no piece more important that the sovereigns. Yes, the purpose of the game is to collect the letters so that you [...]

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What Are Your Board Gaming Plans for 2011

Posted on 6 January, 2011 10:10 am

Christmas 2010 seems to have been the year where we gave each other board games! If that was the case for you and your family, what are you board gaming plans for 2011? And how do you plan to deal with the inevitable board gaming arguments? Do you have a strategy, not just for winning [...]

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Rhonda Reviews English Quest

Posted on 24 December, 2010 13:19 pm

Rhonda does an excellent job of reviewing English Quest, including explaining in easily understandable terms the role of the sovereigns (watch out for our own blog post on this), Jester cards and what the ‘black dots‘ mean on the question cards. She also put the game through a fairly rigorous ‘road test’;

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English Quest: “A Great Idea For a Family Board Game”

Posted on 20 December, 2010 20:20 pm

Mrs Mad from The Mad House Blog has given English Quest a great review: English Quest Board Game, a great idea for a family board game.  English Quest is for age 8 plys, but we have had fun playing in teams with the boys.  A game which is perfect for all the family including Grans [...]

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Scary Step-Kids? Board Games Could Be the Answer

Posted on 20 December, 2010 9:27 am

The Daily Mail, under the heading “Your Christmas dilemmas solved! Irritating in-laws? Brattish stepkids? Don’t worry, our panel of experts is here to help…”, was posed this “dilemma”: This is my first Christmas as a stepmother. My husband’s sons aged seven and nine are coming to us on Boxing Day. I’m still nervous around them [...]

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Great article from This is Staffordshire on how to enjoy Christmas and not get into debt. We particularly agree with point 10 on their list: Enjoy all the low cost things on offer – the lights in town, get togethers, making mince pies, playing family board games, seeing your kids in the school nativity – [...]

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