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Lying About Being a Scot?

Posted on 11 February, 2011 9:43 am

We all know that being a Scot is something special to be treasured. But would you lie about being Scottish when you weren’t?

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Some Press for the 100,000th Copy of Scottish Quest

Posted on 8 February, 2011 17:08 pm

As previously reported on the blog, the 100,000th copy of Scottish Quest was presented to birthday boy Eddie Gordon. This landmark has attracted a bit of press here in the UK!

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The Famous Red Grouse

Posted on 4 February, 2011 13:12 pm

This week on Scottish Quest’s Twitter page we asked: Which indigenous Scottish bird would you associate with a popular brand of Scotch whisky? a. osprey b. red grouse c. ptarmigan The answer to this will be well known to any fan of Scotch whisky blended in Scotland; b. red grouse.

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The Birthday Boy and the 100,000th Copy of Scottish Quest

Posted on 26 January, 2011 15:59 pm

As previously reported here on the The Quest Board Games blog, Scottish Quest’s 100,000th copy was sold recently. And, as it turns out, it was a double celebration! Eddie Gordon was celebrating his 50th birthday and was thrilled to receive a copy of Scottish Quest as a gift. However, what he didn’t realise was that [...]

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What Bridge Features in “Tam O’ Shanter”?

Posted on 25 January, 2011 8:41 am

Yesterday on Scottish Quest, via Twitter, we asked Which bridge features in Burns’ poem ‘Tam O’Shanter’? The answer, of course, is “Brig O’ Doon.

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What’s So Special About Robert Burns?

Posted on 20 January, 2011 17:16 pm

Scottish Quest asked Douglas Martin of the Dalry Burns Club to explain to us what’s so special about Robert Burns. Robert Burns and Dalry Burns Club Robert Burns (1759 – 1796) was a Romantic poet born in humble circumstances in Scotland who became world-famous.  His writings on life, love and liberty have delighted and inspired [...]

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What Was Robert Burns’ First Song?

Posted on 20 January, 2011 7:58 am

Yesterday on Scottish Quest we asked “What was Robert Burn’s first song?” And the answer is “Handsome Nell“. ‘Handsome Nell’ was written in 1774 for Helen Blair. Burns later wrote that he ‘first committed the sin of rhyme’ with this work. It was the custom to pair young couples to gather the harvest and his partner was [...]

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What is “Simmer Dim”?

Posted on 14 January, 2011 9:04 am

On Thursday we asked: What is known as the ‘simmer dim’ in Shetland? a. sheep-shearing b. Viking festival c. midsummer? The answer is “midsummer”. If you were asked this question while playing Scottish Quest, you’d notice a black dot next to the question on the card. This indicates that there’s further information available about this [...]

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100,000 copies of Scottish Quest sold!

Posted on 12 January, 2011 18:27 pm

We’re delighted to announce the sale of our 100,000th copy of Scottish Quest. Game creator, Lynne Cadenhead said: It was incredibly exciting to reach such a significant milestone in the company growth with the sale of the 100,000th Scottish Quest board game today! Whilst it has taken some time, as it always does to build [...]

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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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