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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 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 Was Mary McMullen Noted For?

Posted on 18 January, 2011 12:18 pm

Yesterday on the Irish Quest Twitter stream we posed you this question: What Was Mary McMullen Noted For? If you’d been asked this question while playing the Irish Quest family board game, you’d have noticed a black dot next to the question. This denotes that a further explanation to the answer is available in the [...]

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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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Who is the Welsh ‘God of the Sea’?

Posted on 14 January, 2011 10:30 am

Today we’ve asked; Who is the Welsh ‘God of the Sea’? a. Don b. Dylan c. Govannon Now, while you may already know that the answer is (shhh, don’t tell anyone) ‘Dylan’, what do you actually know about this mythical welsh god? If you were asked this question while playing Welsh Quest, you’d notice a [...]

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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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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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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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Board Games: It’s All About the Social!

Posted on 15 December, 2010 11:21 am

We already know that times are tight and purse strings have been tightened this Christmas. As a result, the trend has seen families eschew the traditional 21st century gifts of expensive electronic gaming machines like Xbox 360s and PS3s and opt for more affordable gifts. With decent board games falling firmly into the “affordable gift” [...]

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This blog post is part of a series of articles looking at how to play Quest Board Games. To learn more about English Quest visit our website. English Quest includes a number of key elements that influence how the game is played and the strategies you’ll need to form as you play. One such element [...]

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