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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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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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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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National Pride This Christmas With Santa Quest

Posted on 15 December, 2010 15:44 pm

From Rhoda Reviews: In the not so distant future I’m going to be reviewing The Quest games, both the downloadable versions and the board game. In the meantime I have some nice Christmassy songs to share with you! If you aren’t familiar with the Quest games, they are a series that tests your knowledge of [...]

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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 is unbelievable! Another claim to own Santa, this time from Ireland’s own “Quest Life“. In their brand new single, “Santa Is Irish”, they claim; Santa is Irish, he’s loved everywhere he goes, He moved from Dublin to Lapland, following Rudolf’s nose. Don’t you know, Santa is Irish, come on make a fuss? Give him [...]

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Toy Talk With Lynne Cadenhead

Posted on 10 December, 2010 16:33 pm

There are lots of ways to come up with a concept for a new game. Lynne Cadenhead’s inspiration came while climbing a ladder to retrieve another board game from her attic. After a lot of hard work, Scottish Quest was launched under her new company banner, 1745 Trading Company. We caught up with Lynne following the [...]

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Profile of the Quest Games Creator

Posted on 8 December, 2010 14:54 pm

Creator of the Quest board games, Lynne Cadenhead, was recently featured in the Glasgow Herald. Discussing Scottish Quest, the game which inspired all of the Quest games, Lynne said; Scottish Quest is already one of the top-selling board games in Scotland, but I want to see the other UK versions in that position within the [...]

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