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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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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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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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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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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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