Micro Objective - Art - 50

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Objective:

Create "Index Card Art" inspired by the provided prompt.

Details:

This micro quest is part of our ongoing series, "index card art." We chose index cards for two reasons. First, index cards are inexpensive cheap and readily available. We don't expect that it will be difficult for any of you to procure an index card. Second, many who don't consider themselves "artists" tend to stress about creating or sharing art. Using an index card instead of a sketch book lends itself to silliness. Have fun with the prompt! We're not looking for perfection, just a good time. You can save your index cards and look back at them over time, or throw them away. The choice is up to you!

1) Gather your supplies. You'll need an index card (4x6 or 5x7) and something to draw with. (Pencil, pen, markers... you get the point!)

2) Interpret the prompt below to make your index card art.

Epic Board of Mythical Epicness and Awesomeness

 

3) Share a photo of your index card art on Instagram,Twitter or our Facebook Group with the tags #QuestScouts and #NotecardArt. 

Remember, if you post to a public Instagram or Twitter account your photo will show up on our Scout Board for other Quest Scouts to view and interact with.

Micro Objective - Games - 50

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Objective:

Play a "micro game" of your choice.

Details:

Most often tabletop games have a large number of components. However, a new trend, the "microgame," is challenging designers and players to squeeze the maximum amount of fun from as few components as possible. 

1) Choose and play a microgame. Use our suggested list below, check out Geek Dad's list, or any microgame of your choice. (Remember, micro games usually consist of a few cards and few to no other components.) 

2) Share a photograph of yourself playing the game on Instagram, Twitter, or any other form of social media. Tag your photo with #questscouts and #microgame. (Posting to a public Instagram or Twitter account is best because it let's you connect with us on our Scout Board.)

3) Share a photo of yourself playing the game on Instagram or Twitter with the tag #QuestScouts and #TabletopGames. You can also share your experiences in our Facebook group.

Remember, if you post to a public Instagram or Twitter account your photo will show up on our Scout Board for other Quest Scouts to enjoy and comment on.

4) Comment below and tell us what microgame your played and what you thought of it.

Suggested Microgames

Watch Love Letter played!

The following games are Quest Scouts tested and approved. 

1) Love Letter by AEG (Find it on Amazon or CoolStuffInc)

If you've got three to four players, this game of deduction and strategy won't let you down.

2) Coin Age by Tasty Minstrel Games (Print & Play or buy it at BGG)

Shift! Make sure to download the rules as well.

Download and print this game for free, or buy a copy designed to fit in your wallet for on the go fun.

3) Shift by Laboratory Games (Grab it from Laboratory Games)

Play as one of multiple characters as you try to defeat your opponent. We liked this game (and its small footprint) so much we included it in our most recent Scout Pack. 

 

 

 

 

Micro Obejective - Games - 50

Everyone loves a puzzle! Stumbling on a puzzle a neighbor or coworker took the time to provide is bound to make anyone smile. (Ok, it's bound to make MOST people smile.) So let's get to it and spread Random Acts of Puzzle!

Objective:

Create a "random act of puzzle!"

Details:

1) Choose a printable word puzzle. We suggest this word search, as it's a familiar puzzle format and big enough for multiple people to participate in. 

2) Print the puzzle.

3) Anonymously place the puzzle in a public place, along with a note that encourages community participation. You may also want to leave a pen nearby. 

Optional: You may want to add the hashtags #questscouts and/or #raopuzzle to your puzzle so that those who are interested can see what other Random Acts of Puzzlers are up to. 

4) Return to your puzzle after 24+ hours and photograph participation. Maybe your puzzle is complete, or maybe it's not even there anymore! 

5) Share your puzzle results on Instagram or Twitter with the tag #QuestScouts and #TabletopGames. You can also share your experiences in our Facebook group.

Remember, if you post to a public Instagram or Twitter account your photo will show up on our Scout Board for other Quest Scouts to enjoy and comment on.

Micro Objective - Media - 50

"Made for Play" is a little longer than what we usually like our media Micro Quests to be. You might even say it's a "moderate quest." However, we found the process of producing games fascinating and the documentary well worth the time investment.

Objective:

Watch the documentary Made For Play.

Details:

1) Watch at least 15 minutes of the documentary Made For Play. (The whole documentary is great, but since we try to keep Micro Objectives short, you're not required to watch the whole thing.)

2) Let us know that you watched it and what you thought of it in the comments below. 

Cardboard Adventure - DIY - 300

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Imagine a brand new tabletop game. Most likely, you just pictured a shiny game box wrapped in fresh cellophane. However, there is a whole subset of games that are born from a PDF and your own two hands. Print and play games are games that designers make available for download. You then print them on your computer, cut them out, and play the game! 

Objective:

Print and play a game of your choice.

Details:

1) Download, print and construct a print and play game of your choice. 

2) Play the game.

3) Post a photo of your print and play game on Instagram or Twitter with the tag #QuestScouts and #PrintAndPlay. You can also share your experiences in our Facebook group.

Remember, if you post to a public Instagram or Twitter account your photo will show up on our Scout Board for other Quest Scouts to enjoy and comment on.

4) Post the name of the game you played, a link to the game, and a short review in the comments below.

Suggestions for locating games:

- Cheapass Games offers a bunch of free games, many of which are Print and Play.

- Good Little Games also has some free Print and Plays.

- Use the advanced search function on Board Game Geek. Check the "Print & Play" box under "Board Game Category" and hit "Submit." A list of all Print and Play games in Board Game Geek's database will come up. You can also refine your search for specific themes or keywords to refine your search.

 

 

Cardboard Adventure - Photography - 100

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Objective:

Share a photograph that focuses on tabletop game components.

Details:

1) Take a photograph of a tabletop game.

While many objectives ask you to post photos, this objective asks you to dig a little deeper. We want you to look at the game as art and photograph it for the beauty of its components. Focus on highlighting the beauty of the game and its components. 

Note: We're playing A LOT of games for the Cardboard Adventure quest. This quest can be completed while playing any tabletop game. (Think of it as a bonus!) 

2) Post your photo on Instagram or Twitter with the tag #QuestScouts and #Photography. You can also share your experiences in our Facebook group.

Remember, if you post to a public Instagram or Twitter account your photo will show up on our Scout Board for other Quest Scouts to enjoy and comment on.

Cardboard Adventures - Art - 300

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Tabletop game boards, cards, pawns and miscellaneous pieces are full of amazing designs and colors. For this objective we will be using the board game of our choice to inspire an original piece of art. 

Objective:

Create a painting inspired by the tabletop game of your choice.

Details:

1) Gather your supplies. You'll need a tabletop game, or a photo of a tabletop game. You'll also need paint, paintbrushes, and a canvas (or something else) to paint on. 

2) Using a board game as inspiration, create an original painting. 

Note: We get it! Paint is a medium that is outside some of our comfort zones. That's why we chose to require it for this objective. Board game art that does not use paint does not satisfy this objective. So let's get messy!

3) Share your game inspired painting on Instagram or Twitter with the tag #QuestScouts and #TabletopGames. You can also share your experiences in our Facebook group.

Remember, if you post to a public Instagram or Twitter account your photo will show up on our Scout Board for other Quest Scouts to enjoy and comment on.

Cardboard Adventure - Research - 100

Did you know there is an interactive database of virtually all board games ever produced? Board Game Geek is a site dedicated not only to cataloguing board games, but providing reviews, forums, and much more. This research objective will help familiarize you with Board Game Geek while identifying new and interesting games. 

Objective:

Spend some time on Board Game Geek and identify new (to you) games you'd like to play.

Details:

1) Go to Board Game Geek and familiarize yourself with their site.

2) Identify 3 games that you may want to play in the future. (Choose games you haven't previously heard of.)

3) Post the titles of at least three games you identified, along with the reason you think they sound interesting, in the comments below.

 

Cardboard Adventures - Visit - 200

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A Friendly Local Game Store (FLGS) is exactly what it sounds like. It is a term that tabletop gamers use to endearingly recognize the value of shops that specialize in board games. In the video above Tiffany explains why FLGS's are awesome. (Tiffany also does awesome board game reviews on youtube, and you should definitely check out her channel.) For our objective we will be visiting a FLGS to check out what it is they have to offer. 

Objective:

Check out a Friendly Local Gaming Store.

Details:

1) Identify and visit a Friendly Local Gaming Store. A Friendly Local Gaming Store (FLGS) is a store that specializes primarily in tabletop games.

2) Visit the FLGS. Check out what they have to offer. Often times the staff at these stores are very knowledgeable about games, so feel free to ask questions.

3) Take a photograph of yourself in front of or inside the FLGS you visited and post it on Instagram or Twitter with the tag #QuestScouts and #FLGS. You can also share your experiences in our Facebook group.

Remember, if you post to a public Instagram or Twitter account your photo will show up on our Scout Board for other Quest Scouts to enjoy and comment on.

Cardboard Adventure - Literature - 250

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Objective:

Read Lost in Austen by Emma Campbell Webster.

Details:

1) Read the "choose your own adventure" book Lost in Austen by Emma Campbell Webster.

Check out the book from you local library, buy it at your local bookstore or get it on Amazon.

2) When you've reached the end of the story, tell us about your fate in the comments below. 

WARNING: The comments below contain spoilers! Don't read them until you've read the book. 

 

Cardboard Adventures - Media - 150

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Objective:

Watch and review one of the board game documentaries from the list provided.

Details:

1) Choose and watch one of the documentaries listed below. 

2) Let us know which documentary you watched and what you thought of it in the comments below. 

Going Cardboard. Directed by Lorien Green.

Available for order from the producers.

Wordplay. Directed by Patrick Creadon.

Available through Netflix DVD or Amazon Instant Video.

Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story. Directed by Kevin Tostado.

Available through Netflix DVD or Amazon Instant Video.

The Chess Players. Directed by Satrajit Ray.

Available through Netflix DVD or Amazon Instant Video.

 

Cardboard Adventures - Games - 600

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Most Quest Scouts Quest have at least one "games" objective. Games are a source of entertainment and brain stimulation that, for many, can help lead happier lives. Since Cardboard Adventure is all about tabletop games, this objective is worth A LOT of points! 

This objective features "gateway games," which are games that are both fun and welcoming to individuals who are new to the board gaming hobby. Our hope is that you will discover a new world of games you haven't played before. However, if you are a more experienced gamer, we have compiled a list of alternative games for you that you can find here.

For some, finding these games may be a challenge. While they are all available for purchase from Amazon or your Friendly Local Gaming Store, purchasing them could get expensive. Try networking with game groups through Meetup and reaching out to friends. You'll be surprised by the game closets of some of your neighbors!

Objective:

Play one of the listed games from one or more of the four categories below.

Details:

1) Play one game from one or more of the following categories. (150 points per category you play a game from. Play all four categories for 600 points.) 

2) Take a photo of you and/or your friends with the game(s) you play and post it/them on Instagram or Twitter with the tag #QuestScouts and #TabletopGames. You can also share your experiences in our Facebook group.

Remember, if you post to a public Instagram or Twitter account your photo will show up on our Scout Board for other Quest Scouts to enjoy and comment on.

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1) Monopoly

2) Scrabble

3) Sorry or Trouble

4) Checkers or Chess

 

 

 

 

 

 

1) Uno or Phase 10

2) Yahtzee

3) Jenga

4) Gin, Spades, or any game played with a standard deck.

 

 

 

 

 

1) Settlers of Catan

2) Carcassonne

3) Ticket to Ride

4) Dominion

 

 

 

 

 

 

1) Hive

2) Guillotine

3) Zombie Dice

4) Snatch or Bananagrams

 

 

 

 

 

1) Lords of Waterdeep

2) Power Grid

3) Caverna or Agricola

4) Tammany Hall

Cardboard Adventures - Find - 300

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For many people, Sunday morning means cracking open the puzzles and games section of thier favorite newspaper and setting to work. This find objective gives a nod to newspaper puzzlers, through combing geocaching or letterboxing with this timeless tradition. In order to complete this objective you'll need to find that requires you to tackle a crossword, soduko, or any other typical "newspaper puzzle." 

Objective:

Make a find that requires solving a "newspaper puzzle."

Details:

1) Identify and solve a hide* that requires you to solve a newspaper puzzle. 

An example of a cache with a newspaper theme is GC20V6R or GCZRQ5.

2) Make the find.

3) Let us know what cache or box you found in the comments below. (Include the GC or AQ number if applicable.)

4) Take a photo to document your adventure and document it on Instagram or Twitter with the tag #QuestScouts and #Geocaching or Letterboxing. You can also share your experiences in our Facebook group.

Remember, if you post to a public Instagram or Twitter account your photo will show up on our Scout Board for other Quest Scouts to enjoy and comment on.

*A "find/hide" can be either a geocache or letterbox. Not familiar with either? Watch this video by Groundspeak, the #1 lister of geocaches or read about letterboxing from Atlas Quest. 

Micro Objective - Games - 50

 

Objective:

Do your best to find the quote hidden in the drop letter puzzle.

Details: 

1) Download and print this month's "drop quote" style puzzle.

2) The puzzle contains a hidden quote. Above each column is a series of scrambled letters. “Drop” a letter into the correct square directly below the letter to reveal the quote.

3) When you've completed the puzzle, (or tried but given up,) you can check your answer with the puzzle key

4) You're done! Leave a comment below telling us whether or not you completed the puzzle. If you'd like, estimate the time the puzzle took you as well.