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A project in Newtownards, UK by Backspindle Games

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A boardgame based on the Irish fantasy novels by Garry McElherron
Backers: 389
Average Pledge Per Backer: £67

Funded: £26,148 of £24,000
Dates: May 17th -> Jun 7th (21 days)
Project By: Backspindle Games
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Latest News

389 ways to say THANKS!

June 7th - via:
.  Well,  not exactly 389, but lots and lots of ways to say thanks to our 389 backers. On behalf of everyone involved in MoureQuest and Backspindle Games, I would like to thank you all sincerely for your pledges, your support and your belief in us... (Read More)

£26,000 - You guys rock!

June 7th - via:
Fantastic! Those cool MourneQuest magical tree talismans have been unlocked.  We are so happy for all the loyal backers. They are gorgeous.   (Read More)

Finas Brogan - News

June 7th - via:
"You had me at Funded"We understand that this has been a long hard campaign, and we are in no doubt that it has been just as stressful for all of you guys as it has been for us.  So we have decided that a little reward is in order for those who have... (Read More)

Add-Ons - Update & Correction

June 7th - via:
Hi Guys, - just a few points to clarify on the Add-ons. First an apology.  The additional set of Miniatures will cost £35 (not £25) - sorry that was a typo. Backers of the Superdeluxe Painted edition will be able to pledge for a painted add-on... (Read More)

Stretch Goals and Add-ons.

June 6th - via:
The following stretch goal items will be available as add-ons in the pledge manager if we do not hit the required funding Targets. (prices and content will vary depending stretch goals reached) Set of 4 Metal Talismans - £8               ... (Read More)

Congratulations! - We made it.

June 6th - via:
Today in Ireland, the sun is a little bit brighter, the sky is a little more blue, and the birds are singing that little bit sweeter.  Well, that's how it feels to Garry McElherron and the team at BackSpindle this morning.It was a long path that we... (Read More)

Just 6% Away.

June 5th - via:
It's been a fantastic 2 days for MourneQuest.  Lots of folks who had the chance to play the game, and hold those wonderful minis in their hands have been pledging to get a copy they can keep.We have around 3 hours before the 48-hour message goes... (Read More)

Goal almost reached for Newry Author's MourneQuest Kickstarter Campaign

June 5th - via:
Garry McElherron's popular MourneQuest books based around the Mourne Mountains has been turned into a prototype Board Game by Backspindle Games and the project is presently on Kickstarter with a goal of £24K to be reached by Thursday night 7 June. (Read More)

It's a Work of Art

June 4th - via:
Hi everyone, apologies for the silence from our end over the last 5 days. You may have noticed that we were at the UK Games Expo, and boy did we play a lot of MourneQuest. We got so many compliments on the game that I almost blushed! In fact on... (Read More)

Tom Vasel says "MourneQuest miniatures are gorgeous."

June 4th - via:
Hi everyone We are just back for the UK Games Expo were we demoed our socks off with MourneQuest. In addition we got to meet a number of you, our fantastic backers in real life.  On the Press Preview evening we were absolutely delighted when Tome... (Read More)

UK Games Expo, and other News.

May 30th - via:
Tomorrow sees us Backspidle Boys heading off to the UK Games Expo in Birmingham.We will be running demos of MourneQuest at our booth (Hall 1-K12) and are looking forward to seeing some of you guys there in person. The weekend will give us a chance... (Read More)

From fantasy novel to boardgame - UK Games Expo next week

May 28th - via:
Hi everyone We hope you are enjoying the wonderful Bank Holiday weather and avoiding those scary thunderstorms.  We just thought you may like to read the Designers Diary that we just published on BoardGameGeek.  Eight years ago we were blessed with... (Read More)


May 24th - via:
We have just added another amazing Kickstarter Exclusive SG It's amazing what you can find at a crossroads in the Kingdom Of Mourne. So keep sharing, posting, tweeting about MourneQuest and we'll all be rich,"Rich I tell you!"Leo  (Read More)

Guess what we found at the end of the Rainbow?

May 23rd - via:
You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00 .So, just say there were these guys who were thinking of adding a cool set of 4 Treasure Tokens as another KS Exclusive. Should they add 4... (Read More)

Stretch Goals - Clarification

May 23rd - via:
Hi everyoneit seems there is some confusion as to how our Stretch Goals apply to backers who have pledged for the Standees Edition.With the exception of "Finias Brogan". ALL Stretch Goals in the campaign will apply to backers of BOTH editions.Those... (Read More)

New Kickstarter Exclusive.

May 21st - via:
Hi, We have just announced a brand new Kickstarter Only Stretch Goal. We are getting very near our target now so we thought we would make you something new and rather special, and add it in as a new 1st SG. And that's not all, we have the very... (Read More)

So what did the Dice Tower think of MourneQuest?

May 20th - via:
Mark and Randy at The Dice Tower have just released their preview of MourneQuest .. and I think they liked it!Check out their video and please take a second to share the link with friends.  (Read More)

MOURNEQUEST - Create a Creature Competition now live.

May 20th - via:
Have you ever wondered what it feels like to see something you have created immortalised in print?Well here is your chance!The amazing Garry McElherron is just about to begin writing the third book in the MourneQuest Series, and he is hoping one of... (Read More)

Coming up on MourneQuest

May 19th - via:
Firstly,  let's offer a warm welcome to all of our new backers who have joined us today. It's great to have you with us. You have joined us at an exciting time. Tomorrow is going to be a big day for MourneQuest. Garry McElherron will have news of a... (Read More)

Super Deluxe - News

May 18th - via:
It seems the Super Deluxe Painted Sets are proving to be very popular this time around.It takes a lot of man-hours to produce sets painted to a quality that we are happy with so there will always be a very limited number that we can offer.  However... (Read More)

New MourneQuest Preview by Board Game Brawl

May 17th - via:
The guys over at Board Game Brawl have just  posted a great new preview video of MourneQuest.  The link is live now in the Reviews section of the campaign page.  (Read More)

A warm welcome to friends - old and new!

May 17th - via:
So, 6 weeks later and we are back. Only a few hours in and we are so pleased to see so many of our supporters from the first campaign back onboard already.  We really appreciate the continued support of so many of you.  To any of you joining us for... (Read More)

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