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Thanks for the ding on that. It was a question that was on German Television a few months ago.

So, a complete change of subject.

Where is the home of the Parachute Regiment - They were in Aldershot but where are they now.

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We accidentally discovered the answer whilst watching "Regimental stories" on BBC 4, so will wait and see if anybody else answers.

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16 hours ago, me N u said:

We accidentally discovered the answer whilst watching "Regimental stories" on BBC 4, so will wait and see if anybody else answers.

The question has been going for a week, so go ahead and give me your answer.

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The 1st battalion is based in Wales under the command of director of special forces.

 

The 2nd and 3rd battalions are based in Colchester.

 

The 4th battalion is a territorial army battalion.

 

We think Colchester is the answer you were after.

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And the Ding goes to Me N u. Perfect answers. When I was with the Engineers they were based in Aldershot, my brother was with 2 Para for 22 yrs.

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Thank you for the ding.

 

We'll see how this question goes:

 

Specific to the British Isles

 

I was 150 years old in 2017 and apart from the introduction which follows a strict format, three times a day I am a maximum of 350 words and one time a maximum of 380 words.

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2 hours ago, Boggin's Dad said:

The shipping forecast?

A speedy ding to Boggin's Dad.

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It's the time of year when children start to hint at what Santa might be bringing in a few weeks. So, for your next question .....

The prototype was made in 1974.

The main launch was 1980 with the first main craze starting in 1981. 

Since then there have been many varieties made including a 25th birthday edition. 

There are competitions and even a World Championship.

Another variety became popular in 2017 and is still on the Santa list this year.

What is this best seller which I now have to buy to put in the kids' stockings?

 

 

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, speakers-corner said:

the Magic cube

Do you mean Rubik's? Why didn't I think of that?

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The prototype was called the Magic Cube and the name survived for several years. The name was changed to Rubik's Cube for the main launch in 1980.

According to the Rubik website, the fastest solve is 4.22 seconds.

So that's a Ding! to speakers-corner.

 

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Wow, thanks for the Ding, it was a pot-luck guess. We still have our cube.

So, staying with games. Was is the name of the oldest board game still being played?

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My immediate thought was chess but just as quickly discounted it in favour of draughts. So my guess is draughts?

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The game possibly called GO - played in the far east and the subject of the recent competition between a human and a computer.

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7 hours ago, speakers-corner said:

Go was created about 2000BC, so no, sorry. Not only that it is too far East.

That eliminates Chinese checkers?

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27 minutes ago, colleda said:

That eliminates Chinese checkers?

I decided to ask uncle Google and it appears that Chinese Checkers was invented in Germany in 19th century. Who'd have tought it?

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Presumably from the Middle East then. I believe there was a Roman version of tic-tac-toe or nine mans morris, but whther they invented it or imported in from further east I don't know.

 

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1 hour ago, Optimist on the run said:

Presumably from the Middle East then. I believe there was a Roman version of tic-tac-toe or nine mans morris, but whther they invented it or imported in from further east I don't know.

 

Its not one of those games, but your getting there,.It isnt Roman, but the Romans were in the country where this game comes from. 5 letters beginning with "S". So no more hints

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I had three games in mind , my first choice would have been go, third mancala , but your hint confirms you want the Ancient Egyptian senet .

 

I'm surprised people still play senet, I've only come across it in a historical context whilst the other two are still popular. Plus I suspect as the age of these games must rely on archaeological evidence I bet the  Chinese would  say go (which is of course how you start a pudding race) was the oldest, ditto Africa and mancala

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Thanks.

Sticking with the board game theme:

Where would you find the games Scrabbleship, Connect3 and Ravenous Ravenous Rhinos ?

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14 hours ago, searcherdog said:

Well, I can think of two places where these games aren't but have't yet remembered where they are!

Think TV ...

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Searcherdog, you are absolutely right, it's neither of those (altho' in honour of pterry instead of a ding I shall greet the correct answer with a thud ) , and Boggin's dad, look further west than West Wallaby Street .

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Bazinga !

No, sorry, not BBT . Altho' I was tempted to use it when setting the question,  just managed to resist "Rock , paper , scissors, lizard, Spock "though ...

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