I want to do something splendid before I go into my castle, something heroic or wonderful that won't be forgotten after I'm dead. I don't know what, but I'm on the watch for it, and mean to astonish you all some day.
Louisa May Alcott
‘Stay’ is a charming word in a friend’s vocabulary.
Louisa May Alcott
For 2-4 players, suggested ages 10+
Cooperative, social, playful and dramatically fun!
Explore the Heroines, Friends, Dreams and Insights of Alcott and each of the six key characters featured in Little Women – Jo, Meg, Beth, Amy, Marmee and Aunt March. The Quills! Concord Edition I game set features Butterfly Story Cards for seven heroines to exchange amidst a lace trimmed desk blotter play mat. Additional game elements include rules of play, ribbon roses and inkwell feathers with a drawstring muslin bag.
Each bespoke game is made to order, uniquely crafted by hand and signed as a playable work of art. No special assembly required.
I have before now experienced that the best way to get a vivid impression and feeling of a landscape is to sit down before it and read, or become otherwise absorbed in thought; for then, when our eyes happen to be attracted to the landscape, you seem to catch Nature at unawares, and see her before she has time to change her aspect.
Passages from the American Note–books
Quills! Concord Edition II was created in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Louisa May Alcott’s cherished novel Little Women, providing an important link to the author’s community of peers whose writings continue to shape American idealism.
Gertrude Stein, Simone De Beauvoir, and Gloria Steinem are among feminists who were inspired by Little Women. Margaret Fuller and Elizabeth Peabody’s writings were equally influential during this important oeuvre in American history, that were appreciated by their male counterparts featured in the Quills! Concord II game set.
We may accept as an omen for ourselves that it was Isabella who furnished Columbus with the means of coming hither.
Woman in the Nineteenth Century
If you respect the individuality of a child, and let it have fair play, you gain its confidence. Nothing is so delightful as to feel oneself understood. It is much more delightful than to be admired.
Elizabeth Palmer Peabody
Education in the Home, the Kindergarten and the Primary School
Center: Louisa May Alcott, Clockwise: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, 1855, Benjamin D. Maxham; Margaret Fuller, 1855, Nathaniel Hawthorne 1840, Charles Osgood;, A. Bronson Alcott, and Elizabeth Peabody, from Wikimedia Commons. All other photos by Janine Fron ©2018.
For 2-4 players, suggested ages 13+
Explore the Inspirations, Ideals and Insights of the pioneering Transcendentalist heroes and heroines of Concord, Massachusetts, who shaped American culture with their camaraderie around education, social reforms, feminism, and philosophy–with a deep respect and appreciation for nature, which they uniquely shared in their friendship.
The Quills! Concord Edition II game set features Butterfly Story Cards for seven heroes & heroines to exchange amidst a muslin desk blotter play mat. Additional game elements include rules of play, ribbon roses and inkwell feathers with a drawstring muslin bag.
Then from the flute, untouched by hands,
There came a low, harmonious breath:
For such as he there is no death;
His life the eternal life commands;
Above man’s aims his nature rose.
The wisdom of a just content
Made one small spot a continent
And turned to poetry life’s prose.
Louisa May Alcott