It is with heartbreak and sadness that we report the unexpected passing of one of our founders, Martin Swinger, a wonderful human being. He touched many, many lives and all will miss him dearly. We ask that you have patience with us as we go through our grieving process and are not quite on top of things with Rainbow Quest!©.
All live performances and game nights are indefinitely postponed. But this important mission started by Martin and Brian to help people, especially LGBTQ+ youth, will continue as soon as we can get through this difficult time. We are thankful to all of you that have supported and participated in our efforts to bring hope and PRIDE to others.
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RAINBOW QUEST! is the Journey of Your Lifetime!
Created especially for use with LGBTQIA (LGBTQ+) youth, the game is exhilarating fun for people of any age or sexual/gender identity. It’s the trifecta of board games: it teaches culture and history, manifests social skills and confidence, and cultivates copious amounts of laughter and fun. This makes it the perfect new board game for your LGBTQ+ family game night, school GSTA, support group, or community drop-in center. Or, treat yourself and invite friends over for a great evening of PLAY!
Tested By Experts!
Solidly based on years of game testing guided by input from expert LGBTQ+ scholars, historians, education specialists, game designers, and elected officials. RAINBOW QUEST! has been refined through feedback from scores of ‘regular’ individuals of all ages, sexual orientations, and genders having various levels of experience in the LGBTQ+ community.
The RAINBOW QUEST! Game Never Fails To Be:
• An honestly ‘LOL’ gaming experience that tests your knowledge of LGBTQ+ history and culture.
• A great platform for sharing personal anecdotes, insights, and wisdom.
• Helpful in building interpersonal communications skills
• Engaging, bringing people closer together.
• The perfect activity for any support group, drop-in center, or GSTA (Gay Straight Transgender Alliance).
• Truly fun for anyone ages 11 and up.
• Designed for 2 – 8 players (or teams), the Rainbow Quest! game moves along with an infectious positive energy that lifts spirits, educates, and brings players closer together.
WARNING: Continued use of this game may produce close friendships. It is likely to induce sudden increases in self-confidence, unexpected smiling, laughing out loud, and an uncanny ability to feel comfortable in the presence of strangers.
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Read about our players’ experiences with RAINBOW QUEST!
- Lee N.D.D.S., Roslyn, NY
You'll want to brush and floss before you play this game because you'll be smiling 'til it hurts! -Shanee Stepakoff, Ph.D.Clinical Psychologist & Adjunct Professor, California Institute of Integral Studies (San Francisco):
As a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive experience working with adults and adolescents, in my practice in NYC as well as various positions in educational and healthcare settings, I am convinced that a game like Rainbow Quest! would be a valuable resource to recommend to my LGBTQ clients and their families, as well as to... read more -Aloysius Q.Claims Adjuster, Brick, NJ
As a Log Cabin Republican I'm often 'closeted' about my political allegiance around other gay people, so I was hesitant to try what I thought might be 'just another LGBT celebration of liberal ideology.' To my surprised delight, Rainbow Quest! was tons of non-partisan fun, and it didn't tax me. Well done, Rainbow Quest! -
- Suzanna D.
"We had the greatest time playing Rainbow Quest!! It’s impressive from the very start... beautifully package for shipping and then the box is stunning. It only got better after opening! Rain was beyond excited. “A gay game!” The board is beautiful as was every other component. There are so many nice touches! I loved that... read more -Abbagail H.College Freshman, Farmington, ME
I went to a few of the Gay-Straight Alliance meetings and they just weren't very much fun, and people seemed really shy -- but when we got to play Rainbow Quest! it was the most fun we ever had together. I can't believe how much I already knew about LGBTQ history, and how much more... read more -Sean S.High School freshman, Oceanside, NY
I thought I'd rather lock myself in my room than play a gay game with my two Dads, but whoooa! Playing Rainbow Quest! with them was better than reality TV! -
- David K.Broadway, NYC, Theatre Manager
I work on Broadway and see theatre all the time. It was so refreshing to be together with other gay men playing a game where we all had so much fun and sometimes got fabulously theatrical -- but without a trace of 'gay drama'. -Dr. Howard S.History Professor, Medford, MA
This is a historic breakthrough in fun and educational LGBTQ games -- no horrid stereotypes, no salacious content, and plenty of substantial content spanning ancient to pop culture. -Richard GerritsCreator and Producer of CBS TV game show - Celebrity Name Game, and the board game - Identity Crisis
Congrats on putting together Rainbow Quest! As I said in my notes to Kevin Jennings (GLSEN founder and former Assistant Deputy Secretary for the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools at the U.S. Department of Education) it's evident that many years of research and planning went into it and I applaud your dedication to... read more -
- Dan W.Singer and Vocal Coach, Temple, ME
It's nice to see a well-thought-out LGBTQ board game that includes so much culture and history, but my favorite part is when the other players have to either act out or draw things for us to guess. I also like that sometimes you don't have to do anything other than share a personal story... read more -Mark FairmanExecutive Director, Out and Allied Youth Theatre, Waterville, ME
How fun and educational the game is! Rainbow Quest! creates an environment where players feel comfortable and safe enough to share.
You can see how comfortable the group is with each other, and how comfortable they are being themselves when with the group. -Zoe LewisEntertainer, Provincetown, MA
Wow, and people say that I'm high energy! This game is tremendous! So fun, informative and empowering! Rainbow Quest is a great game for all ages. I learned so much LGBTQ history in a short time of playing this. An important and educational game for all kinds of people to play! -
- Jeff. R.Chiropractor, Ocean Grove, NJ
If you need your spine adjusted, see me. If you need your attitude adjusted, play Rainbow Quest! -Josh. J.High School English Teacher and Uber Driver, Asbury Park, NJ.
This game is 'uber' fun! -Allen S.Event Planner Merrick, NY
Finally, a board game with an LGBTQ theme that my husband and I can play with our 13-year-old and his friends! -
- Mark G.
Rainbow Quest is da bomb! What an Awesome Evening... Rainbow Quest for everyone! -Terry B.Realtor and City Counselor, Gardiner ME
Instantly increases the value of any home in the gayborhood! -Steve R.SAGE Maine member, Bangor, ME
I came out pretty late in life so most of this is new to me, but I learned so much and had such a great time in the process! -
- Rich CouchProject Coordinator, Maine Health Equity Alliance
Rainbow Quest! is the most fun I have had in a very long time!
What a wonderful creation. I have shared the link to Rainbow Quest! with our youth program coordinator. What a wonderful game! I have real concerns that the amount of time we spend communicating electronically will have long term negative effects on... read more -J. Julian ChristopherPh.D., Author, and Professor of Theater, NYC
If you like to play right, play Rainbow Quest! You can trust me, I really am a playwright! -Michael WaltersDame Edna Impersonator, Ft Lauderdale, FL
Best of luck with the game. It is indeed a very worthwhile project. I am from Orlando, and believe a game like this could help deter violence and hatred against our community. -
- Freddy F.Greenwich, NY, Gay Men's Retreat Program Director
I thought I knew the guys at the gay men's retreat pretty well, but I don't think I ever felt quite this comfortable with them until we played a round of Rainbow Quest! together. -Dr. Eric CerviniLBGTQ+ Historian, Author of
I grew up in Central Texas, and was closeted until I was 18. I didn't have any knowledge of gay history until my 20s. In retrospect, I wish I had had access to a fun, accessible, and easily digestible resource that gave me a sense of the LGBTQ+ community's long and rich history. -Duane M.Registered Nurse, Boothbay Harbor, ME
So much laughter and so much fun. A definite immune-system booster! -