Friday, January 19, 2018

Game Arrivals: Week of Jan. 15th - 20th


More of your favorite games arrived this week.



New Game!
Favelas
WizKids
New from WizKids is Favelas  a clever tile placement, dice manipulation game that requires a little luck and plenty of tactical decisions.

Players will develop their own colorful Favelas neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro. Each player has a board with brightly colored housing spaces. Turns consist of taking a single or double Favela tile, placing it on your board, and adjusting the corresponding colored scoring die for each color you matched with your newly placed tile. Play continues until the End Of Year tile is revealed which triggers the first scoring. Each color is scored based on who has the majority of that color. The value on each of the scoring dice will determine the point value awarded. The next round begins with re-rolling the scoring dice and using the 2nd year stack of tiles. Player boards remain unchanged from the previous year. Play continues in the same manner until the end of year 3. The player with the most points wins.



Favelas

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    New Expansion!
Ticket To Ride
Map Collection # 6
France and Old West
Days Of Wonder
Days of Wonder has released another in the Ticket To Ride Map Collection Series. This latest expansion, Ticket To Ride France contains a double-sided game board with a map of France on one side and and a map of the Old West on the flip side. 

This is an expansion and requires either Ticket To Ride or Ticket To Ride Europe from which you borrow the trains and the train car cards to use for the France and the Old West games.










France Map

The French map side is designed for 2 to 5 players and includes destination tickets, and color track pieces. It is pretty much a blank canvas where most of the routes are in fact Track Beds and cannot be claimed at the beginning of the game. They must first be built.  When taking the Draw Train Car cards action you will also place a colored Track Section piece on the board. This route is now available for anyone to claim with the corresponding train cards. When claiming the route your trains will replace the Track Section which will go back to the supply for future use. Additionally, some of the routes are special ferry routes. In order to claim these routes one of your train track cards must be a locomotive card.







Old West Map
The Old West map side is designed for 2 to 6 players and includes destination tickets, white train cars, city markers, and Alvin the Alien marker. Players develop their networks starting from their home cities and every subsequent route must connect back to their home city. When claiming a route a player may also pay the cost to place one of their city markers on either city of this route. Thereafter, you will receive the points for any claimed route to that city.  Additionally, some of the routes are special ferry routes. In order to claim these routes one of your train track cards must be a locomotive card. 
Alvin the Alien is a variant that starts in Roswell. Control Alvin and gain bonus points.



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    Another in a Series!
One Deck Dungeon
Forest Of Shadows
Asmadi
One Deck Dungeon: Forest of Shadows is a 2-player cooperative dungeon delve. This can be played as a stand-alone game or combined with One Deck Dungeon as an expansion and even taking it to 4 players.

Forest of Shadows adds all new heroes, dungeons, foes, perils, and makes your adventures more dangerous with a new type of damage: poison. You'll have to weigh spending time tending to your wounds against the ever-pressing need to battle and find loot.




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 Restocks


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Come and visit us at 30 NW 2nd Street in Historic Downtown Gresham. We have a full range of family games, strategy games, Euro-style games, war games, card games, dice games and more. Also for the puzzle enthusiasts we carry quality puzzles from Ravensburger, White Mountain, and Cobble Hill.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Game Events: Week of Jan. 14th - 20th

We don't just sell board games, we also provide tables and a library full of open board games, card games, and dice games for you to come in and play.  The tables are open during store hours as well as during our Weds and Friday evening Open Game Play Nights.



Board Game: Pastiche


Come and join in on the fun as it's a great way to meet other game enthusiasts and to try out some games.  Our store has a bright and cheery atmosphere perfect for an afternoon or evening of game play. Our Games Library has a wide variety of games available for play while you are here. It's free and it's fun!



Here is this week's schedule:



Open Game Play
Date: Weds. Jan. 17th
Time: 6 pm
Place: Off The Charts Games Store

Weds. Suggested Games To Try
Here are 2 suggested game picks from our Games Library for you to try. One is aimed at those who want a light strategy game and the other is aimed at those who would like a more challenging strategy game. No experience is necessary! We are happy to teach you the rules and get you started.
To learn more about each suggested board game click on the game name below it's picture.

Kanagawa
Iello
Istanbul
AEG
Istanbul


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Open Game Play
Date: Fri. Jan. 19th
Time: 6 pm
Place: Off The Charts Games Store

Fri. Suggested Games To Try

Here are 2 suggested game picks from our Games Library for you to try. One is aimed at those who want a light strategy game and the other is aimed at those who would like a more challenging strategy game. No experience is necessary! We are happy to teach you the rules and get you started.
To learn more about each suggested board game click on the game name below it's picture.

Pastiche
Eagle/Gryphon Games
Bora Bora
Ravensburger

Bora Bora



Come Play ~ ~ It's Free ~ It's Fun!




Come and visit us at 30 NW 2nd Street in Historic Downtown GreshamWe have a full range of family games, strategy games, Euro-style games, war games, card games, dice games and more. Also for the puzzle enthusiasts we carry quality puzzles from Ravensburger, White Mountain, and Cobble Hill.

We proudly serve Gresham and the greater Portland and Vancouver area.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Game Arrivals: Jan. 8th - 12th


Here's a look at the games that came in this week:




 New Game!
Explorers Of The North Sea
Renegade Games
Explorers Of The North Sea is the next in the North Sea Saga series that follows the progress of the Viking culture. The first being Raiders Of The North Sea.  Each is a stand-alone game.

In Explorers Of The North Sea, players are ambitious sea captains seeking new lands to settle and control. Through clever planning and navigation, players will gain victory points for controlling islands, delivering livestock, raiding settlements, constructing outposts, and destroying enemy ships.  The game is played on a modular board that expands on each players turn.





modular game board
cool wooden components



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    Back In!
Pillars Of The Earth
Kosmos
Republished and back in is Pillars of the Earth, a worker placement and resource management game that features a blind draw for a class of workers called Master Builders. The game revolves around Craftsmen who turn resources into victory points. 

The various cards and events flow from the novel by Ken Follett. 

Read our Game Profile: Pillars of the Earth to learn more about the game.








Pillars Of The Earth


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Restocks


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Continue to check in for the latest in board games.
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Come and visit us at 30 NW 2nd Street in Historic Downtown Gresham. We have a full range of family games, strategy games, Euro-style games, war games, card games, dice games and more. Also for the puzzle enthusiasts we carry quality puzzles from Ravensburger, White Mountain, and Cobble Hill.