Friday, September 23, 2016

Game Arrivals: Week of Sept. 19th - 24th


Come in and check out these exciting board games that have arrived:




   New Game Arrival!
Codenames
Pictures
Czech Games Edition
Following the success of the award-winning game, Codenames comes Codenames Pictures

Two teams each with a spymaster compete to be the first to identify all of their teams secret agent cards.  The spymasters' role is to give a one-word clue and the number of cards that relate to the clue to his/her team members.  The team member's role is to use the spymaster's clue to identify the correct pictures from the card tableau that correctly identify their agents.  Be the first team to correctly identify all of their secret agents to win.

Your spymaster  says, "insect: 3."  Now you and your teammates must find the 3 pictures related to insect that will identify 3 of your team's agents.




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  New Game Arrival!
Pandemic
Reign of Cthulhu
Z-Man Games
On the brink of insanity, you and your fellow players are humanity's last hope!
New in is Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu, a cooperative game where you and your fellow players must work together to beat the conditions of the game - win or lose together as a team.

Based on the game mechanics as the highly popular cooperative game, Pandemic, you and your fellow players must work to seal portals and shut down cults as you travel through the cities of Arkham, Dunwich, Innsmouth, and Kingsport.  Whatever it takes, you must not let the twelve Great Old Ones that you'll face succeed in their reign of terror.








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  Another Red Raven Game!
Islebound
Red Raven Games
Red Raven Games description:
In Islebound, you take command of a ship and crew. You sail to island towns, collecting resources, hiring crew, and commissioning buildings for your capital city. Each building has a unique ability, and your combination of buildings can greatly enhance your strength as a trader, builder, or invader. You also recruit pirates and sea monsters to conquer towns, which, once conquered, allow you to complete the town action for free, and charge a fee to opponents if they want to use it. Alternatively, you can complete events that give influence, which can be used to befriend towns.  There are many routes to success. Will you be a ruthless conqueror, careful diplomat, or shrewd merchant in your race to the top?



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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.

We proudly serve Gresham and the greater Portland and Vancouver.




Sunday, September 18, 2016

Game Events: Week of Sept 18th - 24th

Not only do we 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.

In addition to Weds and Friday Open Game Play's, this Saturday we are having one of our New Game Splash Events that provides you the opportunity to learn about and play a featured new game by a Envoy game hearld.


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 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:



New Game Splash
Date: Weds. Sept 21st
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.

Origin
Matagot/Asmodee
King Chocolate
Mayfair Games

A game of Origin in play.



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Open Game Play
Date: Fri. Sept. 23rd
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.

Covert
Renegade Games
La Isla
Ravensburger


A game of La Isla in play.


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New Game Splash - Free Event
Date: Saturday Sept. 24th
Time: Noon - 5 pm
Place: Off The Charts Games Store

Grifters
Indie Board & Games



New Game Splash Events provides you the opportunity to learn about and play a featured new game by a Envoy game hearld.  Envoy hearld, Mike will be here to demo and lead game play of Griftersa hand-building game that has all the fun of deck building games, without the deck.  Players take on the role of powerful crime bosses, building their criminal organizations by carefully recruiting new operatives with specialized skills, and directing their team's nefarious deeds.  All of your specialists are either in play or in your hand, ready to be used as you command.

Come, see, and play Grifters. The event is free, so come and have some fun!




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, September 15, 2016

Game Arrivals: Sept 12th - 16th


Come in and check out the exciting board games that arrived this week:




   New Game Arrival!
Covert
Renegade Games
Covert is a board game where players take on the roles of spies working covertly to accomplish missions.  Over several rounds, players will collect necessary equipment, crack codes, gather intel, and deploy their agents all across Europe in an effort to complete these missions.  Utilize your assets.  Make your move.  Don't let anyone stand in your way.

Your mission has been set, and now it's up to you to complete it.  Strategically use your dice and special abilities to outwit your opponents.








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  New Game Arrival!
Tatsu
Gen42 Games
Tatsu is from John Yianni who also designed the Mensa Select award winning game, Hive.

Tatsu a two-player game in which players control three different types of dragon pieces.

Victory is gained when a player manages to destroy all of one type of the opposition's dragons or knocks all the opposition’s dragons off the board so that none remain in play.






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  New Game Arrival!
GriftersIndie Board & Games
Grifters is a hand-building game that has all the fun of deck building games, without the deck.  Players take on the role of powerful crime bosses, building their criminal organizations by carefully recruiting new operatives with specialized skills, and directing their team's nefarious deeds.  All of your specialists are either in play or in your hand, ready to be used as you command.

Save the date: Saturday, 9/24/2016
We will be having a special New Game Splash event for Grifters.  Mike will be on hand to demo and lead game play.  Come - See - Play!
Learn more about this free event: Grifters Splash








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   By Popular Demand!
Tiny Epic Galaxies
Gamelyn Games
In Tiny Epic Galaxies each player controls a galactic empire, aiming to expand their influence by acquiring highly contested planets and increasing their cosmic armada.
Image result for tiny epic galaxies card game The game revolves around an innovative dice-rolling combo mechanic. The number of dice you roll is determined by the strength of your galaxy. Each die is engraved with symbols representing the various actions you can take, such as moving a spaceship, increasing your culture or energy resources, or advancing your political or economic influence over newly discovered planets.







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   New Game Expansion!
Descent
The Chains That Rust
Fantasy Flight
The Chains That Rust is the latest expansion for the base game, Descent: Journeys In The Dark 2nd Edition, a board game in which one player takes on the role of the treacherous overlord, and up to four other players take on the roles of courageous heroes.

In this high-level campaign expansion, the heroes must brave the vile, haunted Mistlands one more time.  While opposing the corrupted servants of Waiqar the Undying, the heroes must search for a cure to their cursed half-dead condition.  Failure will condemn them not to death, but to something much worse: an everlasting life.

Includes 8 new plastic monster figures.




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   New Game Edition!
City Of Iron
Red Raven Games

Fabulous artwork aside, City of Iron has gone through a few changes and is now available in a 2nd Edition.  


















In City Of Iron, players compete to build up a small nation in a world of machines, magic, and money. Become the leader of one of four rival nations: the industrious humans, the toad engineers, the scholarly Cresarians, or the clever Hogmen. Produce goods like machine parts and bottled demons to gain wealth, or research steam-age technology and recruit mercenaries to control the continent. If you want to establish new cities, you’ll build schooners or airships to reach faraway lands and flying islands. Your cities have limited capacity, so you’ll have to decide what to keep and what to demolish when building advanced structures. The future of a nation is in your hands. Build unbreakable foundations for an empire or disappear into the dusty pages of history.

Watch this video for an overview and review of City of Iron, 2nd Edition. 



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   Game ReRelease!
Medici
Asmodee
Medici is an auction game for 2 to 6 players.  Players are buyers for a merchant house in the competitive, but profitable age of the infamous Mecici family.  Every day you go to the wholesale market, where you expect to find lush furs, grain from the rich fields abroad, exotic spices, colorful dyes, the finest cloth, and, rarely, gold from mines far across the waters.

Over the course of three rounds, players will buy and load goods onto their ships before receiving money for the value of their holds.  Players must carefully their money, not only is it necessary for bidding at auction but it's also end game points.

Medici is an interactive board game that is quick to learn and engaging to play.







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   Abstract Game Addition!
Pylos
Gigamic
Adding to our abstract game selection is Pylos, a 2-player game about building a pyramid and saving balls with  simple rules, quick rounds and rather subtle tactics.
   Each player has 15 balls of a player color and takes turn stacking them into a single pyramid on the 4x4 game board. There must be 4 balls of any color mix next to each other before you can stack a ball on top to form a new level.  If by design the 4 balls happen to be all of your color, you can then remove one or two of your balls elsewhere on the board and place them back in your supply.   The winner is the player who saves the most balls and is thus the last to complete the pyramid.




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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.

We proudly serve Gresham and the greater Portland and Vancouver.