Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Game Events: Week of Feb. 7th -13th

Not only do we sell board games, we also provide tables and a library full of open 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. 

This week we also have a Sneak Preview Event for a Game Designer and his new game that will be published.


Board Game: Agricola

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:

Open Game Play
Date: Weds. Feb. 10th
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.

Africana
Z-Man Games
Tzolk'in
Czech Games Edition

Watch our video for an intro to Tzolk'in.





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Open Game Play
Date: Fri. Feb. 12th
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.

Five Tribes
Days Of Wonder
Agricola
Z-Man Games

A game of Five Tribes in play.


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Special Sneak Preview Event
Date: Fri. Feb. 12th
Time: 6 pm
Place: Off The Charts Games Store

Villages Of Valeria
Daily Magic Games
Game Designer: Rick Holzgrafe


We are excited to have local game designer, Rick Holzgrafe come and present his new game currently in Kickstarter.  Come and preview Rick's new game.

Villages of Valeria is a stand alone game set in the world of Valeria and takes place just before the hordes of monsters invade the kingdom in Valeria: Card Kingdoms 
The Kingdom has been established and the King is looking for the greatest Village to name the next capital city of Valeria. In order to accomplish this, you'll have to outwit your fellow Baron's by selecting the best actions and making sure to follow your opponents actions as best you can.




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, Cobble Hill, and Dowdle.

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




Friday, February 5, 2016

Game Arrivals: Feb. 1st - 6th


Here's a look at our recent arrivals:



    New Game Arrival!
Automobiles
AEG
Automobiles is a bag-building racing game. The bag-building mechanic is similar to deck-building except instead of cards, you'll be building your collection with different colored cubes.  Each player will have a bag in which they will place and draw their cubes from.  Based on the color, the cubes represent various gears in moving your car around the track using improving handling, optimizing your pit crew, and unfortunately, gaining wear.  Manage your car effectively and be the first to cross the finish line after 3 laps to be the winner.

The game comes with a double-sided board with Grand Prix on one side and Monza on the other.




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   Award Winning Game Arrival!
Broom Service
Ravensburger

2015 Kennerspiel des Jahres (strategy game of the year) winner, Broom Service is an easy-to-learn fun family game where you zoom around the board on broomsticks gathering roots, herbs, and fruit to deliver to castles.
Broom Service is a light strategy game with a clever card play system.  The game board is double-sided adding variety in play.  There are two groups of cards - 10 Event cards and 50 Role cards.  An Event card is revealed each round and will take effect either before, during, or at the end of the round.  Each player will receive 10 Role cards from which their actions will be determined.  Each Role card will have 2 options: a "brave" or strong action which has risks and a "coward" or weaker action which has no risks.  Play and choose the strong action and risk having that option stolen by an opponent.  Choose the weaker but safe option and takes it's ability. Therein lies the heart of the game, balancing when to take risks and when to play it safe.





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   New Game Edition Arrival!
Archaeology
The New Expedition
Z-Man Games
"Have you ever wondered what secrets the Egyptian desert might hold?
This new edition of Archaeology introduces you to the life of an archaeologist, digging excavation sites in the search of most precious artifacts. Following Phil Walker-Harding's original designs, the talented Atha Kanaani took on the task of creating new, elegant, artworks and illustrations, giving Archaeology a long awaited, modernized look and feel.  New artifacts also make their entrance to enrich the already wide range of marketable relics, as well as brand new monuments where to dig them up, such as the Tomb or the Ruins, which bring even more depth to the original mechanics."

Dig, explore, trade, and sell in this fascinating card game as you attempt to complete and collect valuable artifacts.






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 New Game Version Arrival!
Ocean Labyrinth
Ravensburger
In this version of Ravensburger's classic Labyrinth game, players dive down into a fantastic underwater world. What underwater routes could you take to reach sea animals and treasures on the shifting ocean floor maze?

With the addition of the diving scooter, the pufferfish, and the oxygen tank tiles, game play can take an interesting turn.  There are two easy-to-learn game variations.







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    New On Our Shelf Game!
Cartagena
Ravensburger
Adding to our family games is the pirate-themed game, Cartagena.

The game board is comprised of double-sided jungle path tiles that can be configured in a variety of layouts. Each tile depicts various pirate-themed symbols. Players will have a hand of cards that have similar matching symbols from which they will use to move their pirates forward along the path. In order to replenish their hand of cards, players will need to move backwards to a spot with other pirates. This allows that player to draw additional cards from the draw deck.
Be the first to get all 5 of your pirates into the get-away boat to win.




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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.




Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Game Events: Week of Feb 1st - 6th

Not only do we sell board games, we also provide tables and a library full of open 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: Black Fleet

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:

Open Game Play
Date: Weds. Feb. 3rd
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.

Lanterns
Renegade Games
Steam
Mayfair Games



A game of Steam in play.


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Open Game Play
Date: Fri. Feb. 5th
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.

Black Fleet
Space Cowboys
Isle Of Skye
Mayfair Games

A game of Isle Of Skye in play.



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, Cobble Hill, and Dowdle.

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