Thursday, October 30, 2014

Game Arrivals: Oct. 26th - Oct. 31st



Here is this week's arrival of games:


New in are 2 more in the Timeline card game series from Asmodee, Timeline American History and Timeline Americana. As with the other themes in this series, each can be played as a stand-alone game or combined with the other themes.
Timeline
 American History
Asmodee
Timeline
 Americana
Asmodee
The goal in Timeline is to be the first to rid your hand of cards. A timeline is started in the center of the table with a starting card date side up.  In turn players will select a card from their hand only seeing the written historical event and places it before or after a card already in the timeline.  The card is then flipped over and the date is revealed.  If it is correctly placed in the timeline it remains.  However, if it is not in the correct date sequence that card is discarded and the player must take a card from the draw pile into their hand.  Be the first to place all your cards and you win.

American History - Do you remember when Harvard College or NASA were founded? Was Watergate before Woodstock?  Put your knowledge of American history to the test.

Americana - Test your knowledge of America's popular past.  Do you remember when the Red Sox traded Babe Ruth, or when Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic?  When was Route 66 established?

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In from Wizkids is Marvel Dice Masters Uncanny X-Men, a 2-player dice-building game.
Marvel Dice Masters
Uncanny X-Men
Wizkids

In Marvel Dice Masters Uncanny X-Men you will put together a team of Marvel super heroes made up of custom dice and character cards.  Your ultimate goal is to reduce your opponents' life points to zero.  Throughout the course of the game you will roll your dice to see what resources you have available. You will need to collect energy, recruit new heroes from your collection, and send your team of super heroes into the field to strike at your opponent.  Can you build the more powerful super hero team?


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For fans of Munchkin and Love Letter, AEG and Steve Jackson Games have teamed together for Munchkin Loot Letter.

Munchkin Loot Letter
AEG
Munchkin Loot Letter is based on the award-winning world-wide hits Love Letter, by Alderac Entertainment Group, and Munchkin, by Steve Jackson Games. Loot Letter’s 16 cards provide hours of fun for kids and adults while they scramble to grab all the loot and leave their friends in the dust. Loot Letter also comes with an exclusive Munchkin carrying bag and an exclusive Munchkin game card.


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 Two new expansions arrived:

Revolution - Anarchy
Steve Jackson Games
With this expansion you can:
- Force the Warden to throw your enemies in jail.
- Blackmail the Heretic and take over the Asylum.
- Bribe the Anarchist... effects change every turn.
Additionally you can now have up to 6 players.

Dixit
Daydreams
Asmodee
This game expansion
contains 84 new cards
to enhance the surreal
world of Dixit.



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Restocks:
  • Civilization: Fame & Fortune
  • Civilization: Wisdom & Warefare


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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 





Saturday, October 25, 2014

Game Events: Week of Oct. 26th - Oct. 31st

Come and join in on the fun at our weekly Open Game Play.  It's a great way to meet other game enthusiasts and to try out some games.  Our Game Library has a wide variety of games available for play while you are here.



Here is this week's schedule:


Date: Weds. Oct 29th
Time: 6 pm
Place: Off The Charts Games Store

Weds. Suggested Games
To learn more about each featured board game click on the game name below it's picture.
Sunrise City
Clever MoJo
Coal Baron
R&R Games


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Halloween Game Night
Date: Fri Oct 31st
Time: 6 pm
Place: Off The Charts Games Store

Fri. Suggested Games
To learn more about each featured board game click on the game name below it's picture.
Dead Panic
Fireside Games
Eldritch Horror
Fantasy Flight

Here's Fantasy Flight's video  overview of Eldritch Horror.    



No experience is necessary! We are happy to teach you the rules and get you started.



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.


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Board Game Arrivals: Oct. 19th - 25th


More exciting games arrived this week.




Newly released from Bézier Games is Subdivision, a sequel to the award winning game, Suburbia.  While Subdivision has a similar theme the game play is completely different.  Additionally, it is a lighter game and plays in a much shorter time - 30 to 45 minutes.  This is a game of master planning a community on a large tract of land.  Hex-shaped tiles are used to convert parcels into residential, luxury, commercial, civic, and industrial zones, and create lakes, parks, roads, sidewalks, and schools to improve a players' Subdivision.

SubdivisionBézier Games

This past March we saw
a prototype of Subdivision
at the game trade show
that we attended. We found
this game highly interesting.

Subdivision
is a simultaneous-play tile-laying game in which each player is building their own community where the different areas work together harmoniously and efficiently. 
 
Through drafting and the roll of the Parcel die, players add Zone tiles to their Subdivision, activating other Zones and generating Improvements.  Those Improvements provide money and points, while slowly covering up as many parcels as possible.
Here is a game overview video by game designer Lucas Hedgren:


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Another new game in is Lords of Xidit from Asmodee. Fans of the game Seasons will recognize Lords of Xidit as it is set in the same Xidit universe.  While both games exist in the world of Xidit, the game play is completely different. 
Lords of Xidit
Libellud/Asmodee
What is refreshing and different about Lords of Xidit is it's game mechanics and it's end of game winning conditions.  A game of Lords of Xidit is played over the course of 12 rounds. At the beginning of each round players will secretly and simultaneously use a programming board with dials to select their 6 actions. The objective of the game is to accumulate the right amount of gold, castles, and influence to keep from being eliminated during final scoring.  After the 12th round, scores will be posted for the first of the 3 scoring elements.  Players who placed 4th and 5th place (in a 5-player game) are eliminated. Scores are then posted for the remaining players for the 2nd scoring element with the 3rd place player being eliminated.  Finally, scores are posted for the remaining players for the 3rd scoring element with the 2nd place player being eliminated leaving the winner as the last player standing.


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In celebration of Power Grid's 10 anniversary, Rio Grande Games has released Power Grid deluxe.
Power Grid
Rio Grande Games
Description from Rio Grande Games:
Power Grid deluxe is based on the highly successful game Power Grid.  However, it is not simply the same game with bigger, better and more beautiful components, but rather a version made especially for the 10th anniversary.  Everything is bigger: the double-sided game board now offers all of North America and all of Europe, rather than just the USA and Germany.  The customized wooden parts offer actual generators for the players and different shapes for the resources, among them natural gas instead of garbage.  All the power plants have been changed and we added new resource refill cards to make refilling the resource table easier. 
The game is still Power Grid, with all the exciting auctions, the nerve-racking resource speculations, complex city networks and the tight competition among the players - all the way to the nail-biting end, as several players vie for the win.


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Android Netrunner
Up and Over
Fantasy Flight

Arriving is the latest data pack for the base game Android NetrunnerUp and Over.

This data pack contains 60 new cards designed to augment Corp and Runner decks.

Android Netrunner is a 2-player  asymmetrical card game. Hack into the future and change your reality, one run at a time.



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Restocks:
  • Eldritch Horror: Forsaken Lore




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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