Thursday, July 20, 2017

Game Arrivals: Beyond The Black


It's here it's here! Beyond The Black the first expansion to Tiny Epic Galaxies.

Beyond The Black introduces Pilots, Advanced Ships, Exploration, and more. It's time to extend your horizons.






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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, July 16, 2017

Game Events: Week of July 16th - 22nd

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.

In addition this week we are having another Envoy New Game Event. These events provides you the opportunity to learn about and play a featured new game by an Envoy local gamer.

Board Game: Flash Point: Fire Rescue

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. July 19th
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.

Flash Point
Fire Rescue
Indie Boards & Games

Tasty Minstrel Games


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Open Game Play
Date: Fri. July 21st
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.

CVlizations
Granna
Catan with
Explorers & Pirates
Mayfair Games
Catan with Explorers & Pirates Expansion

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Envoy New Game Demo - Free Event
Date: Sat. Jul 22nd
Time: Noon - 5:00 pm
Place: Off The Charts Games Store

Envoy Game Demo Events provide you the opportunity to see and play a newly released game or game expansion. Envoy's local gamer, Devin will be here to present Not Alonean asymmetrical card game in which one player (the Creature) plays against the stranded explorers (the Hunted).

Not Alone
Stronghold Games

This 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.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Games Go "Off The Charts": Villages Of Valeria, Honshu, and Pyramids

This past Monday was a gorgeous day to take a few games "Off The Charts".  After taking care of some necessary chores we packed a few games in our backpacks and headed out.


A short hike along the Clackamas River brought us to a perfect spot for some spirited gaming.

Villages Of Valeriaa
Daily Magic Games


The first game that hit the table was Villages Of Valeria, a big village-building card game in a small box.

As usual, Lynn used some powerful Adventurers to outscore me.  Whenever we play this game the score always end up close, and this one was no different.









Next we pulled out Honshu and tried the 2-player variant for the first time.

Honshu is a map building card game for 2 to 5 players that we've played mostly in the 4-player mode. After playing we found the 2-player variant really works and my massive forests and lakes proved to be enough for a narrow win.

Honshu
Renegade Games



Finally we moved our table to a little shadier spot for a game of Pyramidsa clever card drafting and necropolis building card game  I had the best pyramid score, but Lynn pulled away with a ton of glyph icons in the right structures to steal the win.  Maybe I should have kept the table in the sun.

Pyramids
Iello

All of three of these games are small box games that make it easy to take anywhere and play.  They are available in our Demo Games Library for you to come in and play.




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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.