Friday, December 2, 2016

Game Arrivals: Week of Nov. 28th - Dec. 2nd


Here's a look at our most recent game arrivals:


  New Game Arrival!
New  Angeles
Fantasy Flight
New Angeles, a game of corporate intrigue, domination, and deception.  
The world changed.  Greed did not!
As the largest, richest, and most diverse city in the world, New Angeles is a shining beacon of human achievement and advancement.

New Angeles is a game in which you assume the roles of mega-corporations set in the Android universe.  Players cut deals and forge temporary alliances to gain leverage and financial superiority over their corporate rivals, all the while trying to maintain order and profitability in the thriving megalopolis of New Angeles.




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  New Expansion!
Istanbul
Letters & Seals
AEG
New from AEG is Letters & Seals, the next expansion to the base game Istanbul.

You, the merchants of Istanbul, have come up with a new and quite lucrative way of earning extra money: delivering messages to the shopkeepers of the bazaar! While doing so, you can catch some useful information here and there that you can sell to the secret society for rubies. In order to keep your regular business running, you have hired a companion who is actively supporting you. True, he is a little slower than you would like but in return he does not require any assistants.

This expansion gives you new places (Embassy, Kiosk, Auction House, Secret Society, and Catacombs), new bonus cards, and letters.





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   New Game Arrival!
Great Western Trail
Stronghold Games
America in the 19th century. In Great Western Trail, you are a rancher and repeatedly herd your cattle from Texas to Kansas City, from where you send them off by train. You must keep your herd in good shape and use the buildings along the trail wisely. You can also hire capable staff such as cowboys, craftsmen, and engineers. To win you manage your herd cleverly and navigate the opportunities and pitfalls of this great western trail.

Great Western Trail is provides many tactical options.

Great Western Trail


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   New Game Arrival!
Guildhall: Coalition
AEG
Guildhall Fantasy Coalition is the third in the Guildhall Fantasy card game series.Guildhall Fantasy Coalition can be played as a stand-alone game or it can be combined with both Alliance and Fellowship.

In Guildhall Fantasy: Coalition, each profession grants you special abilities, and these abilities grow stronger the more of that profession that you collect. When you cash in that profession set for victory points, however, you lose the ability until you can build it up again.







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   New Deluxe Edition!
Rivals For Catan Deluxe
Catan Studios


Rivals For Catan Deluxe is a 2-player card game. 

Rivals puts you in charge of one of the two factions developing newly-settled Catan. Use your unique card mix to create your own principality. Explore and settle new lands. Acquire resources through card play and the luck of the dice. Use gold, resource combinations, and trade to develop your domain. Expand your settlements and cities, recruit heroes, and defend your lands through politics, invention, and intrigue.

The Deluxe edition includes card trays to keep the different card piles organized as well as nine hard-to-find promotional cards.






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   Back In Stock!
Harry Potter
 Hogswarts Battle

USAopoly
Harry Potter: Hogswarts Battle is a cooperative deck-building game where players take on the roles of Hogwarts students working together to ensure the safety of the school by defeating villains and consolidating their defenses.










Beyond Baker Street
Z-Man Games
Beyond Baker Street is a cooperative card game of deduction.  Players are cast as Scotland Yard detectives trying to beat the iconic Sherlock Holmes to the punch in solving the latest murder investigation.












CV
Granna
CV is a dice and card game where you will be determining the course of your life over three main ages (early adulthood, middle age, and old age). You will be making choices about relationships, health, jobs, and activities. Each turn, you will roll dice with custom symbols, and use the results to purchase cards from the main track. As you gain more cards, your options will open into more powerful combos. Roll 3 happy faces and you can take a card for free.  Roll 3 frowns and bad luck ensues as you must give up one of your active cards. Build sets cards to form sets of cards that meet both your personal goal and the public goals to maximize your points.


CVlizations
Granna
In CVlizations, you take the role of a leader of a tribe, and you are charged with the task of "writing" its CV (Curriculum Vitae - résumé). To do so, you choose which orders to give and which inventions, tools, buildings and ideologies to develop. The happiness of your people depends on you. 
Play is built around action selection. Each turn, every player chooses two order cards, and the strength of the action depends on how many other players have chosen that action. Players manage their resources to develop ideas, and in the end the one who collected the most happiness points wins.


Codenames
Pictures

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.











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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 area.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Game Events: Week of Nov. 29th - Dec. 4th

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 two New Game Splash Events. These events provides you the opportunity to learn about and play a featured new game by a local Envoy game hearld.
Board Game: Splendor

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. Nov. 30th
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.

Splendor
Space Cowboys
Grand Austria Hotel
Mayfair Games

A game of Grand Austria Hotel in play.


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Open Game Play
Date: Fri. Dec. 2nd
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.

Alhambra
Queen Games
Covert
Renagade Games

A game of Covert in play.

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Featured Game Splash - Free Event
Date: Saturday Dec. 3rd
Time: Noon - 5 pm
Place: Off The Charts Games Store

New Game Splash Events provide you an opportunity to learn about and play a featured game by a local Envoy game herald.

Get Rich Quick
FoxMind Games

Mike  will be here to present Get Rich Quick, a quick-playing family game. 
Risk it all by investing in penny stocks, launch the talk of Silicon Valley start-up, or go to work to secure your next paycheck - in Get Rich Quick, these are some of the choices you will have to make to attain the coveted bliss associated with doing nothing, anywhere, anytime!
Choose wisely the cards you want to play and make astute purchases that will boost your productivity and you will be the first to achieve victory!
The event is free, so come, try something new and have a good time.



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.