Thursday, November 20, 2014

Game Arrivals: Nov. 16th - 22nd

Come in and see all the exciting games that we have in stock!


Here is a preview of the games that came in this week:



New from Gryphon Games is Cubist, a game of modern art for the whole family.

Cubist
Gryphon Games

In CUBIST, your goal is to build the most valuable collection of installations for the new Modern Art Museum. Players build installations with dice based on Installation Cards. A player who completes an Installation collects that card and scores the value shown on it. As players complete Installations, they contribute dice to the Museum, also adding to their final score. When the Museum is completed, or when one player completes five Installations, the game is over and players add up their scores. If you score the most points, you win the game and the new Modern Art Museum is named after you.


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Rococo
Eagle Games
Welcome to the Rococo era during the reign of Louis XV when it's safe to say that holding lavish balls is quite trendy. Important personalities wrap up in noble coats and dresses, anxious to outshine one another. As the biggest event is coming up in just a few weeks, everyone is turning to you with their requests: an elegant coat here, a stunning dress there, or a donation to fund the fireworks at the event. Soon you realize that it's not just about your dressmaking business anymore – it's about managing the most prestigious ball of the era...and now it's time to ro(c)k!

Rococo is a Eurostyle board game with an interesting take on deck-building. Each turn you play one of your employee cards and let that employee perform a task: hire a new employee, buy resources, manufacture a coat or dress, or invest in the ball's decorations. But not every employee is up to every task, so you must choose and lead your employees wisely – especially since each employee grants a unique bonus and some of these bonuses generate prestige points.


After 7 rounds, the game ends with the big ball and a final scoring. Then you gain prestige points for certain employee bonuses and for coats and dresses that you rent out to guests at the ball as well as for decorations that you funded. The player who collected the most prestige points wins.


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From Gryphon Games is Lords & Ladies, a new fast paced card game of family legacy, gossip, and intrigue for 2 to 5 players.

Lords & Ladies
Gryphon Games



In Lords and Ladies, each player controls a turn of the century noble family and their servants.  The goal is to raise your family's status through careful marriages, hiring servants and having children, all the while destroying rival families through gossip, backstabbing and using superior wit. Status is gained and lost during the game as players compete to be the first to end a round with 18 status points.





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In from Gryphon Games is Petite Pastiche, a streamlined edition of the 2011 Mensa Select Award Winner, Pastiche.

Petite Pastiche
Gryphon Games
 A world of beautiful colors comes alive as players choose commission cards picturing the finest European art works of the past six centuries. Players score their commissions by mixing primary colors through clever tile placement, and recreating the palette of colors used by the masters. Each player starts with two personal commissions on their wooden easels. There are also four paintings in the Gallery that anyone may attempt to complete as well. Explore the paintings, palettes and pasts of the artists in this unique and challenging game for the whole family.


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Put your Fluxx game and your friends and family in the holiday spirit with Holiday Fluxx, the ever-changing card game of the holidays.

Holiday Fluxx
Looney Labs
An ideal fun and relaxing game that the whole family can play. Fluxx is all about change. You don't know what the winning condition is until someone plays a Goal card. If you don't like the Goal, play a new Goal card. If you don't like the Rules, play a new Rule card. Collect the Keepers and avoid the Creepers. Match the Keepers to the Goal and win.

The rules are simple.  Begin the game with a hand of 3 cards and one basic rule: draw one card then play one card.  Follow the directions written on the card you chose to play. As cards are drawn and played from the deck, the rules of the game change from how many cards are drawn, played or even how many cards you can hold at the end of your turn.


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Arriving this week is the latest data pack, All That Remains  for the base game Android Netrunner, LCG.


This data pack contains 60 new cards designed to augment Corp and Runner decks.  Contains cards 81-100 of the Lunar Cycle.


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Restocks:
  • For Sale



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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. 



















Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Game Events: Week of Nov. 16th - 22nd


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.




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 Game 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:

Date: Weds. Nov 19th
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.

Show Manager
Queen Games
Istanbul
AEG


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Date: Fri Nov 21st
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.

Camelot The Build
Wotan Games
Five Tribes
Days of Wonder


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, November 13, 2014

Game Arrivals: Nov. 9th - 15th

More new games have arrived.  Come in and see all the exciting new games that we have in stock!


Following is a preview of the board games that came in this week:



Newly released from bézier games is Castles of Mad King Ludwig.
Castles of Mad King Ludwig
bézier games
Castles of Mad King Ludwig is a tile laying game where each player is trying to build the perfect castle, subject to the whims of the King. 


Each player acts as a building contractor, adding rooms to the castle they are building while selling their services to other players. Points are earned based on how well the castle adheres to the ever-changing demands of the King.

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Richard Garfield and Iello have released a follow up game to the popular King of Tokyo with King of New York.

King of New York
Iello
NEW CITY. NEW RULES. NEW MONSTERS.
SAME FIGHT… TO BE THE KING!

There’s always something happening in the city that never sleeps. Maybe it’s the lights, maybe it’s the energy, or maybe it’s the giant monsters trying to demolish the place!
King of New York introduces lots of new ways to play, while still keeping the core ideas of King of Tokyo.  There are Buildings to Stomp! Vengeful Military Units to Destroy! Six brand new Monsters! Every roll of the dice might mean that your monster feels the OUCH, as military units open fire.




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From the makers of the popular co-operative board game Pandemic comes Pandemic: The Cure, an extra strength fast-acting dice game.  This dice-based version is also co-operative.

Pandemic
The Cure
Z-Man Games

Description from Z-Man Games:

Pandemic: The Cure, sets up in less than a minute and plays in 30 minutes. As in the board game, 4 diseases threaten the world and it’s up to your team to save humanity.

Each player takes on a different role that has its own unique set of dice and abilities — and players must take advantage of their specializations if they are to have any hope of winning the game. Players can roll their dice as often as they like, but the more times they re-roll for the perfect turn, the more likely the next epidemic will occur.

If, at any time, any region is infected with more than three dice of a given color, an outbreak occurs, spreading disease into an adjacent region. If too many outbreaks take place, or the rate of infection gets too high, all the players lose. If, however, the players can discover the cures to the four diseases, they all win and humanity is saved!



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In from Calliope Games is a deluxe version of Roll For It!, a fast family-friendly dice game  This deluxe version now provides for up to 8 players. Not only does it come in an embossed tin, there are decorative dice and beautifully detailed cards depicting the Calliope characters.
Roll For It!
Deluxe Edition
Calliope Games

The object in Roll For It is to be the first to score 40 points.  You do this by competing for the point-value cards that are face-up in the center of the table.  Each player will have a set of 6 dice of one color.  On their turn players will roll their available dice and match their dice results to the dice images shown on the cards. A card is claimed when a player has met all of the dice images. A new card is then flipped over from the draw pile.

Deciding when and how to spread your dice is key to claiming cards as your opponents will be going for these same cards too.










For those who like a story behind a game:

Long Ago,
before Ares betrayed Calliope and imprisoned her, the Pegasus—strong and witty but full of love and devotion—had narrowly avoided being enslaved by the war god himself, to be used as a flying warhorse in battle. When the Pegasus learned of Calliope’s capture, he knew that he could never let someone so important sit for all eternity in a cage. Realizing his superior strength, but looking to avoid violence, he cleverly concocted a game of dice and cards that balanced wits and luck. He confronted the muse’s guards and challenged them to Roll For It! The prize at stake? The magical key that would open Calliope’s cell. Using all of his strategy, skill, and just a bit of luck, the Pegasus completed the 15-pointer he needed to win the key—and with it, Calliope’s freedom as well!





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In from Cheapass Games is Pairs, a simple press-your-luck card game with an unusual deck. Pairs comes in 11 different themes all with the same basic play.

Pairs
Cheapass Games
The cards are numbered from 1 to 10 in a triangular distribution (1x1, 2x2, 3x3, and so on up to 10x10). .  Players take turns drawing cards, trying not to get a pair.  Your odds will depend on what cards you hold, and which cards you have seen. Scoring pairs earns you points, and the first player to reach a target score is the loser. 



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Restocks:
  • Splendor
  • Black Fleet
  • Pit


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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