Thursday, October 29, 2020

Game Arrivals: Week of Oct. 26th - 29th

 


Another new game has arrived in this week.


Santa Monica
 AEG

New from AEG is Santa Monica a tableau building beachy-themed game for 2 to 4 players  that plays in 35 to 40 minutes.  

Players will compete to create their most appealing oceanfront community whether it be a quiet one centered on nature, or a bustling with one fun shops and tourists, or something in between that also draws the locals.  Players will draft beach and street feature cards from the central play area to put in their oceanfront - either in their top row beach scene or their bottom row street.  The features on these cards can work together with chains and adjacencies to gain victory points.  In addition, there are wooden meeple tokens that represent locals, tourists, and VIP's that move around your oceanfront community with each type having a specific function.   Gain and spend wooden sand dollar tokens to utilize the special actions on the common sand dollar action tiles.  At the end of the game, the player with the most points wins.

Watch this Dice Tower video to learn more about Santa Monica.



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Restocks
  • Ecosystem - Draft cards as you try to build a balanced ecosystem - - 2 to 6 players - - 15 to 20 minutes play time.
  • Sushi Go - A fun family card game about delectable sushi - - 2 to 5 players - - 15 minutes play time.
  • Qwixx - A quick family-friendly dice game where players are involved with every roll of the dice - - 2 to 5 players - - 15 minutes play time.



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Located 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 jigsaw puzzles from Ravensburger, Cobble Hill, Pomegranate, New York Puzzle Company, White Mountain, and Dowdle.

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

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Game Profile: Replicants



Publisher:  Attention Span Games, 2017

Players:  2 - 6

Time:  45 - 60 Min.

 

Replicants is a small card game about building the best set of robot workers, called Replicants.  Each replicant has four levels with each new level bringing points and a new ability at its level 4.  Each player begins the game with one Replicant set at level 4 and three Replicants set at level 1.  These will be selected from a hand of five cards dealt at the start of the game. 

Mechanically, the game play is straight forward.  Each round a grid of various resource cards is laid out in the center play area randomly.  Each player, in turn order, will place one of their four drones on the grid to acquire two of the resources.  Play continues until all players have played their four drones.  In the next phase, using their resource cards, players can upgrade as many Replicants as they desire.  Any Replicant upgraded to level 3 gains the player an additional Replicant from the draw deck.  The cost in resources to upgrade each Replicant is different and clearly visible on the Replicant card.  To upgrade to level 2 costs two specific resources, four resources are required to upgrade to level 3, and six are needed to upgrade to a level 4.  The object of the game is to be the first player to gain 36 victory points.  Level 1 Replicants have no victory point value, level 2 Replicants are each worth 1 victory point, level 3’s are 3 victory points, and level 4’s are worth 6 victory points.

Replicants comes packaged in a really small box with plenty of cards to handle up to six players.  This game plays much bigger than the size of the box suggests.  Another plus is that designer Will Carson is from the Seattle area.


Replicants



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Located 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 jigsaw puzzles from Ravensburger, Cobble Hill, Pomegranate, New York Puzzle Company, White Mountain, and Dowdle.

Monday, October 26, 2020

Game Night Home Version: Oct. 23rd

Since we are still not out of the woods with the covid pandemic, our in-store Friday Night Game Night sessions continue as a Home Version. We encourage people to play their favorite games at home and then post results, any comments, and maybe a picture to our Off The Charts Games Facebook page. This way we stay connected to our gaming families and share in the fun.

 




Week 32:  Oct. 23, 2020

Here are the games that our gaming community played during the week and weekend and shared to our Facebook page:




Ron and Lynn played Stellar, a 2-player card game with the theme of using a telescope to discover celestial objects in outer space.

Also they played Arboretum, a 2 to 4 player card game of creating a pathway of trees.
 








 
PARKS  (photo from 2019)

Marlo played PARKS,  a game of hiking through the national parks.





The Castles of Burgundy
Anniversary Edition


Lynn and Ron played the Shields expansion in The Castles of Burgundy Anniversary Edition.




Great Games and Great Fun!
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Located 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 jigsaw puzzles from Ravensburger, Cobble Hill, Pomegranate, Dowdle, and White Mountain.


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