Thursday, May 31, 2012

Game Event: June 10th - 16th


Date: Friday, June 13th
Time: 6:00pm
Place: Off The Charts Games Store


Featured Games
To learn more about each featured game including video overviews just click on it's game name.


Tobago
Rio Grande Games
7 Wonders
Repos Productions/Asmodee


Come Join Us for a Night of Free Game Play. No experience necessary. We'll be happy to explain the game rules and get you started. Reserve your seat today.

Game Events: June 3rd - 9th


Date: Friday, June 8th
Time: 6:00pm
Place: Off The Charts Games Store


Featured Games
To learn more about each featured game just click on it's game name.


Pillars of the Earth
Mayfair Games
Oregon
Rio Grande Games


Come Join Us for a Night of Free Game Play.  No experience necessary.  We'll be happy to explain the game rules and get you started.  Reserve your seat today.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

News Flash: Munchkin Game Enthusiasts

From Steve Jackson Games and coming soon to all of you Munchkin enthusiasts:


Munchkin Conan
Steve Jackson Games

Munchkin Conan is a new 168-core set that draws from the entire Conan mythos, giving players Conan's most  fabulous treasures, and pitting them against the barbarian's most terrifying foes.  Munchkin Conan is entirely compatible with the Munchkin line of games.  Look for Munchkin Conan in July.


~And~

Munchkin Zombies 3:
Hideous Hideouts

Steve Jackson Games

Fort Deadly! The Creepy Isolated Cabin of the Dead! Resurrection!  Introducing the popular double-sized "Dungeon" cards to the Munchkin Zombies mayhem, Hideous Hideouts features places where the zombies can find more yummy braaains!
Look for Munchkin Zombies 3: Hideous Hideouts, the second expansion to Munchkin Zombies, this August. 









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At Off The Charts Gameswe have a fabulous selection 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, TDC, and White Mountain.
We proudly serve Gresham and the greater Portland and Vancouver area.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Memorial Day Salute


We salute and extend our gratitude to all who have and do serve our country.

Everyone have a safe and pleasant Memorial Day.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Game Profile: Finca

It's harvest time on the Isle of Mallorca.


Mechanics Set Collection
Theme Farming
Publication Rio Grande Games, 2009
Ages 10+
Time 45
Players 2 - 4
Description

Finca (Spanish for an estate next to a plantation) is a family friendly game with a cool looking board and colorful components.  The goal in Finca is to harvest as many of the island’s tropical fruits and deliver them to the island communities for victory points.  The player with the most victory points wins.

Players take on the role of Mallorcan farmers striving to harvest as many of the island’s tropical fruits: figs, almonds, olives, oranges, grapes, and lemons, as possible.  To do this, players move their farmers around on the blades of a windmill.  Where these farmers land will determine which fruit they will receive on that turn.  When crossing certain points on the windmill players will acquire donkey tokens that will be used to deliver fruits around the island.  Delivering fruits to any of the 10 island regions gains you victory points.  Bonus points can be earned by delivering the most of a particular fruit and/or by accumulating a wide range of point scoring tokens.

Finca is a game that is deceptively easy on the surface, but has enough depth to challenge even accomplished gamers.

Watch this video for an game play overview.



We have an open copy of Finca is available in our Store Demo Library for you come in and try out.


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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.


Friday, May 25, 2012

Game Events: May 27th - Jun 2nd

Date: Wednesday, May 30th
Time: 6:00pm
Place: Off The Charts Games Store


Featured Games
Automobile
From: Mayfair Games
Finca
From: Rio Grande Games
For more information and game overview videos just click on the game links.


Come Join Us for a Night of Free Game Play.  No experience necessary.  We'll be happy to explain the game rules and get you started.  Reserve your seat today.


You can RSVP on our Facebook Event Page.

Game Events: May 20th - 26th

Date: Friday, May 25th
Time: 6:00pm
Place: Off The Charts Games Store

Featured Games

Dragon Valley
From: Diamond K Games
Ticket To Ride
From: Days of Wonder

Come Join Us for a Night of Free Game Play.  No experience necessary.  We'll be happy to explain the game rules and get you started.  Reserve your seat today.


News Flash: This Week's Table Top Episode 4 Features Ticket To Ride


Alas,  Wil Wheaton does not have a Table Top Episode to entertain us with this week.  But do tune in next week as he will feature the game Munchkin. Until then enjoy this Ticket To Ride Gag Reel Table Top Episode No. 4.





Continue to  tune in for more Table Top Episodes



Come see us for the latest in board games.  At Off The Charts Gameswe have a fabulous selection of family games, strategy games, Euro-style games, war games, card games, and dice games. We proudly serve Gresham and the greater Portland and Vancouver area.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

New Game Arrivals: May 22nd - 27th

Just released from Queen Games is this Expansion to Kingdom Builder.

Kingdom Builder Nomads
Queen Games
Kingdom Builder Nomads not only expands your base game of Kingdom Builder  to 5 players but adds even more variation.  Included are four more game boards with five types of nomad tiles, four new types of locations, and three new Kingdom Builder cards that give you the chance to earn gold.


~And~

Finca
Rio Grande Games
Finca is a family friendly game with a cool-looking board and great components.
Players take the roles of Mallorcan farmers, who strive to harvest as many of the island's tropical fruits: figs, almonds, olives, oranges, grapes, and lemons, as possible.  The players deliver their harvested fruits to the island communities, which have constantly changing requirements during the course of the game.  For these delivers, the players receive victory points.  In the end, the player with the most victory points is the winner.
We have a demo copy of Finca open for you to try.  While you are here in the store we'll be happy to show you the game and explain the rules.

RESTOCKS This Week Include:

Continue to  tune in for the latest in board games.
At Off The Charts Gameswe have a fabulous selection of family games, strategy games, Euro-style games, war games, card games, and dice games. We proudly serve Gresham and the greater Portland and Vancouver area.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Expanding The Demo Game Library: Dragon Valley

Dragon Valley
Diamond K Games
Dragon Valley is open and available in our demo area.


We sat down and played this cool looking board game.  And, cool we found it to be.  If you are looking for something different, this may be right up your alley.  It's a little castle defense, a little go battle the bad guys, and a little charge ahead and lay siege to the Orc's homeland.  Each can yield victory points.

There are 2 key elements to the game.  One is the division on each turn of the "stuff" - the King's Aid Cards, Buildings, and a mix of Friendly Units (knights, archers, trebuchets) and Enemy Units (battering rams, orcs, dragons). The second is how best to maximize your armies and buildings to score victory points while combating the advancing enemies.


Come in and see us for Dragon Valley.  While you're here in the store we'll be happy to walk you through the rules.




Continue to  tune in for the latest in board games. At Off The Charts Gameswe have a fabulous selection of family games, strategy games, Euro-style games, war games, card games, and dice games. We proudly serve Gresham and the greater Portland and Vancouver area.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

More Game Arrivals: May 15th - 19th

The Games Keep Coming In.  This shipment has something for everyone:


The Adventurers: The Pyramid of Horus
From: Fantasy Flight Games
Deep in the Egyptian desert, an ancient pyramid has just been discovered.  Hieroglyphics near the entrance indicate it was built to honor the falcon-headed god Horus, but they also speak of a cult worshiping the evil god Seth. Eight brave adventurers are preparing to explore the pyramid's secrets...and its dangers!
In The Adventurers: The Pyramid of Horus, each player takes control of one of eight adventurers represented in the game by a figure and a card.  These skilled Adventurers are ready to take any risk to overcome the dangers waiting inside the Pyramid of Horus and grab as many archaeological relics as they can carry.  The player whose Adventurer escapes alive with the most treasure is the winner.


Save Doctor Lucky
From: Paizo
Save Doctor Lucky is a family board game of high-seas heroism. It is also a stand alone prequel to Kill Doctor Lucky.
Doctor Lucky is a charismatic and well-respected philanthropist with a heart of gold. Of course, you secretly hate the old bastard, and you’re probably going to try to kill him someday. But killing him aboard a sinking ship would be pointless. So you’ve decided to save his life instead, and do it while someone else is looking. That way, even if you go down with the ship, you’ll at least go down in history.And isn’t that what life is all about?
In Save Doctor Lucky, players are passengers on a sinking ship. You have one goal: to save Doctor Lucky’s life while someone else is watching. Players rush from deck to deck trying to find items that will aid them, and trying not to see anyone else who might play the hero. But as the ship sinks, the board grows smaller, bringing Doctor Lucky and the passengers together into the few remaining decks.




Tomb: Cryptmaster
From: AEG
Tomb pits opponents against one another in a fast paced board game of monsters, traps, and treasures. After assembling your party from a plethora of random characters in the Inn, you set out into the Tomb. The Tomb is created as the game begins, with each player hiding treasure, traps, and monsters in each crypt, unknown to the other players. Do you remember where you left the chest of gold? Better hope your opponent didn’t put a Pain Eater in the same crypt! No rogues at the Inn today? Hope you don’t run into a poison dart trap! Tomb captures the fast-paced feel of a dungeon crawl without the hours of set up before hand. Just grab your party and go. 
Each character brings unique abilities, and with the map changing every game as well as the available characters, no two games will ever be the same.
The Ladybug
From: Zobmondo
The Ladybug Game is designed for interactive play between parents and kids. To enhance the game experience a lively introductory story about the adventures of four ladybugs – Ella Yellow, Rickie Red, Tommy Teal and Olivia Orange can be read to the players before starting the game.

In The Ladybug Game players help the ladybugs find their way back home (a rosebush) after a windstorm launches them airborne and they land on a faraway dirt pile. The first ladybug to find her way “home” is the winner. Along the way, the ladybugs encounter various hazards such as tall grass, praying mantis’, aphids and ants.


Shake 'n Take
From: Out of the Box Publishing
Shake 'n Take a fun family game is a fast and frantic search for Aliens. Each player (Alien Hunter) has their own alien game board.  The Alien Hunters each roll their Shape Die and then quickly capture aliens that have the shape which was rolled. As soon as an Alien Hunter has rolled their Shape Die another player begins shaking the Shaker Egg.  The object of the game is to capture as many aliens as you can before the Alien face appears on the top surface of the die within the Shaker Egg.  The first Alien Hunter to capture all of their aliens is the winner.



At Off The Charts Gameswe have a fabulous selection of family games, strategy games, Euro-style games, war games, card games, and dice games. We proudly serve Gresham and the greater Portland and Vancouver area. 
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Friday, May 18, 2012

News Flash: This Week's Table Top Episode Features Ticket To Ride


Pull up a chair and get ready for this week's Table Top Episode hosted by Star Trek's, Wil Wheaton on Felicia Day's YouTube Channel, Geek and Sundry.


Ticket To Ride is the featured board game this week.  Watch as Wil  and guests, his wife Anne, Colin Ferguson (actor - Eureka), and Amy Dallen (friend and fellow comic book nerd) have a hilarious time.







 
Ticket To Ride: 1910 
Expansion Deck

Add more destinations

to your Ticket To Ride

base game.





















Ticket To Ride
From: Days of Wonder
























Ticket To Ride is also available in these other editions:
Come in and see us for these great Ticket To Ride games.   We also have a demo copy open for you to try.  We'll be happy to teach you the rules while you're here in the store.



At Off The Charts Gameswe have a fabulous selection of family games, strategy games, Euro-style games, war games, card games, and dice games. We proudly serve Gresham and the greater Portland and Vancouver area. 
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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

New Game Arrivals: May 15th - 19th

New Games to Hit the Shelves This Week:


Skippity
Mindware Games
From Mindware Games comes this easy to learn and fast to play board game for kids 5 and older.
In Skippity fun is just a hop, skip and a jump away.  As the game begins, the board is nearly filled with colorful skippers.  Use straight-line leaps to capture and stack the skippers you hop over. Any skipper can be your jumping piece; they’re all fair game! Capture the colors you need while blocking your opponents from capturing the colors they need. When you have one of each color, it’s a set. The player with the most complete sets wins.
 Awards: 2010 Major Fun Award, Parent's Choice Silver Award

Restocks This Week: 
Come in and see us for these great games.


At Off The Charts Gameswe have a fabulous selection of family games, strategy games, Euro-style games, war games, card games, and dice games. We proudly serve Gresham and the greater Portland and Vancouver area. 
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Monday, May 14, 2012

This Week's Event Schedule: May 15th - 20th

Game Night this week is on Weds. night.
Also, please note we will be closing the store at 6 pm Friday night.


You don't have to be an experienced player.  While you are here we will be happy to teach you the rules to get you started.  So, reserve a seat and come for a night of free, fun playing.


The Featured Games Are:


Weds. May 16th   6pm - 8pm


Alien Frontiers
Clever MoJo Games
Read our Alien Frontiers game profile to find out more about the game.
You can also watch this video for a game overview.



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Zooloretto
Rio Grande Games



Read our Zooloretto game profile to find out more about this family friendly game. 


You can also watch this instructional video to learn more.


Come in the store to sign up or send an email from our  Contact Us.  We look forward to having you join us on game night.



At Off The Charts Gameswe have a fabulous selection of family games, strategy games, Euro-style games, war games, card games, and dice games. We proudly serve Gresham and the greater Portland and Vancouver area. 
Discover Board Games and Discover the Fun!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

To All The Mom's  and Mom's To Be
Give Mom an enjoyable day of game play.  Our tables are available and we have a great selection of demo games to choose from.  We'll be happy to teach you the rules and get you started.

Here is a small sampling of our demo copy games:
Bohnanza
Rio Grande Games
Cover Your Assets
Grandpa Becks Games

10 Days in Europe
Out of The Box Publishing

Fluxx
Looney Labs

Mr. Jack
Hurrican Games



Come on in to the store and play games.


At Off The Charts Gameswe have a fabulous selection of family games, strategy games, Euro-style games, war games, card games, and dice games. We proudly serve Gresham and the greater Portland and Vancouver area. 
Discover Board Games and Discover the Fun!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

It's A Piece O' Cake for Mother's Day


"A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie."
 ~Tennevea Jordan

Here's a great Mother's Day treat
Piece O' Cake ~ easy to learn ~ delicious to play game ~ high quality pie-shaped cake tiles.

Piece O' Cake
Rio Grande Games

In this lite strategy game you will create 5 cakes each with eleven slices consisting of a combination from 8 flavors.  Each player will have a turn at being the "server" and dividing their cake as they wish. But keep in mind as the "server" you will get last choice of the divided up cake.  From each divided cake you will choose to either keep your slices or to eat them immediately. While eating them immediately guarantees a number of points, collecting them may score you bonus points if you have the most of that variety at the end of the game.  So grab a fork and let's start eating cake!

Come on in we have a demo copy of Piece O' Cake open for you to try.  We'll be happy to teach you the rules while you're here in the store.  And, if you didn't already know, we have tables available for you to sit and play not only  Piece O' Cake but any of the games on our demo copy shelf.



At Off The Charts Gameswe have a fabulous selection of family games, strategy games, Euro-style games, war games, card games, and dice games. We proudly serve Gresham and the greater Portland and Vancouver area. 
Discover Board Games and Discover the Fun!