Thursday, August 30, 2012

Game Arrivals: Aug. 26th - Sept. 1st

This week's arrivals include the following games:


Dominion: Dark Ages
Rio Grande Games
Rio Grande Games' newest 500-card Expansion to Dominion has arrived.  In Dominion: Dark Ages there are new Kingdom cards as well as new bad cards to be given to your opponents, new cards to replace starting Estates, and cards you can get via specific other cards.



Munchkin Zombies 3:
Hideous Hideouts

Steve Jackson Games
Also newly released and arriving this week is this Expansion to Munchkin Zombies from Steve Jackson Games.   In Munchkin Zombies 3: Hideous Hideouts you will find places for more yummy brains and portals that will keep your hungry undead on the move as you hunt for tasty survivors.


Trajan
Ammonit Spiele
Newly released in the USA and arriving to our store this Friday is Trajan.  This is another Stefan Feld designed strategy game.  As with Stefan designed games there are many ways to score points.  Trajan is a development game set in 110 AD Rome.  It uses an interesting Mancala-type mechanism at the start of each players turn.  This movement of stones from one bowl and redistributed to the other bowls will determine what action a player will make.


Also back in stock are:
  • Adventures - The Pyramid of Horus
  • D&D Red Box Starter Set
  • Elder Sign
  • Last Night on Earth


Continue to tune in for the latest in board games.

Come and visit our store. 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, TDC, and White Mountain.
We proudly serve Gresham and the greater Portland and Vancouver area. 


Monday, August 27, 2012

Game Profile: TransAmerica

Railroads are booming!  Stay one step ahead.


Mechanics Network Building
Theme Railroads
Publication Rio Grande Games, 2001
Ages 13+
Time 30
Players 2 - 6
Description
TransAmerica is a fast-paced-track-laying game.  Each player tries to connect their five cities scattered across the United States with a network of tracks.  Players may connect their networks to others and then use the connected networks as their own.  As soon as a player has connected all of their cities the round ends.  The other players lose points for unconnected routes thereby moving their scoring marker down the track towards zero.  The game ends when at least one player’s locomotive score marker has reached zero points.  The player with the least penalty points wins.
Included in the edition is the Vexation Expansion that adds a whole new layer of strategy. The game follows the same rules as the basic game.  However, in addition to shared railroad tracks, each player has 3 colored tracks that can be placed to block routes from being used by other players.


We have an open copy of TransAmerica available in our Demo Games Library for you come in and try.



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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, Cobble Hill, and Dowdle.

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

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Game Profile: At The Gates of Loyang

Uwe Rosenberg’s First Big Agriculture Game


Mechanics Set Collection, Card Drafting
Theme Farm to Market
Publication Z-Man Games, 2009
Ages 10+
Time 60 – 120
Players 1 - 4
Description

At the Gates of Loyang is the immediate predecessor to Agricola.

After each harvest, you as framers meet at the gates of Loyang to trade your produce. You make deliveries to your regular customers and sell vegetables to casual customers for lucrative profit. But vegetables can also be bartered at market stalls or used as seed to plant new fields. Helpers, each with different skills are available to assist you in your strategies and tactics.

A game of At the Gates of Loyang is an agriculture game played over 9 rounds with 3 phases per round.  Players will plant their fields, harvest and sell their produce to two kinds of customers, casual and regulars.  Regular customers demand shipments each round.  Casual customers are a one-time buy. Your customers provide your income in which you use to purchase victory points on the Path of Prosperity track. The most successful farmer will be the one who makes the most progress on the Path of Prosperity.
We have an open copy of At the Gates of Loyang 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.

Game Profile: Lancaster

Be more than simply a Lord; become the most powerful Ally to the King.


Mechanics Set Collection, Voting, Worker Placement
Theme Medieval England
Publication Queen Games, 2011
Ages 10+
Time 60
Players 2 - 5
Description

Lancaster is a worker placement game that takes place during the time of Henry V of Lancaster, King of England. During the course of the game, players will deploy their knights to counties within England, to their castles, or to conflicts with France. Each location type brings its own reward. A player's knight can be forced out of a county location by an opponent's stronger knight. Conflicts can be won through cooperation among players, with the rewards being split based on the strength of the knights committed to the conflict. Additionally, players will vote on laws coming out of Parliament. These laws affect the abilities that players have on their turn.
The game lasts five rounds with players earning points by gathering up noblemen from the counties, by being victorious in conflicts with France, by adding the most strength to their knights, and by building the most extension onto their castles. The player with the most points after 5 rounds will be the winner.

We have an open copy of Lancaster available in our Store Demo Games Library for you come in and try.



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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.

Game Events: Week of Aug 26th - Sept.1st


Come and join in on the fun with Game Night. It's a great way to meet other game enthusiasts. Here is this week's schedule:


Date: Weds. Aug. 29nd
Time: 6 pm
Place: Off The Charts Games Store


Weds. Featured Games
To learn more about each featured board game click on the game name below it's picture.

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Date: Fri. Aug. 31st
Time: 6 pm
Place: Off The Charts Games Store


Friday's Featured Games
To learn more about each featured board game click on the game name below it's picture. 


7 Wonders
Asmodee
Dragon Valley
Diamond K Games


No Experience is Necessary. We are happy to teach you the rules and you started.

While these are the featured games any of the games in our Demo Library are available for play while you are here.

Come Play ~ ~ ~ It's Free ~ ~ ~ It's Fun!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Coming Soon: Star Trek The Original Series

Star Trek fans: Coming this fall from Bandai is Star Trek: The Original Series the third in their Star Trek Deck Building Games.

Star Trek: The Original Series
Deck Building Game
Bandai
Star Trek: The Original Series is designed to be played not only as a stand alone game but is also compatible to combine with the other two Editions - The Next Generation: Premier Edition and The Next Generation: Next Phase Edition.



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Come in and see our fabulous selection of strategy games, Euro-style games, war games, family games, card games, dice games.  We carry Chess set, Backgammon, Cribbage, and Go sets as well.   Additionally for the puzzle enthusiasts, we have a great selection of  quality puzzles from Ravensburger, TDC, and White Mountain.

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



Thursday, August 23, 2012

Table Top Episode 11 Features: Elder Sign


Here is the next episode in the Table Top  biweekly series hosted by Star Trek's Wil Wheaton on Felicia Day's Channel Geek and Sundry.  Take a seat and let's watch below as Wil and guests play a game of Elder Sign.

This week Wil's guests; Felicia Day (actress, producer, writer), Bill Prady (co-creator, exec. producer, writer - Big Bang Theory), and Mike Morhaime (pres., co-founder - Blizzard Entertainment) work as a team in this cooperative card game of dice and insanity to defeat the Great Old One.  See who ends up carrying the team.







Elder Sign
Fantasy Flight Games

Continue to tune in for more Table Top Episodes

Come in and see our fabulous selection of strategy games, Euro-style games, war games, family games, card games, dice games. We carry Chess set, Backgammon, Cribbage, and Go sets as well. 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.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Game Arrivals: Week of August 19th - 25th

This week's arrivals include the following games:

7 Wonders: Cities
Asmodee
Newly released is the 7Wonders Cities: Expansion. This expansion includes a new set of cards comprising of mercenaries, thieves, spies and diplomats that add another level to player interaction as well as two new Wonders and other goodies.

The Cities Expansion also offers a team-variant feature for up to 8 players.


From Zobomondo/Front 9 are these two dice games:
GoLo

GoLo is Golf in a cup.  The nine dice represent 9 holes and features eagles, birdies, pars, bogeys, and the dreaded "others".  And just like real golf, there is pressure, decision making, and the total joy of going low.

GoLo is easy to learn and quick to play.





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Go500 Racing
Front 9 Inc.


Experience the thrill of racing action with Go500 Racing dice game. It's a race to 500 miles, and the first driver there pulls into victory lane.  But to get there they'll have to avoid crashes, pit stops, flat tires, caution lights, and the dreaded black flag.

Go500 is easy to learn and quick to play.







ARC: The Game
Tech Lab Games

Newly released from Tech Lab Games is ARC: The Game.
ARC is an "expandable card game" based on time travel designed for 2-4 players. Each player represents an Aeon: a time traveler with special abilities who can rift in and out of eras in time. "Eras" are cards that form a playing surface similar to a game board. Depending on which Aeon you choose, the Eras in the game will change. Your goal is to defeat all other Aeons so that you can control time and change the future how you and your allies see fit!
The first edition of ARC is comprised of five themed pre-constructed decks: CyborgEngineerMercenaryPolitician and Purist. Each pre-constructed deck of 64 cards contains multiple copies of most cards included.

Continue to tune in for the latest in board games.

Come and visit our store.  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, TDC, and White Mountain.
We proudly serve Gresham and the greater Portland and Vancouver area. 

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Game Events: Week of August 19th - 25th

Come and join in on the fun with Game Night. It's a great way to meet other game enthusiasts. Here is this week's schedule:


Date: Weds. Aug. 22nd
Time: 6 pm
Place: Off The Charts Games Store


Weds. Featured Games
To learn more about each featured board game click on the game name below it's picture. 

Tobago
Rio Grande Games
Ticket To Ride
Days of Wonder

Ticket To Ride was featured on an episode of Table Top hosted by Star Trek's, Wil Wheaton.  Table Top features board games and is a bi-weekly YouTube series on Felicia Day's YouTube channel, Geek.  If you are unfamiliar with the game Ticket To Ride, this episode is a great way to get a feel for the game.  Click here on Ticket To Ride to watch this Table Top episode posted on our website.

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Date: Fri. Aug. 24th
Time: 6 pm
Place: Off The Charts Games Store


Friday's Featured Games
To learn more about each featured board game click on the game name below it's picture. 

Airlines of Europe
Rio Grande Games
Maharani
Queen Games

We have not written a Game Profile on Maharani yet. In the meantime to get a feel for this newly released game you can watch this game overview video done at the 2012 Origins convention:




Remember, No Experience is Necessary. We are happy to teach you the rules and you started.

While these are the featured games any of the games in our Demo Library are available for play while you are here.

Come Play ~ ~ ~ It's Free ~ ~ ~ It's Fun!