Sunday, September 30, 2012

Game Events: Week of Sept. 30 - Oct. 6th


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. Oct. 3rd
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.


Sunrise City
Clever MoJo Games
Airlines Europe
Rio Grande Games


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

Additionally, while you are here any of the open games in our Store Demo Library are available for play.

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Date: Fri. Oct 5th
No Game Night Tonight.  We will be closing the store early at 6pm.
Game Night will resume next Weds. night.


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


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, TDC, White Mountain, and Cobble Hill.
We proudly serve Gresham and the greater Portland and Vancouver area

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Game Goes Off The Charts: PAX

We had a fantastic time on our mini-vacation to Santa Fe, NM. Some of our relaxing time was spent playing the game PAX.


The weather and the Santa Fe environment were ideal for some serious relaxation and a game of PAX.












Pax is a great travel card game in that you can throw it in your carry-on bag and it doesn't require lots of table space.  Also, Pax is fun to play - nothing like defeating the Romans in Santa Fe.
                                      


Learn more about this fun card game by reading our Game Profile - just click here on Game Profile: Pax.


Continue to Tune in for more Games that go "Off The Charts"

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, TDC, White Mountain, and Cobble Hill.
We proudly serve Gresham and the greater Portland and Vancouver area.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Game Events: Week of Sept. 23rd - 29th


Yes, We are back from our mini-vacation!  And, Yes Game Night Is On!
Come and join in on the fun.  It's a great way to meet other game enthusiasts. 


No Experience is Necessary. While you are we will be happy to teach you the rules and get you started.

Date: Friday - Sept. 28th
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.


Alhambra
Queen Games
Last Will
Rio Grande Games

Additionally, while you are here any of the open games in our Store Demo Library are available for play.

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


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, TDC, White Mountain, and Cobble Hill.
We proudly serve Gresham and the greater Portland and Vancouver area

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Game Goes Off The Charts: Pergamon

Another nice day spent hiking in the Mt. Hood National Forest.  This time the game Pergamon went with us on this trek to Twin Lakes and the Palmateer View Trail.



First stop - Upper Twin Lake.  Peaceful and serene; a perfect day and spot for excavating artifacts in a game of Pergamon.



Pergamon
Gryphon Games


Pergamon casts players in the role of archeaologists searching for valuable artifacts in five levels of excavation.

Click here on Game Profile: Pergamon where you can read our game overview.

Next stop - Lower Twin Lake, another beautiful spot nestled amid a forest of trees.  What better place to go looking for artifacts in another game of Pergamon?


Awesome views of Mt Hood on the Palmateer View Trail


Continue to tune in for more games that go "Off The Charts"


Thursday, September 20, 2012

Table Top Episode 13 Features: Wits and Wagers


It's time for the next episode in the Table Top biweekly series hosted by Star Trek's Wil Wheaton on Felicia Day's Channel Geek and Sundry. Today Wil and friends are playing the party-style game, Wits & Wagers.


Wits & Wagers
North Star Games

This week Wil has fun pitting are Veronica Belmont (video host), Phil LaMarr (actor), Jimmy Wong (actor, musician, filmmaker).



There's a reason that Wits & Wagers lays claim to "The Most Award Winning Party Game...".  It has won many awards from "Major fun! Award, to  Mensa Select, to Part Game of the Year for 2007, an on and on.

You will find Wits & Wagers in stock and available here at Off The Charts Games.  We also have an open game in our Store Demo Library available for play while you are here.


Continue to tune in here for more Table Top episodes!

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, TDC, and White Mountain. We proudly serve Gresham and the greater Portland and Vancouver area.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Game Arrivals: Sept. 16th - 22nd

This week's store arrivals include several newly released games:

Android: Netrunner
Fantasy Flight
 
Android: Netruner  is a card game of cyber struggle set in a dystopina future where man and machine live side by side.  Powerful megacorporations, intent on advancing their agendas, must protect their valuable data from elite hackers known as runners.
With asymmetrical gameplay and a cyberpunk theme, Android: Netrunner is designed for 2 players.  Each player assumes the role of either a corporation or a runner in a contest of wits, deceit, and calculated risk.  Prepare to jack-in!


Seasons
Asmodee
Assuming the role of one of the greatest sorcerers of the time, you will be participating in the legendary tournament of the twelve Seasons.

In a game of Seasons, your goal is to raise the most victory points by gathering energy, summoning familiars and magic items.  If you amass enough crystals and symbols of prestige, you will become the kingdom's most illustrious mage.  Optimize the cards through skill combinations, using the seasons wisely to access the energies of crystals and become the new Archmage of the Kingdom of Xidit.



Coraxis & Co
Queen Games
Coraxis & Co  a game for clever farmers and cheeky ravens designed for 2-5 players ages 6+.  The fruit trees of Farmer Bauer and his wife, Mathilda are hanging full of delicious fruits, a godsend for the ravens.  This does not sit well with Farmer Bauer and Mathilda, hence the competition between humans and birds is on.

In a game of Coraxis & Co  each player will assume the role of the human/Farmer or the role of the Ravens.  The raven player tries to uncover pairs of ravens and certain types of fruit, keeping the fruit.  The farmer player tries to catch the ravens.  In this clever memory game: wind and leaves, worms and cats provide child-oriented tactical options.

D&D: Dungeon Command
Sting of Lolth
Wizards of the Coast
D&D: Dungeon Command
Heart of Cormyr
Wizards of the Coast
 
Just released from Wizards of the Coast is this new D&D game concept, Dungeon Command.  Here is a description excerpt from WOC:
Dungeon Command features themed miniature factions designed to play as unified war bands, in a game reducing the effect of luck-driven mechanics in favor of player-driven skill, creativity, and quick thinking.
Each Dungeon Command faction comes in its own box, containing twelve pre-painted plactic miniatures (plus the cards, tiles, and rules for the game).  While each faction is meant to be played by a single player, quick-start rules allow two players to engage in a shortened version of the game using only one box.
In addition to their use in Dungeon Command, the miniatures can also be used in the D&D RPG, with their cards further usable with D&D Adventure System board games (Castle Ravenloft, Wrath of Ashardalon, and The legend of Drizzt).
Not only will you find these 2 new Dungeon Command games in stock on our shelves. We also have Castle RavenloftWrath of Ashardalon, and The legend of Drizzt in stock as well.


Also included in this week's game arrivals are these blasts from the past:

Kill Doctor Lucky
Paizo Publilshing
Kill Doctor Lucky pits 3-7 players against each other in a race to see who can kill Doctor Lucky.  The trick is that all the other players want to do it first and will stop at nothing to prevent you from having the pleasure.  And the old doctor has earned his nickname well: he's got more lives that Rasputin and an uncanny knack for dodging your best traps.  But his luck can't last forever.  Before the game is over, someone is going to kill Doctor Lucky - wouldn't you rather it were you?

D&D Handbooks 3.5 Versions:
     -  Players Handbook
     -  Monster Manual
     -  Dungeon Masters Guide



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. 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Tournament Game Challenge: Dominion

Calling all Dominion players!


What:  Dominion Tournament
When:  Sunday, October 21, 2012
Where: Off The Charts Games
Time:  Noon to Completion
Cost: $5.00
Registration Deadline: Oct. 6, 2012





We are putting together our first Dominion tournament.  The tournament must have a minimum of 8 players.  We will be playing cards from the original base game.  On the day of the tournament both players and cards will be selected at random.

Pit your Dominion skills against other Dominion players for a chance to win. Grand prize is winner's choice of one of these Dominion Expansions:

        ~ Intrigue                         ~   Alchemy                  
        ~ Seaside                       ~  Cornucopia
       ~ Prosperity                    ~   Hinterlands
       ~ Dark Ages


Come in to register no later than Saturday, October 6th.
Please Note:  We will be closed for a few days next week from Sunday (9/23) to Weds (9/26). We will be back in the store at normal business hours Thurs morning at 10am.

Off The Charts Games
30 NW 2nd Street
Historic Downtown Gresham
Store Hours:
  Tues - Sat 10am - 7pm
  Sunday Noon - 5pm
  Closed Mondays   



Sunday, September 16, 2012

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

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. Sept. 19th
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.

Kairo
Queen Games
Power Grid
Rio Grande Games


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Date: Fri. Sept 21st
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.

Oregon
Rio Grande Games
Caylus
Rio Grande Games

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

Additionally, while you are here any of the open games in our Store Demo Library are available for play.

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


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Game Arrivals: Sept. 9th - 15th

In this week is this newly released cooperative board game from Z-Man Games:


Atlantis Rising
Z-Man Games


Atlantis Rising is a challenging cooperative game for 2-6 players. All players must work together to build the ten necessary machinery of the cosmic gate before the island completely sinks in this straight forward but challenging worker placement, resource management game.  Each player will portray one of six Atlantean councilors each with their own special abilities.  During the course of the game players will utilize their councilor special abilities; play knowledge cards; assign Atlantean workers from their supply to the obtain vital resources for building the cosmic gate machinery; and deploy workers into the Atlantean Navy to fend off the attacking Athenians.  Sounds easy enough, except that at every round all players will draw and play Misfortune cards.  There are a myriad of misfortunes that will plague Atlantis from flooding the island tiles, to setting off worker panic, to inflicting other maladies on the island.  Additionally, any workers caught off guard on sinking island tiles will flee back to their councilor without fulfilling their assigned task.  Therein lies the challenge, can you turn the tide and save your civilization?


You can see a game overview in the video below.


Be the first to own this game.

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, TDC, and White Mountain.  We proudly serve Gresham and the greater Portland and Vancouver area.

Continue to tune in for the latest in board games.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

A Day of Remembrance: 9/11


Today, we take time to reflect and to honor the thousands of people who lost their lives to the terrorist attacks eleven years ago.  And also to those who witnessed and survived the horror of that day we wish peace in their hearts.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Game Events: Week of Sept. 9th - 15th

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: Fri. Sept. 14th
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.

Finca
Rio Grande Games
Puerto Rico
Rio Grande 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, September 8, 2012

Coming Soon: The Tempest Series

This Fall Alderac Entertainment Group (AEG) is launching 3 new games from the world of Tempest.

Here is an excerpt from AEG describing their new Tempest game concept:
The City-State of Tempest is the home to an unprecendented new idea in board gaming: a persistent world with recurring characters embroiled in an epic tale.
Each game in the Tempest series shares a story, characters, and location with every other game.

AEG's first 3 games in this new Tempest series are:
Courtier
(Tempest Series)

AEG


Courtier is designed for 2-4 players.  A players' mission is to act as an influence broker, manipulating the levers of power and granting favors to important supplicants.  This is accomplished by influencing key people.

Players use influence cards to gain sway over a key courtier and power cards to manipulate the board in their favor.  Victory points are earned for completing requests by controlling each of the courtiers listed on a given petition.  Bonus points can be earned from cards and abilities.  The player with the highest score at the end of the game wins.










Dominare
(Tempest Series) 
AEG
Dominare is designed both as a 2-4 player and a 5-6 player game through the use of a double-sided board.  Additionally, the 2-4 player board side can be used for a highly combative game for 5-6 players.

In Dominare, players are conspirators seeking to control Tempest.  Agents are the key to the game.  Players spread their influence in key city blocks and districts, use agent & district abilities to further their plans, and manipulate the board to their benefit.
"Use your agents well, & influence and power will be yours.  Use them poorly, and... well, you wouldn't be the first would-be ruler to vanish into the inky waters of the city canals..."



Mercante
(Tempest Series) 
AEG



Mercante is designed for 3-5 players.  It is a game of economic warfare.  Domination of the bustling trade is the ultimate goal of every merchant house in Tempest. Each player controls a merchant house, deploying their trusted agents to purchase goods from the arriving ships and then selling the goods into the most profitable markets.  Players must do more - from "enticing" senators to outright skulduggery - to claim their rightful place at the pinnacle of Tempest's merchant class.

Players compete to accumulate crowns to finance their operations, and senatorial favors (victory points) to win the game. 







Continue to tune in for the latest in board games.



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, September 6, 2012

Table Top Episode 12 Features: Dixit


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.  Today's featured game is Dixit, winner of the  2010 Spiel des Jahres (Game Of The Year) Award.

Dixit
Asmodee
Take a seat and let's watch below as Wil and his guest; Beth Riesgraf (actress), Casey McKinnon (actress, indie film maker), and Leo Chu (creator, exec-producer - Supah Ninjas) get very creative and imaginative in a game of Dixit.




Along with Dixit (3-6 player game), we have Dixit Odessey (3-12 player game) and Dixit 2 (expansion deck of new cards) in stock.

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, September 5, 2012

Game Arrivals: Sept. 2nd - 8th

This week's arrivals include the following games:


Bang! Gold Rush Expansion
daVinci Games
Bang! Dodge City Expansion
daVinci Games
      
From daVinci Games, the makers of the popular wild west card game, Bang! comes the newest expansion:  Bang! Gold Rush
It's Gold Rush time!  A cascade of gold nugget will be the reward for the quickest gunslinger!  Now you can gain new and extraordinary equipment to help you during a gunfight. But watch out for the ghastly shadow-gunslingers....they have only one single aim: to blow you away!  Can you gallop your way to the riches creek?
Also back in stock is the popular expansion Bang! Dodge City.  This expansion is double-packed with a Dodge City expansion and a High Noon expansion.

All of these Bang! expansions can be played separately with the base game or combined to give players even more "wild west" action and challenge.


~And~

The Awful Green Things From Outer Space
Steve Jackson Games
Also in this week is another classic game from Steve Jackson Games; The Awful Green Things From Outer Space, Eighth Edition.  This comical 2-player space-themed game takes place aboard a spaceship in outer space.  The crew have discovered that one of the "mineral specimens" taken from one of the visited planets was an egg that has hatched menacing Awful Green Things.  In the game, one player assumes the role of the Awful Green Things, happily growing and eating crewmen.  The other player represents the ship's crew, fighting for their lives.



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.