Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Game Arrivals: Oct 28th - Nov 3rd

Here is this week's game arrivals:

Tsuro of the Seas
Calliope Games


From Calliope Games, makers of Tsuro, the game of paths, comes Tsuro of the Seas.

Tsuro of the Seas adds a new twist - daikaijus (sea monsters).  Players are now on the open seas in ships and must avoid the randomly moving daikaijus while also trying to direct their opponent's ships off the board and become the last ship captain sailing.








Get Bit!
Mayday Games

Get Bit! pits you and up to five players in a life or limb race for the beach.  Play your cards and swim as fast as you can, but don't get tangled up or you could end up at the back of the pack and victim to the hungry shark hot on your trail.  Get Bit! is dismembering fun for the whole family.

Get Bit! was a featured game on Table Top hosted by Wil Wheaton earlier this summer. Click here on Get Bit! to watch that episode along with Zombie Dice and Tsuro.












Additional restocks this week include:

  • Ticket to Ride: Asia Map Collection
  • Eclipse
  • Stone Age
  • Survive

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We proudly serve Gresham and the greater Portland and Vancouver area



Monday, October 29, 2012

Game Profile: The Adventurers: The Pyramid of Horus


Are You Brave Enough to Enter the Pyramid of Horus?


Mechanics Action Point Allow, Dice Rolling, Press Your Luck
Theme Egypt, Adventure
Publication Fantasy Flight Games, 2011
Ages 13+
Time 45
Players 2 - 6
Description

The Adventurers is a quick-playing game of hunting for treasures inside a crumbling pyramid.  Each player assumes the role of one of eight Adventurers each with their own special ability.  On each turn the Adventurers will work their way through four sections of the pyramid.  Each section has its own set of tools, treasures and wound inflicting creatures.  Useful tools can be found the entrance.  Unfortunately, so can cobras.  The next two sections hold many treasures along with either scorpions or crocodiles.  The fourth section contains even more valuable treasures, but is guarded by wandering mummies.  Just in case that doesn’t sound dangerous enough, the pyramid is crumbling.  A stone block falls on the escape route after each adventurer’s turn.  Getting hit by a falling block inflicts another wound.  All an Adventurer has do to win the game is explore the various pyramid sections, grab as much treasure as possible and escape from the pyramid before the falling blocks completely seal off the exit.  Just one more thing, the more stuff you carry and the wounds you take the slower your Adventurer moves.  Be careful, an Adventurer can only win if they escape.  Any Adventurer trapped in the pyramid loses.  So, are you brave enough to enter the Pyramid of Horus?

We have an open copy of The Adventurers: The Pyramid of Horus available in our Store Demo Library for you come in and try out.



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We proudly serve Gresham and the greater Portland and Vancouver area

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Game Events: Week of Oct 28th - Nov 3rd


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. 31st  Halloween
Costume attire encouraged but not required.
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.


Munchkin Zombies
Steve Jackson Games
Elder Sign
Fantasy Flight Games


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Date: Fri. Novt. 2nd
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.


The Adventurers: The Pyramid of Horus
Fantasy Flight Games
Puerto Rico
Rio Grande Games


No Experience is Necessary. While you are we will be 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 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.


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Game Arrivals: Oct. 21st - 27th

This week's arrivals include the following games:


B B C
Doctor Who: The Card Game
Cubicle 7 - Tree Frog Games
New from board game designer, Martin Wallace who brought us the likes of Automobile, Age of Industry, Steam, London, and many other games is Doctor Who: The Card Game based on the BBC TV series.
Doctor Who: The Card Game gives you the opportunity to defeat the Daleks with a Jammy Dodger, send The Silence back into the void, and have a break with some delicious fishfingers and custard.


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Munchkin Booster Packs
Steve Jackson Games
In and on the shelves are these Munchkin Booster Packs:
  • Penny Arcade
  • Reindeer Games
  • Conan
  • Monster Enhancers
  • Skull-Kickers
  • The Guild

Additional Restocks this week include:
  • Nuts! - from Wild Thing
  • Shadows Over Camelot - from Days of Wonder
  • The Resistance - from Indie Boards & Cards

Continue to Tune in for the Latest in Board Games


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

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Game Events: Week of Oct. 21st - 27th


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. 24th
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.


Asara
Ravensburger
The Adventurers: Pyramid of Horus
Fantasy Flight Games



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Date: Fri. Oct. 26th
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.


Kairo
Queen Games
Red November
Fantasy Flight Games

No Experience is Necessary. While you are we will be 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 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, October 20, 2012

Game Profile: Elder Sign

A game of suspense and supernatural investigation.


Mechanics Co-Operative, Dice Rolling, Variable Player Powers
Theme Fantasy Adventure
Publication Fantasy Flight, 2011
Ages 14+
Time 60 - 120
Players 1 - 8
Description


Elder Sign is a cooperative game in which 1-8 players are investigators in the Miskatonic University Museum striving to get enough Elder Signs to seal up one of the Ancient Ones before it awakens and goes on a devouring rampage.

On each turn each investigator will have the opportunity to explore one of the museum rooms currently in play.  Sometimes a portal gate will open to another dimension of Other Worlds providing additional locations for investigative exploration.  Each room or Other World locale consists of a series of tasks that when completed will yield rewards.  Upon entering a room an investigator will try to complete the task requirements by rolling a series of dice from the dice pool.  If all of the task requirements are met than he/she receives the indicated rewards. However, if the investigator fails to meet all the requirements they must suffer the indicated penalties that can include loss of stamina, loss of sanity, incur doom tokens, etc.  Just to keep the game play interesting, from time to time monsters will appear in the rooms and Other World locations adding more challenges that the investigators must overcome.

Another element in the game is the Time Clock.  After each player’s turn the clock advances by 3 hours.  When it strikes midnight mayhem is inevitable - - appearance of monsters or doom, loss of weapons or allies or stamina or sanity or any combination thereof - - in any event nothing good will happen!

Each Ancient One has a prescribed number of doom that if it reaches will awaken.  An awaken Ancient One will start attacking and devouring the investigators.  Winning in this scenario is extremely difficult.  Additionally, each Ancient One has a prescribed number of Elder Signs that the investigators must collectively obtain in order to it seal up and win the game.



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


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

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Table Top Episode 15 Features: Last Night On Earth


Appropriate for Halloween is this 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 play a fast-paced game of brain-eating Zombies, small town heroes, and horror movie action.


Last Night on Earth, The Zombie Game
Flying Frog Production
First hide your brain and then take a seat and let's watch as Wil and his guests: Felicia Day (actress, producer, writer), Riki Lindhome (actress, comedian), and Kate Micucci (actress, comedian) try to survive The Last Night On Earth.



You will find Last Night on Earth, The Zombie Game available here at Off The Charts Games


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, White Mountain, and Cobble Hill.


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

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Game Arrivals: Oct.14th - 20th

Finally after much anticipation Alien Frontiers: Factions has arrived!

Alien Frontiers: Factions
Clever Mojo Games
Alien Frontiers: Factions Pack #1
Clever Mojo Games
Alien Frontiers: Factions:
Everyone wants a piece of Planet Maxwell. The frontier awaits, citizen, and your faction needs you! Factions adds a 5th player, 8 new Alien Tech cards, 24 Secret Agenda cards, and 8 Factions mini boards that give players a special bonus and a new facility that everyone can use. Requires Alien Frontiers base game.   

Alien Frontiers: Factions Pack #1:
 Adds even more excitement to the Factions expansion.
Science and invention merge on Planet Maxwell to give rise to a new faction: Xeno Explorations, Inc. and their REV vehicle. Faction Pack #1 adds 1 Faction mini board, 1 Alien Tech card, 3 Secret Agenda cards, and 1 plastic mini. Alien Frontiers and Alien Frontiers: Factions required.

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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, TDC, White Mountain, and Cobble Hill.

We proudly serve Gresham and the greater Portland and Vancouver area 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Game Events: Week of Oct. 14th - 20th


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. 17th
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.

Patrician
Mayfair Games
Kingsburg
Fantasy Flight

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Date: Fri. Oct. 19th
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.

Elder Sign
Fantasy Flight
Tobago
Rio Grande Games

No Experience is Necessary. While you are we will be 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 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.