Thursday, November 29, 2012

Table Top Game Episode 17: Alhambra



The Table Top biweekly series hosted by Star Trek's Wil Wheaton on Felicia Day's Channel Geek and Sundry is taking a season siesta through the remainder of the year.

The next season of Table Top with Wil Wheaton will begin on January 3rd.  This episode will feature one of our favorites, Alhambra.  So, mark your calendar as we'll be bringing you the next season of Table Top episodes.


Alhambra
Queen Games



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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.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Game Arrivals: Nov 25th - Dec 1st

It's Here!  Arriving to the store today is this much anticipated game from Queen Games.  It is the hottest game coming out of this year's Essen Game Trade Show.



Escape: The Curse of the Temple
Queen Games
Escape... the Curse of the Temple is a real-time board game.  It's an action-packed mad dash through the temple in an effort to activate the magical gems in the temple chambers before time runs out and the temple collapses.

Instead of playing the game in rounds, each player rolls their five dice as quickly and as often as they can without waiting for their teammates.  You only have 10 minutes to activate all the gems and escape from the collapsing temple, so don't dawdle.  Watch out, though, as twice during the game a gong will sound throughout the temple heralding a count-down.  All must then hurry back to the starting chamber as only this location is guaranteed to be safe.  Fail to make it back in time, and you lose one of your precious dice.  Be sure to coordinate your actions and look out for another as some tasks can be completed only collectively.  What's more, even if only one player fails to escape the temple in time, all of you have lost the game.
The countdown to total destruction is provided by either a sand timer or a CD soundtrack, both of which are included in the game box.

We have played this game and find it a blast.  Keeping your dice on the table can be challenging because you are rolling them as fast as you can.



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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

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Just In For The Holidays

For the puzzle enthusiasts, arriving just in time is our line up of Christmas Limited Edition puzzles.

Christmas Limited Edition Puzzles
Ravensburger

Come in and see our complete Holiday puzzle line up.  We also have a fabulous selection of non holiday high quality puzzles from Ravensburger, Cobble Hill, TDC, and White Mountain.




Come and visit us at 30 NW 2nd Street in Historic Downtown Gresham.We have a large 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, White Mountain, and Cobble Hill.

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


Sunday, November 25, 2012

Game Events: Week of Nov 25th - Dec 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. Nov. 28th
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.


Cargo Noir
Days of Wonder
Stone Age
Rio Grande Games

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Date: Fri. Nov. 30th


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.

Infiltration
Fantasy Flight
Last Will
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, November 21, 2012

Game Arrivals: Nov 18th - 24th


This week's arrivals include the following newly released games:


Munchkin Apocalypse
Steve Jackson Games

New from Steve Jackson Games:

It's The End Of The World!
In Munchkin Apocalypse, every possible natural (and unnatural) disaster has happened . . . or is about to. You are a rugged survivor in a world full of people - and things - that want to kill you and take your stuff. So do it to them first!








Star Trek
Deck Building Game
The Original Series
Bandai
New from Bandai is this Premier Edition to their Star Trek Deck Building Game series -  Star Trek: The Original Series.

"Space, the final frontier...these are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise...its five year mission...to explore strange new worlds...to seek out new life and new civilzations...to boldy go where where no man has gone before."

You are the Captain of a Federation Starship with a standard crew and basic weaponry.  Will you use your crew's experience to improve you ship's systems or to recruit more experienced crewmen to your ship?  What type of Captain will you be?  






Ascension -
Immortal Heroes

Gary Games

Newly released from Gary Games is Ascension: Immortal Heroes. This can be played as an expansion to the popular deck building game Ascension:Storm of Souls or as a stand-alone 2-player game.


Kythis must be stopped! Bent on ascending to replace the slain god Samael, Kythis has begun gathering souls of fallen heroes to fuel his mad quest.  It's up to you to marshal the forces of Vigil's past and present to stop the demigod once and for all!





Crazy Creatures of Dr. Gloom
Stronghold Games
New from Stronghold Games, Crazy Creatures from Dr. Gloom is a card game designed for ages 7+ and features fast turns and a very simple rule set.

Each player takes a turn playing a card onto one of the machines of Dr. Gloom.  The goal is to get rid of all of your cards as cards in hand score penalty points at the end of a round.  The player with the fewest penalty points at the end of the game wins and become the new apprentice of Dr. Gloom!







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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


Saturday, November 17, 2012

Game Events: Week of Nov. 18th - 24th


Come and join in on the fun with Game Night. It's a great way to meet other game enthusiasts.  This week we will not have a Weds Game Night.  As we will be open for business on  Black Friday we will also have our Friday Game Night.  


Date: Fri. Nov. 23rd Black Friday
Time: 6 pm
Place: Off The Charts Games Store



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


Kingsburg
Fantasy Flight Games
Dragon Valley
Diamond K 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.

Games for Your Thanksgiving Table


Finca from Rio Grande Games
Wasabi!  from Z-Man Games
Food Fight  from Cryptozoic Games
At The Gates of Loyang  from Z-Man Games
Weinhandler from Mayfair Games
Piece o' Cake  from Rio Grande Games


Let us help you set your Thanksgiving Table with a little holiday fun.  Here are a few of our food-themed games that we have on the shelves.

No holiday meal would be complete without fruits and vegetables.  Take a serving of fruit with Finca.  Next, go for your veggies At The Gates of Loyang.  On this table we have a main course in Wasabi!  Your Thanksgiving toast will be with a glass of wine in Weinhandler.  The feast will finish with Piece o' Cake for desert.  And, to make sure that everyone gets their fair share we have Food Fight for mediation.

We are open on Black Friday and Shop Small Business Saturday.  Make it a day and come on in.

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, November 11, 2012

Game Events: Week of Nov 11th - 17th


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. Nov. 14th 
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.




Ticket To Ride
Days of Wonder
Tobago
Rio Grande Games


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



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Date: Fri. Nov. 16th

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, November 10, 2012

Game Profile: Coraxis & Co.

A game for clever farmers and cheeky ravens!


Classification Family Game with Young Children
Mechanics Memory, Set Collection
Publication Queen Games, 2012
Ages 6+
Time 20
Players 2 - 5
Description

Coraxis & Co is 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 bonanza for the ravens.  This does not sit well with the farmer and his wife, hence the competition between humans and birds is on.

In each game of Coraxis & Co one player gets to play the role of the Farmer or the Farmer's Wife and one to three players each will play the role of a Raven.  On their turn the Raven players will try to uncover a combination of a raven tile and fruit tiles that match the fruit in the players' nest.  The Farmer or the Wife player is trying to capture the Ravens so will need to uncover either the Farmer tile or his Wife tile and three Raven tiles. This memory game adds some additional elements that really add to the fun.  When a raven and a fruit are uncovered, the fruit goes to the player and the Raven moves to the spot where the fruit used to be.  Cat, worms, and even the wind can complicate the search.  Cats will chase the ravens away while worms will distract the raven preventing them from getting any revealed fruit.

A Raven player can win by filling their nest with fruit.  The Farmer player can win by capturing all six Ravens.  A good time will be captured by everyone.



We have an open copy of Coraxis & Co  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, Cobble Hill, and Dowdle.

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


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Game Arrivals: Nov 4th - 10th

This week's arrivals include the following games:


Merchant of Venus
Fantasy Flight
The much anticipated game, Merchant of Venus has arrived from Fantasy Flight.
In Merchant of Venus, one to four players take the roles of intergalactic merchants competing to trade goods with alien cultures.  Will pirates, space junk, or sabotage end your business?  Or can you wheel and deal your way to financial superiority?
This edition of Merchant of Venus contains a new reimagined game design, as well as Richard Hamblen's classic design.  Adventure and wealth await.


Spot It!
BlueOrange Games


Spot It! is a card game contained in a cute round tin with rounds cards, each decorated with eight symbols - - fifty different symbols in all. The rules to the game contain four different variants of play or mini-games.  No matter which variant game you play, all players play simultaneously with the goal always being to be the fastest player to spot the matching symbol between two cards and call it out.  Then depending on the specific variant game, either place the card on a pile or discard it.  Get ready to Spot It!






No Thanks!
Z-Man Games

No Thanks! is a simple but engaging card game for the whole family.  One card lies in the center of the table, face-up.  On a player's turn s/he must decide to either take the card and put it in front of them or decline the card by putting one of their chips next to it.  Anyone can make that decision, right?  However, there's a catch - in fact there are two.  Nobody wants the cards, not even for free, because they give you points in a game where you need the fewest points to win.  And the chips? They are scarce, very scarce!  The key is to know when to take the card and the accumulation of chips and when to pass.  There are tricky ways to minimize the points of the cards in front of you.





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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

Monday, November 5, 2012

Game Events: Week of Nov. 4th - 10th

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. Nov. 7th
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
Lancaster
Queen Games




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Date: Fri. Nov. 9th
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
Trajan
Ammonit



NExperience 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.