Thursday, January 31, 2013

Table Top Episode 19: Dragon Age Part 1


We're back in swing with this season's Table Top biweekly series hosted by Star Trek's Wil Wheaton on Felicia Day's Channel Geek and Sundry.  Today's episode is the tabletop roleplaying game, Dragon Age.





Today, Wil and his friends Chris Hardwick, Kevin Sussman, and Sam Witwer step into the imaginary world of Thedas.  Chris Pramas, an award winning game designer and designer of Dragon Age facilitates as Game Master.  Which character will be the most successful at their role?  Will it be Gorik, or Fonzor, or Thinli, or Keegan?  I can tell you this, the dice are not friendly to at least one of them.  Join me in watching Part 1 of Dragon Age.





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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, Cobble Hill, TDC, and White Mountain.

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



Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Game Arrivals: Jan. 27th - Feb. 2nd


This week's arrivals include a couple of new game expansions and many restocks of games that have been recently missing in action.



Talisman (4th Edition)
The City Expansion

Fantasy Flight
Just released from Fantasy Flight is this expansion for Talisman (4th Edition).

Talisman: The City Expansion adds a new region the the game for venturesome heroes to discover.  A custom-fitted map board and over 100 new cards bring this bustling metropolis vividly to life.  Included are 6 new characters in detailed miniature form.

Enter the City, brave traveler, and discover the wealth and wonders it holds!



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The Rivals For Catan
Age of Enlightenment

Mayfair Games
New from Mayfair Games comes Age of Enlightenment, the second Expansion to The Rivals For Catan. This is a 3-in-1 expansion set.
  • The Era of Explorers - From your harbor set sail for  exploration and discovery of new lands.  Pirates, islanders, and shipwrecks await across the waters.  Victory awaits the most skilled and intrepid sailor.
  • The Era of Sages - Influence events.  Wisdom -- currency -- of the many and varied sages gives players the opportunity to influence the strength and frequency of events.
  • The Era of Prosperity - Be a good prince.  Govern wisely.  Build schools, a hopsital, even promote the arts. Raise you people's spirits and spur expansion.  But beware... discontent dooms prosperity.

Restocks:


Agricola - All  Creatures
 Big and Small
Z-Man Games
Dominion -
Hinterlands

Rio Grande Games

Arkham Horror -
Dunwhich Horror

Fantasy Flight

Arkham Horror -
Black Goat of the Woods

Fantasy Flight
Kingsburg
Fantasy Flight

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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, January 27, 2013

Game Events: Week of Jan 27th - Feb 2nd

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. Jan. 25th
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.

The Adventurers -
Pyramid of Horus

Fantasy Flight
The Castles of
Burgundy

Ravensburger

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Date: Fri. Feb. 1st
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.

Flash Point -
Fire Rescue

Indie Boards & Games
Puerto Rico
Rio Grande Games

You can watch a game overview of Flash Point - Fire Rescue in this video:


No Experience is Necessary! We are happy to teach you the rules and get you started.
Also, while you are here any of the games in our Store Demo Game 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, January 26, 2013

Game Profile: Las Vegas

Gamble It Up To The Very Last Roll!


Mechanics Dice Rolling, Area Control
Theme Las Vegas Casinos
Publication Ravensburger, 2012
Ages 8+
Time 30
Players 2 - 5
Description

It’s time to head for Las Vegas and some fast paced gambling action.  There are 6 casinos offering a variety of dollar prizes for the big winners.  Each casino is matched with one of the numbers on a die, i.e.: The Gold Rush has the number one, The Palazzo has the number two, and so on ending with The Show Hall with the number six.  Each player starts with a hand full of their own color dice.  On a turn, a player will roll all of their dice and then choose one of the numbers rolled and place all of that number in the corresponding casino.  Players take turns rolling and placing one number (but all of that number) at a time until all dice have been placed in the casinos.  Now the winnings are paid out.  Starting with The Gold Rush Casino representing dice number one, the player with the most dice in this casino gets its highest money card.  The player with the second most dice gets the next highest of its money cards, and so forth.  Each of the casinos’ money cards are paid out in this manner.  There is a twist though, all ties cancel each other out and are not eligible for any of that casino’s prize winnings.  So beware, you may think you have a winning position but if other players match the number of dice you have in that casino all the tying players lose out on any of the prize winnings. A player with a single die in that casino could end up the casino’s prize winnings if all others are eliminated by ties. The game is played over four rounds at the end of which the player with the most money is the winner.

Las Vegas moves quickly with ample opportunities to mess with your opponents.  It always seems to have the players pointing and laughing.



We have an open copy in our Store Demo Games Library for you to 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.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Game Arrivals: Jan. 20th - 26th



Keeping things on the interesting side, we continue to expand on our board game variety.
This week's arrivals include a couple newly released games and some that are new to our shelves.



Village
Tasty Minstrel Games
Winner of the prestigious 2012 Kennerspiel des Jahres (advance strategy game) Award, Village is a game full of tactical challenges.

Life in this village is tough!  But at least it offers its residents a lot of room for development. Each player controls the fate of a family and want to rise to prominence. Just like in real life, time cannot be stopped. Eventually family members will grow old and die.  Those that worked hard during their lifetime may find themselves immortalized in the village chronicle and thus increase their family's fame.



Village is played over several rounds, during which players control the fate of their family members by placing them wisely in the village.  The many different areas in the village allow for many different options.  Each area has an associated action space where you gain different types of influence cubes and trigger certain actions.  Players have to choose wisely, because the influence type and specific action rarely match. The game ends when either the village chronicle or the anonymous graves are fully occupied.  The player with the most prestige points wins.


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Flash Point - Fire Rescue
Indie Boards & Cards
The call comes in... "911, what is your emergency?"

With the popularity of cooperative games, we have brought in Flash Point: Fire Rescue.   As a cooperative game, players play on the same firefighting team and together must fight the fire back, rescue victims, and investigate points of interest.

With 4 levels of play: Family, Recruit, Veteran, and Heroic there is a challenge appropriate for all players.

Flash Point: Fire Rescue has been added to our collection of games in our Store Demo Game Library.  Come in and see the cool board and game pieces and try it out.



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Las Vegas
Ravensburger
New out from Ravensburger is Las Vegas.
Try your luck in the glitzy world of gambling in Las Vegas.  With different amounts to be won in each of 6 great casinos, decide where to place your dice in every round and outwit your competitors by maximizing your gains.  But be sure to keep your wits about you in the battle over the big bucks.

Las Vegas is an interactive dice game with easy rules and an interesting game variation.

We have also added this game to our Store Demo Game collection.




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Arena Roma II
Queen Games
Adding to our war game offerings, we've brought in Arena Roma II, a 2-player war game set in ancient Rome.  It's another great game designed by Stefan Feld who brought us such games as Castles of Burgundy, Macao, and Trajan.

The revolt in Rome will not end for a long time to come!  Join the action and find out who is the most powerful ruler by skillfully playing your cards. No matter if you strengthen your own position with stron cards like Arena or Ballista or if you augment your victory points with Templarius & Triremis - you will be the winner if you use your characters& buildings with wits.



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Game Expansions:

 
Agricola All Creatures Big & Small
More Buildings Big and Small

Z-Man Games

Arkham Horror
Kingsport Horror Expansion

Fantasy Flight



Restocks:

Tzolk'in
The Mayan Calendar

Rio Grande Games
Seasons
Asmodee

Castles of Burgundy
Ravensburger
Munchkin Quest
Steve Jackson Games

The aMAZEing
Labyrinth
Ravensburger

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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, January 20, 2013

Game Events: Week of Jan. 20th - 26th


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. Jan. 16th
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.

UnderMining
Z-Man Games
At The Gates of Loyang
Z-Man Games


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Date: Fri. Jan. 18th
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.

Alhambra
Queen Games
Macao
Rio Grande Games

No Experience is Necessary! We are happy to teach you the rules and get you started.
Also, while you are here any of the games in our Store Demo Game 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 GreshamWe 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.