Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Game Arrivals: Feb. 24th - Mar. 2nd


This week's arrivals include a couple of first time in games and a bunch more of restocks.



New on our shelves is newly released Suburbia from bezier games.

Suburbia
bezier games
Suburbia is a tile-laying game where each player plans, builds, and develops their township into a major metropolis.  As your town grows, income and reputation are modified.  Income increases afford you more cash on hand to purchase better and more valuable buildings. Increase in reputation gains you more population.  The goal is have your township thrive and end up with a greater population than any of your opponents.  Having the metropolis with the greatest population at the end of the game will make you the winner.


You can watch an overview of Suburbia in this video



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Flash Point - Fire Rescue
Urban Structures

Indie Board and Cards

Also, new on our shelves is this expansion to Flash Point: Fire Rescue.

Can't get enough firefigthing fun?  Urban Structures is an expansion pack for Flash Point: Fire Rescue that adds more exciting ways to enjoy your favorite firefighting game. 

Urban Structure contains a double sided mounted game board, each side is a different building - The High Rise and The Brownstone.  This expansion also includes the Structural Engineer specialist card, and additional map specific rules with variants and scenarios for both the expansion and the base game.








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Restocks:
  • Carcassonne: Ferries
  • Elder Sign
  • Escape
  • Game of Thrones: The Board Game
  • Tsuro
  • Village

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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.

Game Profile: Nexus Ops

A game of fierce combat and covert operations.


Mechanics Area Control, Dice Rolling, Modular Board
Theme Sci-Fi Battles
Publication Fantasy Flight, 2005
Ages 12+
Time 45-90
Players 2 - 4
Description

Nexus Ops is a game of fierce sci-fi battles where players control factions of corporate troops and indigenous life forms on an alien moon.  Players deploy units from their home bases as they explore the moon, mine resources, purchase troops, win battles, and fulfill missions.

Nexus Ops brings a mining element to this sci-fi war game.  Each home base has mines that must be defended at all costs.  More mines can be found by exploring the modular board between the home bases.  Controlling the mines is critical so players can extract the Rubium necessary to build additional battle units. The game has 164 plastic figures that represent the 6 types of life form units that players command.  The 6 unit types are: Humans, Fungoids, Crystallines, Rock Striders, Lava Leapers, and Rubium Dragons.  The first 3 types (Humans, Fungoids, & Crystallines) have the least fighting power in battle, but are the only ones that are capable of mining.  The last 3 types (Rock Striders, Lava Leapers, & Rubium Dragons) carry the most fighting power and are used to clear the way and protect the mining life forms.  Each unit type has different battle strengths and movement ability depending on the terrain. Victory points are gained by eliminating opponents from contested sites and by completing secret missions.  Secret missions can be battle oriented or objective oriented.  The first player to achieve 12 victory points wins.

Once the base game has been mastered, the rules for a series of alternate game plays are included.  The alternate play options include:
  • a way to use extra exploration tokens
  • 4-player team rules
  • 6 alternate life form units
  • Several different ways to gain secret missions
  • A vortex hex that can move and/or destroy battle units in the critical center of the board


We have an open copy of Nexus Ops in our Store Demo Game Library available for you to 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.


Sunday, February 24, 2013

Game Events: Week of Feb. 24th - Mar. 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. Feb. 27th
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
Stone Age
Rio Grande Games

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Date: Weds. Mar. 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.

Last Will
Rio Grande Games
Lord$ of Vega$
Mayfair 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 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, February 23, 2013

Game Profile: Escape

You are trapped adventurers inside a cursed temple and must escape before time runs out!


Mechanics Cooperative, Dice Rolling, Tile Placement
Theme Adventure
Publication Queen Games, 2012
Ages 8+
Time 10
Players 1 - 8
Description

For those looking for a unique gaming experience this game may be just what you are looking for.  Escape is 10 minutes of dice rolling – cooperative – mayhem!  Players must all work together to explore the temple, move gems out of the gem depot, search for the elusive exit, and then escape before time runs out.

Each player has 5 dice with various symbols. Simultaneously and continuously, all players roll their dice and take actions.  Possible actions include moving into a temple chamber, adding a new chamber tile, collecting gems, and resolving curses.  Actions are made by matching the symbols rolled to the required ones indicated on the chamber tiles.  Roll the correct symbols and move to a new tile.  Roll another set to place a new tile on the board.  Roll another set and collect gems and so forth.  Placing new tiles on the board is how players discover more gem locations and the necessary temple exit chamber.   In the meantime, players should gather on chamber tiles where gems can be collected thereby reducing the gem depot pile.  Just to make things interesting, there are black mask symbols on the die.  Roll one and that dice is locked and can only be unlocked by the golden mask.  Luckily, one golden mask will unlock up to two black masks.  Additionally, a player can help unlock another player’s locked dice if they are on the same chamber tile.

So, it’s back to roll – move – collect gems – explore. And, oh by the way twice during the game players must return to the starting chamber tile before 1/3 of the time is up or they lose a die for the remainder of the game.  Now, roll – move – collect gems – explore some more.  Collect some more gems and then sprint to the exit chamber.  In the exit chamber, each player must roll one more key symbol then there are gems remaining in the gem depot in order to escape from the temple.  If all players make it out it’s a win.  If any player does not make it out everyone loses.  Now that you have lost a couple of times and have won a few at the base level, you can introduce other chamber tiles that contain curses that will make it more challenging to Escape.



We have an open copy in our Store Demo Game Library available for you to 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, TDC, White Mountain, and Cobble Hill.

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

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Game Arrivals: Feb. 17th - 23rd



It's restocks this week.  Here are some of the games in this week's arrivals:


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Arkham Horror & Expansions
Fantasy Flight

Arkham Horror fans, we are restocked with the base game and these expansions:

  - Black Goat of the Woods Horror
  - Curse of the Dark Pharaoh
  - Dunwich Horror
  - Innsmouth Horror
  - King in Yellow
  - Lurker at the Threshold
  - Miskatonic Horror







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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, February 18, 2013

Game Events: Week of Feb. 17 - 23rd


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. Feb. 20th
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.

Oregon
Rio Grande Games
Lancaster
Queen Games

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Date: Fri. Feb. 22th
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.

Red November
Fantasy Flight
Agricola
Z-Man 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 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, February 16, 2013

Game Goes Off The Charts: Castles of Burgundy

This past week on our Monday off we took a little trip south along the coast.  The day  was perfect for a little wine tasting, beach wandering, soaking up some rays, and even for a game of The Castles of Burgundy.  We are down along Cape Arago.


It's blue skies, 55ยบ, and a gorgeous setting for a leisure game of The Castles of Burgundy.
























The Castles of Burgundy
Ravensburger
In The Castles of Burgundydice set out the action options, but the players always make the final choices.  Whether trading or livestock farming, city building or scientific research, many different paths lead to the prosperity and prominence of the players.  You can learn more about this game by clicking here for our Game Profile: The Castles of Burgundy. We also have a copy in our Store Demo Game Library for you to 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, Cobble Hill, TDC, and White Mountain.

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