Saturday, March 30, 2013

International TableTop Game Day


Thanks to all of you who came today and participated in the First International Table Top Game Day event.  You certainly made this an absolutely fun day - - so many board games were played.  Here are a few of the day's gamers.


Spencer's group was 1st to get things rolling.
Gamers come in all ages
































Monster Factory was definitely a hit.

Ramona and Larry succeeded at Castle Panic














Arkham Horror gets underway.

































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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.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

International TableTop Day

It's the First Annual International TableTop Play Games Day.



Date: Saturday, March 30th
Where: Here at Off The Charts Games
Time: All Day from 10:00 am to 7 pm


Join us in participating in this sure to be super fun Game day.  We will be featuring many of the games that Wil Wheaton played with his friends in the Table Top episodes by Felicia Day's Geek and Sundry YouTube channel.  Plus, we have a great selection of games in our Demo Game Library that you can choose from.  Or, bring in your favorites We'll have giveaways so come for Free Fun Game Play.

Here is Felicia Day setting the stage for International TableTop Day



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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 Arrivals: March 24th - 30th


Here are this week's game arrivals:


Tune up your bumper car and get your monkey ready to ride, it's time to grab some fruit - this is Spin Monkeys! Recently released in December from Rio Grande Games.

You and your fellow monkey players will race your bumper cars around the board grabbing as much fruit as possible.  How good are you at a 90º turn? Or how about a 360º or a 270º turn?  It's maneuverability skills you'll need in Spin Monkeys to steer your bumper car towards the fruit and to bounce off the walls and the other bumper cars.  But watch out for the banana peels as they can send you spinning in a new direction.

Our Game Profile will provide you with more information and a video game overview - just click here on Spin Monkeys to connect to the link.  Also, we have a copy in our Demo Game Store Library available for you to come in and try out.

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Yes! We have Pandemic back in stock.


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Other Restocks:


And, we've restocked our chess selection.  We now feature French, German, Yugoslav, and Russian style sets.


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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, March 24, 2013

Game Events: Week of Mar 24th - 30th


Come and join in on the fun at this week's Game Events. It's a great way to meet other board game enthusiasts and it's free and fun! Here is this week's schedule:

Date: Weds. Mar. 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.
Small World
Days of Wonder
Automobile
Mayfair Games




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Date: Fri. Mar. 15th
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.
Airlines Europe
Rio Grande Games

Undermining
Z-Man Games

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Date: Sati. Mar. 30th
Time: 10 am - 7 pm An All Day Event
Place: Off The Charts Games Store





Join us in participating in this sure to be super fun Game day.  We will be featuring many of the games from the Geek and Sundry Table Top episodes plus a few more.  We have a great Demo Game Library you can choose from.  Or, bring in your favorites We'll have giveaways so come for Free Fun Game Play.



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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, March 23, 2013

Game Events: Game Night Good Times

Last night's Friday Game Night had many great games played: 

  • Nexus Ops  (winner: David)
  • Power Grid  (winner: Joseph)
  • Tsuro  (winner: Lynn)
  • Small World  (winner: Megan)
  • Kingdom Builder  (winner: Meredith)
  • Star Wars X-Wing  (winner: Joseph)





Today was an Arkham Horror horror day for Phil, Schel, Gabe, Arlo, and Patrick.



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.

Game Profile: Spin Monkeys

Bumper Car Monkey Mania


Mechanics Hand Management, Simultaneous Action Selection, Point-to-Point Movement
Theme Monkeys & Bumper Cars
Publication Rio Grande Games, 2012
Ages 13+
Time 45
Players 2-8
Description

“You are a monkey in the jungle when one day a wayward carnival makes a stop.  You and your fellow monkeys jump in the bumper cars and away you go.  You have no idea why there is fruit all over the arena floor, but you aim to grab as much of it for yourself as possible!”

Tune up your bumper car and get your monkey ready to ride, it's time to grab some fruit - this is Spin Monkeys!  Players begin the game with 5 movement cards. At the start of each turn, players will simultaneously and secretly choose one of their cards to play that will determine the spin of their bumper car. The objective of the game is to race across the board picking up as much fruit as possible.  There are only a couple of things to get in the way, like other bumper cars, walls and even banana peels.  These can cause your car to stop or spin to move in a new direction.  These monkeys must be hungry.  Every time they pick up a banana they leave a slippery banana peel behind.  Bananas are clearly the favorite fruit and are worth the most victory points, but apples and oranges aren’t bad either.  Monkeys continue to careen around the board until only one type of fruit is left.  Then players add up their points and see who is the top banana or is that the “top monkey”.

Recently, we sat down and had fun playing this game.  It isn’t as easy as it looks, you can find yourself bumping up against the wall and spinning out of control.  The board and components are very bright and colorful and who can resist the funny monkey faces on the bumper cars. A copy of Spin Monkeys is available in our Store Demo Game Library for you to come in and try out while you are here.

Catch this game overview




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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.


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Game Arrivals: Mar.17th - 23rd


Here are this week's game arrivals:


We accountants can lead interesting lives beyond numbers.  Some of us open games stores while others design board games. Recently released from R&D Games through Game Salute and generating quite the buzz is Keyflower .  One of this games' designers is Richard Breese an accountant who in his 'spare' time designs board games.
Keyflower
R&D Games/Game Salute

Keyflower is played over the 4 seasons; spring, summer, fall, and winter.  Each player begins the game with a home tile and an initial random team of 8 workers of various colors. The workers are used to bid for tiles to add to their village and to generate resources.  Each season more workers will arrive on the Keyflower and her sister boats and new tiles will be available for auction.  The player whose village and workers generate the most victory points wins the game.  Keyflower has an interesting worker placement mechanic where workers are used for both bidding and for taking actions.  Part of the strategy is to maximize the size and color makeup of your worker pool while minimizing your opponents worker pool.

Keyflower presents players with many different challenges and each game will be different due to the mix of village tiles which appear in that particular game.

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Star Wars - The Card Game
The Desolation of Hoth

Fantasy Flight
Also newly released is The Desolation of Hoth,  the first Force Pack for Star Wars: The Card Game.  This pack contains objective sets 37-42.
The Desolation of Hoth brings you iconic new creatures, droids, snowspeeders, and characters like Wedge Antilles & Darth Vader.  As Rebel forces and their allies establish their defenses, and the Empire scours the galaxy for signs of their hidden base, the frozen wastelands of Hoth set the stage for the games's future battles.

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Restocks:
  • Love Letter
  • Gloom
  • Redneck Life Bustin' A Gut Expansion
  • Friday
  • Las Vegas
  • Star Wars X-Wing Core Set


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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.