Friday, May 31, 2013

Game Arrivals: May 26th - June 1st


This week's arrivals includes a couple of games that are new to the store.


P.I.
Treefrog Games

Adding to our mystery games selection is P.I. by game designer Martin Wallace.  This is a deduction where each player is competing to be the best detective in the city.

A full game is made up of 3 mini games.  In each mini game players must attempt to solve their case by finding the suspect, the crime they committed, and the location where they are now hiding.  The twist is that players are attempting to solve the case held by the player to their right, with the fastest investigators earning more points than the slower ones.









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Make 'n' Break Junior
Ravensburger
We've also added Make 'n' Break Junior to our young kids games selection.  This game earned the Parent' Choice Gold Award and Creative Toy Awards 2011 Game of the Year Award.

On your blocks, get set, go!  Each player has their own wooden building blocks and races to be the first one to complete the building shown on the card.  Be careful that your blocks don't wobble.  The game builds upon fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination and concentration abilities.



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Seasons -
Enchanted Kingdoms
Asmodee

Newly released from Asmodee comes Seasons: Enchanted Kingdoms, the 1st expansion pack for Seasons.  Some of what in included in this expansion are:

20 New Power cards at 2 each.  New familiars include; the energy thief Rattus Nightshade, and the terrible Argos Guardian, who will force all players to discard energies or a power card when he arrives.

10 Enchantment cards that change the rules of the Twelve Seasons Tournament, and so to win you will need to adapt.

12 Special ability tokens, each unique and that fit nicely into the hole on a player's board.

1 First Player token






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Star Wars - The Card Game
A Dark Time

Fantasy Flight


New out from Fantasy Flight is Star Wars: A Dark Time for Star Wars The Card Game.  This expansion pack includes objective sets 48-52.











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Restocks:

  • Labyrinth
  • Las Vegas
  • Lords of Waterdeep
  • 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.


Thursday, May 30, 2013

Table Top Season 2 Episode 5: Forbidden Island


It's time for another board game episode in Season 2 of Table Top, a biweekly series hosted by Star Trek's Wil Wheaton on Felicia Day's Channel Geek and SundryToday, Wil and his guests travel to a mysterious island not found on any map.  The game today is Forbidden Island, a cooperative play game.


Forbidden Island
Gamewright

Take a seat and watch as Wil and his guests; Bobak Ferdowski (NASA flight engineer), Jason Finn (drummer and singer for The Presidents of the United States of America), and John Scalzi (sci-fi and fantasy writer) dare to venture to Forbidden Island.  Can they recover the island's trophies and then safely get away before the island kills them?  Can the combined talents of Bobak, Jason, and John overcome Wil's losing track record?  You're about to find out.





We not only have Forbidden Island available in stock but have a game copy in our Store Demo Game 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, TDC, White Mountain, and Cobble Hill.

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

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Game Events: Week of May 26th - June 1st

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! This week there will be no Friday Game Night only a Weds Game Night.  

Date: Weds. May 29th
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
Lords of Vegas
Mayfair Games

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Date: Fri. May 31st
Place: Off The Charts Games Store
         No Game Night Tonight



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.

Game Profile: Arena Roma II

Name  Arena Roma II
Byline  Join the revolt in Rome!


Mechanics Action Point Allowance, Card Drafting, Dice Rolling, Hand Management
Theme Roman Empire
Publication Queen Games, 2009
Ages 8+
Time 30
Players 2
Description

Arena Roma II is a stand-alone 2 player war card game from game designer Stefan Feld.

The struggle for predominance in Rome hasn’t been decided yet – the die has not yet been cast!  In Arena Roma II players use character cards and building cards to populate their side of an icon bar.  Each of the cards brings a unique ability to attack, to defend, or to generate victory points.  The object of the game is to either run your opponent completely out of victory points or to have more victory points than your opponent when the bank of victory point tokens is exhausted.  One way to make sure your opponent is low on victory points is to destroy one of their characters or buildings.  The first phase of each turn forces a player to give back a victory point for each vacant space on their side of the icon bar.  Three dice are rolled on each turn to determine which characters or buildings can be activated.  Additionally, the dice can be used to obtain gold that is necessary to cover the cost to play characters and buildings or used to draw additional cards into your hand for strategic placement later.

The secret to success is learning when and where to place characters and buildings to inflict as much damage as possible on your opponent while amassing victory points for yourself.

A copy of Arena Roma II is available in our Store Demo Game Library for you to come in and try out while you are here.




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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, May 22, 2013

Game Arrivals: May 19th - 25th


More new games arrived in this week.  Here's some of this week's arrivals:



Ascension - Rise of Vigil
Stone Blade Entertainment

New power stirs in Vigil!  Just out from Stone Blade Entertainment is this new stand-alone Ascension expansion by game designer Justin Gary.  Ascension: Rise of Vigil can be played as a stand-alone game for 2-4 players or combined with any other Ascension deck-building games increasing the number of players to 6.  





Rise of Vigil introduces treasure cards to the game system, with all treasure cards in this set being "Energy Shard". When a treasure card is drawn from the shared deck, you place it in the empty space in the shared pool, then continue to draw until you reveal a hero, monster or construct to cover the treasure. When you acquire or defeat that top card, you also gain the treasure, which is added to your deck like hero and construct cards. When you play a treasure from your hand, you immediately draw another card from your deck; more importantly, you can use the energy on these cards to activate special powers on certain heroes, constructs and monsters...

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Navegador
Rio Grande Games

Navegador is a challenging strategy game for 2-5 players with a little luck, because no one knows exactly what to expect when discovering new sea regions. 

Players represent wealthy trade dynasties which take part in building up the Portuguese colonial empire. The first aim is to explore the unknown sea regions and found colonies. Use the sugar, gold, and spice resources in the colonies to finance the building ships, factories, shipyards, and churches. Use a rondel to plan actions and build the best combinations of assets to win.









Watch this video to get a feel for  Navegador


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Restocks:
  • Escape: Illusions
  • Rivals for Catan
  • Talisman: Frostmarch
  • Talisman: Sacred Pool
  • Ticket To Ride: Asia Map Collection
  • Dixit: Odyssey


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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 Events: Week of May 19th - 25th


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. May 22nd
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.

Alhambra
Queen Games
Tobago
Rio Grande Games

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Date: Fri. May 25th
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.


Kingsburg
Fantasy Flight
Caylus
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.