Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Game Arrivals: July 28th - Aug 3rd


Here is this week's game arrivals:


Planet Steam
Fantasy Flight

New out from Fantasy Flight is Planet Steam.

Airships  patrol the sky over a steamy landscape that's dotted with massive mechanical extraction tanks.  Each player assumes the role of an entrepreneur in a steam punk boom town racing to assemble equipment, claim plots of land, extract resources and accumulate riches.








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Shadows Over Camelot -
Merlin's Company
Days Of Wonder
As a battle-tested knight with the experience of many a campaign, you thought that the landsaround Camelot had no more secrets in store, and that vanquishing the forces of Evil might becomemere child's play. You could not have been more wrong. Better put your sword to the forge and sharpen your blade once again - for new threats are gathering in the mists of Avalon...




Merlin's Company expansion to Shadows Over Camelot brings you a new set of knights, one for each Coat of Arms. Additionally, there are new loyalty and travel cards as well as black evil cards and white good cards.  A Merlin figurine is included.  Merlin's role is to sweep in at times of dire to aid in your cause.


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Android Netrunner - 
Creation and Control
Fantasy Flight

Creation and Control is the first deluxe expansion for Android: Netrunner.  This expansion introduces 55 new cards in triplicate, 165 in all and focuses on the struggles between the executives at Haas-Bioroid and those Shapers who are driven to tinker with their programs and hardware by an almost-religious compulsion.








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Restocks:
  • A Game of Thrones
  • Martian Dice



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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, July 28, 2013

Game Events: Week of July 30th - Aug 6th

Come and join in on the fun at this week's Game Events. It's a great way to try out some games. Here is this week's schedule:


Date: Weds. July 31st
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.


Cardcassonne
Rio Grande Games
Lords of Vegas
Mayfair Games


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Date: Fri. Aug 3rd
Time: 6 pm
Place: Off The Charts Games Store


Friday's Featured Games

Kingdom Builder
Queen Games
Tzolk'in
The Mayan Calendar

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.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Interesting Tidbit: Portugal's Game of the Year

Portuguese National Award
Game of the Year

Clearly the Portuguese like the heavier strategy board games.  Here are the 5 nominated games up for their 2012 Game of the Year Award:

Android Netrunner
Fantasy Flight
Ginkgopolis
Z-Man Games


Keyflower
R&D Games
Terra Mystica
Z-Man Games

Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar
Rio


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Past  winners of Portugal's Game of the Year are:
  • 2011  Ora & Labora
  • 2010  Troyes
  • 2009  Maria
  • 2008  Agricola
  • 2007  Brass
  • 2006  Imperial

These national game awards have special meaning to the game designers as evident by Uwe Rosenberg's (Ora & Labora and Agricola) response to winning this award. Here is his comments taken from Spiel Portugal's web page
"Nowadays a lot of new exciting games appear on the market every year. Therefore every national prize is of growing importance. I am especially glad for “Ora et Labora” winning the Portuguese award, because I tested that game together with you personally in Portugal. These were the last, decisive tests, which inspired me to rework on some buildings to make them perfect. In total, I worked on “Ora et Labora” for three years, which was longer than on “Agricola”. At the end of that time, the development process coincided with the birth of my son. Those were emotional weeks indeed. Remembering these weeks lets me enjoy your award in a special way." 


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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, July 23, 2013

Game Events: Week of July 23rd - 29th

Come and join in on the fun at this week's Game Events. It's a great way to try out some games. Here is this week's schedule:


Date: Weds. July 24th
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.


Castle Panic
Fireside Games
Caylus
Rio Grande Games

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Date: Fri. July 26th
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.


Spin Monkeys
Rio Grande Games

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 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.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Game Arrivals: July 14th - 20th



This week's game arrivals include the following:


The much anticipate game from Fantasy Flight is now available again.  Letters From Whitechapel is a game of deduction and bluffing.
Letters From Whitechapel
Fantasy Flight
It's 1888 London and the infamous Jack The Ripper is on the loose. One player is Jack The Ripper who secretly chooses a hideout location. The remaining players are detectives chasing the illusive Jack through the tangled streets and alleys of the Whitechapel district.  Jack's goal is to claim 5 victims without being caught.  After claiming a victim however, Jack must return to his hideout before going after another victim increasing his chances of being caught. The detectives must work together to catch and arrest Jack in order to stop him from claiming any more victims.







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Vinhos
Z-Man Games
For those who take wine and gaming seriously, Vinhos combines many different game mechanics into a sophisticated strategy game.

You are wine producers in Portugal.  Your goal is to produce and present the best wines at the Wine Tasting Fairs in order to win the most victory points. You will accomplished this by expanding your vineyards throughout the different wine regions, selling, and exporting wine.  Additionally, utilizing enologists and wine experts will help you increase the quality of your wine and enhance your wine's features, respectively.





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Once Upon A Time
The Storytelling Card Game

Atlas Games

Once Upon A Time: The Storytelling Card Game as the box cover depicts, has a fairytale theme.  The artwork on the cards puts you right in a fairytale world.

At the start of the game each player will receive a secret Story Ending card along with a hand of Story Element cards.  Game play begins with one player as a Storyteller. The Storyteller begins telling a story using the elements from the cards in their hand with the goal of channeling the story towards their particular story ending.  The other players will use their Story Element cards to interrupt the Storyteller in order to become the new Storyteller and attempt to end the story with their unique ending.  But in order to end the story your way you must have played all of your Story Element cards.






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Restocks:
  • Doctor Who
  • Formula D
  • King of Tokyo



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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.