Friday, August 30, 2013

Game Events: August 25th - 31st

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. Aug 28th
Place: Off The Charts Games Store

Sadly, due to a death in the family, game night has been cancelled tonight .







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Date: Fri. Aug 30th
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.


Show Manager
Queen Games
World Without End
Mayfair Games

For a game overview of World Without End watch this Mayfair Games 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 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.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Board Game Arrivals: August 18 - 24th


This week's game arrivals included these much anticipated expansions and a couple of new games:

Castellan
Steve Jackson Games

Newly released from Steve Jackson Games is Castellan.  

2 players work together to build a castle but compete to control it.  Wall and tower pieces link together to form courtyards which you'll try to claim with a Keep.  You must be clever in placing your wall and tower pieces so that you gain as towers in your courtyards without adding points to your opponent.










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Pandemic: In The Lab
Z-Man Games
New from Z-Man Games is this new expansion to the popular cooperative game, Pandemic.  Pandemic: In The Lab brings new roles, 2 add-on's to the challenges in the On The Brink expansion, and these 3 new ways to play:

Lab Challenge - take samples and develop cures in the lab.  Cures must be developed in the lab before they can be discovered.

Solo Game - you, with a little help from the CDC, are on your own.

Team Challenge - cooperate with a partner against rival teams racing to cure and eradicate, prevent outbreaks, and gain prestige points.  Prestige points are gained when a team meets the goal outlined on their specific goal card.  The team with the most prestige points at the end of the game wins. 


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Lords of Waterdeep:Board Game -
Scoundrels of Skullport Expansion

Wizards of the Coast
Also newly released is Scoundrels of Skullport from Wizards of the Coast, an expansion to Lords of Waterdeep:The Board Game.  Scoundrels of Skullport adds a new faction, The Gray Hands, allowing up to 6 players and also contains these two new modules:
Undermountain - a vast and multilevel dungeon beneath Mount Waterdeep...  The focus is on new quests with great demands and greater rewards.

Skullport  - aka: Port of Shadow, is nestled in the heart of Undermountain, deep below the streets of Waterdeep... The focus is on a new resource - Corruption and the risks associated with being corrupt.



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Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game
Daybreak Expansion

Fantasy Flight
The final chapter of the Syfy series Battlestar Galactica is featured in this newest expansion, Daybreak to Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game.
The Daybreak expansion for Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game brings humanity’s plight to its gripping climax! With two supplemental game boards and hundreds of cards and tokens, Daybreak invites players to undertake desperate missions, struggle under the constant threat of mutiny, and bargain with Cylon driven by motives of their own.
Daybreak introduces twelve new character sheets, thirty new Crisis cards, twenty-five new Skill cards, and much more. Patch your fellow crew members up as the crotchety Doc Cottle, or argue your way out of a tight spot as the clever Romo Lampkin. Push your viper to its limits as Hot Dog, or take the com as Lieutenant Louis Hoshi. Do you prefer to stand against the humans? Daybreak also features four new Cylon Leaders, including the cunning and charismatic D’Anna Biers.

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Set Junior
Set Enterprises

Adding to our kids section is Set Junior just out from Set Enterprises.

Set Junior, aimed at kids ages 3+ contains a two-sided board.  On one side kids learn what a set is by matching their tile to a tile on the board.  Start to recognize Sets while matching color, number and symbols.  Once familiar with what a makes a Set, flip the board over and play Side 2.  On Side 2 kids can race to find as many Sets as they can.









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Restocks:
  • Suburbia
  • Descent
  • Carcassonne: The Tower


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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, August 22, 2013

Table Top Season 2: Lords of Waterdeep


It's  time for another episode in the Table Top biweekly series hosted by Wil Wheaton of Star Trek fame, on Felicia Day's Channel Geek and Sundry.  Today Wil and his friends are playing Lords of Waterdeep, a Euro-style strategy board game from the world of Dungeons & Dragons.

Lords of Waterdeep
Wizards of the Coast


Pull up a chair and lets watch as Wil, Felicia Day, Pat Rothfuss, Brandon Laatsch take on the roles of Lords vying for control of Waterdeep.  To do so, they must complete a series of quests. Who will be named the supreme Lord of Waterdeep?   Will it be Wil's day to score a game victory?


We have Lords of Waterdeep available in stock so come in and get your copy today.  For more information about the game click here our Game Profile: Lords of Waterdeep.


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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, August 21, 2013

Game Events: August 18th - 24th

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. Aug 21st
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
Seasons
Asmodee

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Date: Fri. Aug 23rd
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.
Asara
Ravensburger
Bullfrog Goldfield
Numbskull 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.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Game Profile: Morels

Strategic foraging and feasting for 2.


Mechanics Card Drafting, Set Collection
Theme Mushrooms
Publication 2 Lanterns Games, 2013
Ages 10+
Time 30
Players 2
Description
The woods are old-growth, dappled with sunlight.  Delicious mushrooms beckon from every grove and hollow.  Morels may be the most sought-after in these woods, but there are many tasty and valuable varieties awaiting the savvy collector.  Bring a basket if you think it’s your lucky day.  Forage at night and you will be all alone when you stumble upon a bonanza.  If you’re hungry, put a pan on the fire and bask in the aroma of chanterelles as you sauté them in butter.
Morels is a light strategy card game for 2 players.  The object of the game is to collect and cook a better collection of mushrooms that your opponent.  On a turn, a player can take a mushroom that is near them at the edge of the forest or with the aid of a walking stick, trek deeper into the forest to snatch a tastier variety.  Nearby mushrooms that are not selected move into a decay pile after every turn.  There is a short window of opportunity to take mushrooms from the decay pile, but if you do, you must take everything in the pile.  This could contain things you need like mushrooms, frying pans, butter, or cider, etc.  However, the pile could also contain the deadly Destroying Angel Mushroom.  This mushroom makes you ill and limits your size for several rounds.  The game continues until the deck of forest cards is exhausted.  The player with the best sets of mushrooms in frying pans in front of them will be the winner.  Mushrooms must be collected in sets of 3 or more and can be spiced with butter and/or cider for bonus points.  May the best forager win!



We have an open copy of Morels available in our Store Demo Games Library that  you 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.


Thursday, August 15, 2013

Board Game Arrivals: August 11 - 17th


It"s a week of restocks.  Here are some of the games that came in:


Twilight Imperium
Fantasy Flight


Finally back in stock, Twilight Imperium is an epic board game of galatic conquest, politics, and trade.









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Frag: Gold Edition
Steve Jackson Games



Frag is a computer game without a computer.  It's a 1st-person shooter on a tabletop.  The Gold Edition offers a 2-sided game board, figurines, erasable character cards, and 18 dice for some really gigantic attacks.












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Talisman:
The Magical Quest Game

Fantasy Flight



Talisman, a board game where players are on a dangerous quest for the ultimate treasure, the legendary Crown of Command.  As a warrior, priest, wizard or any one of 11 other heroes with powers that are both magical and mighty players will encounter monsters, traps, and evil magic on their journey.











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Friday
Rio Grande Games


Also back in stock is Friday, a solo adventure card game.  In this game, Robinson Crusoe is represented as a card stack of different behaviors.  You are forced to improve this card stack so you can collect the cards at the end of the game to give Robinson the best chance to win against the tough pirates.











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Star Wars: The Card Game
Fantasy Flight


Star Wars is a card game of galactic conflict for 2 players. Join Luke Skwalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and the rebel alliance as they defy the Galactic Empire and resist the corrupt agents of the Sith.   Or choose to fight alongside Darth Vader and the members of The Dark Side.











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Axis and Allies: 1941
Wizards of the Coast
The world is at war - 5 major powers struggle for supremacy.  Controlling one of the Axis or Allied powers, you will command both your country's military forces and its wartime economy.




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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.