Sunday, December 29, 2013

Happy New Year Wishes




From Off The Charts Games we wish all a Happy New Year full of Peace, Joy, and Happiness.  Thank you to everyone who helped make 2013 a year that was truly "off the charts".

We will be taking a brief respite and will be closed for 3 days - - Monday, Dec. 30th through New Years' Day Jan. 1st.  We look forward to seeing you again when we reopen at 10:00 am on Thurs. January 2nd.





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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, and White Mountain.

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

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Dork Tower Humor


We just love John Kovalic's Dork Tower comic strips.  We got a good laugh out of his latest one referencing Carcassonne.

Carcassonne
Z-Man Games
Carcassonne is the popular tile-laying, area control game.  For more information about this board game click here to read our Game Profile: Carcassonne.





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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.



Friday, December 27, 2013

Game Events: Dec. 22nd - 28th

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: Fri. Dec 27th
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.

Livingstone
Playroom Entertainment
Princes of Florence
Rio Grande



Here is a video game overview watch Princeses of Florence.        





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, December 26, 2013

Table Top Season 2: Carcassonne


It's entertainment time with another episode from the Table Top series hosted by Wil Wheaton of Star Trek fame, on Felicia Day's YouTube Channel Geek and Sundry.  Today it's the tile-laying game Carcassonne, a modern day classic.




Carcassonne
Z-Man Games

Pull up a front row seat, joining Wil today are Jesse Cox, Nika Harper, and Kumail Nanjiani. Let's watch and see whose game strategy will pay off.  And who will come up from behind and be happy with their game ending score. 




We have Carcassonne and it's expansions available in stock so come in and get your copy today.



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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, December 22, 2013

Holiday Store Hours



We will be open tomorrow Monday, 23rd as well as on Christmas Eve.  Here is our Holiday Hours Schedule:


Monday . . . . . .   12/23   Open . . . 10:00 am - 7 pm
Christmas Eve . .  12/24   Open . . . 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Christmas Day. .  12/25   Closed

Monday . . . . . . .  12/30   Closed
New Year's Eve . . 12/31   Closed
New Year's Day . .  1/01   Closed



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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, and White Mountain.

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

Sunday Game Play: Ogre


 Kelson and Frank brought in and had an awesome day of Ogre.
Ogre comes in an enormous box full of game boards and components. Included are the rules and map originally released as G.E.V., plus some material first introduced in the supplements Shockwave, Battlefields, and Ogre Reinforcement Pack.


Ogre
Steve Jackson Games
Ogre and G.E.V are tactical ground combat games set in the future of 2085 where armored warfare is faster and deadlier than ever. Hovercraft, tanks and infantry slug it out with tactical nukes. But the most feared weapon of all needs no human guidance. It's the giant cybernetic tank called the Ogre.



Laying out all of the G.E.V. and Shockwave boards.
Super cool pieces.

Kelson on the attack.

Happy fans of Ogre


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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, and White Mountain.

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


Friday, December 20, 2013

More New Games

The Stefan Feld Game Collection

We've added another to our growing Stefan Feld collection of games.  Just released from Queen Games and arriving today is the latest by Stefan Feld, Amerigo.  Players take the role of an explorer like Amerigo Vespucci, journey to discover new lands, plan and build settlements, and collect resources.

 
Amerigo
Queen Games
Similar to their board games Wallenstein and Shogun, Amerigo utilizes Queen Games' patented dice tower for player actions. Players drop action cubes into the tower. Each of the 7 cube colors relates to one of the 7 actions a player may take. The cubes that are dropped into the tower may not all make it out and/or may not be the only ones that come out. This creates an exciting element that requires the player to adapt to the tactical situation (the actions available to the players that particular turn) yet still rewards a good overall (long range) strategy, capturing the game's theme of exploration and discovery.  

Amerigo also has a modular game board set up system that provides a different game each time played.

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Also adding to our Uwe Rosenburg  collection of board games is the newly released Caverna - The Cave Farmer in from Mayfair Games.   Uwe Rosenburg is the designer of popular games such as Agricola, Le HavreOra & Labora, At the Gates of Loyang, and Bohnanza.

Caverna - The Cave Farmer
Mayfair Games

Caverna - The Cave Farmer is a heavy box chock full of components.  We're talking hundreds of pieces. 
Players take the roles of adventurous dwarfs.  Each player is the bearded leader of a small dwarf family that lives in a small cave in the mountains. You will need to dig for ore and rubies as well as cultivate the forest outside your cave in order to furnish caverns to become living spaces for your offspring and working areas for small enterprises.  You will have to determine how much ore you want to mine.  Ore is necessary to forge weapons that will allow you to go on expeditions to gain bonus items and actions.  Digging deeper into the mountain may yield ore and ruby mines that add to your wealth accumulation.  You can also add to your wealth with various agriculture options; cutting down trees to sow fields and fence in postures to hold your animals.  At the end of the game, the dwarf player with the most efficiently developed home board wins the game.



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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, and White Mountain.

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