Friday, June 27, 2014

Game Arrivals: Week of June 22nd - 28th


Come in and check out this week's arrivals.  In this week are 3 new game expansions.


Ascension
Realms Unraveled
Stoneblade Entertainment
Hitting the shelves this week is the newly released expansion for the deck-building game Ascension, Realms Unraveled.  Realms Unraveled can be played as a stand-alone game or combined with other  the Ascension games.  

Realms Unraveled revolves around Adayu, the Dreamer, and his descent into madness. Featured in this expansion are multi-faction heroes and the new"multi-unite" ability.  Now you can trigger cards from both factions.  Additionally the Transform ability is back in the game.  Here's a look at some of the cool new cards:














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Pathfinder: Rise of Runelords
Spires of the Xin-Shalast

Paizo


The latest expansion pack for Pathfinder Rise of the Runelords Adventure Card Game has arrived.  The Spires of Xin-Shalast adventure pack 6 confronts cannibal spirits, champions of a fallen empire, and the Runelord of Greed.










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Boss Monster
Tools of Hero-Kind

Brotherwise Games LLC
Another game expansion new in this week is Tools of Hero-Kind, the first mini-expansion pack for Boss Monster: The Dungeon-Building Card Game.  
Description from Brotherwise Games:
If you have grown accustomed to Heroes as puny resources to be gathered and slain, get ready for the adventurers to strike back! This mini-expansion introduces new Item cards that make Heroes more formidable. But if you can defeat these heavily-armed Heroes, you can claim their Items to gain new offensive abilities!



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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.


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Game Event: Try Local Tuesday

The 1st Tuesday of each month a local business is spotlighted in Gresham's Try Local Tuesday.  It's all about discovering your local retail shops and restaurants.


July 1st
Try Local Tuesday spotlights:
Off The Charts Games



Come and learn about:



our wide selection of unique board games, card games, and more...

and our weekly game nights.

 Come Tuesday play a demo game and find out
which games are up for this year's prestigious
Spiel des Jahres (Game of the Year) award.

What: Gresham's Try Local Tuesday
When: July 1st
Time: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Check out the Facebook Event Page




Member of Gresham Chamber of Commerce since 2011








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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, White Mountain, and Cobble Hill.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Game Profile: Hanabi

It’s all about the fireworks!  Can you build the best fireworks display?


Classification Card Game
Mechanics Cooperative, Hand Management, Set Collection
Publication Asmodee, 2010
Ages 8+
Time 30
Players 2 - 5
Description

Hanabi is a cooperative card game with a clever game mechanic.  Players will race against the clock to create an amazing fireworks show.  Players will hold their cards up and facing out towards the other players. You will be able to everyone's cards except your own.  Working together, you will give each other essential information in order to play your cards in the proper launch sequence.

Awards: 2013 Spiel des Jahres (Game of the Year)




We have an open copy of Hanabi available in our Demo Games Library for you come in and try.


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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, White Mountain, and Cobble Hill.

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

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Game Events: Week of Jun 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. Jun 25th
Time: 6 pm
Place: Off The Charts Games Store


Weds. Suggested Games
To learn more about each featured board game click on the game name below it's picture.

Splendor
Space Cowboys/Asmodee
Dragon Valley
Diamond K Games


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Fri. Suggested Games
To learn more about each featured board game click on the game name below it's picture.

Spyrium
Asmodee
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 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, White Mountain, and Cobble Hill.

Date: Fri Jun 27th
Time: 6 pm
Place: Off The Charts Games Store

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Game Arrivals: Week of June 15th - 21st


Come in and check out this week's arrivals.This week's shipment includes several new games and a truck-load of restocks.

Two of the new games in this week, Istanbul and Dragonheart are by game designer Rüdiger Dorn who also did the dice rolling game, Las Vegas and the card game Jambo.


Istanbul
AEG

Rüdiger Dorn's newly released strategy game, Istanbul has been nominated for this year's Kennerspiel des Jahres Award (Game of the Year - Expert category). 


Hustle and bustle in the bazaar district of Istanbul: merchants and their assistants are hurrying through the narrow alleys attempting to be more successful than their competitors. Good organization is key: wheelbarrows have to be filled with goods at the warehouses and then swiftly transported by the assistants to the various destinations. The goal of the merchants is to be the first to collect a certain amount of rubies.




In Istanbul players will each have a team of one merchant and 4 assistants, plus a family member, and a wheelbarrow.  They will take their merchant/assistants team through the various places within the bazaar with the goal of collecting the necessary rubies to win the game.  Each place within the bazaar has as a specific action that will be performed when a merchant and his assistants stop at it.  However, in order to perform the action the merchant must leave behind one assistant.  To use that assistant again, the merchant must return to that location to retrieve the assistant.  Players must plan carefully so as not to end up with no assistants thereby not able to do anything.  Your family member may also visit places within the bazaar performing the action of that place. But beware, other player's merchant may catch your family member and send him to the Police Station and score a bonus card for the catch.  Rubies can be obtained from several methods that include: increasing one's wheelbarrow capacity, acquiring mosque tiles, delivering goods to the Sultan, and buying from the gemstone dealer.



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Dragonheart
Fantasy Flight

New on our shelves is Rüdiger Dorn's 2-player card game Dragonheart.   It's easy-to-learn and plays in 20 minutes making this a great filler game and/or travel game.
An evil wizard has placed the Great Dragon, the protector of the realm, into a stony slumber, its fiery breath locked away in a ruby jewel called the Dragonheart.





In Dragonheart, one player will take the role of a disciple of the Great Dragon and try to break the spell on it. The other player will take the role of an evil wizard’s minion and try to prevent the awakening of the Great Dragon. To accomplish their goals, players take turns playing cards on the board in order to collect cards for their score piles. Both players will have their own deck of cards from which they will play from. The cards in both decks are identical except one deck is red-backed while the other is green-backed.  Each card is worth from 1 to 4 points. At the end of the game, the player with the most points succeeds at their goal and wins.


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Winter Tales
Fantasy Flight
New from Fantasy Flight is Winter Tales, a board game of storytelling and imagination. 
Alice was on her way to Dorothy's Mansion and hoped a place of safety could be established there for all the rebels.  She darted through the streets of the town, but a massive figure leaped down from above: Wolf! Luckily, Alice grabbed a discarded frying pan, which she swung against Wolf's snout with a resounding thump! Could the rebels really create a safe haven in Wintertown?
In Winter Tales players control the lives of fairy tale characters as they seek to complete quests,creating a new fable. During the course of the game players will create a story about the subtle and merciless war between the rebels of spring, who stand for hope and freedom, and the soldiers of winter, who embody wickedness and oppression.  The faction that has the most points from story cards and memories at the end of the game wins, ushering spring back into the world or extending winter forever.  With players' control over the direction of the story, each game of Winter Tales will be unique.


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Adding to our collection of AEG small box games is the newly released Valley of the Kings.
Valley of the Kings
AEG
Valley of the Kings is a deck-building game of ancient Egypt for 2 to 4 players that plays in 45 minutes.  Players will take on the role of Egyptian nobles at the time of pharaohs, preparing for their deaths.  Players will fill their tombs with food, organ preserving jars, statues, amulets, and other treasures in an attempt to end the game with the most valuable collection.  The game utilizes a crumbling pyramid mechanism for the acquiring of artifacts.  Artifact cards may only be purchased from the base of the pyramid which then creates a crumbling effect of the pyramid. The artifacts from the higher levels then crumble down a level eventually working their way to the base while new cards are placed at the top.  Points can also be gained by entombing a card from your hand instead of purchasing one from the pyramid.

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Adding to our collection of Munchkin games is Munchkin Legends.
Munchkin Legends
Steve Jackson Games
Munchkin Legends is the most recent Munchkin card game about legendary adventure and boasts that there is no roleplaying stuff.  In Legends you will defeat mythic monsters and grab fabled magic items.  Put on the Death Mask and Achilles' Heels or wield Thor's Hammer or the Magic Bassoon.  It's time to raid the world of myth and legend!


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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.


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Game Events: June 15th - 21st

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. Jun 18th
Time: 6 pm
Place: Off The Charts Games Store


Weds. Suggested Games
To larn more about each featured board game click on the game name below it's picture.

Origin
Matagot/Asmodee
Lords of Vegas
Mayfair Games


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Date: Fri Jun 20th
Time: 6 pm
Place: Off The Charts Games Store

Fri. Suggested Games
To learn more about each featured board game click on the game name below it's picture.

Africana
Z-Man Games
Power Grid
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, White Mountain, and Cobble Hill.