Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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

Not only do we sell board games, we also provide tables and a library full of open games for you to come in and play.  The tables are open during store hours as well as during our Weds and Friday evening Open Game Play Nights.

                                                                                                                                   

Here is this week's schedule:

Date: Weds. Apr. 29th
Time: 6 pm
Place: Off The Charts Games Store


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

Viva Java
The Coffee Dice Game
Dice Hate Me Games


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Date: Fri. May 1st
Time: 6 pm
Place: Off The Charts Games Store


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


King of Tokyo
Iello
No experience is necessary! We are happy to teach you the rules and get you started.




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, Cobble Hill, and Dowdle.

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

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Game Arrivals: April 19th - 21st


Here is a peek at the games that hit our shelves this week:



Recently we caught up with local game designer David Chott of 3 Hares Games and spoke to him about his creation, Lagoon: Land of Druids, a strategy game for 1 to 4 players.

Lagoon: Land of Druids
3 Hares Games
Lagoon: Land of Druids is made up of double-sided modular hexagonal tiles that are used to create the fantasy world of Lagoon.  Each side of a tile features a unique magical site with a specific action and one of 3 types of energies.  Players will use the tiles and their supply of druids to alter the balance of power among the 3 types of energies by exploring new sites, adding tiles, unraveling sites, and removing tiles.  Every site offers a unique magic power that can be used by druid circles occupying the site.  Your druids are spiritually linked as members of the same circle, therefore they all share in that magic power no matter what site they occupy.  The objective of the game is to collect seeds and unraveled tiles to maximize your points.  At the end of the game one of the energy types will be dominant throughout the world of Lagoon and that will determine which seeds score and which unraveled tiles score.

The game components are well done with beautiful artwork and heavy tiles.  We have an open copy of Lagoon: Land of Druids available in our Demo Games Library for you to come in and try. 


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Also new in is Alien Frontiers: Outer Belt, the latest expansion to Alien Frontiers by Game Salute.  In Alien Frontiersplayers use dice as space ships to explore and colonize an alien planet.
Alien Frontiers
Outer Belt
Game Salute
The Outer Belt expansion to Alien Frontiers adds ships and colony tokens for an additional player and expands the playing board. This side-board expands the moon with a new territory, and introduces the nearby Asteroid Belt. Asteroid Counters move through the belt during the game, changing their docking requirements as they change their positions. Staking a claim to an Asteroid will give you resources, a derelict ship, or new alien devices. 
Outer Belt can accommodate 2 to 5 players (up to 6 players when combined with Alien Frontiers: Factions.

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We have also replenished our stock of Chess sets, Backgammon, and Chinese Checkers. 




Other Restocks:





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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.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Game Events: Week of April 19th - 25th

Not only do we sell board games, we also provide tables and a library full of open games for you to come in and play.  The tables are open during store hours as well as during our Weds and Friday evening Open Game Play Nights.












Come and join in on the fun as it's a great way to meet other game enthusiasts and to try out some games. Our Game Library has a wide variety of games available for play while you are here.  It's free and it's fun!



Here is this week's schedule:


Date: Weds. Apr. 22nd
Time: 6 pm
Place: Off The Charts Games Store

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

Top 5 Rummy
Ravensburger

Top 5 Rummy



Dragon Valley
Dragon Valley
Diamond K Games


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Date: Fri. Apr. 17th
Time: 6 pm
Place: Off The Charts Games Store


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

Revolution
Steve Jackson Games

Revolution




Last Will
Czech Games Edition

Last Will





No experience is necessary! We are happy to teach you the rules and get you started.



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, Cobble Hill, and Dowdle.

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

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Game Arrivals: April 10th - 18th


More new games have arrived!  Here is a peek at what's come in this week:



The newest edition to the  Ascension deck-building game has arrived. Ascension - Dawn Of Champions is playable as a stand-alone game for 1 to 4 players, or can be combined with other Ascension games to play with up to 6 players.
Ascension
Dawn Of Champions
Stone Blade Entertainment
In Dawn of Champions, players take on the role of Champions of each of the 4 factions - Dhartha, Nairi, Sadranis, and Kor.  Through acquiring or defeating cards that share a faction with their champion, players build reputation, unlocking special cards and abilities as the game progresses. 
Dawn of Champions also introduces the new Rally mechanic, which allows players a chance to acquire or defeat additional Heroes and Monsters of the same faction, bolstering their ranks as long as they remain loyal to their faction's cause.

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All you need to know are the movies you've seen in this new game from Renegade Game Studios. This is a fast-paced party game for movie buffs.

Double Feature
Renegade Game Studios
Players compete to quickly name a movie that links elements from 2 different category cards. Every card contains a movie element from one of 7 different categories - Theme/ Genre, Location, Character, Scene, Setting, or Production.  An example would be; "Black & White" from a Production category card & "New York" from a Setting category card, the movies King Kong or Manhattan would be correct. Earn points by being the first to name a movie that meets the category on both of the drawn cards.


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New in from Looney Labs is Just Desserts, a deliciously sweet card game.

Just Desserts
Looney Lab
Fun for the whole family.  Players are competing to be the first to claim 3 Guest cards of the same suit or to get a Guest card from each of the 5 suits.  The game consists of two decks of cards - a Guest deck and a Dessert deck.  Basic game play begins with 3 cards from the Guest deck placed face-up in the center of the table.  Each Guest card will indicate the types of sweets that particular guest likes and possibly types they don't like along with a stated favorite. Throughout the game, players will draw Dessert cards into their hand to collect the right combination of sweets to satisfy and claim the face-up Guest cards. A new Guest card will be drawn and added to the unclaimed area in the center of the table after each player's turn.  After you have mastered the basic rules, you can add one of three additional options - Poaching & Blocking, Opening a Buffet, and Surprise Parties.



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Another family game in this week is Piña Pirata from game designer Donald Vaccarino, best known for such games as the popular deck-building game Dominion, Kingdom Builder, Temporum, Monster Factory and more.

Piña Pirata
Iello


In Piña Pirata, you pit your crew members against those of the other players in a series of rounds. Your goal each round is to be the first player to end his turn with an empty hand. The winner of each round gets a piece of the treasure map.  Adventure tiles bring about rule changes on leach leg of the journey for ever more twists.

Make the most of your crew members, adjust to new rules, and sail away on the quest for the Gold Pineapple.







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We have added these Haba games to our kids section:

Brandon the Brave
Haba
Brandon the Brave is an adventure filled, tile base game designed for kids 5 and older.

Your goal as a knight is to defeat the dragon and subdue the giant.  To become a knight, all knaves first must master regal strategy placement tasks and prove that they have good intuition.  Be the first to place all of your square knight's task cards on the triangular field tiles.  If you land on a field tile with the wooden knight you'll earn an extra turn.






Rhino Hero
Haba

Rhino Hero is a heroic 3D-stacking game designed for kids 5 and older.  This super hero from the animal world fearlessly scales the highest buildings houses looking for burglars and rogues.  In this game players are constructing a multi-story building of cards from which the Rhino Hero figurine will climb.  On each turn players add walls and roofs. Each roof card will indicate where the next player must place walls on the card.  Additionally, some roof cards will have players performing special actions.  Be the 1st player to use all of your roof cards and win.  However, if the building falls down, the player who caused the collapse loses, adn the player with the fewest roof cards in their hand wins.




Secret Code 13+4
Haba
Secret Code 13+4 a tricky arithmetic game designed for kids 8 and older.
For months the agents have been preparing for this evening. Tonight is the night the secret mission “Amun Re” begins. The team, made up of four cunning secret agents, breaks into the museum and thanks to their precise calculations, manages to crack the tricky security codes. Be it calculating addition or subtraction, multiplication or division, the numbers on the dice have to be combined so that they coincide with the code numbers. Who will be the fi rst to overcome all the security’s laser barriers to get hold of the precious mask of Amun Re? 




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Arriving in this week is Star Realms: Gambit Set, the latest expansion pack for the deck-building game Star Realms, a 2-player deck-building card game.  Star Realms is a spaceship combat 2-player deck-building card game. You will play powerful ships, destroy enemy bases and blast your opponent directly on your way to victory.


Star Realms
Gambit Set
White Wizard Games
Just  when your enemy thinks the battle is in their grasp, one final gambit can turn agonizing defeat into glorious victory.

The  Gambit Set expansion pack adds 13 Gambit cards that give players special abilities they can unleash, 3 Nerc Cruiser Ship cards that can act as an ally for any faction, 2 Solo Challenge cards allowing for solitaire play, and 2 Cooperative Challenge cards where you can team up with your friends to defeat the Pirates of the Dark Star or the deadly Nemesis Beast.







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Restocks: 

  • Machi Koro: Harbor
  • Carcassonne: Princess & Dragon
  • Carcassonne: The Tower
  • Carcassonne: Count, King & Robber
  • Battle Line
  • Coup
  • Game of Thrones: The Board Game
  • Kingdom Builder
  • 10 Days in the USA




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Continue to check in for the latest in board games.
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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.