Friday, October 30, 2015

Game Arrivals: Oct. 25th - 31st


More new games and game expansions arrived this week.  Come in and check out what's hitting the shelves.

Here's a snap shot of the board game arrivals:



           New Game Arrival!
Munchkin Steampunk
Steve Jackson Games

Gear up for steam-powered adventure in the latest Munchkin game from Steve Jackson Games.

Munchkin Steampunk is a deluxe version that comes with a gameboard, pawns with plastic stands, 168 cards, and a die.  So grab your gear, put on your top hat, chack the monsters, and grab the treasure... with the power of science.











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    New Game Expansion!
Roll For The Galaxy
Ambition
Rio Grande Games

Roll For The Galaxy: Ambition is the first expansion to the base game Roll For The Galaxya dice game of building space empires.

Ambition not only provides new factions, home worlds, and game tiles, but also adds two new dice types and optional objectives.  Each player will have one and only one new black leader die that will replace one white home die in their starting cup.  The second new dice type is the Entrepreneur orange die.











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New Game Expansion!
Takenoko: Chibis
Asmodee
Takenoko: Chibis is an expansion that adds more fun to the tile-laying base game Takenoko, where a gardener moves around various garden plots making bamboo sprout and grow while a panda goes among the tiles eating said bamboo.

The Takenoko: Chibis expansion adds a mama panda and some baby pandas in addition to new objective cards.  Now the gardener has to work extra hard to provide enough bamboo for all.  Mama panda is a cute figurine outfitted in pink and brings with her baby pandas represented by tile icons and tokens.  Her role is to get the baby pandas placed throughout the gardens.  Baby panda tokens bring one of three bonuses when placed or victory points if in a player's reserve at game end.  All of the new plot tiles have the baby panda icon on them.  These new baby panda plot tiles include the Kamis Garden, Sacred Hills, Celestial Pond, and Gardener's Cabin with each type providing a new effect.


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     New Game Expansion!
Power Grid
The Stock Companies
Rio Grande Games
Power Grid: The Stock Companies is an expansion to the base game Power Grid a strategy game of planning with surges of energy.

As shareholders, you want to get control over different stock companies so you can acquire the greatest wealth.
There are two additional variants: 
1) Players are trying to get shares of the most successful companies: the ones that supply electricity to the most cities. 
2) Players control their private stock companies and try to establish them successfully on the electricity market. They sell shares of their own companies to generate more cash and then are able to buy shares of other players' companies. Thus, they can also earn a portion of the other players' successes.



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    New Game Arrival!
Why First?
AEG
Why First?, a quick and crazy card racing game where need place second to win. After five rounds the winner will be the one who has scored the second-most points. 

Players begin each round with a hand of five cards that can range in point value of -4 to +5.  The hands of cards are played one card at a time. Players will simultaneously choose one card from their hand and place it face down in front of them.  Ready, set, go! players will then simultaneously take and place their face down card in front of any player they choose or keep the card.  Players then tally up the value on any and all cards that ended up in front of them and move that many spaces (forward or backward) on the game board. Play continues in this manner for the first 4 cards in players hand.  The last card and fifth card can only be played on themselves. Move as before. The player that ends up in 2nd place on the game board wins that round and is the only player that gets their score recorded. 



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 New Game Arrival!
Epic Card Game
White Wizard Games
Epic is a fast-paced card game of fantasy combat for 2 to 4 players.  It is designed to start quickly but also to reward deep, strategic plays.  Players can play sealed, draft or constructed.

In Epic, you take on the role of an elder god, in conflict with other elder gods. The cards in your deck are your champions, who fight for you, and events, which represent your will imposed on the mortal realm.

A second deck can be added to play up to 8 players.





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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, October 28, 2015

Game Events: Week of Oct. 25th - 31st

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. 


Board Game: Machi Koro
Come and join in on the fun as it's a great way to meet other game enthusiasts and to try out some games.  No experience is necessary! We are happy to teach you the rules and get you started.





Our Games Library has a wide variety of games available for play while you are here.











Here is this week's schedule:


Open Game Play - Free
Date: Weds. Oct. 28th
Time: 6 pm
Place: Off The Charts Games Store


Weds. Suggested Games To Try
Here are 2 suggested game picks from our Games Library for you to try. One is aimed at those who want a light strategy game and the other is aimed at those who would like a more challenging strategy game. To learn more about each suggested board game click on the game name below it's picture.

Machi Koro
IDW Games
Machi Koro
Harbor
Lords Of Vegas
Mayfair Games

Lords of Vegas in play.


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Open Game Play - Free
Date: Fri. Oct. 30th
Time: 6 pm
Place: Off The Charts Games Store

Fri. Suggested Games To Try
Here are 2 suggested game picks from our Games Library for you to try. One is aimed at those who want a light strategy game and the other is aimed at those who would like a more challenging strategy game. To learn more about each suggested board game click on the game name below it's picture.

Dead Panic
Fireside Games
A game of Dead Panic  in play.

Eldritch Horror
Fantasy Flight
Watch Fantasy Flight's video  game overview of Eldritch Horror.




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Learn and Play - Free
Date: Sat. Oct. 31st
Time: Noon - 5 pm
Place: Off The Charts Games Store

Munchkin
Nightmare Before Christmas

USAopoly / Steve Jackson

Come and learn all about Munchkin Nightmare Before Christmas from Mike V. of Envoy. It's free and it'll be fun!

Munchkin Nightmare Before Christmas is based on the popular Tim Burton film The Nightmare Before Christmas! Fans of The Nightmare Before Christmas and Munchkin have an entirely new ghoulish world to immerse themselves in. Play as a citizen from Halloween Town, Christmas Town, Thanksgiving Town or Easter Town. Battle and banish foes like Oogie Boogie, Doctor Finkelstein and Lock, Shock & Barrel from Halloween Town.




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.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Game Arrivals: Week of Oct. 18th - 24th


Come in and check out this week's game arrivals. This week's shipment includes includes some new games and game expansions.


Here's an overview what arrived:


     New Game Expansion!
IstanbulMocha & Baksheesh
AEG
Istanbul Mocha & Baksheesh is an expansion to the 2014 award winning board game, Istanbul.
Selling precious fabrics, the finest of spices, and the freshest of fruits in Istanbul was very good for business. But now the customers at the bazaar have discovered a new delicacy: coffee!As the cunning merchant you are, you sense the fortune you can make by selling the tasty bean. To overcome these new challenges, you will need more help than just that of your assistants. Luckily, for a baksheesh, the guests at the tavern are willing to take a little side job. Also, at the guild hall, you can find the valuable help you need.
Mocha & Baksheesh Expansion not only comes with new place and tavern tiles but includes a Barrier tile that can block players movements.  Additionally, there is a Guild Hall with special ability cards that you can play in place of using your Merchant or Assistants.



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   New Game Arrival!
Coup
Rebellion G54
Indie Boards & Games

Arriving in from the designer of Coup is Coup Rebellion G54, a new stand alone game set in the dystopian universe for 3 to 6 players.

Quick to learn, Coup Rebellion G54 uses the same fast rules as Coup - claim, counter, challenge, and bluff and then adds a strategic layer with character selection.  Each game plays with five character roles chosen randomly from a deck of 25 unique character cards.  The combination of abilities and interplay between these provides plenty of variability with each game.  The objective is to be the last player with influence (a face-down card) for the game win.






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           New Game Arrival!
CardLine Dinosaurs
Asmodee
CardLine: Dinosaurs, is the third in the CardLine series following on the heels of CardLine Animals and CardLine Globetrotter.

In CardLine Dinosaurs players are trying to be the 1st to get rid of the cards in their hand by placing them correctly in the central card line.  At the start of the game decide which of the 2 characteristic you'll be comparing; weight or length.
There are 110 double-sided cards.  Both sides of a card depicts the dinosaur , it's name, and it's geological place while only one side contains it's weight and it's length.

How well do you know your dinosaurs?




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        New Game Arrival!
One Night Revolution
Indie Boards & Games
From the designer of One Night Ultimate Werewolf, Ted Alspach comes One Night Revolution, a stand alone card game that combines some aspects of One Night Ultimate Werewolf  and The Resistance. 

One Night Revolution uses 2 sets of cards, ID cards that identify your loyalty as a Rebel or an Informant, and Specialist cards that determine the night action you will take.  During the Night phase players will secretly take turns performing the action on their specialist card. During the Day phase, each player will take a specialist token, claiming (truthfully or not) which action they performed in the night phase.  Next the discussions and accusations take place until the starting player calls for a vote.  Simultaneously, everyone will  point to the player they want to assassinate.  The Rebels win if an Informant is assassinated.  The informants win if no Informants are assassinated.



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          New Game Arrival!
Mysterium
Libellud
Mysterium is a cooperative mystery solving game, in which everyone wins or loses together. All players share the same goal of uncovering the truth behind the death of the ghost that haunts the manor, thereby putting his soul to rest! 

Players take on one of two different roles but share a common purpose. Players play differently according to their role: The ghost distributes cards to guide the psychics, helping them to make the right choices that will allow the investigation to make progress. The psychics receive cards from the ghost and use their intuition to try to correctly interpret his messages.






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       New Game Arrival!
Unpub
The Published Card Game
Dice Hate Me Games

Unpub: The Published Card Game is a party game where players will use listed themes, mechanics, and components to craft a game idea.  Each round, a publisher uses an element from one of their cards to inspire the designers to pitch a game using two of the other three  elements on cards in their hand. 

The best game pitch gets a publishing contract.













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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.