Thursday, April 28, 2016

Game Arrivals: Week of April 24th - 30th

New Game Arrival!

Quadropolis
Days Of Wonder

New and just in from Days Of Wonder is Quadropolis a great family city-building game for 2 to 4 players that plays in under an hour.

You are mayors of your own growing city and are competing to develop the most winning city. Over the course of four rounds you will send your architects to the main construction site for buildings to put in your developing city that include parks, shops, tower blocks, harbors, factories, and public services. Each building type has it's own scoring method.  As soon as your architect takes a building from the construction site board you will place the Urbanist pawn on that spot thereby blocking that row and column of building tiles from the option available to the next player.

Which buildings and how they're placed in your city will affect your end of game scoring. Some buildings when placed in your city will give you inhabitants and/or energy units which are necessary for activating your various buildings.  Buildings will need to be activated in order to score them. 





Quadropolis is a colorful game that includes two game modes - Classic and Expert, as well as a mini Playgrounds expansion.  The player boards and architect tiles are double-sided to accommodate the Classic and Expert play modes.



Learn more about this game in this video by Rodney Smith of Watch It Played






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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.


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Game Events: April 24th - 30th

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. 
Additionally, Saturday - April 30th is International TableTop Game Day.  Learn more about this super fun event below.




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 Games 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:



Open Game Play
Date: Weds. Apr. 27th
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. No experience is necessary! We are happy to teach you the rules and get you started.
To learn more about each suggested board game click on the game name below it's picture.

Gravwell
Renagade Games
Rialto
Tasty Minstrel Games

A game of Rialto in play.


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Open Game Play
Date: Fri. Apr. 29th
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. No experience is necessary! We are happy to teach you the rules and get you started.
To learn more about each suggested board game click on the game name below it's picture.

Medieval Academy
Iello
Deus
Pearl Games

A game of Medieval Academy in play.


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Game Play Celebration
Date: Saturday, April 30th
Place: Off The Charts Games
Time: All Day starting at 10:00 am



Join us at Off The Charts Games for the 4th Annual International TableTop Game Day, a day dedicated to promoting board game fun worldwide.  Inspired and initiated by Wil Wheaton (actor Star Trek fame) and Felicia Day (actress, comedian, writer), people worldwide will come together for a day dedicated to playing board games.  Last year about 5,000 locations worldwide participated. We have participated in this event since it's inception 4 years ago - this year being no exception. International TableTop Game Day is Saturday, April 30th. 



Gaming will be free and fun all day. We have a great Demo Game Library full of games you can choose to play. Or, bring in your favorite games and play.

No experience is necessary, we are happy to teach the rules and get you started. Bring your friends, bring your family. We'll have refreshments and giveaways.









We've added a bunch of games to our already well stocked Demo Games shelves.





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, April 22, 2016

Game Arrivals: Week of April 18th - 23rd


Here is this week's exciting game arrivals:





    New Game Arrival!
Thunder & Lightning
Z-Man Gam
Thunder & Lightning is a 2-player card game set in Nordic mythology.  The Trickster Loki has stolen Odin's crown. To aid his son Thor in battle against Loki, Odin has given Thor his prized ring of power.

Players will each take the role of Loki or Thor and meet in an epic battle to vie for control of these two valued objects.  Each will need to use strategy and cunning to defeat their opponent's allies.  You may even need to risk your prized possession on the battlefield, lest your opponent finds it in your hand.




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  Reprisal of a Classic Game!
Bin'Fa: The Tao Of War
Ken Hodkinson
Originally published in 1977, this classic war game features a modular board, a little bit of dice rolling, a little resource management, and lots of tactics.  It was recently republished after a successful kickstarter campaign.

Bin'Fa: The Tao Of War is based upon ancient Chinese precepts of war.  Players will be in command of an army with the goal of eliminating all enemy forces from the battlefield.  Success depends on ensuring that armies maintain sufficient supplies to provide mobility and firing power.




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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.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

2016 Mensa Select Award Winning Games!

Congratulations to the recipients of this year's Mensa Select Award!


Each year, members of Mensa meet over one weekend to play and rate the year's newest board games. The top five games earn Mensa Select® distinction and may display the Mensa Select seal on their packaging. Look for the Mensa Select seal when purchasing games. 
The seal indicates that a game is original, challenging and well designed. Indirectly, it indicates that a game is original and creative in concept, challenging, a good value for the price, easy to comprehend and play, and, above all, fun!

 And the 2016 award-winning games are:


New York 1901
Blue Orange Games
A great family game about
shaping the historic skyline
of New York during the 1901
skyscraper boom.
Favor Of The Pharaoh
Build a dice-rolling engine
with over 100 tiles and 20
standard and custom dice.
Manipulate and add dice to win.


World's Fair 1893
Renegade Games

Coming in May!
With simple mechanics
and layers of depths,
collect exhibition sets,
admission tickets, and
control exhibition areas
as the ferris wheel ticks
away the game turns.


Circular Reasoning
Breaking Games
An abstract game where

players race to get all of
their tokens to the center of
a circular board which alters
as the game progresses.  This
impacts how players interact
and how they plan their win.
Last Spike
Columbia Games
Players cooperate to build
a continuous railway from
St. Louis to Sacramento but
will compete to accumulate the
most money before the last
spike is laid.




Past Mensa Select award winning games include Castles of Mad King Ludwig (2015) and Suburbia (2013) by Bézier Games, Lanterns (2015) and Gravwell (2014) by Renegade Games, Forbidden Desert (2013)and Forbidden Island (2010) by Gamewright, Pastiche (2011) by Eagle-Gryphon, and more.




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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, Cobble Hill, and Dowdle.

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