Sunday, October 29, 2017

Game Events: Week of Oct. 30th - Nov. 4th

We don't just sell board games, we also provide tables and a library full of open board games, card games, and dice 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: Yamatai









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 store has a bright and cheery atmosphere perfect for an afternoon or evening of game play. 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. Nov. 1st
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.

Yamatai
Days Of Wonder
The Quest For El Dorado
Ravensburger

The Quest For El Dorado

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Open Game Play
Date: Fri. Nov. 3rd
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.

World's Fair 1893
Renegade Games
Notre Dame
Ravensburger

World's Fair 1893



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.

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

Friday, October 27, 2017

Game Arrivals: Oct. 23rd - 28th


Here is this week's exciting game arrivals:


   New Game!
Pandemic Legacy
Season 2
Z-Man Games
Pandemic Legacy: Season 2 has finally arrived in either a yellow box or a black box!  Regardless of box color, it's the same game on the inside.  

Pandemic Legacy: Season 2 is a stand-alone unique cooperative game for 2 - 4 players and follow-up to Pandemic Legacy: Season 1.




A New Mission
The world almost ended seventy-one years ago. A virulent plague came out of nowhere and ravaged the world. For three generations, small groups of survivors have struggled to keep the world alive. Operating from floating stations known as “havens,” they have maintained a loose network of the largest cities by delivering supplies to the mainland. But their efforts are no longer enough. Cities are falling off the grid and supplies are running low. The world needs a group of heroes to emerge and lead it through this crisis. In Pandemic Legacy: Season 2, this task has fallen to you. You must reestablish supply lines and get the world back on its feet. Along the way, the decisions you make affect future games. As you play, you will unlock new components, make new discoveries about your world, and stumble upon secrets that could change the course of history. No matter what happens, though, the world is counting on you. You are humanity’s last chance.

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    New Game!
Ex Libris
Renegade Games
Calling all librarians and avid book readers, Ex Libris a new game from Renegade Games, is the game for you.  This game has colorful and clever artwork and book titles.

In Ex Libris, you are collecting rare and valuable books in hopes that the Mayor will appoint you as the village's Grand Librarian. Unfortunately, several of your colleagues are competing for this title as well.


For the most impressive library you will work with your assistants to seek out a variety of impressive tomes insuring that they are not on the banned list. These prominent works will be placed alphabetically on stable shelves.
Shrewd planning, cunning tactics, and perhaps a little magic is what it'll take to reach your goal.


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    New Game!
Clank! In Space
Renegade Games
Clank! In Space! is a sequel to Clank! the deck-building adventure games by Renegade Games.
Clank! In! Space! is built on the same game system as Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure, with players building a personal deck of cards throughout the course of the game, with the cards allowing them to move through the spaceship, attack things, acquire new cards, and — oh yeah — make noise to attract Lord Eradikus and potentially seal their own doom.






Watch this Dice Tower overview video to learn more about Clank! In Space! 


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    New Game!
Capital Lux
Aporta Games
Capital Lux is a tactical set collection card game from Aporta Games.

The object of the game is to collect sets of different color cards in your play area (hometown) where each color type has the highest total value without that total exceeding the total value of that color type in the central area (city).  Each color type has a specific ability when played to the city: gain a coin, draw and place a secret  modifier card, draw and add a card to your hand, and move the lowest value card from the city to your hometown. Knowing when to play to the city versus playing to your hometown is the key. At the end of the round each player tallies each of their color sets and compares it to the tallied value (adjusted for any modifiers) it's respective color set in the city. The player with with the highest value within the limit receives the highest numbered card of that color from the city as end game victory points. Any hometown color sets that exceeds the limit are forfeited. Everyone else keeps their sets and begins a new round. At the end of the game the player with the most points wins.



Watch Zee Garcia's video to learn how to play Capital Lux.


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    New Game!
Go Nuts For Donuts
Gamewright Games

New from Gamewright Games is Go Nuts For Donuts, a fst paced pastry-picking card game.  

Gamewright Description:
Time to take the donuts! A tray of tempting treats awaits your bid in this freshly baked card game. Will you go for a stellar cruller or grab a glorious glazed? A double chocolate is sure to score, but in the long run Boston cream may be worth more! Choose carefully - if two or more players go for the same donut, nobody gets it! End with the highest score and victory will taste sweet!


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    New Game!
Munchkin Wonderland
Steve Jackson Games
Adding to our selection of kids games is Munchkin Wonderland, an adventure board game for ages 6+.  It's Lewis Carroll's Wonderland with a little Munchkin thrown in. 

Roll the dice and move around the illustrated game board. You'll fight enemies such as The Cheshire Cat or the Jabberwock. With the help of Alice, the Dormouse, and other characters that you gain through Treasure cards and a lucky dice roll you'll defeat these enemies.  Other players can assist you in your fight so you'll want to share the treasure. When the deck of Treasure cards runs out, whoever has the most loot wins!

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    Game Expansion!
Valeria Card Kingdoms
Flames & Frost
Daily Magic Games
Flames & Frost is an expansion to the base game Valeria Card Kingdoms, a fast-paced card and dice game where players will recruit powerful citizens, slay vile monsters, and expand their domains.

The Flames & Frost expansion adds new citizens, monsters, domains, and dukes.

 


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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, October 26, 2017

Game Profile: The Quest For El Dorado

A deck-building game of perilous paths and rewarding riches.



Classification Family Game
Mechanics Deck-Building, Grid Movement, Hand Management
Publication Ravensburger, 2017
Ages 10+
Time 30 - 60
Players 2 - 4
Description

The Quest For El Dorado is a deck-building racing game.  The object of the game is to be the first player to negotiate through the jungle to El Dorado.  Along the way players will cross 3 types of terrain.  Each terrain type requires different types of cards to move onto and across.  A turn is a typical deck-building turn where you deal yourself 4 cards from your starting deck and use them to either move across the board or to buy a more valuable card to add to your deck.

The jungle is made up of a starting board and an ending board. In between are up to 8 double-sided jungle boards.  These jungles boards can be arranged in any course configuration.  The course can be short and not too challenging, or long and nastier.

There is a unique twist to the way additional cards come into play through the game.  Each player’s starting deck is comprised of 8 cards – 3 explorers to move through the jungle, 1 suitor to cross water, and 4 travelers to cross deserts. These cards can instead be used to purchase additional cards from the card marketplace.  The card marketplace contains 18 different types of expedition cards; each in its own stacks of 3.  Only six of these stacks will be active and available to purchase from.  As a stack is depleted, the next player to buy a card can choose to purchase a card from one of the 12 inactive stacks thereby, making it now one of the active stacks.

The Quest For El Dorado is easy to teach and is entertaining to play.  The various board configurations that are possible can make it as easy or as challenging as the players want.  Some boards are definitely harder to get across than others.  The game also includes a variant where caves can be explored along the way to acquire special abilities.  You may have to slow down to do the exploration, but remember it is a race.

The Quest For El Dorado made the top three nominations of all the games submitted for the 2017 Spiel des Jahres (Game Of The Year) award.


We have an open copy of The Quest For El Dorado available 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.