Saturday, March 31, 2018

Game Arrivals: Mar. 26th - 30th


Here is this week's exciting game arrivals:



 New Game
Clans Of Caledonia
Karma Games
Clans of Caledonia is a strategic and interactive economic game for 1 to 4 players that is set in 19th-century Scotland.  Featuring a modular map, nine historic clans, and various scoring and port tiles Clans of Caledonia provides plenty of replayability.
publisher description
In the 19th century, Scotland made the transition from an agricultural to an industrialized country that heavily relied on trade and export. In the following, the food production increased significantly to feed the population growth. Linen was increasingly substituted by the cheaper cotton and raising sheep was given high importance. More and more distilleries were founded and whisky became the premium alcoholic beverage in Europe.

 
Players represent nine historic clans with unique abilities and compete to produce, trade and export agricultural goods and of course whisky!
The core mechanics and strategies are very thematic.

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  New Game
Fairy Tile
Iello
Fairy Tile is a strategic and adventurous tile-laying game for 2 to 4 players.
Develop the kingdom of Fairy Tile by putting new land tiles in play and moving the princess, knight, and dragon across different places such as mountains, forests, and plains. Help them have extraordinary adventures by accomplishing objectives written on the pages of your book. As soon as you complete an objective, develop your story and read the page of your book aloud. Be the first to read all the pages of your book to win the game.


What's also cool about this game are the princess, knight, and dragon figurines and the fact that you have a story that reads complete no matter the order in which you complete your cards.

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  New Game
Byzanz
Renegade Games
From Renegade Games is Byzanz, a card game for 3 to 6 players.
publisher description
In the bustling market of Byzanz, bundles of goods are available to savvy merchants. Bid for the best bundles, catch a deal at the main market, and find the right moment to sell the goods you have collected.
You are a merchant in the Byzantine Market participating in auctions for bundles of goods. In every round, each player will win exactly one auction by offering cards from their hand. The winner of an auction must place their bid into the Market.
When a player has a set of three identical goods, they may sell them in the Market, keeping the highest valued card as profit. The game ends when all the Goods cards have been auctioned and the player with the highest profit is the winner.

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Back In Stock
Dwarf King
Iello
Dwarf King is a trick taking card game full of surprises made up of suits of various goblins, dwarves, dragons, and magic.  A game is made up of decks of basic cards, special cards, and quest cards. Played over seven rounds, each round begins with a random draw of a special card, revealing it's effect and shuffling it in with the basic cards and dealing a hand  to each player.  Then a random quest card is drawn and one of the two scoring rules written on it is chosen.  Each player then makes the best of it with the hand he has been dealt.  The goal is to take tricks or to avoid taking tricks depending on the chosen scoring rules. The player with the highest total score after seven hands wins the game. A different scoring rule is chosen for each round. The type of card you have in your hand at the end of a round will determine if you will be the start player, special card drawer, or the one who will reveal and chose the next quest scoring rule for the new round.



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More 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.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Game Events: Week of Mar. 26th - 31st

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: New York 1901
 

Our Games Library has a wide variety of games available for play while you are here. It's free and it's fun!


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. 


On tap this week is:



Open Game Play
Date: Weds. Mar. 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. 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.

New York 1901
Blue Orange Games
Steam Park
Iello

Steam Park

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Open Game Play
Date: Fri. Mar.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. 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.

Catan Explorers & Pirates
Expansion
Catan Studios
Isle Of Skye
Lookout Games/Mayfair


Catan with Explorers
 & Pirates Expansion
Isle Of Skye


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.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

More Arrivals: March 23rd

More new games and more mystery puzzles have arrived!
Noria
Stronghold Games
Cat Lady
AEG

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New Game
Noria
Newly released from Stronghold Games is Noria, a 2 to 4 player board game set in a Steampunk/SciFi universe designed by Sophia Wagner who won the Spiel des Jahres fellowship in 2015.

publisher description
A new era is looming on the horizon. The future of Noria is right in front of you, and you must guide your flourishing trading empire into prosperity. Discover flying islands, buy ships, and build factories. Invest in prestigious projects, and secure their success by passing on secret knowledge to politicians. For even above the clouds, there is still room for improvement...
At the center of the game is an innovative mechanism called wheel building. Each player has an action wheel consisting of three rings, with slots for a number of different action discs. Over the course of the game, players try to obtain new discs and manipulate the rings of the wheel to optimize their action selection. Additionally, to ensure their investments bear fruit, they also need to bribe politicians with knowledge.

The path to victory lies in getting your representative on each of the 4 project paths, progressing up these paths, and maximizing the values on each of the 6 victory point multiplier tracks.  The path level on each of the projects times it's value on the multipler track determines your end game victory points.  Additionally, you'll score points for your highest attaining representative and points for your representative that is in the lowest position. 

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New Game
Cat Lady

New in from AEG is Cat Lady, a set collection card game for 2 to 4 kitty loving players.  Players take turns taking a row or column of three cards, collecting toys, food, catnip, costumes, and lovable cats.   On their turn players will place the cat token in front of the row or column of cards that they will take, and then refill that row or column.  The next player may not take the row or column of cards that the cat token is sitting in front of unless they have special card.  At the end of the game players must make sure all of their kitties have the food they require to avoid losing points. Earn end game victory points for fed kitties, having the most costumes, set of different types of toys, and catnip bonuses.

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Mystery Jigsaw Puzzles

Attention jigsaw puzzle lovers, we have the classic mystery puzzles back in stock.  These classic mystery puzzles come with a brief mystery story.  Assemble the puzzle to look for the hidden clues. Solve the mystery by piecing together clues from the story and the puzzle.  Another interesting feature of these puzzles is that you will not have an image of the puzzle to work from.  The image on the box is not the image of the puzzle.  If you like a good challenge these are right up your alley.





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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.