Thursday, February 21, 2019

Game Arrivals: Feb. 18th - 21st

Come in and check out this week's game arrivals. In this week include:

 New Game
TMG/Game Brewer

New from game designer, Andreas Steding (Firenze, Hansa Teutonica) is Gùgōng a euro strategy game for 1 - 5 players. It is set during the Ming Dynasty.
Gùgōng is worker placement where your hand of cards, are in a sense, the workers you use to take your actions and are the heart of the game.  These action cards are numbered from one to nine to indicate it's strength.  Some of these cards will have additional abilities.  The central game board has 7 different regions from which you will take your actions.  These regions consist of
  • Travel - gain tokens that provide immediate and future benefits.
  • Jade Market - collect to gain end of game VP's.
  • Great Wall - build with servants to gain Intrigue benefits.
  • Intrigue - grants benefits for Great Wall participation, also an end of game tie breaker.
  • Palace - your envoy must reach the top level in order to be eligible to win the game.
  • Decrees - provide start of round, ongoing, and end of game benefits.
  • Grand Canal - use ships to send one of your servants on a journey to gain permanent rewards.
A game consists of 4 rounds with 3 phases to each round.  You will play a card from your hand to a region. Based on it's numerical value to the card that is already in this location it will determine the action(s) you will take. The key element of the game is in managing your hand of cards. When you play a card to a region you are basically exchanging a card from your hand with the one in that region. If yours is numerically higher, you perform the action of that region plus any that may be on your card. If your played card is lower then you have lesser options.  You have a limited number of servants that can be used in a variety of ways to enhance your actions. You not only need to optimize your actions for VP's but build your hand for future plays.  The player whose envoy reaches the top level in the Palace and has the most victory points wins.

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New Game 
New from Ravensburger is Suspicion, a family mystery game for 2 to 6 players. 
You're invited.  Famed art collector Baron Whitetooth is hosting his annual masquerade gala and you are on the guest list.  Little does he know, you're a world-class jewel thief.  And you are not alone.  Explore the Whitetooth mansion, steal gems, and keep you identity a secret.
In Suspicion, players will score points by stealing gems and using deductive reasoning to guess the identities of their opponents, all while trying to keep their own identity a secret.

We have an open copy of Suspicion for you to come in and try out.

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Choose Your Own
House Of Danger
Z-Man Games
House of Danger is a cooperative adventure game where players will explore the story in 5 chapters, make choices to reveal the mystery, face challenges to collect clues and items and escape danger to increase their abilities.

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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, Pomegranate, White Mountain, and Cobble Hill.

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