Friday, May 31, 2019

Game Arrivals: May 30, 2019


Here's a look at some of this week's arrivals of :



Twice As Clever
Stronghold Games
New in is Twice As Clever a follow on game to That's Pretty Clever (Ganz Schon Clever), a roll and write game for 1 to 4 players.

publisher description
Each turn in Twice As Clever, the active player rolls six dice, chooses one of them to mark off a space on their scoring grid, places any dice with lower numbers on the side,then re-rolls any remaining dice. The white die is a joker and can be used as any one of the other five colors. After the active player chooses at most three dice, then the other players choose one of the set-aside dice for use on their scoring sheet.

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KeyForge
Age Of Ascension
Fantasy Flight
Age of Ascension is the second set in the Keyforge line and a companion to the first set, Call of Archons.  Each is equally a stand-alone competitive pack.  Keyforge is a unique card game of  tactics and non stop action.
publisher description
KeyForge is a two-player card game in which each player takes the role of an Archon, and leads that Archon’s deck against their opponent. A player’s deck represents a team that is attempting to gain Æmber and forge keys. The first player to gather three keys is able to unlock a Vault and win the game. The defining feature of KeyForge is that no two decks are alike. This is not a trading card game—you cannot craft a deck. Rather, each deck must remain as it is. Every deck in existence is unique!

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Jixia Academy
Deep Water Games
From Deep Water Games is Jixia Academy a light, easy-to-learn, and quick to play 2-player card game. Central to the game are 7 different scholars laid out in the center of the table. The object of the game is to either gain control of four of the 7 scholars or to have eleven or more points in the theory cards played on your side.  To do this you will play theory cards from your hand to the appropriate scholar through the 4 different types of actions.

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Fluxx Star Trek
Deep Space Nine
Looney Labs
Star Trek Deep Space Nine is the latest theme the Fluxx line of card games with ever-changing rules.

It all begins with one basic rule: Draw one card, Play one card. You start with a hand of three cards... add the card you drew to your hand, and then choose one card to play, following the directions written on your chosen card. As cards are drawn and played from the deck, the rules of the game change from how many cards are drawn, played or even how many cards you can hold at the end of your turn.


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Marvel Legendary
Dimensions
Upper Deck
Dimensions is the latest small box expansion for the base game Marvel Legendary: A Deck-Building Game .  The Dimensions expansion introduces heroes: Squirrel Girl, Jessica Jones, and Ms. America while also importing fan-favorite characters previously released in the trading card dimension, like Man-Thing and Howard the Duck.  On the Mastermind side comes the formidable J. Jonah Jameson.  Added to the returning keywords Investigate and Teleport is Switcheroo that adds a twist on recruiting heroes.


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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.

We proudly serve Gresham and the greater Portland and Vancouver.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Game Events: Week of May 26th - June 1st

Come and join in on the fun at our weekly Weds and Friday Board Game Nights.  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.

Additionally, Saturday - June 1st is International TableTop Game Day.  Learn more about this super fun event below.

Last year's International TableTop Day


Here is this week's schedule:


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Board Game Night
Date: Weds. May. 29th
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.

Arboretum
Istanbul

Istanbul

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Board Game Night
Date: Fri. May 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.

Catan
Base Game
Explorers & Pirates
Expansion


Catan with Explorers
and Pirates 
Expansion
Orléans



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Board Games Celebration
Date: Saturday, June 1st
Place: Off The Charts Games
Time: All Day starting at 10:00 am



Join us at Off The Charts Games for the 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. We have participated in this event since it's inception 7 years ago - this year being no exception. International TableTop Game Day is Saturday, June 1st.



Gaming will be free and fun all day. We have a large selection of open games for you to play and/or bring you own games. No experience is necessary, we are happy to teach the rules and get you started.

No reservations are required so come and be prepared for a fun packed day.







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 jigsaw puzzles from Ravensburger, Pomegranate, White Mountain, and Cobble Hill.

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

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Game Arrivals: May 23, 2019


Oooh, more new games have arrived!



Planet
Blue Orange Games
New from Blue Orange Games and recipient of 2019 Mensa Select award is Planet.

Planet

A world is taking shape in the palm of your hands.  Take on the role of super brings and compete to create perfect worlds with the ideal conditions for wildlife to flourish.  In this unique game, each player's board is a 12-sided 3-dimensional planet core.  Over the course of the game you'll select landscape magnetic landscape tiles that represent oceans, deserts, mountains and frozen lands and arrange them on our planet.  The objective is to create the best ecosystems.  Win animal cards while fulfilling your secret natural habitat objective.


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Trekking the National Parks
2nd Edition

Underdog Games

In Trekking The National Parks 2nd Edition players will trek across the United States stopping at the national parks to collect stones, claim park cards, and to set up camp all to gain the most victory points.  We have an open copy available for you to come in and try.

Trekking The National Parks
2nd Edition
Camping at major parks yield points and special abilities.  Other parks give points when claimed.  Only one player can claim a park, so get there as fast as possible.  Don't forget to stop along the way to pick up as many stones as possible.  All stones are worth points but having the most in a color yields additional points.  This is a fast paced game where you can also learn the locations and some facts of our national parks.  Happy trekking.


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High Risk
Iello

New in Iello's Mini Games line is High Risk a push-your luck game for 2 to 4 players.  Players are competing to be the first to get all 3 of their to the top of the mountain.

High Risk


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Air Land and Sea
Arcane Wonders

Air, Land, & Sea is a 2-player battle for control in the greatest conflict humanity has ever known.  Over the course of three theaters of war a player will play battle cards and strategically utilize their abilities in order to gain the advantage.  Whoever controls the most theaters at the end is the victor.


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Outback
R & R Games
From game designer Michael Kiesling (Azul, Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra) comes Outback a family game set in the Australian Outback.

Outback

In Outback, the rangers need your help relocating animals to safer ground.  Only with lucky dice and a strategic assortment of animals can your preserve have the chance to win.  Each player starts with an empty outback landscape board.  On a turn you will roll six animal dice up to three times and take the corresponding animal(s) from the jeep and place it on your board.  Rolling multiple matching symbols allows you to place your animals higher up on your board thereby scoring more points.  Additionally, you gain bonus points for creating groups of like animals.  Each player's board has a score track around it's perimeter. Each of the 5 animal types has it's own scoring token. The object is to get all of the animals as high on your score track as possible.  With an interesting scoring mechanism you will only score the animals that make it to the top portion of your score track and only the bottom three that are along the left side of your board.  You'll want to make sure that you have gotten all of the animals at of the starting negative point zone.



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Restocks



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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.

We proudly serve Gresham and the greater Portland and Vancouver.