Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Game Arrivals: Aug. 26th - 29th



New this week are these small games:



Llama
Amigo
Nominated for the 2019 Spiele des Jahre award and designed by Reiner Knizia is Llama a clever family card game for two to six players. Be the player at the end of the game to win.  The game is made up of a deck of eight suits of cards each with values one through 6, plus eight llama cards, and a pile of point tokens.  Players can only play cards from their hand to the center discard pile that increases the sequence of cards already played.  The object is to get rid of as many cards from their hand as they can to minimize the number of point tokens they will receive for cards not played.  The dilemma is knowing when to stop and freeze your hand or keep drawing cards in the hopes you will be able to play all in your hand thereby receiving no point tokens.


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Star Trek
Chrono-Trek
Looney Labs
Also new is Star Trek: Chrono-Trek, a two to six player time travel card game set in the Star Trek universe.  Players take on a Star Trek character that is trapped in an alternate timeline.  They must use time travel to restore their history while also watching out for the other chrono-travelers changing the Timeline to suit their own needs.
A special grid of 36 cards is displayed in the center of the table, representing the current state of the Timeline of Star Trek history. Other cards include important Artifacts (such as Tribbles or the Guardian of Forever) and Inverters, which ripple reality and change the outcome of pivotal events. Your secret ID card tells you what parts of the Timeline you must change — or preserve — in order to win. But watch out for Q… he might just erase all of reality!

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Sagrada Passion
The Great Facade
Floodgate Games
Sagrada Passion: The Great Facades is the first of the three Great Facades expansion for base game Sagrada. The base game, Sagrada is a dice drafting and window crafting game.  
Sagrada Passion introduces new challenges to test your abilities.  Gain indivdual powers through inspiration cards, use rage glass dice to complete new private objectives, and be rewarded for carefully  meeting new symmetry and balance public objectives.  Additionally, this expansion takes it to up to 6 players.


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Deep Sea Adventure
Oink Games
Deep Sea Adventure is a two to six player mini-box game of risky treasure hunting in the depths of the sea.  Aboard a single submarine and sharing one oxygen tank, players take turns rolling dice and moving their pieces deeper into the sea with the goal of collecting and bringing back to the submarine more treasure than their opponents.  The more treasure they take the greater rate of oxygen depletion.  If anyone does not make it back to the submarine before the oxygen is depleted they lose their treasure.   At the end of three rounds the player with the most points wins.


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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, August 25, 2019

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

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.


Board Game: Quadropolis

Here is this week's schedule:




Board Game Night
Date: Weds. Aug. 28th
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.

Alien Frontiers
Village
Alien Frontiers

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Board Game Night
Date: Fri. Aug. 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.

Quadropolis
Heaven And Ale

Heaven & Ale



Our Games Library has a wide variety of games available for play while you are here.  Choose from our library of games or bring in your own games to play.


No experience is necessary! We are happy to teach you the rules and get you started.



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.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Game Arrivals: Aug. 19th - 23rd



Board Games and Game Expansions

Dragon Egg Dice Cups

Here is a look at some of this weeks arrivals:


Passtally
Pandasaurus Games
Passtally is an abstract tile-laying game for 2 or 3 players. Players compete by strategically placing tiles on a central game trying to connect pathways to their markers at the edge of the board.  Tiles can be stacked to create multi-levels.  The higher the stack the greater the points. Upper level tiles must overlap two lower level tiles.  Points are scored after each player's turn. Points are based on the total number of passes over tiles a route makes from your connecting markers.  A pass value is determined by the level that the tile sits.  A tile on the second level is worth 2 passes, a tile on the third level is worth 3 passes, and so forth.  Play continues in this manner until one of the stacks of tiles is depleted or one of the three face up tiles cannot be placed.  Player with the most points wins.

Passtally


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Periodic
A Game Of The Elements
Genius Games

New from Genius Games is Periodic: A Game Of The Elements a board game that transforms the periodic table into a mental obstacle course.  In this scientifically accurate and cerebrally strategic board game, players race around the periodic table by choosing to spend or gain energy to activate one or more periodic trends.  By navigating trends like atomic number and atomic radii, players can research elements and score points.  Players can also pursue prized Academic Achievement points by ending their turn within specific elemental groups like metalloids and noble gasses.  The player with the most points at the end of the game wins.

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Jumanji Fluxx
Marvel Fluxx

Jumanji and Marvel are the two newest themes in Looney Labs line of Fluxx card games.  Fluxx is the card game of ever changing rules.  Collect keepers to match the current goal to win.  Change the way you play with new rule cards.  Play new goals and actions to shake things up.


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Core Rulebook
2nd Edition
Bestiary
2nd Edition

New in from Paizo is the 2nd Edition Pathfinder Core Rulebook and Bestiary books.


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Dragon Egg Dice Cups
By  popular request, a new supply of Dragon Egg dice cups.  Made of non-toxic biodegradable plant plastic that are also water resistant.




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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.