Sunday, August 18, 2019

Game Events: Week of Aug. 18th -24th

Board Game: Yamatai

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.




Here is this week's schedule:




Board Game Night
Date: Weds. Aug. 21st
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.

Dice City
Yamatai

Dice City

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Board Game Night
Date: Fri. Aug. 23rd
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.

Cursed Court
Isle Of Skye


Cursed Court
Isle Of Skye

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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.




Wednesday, August 14, 2019

2-Player Games


We frequently get asked about our favorite 2-player games which we typically respond with games that are for 2 players only. In the past month we have had the opportunity to play 3 games designed for 2 to 4 players that we love to play the 2-player set up. In alphabetical order they are Carpe Diem, Castles Of Burgundy, and Rajas Of The Ganges.


Carpe Diem and Castles Of Burgundy were both designed by Stefan Feld. We feel he is one of the best game designers out there. Rajas Of The Ganges was designed by Inka and Markus Brand who are also excellent designers.


Carpe Diem features straight forward mechanics combined with tough decisions and a unique scoring system. 



Castles Of Burgundy
Castles Of Burgundy

 Castles Of Burgundy is now a classic in board gaming. It features 25 turns with 2 dice used for actions and a myriad of ways to score points.




Rajas Of The Ganges
Rajas Of The Ganges
Rajas Of The Ganges involves dice, lots of dice with many ways to use them. In addition to being fun to it has a great table presence.



 All 3 of these game work well at 2, 3, and 4 players. Our 2-player games of these always end up being close games when we get through final scoring.



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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.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Game Events: Week of Aug. 11th - 17th

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: Tiny Towns


Here is this week's schedule:




Board Game Night
Date: Weds. Aug. 14th
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.

Ganymede
Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem

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Board Game Night
Date: Fri. Aug. 16th
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.

Tiny Towns
Photosynthesis


Photosynthesis


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



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.


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 9, 2019

Game Arrivals: Aug 5th - 9th




New games and a new expansion from AEG have arrived!





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Walking In Burano
AEG
Walking In Burano is a colorful card game centered around the Venetian island of Burano known for it's colorful houses and shops. We can attest to this as we have strolled the streets of the island.  Walking through the island, you will see these vibrant houses and shops on both sides of the canal, as well as the personal d├ęcor placed by the local residents.

Walking In Burano
In this set collection game players are competing to build the best row of up to five three-storied structures comprised of homes and shops.  Players will draft floor cards from the face-up cards that make up the floor supply.  They may choose to obtain much needed coins in lieu of taking cards. Naturally, there is a construction cost to building your row of homes and shops.  Each structure must consist of a first floor, a second floor, and a third floor and be of a single color.  There are some placement rules that include: floors must be placed orthogonally adjacent to a previously placed floor, floors may not be suspended without a floor beneath it (i.e. a second floor must have a first floor beneath before it can be added, etc), once placed a floor cannot be moved.  Each player will have two scaffolding cards to aid in their construction as well as some bonus tokens to use to ignore some of the placement rules.  As each 3-storied structure is completed the player will choose one of the available character cards made up of tourists and inhabitants and place it with the structure.  Each character card will score end of game points based on the symbols showing on the floor cards.  The first player to build five structures ends the game, points are tallied based on each player's character cards.  Most  points wins.

We have an open copy of Walking In Burano available for you to try out when you come in.


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Point Salad
AEG
Another new game from AEG is Point Salad, a card-drafting and tableau-building game for two to six players.  Players take turns build a salad of veggies and collecting point cards in order to score the most points for the ingredients in their salad.

Point Salad


We have an open copy of Point Salad available for you to try out when you come in.


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Smash Up
World Tour Culture Shock
AEG
The Smash Up World Tour continues with the latest expansion, Culture Shock.  This Smash Up expansion is made up of five factions and is compatible with all previous Smash Up expansions.

Smash Up World Tour: Culture Shock takes you through the folk and fairy tales, incredible histories of:
  1. Russia - minions are frequently transformed
  2. West Africa - sharing stories and cards is valued
  3. Germany - uniting characters from the same tale gives multiple benefits
  4. Inca Empire - known for its roads and monumental architecture
  5. Polynesians - spread out on as many islands as possible



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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.