Saturday, March 28, 2020

Game Night Home Version: Mar 27th



During this period of closure, our in-store Friday Night Game Nights have gone to a Home Version.  We encourage people to play their favorite games at home and then post results, and maybe a picture to our Off The Charts Games Facebook page.  This way we stayed connected to our gaming family.




Week 2 Mar. 27, 2020. Here's what got played and posted:

Puerto Rico
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Puerto Rico
 


Ron B comment: "Played the 2-player variant (found only on BBG).  The 2-player variant works well and we liked it."








Coloma
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Coloma




Everdell

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Everdell with Spirecrest Expan.


Castles Of
Burgundy
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Castles Of Burgundy with
Trade Routes Mini Expan.

A Feast For Odin
A Feast For Odin




Replicants

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Replicants

Lynn B Comment: 
Quite a game in a small box.



Lord Of The Rings
The Two Towers
Deck-Building
Rachel J. comment: "John J. mopped the floor with me both times,
so I'm going to try and redeem myself tonight."


Cooper Island
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Cooper Island



Eric T comment: tested out 2 player Cooper Island to learn the rules and get a feel for the game. Very tight and puzzly worker placement, my favorite part is the landscape tile stacking puzzle. I think this is a great 2-player option and probably great at all player counts! While tight with winning scores likely between 15-20 points, there is a lot of freedom and flexibility on turns via free actions and order of action steps.



Great Games and Great Fun!



When we return to normal operatons:
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, March 21, 2020

Game Night Home Version: Mar 20th

During this period of closure, our in-store Friday Night Game Nights have gone to a Home Version.  We encourage people to play their favorite games at home and then post results, and maybe a picture to our Off The Charts Games Facebook page.  This way we stayed connected to our gaming family.




Our first session was Mar. 20, 2020.  Here's what got played and posted:

The Gallerist
The Gallerist

Castles Of MadKing Ludwig

Grand Austria Hotel
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Grand Austria Hotel
 Tyler V comment: "This is one hotel they haven't managed to shut down!"


Mystic Vale
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Mystic Vale



Valley Of The Alchemists
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Valley Of The
Alchemists
















Quantum




Great Games and Great Fun!



When we return to normal operatons:
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.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Coronavirus COVID-19 Update

Temporarily Closed


Coronavirus Updated from Off The Charts Games.

As of today, Tuesday March 17th we are suspending normal operations.  We feel this is the best way to comply with state and federal guidelines.  Our choice is to be as safe as possible with the hopes of slowing the spread of COVID-19 and getting back to normal operations as soon as possible.

During the suspension we will be in the store from time to time to check messages, mail, email, etc  If anyone has a specific product that they would like you can call, email, or Facebook message the store with your request.  If we have it in stock we will make arrangements to collect payment and give the product to you.  Additionally, during this time, we will not be placing orders with our product suppliers.  Therefore, we ill not be able to order things we do not have in stock.

In the meantime, stay safe.  We will continue to send out updates as things change.

Thank you for your understanding.







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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 jigsaw puzzle enthusiasts we carry quality jigsaw puzzles from Ravensburger, Pomegranate, Cobble Hill, and White Mountain.

We proudly serve Gresham and the greater Portland and Vancouver. 

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Game Arrivals: March 3rd - 12th





Two new games from Final Frontier Games and one from Wizards of the Cost plus plenty of restocks have arrived!










Here's a look at look at what's new:


Coloma
Final Frontier Games
Coloma is themed on the western frontier town where gold was first discovered at Sutter's Mill kicking off the California Gold Rush.  Players are pioneers who have have arrived in this fast-growing boomtown in the hopes of striking it rich.  They will prospect for gold, use windfalls to recruit workers, rustle up horses, and establish businesses while trying not to go bust.

Coloma

Coloma is a fast-moving strategy game with many ways to win.  It offers unique twists on simultaneous action-selection, resource management, and engine-building.  The buildings in your tableau allow you to become more efficient, gain extra actions, and bend the rules to your advantage.  With these and the dynamically-scoring Bridge tiles, you can fine tune your gears to suit your individual play style.

Players: 1-6
Time: 60-90 min.


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A Fistful Of Meeples is another new wild west-themed game in from Final Frontier Games.  This is a Mancala meets worker-placement game. Played on a central board representing the town street.  On a turn you'll grab a Fistful of Meeples and place them around the street.  Then you'll take actions such as mining for gold, building businesses, busting robbers, and dueling in showdowns. The meeples come in four different colors and your actions are determined by the color of the meeple and the location.  After the dust has settled, the player with the most points wins.

Players: 2-4
Time: 30 min.
A Fistful Of Meeples
Final Frontier Games

Watch this video by Sam Healy to learn more about A Fistful Of Meeples



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Dungeon Mayhem
Monster Madness
Wizards Of The Coast

publisher description
In Dungeon Mayhem: Monster Madness play as one of six epic D&D monsters, each with their own way to charm, crush, disintegrate, or devour their foes.  Pit the cunning creatures against any other Dungeon Mayhem deck and store all of your cars in this monster-size box.  Game contents include six 28- card decks, hit point trackers, damage tokens, hit point tokens, divider cards, and reference cards.

Players: 2-6
Time: 15  min.


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Restocks



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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 jigsaw puzzle enthusiasts we carry quality jigsaw puzzles from Ravensburger, Pomegranate, Cobble Hill, and White Mountain.

We proudly serve Gresham and the greater Portland and Vancouver. 

Sunday, March 8, 2020

2020 International Women's Day



Today, March 8, 2020 is International Women's Day and we want to recognize women who have had a hand in designing great games.  


Inka Brand – along with her husband Markus have jointly developed and published over 40 games with several being award winners. A few of their games include:
Peggy Chassenet – along with Manuel Rozoy created:
Suzanne Goldberg – part of the design team who do The Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective series:
Agniezka Kopera - along with Andrei Novac designed: Kristin Looney – along with her husband founded Looney Labs through which they created and publish the Fluxx card games.

Susan McKinley Ross – founded Idea Duck that designs creative low-tech products for children and families.  Her award winning game first published in 2006 is still going strong.
Karen SeyfarthGerman-style board game designer along with her game designer husband Andreas created:
  • Thurn and Taxis
Lisa Bowman-Steenson – raised in Sweet Home Oregon and currently living in Washington. Through her company Gut Bustin’ Games she has created and published humorous games such as:
Nikki Valensadvocates for inclusivity in gaming. Her contribution includes:


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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 jigsaw puzzle enthusiasts we carry quality jigsaw puzzles from Ravensburger, Pomegranate, Cobble Hill, and White Mountain.