Friday, November 27, 2020

Game Arrivals: Nov. 27th


Here are this week's game arrivals:


New!
Century Golem
An Endless World
Plan B Games

Century Golem Edition: An Endless World is the final in the Century Golem Edition trilogy - - 2 to 4 players - - 30 to 45 minutes play time.  This game is a stand-alone game or it can be integrated with the other two, Century Golem Edition, and Century Golem

publisher description
Return to Carvania in the conclusion of the Century: Golem saga. Players will travel to an Endless World in an effort to explore the frontier wilderness while collecting various crystals and trading with the native inhabitants of that magical realm.

Century Golem Edition - An Endless World


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New!
Star Trek Voyager Fluxx
Looney Labs

New in from Looney Labs is Star Trek Voyager Fluxx another in their line of themed Fluxx card games.  Fluxx, the ever-changing card game with crazy rules - - 2 to 6 players - - 10 to 40 minutes.

publisher description
Journey home from the Delta Quadrant aboard the Starship Voyager! The fourth Fluxx-style excursion into the Star Trek universe features Captain Janeway and her crew along with plenty of their enemies: The Kazon, Species 8472, and, of course, the Borg. You will also find several Timeships, the Holographic Doctor’s mobile emitter, and Janeway from the Future. The usual ever-changing rules of Fluxx apply, with a few new twists like the Caretaker and Ancestor’s Eve.

 

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Restocks



Azul

Azul - a colorful tile-laying abstract game - - 2 to 4 players - - 30 to 45 minutes game play.





Century
Golem Edition


Century Golem Edition a family friendly easy-to-learn game of collecting and trading crystals to satisfy golem cards worth victory points.  Beautiful artwork and acrylic crystals.
2 to 5 players - - 30 to 45 minutes play time.















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Located 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 jigsaw puzzles from Ravensburger, Cobble Hill, Pomegranate, New York Puzzle Company, White Mountain, and Dowdle.

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


Thursday, November 26, 2020

2020 Holiday Hours

 


Here are our Happy Holiday Hours beginning Friday November 27, 2020:

Tues:  11 Am to 7 PM

Weds:  11 AM to 7 Pm

Thurs:  11 AM to 7 PM

Fri:      11 AM to 7 PM

Sat:     11 AM to 7 PM

Sunday:  Noon to 4 PM

Monday:  Closed


Reminder Note: There are just 3 days remaining in our Autumn Sales Event.  Sale ends Sunday, November 29th, so be sure to come before it's over.



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Located 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 jigsaw puzzles from Ravensburger, Cobble Hill, Pomegranate, New York Puzzle Company, White Mountain, and Dowdle.

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



Happy Thanksgiving

 


We wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving.  

We have many great customers to be grateful for.


Please note, we will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Friday at 11 AM we will be back at the store for window shopping and curbside sales.





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Located 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 jigsaw puzzles from Ravensburger, Cobble Hill, Pomegranate, New York Puzzle Company, White Mountain, and Dowdle.

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

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Game Profile: Antiquity Quest


Publisher:  Grandpa Becks Games, 2019
Players:  2 – 8
Time:  30 – 90 Min.
 

The theme of Antiquity Quest is that players are archeologists searching for the most valuable sets of antiquities and treasures.  This is a set collection and hand management card game that features six different suits of antiquities numbered from 1 to 5.  Each set has 5 of each number plus three wilds.  Additionally, there is a suit of five different treasure type cards which are more valuable than the antiquities.  And lastly, there are two types of special ability character cards (Tess and Nigel).  The objective is to get rid of your cards while creating as many specific sets worth victory points as you can.  The player with the most points at the end of three rounds is the winner.
 
The mechanics of the game are straight forward. Players begin the game with two hands of cards, ten as their starting hand, and ten face down in front of them that won’t be picked up until their first hand is completely gone.  On a player’s turn they either draw two cards from the face down draw deck or they take the entire discard pile.  That player can then lay down new sets in front of them and/or add to any existing sets, theirs or their opponents as well as play any Tess or Nigel cards that they have.  The round ends when a player has gotten rid of both hands of cards and will receive a significant scoring bonus for doing so.  The other players get one last turn to lay down whatever cards from their hand that they can.
 
At the end of each round tally your points on the score pad. There is a 500-point bonus awarded to the player who ended the round.  Complete sets will score ranging from 250 points to 1,000 points depending on its type.  A completed set is 5 cards – no more no less.    A complete set made up of a mix of same numbers of a suit and treasures is not worth as much as a complete perfect set that is made up of one of each number for that suit, i.e. a straight.  The same goes for treasures, a complete set with duplicate treasures of the same type is not worth as many points as a complete set made up of one of each of the different treasures. Additionally, each card in your complete and incomplete sets scores points based on it's type.  Points are also scored for played Tess and Nigel cards.  Lastly, point deductions for each unplayed card remaining in your hand. 
 
Antiquity Quest is quick and smooth with scores that reach tens of thousands.  The cards are typical of Grandpa Beck’s Games high quality.  This one is fun with the opportunity for some serious I gotcha moments.

Antiquity Quest





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Located 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 jigsaw puzzles from Ravensburger, Cobble Hill, Pomegranate, New York Puzzle Company, White Mountain, and Dowdle.

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

Monday, November 23, 2020

Game Night Home Version: Nov. 21st

Since we are still the throws of the Covid-19 pandemic, our in-store Friday Night Game Night sessions continue as a Home Version. We encourage people to play their favorite games at home and then post results, any comments, and maybe a picture to our Off The Charts Games Facebook page. This way we stay connected to our gaming families and share in their fun.





Week 36:  Nov. 21, 2020

Here are the games that our gaming community played during the week and weekend and shared to our Facebook page:



Whistle Mountaion
Whistle Mountain

Mitch played the new game, Whistle Mountain, a unique tile laying, worker placement & resource management game with blimps, hot air balloons, and dreadnoughts.




Victorian Masterminds
Victorian Masterminds

Laurie and Brian played Victorian Mastermind, a game where you race to complete your nefarious machine while trying to sabotage your opponents.
They also played Fleet, a card game of acquiring fishing licenses, launching boats, and fishing the briny seas.

Fleet
Fleet




Orleans
Orleans Invasion

Orleans with Invasion Expansion

Lynn and Ron played the cooperative mode of Orleans with the Invasion Expansion, a bag building, worker placement, strategy game.



Spirit Island

Spirit Island Jagged Earth

Bill's family played Spirit Island and the new expansion Spirit Island Jagged Eartha cooperative, settler-destruction strategy game set in an alternate-history world around A.D. 1700.  


Wingspan
Clank!


Megan played these 3 games:  Wingspan, a card driven, engine-building game featuring 170 species of actual birds.  Clank!, a deck-building, dungeon crawling, press-your-luck game.  And, Gloomhaven, a cooperative game of tactical combat in a unique, evolving fantasy world.

Gloomhaven




Space Base
Antiquity Quest

Lynn and Ron played Space Base, an intergalactic dice game of fleet management.
They also played Antiquity Quest, a set collection card game with some interesting player interactions.

Point Salad
Point Salad


Marlo played several games as well.
Point Salad, an easy to learn card game of collecting fruits and vegetables for salad points.  DinoGenics, a game of building and managing your own dinosaur island resort.

DinoGenics
DinoGenics

And, Starship Samurai, a game of area control and massive mech combat.

Starship Samurai
Starship Samurai





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


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

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Game Arrivals: Nov. 19th

 


Here is this week's game arrivals:


New Game!
Whistle Mountain
B├ęzier Games

New from Bezier Games is Whistle Mountaina unique tile laying, worker placement & resource management game for 2-4 player that plays in 60 to 90 minutes.  As indicative of it's physical weight, the game is packed with lots of components that include wood blimps, hot air balloons, and dreadnoughts.

Whistle Mountain

publisher description
Welcome to Whistle Mountain! Collect resources with the assistance of blimps, dreadnoughts, and hot air balloons as you make your way up the mountainside. Spend those hard earned resources on scaffolds, machines, and equipment to rise higher than the competition as the water levels from the melting snow caps rise beneath you! Most importantly, you will need to protect your workers from the ever threatening floodwaters by moving them to safety on the newly constructed scaffolding.

The evolving gameboard creates ever-changing options as this worker-placement strategy game processes.


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New Game Expansion!
Legendary - Realm of Kings
Upper Deck

Realm of Kings is the latest small box expansion to the cooperative deck-building game, Marvel Legendary, where in 60 to 90 minutes 1-5 players can play cooperatively or competitively to assemble Marvel's finest heroes to combat masterminds and thwart their schemes.

publisher description
If you're not bowing or curtsying to this royal family, then you'd better be running from them as the soft-spoken Black Bolt leads his incredible family of Inhumans into the world of Legendary.  Though armed with new keywords and powerful threats, from Masterminds both within the royal family and without.  Whether you encounter the Terrigen Mist or not, embrace your  inherent potential as you wield the magnificent and multifarious powers of the Inhumans against all comers.


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Return of a Classic!
Station Master
Calliope Games


The classic Station Master  train-themed card game returns in an updated version from Calliope Games - - 2 to 6 players - - 30 to 50 minutes game play. 
Every morning, the train station is bustling with passengers looking to depart for their destination on time.  As Station Master, your job is to keep passengers happy by guiding them to their right coaches and sending the trains out of the station on time, earning you points for efficiency.  When completed trains leave, players with passengers aboard the train score Efficiency points.

publisher description
Station Master is loaded with railcars of positive and negative values, so you'll need to plan carefully when sending trains off, as you'll be affecting other players' scores when you do!  More fun is added to the mix when Action cards are played that alter the rules with special one-time benefits.   The game ends once all  trains have left the station, and the player with the most Efficiency points is declared the winner and triumphant Station Master!

Station Master


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Restocks




Isle of Cats
- a polyomino tile placement with colorful cats - - 1 to players - - 60 to 90 minutes play time.







Monster Factory - a super fun kids game of creating monsters one tile at a time - 2 to 6 players - - 30 minutes.
 






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Located 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 jigsaw puzzles from Ravensburger, Cobble Hill, Pomegranate, New York Puzzle Company, White Mountain, and Dowdle.

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