Thursday, July 9, 2020

Game and Puzzle Arrivals: July 8th


Everdell game expansions and more Jigsaw Puzzles have arrived!

Cobble Hill Jigsaw Puzzles

Two new Everdell game expansions

Everdell - Spirecrest
Starling Games
Spirecrest is one of the two newest game expansions for the Everdell, a tableau-building and worker placement game for one to four players.
Far beyond the comfortable boundaries of the Everdell Valley, deep into mysterious and uncharted lands, adventure is waiting to be discovered. Ancient ruins? Critters from foreign lands? Giants? Gather your traveling supplies and your courage, and get ready for a daring journey through the mountains of Spirecrest!
Adding to your Everdell game play, Spirecrest features Discovery cards, Big Critters, Weather cards, and Map tiles.

  • Discovery cards: each unique and aimed at the season in which a player gets them.  They provide new goals to aim for, Big Critters, allies, and useful destinations.  
  • Big Critters: unique workers with interesting and helpful abilities, who also serve as trusty mounts.
  • Weather cards: revealed each season and impose challenging limitations to overcome.
  • Map tiles: collected during game for a potential end game Expedition to gain additional victory points.
publisher description
You will begin the game with a rabbit Traveler on the Mountain board. Every season you will have to face challenging weather that will alter how you are able to play. As the seasons change you will move your Traveler along the trail, gathering maps to plan a final Expedition, and making amazing discoveries. Smartly utilize the unique abilities of your Discovery cards, carefully plan for your endgame Expedition, and the story of your city—as well as your epic journey—will be remembered in Everdell for many seasons to come!


 Spirecrest's components include: 30 Discover cards, 12 Weather cards, a mountain board, 30 map tiles, and figurines of foxes, rabbits, big critters, saddles, and a frog ambassador.


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Everdell - Bellfaire
Starling Games
Bellfaire is the other new game expansion for Everdell that arrived.  It's a year-long celebration of Everdell's 100th year anniversary courtesy of the king and queen! So come one, come all, as the Bellfaire expansion takes the game up to 6 players.  A new flat Bellfaire board with an added new market location can be used in place of the 3D Ever Tree and market board.  There are unique player powers, new event cards and Garland Awards.  The Garland Awards represent shared end game goals with first and second place prizes.

Bellfaire's components also include: 6 player boards, 15 player power cards, 4 forest cards, 9 special events cards, figurines of cardinals, toads, and frog ambassadors, a flower festival tile, 4 market tokens a rugwort token, and 8 Axolotl tokens.




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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, White Mountain, and Dowdle.

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

Monday, July 6, 2020

Game Night Home Version: July 3rd

During this period of coronavirus, our in-store Friday Night Game Night sessions have gone to 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 the fun.

First and foremost - Happy Independence Day weekend!

Due to the holiday celebrations, it was a light weekend for playing board games. But some did get played and here they are:

Castles of Mad King Ludwig
Played by Lynn and Ron






Unicorn
Glitterluck - 
Cloud Crystals
Unicorn Glitterluck
Played by Kadie and family




20th Anniversary
Edition
Castles of Burgundy
Played by Lynn and Ron
 and also
Played by Mara and Nathan





Godzilla - Tokyo Clash
Godzilla - 
Tokyo Clash
Played by Mitch


Great Games and Great Fun!
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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, July 2, 2020

Game Arrivals: July 2nd


In with this week's arrivals is a new Dominion game expansion and Dragon Egg Dice Containers.





Calling all Dominion fans, another to add to your collection!  Dominion Menagerie is the latest expansion for the base game Dominion, a deck-building game.  The Menagerie expansion includes 400 cards, with 30 new Kingdom cards. There are Horses that save a draw for later, Exile mats that cards can be sent to and rescued from, and Ways that give Actions another option. Events return.

publisher description

Dominion, that’s what you’re trying to achieve. This time with animals! They each have a lesson to teach, whether it’s how to spit really far, or what kind of grass tastes the best. It’s a lot to keep track of, but you’re like an elephant: you remember everything. And you’re afraid of mice. You’ve taken up riding. Horses are intimidating; they say you can lead a horse to water, but you haven’t managed it. So you’re working your way up, starting with dogs. So far so good; the dog hasn’t bucked you off yet. Your menagerie got off to a poor start, with just a goat, two rats, and the adviser who suggested starting a menagerie. You couldn’t get that fox you wanted, but it was probably bad anyway. Now you’ve got some camels, which are just as useless for sewing as you’d been warned, and a turtle that can hold its breath for longer than anyone can stay interested. Soon the animal kingdom will be yours.

Dominion Menagerie
Dominion Menagerie





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In this week is a restock of our dice containers: Dragon Eggs, D20, and a Brawler that holds cards and dice.  Locally made, these colorful containers consist of a nontoxic biodegradable plant plastic and are water resistant.  The tops are magnetized so that the Dragon Egg doubles as a dice rolling cup and as a storage container.


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Restocks


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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, White Mountain, and Dowdle.

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