Thursday, July 30, 2020

Game Arrivals: July 30th


We have Wingspan back in as well as it's European Expansion!
Here is today's game arrivals:


Wingspan
Stonemaier Games
Award-winning.  Wingspan is a card driven and engine building board game for 1 to 5 players that plays in 40 to 70 minutes. One of the special features of the game is it's components.  Included are 170 unique bird cards loaded with beautiful artwork and bird information, custom dice representing the food resources your birds will need, egg miniatures, a birdfeeder dice tower, and more.

Players are bird enthusiasts competing to get the best birds to their player board to score the most points.  Each bird extends a chain of powerful combinations in one of your habitats on your player board.  The game is played over four rounds for which players will take a variety of actions dictated by their habitats.


Wingspan



Wingspan European Expansion
Stonemaier Games
Add more birds to your Wingspan game with this European Birds expansion. These European birds provide new abilities, another color of miniature eggs, and new bonus cards.  Expand your game and expand your bird knowledge.










Near and Far
Red Raven Games

Also back in stock is Near and Far, a 2 to 4 player adventure game that plays in 90 to 120 minutes. 

Designer Ryan Laukat is not only a game designer but also an artist.  His art carries through all of his games.

In Near and Far players will go on a story-telling adventure through a book of maps searching for a lost city. 












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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.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Jigsaw Puzzle Arrivals: July 29th



More jigsaw puzzles have arrived!  This latest shipment restocks our Pomegranate line.  Pomegranate is a Portland based company whose puzzles feature various artists.  Those that we have in stock include:
  • Charley Harper (American, 1922—2007) Designed more than fifty posters for various natural areas, parks, and conservation organizations, each colorful work celebrating a special part of our natural world in his unmistakable and vibrant style.
  • Rebecca Campbell (British, b. 1965) Her Do Not Disturb painting is packed with classic literary volumes (minus that wonderful old book smell) and even includes faithful four-legged reading companions.
  • Joseph Stella (American, b. Italy, 1877–1946) Emigrated from Italy to the United States in 1896 and established himself as one of the country’s earliest abstract artists.
  • Hiroo Isono (Japanese, 1945—2013Inspired by his travels to forests and jungles across the globe paints otherworldly environments full of lush greenery and whimsical creatures. 




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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.

Friday, July 24, 2020

Game Arrivals: July 23rd

July 23rd Game Arrivals


New from Renegade Games and Foxtrot Games is The Search For Planet X, a deduction and logic game for 1 to 4 players that plays in 60 to 75 minutes.

The Search for Planet X

publisher description
The Search for Planet X is a board game where players take on the role of astronomers, using observations and logical deductions to search for this hypothetical planet. Each game, the companion app randomly selects an arrangement of objects and a location for Planet X following predefined logic rules.

Each round, as the earth travels around the sun, players will use the app to perform scans and attend conferences. As they gain information about the location of the objects, they'll mark that information on their deduction sheets. As players learn the locations of the various objects, they can start publishing theories. This is the way that players score points.

As more and more objects are found, players will narrow down the possible locations for Planet X. Once a player believes they know its location and the objects on either side of it, they use the app to conduct a search. The game ends when a player successfully locates Planet X, and all players have a final chance to score some additional points.
 

Watch this preview video by Man vs Meeple for on The Search for Planet X .




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More restocks that arrived include:

Succulent
2-4 players, 45-60 min.
Tile laying with elements of
resource management and
set collection.
Dominion - Menagerie
The newest expansion.
Dominion, that’s what you’re
trying to achieve. This time with
animals! Each have a lesson to teach.


Solar Draft
2-4 players, 20-30 min.
Card game of creating your
own solar system lineup of
planets, moons, and comets.
Each with points and abilities.



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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.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Jigsaw Puzzle Arrivals: July 22nd


Adding to our selection of jigsaw puzzles is the New York Puzzle Company.  We have a good assortment in 500 piece and 1000 piece sizes.  Come and see the selection.

New York Puzzle Company
500 pc Puzzles


New York Puzzle Company
1000 pc Puzzles




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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.


Saturday, July 18, 2020

More Game Arrivals: July 18th



Another shipment of games have arrived this week!

We're working hard at getting restocked.

Here's a look at what came in:







2-6 players compete to
build the most amazing Town.
Easy to learn, quick to play.
King Of Tokyo Dark
2-6 players duke it out in this
limited edition King of Tokyo.
Upgraded components and
new mechanisms.


Fox In The Forest
2-player trick-taking
card game with special
ability characters.
Taking too many tricks
could hurt you.
Fox In The Forest
Duet
2-player cooperative
trick-taking card game.
Work together to get
through the forest.



Point Salad
2-6 player card
drafting. Easy to learn
and quick to play.
Collect fruits and veggies.
Undaunted Normandy
2-player campaign driven
deck-building game of
tactical WWII combat.



Kingdom Builder
2-4 player classic game.
Modular game boards,
relatively easy mechanics,
and a Kingdom full of
replayability.
Quarto
2-player abstract game.
Your opponent chooses
the piece you will play.






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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.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Game Arrivals: July 15th


Oooh exciting game arrivals this week with a new 2-player game, games and expansions that have been missing in action for awhile a couple that are now back as a 2nd Edition.  Let's take a look at what was in the boxes:



Cosmic Encounter Duel
Fantasy Flight

New from Fantasy Flight is Cosmic Encounter Duel, a competitive 2-player game that plays in 30 minutes.  

publisher description
Welcome to the fantastic universe of Cosmic Encounter, where beings of all types, from tall and wide to small and multi-eyed, have appeared in all their glory to populate a strange and quarrelsome galaxy of alien adversaries.  
The Cosmic Citizenship Council has announced it will allow two new alien species into their ranks, but they forgot to make two copies of the filing form, meaning only one species can join!  Now, the two candidates must battle for control of a minimum of five planets to prove that they truly deserve the right to become a Certified Civilization.

Cosmic Encounter Duel is an original game in the Cosmic Encounter setting where two players play as alien species with special abilities, clashing and contending in crazy contests and climactic challenges. 
Each alien species comes equipped with their own unique abilities that play with the game mechanics in some way, offering you an edge in the fight.... How your game of Cosmic Encounter Duel plays out will inevitably be affected by which powers each dueling species has and how they play off of one another.

In addition to your unique species and their ability, you have a collection of twenty spaceships that you can use to traverse across the cosmos and maintain control over the five planets you need to become a Certified Civilization. As long as you have a ship on a planet, you have control of it, even if your opponent also has ships there and you must share control. You will be able to deploy these ships to fight in duels, act as reinforcements, or draw them back for a tactful retreat. Just be careful not to lose them to the Warp or let them be claimed by the black void between the stars and end up lost in space forever! 
The players compete to be the first to control five planets. Players try to win planets by using cards in their hands and the powers of their allies. The first player to seize control of five planets is the winner.


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Sheriff Of Nottingham 2nd Edition
CMON
Missing in action for awhile, Sheriff of Nottingham is back in a 2nd Edition that is now from publisher CMON.  The 2nd Edition is now a 3 - 6 player game that plays in about about 60 minutes.  Not only have they included the 6th merchant to take it to 6 players, but the Black Market and Sheriff's Deputies (expansions to the 1st edition) have been added as well.

Sheriff Of Nottingham is still the fun game of bluffing, bribery and smuggling.  Players are merchants that want to make as much profit as they can by delivering their goods to market.  Players take turns assuming the role of Sheriff, who must decide which merchants pouches to inspect and which to let pass without inspection.  The merchant's goal is to convince the Sheriff as to what may be in their pouch of goods using any means necessary. A little bribery here, a little bluffing there as their pouches may contain contraband.  At the end of the game, the player with the most wealth wins.



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Gizmos 2nd Edition
CMON
Gizmos is also back in stock, now in as a 2nd Edition. In this 2nd Edition CMON has upgraded the energy spheres dispenser to a newly designed plastic one.  Additionally it has been awarded the Mensa Select Seal.  Gizmos is a 2 - 4 player clever engine-building game that plays in 40 to 50 minutes.

publisher description
In Gizmos, players take on the role of contestants in the Great Science Fair. They will pluck energy marbles from the innovative plastic Energy Dispenser and use them to construct new Gizmos, adding them to their machines. Players will have to plan ahead as they build, since Gizmos can chain-react off of one-another. As more Gizmos are added, more reactions can trigger, creating some truly epic turns. In the end, the player with the most Victory Points is declared the winner.

Gismos

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Marco Polo IIIn the Service of the Khan
Z-Man Games
Retread old routes or forge a new path in Marco Polo II: In the Service of the Khan, a standalone follow-up to The Voyages of Marco Polo. From designers Simone Luciani (Tzolk'in, Grand Austria Hotel, Voyages of Marco Polo) and Daniele Tascini (Tzolk'in, Teotihuacan, Trismegistus)  Marco Polo II: In The Service of the Khan is a 2 to 4 player strategy game that plays in 60 to 120 minutes.

publisher description
Play as competing merchants as you set out from Beijing to seek your fortune throughout the khan’s vast empire. Travel from city to city establishing trading posts, taking new contracts, and acquiring camels and goods to complete them. But plan carefully—you’ll only make it so far without the right credentials. New guild seals will give you access to otherwise inaccessible routes, and upgrading them will bring you additional rewards. Whatever path you choose to take, you’ll have to act decisively. Some action spaces are limited, and if an opponent gets there first, it could be a longer journey than you planned for. 

Marco Polo II
With a wide range of new components, characters, and actions, Marco Polo II provides a unique challenge for new players and veterans alike. Books replace the Grand Bazaar, varying your options for available goods, coins, and camels from round to round. If the selection isn’t to your liking, take advantage of jade: the rare and valuable new good can be used in place of coins and camels, in addition to fulfilling contracts as normal. To take new contracts, however, you’ll have to acquire them from cities on the board where you’ve established a trading post. Travel widely, plan shrewdly, and complete contracts to accrue wealth and fame. From your first footfalls out of Beijing to your prodigal return to the West, you’ll have to prove your skills as a merchant to write a lasting legacy.


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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.