New: Mexican Train Deluxe

Mexican Train Deluxe

New: Mexican Train Deluxe. Mexican Train is now available with a twist, or two. This deluxe version features a set of Double 12 dominoes plus 7 new types of dominoes to enhance the game play. You can play a ‘Skip‘ domino to force a player to skip their turn. Play a ‘Draw‘ domino on an opponent to force them to draw a domino. You can ‘Reverse‘ play direction. On your turn, instead of playing a domino you can ‘Trade‘ one of your dominoes for a randomly chosen one from an opponent. Play a ‘Twist‘ domino flip around the end of the last domino played. You can ‘Derail‘ the game by having everyone randomly select a domino from the player on their left. And lastly, there is a ‘Wild‘ tile that can be played as anything, including as a double. These new domino types will bring some new twists to a classic game.

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Game Arrivals: 4.9.2021

New Catan 25th Anniversary Edition and new Stuffed Fables Oh Brother! expansion, plus Sheriff of Nottingham 2nd Edition and Catan Traders & Barbarians are now in stock.

  • Catan 25th Anniversary Edition – Includes the 3 to 4 player Catan base game, plus the 5 to 6 player extension, plus Helpers of Catan Scenario, iridescent wood pieces and dice, resource sorting trays, and card protection sleeves. – – 3 to 5 players – – 60 to 120 minutes game play.
  • Stuffed Fables: Oh, Brother! Expansion – Return for another round of bedtime adventures. A new baby brother joins the family, bringing two toy companions of his own: Pokey the unicorn, a stalwart stuffy, and the muscular Manny, a headstrong hand-me-down action figure. Also included is a new storybook with new challenges, enemies, and fables. Additionally, there are new tokens, sleep cards, and its own discovery deck. You don’t need to have completed the Stuffed Fables base game to start the Oh, Brother! storybook, but you’ll need certain components from the base game to play. – – 2 to 4 players – – 60 to 90 minutes game play.
  • Sheriff of Nottingham 2nd Ed. – A 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. – – 3 to 6 players – – 60 minutes game play.
  • Catan Traders & Barbarians Expansion – Provides 5 challenging scenarios. – – 3 to 4 players – – 90 minutes game play.
    1. The Fishermen of Catan – fish in the great lake or try casing in rich coastal shoals. Use fish tokens to gain certain advantages.
    2. Rivers of Catan – build along the river to receive gold which can be spent to gain resources.
    3. Caravans – caravans of camels starting at an oasis bring an extra victory point to settlements and cities adjacent to it and to any roads parallel to it.
    4. Barbarian Attack  coastal tiles can be disabled through the use of barbarians. Barbarians can be repelled by the use of knights, which are deployed at a special castle hex.
    5. Traders & Barbarians – each player has a wagon that serves to shuttle commodities between three different trade hexes. These trade hexes, all situated on a coast, have a central point and four possible road paths leading to them.

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In the Board Games Pipeline

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Good news! Matt Leacock, designer of Pandemic is working on a co-op game called Climate Crisis. he is working with Matteo Menapace to create a game that is fun to play and scientifically accurate. The project kicked off sometime in March 2020. Matt and Matteo have spent a great deal of time studying climate change since then.

Currently in play test, the game involves four players working as the United States, Europe, China, and the Global South. The clock is ticking. Each round represents a 4-year period. Players have from now until 2050 to get the climate under control.

This is a game we can really look forward to see being published in the not too distant future. Stay tuned.

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More Game Arrivals: 3.26.2021

Off The Charts Games

Another shipment of games has arrived. Back in stock are Marvel Splendor, Camel Up, Kingsburg, Catan Cities & Knights Expansion along with it’s 5 to 6 Player Extension, Catan Seafarers Expansion, and 7 Wonders Leaders Expansion.

  • Marvel Splendor – The superheroes of Marvel have taken over Splendor. Same easy core rules but a different color structure, a new endgame trigger, and new victory conditions. – – 2 to 4 players – – 30 minutes game play.
  • Camel Up – A family friendly crazy camel racing game. Place your bets!  And then they’re off!   Five camels in a quick race around the track. You need to be good at guessing early which will place first and second to maximize your wins.  Things get wild as the camels can end up stacking on top of each other or start off by running in the wrong direction.  It’s mayhem but fun is sure to ensue. – – 2 to 8 players – – 30 to 45 minutes game play.
  • Kingsburg 2nd Edition – a city building, worker placement game with a twist. The second edition includes six expansion modules. – – 2 to 5 players – – 90 to 120 minutes game play.
  • Catan Cities & Knights Expansion – Add more fun to your Catan base game with Commodity and Progress cards, metropolises, an event die, knights to protect your kingdom and barbarians that attack kingdom. – – 3 to 4 players – – 90 minutes game play.
  • Catan Cities & Knights 5-6 Player Extension – Takes your Cities & Knights Expansion to 5 and 6 players. Must have Catan base game and Catan 5 to 6 Player Extension.
  • Catan Seafarers Expansion – Add more fun to your Catan base game with water tiles that create islands, ships, a pirate, and “gold” land tiles. Your longest road can now be a combination of roads and ships. Gold tiles provide resources of your choice. And now you a choice to use the robber or a pirate to block and steal a resource. – – 3 to 4 players – – 90 minutes game play.
  • 7 Wonders Leaders Expansion – Introduces the notable personality, who offer various advantages to your 7 Wonders game.  At the beginning of the game, players create a Leader hand from which they will be able to play a leader at the beginning of every Age. These leaders can give victory points, scientific symbols, shields, cost reduction for playing cards, etc. Additionally, there is a new Wonder card – Rome.

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Game Profile: Big Money

Big Money
  • Publisher:  Wonder Forge, 2018
  • Players:  2 – 5
  • Time:  30 Min.

Big Money lives up to its name.  The dollars come in $1 zillion, $5 zillion and $10 zillion bills. Who doesn’t want to be a zillionaire? This dice rolling and set collection game is easy to learn, easy to play and easy to get to the table.

Players begin the game with one $5 zillion business. Each business is from 1 or 5 types: sports, food, travel, entertainment, or technology.  The object of the game is to accumulate the most money.  On their turn a player roles 6 dice.  One is an industry die.  On 5 of the sides of this die is the symbol for each of the industry types.  Every business of that type is paid for all players owning that type of building.  Pays range from $5 zillion to $15 zillion for each business.  There is also a bonus payout for having more than one business in an industry type.  In addition, there are stock certificates available for each industry.  They are more expensive to buy, but are a quick way to double the investment.  Buildings are kept in play after a payout.  Stock certificates bring a one-time payout.  Then they are discarded.

There is a 6th symbol on the industry die.  It triggers biz news when it is rolled.  Biz news is a card deck on the main board.  Biz news is not good news.  It generally means players are going to spending money to cover the biz.  Once the industry die is settled, the active player selects dice from the other 5 six-sided dice to keep.  They then get 2 more rolls to complete the best poker score they can.  One Pair pays them $5 zillion.  Five of a kind pays them $30 zillion.  Next, the active player can purchase 1 of the 4 face up businesses in the market. 

Play continues until the bank runs out of money.  Players add up their zillions to determine who is the winner of Big Money

Big Money
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Game Restocks: 3.24.2021

Back in stock this week are Arboretum, Planet, and Raiders Of Scythia.

  • Arboretum – A strategy card game of developing pathways of trees in your garden.  Choose which cards to keep and which to play as that can make all the difference in the end. Colorful artwork of different varieties of trees.  2 to 4 players – – 30 minutes game play.
  • Planet – A tile placement game where players each will build a 3-D planet. A 2019 Mensa Select award winning game. – – 2 to 4 players – – 30 to 45 minutes game play.
  • Raiders Of Scythia – A worker placement game of raiding and plundering your way through ancient empires by game designer Shem Philips (North Sea trilogy and West Kingdom trilogy sagas from Renegade Games) – – to 4 players – – 60 minutes game play.
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Puzzle Arrivals: Ravensburger

Ravensbureger 1000 pc puzzles

More Ravensburger puzzles have arrived! We received 1000 pc, 1500 pc, 2000 pc as well as kids puzzles in the 100 pc and 60 pc sizes.

Ravensburger 1500 pc and 2000 pc puzzles
Ravensberger Kids 100 pc puzzles
Ravensburger Kids 60 pc puzzles
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Games Restock: 3.18.2021

Games in this week are: Puerto Rico, Whistle Mountain, Qwirkle, and Seven Dragons.

  • Puerto Rico – Newer edition with redesigned content and both expansions: New Buildings, and The Nobles. Prospector, captain, mayor, trader, settler, craftsman, or builder?  Which role will you play in the New World. – – 2 to 5 players – – 90 to 150 minutes game play.
  • Whistle Mountain – A unique tile laying, worker placement & resource management game packed with lots of components that include wood blimps, hot air balloons, and dreadnoughts. – – 2 to 4 players – – 60 to 90 minutes game play.
  • QwirkleA pattern building, tile placement family game of matching colors and shapes. – – 2 to 4 players – – 45 minutes game play.
  • Seven Dragons – A fast domino-like card game. Players attempt to be the first to create a connected territory of seven panels of their dragon. Back in print after an extended absence. – – 2 to 5 players – – 10 to 30 minutes game play.
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Game Profile: Arboretum

The theme of Arboretum is for players to construct their most valuable pathway through trees.  The trees are beautifully depicted on the cards.  There are 10 different sets of trees, each numbered from 1 through 8.

The mechanics of playing cards and building a pathway is easy.  Players start the game with a randomly dealt hand of seven cards.  On each turn a player adds two cards to their hand.  Next, they play one card into their arboretum in front of them and discard one card to their face-up discard pile.  Cards added to a hand can come from the face-down draw deck and from the top of opponents discard piles.  Paths that score must start and end with the same type of tree with every tree being in ascending order.  Additionally, the player must have at least one of that type of tree in their hand at the end of the game.

The fun starts on round 1 and builds to a climax when the draw deck is exhausted and scoring begins.  The challenge throughout the game is how to build multiple pathways, and more challenging, what to discard.  Every card in hand is important to someone at the table.  Anything discarded can be picked up by another player.  A player needs to keep a card either to help themselves or prevent another player from using it.  At the end, each species of tree can have only one pathway scored and it will be the player with the highest value of that species in their hand.  Cards must be played to build the path and must be held to score the path.  The game play is easy.  The decisions are tough.  The starts at the first round and rolls throughout.  Arboretum is good with 2 players and really shines with 3 and 4.

Arboretum
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Games Restock 3.11.2021

Games back in stock are Renature, Architects Of The West Kingdom, Terra Mystica, and Dead Man’s Draw.

  • Renature – A tactical game of nature from game designers Michael Kiesling and Wolfgang Kramer. The game is beautifully illustrated and includes wooden components . – – 2 to 4 players. – – 45 to 60 minutes game play.
  • Architects Of The West Kingdom – the first in the West Kingdom trilogy series is a worker placement, resource management, and city building strategy game in medieval times. – – 1 to 5 players – – 60 to 80 minutes play time.
  • Terra Mystica A heavy strategy game with depth, and no luck. Play one of 14 factions seeking to terraform and colonize the landscape in your favor in order to build structures and preserve your race and culture. – – 2 to 5 players – – 60 to 150 minutest play time.
  • Dead Man’s Draw – A press-your-luck pirate themed card game. Take turns drawing cards and combining their special abilities to plunder the most loot without going bust. – – 2 to 4 players – – 10 to 15 minutes play time.
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