Game Profile: Hive

A game buzzing with possibilities.


Classification 2-Player
Mechanics Tile Placement
Theme Abstract
Publication Gen42 Games, 2001
Ages 9+
Time 20
Players 2
Description

Hive is a fantastic game for two, played with highly tactile Bakelite tiles. The aim of the game is to be the first player to surround your opponent’s Queen Bee using a team of assorted creatures of both your own and your opponent’s color. Because each creature has its own way of moving about the Hive, the game is sometimes called ‘nature’ chess’, yet simpler rules.
The soldier ants battle to keep control of the outside of the hive, whilst the Beetles climb up to dominate the top. Spiders moving into holding positions as the Grass Hoppers jump in for the kill. Keeping one eye on the hive and the other on your opponents reserves, the tension builds as one wrong move will see your Queen Bee quickly engulfed; …. game over!


Awards: Mensa Select


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Game Profile: Horse Show

Name Horse Show
Byline The Ride For The Blue Ribbon Card Game
 Mechanics Hand Management
Theme Horses
Publication Gamewright, 1997
Ages 8+
Time 30
Players 2 – 4
Description
Who will take home the
blue ribbon – Safari, Valentine, or Boomerang? Pick the best horse cards from
your stable and enter the show. Each event favors some horses and penalizes
others, so choose carefully. Special assist cards, like grooming kits and custom
saddles are worth extra points. Win the most blue ribbon cards and ride to
victory!
AWARDS: Dr Toy – Winner,
Best Vacation
Keywords:
Horse Show, Card Game, Game Profile

Game Profile: Hospital

Name Hospital
Byline The Game That Tickles Your Funny Bone
 Mechanics Dice Rolling, Set Collection
Theme Health Care Humor
Publication Jimbo Enterprises, 2005
Ages 8+
Time 60
Players 2 – 8
Description

If you’ve ever spent
hours in a waiting room, listened to “medi-speak” from a doctor, or
played paper chase with health insurance… this game is for you!

Think of Hospital as
Monopoly, with a medical twist.  It gives you a chance to laugh, instead
of cry, at “what ails you”.  Hospital is a true inter-generational
game for grandparents, parents, and children.  Adults can laugh at their
aches and pains, and kids can laugh at the whacky characters, while learning
about money, counting, and healthcare.

Hospital is the creation of Gresham native, Jim Froese.
Keywords:
Hospital, Traditional Board Game, Local Game Inventor, Game Profile

Game Profile: Incan Gold

A quest for riches in the ruins.

Classification Bookshelf Series
Mechanics Simultaneous Action,Press Your Luck
Publication Gryphon Games, 2006
Ages 8+
Time 20
Players 3  – 8
Description
Incan Gold (co-designed by Alan R. Moon, designer of Ticket to Ride) is a quick game of bluff and daring in which players push their luck.

You and your fellow adventurers explore the ruins of an ancient Incan temple, looking for turquoise, obsidian, and gold.  At every turn you must decide whether to play it safe by returning to camp with the treasure you’ve gathered so far; or to be a truly intrepid adventurer and keep on exploring.  Going farther into the ruins means risking your treasure by falling victim to giant spiders, wandering mummies, fire spouts, and venomous snakes. 

Game Profile: Ingenious

A game with an Ingenious twist on whose score wins!


Classification Family Game
Mechanics Tile Placement, Pattern Building
Publication Fantasy Flight, 2004
Ages 10+
Time 45
Players 1 – 4
Description

In a game of Ingenious players use double hex tiles with various colored symbols.  Tiles are played on the board to form lines of like symbols. Scores are calculated by adding all symbols that match the played tile in all directions.  Next the player marks the score on their player board by colored symbol. This is the Ingenious part of the game; all players must try to score points with all 6 symbols. Players continue adding hexes to the playing surface until there are no possible plays left.  This marks the end of the game.  Players then look at their score by color.  The color that is the lowest on their individual score board will be their game score.  The player with the highest low score is the winner. The key to winning is to try and get all of the colors on your board as high as possible.



We have an open copy of Ingenious available in our Store Demo Games Library for you come in and try.



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Game Profile: Innovation

Invent your way to an empire!

Mechanics Hand Management
Theme Civilization Building
Publication Asmadi Games, 2010
Ages 12+
Time 30
Players
2
– 4
Description
Do not let the plain brown box fool you.  Innovation is a very dynamic game.  The game is comprised of 105 unique cards.  Technology begins with the basic Prehistory Age 1 and advances to the Information Age 10.  Each card depicts power icons and dogma actions.  Dogma actions are unique on each card and can help players advance up the ages or demand action of the other players.

On each turn, players must weigh the advantage of each dogma they have in play and which players will be able to take advantage of it.  As the game progresses through the leaps in technology, the dogma actions become more powerful.  Throughout the game cards can be scored by dogma actions.

Victory is gained by acquisition of Achievements.  There are 2 groups of Achievements.  One group is obtained by using scored cards.  The other is a group of unique Achievements that can be claimed bu meeting a higher level of criteria.
We have an open copy of Innovation available in our Store Demo
Games Library for you come in and try.



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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 puzzles
from Ravensburger, White Mountain, and Cobble
Hill.

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

Game Profile: Jambo

Good business for two clever merchants.



Classification 2-Player Game
Mechanics Hand Management, Set Collection
Publication Rio Grande Games, 2004
Ages 12+
Time 45
Players 2
Description

Jambo is the friendly greeting Swahili traders offered their customers in Central Africa before colonization.  Players are traders in this day, competing to be the 1st to earn 60 gold by buying and selling tea, hide, fruits, salt, silk, and trinkets.

Jambo is played with cards which allow players to buy and sell goods that can help you or hinder your opponent, and others which add a bit of spice to the game.  Return to the African continent where players alternate turns with up to 5 actions each until one player reaches 60 gold and wins the game.

We have an open copy of Jambo available in our Store Demo Games Library for you come in and try.



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

Game Profile: Jet Set

Name Jet Set
Byline Can You Run An International Airline?
 Mechanics Network Building,
Theme Travel, Economic
Publication Wattsalpoag, 2008
Ages 12+
Time 90 – 120
Players 2 – 6
Description

Jet Set is
another in a series from Wattsalpoag Games of Bellevue, Washington.
Soar into wealth and fame by running your own multi-national
airline!  Europe is overflowing with travel opportunities, and it’s up to
you to make it happen!  Claim the rights to strategic routes, and assign
your airplanes to flight paths between the most famous cities of Europe.
 It takes money to run an airline, so you will need to pick up some of
those lucrative short hops before you can claim the more valuable long flights.
 When Vacation time comes around, announce your Final Flight to satisfy
the holiday needs of world travelers and join the Jet Set!
Players turn consists of two phases.  In the first phase, the
long and short flight decks are replenished.  In the second phase, a
player can place planes on an un-owned link, or place planes on links they
already own, or place planes on another player’s link, or claim a Flight card,
or take income.  Victory points are awarded throughout the game by
claiming Fight cards.  Significant points are also awarded at the end of
the game for completing your Final Flight card. 
This is an economic strategy game, money is scarce.  Building
from short routes to long routes is essential.  Also critical is for a
player to complete their secret Final Flight card.  The Final Flight card
cannot be claimed until it is Vacation time and the end of the game is near.
 The winner will be the player who best manages their money and plans
their routes.

Keywords: Jet Set, Economic
Game, Local Game Publisher, Game profile

Game Profile: Killer Bunnies

It’s the quest for the magic carrot.

Mechanics Hand Management
Theme Bunny Humor
Publication Playroom Entertainment, 2002
Ages 13+
Time 90
Players 2 – 8
Description


Killer Bunnies is a fast paced and action-filled card game in which you must try to keep as many bunnies alive as possible while eliminating your opponent’s bunnies.  The problem: your opponents are armed with weapons and will stop at nothing to keep you from winning the game, which can get dreadfully vengeful, horribly nasty, hilariously messy, and just plain fun!  Can you keep from being attacked by the Whimsical Whisk or the Torching Flame Thrower?  Defend your bunnies with the Magical Spatula or use a Feed the Bunny card to starve out an opponent.  The goal is to survive and claim the Magic Carrot to win the game.



We have an open copy of Killer Bunnies available in our Store Demo games Library for you come in and try.



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

Game Profile: Kingsburg

A Dicey Worker Placement Game

 
Mechanics Dice Rolling, Worker Placement
Theme Medieval
Publication Fantasy Flight
Ages 14+
Time 90

Players 2-5


Description


The realm of Kingsburg is under attack!  Monstrous invaders are gathering at the borders, aiming to invade and plunder the realm.  Your King has chosen you to take charge of a province on the border; you will manage your province and help defend the realm.
Kingsburg is a city building, worker placement game with a twist.  The game is played over 5 years with each year divided into 8 phases.  At the start of each year and after determining which player will receive aid from the king, all players roll their dice simultaneously.  The dice become the workers to be placed carefully on some of the king’s 18 visors.  Each advisor helps the player who influenced him by granting gifts.  These gifts range from victory points, resources, armies, etc.  Resources are used to construct buildings and to build an army.  Buildings five abilities throughout the game and score victory points as they are constructed.  Armies are necessary to fend off the enemies that appear at the end of each year.  Additionally, the king will appear during the year to bestow rewards on the strongest player and aid on the weakest player.  The player who rolls well, plans well and pleases the king will gain the most victory points.

We have an open copy of Kingsburg available in our Store Demo
Games Library for you come in and try.



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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 puzzles
from Ravensburger, White Mountain, and Cobble
Hill.

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