Game Profile: Revolution

Make Your Bid For Power


Mechanics Auction Bid, Area Control
Publication Steve Jackson Games, 2009
Ages 13+
Time 60
Players 3 – 4
Description

In Revolution players secretly bid against their opponents to gain the support of the people, win territory…and gather more Gold, Blackmail, and Force for the next round of bidding!


Each player has their own bid board, divided into spaces.  Each space represents an influential person who can help their cause and indicates the benefits that person will bestow if you win him in the bidding process.  Players simultaneously place their bidding tokens on their bid boards secretly behind a screen.  Bids are revealed and resolved once everyone has placed them.  There are 3 types of bidding tokens from strongest to weakest: force, blackmail, and gold.  The game is played in rounds of 4 phases each.
Will you control the tavern or the fortress? The Harbor or the Plantation? Knowing where to push for support – and where to back away and let your opponents fight – is the key to victory. It’s a game of bluff, counter-bluff, and surprise.



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


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Game Profile: Risk 2210 A.D.

Name Risk 2210 A.D.
Byline The Game of Global Domination and Beyond
 Mechanics Area Control, Dice Rolling, Auction Bidding
Theme Sci-Fi, War Game
Publication Avalon Hill (Hasbro), 2001
Ages 10+
Time 180
Players 2 – 5
Description
Who will be the new world
leader? The world is at war. As the leader of one of the warring factions, you
control the destiny of your people. On and above the earth you must marshal
your forces, send forth your troops, hire the right commanders, and crush your
enemies. Enlist the right commanders with the right commands and you can gain
the power you need to conquer the world and beyond. Commanders have their own
strengths and weakness that can change the balance of power.
Devastation markers make
game board different for every game… 455 Futuristic Military Plastic Playing
Pieces. . .109 Command Cards. . . Moon Game Board. . . Earth Game Board
Keywords: Risk 2210 AD,
Risk, Sci-Fi, War Game, Game Profile

Game Profile: Roll Through The Ages: The Bronze Age

Build a thriving civilization – in under an hour!



Mechanics Dice Rolling
Theme Civilization Building
Publication Grypon Games, 2009
Ages 8+
Time 30
Players 1 – 4
Description
In Roll Through The Ages,
The Bronze Age players collect goods, assign workers to build cities and erect
monuments, advance your civilization through cultural and scientific
developments, but don’t forget to harvest enough food to feed your growing
population. Grab those dice and Roll Through The Ages in this fast
paced, addictive and strategic game. Dice with special symbols for food,
resources, money and the not-so-good skull and crossbones are included. Roll
the dice as many as three times, track resources on a handy pegboard and
complete monuments before your opponents. When all five monuments are completed
the game ends.

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dice games and more. Also for the puzzle enthusiasts we carry quality puzzles
from Ravensburger, White Mountain, Cobble Hill, and
Dowdle.

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

Game Profile: Sherlock Deluxe

Name Sherlock Deluxe
Byline The Card Game Where Memory And Deduction Are
ELEMENTARY!
Mechanics Deduction, Memory
Theme Sherlock Holmes
Publication Playroom Entertainment, 2009
Ages 5+
Time 15
Players 2 – 5
Description

As Sherlock goes around and searches the clues, every player tries
to remember each of the objects hidden in a face down circle of cards. Sherlock
travels from one card to another, stopping at a face down card, which the
player has to remember. Sherlock continues to move, as long as the player
guesses correctly. When Sherlock travels to a face up card, the player gets to
keep that card. The first player to collect six cards wins, in this multiple
award-winning memory game.

A Memory Game for the whole family!

AWARDS: Dr. Toy Winner – Best Vacation Children’s Products, 2004
Parent’s Choice Gold Award

Keywords: Sherlock,
Children’s Game, Memory Game, Game Profile

Game Profile: Sleeping Queens

A royally rousing card game.


Mechanics Card Drafting
Theme Royalty
Publication Gamewright, 2005
Ages 8+
Time 20
Players 2 – 5
Description
Rise and Shine! The
Pancake Queen, the Ladybug Queen and 10 of their closest friends have fallen
under a sleeping spell and it’s your job to wake them up. Use strategy, quick
thinking and a little luck to rouse these napping nobles from their royal
slumbers.



Twelve queens with various point values will lie sleeping (face down) in the center of the play area.  Each turn players will play a card from their hand and perform it’s action or choose to discard cards, then conclude by drawing cards to get their hand back to 5 cards. Play a knight to steal a queen or take a chance on a juggling jester.  But watch out for wicked potions and dastardly dragons!


Some arithmetic comes into play as your hand will collect number cards that have no other purpose than to clutter it.  On your turn you can discard either a pair of identical numbers or 3 or more cards that make an addition equation such as the numbers 2, 3, and 5.  You can discard all three since 2 + 3 = 5.  At the end of your turn remember to draw cards to get your hand back to 5 cards.


You can choose one of two ways to end the game: 1) when a player has collected 5 awakened queens or 50 points worth of awakened queens or 2) when there are no more Sleeping Queens left in the center play area and whoever has the most points wins.


This kids card game promotes memory development, strategy, and elementary arithmetic skills.
Awards: Dr. Toy – Smart
Play Smart Toy

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



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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, Cobble Hill, and
Dowdle.

We proudly
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area.

This Just In: Tsuro…The Game of the Path

Create your own journey with Tsuro…the Game of the Path. 

Place a tile and slide your stone along the path created, but take care!  Other players’ paths can lead you in the wrong direction–or off the board entirely!  Find your way wisely to succeed.

The rules are simple: you place a tile to build the next step for your stone to follow.  Paths will cross and connect, and the choices you make affect all the journey across the board. Stay the path –your journey begins here. 

This is a fun family game for 2 to 8 players.

Come see us at Off The Charts Games for this and other fabulous games.  We are located at 30 NW 2nd St. in Historic Downtown Gresham.

Game Profile: Super Scrabble

Name Super Scrabble
Byline The game for those who cannot get enough
Scrabble
Mechanics Tile Placement
Theme Words
Publication Winning Moves Games/Hasbro, 2004
Ages 8+
Time 45 – 60
Players 2 – 4
Description
Who knew they could make
Scrabble even better! All they had to do was expand the board from 225 squares
to 441 squares, double the number of letters from 100 to 200, and add squares
giving quadruple letter and quadruple word scores. The best part is you already
know how to play.

Game Profile: Tally Ho

A game of who’s hunting who?




Mechanics Tile Placement, Abstract
Theme Hunting
Publication Rio Grande Games, 1973
Ages 8+
Time 40
Players 2
Description
What happens when the
hunter becomes the hunted?  In Tally Ho
one player takes the role of the hunters and the lumberjacks; the other takes
the role of the foxes and bears. Both players hunt each other.   At first, the
forest lies peacefully under the face down tiles. As the tiles get flipped over and moved around the board, the forest awakens and the hunt destroys the
serenity of the forest. The lumberjacks cut down and remove trees to open swaths through the forest to
provide hunting fields for the hunters. The bears then use these same aisles to
track the hunters and the lumberjacks. 
Unfortunately for the ducks and pheasants they can be caught and eaten by the foxes or caught in the cross hairs of the hunter. The two sides are balanced with luck
dominating the early game, but skill taking over at the end. Good hunting!






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We proudly
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Game Profile: There’s A Moose In The House

A very silly card game.


Classification Hand Management
Mechanics Moose
Publication Gamewright, 2004
Ages 8+
Time 15
Players 2 – 5
Description
Eeek!  There’s a moose loose in the kitchen… and another in the bathroom!  In this silly matching card game, the goal is to keep the moose out of your house, while giving them to your opponents at the same time.  Use a door card to close off empty room or if you’re lucky, plant a moose trap to keep those lovable but uninvited visitors away!  The player with the fewest moose wins. 

All players start the game with an invisible empty “house” in front of them and a hand of 4 cards. As the game progresses, players fill opponents’ houses with rooms and then those rooms with moose. On their turn a player will draw a card from the draw deck and then choose one of their cards to play. You might play a There’s a Moose in the House card on any opponent or play an empty room card on any opponent, or play a door card to close off an empty room.

No matter which cards you play, this is a fun family game with silly looking cards.


Awards: Oppenheim Toy Portfolio – Best Toy Award Platinum



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dice games and more. Also for the puzzle enthusiasts we carry quality puzzles
from Ravensburger, White Mountain, and Cobble
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Game Profile: Thunderstone Dragonspire

Name Thunderstone: Dragonspire
Byline The Doomgate is open, and an ancient evil has
been released into the world!
Mechanics Hand Management, Deck Building
Theme Fantasy
Publication Alderac Entertainment Group, 2011
Ages 12+
Time 45
Players 2 – 5
Description
Thunderstone returns
with Thunderstone Dragonspire, a deck building game of fantasy adventure! Dragonspire is a
stand-alone game that allows you to combine cards from past Thunderstone
releases.

You are the leader of a band of heroic adventurers. You have come to
the legendary Dragonspire. Your goal is to build a party of mighty heroes,
magic spells, and powerful weapons to find one of the fabled Thunderstones.
Dungeons are dark and dangerous places. Your Heroes must bring their own Light
with them if they hope to combat the Monsters effectively. If you do not have
enough Light, you will suffer. Each player constructs his own deck of cards during
the game. Your deck represents the abilities and gear of your adventuring
party. How you build your deck determines if victory and glory will be yours!
Keywords:
Thunderstone Dragonspire, Deck Building, Fantasy, Game Profile