New Games: 9.15.2021

From Bicycle, the makers of great playing cards comes these two new light strategy games: The Alpha, and Emergency Broadcast. From Loki – Iello comes Farmini, new to our kids section.

The Alpha

The Alpha is a light area control strategy game. The game has great components that include wooden wolf player pieces, dice in player colors, colorful wildlife tiles, and a food tracking board – – 3 to 6 players – – 20 to 45 minutes game time.

The Alpha

Players control a wolf pack and then lead them on a search for food – – for the most food therefore becoming the alpha pack. The Near Forest includes easier to catch, but lower value prey. The Far Forest has larger prey that are more difficult to attack, but if successful can result in great reward. Each round lead your wolves through four phases of hunt and win by collecting the most food at the end of five rounds.

  1. Stalk – Send your wolves to hunt in various regions of the forest and outnumber rival packs to become dominant in the area.
  2. Chase – Roll the dice for the region to determine the success of the hunt. But beware, if a rival pack is in the region you must decide to fight or share the food.
  3. Resolve – Enter conflict and decide whether to fight or share food with other packs in the region. Take a chance to fight for all the food but risk losing out and the lost of your wolf in that region for a turn if all rival packs chose to fight.
  4. Advance – Move your wolf on the food track to indicate the amount of food secured during successful hunts.

Emergency Broadcast

Emergency Broadcast is a light tile placement game – – 2 to 4 players – – 20 t0 45 minutes game time.

Emergency Broadcast

As a First Responder, it’s up to you to save the residents of the community.  You must secure supplies and equipment before the flood waters rise, leaving less land and fewer resources. Complete your individual rescue objectives by strategically laying tiles to secure the resources your community needs. Beware of the rising floodwaters.  Every round, floodwaters rise, leaving less space available to lay tiles and making it more difficult to complete your rescue objectives. Score the most points before floodwaters rise and overwhelm the city.

Farmini

New to our selection of young kids games is Farmini, a cute card-drafting, card placement game about constructing the best farm aimed at ages 5+ – – 1 to 4 players – – 15 minutes play time.

Farmini

Expand your Farm, cultivate your Cornfields, and adopt as many animals as possible to win. But keep watch for the wolf who might chase away your animals. Also, be careful as your own animals might wreak havoc on your cornfields.

Everyone has their own farm in front of them that they must expand. On your turn, pick a card from the four in the center of the table. If it’s a Fence card add it domino-style to the farm, making sure to align the fence posts and expanding your farm. If you chose an Animal card add the animal to your farmyard, hopefully in a secure location. Attempt to protect the most animals and the most cornfields to gain the most points. Protect your animals and cornfield as much as you can from the Wolf, who will scare away the unprotected animals!

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Games Restock: 9.1.2021

These games are now back in stock: Quacks Of Quedlinburg, Letters From Whitechapel, Barenpark, Carcassonne, Keys To The Castle, Cystosis: A Cell Biology Game, and Modern Art.

  • Quacks Of Quedlinburg – A strategic push-your-luck, bag building game. Pull ingredients from your stock to make your pot bubble, but hopefully not explode!  – –  2 to 4 quacks and charlatans – – 45 minutes play time. 
  • Letters From Whitechapel – A game of deduction and bluffing. Slip away as Jack the Ripper or track his hidden movements as a team of investigators. – – 2 to 6 players – – 60 minutes game play.
  • Barenpark – Takes you into the world of bears, challening you to build your own bear park. Would you like another polar bear enclosure or rather a koala house? – – 2 to 4 players – – 30 to 45 minutes game play.
  • Carcassonne – A simple & clever tile laying game that brings new challenges with every turn. – – 2 to 5 players – – 45 minutes game play.
  • Keys To The Castle A light strategy tile game that is door flipping madness. Race against your fellow knights through the castle, where behind every door awaits a surprise.  By opening and locking doors (the tiles), be the first to cross the precarious maze to the other side. – – 2 to 4 players – – 10 to 20 minutes game play.
  • Cytosis: A Cell Biology Game– A worker placement game that takes place inside a human cell. – – 2 to 5 players – – 60 to 90 minutes game play.
  • Modern Art – Classic art auction game. Buying and selling paintings can be a very lucrative business. Five contemporary artists have produced a bunch of paintings, and it’s the player’s task to be both the buyer and the seller, hopefully making a profit in both roles. – – 3 to 5 players – – 45 minutes game play.
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Jigsaw Puzzles: Cobble Hill

Adding more to our selection of jigsaw puzzles with this latest shipment from Cobble Hill in 1000 piece and 500 piece sizes.

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New Games: 8.31.2021

Two new board games have arrived: On The Rocks and Nidavellir.

On The Rocks from 25th Century Games is a dice-drafting game about mixing drinks. Players won’t need to know anything about mixed drinks or actually like them.  The game involves working on creating 3 or 4 drinks per round.  It starts with a dice roll.  Then a random draw of marbles from a bag.  Delivering the marbles, mancala style to a series of bowls.  Then selecting a bow of various color of marbles to use to “mix” the drinks.  Get a drink complete and score the points.  Three rounds of drinks with great looking components will be all you need to become the games best mixologist. 1 to 4 players – – 45 to 90 minutes game time

Nidavellir from GRRE Games is a set collection game with a twist, or multiple twists.  Players get to bid on dwarves who are hanging out in 3 taverns waiting to be hired.  Bidding is done with coins that can be cleverly upgraded into better coins as the game progresses.  The object is to collect dwarves in each of the 5 sets.  Each of the 5 types score in its own unique way.  Game features great black and white pictures of the dwarves and multiple ways to grab points.  This one should play fairly quickly and pack a good amount of replay value.  2 to 5 players – – 45 minutes

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Jigsaw Puzzles: White Mountain

A fresh batch of White Mountain jigsaw puzzles in the 1000 piece size have arrived!

We just finished putting together at home this 1000 piece White Mountain jigsaw puzzle titled Local Bookstore.

White Mountain: Local Bookstore

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Games Restock: 8.5.2021

These games are now back in stock: Lost Ruins Of Arnak, Raiders Of Scythia, and Subastral.

  • Lost Ruins Of Arnak An archeological exploration game.  Players will use a worker placement mechanic and a little deck building to explore and excavate for resources and points.  This game features great artwork, intense game play with a little point salad to create a dynamic game. – – 1 to 4 players – – 30 to 120 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) 1 – – to 4 players – – 60 minutes game play.
  • Subastral – Cleverly collect cards for your journal that represent these eight different biomes of Earth: tropical rainforest, subtropical desert, temperate grassland, temperate forests, savanna, chapparal, taiga, and arctic tundra. – – 2 to 5 players – – 15 to 30 minutes game play.
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Games Restock: 7.29.2021

These games are now back in stock: Robinson Crusoe: Adventures of the Cursed Island, Condordia, and Red Dragon Inn.

  • Robinson Crusoe: Adventures of the Cursed Island – You and your fellow players are castaways on an uninhabited island in a cooperative adventure game.  Your task is to build a shelter, ward off potential dangers, and complete the missions.  You will explore the island to find mysteries and treasures, gather food and wood, build tools for faster and safer work, and survive. – – 1 to 4 players – – 60 to 120 minutes game play
  • Concordia -A hand and resource management game that uses a great card selection mechanic at the start of each turn as players work to develop the best economic engine across a beautiful map of Europe in ancient Roman times. The cards represent one of 6 Roman Gods. These provide actions to be taken during the game as well as specific scoring attributes at the end of the game. This a strategy game that requires advance planning and consideration of your opponent’s moves.– – 2 to 5 players – – 100 minutes game play
  • Red Dragon Inn – The adventure is over, but the party’s just getting started! A hilarious card game about what the adventurers do after the adventure. Each player takes the role of a different character at the party at the tavern as they drink, gamble and roughhouse with each other. The last standing during this evening of fun is the winner. – – 2 to 4 players – – 45 minutes game play
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New Games: 7.28.2021

New in this week: Catan Treasures, Dragons, & Adventures, Dinos Not Assembled, and Dwarves: Dig, Delve, Die.

CATAN: TREASURES, DRAGONS, & ADVENTURES – Catan Studios

Catan: Treasures, Dragons & Adventurers is a set of scenarios that adds depth and variety to the base game Catan combined with the Seafarers, and Cities & Knights game expansions.

You and your opponents will defeat dragons, dig canals, and discover islands off the Catanian coast—along with all the treasures they conceal.

This Catan Scenarios Pack comes with six senarios: The Treasure Island, Departure Into The Unknown, Greater Catan, The Desert Dragons, The Great Canal, and The Enchanted Land and requires the base game Catan plus both the Seafarers and Cities & Knights Expansions.

Also included are 12 land fields, 6 sea fields (back side desert), 2 frame parts, 16 city (in 4 colors), 20 treasure tokens, 9 canal tokens, 12 number tokens and 19 wooden dragon pieces.

– – 3 to 4 players – – 90 minutes game play – –

DWARVES: DIG, DELVE, & DIE – Imbalanced Games

Dwarves: Dig, Delve, Die is a fast, chaotic, and easy to learn dice placement game. Play your worker dwarves – represented by dice – into the ever expanding mine and see what they dig up. It could be a gold mine, a relic of power…or a dragon.

Each turn you roll and place your dwarves in the mine, which is represented by a deck of cards. After you place your dwarves, the dwarves that have the lowest face up value finish working and cause something to happen based on the cards they are working on. The first player to 5 gold wins.

– – 2 to 6 players – – 5 to 30 minutes game play – –

DINOS NOT ASSEMBLED – Thing 12 Games

Adding to our kids selection of games is Dinos Not Assembled, a dinosaur excavation game. Collect bone tiles to turn them into a dinosaur that requires three specific bones, and then place your completed dinosaur in the museum on your player color. On a turn you have several actions to chose from. You can take bones tiles from the resource board or, draw into your hand a new dinosaur card or, steal a dinosaur tile or, place a completed dinosaur into the museum. Be the first to complete your exhibit of three dinosaurs in the Dinos Museum to win the game. The game has colorful artwork and dinosaur components.

– – 2 to 4 players – – 20 to 45 minutes game play – –

Dinos Not Assembled

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Jigsaw Puzzles: Murder Mystery

Back in stock –  These classic 1000 piece murder mystery puzzles come with a brief mystery story.  Assemble the puzzle to look for the hidden clues. Solve the mystery by piecing together clues from the story and the puzzle.  Another interesting feature of these puzzles is that you will not have an image of the puzzle to work from.  The image on the box is not the image of the puzzle.  So if you like a good challenge these are right up your alley.

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ThinkFun Games: 7.10.2011

Our latest shipment of games from ThinkFun include: Escape The Room: Mystery At Stargazer’s Manor, Mystic Market, Lazer Maze, Gravity Maze, and Rush Hour.

  • Escape The Room: Mystery At Stargazer’s Manor – A mystery, interactive game. Players are characters in a story working together to unravel the mystery by finding clues and solving puzzles. – – 3 to 8 players – – 90 minutes game play
  • Mystic Market A fast paced card game where players buy and sell magical potion-making ingredients. The unique value track ensurses that the ingredients’ values will be constantly shifting, so only the shrewdest will of traders will prevail. Will you invest in Dragon Scales or Phoenix Feathers? Perhaps you will corner the market on Orc Teeth or Pixie Powder. Buy Mermaid Tears when the price is low. Sell Kraken Tentacles when demand is high. Or, make mischief by concocting potions of your own. – – 2 to 4 players – – 30 minutes.
  • Laser Maze – A beam-bending logic game. The game requires you to use mirrors, beam-splitters, a little science and brainpower to direct the laser through a series of mind-challenging mazes and light up the target. – – Single player
  • Gravity Maze – Put your visual perception and reasoning skills together in this falling marble logic game. Use the challenge cards to strategically place towers and then create a path for your marble to reach the target.  – – Single player
  • Rush Hour – A sliding block logic game of cars and trucks. Select a challenge card and place the cars and trucks on the traffic grid as indicated. Slide the blocking cars and trucks around to create a path for the red car to go through the exit. – – Single player
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