Game Arrivals: Dec. 17th

 Restocking the shelves with the latest arrival of games.

 

Azul
Stained Glass of Sintra

This is a great tile-drafting game where you are filling window panes with brightly colored glass-like tiles.  It plays well at 2, 3, and 4 players.

2 to 4 players – – 30 to 45 minutes play time.
 
 
 
Azul
Summer Pavilion
Azul: Summer Pavilion – the third in the Azul series.  In Summer Pavilion you must place tiles in designated sections and according to the number specified.  Earn bonus tiles by surrounding a bonus icon.  2 to 4 players – – 30 to 45 minutes play time.
 
 
Each of the three in the Azul series is a stand-alone game – each with the same core drafting mechanic but with an added twist in game play.
 

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Succulent
 Succulent – Get your green thumb out in this tile laying game with elements of resource management and set collection.
 2 to 4 players – – 45 to 60 minutes play time.
 
Succulent

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Raiders Of Scythia
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 play time.
 
Raiders Of Scythia

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Century
A New World
Century: A New World – third and final in the Century series, each a stand-alone game or can be combined with the other two.
Century: A New World  players will place workers to explore, trade, and harvest resources.  2 to 4 players – – 30 to 45 minutes play time.
 
Century A New World

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Ticket To Ride
Rail and Sails
Ticket To Ride: Rails and Sails – by land or by sea connect cities across the entire world or the Great Lakes of America on a railroad adventure.
2 to 5 players – – 60 to 120 minutes play time.
 
 
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Castles Of Mad
King Ludwig
Castles of Mad King Ludwig – a tile laying game where each player is trying to build the perfect castle, subject to the whims of the King.  You’ll have a variety of rooms in various shapes and sizes to choose from such as the Cloak room or the drawing room, terrace gardens may be nice, or how about an observatory, or a nine pin alley.
1 to 4 players – – 90 minutes play time.
 
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Subatomic
2nd Edition
Subatomic: An Atom Building Game 2nd Edition – Particle physics and chemistry collide in this dual-layered deck-building game.
2nd Edition, same great game play with updated artwork.
2 to 4 players – – 40 to 60 minutes play time.

 

Subatomic

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Unstable Unicorns
Unstable Unicorns – A strategic card game about everyone’s two favorite things – destruction and unicorns! Build a Unicorn Army. Betray your friends. Unicorns are your friends now.  Be the first to collect seven unicorns and win.
                     
 
 
 
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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.  Additionally, for the jigsaw puzzle enthusiasts we carry quality puzzles from Ravensburger, Cobble Hill, White Mountain, Dowdle, Pomegranate, and New York Puzzle Company.

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

Game Night Home Version: Dec. 11th

While we are still the throws of the Covid-19 pandemic, our in-store Friday Night Game Night
sessions continue as a Home Version. We encourage people to play their
favorite games at home and then share your results, any comments, and maybe a
picture to our 
Off The Charts Games Facebook page. This way we stay connected to our gaming families and share in each other’s fun.

Week 39:  Dec. 11, 2020
Here are the games that our gaming community played during the week and weekend and shared to our Facebook page:



Santa Maria

Lynn and Ron played Santa Maria, a dice-drafting, engine building, polyomino game.



Wingspan – European

Wingspan – Oceania
Delores played Wingspan and it’s two expansions: European and OceaniaWingspan is a card-driven, engine building board game that features 170 different birds.  The expansions European and Oceania both add new birds and abilities.



Trismegistus

Resa and SP Susie played Trismegistus, a heavy-weight game for the not-so-faint of heart gamer.  As alchemists, the players want to transmute raw materials into refined materials to meet the requirements for experiments.




Great Games and Great Fun!
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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, Dowdle, and White Mountain.


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

Game Arrivals: Dec. 10th

Oooh, another shipment of restocks has arrived. 

Succulent
Renegade Games

Succulent – Get your gardening proverbial green thumb out in this tile laying game with elements of resource management and set collection – – 2 to 4 players – – 45 to 60 minutes play time.


Succulent
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Trekking The
National Parks
2nd Edition
Underdog Games

Trekking The National Parks: 2nd Edition  Trek across the United States stopping at the national parks to
collect stones, claim park cards, and to set up camp all to gain the
most victory points.
Trekking The Nation Parks
2nd Edition



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Welcome To…
Deep Water Games

Welcome To… (Your Perfect Home) – Design the perfect 1+50’s neighborhood, complete with fences, parks, and swimming pools in this roll-and-write game – – 1 to however many players – – 25 minutes.

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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, New York Puzzle Company, White Mountain, and Dowdle.

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

Game Profile: Solar Draft

Publisher:  Tasty Minstrel Games, 2019
Players:  2 – 5
Time:  20 – 30 Min.
 
The theme of Solar Draft is for players to build a better solar system
than their opponents.
  The deck of cards
comes with planets in three sizes and four colors, numerous moons, and lots of
comets.
  The key to success is getting
the planets, moons, and comets aligned to score the most points.

 
Solar
Draft
is quick to and easy.  A player’s turn consists of either adding a
card from the 5-card solar row to their hand or playing a card from their hand
to their solar system.
  Every planet,
moon, and comet card have verbiage on it that explains the benefit or scoring
opportunity for having it in a player’s solar system.
  The cards are easy to understand.  Cards must be played left to right with the
first card being a planet.
  Moons go
above a planet and comets are played between planets.
  Game end is triggered when a player places
their eighth planet card in their solar system.

 
One of the most critical actions is go to the workshop.  There players can recruit apprentices and
acquire buildings to be built on a later turn.
 
Some buildings require certain types of apprentices to be hired before
they can be constructed.
  Players will go
to the workshop many times.
  Yes, workers
can be captured from the workshop too, as well as from most locations.
  The game flows back and forth with players gathering,
building, and capturing throughout.
  Game
ends is triggered when a certain number of construction actions have been
taken.
  These include both the
construction of players’ buildings and contributions to the cathedral
construction.
  Points are awarded for
buildings, steps on cathedral construction, and either plus or minus points
depending on a players’ positive or negative position on the virtue track.
  The player with the most points wins.
 
The first step in final scoring is to award each colors’ planet 5-point bonus
card to the player with the most planets of that color.
    Next count the points accumulated on all cards
in a players’ solar system, plus all additional scoring for adjacency or order
in the system, etc.
  The player with the
most points wins.

 
Solar
Draft
is quick and easy while still causing players to
pause for just a little to decide which card to draft and when to draft it.  The art work is humorous.  The game play is engaging and we find the
scores are usually close.  This is a
really solid small box game.

Solar Draft
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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, New York Puzzle Company, White Mountain, and Dowdle.

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

Restock Shipment: Dec. 5th

                   


  A shipment of restocks arrived!






The City – a fast-paced card game of city building.  Race to construct the most prestigious buildings in the city.  Each round players place a building, paying for it with other cards.  Buildings score every round so you must balance income growth versus gaining victory points.
2 to 5 players – – 30 minutes play time
The City


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Ecosystem – a biologically-derived card drafting game of creating the most balanced ecosystem – – 2 to 6 players – – 15 to 20 minutes play time.

Ecosystem


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For Sale – a card game where one man’s castle is another man’s
cardboard box (or maybe his RV, treehouse, igloo, or skyscraper) – – 3 to 6 players – – 20 minutes play time.


For Sale

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Incan Gold – a quick game of bluff and daring in which players push their luck in a their quest for riches among the ruins – – 3 to 8 players – – 20 minutes game play.

Incan Gold
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Lords & Ladies – a new fast paced card game of family legacy, gossip, and intrigue – – 2 to 5 players – – 60 minutes play time.

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Periodic: A Game of the Elements – a board game that transforms the periodic table into a mental obstacle course.
2 to 5 players – – 40 minutes play time

Periodic

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Raiders Of The North Sea – Vikings, prepare to
raid settlements, take plunder and make offerings to the chieftain in this worker placement game – – 2 to 4 players – – 60 to 120 minutes play time.


Raiders Of The North Sea

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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, New York Puzzle Company, White Mountain, and Dowdle.

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

New Game Arrivals: Week of Dec. 4th


           

  New New New games have arrived!

Raiders Of Scythia
Renegade Games

Those of you familiar with Renegade Games’s North Sea Trilogy Saga, and the West Kingdom Trilogy Saga will recognize game designer Shem Phillips’ handiwork in the newly released Raiders of Scythia.  Raiders of Scythia is a worker placement game for 1 to 4 players with 60 minutes play time.

Raiders Of Scythia
publisher description

Raiders of Scythia is a worker-placement game, where you’ll play as one of eight Scythian Heroes each with their own unique player power against up to 3 friends or against the rival Scythian Chieftain in a highly intuitive Solo Mode!

The aim of Raiders of Scythia is to be the player with the most Victory Points (VP) at the game’s end. VP are gained by raiding Settlements, taking Plunder and completing Quests. Players will need to assemble a Crew, train Animals and gather Provisions. The game ends when there are only 2 unraided Settlements or 2 Quests remaining on the Main Board.

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On Mars
Eagle-Gryphon Games

The newest game from designer,Vital Lacerda (Vinhos, The Gallerist, Lisboa) is here! On Mars, the next frontier of human endeavor strategy game is chocked full components as indicative of it’s big box – – 1 to 4 players – – 90 to 150 minutes play time.


publisher description
The first settlers arrived on Mars in the year 2037. In the decades after the Mars Base Camp was established, private exploration companies started working towards the creation of a self-sustaining colony.  
As a chief astronaut from one of these enterprises, you want to be a pioneer in developing the biggest, most advanced colony on Mars. In the beginning, you are very dependent on supplies from Earth,, and have to travel a lot between the Mars Space Station and the surface of the planet. As the colony expands,, your reliance on material from Earth will lessen as you construct mines, power generations, water extractors, greenhouses, oxygen factories, and shelters. our aim is to become a self-sufficient colony, independent of any terrestrial organization. 
This will require carefully balancing the importance of water, air, power, and food – The things we need to survive.
On Mars


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Lindisfarne
RUNES Editions

Lindisfarne is a dice rolling, card drafting, and set collection small box strategy game – – 2 to 4 players – – 30 to 45 minutes play time.

publisher description

June 8, 793, when the Abbey of Lindisfarne is sacked, the West discovers the existence of dreadful warriors:  the Vikings.  The raids will happen all over Europe for  many centuries to come, bringing treasures and prestige to those fearless Jarls. 

You are the Jarl of your clan, the Viking chief, and you will
raid Europe hoping to bring back treasures and prestige.  Be
aware the sea is unpredictable and, without luck or the gods’
help, you could land after one of your rivals or at the wrong
location altogether …
Roll the dice and place your Vikings wisely to obtain the lead
on the three boards, and win destination cards and objective
cards.

Lindesfarne


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Star Wars Unlock

The Escape Game

Space Cowboys

Star Wars Unlock! The Escape Game is the latest in the Unlock! Escape Adventures series, a cooperative card game inspired by escape rooms.  Using a free app, players are given a 60-minute time limit, clues, and code checks.  1 to 6 players – – 60 minutes play time.

Star Wars Unlock! includes these three trio of Star Wars stories:
  • Rebels – Escape from the ice planet Hoth
  • Smugglers – Break out of an Imperial Star Destroyer
  • Imperial Agents – Recover kyber crystals from the ancient moon, Jedha


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Dixit Mirrors
Libellud

It’s time to add more highly interesting and beautiful cards to your Dixit game with the new Mirrors expansion  pack.  Have even more fun with the addition of Dixit Mirrors, an 84-card expansion pack.  The vividly colored illustrations of Sebastien Telleschi unveil a fantastical reflection of the world we live in.

Dixit Mirrors

Dixit is an illustrated game of creative guesswork, where your imagination unlocks the tale.  On a turn the active player will choose a card from their hand and give a clue for it.  Each of the other players chooses one of their cards that best fits the active players’ clue.  Then you shuffle and reveal all the chosen cards.  All players use voting tokens to guess secretly which card is the active player.  Once the votes are done, the scoring begins. – – 3 to 6 players – – 30 minutes game 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, New York Puzzle Company, White Mountain, and Dowdle.

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

Game Night Home Version: Nov. 27th

While we are still the throws of the Covid-19 pandemic, our in-store Friday Night Game Night
sessions continue as a Home Version. We encourage people to play their
favorite games at home and then share your results, any comments, and maybe a
picture to our 
Off The Charts Games Facebook page. This way we stay connected to our gaming families and share in each other’s fun.


Week 37:  Nov. 27, 2020
Here are the games that our gaming community played during the week and weekend and shared to our Facebook page:



Laurie and Brian played Splendor, a set collection game with multiple layers of sets to collect,
an easy rule set, quick but deep tactical game play and great components.


Azul

Leah’s family played Azula colorful tile-laying abstract game.



Mariposas

Ron and Lynn played Mariposasa game about the migration of the Monarch butterflies from
Michoacán Mexico to as far north as Winnipeg and Quebec City, and then back
again to the Michoacán area.




Saboteur

Angelik’s family played Saboteur, a card game of treasures and trickery.  Can you dig a path to the hidden gold before the saboteur strikes?




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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, Dowdle, and White Mountain.


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


Game Arrivals: Nov. 27th

Here are this week’s game arrivals:


New!
Century Golem
An Endless World
Plan B Games

Century Golem Edition: An Endless World is the final in the Century Golem Edition trilogy
– – 2 to 4 players – – 30 to 45 minutes play time.  This game is a
stand-alone game or it can be integrated with the other two, 
Century Golem Edition, and Century Golem

publisher description
Return to Carvania in the conclusion of the Century: Golem saga. Players
will travel to an Endless World in an effort to explore the frontier
wilderness while collecting various crystals and trading with the native
inhabitants of that magical realm.

Century Golem Edition – An Endless World
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New!

Star Trek Voyager Fluxx
Looney Labs

New in from Looney Labs is Star Trek Voyager Fluxx another in their line of themed Fluxx card games.  Fluxx, the ever-changing card game with crazy rules – – 2 to 6 players – – 10 to 40 minutes.

publisher description
Journey home from the Delta Quadrant aboard the Starship Voyager! The fourth Fluxx-style excursion into the Star Trek
universe features Captain Janeway and her crew along with plenty of
their enemies: The Kazon, Species 8472, and, of course, the Borg. You
will also find several Timeships, the Holographic Doctor’s mobile
emitter, and Janeway from the Future. The usual ever-changing rules of
Fluxx apply, with a few new twists like the Caretaker and Ancestor’s
Eve.

 

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Restocks



Azul


Azul a colorful tile-laying abstract game – – 2 to 4 players – – 30 to 45 minutes game play.




Century
Golem Edition

Century Golem Edition –  a family friendly easy-to-learn game of collecting and trading crystals to satisfy golem cards worth victory points.  Beautiful artwork and acrylic crystals.

2 to 5 players – – 30 to 45 minutes play time.












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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, New York Puzzle Company, White Mountain, and Dowdle.

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



2020 Holiday Hours

 

Here are our Happy Holiday Hours beginning Friday November 27, 2020:

Tues:  11 Am to 7 PM

Weds:  11 AM to 7 Pm

Thurs:  11 AM to 7 PM

Fri:      11 AM to 7 PM

Sat:     11 AM to 7 PM

Sunday:  Noon to 4 PM

Monday:  Closed


Reminder Note: There are just 3 days remaining in our Autumn Sales Event.  Sale ends Sunday, November 29th, so be sure to come before it’s over.



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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, New York Puzzle Company, White Mountain, and Dowdle.

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



Happy Thanksgiving

 

We wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving.  

We have many great customers to be grateful for.


Please note, we will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Friday at 11 AM we will be back at the store for window shopping and curbside sales.





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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, New York Puzzle Company, White Mountain, and Dowdle.

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