Tokaido is the first game they are doing this season. What a great game! Unfortuately it’s currently out of stock, but it’s coming back into distribution very soon.
If you are not familiar with Tabletop, it is a web show done by Wil Wheaton and friends. They get together and play a game. While this is entertaining and often pretty funny, you also get to see a game and learn how to play it! What a great idea.
Camel Up, the 2014 Spiel des Jahres winner Camel Up is back in print and in stock at Meeples Games. This is a fun family game for 2-8 (!!) players ages 8 and up. It plays in about 30 minutes which makes it perfect for a weeknight game. Or a family championship!
Here is what the Spiel des Jahres committee had to say about the game (from spieldesjahres.de):
This camel race is completely crazy: When the hump-backed animals land on a space they have to piggyback on top of one another – and the one on the bottom brings the others along for the ride! What’s going to happen? That’s for the players to work out: They’ll be betting on the outcome of the race as well as who’s in the lead along the way, when each camel has moved once. You can win a lot of money if you’ve got a good nose for these things. But it can often go wrong when, against all odds, the camels do what they want. This hectic game works with small and large groups. With six or more players there is obviously much less chance to influence the game but it’s not important because that’s when “Camel Up” goes from a family game to a great party game.
The jury’s explanation:
“Camel Up“ is a family game par excellence. Its intuitive rules mean that all players get involved straight away. And no-one’s left behind: The frantic race stirs up a host of emotions, players of all ages find themselves hoping, worrying and laughing. With the game’s short playing time there’s always chance for a rematch. The well-designed game components are also particularly attractive. At the top of the list is the innovative pyramid dice shaker that creates the atmosphere and makes Camel Up successful as a complete artwork.
Stop in to Meeples Games and check out the library copy of this great game. Then pick one up to have at home! It’s great for the holidays!!
New Brews on Tap! Pumpkin Spice Cider and Octoberfest
It’s that time of year to enjoy something warm and earthy – even in a cold, bubbly beverage! We have two new brews on tap.
Lazy Boy Brewing, Everett, WA
This fall ale is perfect for cuddling up with a nice game! It’s not too dark or rich – surprisingly light for an Octoberfest. Check out the Lazy Boy Brewing website!
Seattle Cider Company, Seattle, WA
Pumpkin Spice Cider
I love this cider. It’s not too spicy, nor is it too pumpkin-y. It’s really delicious! From Seattle Cider Company’s website: “This semi-sweet cider is copper in color and perfect for fall. Fermented with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves, it offers hints of the season’s favorite spices followed by just a touch of pumpkin.”