Meeples Games Thanksgiving Hours

by: on November 20, 2014  |   (Leave a reply)

Hey Meepsters!  Thanksgiving is next week and I wanted to let you know about our hours around the holiday.

We’ll be closing at 6:00 on Wednesday 11/26 and we’re closed on Thanksgiving.

We’re opening early on Friday (10:00 AM) and then starting our new weekend hours on Saturday – opening at 10:00 AM on Saturday and Sunday.

We hope you’ll come play games with us all weekend!  It’s Board Game Day all day Friday and Saturday.  And, of course we’ll have Friday Night Magic and our Saturday Booster Draft.

Gobble Gobble!

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Marvel Dice Masters Tournament

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We love Marvel Dice Masters so much we’re having a tournament!  Check out the event here: http://meeplesgames.com/events/marvel-dice-masters-tournament/

Thursday Dec 4 6:00 – 10:00 PM.

It’s going to be fun!  $5.00 entry fee.

This is a Constructed event – bring your set constructed to the specifications below.

Prizes will be boosters and store credit to the top finishers.  The breakdown depends on participation.

Swiss format, 3 matches per round (minimum 45 min limit per round)

Each player starts with 20 life.

Teams are built to the following specifications:

  • •2 different Basic Action cards (with Basic Action Dice)
  • Up to 8 Character and/or Action cards with up to 20 corresponding dice
    • Players may bring any mix of characters and actions (except Basic actions)
    • Players may mix team affiliations, heroes/villains, etc.
    • As per standard rules, players may not have more than one Character/Action card with the same title on it,
      even if the cards have different subtitles.
    • Players may not have more dice on a card than its listed MAX value.
    • Players may bring less than 8 cards/20 dice if they choose, however each card on a Team must have at least
      one die assigned to it.

Sign up required.  We’ll have a sheet at the store.

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The First Episode of Tabletop Season 3 is Out!

by: on November 13, 2014  |   (Leave a reply)

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.

 

Spiel des Jahres winner Camel Up has arrived!

by: on October 30, 2014  |   1 Reply

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!!

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