Try the Impossible Burger at Meeples Games!

by: on February 13, 2018  |  

The Impossible Burger is the latest and best entry into the Meat Substitute market and it’s absolutely amazing!  Made entirely from plants, this burger could fool even the biggest burger expert!  Seriously, it’s amazing.

We love it not only because it’s vegetarian/vegan (not gluten free), but also because it uses so much less of the earth’s resources to produce. “Compared to cows, the Impossible Burger uses 95% less land, 74% less water, and creates 87% less greenhouse gas emissions.”

The key is Heme, a compound found in all living things and is found in high concentrations in animal muscle.  Heme is one of the things that makes meat taste like meat and it’s also found in plants.  It’s the key ingredient in the Impossible Burger and makes it taste just like meat!

Find out more about the Impossible Burger here then come in and try one!  You’ll be amazed!!

New Games and Tasty Reprints!

by: on January 23, 2018  |  

We have a lot of new games this week and some reprints of sought-after titles!

Great Western Trail by Eggertspiel is back in stock!  Be the best rancher that you can be in this intricate tile and card game.

Great Western Trail, 8.3 on boardgamegeek.com

Stellium by Ankama is a game in which players are architects of the universe just after its creation. They draw celestial bodies from a bag (represented by marbles with different textures, so they can try to pick the one they are looking for) and place them on the universe to complete contracts. Each type of celestial body has an effect on the universe, e.g., the comet takes the place of another one and “pushes them in line”.  The bits on this game are really cool!

ShutterBug  by Calliope Games is a fast-paced set collection game of opportunity and exploration for 2-6 players, played in eight rounds. Designed by Mike Elliott (Dice Masters, Quarriors), this fun game puts you as a photographer trying to get the best pictures to sell to the right people.

ShutterBug by Mike Elliott

Gloomhaven by Cephalofair Games is a game of Euro-inspired tactical combat in a persistent world of shifting motives. Players will take on the role of a wandering adventurer with their own special set of skills and their own reasons for traveling to this dark corner of the world. Players must work together out of necessity to clear out menacing dungeons and forgotten ruins. In the process, they will enhance their abilities with experience and loot, discover new locations to explore and plunder, and expand an ever-branching story fueled by the decisions they make.  We have only a few copies left of this printing, but if you’re interested in a copy, another printing is coming this spring.  Get your name on the list today!

 

Gloomhaven, ranked #1 on boardgamegeek.com!!!


Legacy of Dragonholt by Fantasy Flight Games – Gather your band of heroes and journey to the edge of the Terrinoth in Legacy of Dragonholt!

The first game to use the Oracle system, Legacy of Dragonholt captures the spirit of a roleplaying game without needing a game master. This narrative game for one to six players allows players to build their own unique hero and embark on six noble quests. Battle goblins, foil the plot of an evil lord, and add a new story to your tale!

Legacy of Dragonholt – 7.8 on boardgamegeek.com

Ticket to Ride Map Collection 6 – France & the Old West by Days of Wonder – This expansion for any of the Ticket to Ride base games includes a double sided map with France on one side and the Western US on the other, route cards and other items needed for the expansion.  A base game is required.  This is the sixth map collection for the favorite Ticket to Ride and this one’s rated 7.9 on boardgamegeek.com!

Ticket to Ride Map Collection 6 – France & the Old West – 7.9 on boardgamegeek.com

Anachrony by Mindclash is a hundreds-of-years-post-apocalypse game that features a unique two-tiered worker placement system. To travel to the Capital or venture out to the devastated areas for resources, players need not only various Specialists (Engineers, Scientists, Administrators, and Geniuses) but also Exosuits to protect and enhance them — and both are in short supply.

Anachrony – 8.2 on boardgamegeek.com

Reworld by Eggertspiel – Players attempt to terraform a newly discovered planet, and to do that they need to use terrabots to establish new cities and shuttles to deliver materials that will populate those locations.

Reworld by Eggertspiel

D&D Dungeon Tiles by Wizards of the Coast

Dungeons & Dragons Dungeon Tiles!

Dice Thone by Mind Bottling Games – If you like dice games, this one’s for you!  It’s a fast-paced 2-6 player combat game (1v1, 2v2, 3v3, 2v2v2, or free-for-all). Select from a variety of heroes that play and feel completely distinct from one another. Attack opponents and activate abilities by rolling your hero’s unique set of five dice. Accumulate combat points and spend them on cards that have a large range of effects, such as granting permanent hero upgrades, applying status effects, and manipulating dice directly (yours, your teammate’s, or even your opponent’s).

Dice Throne – 8.6 on boardgamegeek.com

Heaven & Ale by Eggertspiel – You have been assigned to lead an ancient monastery and its brewery. Now it’s your time to brew the best beer under God’s blue sky!  In Heaven & Ale, you have to overcome the harsh competition of your fellow players. There is a fine balance between upgrading your cloister’s garden and harvesting the resources you need to fill your barrels. Only those who manage to keep a cool head are able to win the race for the best beer!

Heaven and Ale – 7.7 on boardgamegeek.com

Wildcatters by Capstone Games is a tactical and strategic board game set during the booming business of the 19th century oil industry!  The players are oil barons who develop oil fields; bid for oil rights; and build rigs, oil tankers, trains, and refineries. Your goal is to deliver more oil barrels to the continents than the other players while also collecting more shares and money then them.

Wildcatters – reprint 7.5 on boardgamegeek.com

Ancestree by Calliope Games – a tile laying game in which players get to build their personal family trees!

Ancestree – Calliope Games

Innovation Deluxe by Asmadi Games is a complete set of Innovation (Third Edition) and its four expansions, all in a new upgraded art style.  Innovation is a civilization-building card game that focuses on the ideas and inventions across the ages. There are no maps or battles to fight, and your success is determined by clever use of the special powers granted by the innovations you choose to play.

Innovation Deluxe – 8.4 on boardgamegeek.com

 

There’s So Much Happening in January!

by: on January 8, 2018  |  

Hey Meeps!  January is a busy month around here and I wanted to point out some of the super fun things we have coming up.  Check it out:

Magic: the Gathering Rivals of Ixalan Prerelease

Be the first to play with the new set!  Registration REQUIRED! (call 206.535.7896, email info@meeplesgames.com or in-person)

Saturday Jan 13th – Noon & 7:30 pm and Sunday Jan 14th – 11:30 am & 5:30 pm (Two Headed Giant!!)

Pokemon Ultra Prism Prerelease

Registration Recommended! (call 206.535.7896, email info@meeplesgames.com or in-person)

Saturday Jan 20th – 10:00 am (doors at 9:30)

Android Netrunner Store Championships

Registration REQUIRED! (call 206.535.7896, email info@meeplesgames.com or in-person)

Sunday Jan 21 – 11:00 am

Learn to Paint Miniatures – Free!

Join Adam to learn to paint the prettiest minis!  All materials provided!

Board Game Night – Every Thursday 6:30 pm

Join Daniel or David for a fun night of board games!  They’ll teach a different game each week or you can play whatever you want from our massive game library!

Meeples Games Holiday Hours!

by: on December 17, 2017  |  

Hey Meeps!

Our holiday hours are thus:

12/17 Sunday: Closing at 6:00 for our company party.  We’re going to see The Last Jedi tonight!

12/24 Sunday: Closing at 6:00 for Christmas!

12/25: Closed for Christmas

01/01: Closed for New Year’s Day

Happy Holidays Everyone!

New Games Just in Time for the Holidays!

by: on December 14, 2017  |  

The new games are coming in fast and hot this time of year.  Just in time to get the perfect game for everyone on your list.  Here are some of the brand new titles from this week:

Charterstone: In Charterstone, a competitive legacy game scaled for 1-6 players, you construct buildings and inhabit a shared village. Building stickers are removed from cards and permanently added to your charter on the board, becoming action spaces for any player to use (kind of like Lords of Waterdeep, Caylus and Ora et Labora). Thus, a few available buildings soon grow into a bustling village with dozens of actions.  Recharge packs allow for another campaign.

Charterstone: 1-6 Players, 45+ minutes

Star Wars X-Wing:  Resistance Bomber, TIE Silencer, Alpha Class Star Wing, M12-L Kimogila Fighter, Phantom II

Think it Up:

How many professions starting with the letter “M” can you name in a minute? Who can come up with the longest first name starting with “U”? Who can call the shortest drink starting with “R”? Who will be the first to name a thing that is cheaper than two dollars or an object that can be found only in the countryside…starting with “Z”? Think faster, or else your opponents will get ahead of you.

Think It Up! is a game for parties and family get-togethers. Each turn you draw letter and category cards, then show your great skills of reaction, trying to be the first player to come up with the right word. You do not have to be the know-it-all to win — you just have to be the fastest thinker!

2-10 Players, 10 Minutes, 7+

Sakura Arms: Known in Japanese as 桜降る代に決闘を — is a two-player dueling game in which players first choose two of seven megami (Japanese goddesses), each of which has a different keyword which empowers some of their cards. Players then see what the opponent chose before assembling a deck of ten out of 22 cards, with the players choosing cards both to take advantage of their own megami powers and to exploit their opponent’s weaknesses. Players then duel to see who will be victorious.

2 Players, 15 minutes, 12+

Scythe (Back in Stock!) and Scythe Wind Gambit:  Scythe is an engine-building game set in an alternate-history 1920s period. It is a time of farming and war, broken hearts and rusted gears, innovation and valor. In Scythe, each player represents a character from one of five factions of Eastern Europe who are attempting to earn their fortune and claim their faction’s stake in the land around the mysterious Factory. Players conquer territory, enlist new recruits, reap resources, gain villagers, build structures, and activate monstrous mechs.

1-5 Players, 14+

Adds 2 Players!!

Icons of the Realms Classic Creatures Box: Eight new creatures including a Demogorgon

Prepared 2: Tombs and Dooms 5E: ADVENTURES FOR LEVELS 1 TO 11

Never fear—Prepared 2 offers GMs quick solutions to keep the game moving and players entertained, while you figure out your next move. Here are short, one-shot adventures for every environment, including:

  • A goblin machine of war rampaging through the city
  • Breaches in the ice opening the door to madness from the stars
  • A blight of oozes across the land and a mysterious crypt at its center
  • A long-forgotten boring machine and its crazed automaton pilots
  • A wasteland leviathan is moving to crush a city
  • A sinister cult comes a calling during a ship cruise
  • A play in the feylands goes terribly wrong
  • A dragon’s lair by the sea

Finished: A puzzle-solving game, a completely new way to play solitaire!

It is a typical day at work. Your working schedule is chaotic as always and it‘s time to focus on the task at hand. Start sorting files and do not fall asleep. If you require a jolt of caffeine or rush of sugar, there is a limited supply of coffee and a small stash of sweets to help complete your tasks and get finished!

1 Player!!, 30+ minutes

Sentinels of the Multiverse Comic RPG Starter Kit:  In the Sentinel Comics roleplaying game, you and your friends play as comic-book heroes – either from the pages of Sentinel Comics or from your own imagination! join forces against terrible villains and fight in dangerous environments, all in a tabletop roleplaying game! the Sentinel Comics roleplaying game starter kit comes with everything you need to play your first entire super-heroic campaign! this starter kit comes with a ton of information and gameplay content across thirteen booklets.

Sturdy Birdy: Strength, balance, counting, and determination all come into play as players attempt to master 12 different poses. On a player’s turn they roll the dice to determine how long they must hold a pose and where on their body they must balance a bean bag while holding that pose. The first player to make their way through all of the poses wins.  This is a great game to keep kids active!

2-4 Players, 5+