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+

 

New to the Library – Photosynthesis!

by: on December 4, 2017  |  

Photosynthesis is a beautiful new game from Blue Orange. Makes a Great Gift!

Rated 7.5 on Board Game Geek, this game is perfect for the whole family.

2-4 players, ages 10+, 45-60 minutes

The sun shines brightly on the canopy of the forest, and the trees use this wonderful energy to grow and develop their beautiful foliage. Sow your crops wisely and the shadows of your growing trees could slow your opponents down, but don’t forget that the sun revolves around the forest. Welcome to the world of Photosynthesis, the green strategy board game!

The trees in this game are amazing, the board is beautiful and the gameplay is quick.  The instructions are short and easy to understand (4 pages!!)  Come check it out from our game library and then take home a copy for yourself!

 

 

 

New Games Just in Time for the Holidays!

by: on December 1, 2017  |  

The new games keep coming!  Just in time for holiday shopping.  We’ve got something for everyone.

Fallout – Fantasy Flight Games

We’ve been looking forward to Fallout for a while now.  Based on the popular video game, this post nuclear adventure game is for 1-4 players and promises to be great!

Smile – Z Man Games

Smile is perfect for families – ages 6+.  Night is falling and your tamed critters have somehow escaped their enclosure! Head into the forest and tempt them back with juicy lightning bugs in Smile, a game of gathering cute creatures for three to five players.

When I Dream – Repos Production

The night has fallen and your mind is floating in the magical world of dreams. But the Dream Spirits want to have some fun tonight! They are giving their best and the dreams become strange and surreal. Become the dreamer, put on your sleeping mask and try to figure out your dream and which spirits are the Naughty ones. Become a good spirit and help the Dreamer by giving him clues about the dream before the naughty spirits mess it up. Close your eyes and dive in!

Cat & Company Meow Meow – Haba

Four little kittens compete in an amusing race for the best spot in the basket. You can lay down one of your colorful cards only when the color or the motif matches the last card played. Whoever is the first to get rid of all their cards may move his or her kitten one step closer to the basket as a reward. With some luck, you can win this colorful race. A cheerful and colorful classic card game.  Ages 4+

Who Should We Eat – WizKids

Following a mysterious plane crash, you are part of a group of survivors who have washed up on the shores of a desert island. You must pool your resources and build a raft big enough for everyone to escape, but the food supply is low and your mental resolve is waning. The more you struggle to survive, the more the other survivors begin to look delicious to you…  4-10 Players!

Through the Desert – Z Man Games

From the award-winning game designer Reiner Knizia comes a game of strategy, patience, and cool plastic camels! The desert is still treacherous, mysterious, and without mercy. But for those willing to risk the dangers of the shifting, sun-baked sands, the desert holds riches beyond compare.  This is a classic game that’s been out since 1998 and holds up!

Nations the Dice Game – Stronghold

Nations: The Dice Game is a game for 1-4 players that takes 10-15 minutes per player and shares many concepts with the civilization-building game Nations while still offering its own challenges. The game is played over four ages (four rounds).

Teen Titans Go! – Cryptozoic

In Teen Titans GO! Deck-Building Game, players get to take on the roles of their favorite heroes from the Teen Titans Go! animated series on Cartoon Network. Robin, Beast Boy, Starfire, Cyborg, and Raven are trying to outdo each other in a friendly contest to defeat the most supervillains. Players’ oversized hero cards offer them strategies they can follow, or they can choose their own path. When the dust settles and all six supervillains have been defeated, the player with the most victory points wins.

Genesys RPG Core – Fantasy Flight

Blast hordes of reanimated skeletons with holy fire, explore new worlds in a steam-powered zeppelin, match wits with alien warlords, or invent your own entirely unique world. Unlimited adventure awaits you in a new roleplaying system limited only by your imagination!

Photosynthesis – Blue Orange

The sun shines brightly on the canopy of the forest, and the trees use this wonderful energy to grow and develop their beautiful foliage. Sow your crops wisely and the shadows of your growing trees could slow your opponents down, but don’t forget that the sun revolves around the forest. Welcome to the world of Photosynthesis, the green strategy board game!

Smarty Party – R&R Games

Party/trivia game centered around the idea of players collectively naming items on a list (e.g. “10 US states with most shoreline”). As players, in turn, miss an item, they acquire penalty points (forward movement on the game board). When a player reaches the end of the track, the person who advanced the least is the winner.

Combines Trivial Pursuit and Outburst (though there’s no real-time screaming).

Great Games for Family Get-Togethers!

by: on November 20, 2017  |  

It’s the time of year for family get-togethers.  Grandma, Aunt Sue, Cousin Joe and the kids are all coming over for a fun-filled holiday weekend.  How do you entertain everyone?  Here’s a list of great family get-together games that are easy to learn, play lots of people and are super fun.

You can pick up all of these games at Meeples Games!

Telestrations is a hilarious combination of the childhood game Telephone and the drawing game Pictionary.  You don’t have to be an artist to draw and guess these simple ideas.  But, how did ‘sack lunch’ become ‘man purse’??

Telestrations supports eight players and takes 30 minutes!

America is an All-American trivia game in which you either know the answer or bet that others don’t.  Each round three questions – one with a year, one with a state and one with a number – are available for one topic.  It could be The Brady Bunch or Baseball or Cheeseburgers!  Players place tokens on the right answer or what they think is close to the right answer or bet that other’s don’t know the answer at all.  The cards have full color clues to help you, as well as interesting factoids for every question in the game. With almost one thousand questions covering more than three hundred topics, America will be a favorite for family and friends for a long time!

America supports six players and takes about an hour!

 

Spot It! is a simple pattern recognition game in which players try to find an image shown on two cards.

Each card in Spot it! features eight different symbols, with the symbols varying in size from one card to the next. Any two cards have exactly one symbol in common. For the basic Spot it! game, reveal one card, then another. Whoever spots the symbol in common on both cards claims the first card, then another card is revealed for players to search, and so on. Whoever has collected the most cards when the 55-card deck runs out wins!

Sounds easy and it is, but it’s also super competitive!  How fast are you?  What crazy names have you come up with for the items?  How fast can you go through the entire deck on your own?  With many different versions ranging from Pre-school to NHL to Camping to FAO Schwartz, Spot It! will be a family favorite!

Spot it! supports six players and plays in five minutes!

Codenames – Two rival spymasters know the secret identities of 25 agents. Their teammates know the agents only by their CODENAMES.  Two teams compete to see who can make contact with all of their agents first. Spymasters give one-word clues that can point to multiple words on the board. Their teammates try to guess words of the right color while avoiding those that belong to the opposing team. And everyone wants to avoid the assassin.

Codenames plays up to 10 people and plays in 15 minutes!  Codenames also comes in Disney Family, Duels (2-player), Pictures and Marvel!

Incan Gold is a quick, fun and tense game in which you and other adventurers explore an old Incan temple in search of gold and treasure. In each of the five rounds, you secretly choose if you want to continue exploring the temple in search of more treasure or retreat to the safety of your camp with your share of the treasure that has been discovered so far.

Incan Gold supports eight players and takes 30 minutes to play!

King of Tokyo, you play mutant monsters, gigantic robots, and strange aliens—all of whom are destroying Tokyo and whacking each other in order to become the one and only King of Tokyo.  This game is sort of ‘monster Yahtzee’ and is fun for all ages.  Will you stay in Tokyo or force another player to take your place?

King of Tokyo supports six players and takes 30 minutes for world domination!

Happy Salmon is a simple, ultra-fast, very silly card game.  It’s the perfect game to occupy the kids and cousins before dinner and an excellent way to make room for dessert after the meal.  Run around a little bit, laugh your butt of and have a great time!

There are no turns. Players call out the action shown on their cards as fast as they can. When two players have a match, they celebrate by performing the action. Actions include the classic “High 5”, the unifying “Pound It”, the frantic “Switcheroo”, and the delightful and bizarre “Happy Salmon”.

Happy Salmon supports six players (or combine a Green and Blue set for 12!) and plays in two minutes!

The Great Dalmuti is a simple card game where players vie to become the Great Dalmuti and not the Greater Peon.  It’s fun, fast-paced and since there isn’t an end-of-game winner, players can drop in and out during the game.  That makes it a perfect game for family get-togethers!

The Great Dalmuti supports up to 10 players and each round takes 10-15 minutes!

Ticket to Ride is an elegantly simple game that can be learned in under 15 minutes, while providing players with intense strategic and tactical decisions every turn. Players collect cards of various types of train cars they then use to claim railway routes in North America. The longer the routes, the more points they earn. Additional points come to those who fulfill Destination Tickets – goal cards that connect distant cities; and to the player who builds the longest continuous route.

Ticket to Ride supports up to five players and comes in many varieties including US, Europe, Germany,Norway and the new Rails & Sails!

Game Rentals Coming to Meeples Games

by: on November 7, 2017  |  

We’re very excited to announce that Game Rentals are coming to Meeples Games later this month!

That’s right!  Soon you’ll be able to take a game home with you to play at your leisure.  Having friends over?  Take home Codenames for a fun night of spycraft.  Kids party?  How about Happy Salmon?  Your game loving brother-in-law visiting for the weekend?  Bring home Clank!

Here’s how it works:

  • Rental fee per night is 10% of the MSRP of the game with a $5 minimum
  • Rent for up to 3 nights
  • Games are due back by close of business the next day
  • Late return fee is 2x the rental fee per night
  • Most library games will be available to rent
  • You can earn Perkville points on rentals (customer account required)
  • Rental fees can be applied to the cost of purchasing the game!

And, it’s easy!  Just pick out a game from our list, pay, sign and off you go for a night of fun!

We’ll be adding additional copies of popular games and more complex games to our library.