June Staff Picks: Round Two!

by: on June 27, 2020  |  
  • Name of Game: Betrayal Legacy
  • Overall rating: 4.5 Meeples
  • Publisher: Avalon Hill Games, Inc.
  • Year published: 2018
  • Type: Cooperative/Betrayal game
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Play time: 30-60 minutes
  • Rule complexity: Medium
  • Number of players: 5
  • Bits: Fun figures, solid card stock, and plenty of surprises.

Betrayal Legacy is a wonderful twist on the classic game. Each session starts by exploring, and adding rooms to a horrible haunted home, each tile either giving items or events along the way as the players prepare for the Betrayal itself! After so much exploring, the Haunt starts, and a player is chosen at random to become the Betrayer! Can everyone else work together to stop them? Or will the darkness within the house grow worse over time? As a Legacy game each win and loss adds to a continuing story, sometimes it will be worth it to lose so your family can have an advantage next time! Best of all, unlike some other legacy games, when the final chapter is completed, Betrayal comes with complete instructions how to seal in the game as a complete experience that surpasses the original for endless replayability. –Joshua Bennett

  • Name of Game: Cat Lady
  • Overall rating: 4.5 Meeples
  • Publisher: AEG Alderac Entertainment Group
  • Year published: 2017
  • Type: Tile-Layer, Card-Collector
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Play time: 30-60 minutes
  • Rule complexity: Medium
  • Number of players: 2-4
  • Bits: Excellent cardboard pieces and cards, cute graphics

Cat Lady is a cat collecting game. Our goal is to collect as many cats as possible, feed them, and have the least left over food. The person with the highest score wins. We can increase our score by collecting different toys for our cats, catnip, and cat costumes. The game is played in turns that are individually rather quick, so I have found that the game was pretty engaging. For a small light-hearted game, I have no complaints. –Boyce Asquith

  • Name of Game: The Quacks of Quedlinburg
  • Overall rating: 4 Meeples
  • Publisher: Schmidt Spiele
  • Year published: 2018
  • Type: Bag building, press your luck
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Play time: 45 mins
  • Rule complexity: Medium
  • Number of players: 2-4
  • Bits: Good bits

Bag building at it’s finest! I really love this game. Great with any number of players and has just enough to it to keep players thinking about what the best ingredient to add to their bag is while also keeping pace of play high and the game moving forward. My group has made it our mission each time we play to hit the ladle at the end of the cauldron track as a moral victory. Between easy to grasp mechanics and modality to keep things fresh, The Quacks of Quedlinburg is a unique experience that continues to keep everyone engaged and entertained even after many plays. –Garrett Schneider

Meeple Chow is Back with a New Menu!

by: on June 23, 2020  |  

That’s right, starting June 24th, our cafe will be open! Here’s what you need to know:

  • We have a whole new menu! Featuring our new Brisket Bahn Mi!
  • You can Dine In
    • 90 minute table limit
    • Groups of 5 Maximum – most of our tables seat 4
    • Space is limited due to Social Distancing requirements
  • Have a Family Game Night with food To-Go!
    • Bring home a game, dinner, a growler and dessert (Full Tilt Ice Cream, anyone?)
    • Most of our new menu is designed to work well for take out
  • The Game Library is open!
    • We’re quarantining the games after each group

We will also be offering HAPPY HOUR! Happy Hour will be Monday-Friday from 4-6pm. We will have deals on both food and beverages!

We can’t wait to see you!

Youth Online D&D! Starting June 30th!

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We have heard the outcry! After weeks of work, we have found the perfect way to play D&D with you! Starting June 30th join DM Boyce for Youth Online D&D, ages 10-15. These sessions will run on Tuesday and Thursday from 2-4 pm. In order for things to go smoothly there are a few prerequisites:

  • Must have played D&D before, not for new players
  • Must have a Windows or Mac computer modern enough to run DISCORD
    • Browers: Google Chrome, Firefox 38+, Opera, Microsoft Edge 17+, Safari 11+
  • Must have a reliable internet connection
  • Must have a Dungeons & Dragons Players Handbook. We’ll email you a 20% off discount code after registration to pick one up.
  • Must have an email account, this will be how Boyce communicates with the player/parents
  • We also recommend a Microphone and Headphones – not required, but it makes for a better experience.

This is a completely different D&D than any other type we’ve held before (Tween D&D etc). We are currently only running one group, so space is limited. Other session information is as follows:

  • Cost- $200 per session
  • The session will meet 4 times, first session on June 30th
  • We will be using pre-generated characters

If you meet all of the prerequisites and this seems like something you’d like to join us in, you can purchase your D&D session here

Games and Growlers!

by: on June 19, 2020  |  

Meeps! Have you heard the news? The Meeples Cafe is semi open! We have a limited menu available including prepackaged pastries, pretzels and growler fills! Check out our menu below.

  • Growler Fill-our growler = 20
  • Growler Fill-your clean growler = 15
  • Soft Pretzel with Bier Cheese = 5.49
  • Soft Pretzel with Mustard = 4.49
  • Frosted Cookie = 3.00
  • Lays Chips = 1.00
  • Gold Fish = 1.00
  • Marshmallow Crispie = 3.00
  • Coffee Drinks and Italian Sodas

We are currently only offering TO GO items. And any beer purchase requires a food purchase!

We are will be opening the cafe with a WHOLE NEW MENU with some surprises that you wouldn’t expect…here’s a hint ** Brisket Bahn Mi**

Date Night at Home Games!

by: on June 18, 2020  |  

We have hand picked a great selection of two player games that are perfect for that at home date night! All of these games can be picked up in store Monday-Sunday 12-7pm or ordered from our online store ( we are still providing curbside pickup).

Roll the dice, choose the ones you want, and put them together in pairs to create your dominoes. Domino by domino, fill in your map while entrusting the territories of your kingdom to loyal dignitaries. Gather favors from wizards in order to cast powerful spells that will allow you to rule without having to share. Kingdomino Duel is a standalone game that preserves the essence of the acclaimed original Kingdomino. In this game, instead of adding dominoes to your kingdom, you will choose two dice to combine into a single “domino” that must then be drawn into your kingdom.

  • Age range: 8+
  • Duration of game: 20 Minutes
  • Number of players: 2
  • MSRP: 14.99

Ankh’or

Ankh’or is a quick-playing resource management game in which each player on their turn either collects three types of tokens (with an ankh being a supplemental resource) or buys a tile from a marketplace and adds this tile to their structure, trying to connect tiles of the same color or bearing the same scarab while doing so. By spending an ankh, you can shift tiles in the marketplace and change the cost and type of goods needed to purchase them. Each player’s structure will have at most thirteen tiles, so don’t wait too long to start building!

  • Age range: 8+
  • Duration of game: 30 Minutes
  • Number of players: 2-4
  • MSRP:24.99

Stellar

For millennia, humans have marveled at the cosmos. Modern astronomy gives us valuable insight about what’s happening in the universe, but there is still a sense of wonder to be had in looking up at the expanse above us. In Stellar, you are stargazers, calibrating your telescopes to bring into view celestial objects of various types — planets, moons, asteroids, interstellar clouds, black holes, even satellites — as you create a beautiful display of the night sky! You have eleven rounds to play cards to your telescope and notebook, building a night sky tableau. After that, you’ll calculate your points, and the stargazer with the most points wins!

  • Age range: 8+
  • Duration of game: 30 Minutes
  • Number of players: 2
  • MSRP: 19.99

Revolution of 1828

It is 1828, and the time for elections has come around again in this newly-formed democracy we call the United States of America. John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson are the candidates vying for the people’s votes. For the first time in history, this grand campaign is also fought on the pages of newspapers and in front of an eager public audience. This was an election that found its way into history books with its yet unseen ruthlessness and malevolence. This was America’s first smear campaign. In the two-player game Revolution of 1828, you are trying to become the next President of the United States! To reach this lofty goal, each player tries to take the election tiles that suit you best and hinder your opponent’s campaign. Election tiles allow you to garner the allegiance of electors and use the power of smear campaigns to skew the populace in your favor. If you also use the powerful campaign actions to your advantage and have the press look the other way, nothing should stand in your way! Gain the most votes by the end of the game and start your work as America’s seventh President!

  • Age range: 12+
  • Duration of game: 30+ mins
  • Number of players: 2
  • MSRP: 30.00