Shop Early & Stay Safe at Meeples Games!

by: on October 2, 2020  |  

Meeples wants you to stay healthy and safe this holiday season, so we are recommending Shop Early and Avoid Crowds! Meeples Games is taking every precaution to keep not only you, but our staff safe. Please remember to wear a mask when visiting, if you forget, no worries we’ve got you covered.

We are going to be rewarding early shoppers with a variety of awesome sales, mark your calendar with the following:

  • Asmodee Buy 2 Get 1 Free: Now through October 18th
    • Purchase 2 of the following games at full price and get a third one from the same list for free (Catan, Splendor, Carcassonne, Dixit, Mysterium, Small World, Ticket to Ride, Mille Bornes, Arkham Horror Board Game, Rory’s Story Cubes, 7 Wonders, Pandemic, Spot it! Classic, Dead of Winter and Cosmic Encounters)
  • Board and Card Game Sale: October 1st- 9th
    • 10% off all board and card games throughout the store
    • Use Code SHOP10% in our online store 
    • 10% off all RPGs RPG Sale: October 10th-16th
    • Use Code SHOPRPG10 in our online store 
  • Westside Baby Diaper Drive: October 17th- 23rd
    • Bring a pack of diapers and receive 20% off any one item
    • *excludes Magic the Gathering
  • Mystery Games: October 24th-30th
    • Mystery Games are back! Take a chance and receive a new game! Games will be wrapped and marked with $5, $10 and $20.
  • Social Media Sale: October 31st-November 6th
    • Share a picture featuring Meeples Games, show the post to us at checkout and receive 20% off any one item
    • *excludes Magic the Gathering
  • Food Bank -November 7th-15th
    • Bring non-perishable food and receive 20% off any one item
    • *excludes Magic the Gathering

We will also be offering Private Holiday Appointments. Call us at 206.535.7896 to schedule your appointment with a Meeples Staff Member today! We will help you pick out the perfect games for everyone on your holiday list.

Staff Picks- Spooky Edition!

by: on October 21, 2020  |  

The staff at Meeples Games has put together a list of their favorite spooky games just in time for Halloween! Some of these games may not be in stock at the moment, but we can always order it for you!

Arkham Horror Board Game-Nichole Davis

  • Name of Game: Arkham Horror
  • Publisher: Fantasy Flight
  • Year Published: 2005
  • Type: CO-OP Adventure
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Play Time: 1.5-2 hours
  • Number of Players: 1-8, works best with 4
  • Bits:  Great, art and quality of pieces and cards are really nice.
  • Overall Rating (out of 5): 5 Meeples

Arkham Horror is one of my favorite co-op games. It’s spooky and creepy and you really have to work together to win. One of the more interesting aspects of the game is that your characters can die or go irrevocably insane, forcing you to choose a new person to continue the game as. It is steeped in the Cthulhu mythos and a roaring 20’s aesthetic with an almost infinite amount of replayability due to the plethora of character options and scenarios. If this sounds awesome, check out Arkham Horror Final Hour.

Mysterium- Boyce Asquith

  • Name of Game: Mysterium
  • Publisher: Libellud
  • Year Published: 2015
  • Type: Murder/Mystery, Cooperative
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Play Time: 40 minutes
  • Number of Players: 3-7
  • Bits:  Nice Cards, Cardboard bits
  • Overall Rating (out of 5): 4.25 Meeples

Mysterium is a mystery game where one player assumes the role of a ghost who cannot talk while the rest assume the roles of mediums helping the ghost figure out who killed it. The ghost has seven rounds to supply the mediums with visions, via paintings on cards, that inform them of what killed them, who killed them, and where they died. It can be a struggle as the medium to decipher what the “vision” the ghost sent you is supposed to mean, while as the ghost you can find yourself with a suboptimal set of visions to hand out. I think that is part of the fun and charm of the game.

Dead Man’s Cabal-Maddie Schenck

  • Name of Game: Dead Man’s Cabal
  • Publisher:  Pandasaurus Games
  • Year Published: 2019
  • Type: Strategy Game
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Play Time: 90 minutes
  • Number of Players: 2-4
  • Bits:  sanctum board for necromancy, guest cards, runes, and skull and bone pieces, oracle and scriptorium markers
  • Overall Rating (out of 5): 4 Meeples

The goal of Dead Man’s Cabal is to bring the dead back to life and throw a party better than your competitor. Spooky aesthetics and necromancy, count me in! My favorite part of the game is the guest cards; many of them have a likeness to dead celebrities and the art is really nice. I also love the little bone pieces that you use to do rituals, buy runes and guest cards. The only qualm I have is that the rules are a little complicated for such a light strategy game, but that is what Youtube is for.

Campy Creatures- Dani Kennedy

  • Name of Game: Campy Creatures
  • Publisher: Keymaster Games
  • Year Published: 2017
  • Type: Hand Management, Bluffing, Family
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Play Time: 30 minutes
  • Number of Players: 2-5
  • Bits:  Amazing card art in the campy horror genre
  • Overall Rating (out of 5): 4 Meeples

From the makers of Space Park (another of my favorite games), Campy Creatures is a great quick game with incredible card art! In this game you will play as a mad scientist deploying monsters in order to collect mortals. This game is a really fun and quick. It is also small so it is easy to pack in a bag for travel purposes. There is also an expansion, but I haven’t played with it yet!

Youth Online D&D Starting Wednesday 8/26

by: on September 30, 2020  |  
Youth Online D&D

Online D&D is back! Don’t miss out on the next round of Youth Online D&D! This session will run every Wednesday from 3:30- 6:00pm, starting August 26th. This will be a continuous campaign, running for 4 weeks at a time. At the end of the 4 weeks, players can sign up for the next chapter of the adventure. Remember, these sessions are for ages 10-14. 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- $100 per session
  • 4 week session starting Wednesday August 26, and running every Wednesday after from 3:30-6:00pm
  • Players will create their own characters with our DM

If you meet all of the prerequisites and this seems like something perfect for your child, you can purchase your D&D session here.

Learn-to-Play D&D (Online) Starting September 22nd!

by: on September 15, 2020  |  

Join DM Boyce for Learn-To-Play D&D (Online). Spots are limited, so please read the following and if it sounds like something you would enjoy sign up today!

  • When: Tuesday Starting September 22nd
  • Time: 6:00-8:30pm
  • Ages: 13+, anyone 10-12 will need a parent to participate
  • Cost: $30 per player (parent/child pair)

In this session we’ll use pre-made characters (we’ll send you a link to choose from), go over the basic rules, turns, story telling, playing in character, leveling up and basic combat.  Then we’ll play a short, fun session. If this sounds like something you would like to participate in, here are the few things you will need beforehand.

Prerequisites:  We will be using Discord to run the sessions. Here are the requirements for it to run smoothly:

  • Must have a Windows or Mac Computer modern enough to run Discord https://discord.com/
  • Browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox 38+, Opera, Microsoft Edge 17+, Safari II+
  • Must have a reliable internet connection
  • Must have an email account, this will be how we will communicate with the players/parents
  • For single players, we also recommend a microphone and headphones for a better experience

If you fulfill all of the prerequisites, than click here to sign up. Make sure when signing up to add the players name in the comments/notes to us section. After you are registered, we will send you an email with next steps.

Space is limited, and spots will fill quickly.

September Staff Picks!

by: on September 11, 2020  |  

We have hand selected a few of our favorite games that we think you may also enjoy. All of these games can be purchased via our online store or in person.

Santorini -Nichole Davis

  • Name of Game: Santorini
  • Publisher: Roxley
  • Year Published: 2016
  • Type of Game: Strategy, building
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Play Time: 20 Mins
  • Rule Complexity: Easy
  • Number of Players: 2-4
  • Bits: Nice, cool little building models
  • Overall Rating: 5 Meeples

I like Santorini because it is a really quick and fun strategy game that is set in the Greek Pantheon. You have to try and out maneuver your opponent whilst building up to your own goal. It plays very quickly with a whole lot of replayability given the numerous choices of Greek Gods to mix and match play styles with.

The Mind- Boyce Asquith

  • Name of Game: The Mind
  • Publisher: Pandasaurus
  • Year Published: 2018
  • Type of Game: Card Game
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Play Time: 20 Mins
  • Rule Complexity: Easy
  • Number of Players: 2-4
  • Bits: Excellent Cards
  • Overall Rating: 5 Meeples

When you play The Mind, you are trying to play the cards that are in the collective hand of your fellow players in ascending sequential order. There is a catch, you cannot talk about the cards in your hand. Each of the cards is numbered between 1 and 100. At first, you only start with one card in your hand, but as you increase in level you increase the number of cards you need to sequence and you gain abilities that let you learn some information about what is in your ally’s hand. Try to reach the highest level together!

Reef – Dani Kennedy

  • Name of Game: Reef
  • Publisher: Next Move Games
  • Year Published: 2018
  • Type of Game: Tile placement,
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Play Time: 45 Mins
  • Rule Complexity: Medium
  • Number of Players: 2-4
  • Bits: Awesome reef pieces that are fun to stack together and play with
  • Overall Rating: 3 Meeples

If you enjoy games like Splendor and Century Spice Road, then you should check out Reef. In this game you play as a coral reef, changing and growing with each round. Score points by playing cards out of your hand that show different color patterns. I say this game is a medium on difficulty if you’ve never played Century Spice Road. But if you’ve played that, it’s easy to understand.