Here are just a few of the new games at Meeples Games this week. They span from kids and family games to Euros to heavy strategy. There’s something here for everyone!
Frostpunk: Rating 8.2 , Ages 16+, Players 1-4
In Frostpunk: The Board Game, up to four players will take on the role of leaders of a small colony of survivors in a post-apocalyptic world that was hit by a severe ice age. Their duty is to effectively manage both its infrastructure and citizens. The core gameplay will be brutal, challenging, and complex, but easy to learn. The citizens won’t just be speechless pieces on the board. Society members will issue demands and react accordingly to the current mood, so every decision and action bears consequences.
Lofoten: Rating 7.7, Ages 12+, Players 2
In Lofoten, you must load merchandise from the market into your longships, and bring them back to your clan. For each type of merchandise, a particular scoring will grant you an advantage over the opposing Jarl. No matter what the situation is, your goal is to earn more PP (Power Points) than the opposing Jarl in the final scoring, to become the most powerful Jarl in the archipelago!
Lofoten, is a game for two players with innovative card hand management and a rotating board.
Namiji: Rating 7.1, Ages 8+, Players 2-5
In Namiji, you are fishers from the Japan of yesteryear, navigating south of the Japanese archipelago, a few kilometers from the famous Tokaido road. You will need to have a fruitful day at sea to win the game.
Namiji features gameplay similar to Tokaido. The action spaces are laid out on the game board in a linear track, with players advancing down this track to take actions. The player who is currently last on the track takes a turn by advancing forward on the track to their desired action and taking that action, so players must choose whether to advance slowly in order to get more turns, or to travel more rapidly to beat other players to their desired action spaces. What players are doing on the track differs from what they do in Tokaido.
1880: China: Rating 8.1, Ages 13+, Players 3-7
In 1880: China, based on 1829 by Francis Tresham, the players become railway barons in the far east, experiencing China’s railway history in a game that was designed to represent related historical events as correctly as possible within its own game mechanisms. Being a classic 18xx game, the players compete to become the richest. In order to gain money, they buy and sell shares of China’s historical railway companies, build and expand their railway network, and let trains travel on the networks. Shares of successful companies are worth more, and owning them will increase the chance to win the game. In the end, the player with the highest wealth combined from cash and shares wins.
Kinoko: Rating 6.6, Ages 8+, Players 2-4
In Kinoko, each player secretly draws a color card corresponding to a family of mushrooms — musicians, scientists, etc. — and gets a hand of three mushroom cards.
On your turn, roll the three dice, then choose one of them. The result of that die, whether a number or an icon, determines your action: exchange two cards, swap two sets of cards, pick at any card secretly, etc. To win the round, you must gather the three members of your family in one location during your turn. This reunion can happen in any player’s hand or on the table.
Longboard: Rating 6.5, Ages 8+, Players 2-4
In Longboard, players draft and trade surfboard pieces as they attempt to build the tallest and most surfboards. More specifically, on a turn you take two actions, with three types of actions being possible:
Quickity Pickity: Rating 6.9, Ages 6+, Players 2-5
Quickity Pickity is a frantic tile-flipping game that requires players to be quick with their hands and their brains. Everyone starts flipping the tiles at the same time, searching to create a set of fruits of the same color, or shape.
Oros: Rating 7.6, Ages 14+, Players 1-4
Oros is a tile-colliding, volcano erupting, mountain-making, wisdom-gathering, action-economy strategy game. On individual player mats, players move their Followers between action spaces, allowing them to manipulate a shared environment like a giant puzzle of plate tectonics. Action spaces allow players to shift rows of land, move and collide land tiles, form and erupt volcanoes, worship to gain wisdom, journey their Followers around the ever-shifting landscape, and build sacred places of study and worship on mountains. Building sacred places and worshipping in sacred places brings wisdom which is used to improve the abilities available for each action space. Wisdom is also used to improve the end game value of each sacred place built as well as reach other goals worth end game points.
Did you miss out on Laugh Until You Die last month? Well, Cozy Comedy has been such a hit that we will be hosting monthly games! Tickets are selling out fast! You won’t want to miss this special event, January 20th starting at 7pm.
Have you ever played the party game “Werewolf” or “Mafia?” Wanna play it with some local comedians?
Even if you haven’t played Mafia or heard of it, you should nab tickets to this unique event while you can! Meeples Games has partnered with Cozy Comedy to bring you a unique comedy gaming experience. Hosted by Meeples regular and local comic Marc Moreno, Laugh Until You Die is a 40 player Mafia experience mixed with improv and laughter and of course plenty of audience participation and a light peppering of murder.
Costumes are encouraged, think 1920s!
Christmas is right around the corner! But don’t worry, we’ve got your back. Check out these last minute gift ideas. Don’t forget, we offer instore pickup to save you some time.
In this third expansion to Wingspan, we welcome new species to our habitats by exploring the vibrant, intriguing, and magnificent birds of Asia. These birds were chosen from the over 2,800 species that live in Asia. Wingspan Asia is several different things: A stand-alone game for 1-2 players as well as a 6-7 player expansion for Wingspan.
OK Boomer levels the playing field so every generation can compete in this brand new twist on classic trivia! Players will attempt to correctly answer generation specific trivia questions on subjects like History, Science, Trends, Sports, and Entertainment.
Unmatched is a highly asymmetrical miniature fighting game for two or four players. Each hero is represented by a unique deck designed to evoke their style and legend. Tactical movement and no-luck combat resolution create a unique play experience that rewards expertise, but just when you’ve mastered one set, new heroes arrive to provide all new match-ups.
In Villainous, each player takes control of one of six Disney characters, each one a villain in a different Disney movie. Each player has their own villain deck, fate deck, player board, and 3D character.
Naasii is a push-your-luck style game of chance. Inspired by traditional Indigenous games and classic American family games. You’ll roll twelve-sided dice aiming to score sets or runs while not busting along the way. Highest score wins, but it’s not all luck. You’ll need to decide which numbers to pursue and when you’ve scored enough to keep ahead of the other players. You’ll even be able to pick a lucky number that will get you a few extra points on other players’ turns!
Within the charming valley of Everdell, beneath the boughs of towering trees, among meandering streams and mossy hollows, a civilization of forest critters is thriving and expanding. From Everfrost to Bellsong, many a year have come and gone, but the time has come for new territories to be settled and new cities established. You will be the leader of a group of critters intent on just such a task. There are buildings to construct, lively characters to meet, events to host—you have a busy year ahead of yourself. Will the sun shine brightest on your city before the winter moon rises?
In The Quacks of Quedlinburg, players are charlatans — or quack doctors — each making their own secret brew by adding ingredients one at a time. Take care with what you add, though, for a pinch too much of this or that will spoil the whole mixture!
Super-Skill Pinball: Holiday Special adds three tables to the game featuring Christmas movie classics. The beginner table is themed after Elf, where players follow Buddy to the North Pole. Then, the National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation table has players shooting for a big Christmas Bonus. Finally, the A Christmas Story themed table brings leg lamps, a bunny suit, and an air rifle bonus to the mix.
On our journey to help more people enjoy the board game hobby, we’ve created a list of Family Games! Check out these 8 board games, and swing by to check out all of the other games suitable for the entire family. Don’t forget, we offer in store pickup as well as shipping!
We’ve created the perfect gift guide for the board game enthusiast in your life! Check out these 7 board games, and swing by to check out all of the other Strategy Games we have in stock. Don’t forget, we offer in store pickup and shipping!