Several millennia ago, the tiny planet Solenia lost its day-and-night cycle: Its northern hemisphere is forever plunged into darkness, and its southern hemisphere is eternally bathed in sunlight. Your mission is to carry on your ancestors’ honorable task of traveling the world to deliver essential goods to the inhabitants of both hemispheres. While the Day people want you to deliver the rarest gems and stones, the Night people sorely need wood and wheat to survive. Be efficient and outpace your opponents to collect the most gold stars by the end of the game!
In the 1970s, the governments of the world faced unprecedented demand for energy, and polluting power plants were built everywhere in order to meet that demand. Year after year, the pollution they generate increases, and nobody has done anything to reduce it. Now, the impact of this pollution has become too great, and humanity is starting to realize that we must meet our energy demands through clean sources of energy. Companies with expertise in clean, sustainable energy are called in to propose projects that will provide the required energy without polluting the environment. Regional governments are eager to fund these projects, and to invest in their implementation.
Rush to prepare and slurp up delicious bowls of ramen filled with tasty ingredients in the use-your-noodle card game Ramen Fury. Collect combos of cards to score for different recipes while adding garnishes to boost your points. At the same time, watch out as other players throw spicy chili peppers your way or swipe foods right from your bowls! It’s “take that” fun that will have you calling for takeout!
Men At Work is a stacking and balancing game in which players compete as workers on a job site who are carefully constructing a tower to avoid accidents and, maybe, earn Employee of the Month.
In Fuji, you play as a group of adventurers on their way to Japan’s most famous volcano, Mount Fuji. But just before you arrive at your destination, the earth begins to shake and the volcano erupts! Now your group must escape the deadly lava flows as quickly as possible to reach the safe village. In this cooperative dice game, players simultaneously and secretly roll their dice behind their screens in each round. During the game, you must find the best way across a certain number of terrain cards to the safe village for each player.
In Time Breaker, you work for the security division of the Time Repair Agency. A Time Breaker has gotten loose, and you must apprehend them before they do any serious damage to the space-time continuum. Soon they will begin closing down the time doorways we need to use to pursue them. The agent who brings in this perp will get a promotion, and thus win. Quick everybody, into the time machine!
In Nosedive, players are challenged to create a “perfect” life by collecting lifestyle cards, while avoiding any “dings” to their social score. Integrated with the free Nosedive smartphone app available on iOS and Android, the game includes over one thousand unique experiences to impress players’ important friends and improve their social standing.
My First Castle Panic, like its predecessor Castle Panic, is a co-operative game in which players work together to defend their castle, but this game removes the reading requirement of the earlier one and fosters the development of educational skills, such as identifying colors and shapes, problem solving, and turn taking.
The classic Labyrinth game with a Harry Potter twist. The game board has a set of tiles fixed solidly onto it; the remaining tiles that make up the labyrinth slide in and out of the rows created by the tiles that are locked in place.
Pictopia: Harry Potter Edition is a game of teamwork with a competitive twist! Sometimes you work together and other times answer alone, but you wager your points every time! How much you wager depends on how well you know the pictures on the card before you hear the question! Along the way are guess-my-answer questions that reveal how much you know about the other players.
We have three new Unlock! games in! In, Expedition: Challenger you explore a valley full of dinosaurs and save the members of Professor Challenger’s latest expedition. Difficulty level 3. Scheherazade’s Last Tale, is the ultimate tale of the Arabian Nights. The sultan wants to sentence Scheherazade to death, fly to her rescue! Difficulty level 2. And finally, The Night of the Boogeymen. The Boodeymen have invaded William’s dreams! Unite your forces to chase them and soothe the little boy, difficulty level 1.
Building blocks for adults? In this fast-paced game, players must uncover and copy building plans of various difficulty, each showing 10 colored blocks in a particular arrangement, before the timer runs out. An advanced variant allows player to pass undesirable plans to their neighbor and take the one they would have drawn.
Captain Marvel: Secret Skrulls is a hidden identity game in which players take on the roles of their favorite characters, including Captain Marvel herself, to defend Earth in an intergalactic war against shape-shifting Skrulls in disguise. Players must decide whom to trust, defend their alliance, and restore the planet’s virtue.
New Brews on Tap! Pumpkin Spice Cider and Octoberfest
It’s that time of year to enjoy something warm and earthy – even in a cold, bubbly beverage! We have two new brews on tap.
Lazy Boy Brewing, Everett, WA
This fall ale is perfect for cuddling up with a nice game! It’s not too dark or rich – surprisingly light for an Octoberfest. Check out the Lazy Boy Brewing website!
Seattle Cider Company, Seattle, WA
Pumpkin Spice Cider
I love this cider. It’s not too spicy, nor is it too pumpkin-y. It’s really delicious! From Seattle Cider Company’s website: “This semi-sweet cider is copper in color and perfect for fall. Fermented with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves, it offers hints of the season’s favorite spices followed by just a touch of pumpkin.”