Are you having trouble coming up with the perfect holiday gift for the gamer in your life? Well have no fear! We have come up with a handy guide to help you pick out the perfect gift! As of this posting, all of these games are available in store.
“Strategy Steve!” Steve is a big fan of in-depth strategy games. He loves the detail and the thought process of a complex game. For Steve, we suggest the following games:
Star Wars Outer Rim
Azul (all three!)
Nine Tiles Panic
“RPG Robbie!” Whether the “Robbie” in your life is a seasoned roleplayer or not. We have some great suggestions for you.
D&D Starter Set
D&D Players Handbook
D&D Descent into Avernus core book
RPG Players Notebook
D&D Spell Cards
Erasable RPG mat
“Cooperative Cindy!” Cindy loves to work together. She likes for everyone that she plays with to be a winner. For Cindy, we suggest the following games:
5 Minute Dungeon
Betrayal at House on the Hill
Mansions of Madness
“Little Sally and Jimmy!” Sally and Jimmy are the best kiddos in the world! They are brand new to gaming and want to learn as much as they can. We suggest the following games for them.
Ticket to Ride- First Journey
Catch the Moon
Rumble in the House
Beagle or Bagel
“Frannie Family!” Frannie is all about spending time with her family. She wants games that are good for every age. For her, we suggest the following games:
My Little Scythe
Ticket to Ride
Toy Story Deck Building Game
Bob’s Burgers Food Fight
The “Party Perkins Family!” The Perkins love to throw exciting parties! They always want their guest to have the most fun. We have some great suggestions for them:
Oh My God, Stacy!
We hope you were able to find the perfect corresponding gamer that fits the person on your list!
Support locally owned business on November 30th during Small Business Saturday.
We will have a lot of great things going on, including:
Holiday Harry Potter Puzzle Derby– Please register for this event by calling the store. Teams of no more that 4. Entry fee is $20 per team. Bonus points for Harry Potter theme team names.
Mystery Games are back! Try your hand at picking gifts for at little as $5, guaranteed to receive great gifts.
Double the Perkville Points! This is our biggest thank you to you! All purchases made on Small Business Saturday will receive double the Perkville Points. Perfect time to shop for gifts, and save up for something for yourself.
D20 Sale– Test your luck and roll at D20 at the front counter to see the percentage that will be discounted on one of your purchases. Example: Roll at 15, receive a 15% discount.
As Thanksgiving nears, we have compiled a list of 5 (in no particular order) great games to play together as the tasty food digests. These games are easy to learn and teach even the grumpiest of uncles.
Just One is a cooperative party game for 3-7 players in which you play together to discover as many mystery words as possible. Find the best clue to help your teammate. Be unique, as all identical clues will be cancelled!
In Pandemic, several virulent diseases have broken out simultaneously all over the world! The players are disease-fighting specialists whose mission is to work together to treat disease hotspots while researching cures for each of four plagues before they get out of hand.
Dixit is a fun and silly game where players take turns being the storyteller. The storyteller looks at the images on the 6 cards in their hand. From one of these, they makes up a sentence and says it out loud (without showing the card to the other players). Each other player selects the card in their hands which best matches the sentence and gives the selected card to the storyteller, without showing it to the others. The storyteller shuffles their card with all the received cards. All pictures are shown face up and every player has to bet upon which picture was the storyteller’s.
Push your luck…But not too far! Rack up points by playing cards to the three stacks – but watch out! You can’t repeat a color or number. Choose when to stop and score the best stack or push your luck and go for more!
In 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.
Which games do you like to play during the holidays?
The worlds of Judge Dredd, Sláine, Strontium Dog, and Nikolai Dante will crash together on tabletops in the miniatures board game Judge Dredd: Helter Skelter, which features game-play similar to that of Wildlands, although the two games cannot be combined. The game brings some of 2000 AD’s most well-known characters to the streets of Mega-City One, fighting for the shattered fragments of their own universe! Faction-specific action decks and new special character abilities give each group their own play-style, from the well-armed Judges with their explosive ammo to the bestial fury of Sláine and his Celtic allies. Playing to your faction’s strengths and exploiting your opponents’ weaknesses will be the key to claiming victory on the streets of Mega-City One.
Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Inc extends the deck-building fun of Clank! with legacy-style game-play! Found your own franchise of the legendary adventuring company Acquisitions Incorporated, and shepherd your fledgling treasure-hunters to immortal corporate glory over the course of multiple games. Your game board, your deck, and your world change as you play to create a unique campaign tailored to your adventuring party. Be cunning, be bold, and most importantly be ready…
Taverns of Tiefenthal: 2-4 players, 60 mins, ages 12+
In the village of Tiefenthal lies “The Tavern of the Deep Valley”. There, all citizens from the area gather, but it’s important to attract new, wealthy guests for only then is there enough money to expand the tavern, which will then lure nobles into the tavern as well. But which tavern expansion is best? Should you focus on money? Or rather ensure that the beer will keep flowing? In The Taverns of Tiefenthal, the challenge is to skillfully choose the dice and develop your personal deck of cards as profitably as possible. The game is structured with five modules so that your group can add extra levels of complexity as you become more familiar with the game.
In Clue: Dungeons & Dragons, a group of heroic adventurers has been called to the Archmage’s castle, but one of those heroes isn’t who he appears to be; one of the heroes is a doppelganger, a monster that can look like anyone! In the darkest part of the night, the doppelganger kills the Archmage, triggering a spell that seals the castle until the monster is caught. Now, in the grand tradition of Clue, the six suspects must determine which one of them is the doppelganger: Regdar the Human Fighter, Tordek the Dwarf Fighter, Lidda the Halfling Rogue, Mialee the Elf Wizard, Ember the Human Monk or Nebin the Gnome Wizard. The heroes try to figure out Who killed the Archmage, Where the crime occurred, and Which magical weapon was used.
Silver & Gold: 2-4 players, 20 mins, ages 8+
Silver & Gold combines simple rules, fast action, luck, and planning as players try to complete treasure map after treasure map, with the maps being printed on wipeable cards to allow for endless adventures…
Star Wars X-Wing: Huge Ship Conversion Kit and Epic Battles:
The next wave of Star Wars X-Wing kits are here! Now’s the time to convert your “huge” ships to second edition. Epic Battles is a multiplayer expansion which adds a brand new game mode. This mode uses cinematic scenarios that allow 2-8 players to engage in multiplayer battles, field massive fleets and fly coordinated wings of starfighters.
The Aquicorn Cove: 2-4 players, 30-60 mins, ages 10+
In the co-operative game The Aquicorn Cove Board Game, 2-4 players take on the roles of members of a small fishing village struggling to survive while maintaining a balance with the natural world. To win, the villagers must feed and grow their village, while helping to restore the health of the reef and aquatic ecosystem. The villagers are fortunate, though, and the waters of their cove are home to the beautiful and benevolent aquicorns, as well as the wondrous reef guardian Aure, who can help them both to understand the impact humans are having on the environment and to save the village.
Keyforge: Worlds Collide: 2 players, 15-45 mins
The Crucible is about to be shaken up in Worlds Collide, the third age of KeyForge! In this continuation of the world’s first unique deck game, two brand-new houses enter the fray as 284 new cards are seamlessly integrated into the existing card pool. With new houses come more new keyword abilities and new styles of play to create an entirely new collection of Archon Decks for you to discover, explore, and master.
Detective Club: 4-8 players, 45 mins, ages 8+, Available in Library
Detective Club is a board game for players who enjoy party games, with simple rules that take just a minute to explain. Intrigue, sudden revelations, limitless creativity, and tons of fun await you in this game! Lead the investigation as a detective, or cover your tracks as the infiltrated conspirator. Discuss, accuse, object and try to convince everyone. In Detective Club, each round, one of the players secretly teams up with another — the Conspirator — and tries to make them guess a secret word using just two illustrated cards! Other players are detectives, who also know the word, but don’t know the identities of each other. Detectives have to find out who the conspirator is, making sure they don’t get accused by their fellow players!
Fastrack: 2 players, 10 mins, ages 5+, Available in Library
Your goal is to use the elastic band to quickly launch as many discs as possible through the door slot and into the opposite camp. But beware, your opponent is trying to do it too – at the same time! Boisterous matches are exciting for both the players and the spectators alike. Constructed of solid wood, Fastrack is a fast, two-player game that can be enjoyed by players ages 4 to 104.
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.”