New and Restocked Games!

by: on January 29, 2019  |  

We’ve got some awesome new games as well as some favorites back in stock!

Love Letter, 2-4 players, 20 mins, 10+

Love Letter is back in stock! Love Letter is a game of risk, deduction, and luck for 2–4 players. Your goal is to get your love letter into Princess Annette’s hands while deflecting the letters from competing suitors. From a deck with only sixteen cards, each player starts with only one card in hand; one card is removed from play. On a turn, you draw one card, and play one card, trying to expose others and knock them from the game. Powerful cards lead to early gains, but make you a target. Rely on weaker cards for too long, however, and your letter may be tossed in the fire!

Gloomhaven, 1-4 players, 60+ mins, 12

We got a limited amount of Gloomhaven back in stock! Gloomhaven is a game of Euro-inspired tactical combat in a persistent world of shifting motives. Players will take on the role of a wandering adventurer with their own special set of skills and their own reasons for traveling to this dark corner of the world. Players must work together out of necessity to clear out menacing dungeons and forgotten ruins. In the process, they will enhance their abilities with experience and loot, discover new locations to explore and plunder, and expand an ever-branching story fueled by the decisions they make.

Fury of Dracula, 2-5 players, 120+ mins, 14+

Fury of Dracula is a semi co-operative game where rounds are broken into day and night, with hunters taking actions during both, while Dracula can act only at night. Combat is streamlined and decisive, and rumor tokens allow Dracula to mislead hunters and extend the terrible reach of his influence. Count Dracula triumphs if he advances his influence track to thirteen; if the hunters can defeat him before then, they save the continent of Europe and win the game.

Silk, 2-4 players, 45 mins, 10+

Silk is a gateway game into area control and worker placement systems. Players have to move their silkworms to the optimal spaces so they can feed on the best grass available, while pushing the other players’ pieces into less desirable feeding grounds. In this game, players roll dice in order to determine which actions they are allowed to perform during their turn. Silk is a great new game that’s been a hit in our library!

A Game of Thrones Catan Expansion, 3-6 players, 60+ mins, 12+

Just in time for the final season, A Game of Thrones Catan has come out with an 5-6 player expansion. A Game of Thrones Catan: Brotherhood of the Watch is based on the classic Settlers of Catan base game. In this game, each area in the Gift supplies one of five resources: lumber, brick, wool, grain, and ore. The barren Ice Fields, however, produce nothing. Players take on the role of Brothers of the Night’s Watch and use these resources to strengthen their hold on the north by building roads, settlements, and keeps; recruiting guards for their patrol; or buying development cards.

Dinosaur Island, 1-4 players, 60+ mins, 8+

In Dinosaur Island, players will have to collect DNA, research the DNA sequences of extinct dinosaur species, and then combine the ancient DNA in the correct sequence to bring these prehistoric creatures back to life. Dino cooking! All players will compete to build the most thrilling park each season, and then work to attract (and keep alive!) the most visitors each season that the park opens. Do you go big and create a pack of Velociraptors? They’ll definitely excite potential visitors, but you’d better make a large enough enclosure for them. And maybe hire some security. Or they WILL break out and start eating your visitors, and we all know how that ends…

Talisman, Legendary Tales, 1-6 players, 30+ mins, 8+

In Talisman: Legendary Tales, the players must work together as an adventure party to recover the five legendary Talismans that have been lost. During each adventure, the party endeavors to recover one of the lost Talismans. The adventures must be played in order. You may repeat adventures, and you may play one or more adventures in a game session. Over the course of this story, you will travel across a wondrous land and have exciting adventures in which you must make important decisions and defend yourself against cruel enemies. As an adventure party, you succeed in each adventure once you have completed the final task and have recovered the Talisman. Be careful: You have only a limited amount of time!

The Quacks of Quedlinburg, 2-4 players, 45+ mins, 10+

In The Quacks of Quedlinburg, players are 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! Each player has their own bag of ingredient chips. During each round, they simultaneously draw chips and add them to their pot. The higher the face value of the drawn chip, the further it is placed in the swirling pattern. Push your luck as far as you can, but if you add too many cherry bombs, your pot explodes!

Dixit 10th Anniversary Expansion, 3-6 players

Dixit… a surprising, enchanting and evocative game to be enjoyed with friends and family alike. This multi-award winning party game returns with Dixit: 10th Anniversary, an 84 card expansion pack. All the illustrators of previous expansions have been invited to join the adventure again. With evocations of tales and myths from all around the world, their combined art leads to an amazing result! Get caught up in the Dixit spell and experience a new and amazing journey taking you far beyond your imagination…

Root, 2-4 players, 60+ mins, 10+

Root is a game of adventure and war in which 2 to 4 players battle for control of a vast wilderness.The nefarious Marquise de Cat has seized the great woodland, intent on harvesting its riches. Under her rule, the many creatures of the forest have banded together. This Alliance will seek to strengthen its resources and subvert the rule of Cats. In this effort, the Alliance may enlist the help of the wandering Vagabonds who are able to move through the more dangerous woodland paths. Though some may sympathize with the Alliance’s hopes and dreams, these wanderers are old enough to remember the great birds of prey who once controlled the woods. In Root, players drive the narrative, and the differences between each role create an unparalleled level of interaction and replayability.

Introducing Monthly Dungeon Master Workshops!

by: on January 28, 2019  |  

Announcing Meeples Games’ monthly DM Workshops! This is a chance for Dungeon Masters and Game Masters to meet, compare notes, and ask questions of their peers. Each month (first Sunday) will have a new topic specific for game masters, a D&D Fifth Edition monster of the month, and other focus areas like Spell Schools, player-DM interaction, and many more!

Our first session will be Sunday, February 3, from 1-3 pm, before the Super Bowl. This month explores a Valentine’s Theme, where monsters are seductive and spells are charming!

Our first workshop will feature:

  • Topic of the month – How Player Input Shapes Your World
  • Monster (type) of the month – The Seducers
  • Spell School – Enchantment
  • Questions and Answers
  • Picking future topics

DMs, mark you calendars for the first Sundays of each month, and think about the questions YOU want to ask at the next Meeples Monthly DM Workshop!

There is no entry fee for this event – participants asked to spend at least $5 in the café at Meeples.

Do You Like Fuse? Than You Should Try…

by: on January 10, 2019  |  

Fuse is a co-operative dice rolling game where players work together to defuse a bomb in 10 minutes or less. If you really enjoy Fuse, but find yourself craving more games that might be similar? We have composed a list especially for you! In our new series of posts, we will be exploring the similarities of games compared to some of our most popular games.

The Mind, 2-4 players, 10 mins, 8+

The Mind is a co-operative card game where each player is given a hand of cards equal to the level number. Players must work together to discard cards in ascending order, the only catch, you’re not allowed to talk! You must read each others minds! Each game lasts about 10 minutes and is harder than it seems. The Mind and Fuse share the cooperative trait as well as the quick play of a each game. Do you have what it takes to read your friends’ minds?

Codenames: Harry Potter, 2 players, 30 mins, 11+

In Codenames: Harry Potter players work together to reveal all of the right cards before they summon “He Who Must Not Be Named” or other dark wizards. The cards that the players must guess feature a word or phrase on one side and an image on the other. Codenames: Harry Potter features the cooperative feature as well as the quick pace that many players enjoy while playing Fuse.

5-Minute Dungeon, 2-4 players, 5 mins, 8+

5-Minute Dungeon is a chaotic, co-­operative, real-­time card game in which players have only five minutes to escape the randomized dungeon. Communication and teamwork are critical to survival because there’s no time to form a carefully considered plan and no predicting what dangers lie ahead. Will your team beat all of the bosses? Or will you have to start all over again?

Coming Soon! Dragonball Super Tournaments!

by: on December 30, 2018  |  

Meeples is hosting Dragonball Super Tournaments! Every Wednesday in January, join Garrett at 6:30pm for BCC Battles. For the weekly tournaments, there will be promos for participation and boosters for prizes, with tournament packs for participation and prizes at the end of the month event. These events are constructed, so bring your decks and get ready for some fun!

Where: Meeples Games

When: 1/2, 1/9, 1/16, and 1/23

Entry fee: $5 for the 1/2, 1/9 and 1/16; $10 for the 1/23

Time: 6:30pm