You’re Invited to New Capenna!

by: on April 18, 2022  |  

Well, well, well…fancy seeing you here.  Welcome to New Capenna! This here city was built by angels, but now these streets are run by the five families. Trust me, you won’t want to cross any of ’em.

You didn’t hear it from me, see, but the word on the street is that a new speakeasy has opened in town. The music is swingin’, the drinks are pourin’, and most importantly the cards are being dealt. 

The Meeples Family (the silent sixth family of Capenna) has graciously volunteered to host our party behind the Suspicious Bookcase in their home. Here’s what you’ve gotta do, follow the links below to sign up for the events you will be attending. 

When: Friday, April 22nd-6:30pm 
Saturday, April 23rd- 12:30pm
Saturday, April 23rd- 5:00pm
Sunday, April 24th- 1:00pm (2 Headed Giant)

Format: Sealed
Cost: $30 per player

Sign up today here! There are a limited amount of in store sign ups available. 

New Games!

by: on February 22, 2022  |  

Check out some of the new games to hit our shelves in the past few weeks.

Whistle Mountain

  • Players: 2-4
  • Ages: 14+
  • Time: Hour+

In Whistle Mountain, take your company’s massive profits from all of that railroading and invest them in new technologies, deep in the Rocky Mountains where there is an abundance of resources. Your workers build crazy arrays of scaffolds and machines, upgrading your abilities and collecting resources. As you build with the help of your airship fleet, the mountain’s melting snow causes the water below to rise higher and higher, putting workers in danger and increasing the tension on the dynamically-changing board.

Stella: Dixit Universe

  • Players: 3-6
  • Ages: 8+
  • Time: 30+ mins

Stella is a competitive game in the Dixit universe. In each round, players interpret Dixit cards on a board after receiving a common clue word. Each player observes the Dixit cards and secretly associates these cards with the clue word, marking on their erasable personal slates the cards that they choose. Selecting the same cards as the other players allows you to score more points. Conversely, selecting a card that no one else chooses may cost you dearly.

Welcome to…The Moon

  • Players: 1-6
  • Ages: 10+
  • Time: 30+ mins

Welcome to the Moon uses the same flip-and-write game mechanisms as the earlier title Welcome To…, but now you can play in a campaign across eight adventure sheets. On a turn, you flip cards from three stacks to create three different combinations of a starship number and a corresponding action, then all players choose one of these three combinations. You use the number to fill a space in a zone on your adventure sheet in numerical order, and everyone is racing to be the first to complete common missions.

Tinners’ Trail

  • Players: 1-5
  • Ages: 14+
  • Time: Hour+

In Tinners’ Trail, set in 19th century Cornwall, you represent a mining conglomerate at the height of the tin and copper mining industry. You must buy plots of land across Cornwall in auctions and survey them for tin and copper, always managing your “work points” and money effectively. Once you have a mine in place, it’s time to extract the ore and make a profit, but the deeper your mine goes, the more expensive the process gets. To reduce the cost of mining, you can place developments, such as ports, train stations, and adits (drainage tunnels), but there’s only so many improvements to go around. Once you have made your money trying to time the market to sell when prices are high you can invest it in industries outside of Cornwall, which gains you victory points. The earlier you invest, the better the return.

Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty Pre-release Events!

by: on January 29, 2022  |  

Calling all MAAAGIC PLAAAYERS! It’s time to head back to Kamigawa!

Neon Dynasty is set in the current era on Kamigawa, more than 1200 years after conclusion of the original Kamigawa block in 3326 AR. The plane’s feudal past has met futuristic modernity, with ninjas and samurai now carrying a cyberpunk aesthetic.

We are hosting 4 different Pre-release events! Here’s what you need to know…

When/What:

  • Friday, February 11th – 6:30pm (Sealed)
  • Saturday, February 12th – 12:30pm, 6:00pm (Sealed)
  • Sunday, February 13th – 1:00pm (2-Headed Giant)

Cost:

Event Fee is $30 per player

Where:

With us, your favorite board game cafe!

Other info:

  • Masks and proof of vaccination (negative COVID test) for everyone 12 years and up will be required.
  • We suggest arriving at least 30 mins early to get signed in and ready for the event.
  • Events on Friday and Saturday are capped at 36 players, Sunday is capped at 16 teams.
  • When signing up for 2-Headed Giant, please have your partners information ready.

For more information, or to sign up for an event, please give us a call (206.535.7896) today!

Games We are Playing!

by: on January 21, 2022  |  

Everyone knows that the best games, are the games that the staff won’t stop talking about! Here’s a list of the games that we can’t stop playing.

The Quacks of Quedlinburg

  • Ages: 10+
  • 2-4 players
  • 45 mins
  • 7.8 rating on BGG

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! This bag building, push your luck game has become a store favorite.

Lizard Wizard

  • Ages: 10+
  • 2-6 players
  • 90+ mins
  • 7.4 rating on BGG

In Lizard Wizard, players compete to recruit wizards from seven unique schools of magic, build mystical towers, research powerful spells, summon helpful familiars, and search dark dungeons for gold and items of power. Only one Arch-Mage will rise above the rest and control the land. Will it be you? This game has been making it’s rounds through the Meeples gang. It has an aspect of push your luck, set collecting, and resource management that we all really like.

Space Park

  • Ages: 14+
  • 1-4 players
  • 25 mins
  • 7.3 rating on BGG

Ride a rocket to extraordinary destinations across our galaxy. During your travels you will gather exotic crystals that further our understanding of what’s out there. Use these crystals to complete exploration badges and turn them in at the mysterious Outpost 13 to prove yourself as the galaxy’s next great space explorer! Space Park is a beautiful game that features resource management, set collecting and an awesome solo mode.

Unmatched

  • Ages: 9+
  • 2-4 players
  • 20-40 mins
  • 7.9 rating on BGG

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. You will often catch the Meeples gang talking about their match-ups when it comes to Unmatched. We may even break out a quick 2 player game with you if it’s slow.

7 Wonders: Architects

  • Ages: 8+
  • 2-7 players
  • 25 mins
  • 7.2 rating on BGG

In 7 Wonders: Architects, players race to become a leader of the ancient world by completing an architectural wonder that will last through the ages. Players receive an unconstructed wonder at the beginning of the game and must collect resources to build their society, develop military might to navigate conflicts, oversee resource management, research science improvements, and collect civil victory points as they race to leave their mark on world history. What we love about Architects is the simple game play and the awesome organizations! This game is so easy to break out and play for even the newest of board gamers.

Gift Guides: My First Games (Kids Games)

by: on December 16, 2021  |  

On this next instillation of Gift Guides, we have compiled a list of the perfect games for the young gamers in your life. It’s never to early to share the love of board games. We even have games for kids as young as 2 years old!

As of the posting, all of these games are in stock.

Animal Upon Animal

  • 2-4 players
  • 15 mins
  • 4 years +

The animals want to show how good they are at making tall pyramids! They must be skillfully careful: Who will position the penguin on top of the crocodile, the sheep on top of the penguin, the serpent on the sheep? The hedgehog wants to stand on top of the pyramid but the height is making him dizzy. In Animal Upon Animal players roll the die and either places one or two animals on to the stack of animals, passes one of his or her animals to another player for them to place, or places an animal on the table, extending the base for other players to build upon. Of course, if any pieces fall off whilst you are building, you get up to two of them back. The first player to have used all of their animals wins.

My Very First Games: Off to Bed

  • 1-3 players
  • 10 mins
  • 2 years+

It’s time to go to bed — but the rabbit, bear and cat are unable to settle down because their beds, pillows and covers are all muddled up! What’s more, the animals each want their favorite stuffed toy. If the children have good powers of memory and a bit of luck in turning over the tiles in My Very First Games: Off to Bed!, they can succeed in getting their animal into bed first.

Rhino Hero

  • 2-5 players
  • 15 mins
  • 5 years+

Rhino Hero presents players with an incredibly heroic – and regrettably heavy – rhinoceros who is eager to climb a tall building and leap other tall buildings in a single bound. First, though, you need to construct that building. Players each start the game with five roof cards, and they take turns adding walls and roofs to a single building. On a turn, you first place walls on the highest floor, then you choose a roof card in your hand and place it on the wall. Each roof card bears markings that indicate where the next player must place walls on the card. In addition, some roof cards force a player to perform special actions, such as placing a second roof, changing the direction of play, or moving Super Rhino to a new location on the tower. Keep your hands steady!

Dr. Beaker

  • 2-4 players
  • 15 mins
  • 8 years+

In Dr. Beaker, each player has a beaker with six compartments around the edge for molecules, which are represented by plastic balls in three colors; two spaces for molecules are in the center of the beaker, with the beaker having a rotating platform in it. Each player also has a stirring rod, and when someone turns over a challenge card, everyone must race to arrange the molecules in their beaker to match the pattern showing on the card — but they must use only their rod to do so, moving the molecules around the beaker through the openings in the compartments. As soon as a player matches the pattern, they claim the card, then flip over a new one, with everyone continuing to play with whatever arrangement of molecules they currently have.

Go Away Monster!

  • 2-4 players
  • 15 mins
  • 3 years+

Reach in the bag to find the puzzle pieces that fit your bedroom game board. Try to distinguish between the different puzzle pieces and decide which one feels like the size and shape of a piece you need. If you pull out a monster, don’t be scared… You take charge, and the monsters will take off! Being afraid of monsters is a normal part of growing up. Go Away Monster! encourages kids to conquer that fear by acting it out and taking control. It also lets them experience some of the apprehension and excitement in deciding what is real and what is imaginary.