Date Night at Home Games!

by: on June 18, 2020  |  

We have hand picked a great selection of two player games that are perfect for that at home date night! All of these games can be picked up in store Monday-Sunday 12-7pm or ordered from our online store ( we are still providing curbside pickup).

Roll the dice, choose the ones you want, and put them together in pairs to create your dominoes. Domino by domino, fill in your map while entrusting the territories of your kingdom to loyal dignitaries. Gather favors from wizards in order to cast powerful spells that will allow you to rule without having to share. Kingdomino Duel is a standalone game that preserves the essence of the acclaimed original Kingdomino. In this game, instead of adding dominoes to your kingdom, you will choose two dice to combine into a single “domino” that must then be drawn into your kingdom.

  • Age range: 8+
  • Duration of game: 20 Minutes
  • Number of players: 2
  • MSRP: 14.99

Ankh’or

Ankh’or is a quick-playing resource management game in which each player on their turn either collects three types of tokens (with an ankh being a supplemental resource) or buys a tile from a marketplace and adds this tile to their structure, trying to connect tiles of the same color or bearing the same scarab while doing so. By spending an ankh, you can shift tiles in the marketplace and change the cost and type of goods needed to purchase them. Each player’s structure will have at most thirteen tiles, so don’t wait too long to start building!

  • Age range: 8+
  • Duration of game: 30 Minutes
  • Number of players: 2-4
  • MSRP:24.99

Stellar

For millennia, humans have marveled at the cosmos. Modern astronomy gives us valuable insight about what’s happening in the universe, but there is still a sense of wonder to be had in looking up at the expanse above us. In Stellar, you are stargazers, calibrating your telescopes to bring into view celestial objects of various types — planets, moons, asteroids, interstellar clouds, black holes, even satellites — as you create a beautiful display of the night sky! You have eleven rounds to play cards to your telescope and notebook, building a night sky tableau. After that, you’ll calculate your points, and the stargazer with the most points wins!

  • Age range: 8+
  • Duration of game: 30 Minutes
  • Number of players: 2
  • MSRP: 19.99

Revolution of 1828

It is 1828, and the time for elections has come around again in this newly-formed democracy we call the United States of America. John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson are the candidates vying for the people’s votes. For the first time in history, this grand campaign is also fought on the pages of newspapers and in front of an eager public audience. This was an election that found its way into history books with its yet unseen ruthlessness and malevolence. This was America’s first smear campaign. In the two-player game Revolution of 1828, you are trying to become the next President of the United States! To reach this lofty goal, each player tries to take the election tiles that suit you best and hinder your opponent’s campaign. Election tiles allow you to garner the allegiance of electors and use the power of smear campaigns to skew the populace in your favor. If you also use the powerful campaign actions to your advantage and have the press look the other way, nothing should stand in your way! Gain the most votes by the end of the game and start your work as America’s seventh President!

  • Age range: 12+
  • Duration of game: 30+ mins
  • Number of players: 2
  • MSRP: 30.00

New and Restocked Games!

by: on June 16, 2020  |  

We have received these new games, as well as restocked some classics, within the last week. All of these can be picked up in store Monday-Sunday 12-7pm or via our online store. We still offer curbside pickup!

Fast Sloths

Ages 8+, 2-5 Players, MSRP: 59.99

Fast Sloths is a race game that at its core is a classic pick-up-and-deliver game — except that we ourselves are the cargo being delivered. Get carried along the way and never take a single step on your own! Play with six out of twelve different animal species, and the giant game board can be in four different combinations. On a turn, draft 2-3 cards of different animal types from the top of their face-up decks, then play as many animal cards as you like of a single type. Each animal provides a different type of movement or interaction with its package (that’s you!), with ants carrying you along in a chain and the elephant throwing you with its trunk. Fast Sloths is a game free from randomness that evolves only through the interaction between the players, doing so without any “take that” mechanisms — except for you snatching an animal from under the other players’ noses because you need to use it yourself.

Succulent

Ages 10+, 2-4 players, MSRP: 45.00

Your succulent garden is amazing! Through thoughtful selection, delicate pruning, and tireless care, you’ve earned a reputation as a master horticulturist. In Succulent, compete against your peers for lucrative and prestigious projects that will cement your place as the community’s premier succulent gardener. The game is played over a series of turns during which players collect succulent cuttings from their gardens along with water crystals and use them to complete projects which grant various benefits, including earning points. Most victory points at the end of the game wins!

Sheriff of Nottingham 2nd Ed.

Ages 14+, 3-6 players, MSRP: 39.99

The bustling market in Nottingham is filled with goods from all over the kingdom. Most of it is entirely legal, however, Prince John is looking to make sure no contraband gets sold. He’s tasked the Sheriff to inspect Merchant’s wares, looking for any illicit goods. The Sheriff’s shrewd, but not above taking a bribe to look the other way. In Sheriff of Nottingham 2nd Edition, players take turns playing the Sheriff, looking for contraband goods, and the Merchants trying to stock their stall with the best goods. The Sheriff can inspect any bag they want, but be careful, as they’ll have to pay a penalty if they find the Merchants were telling the truth. This new edition includes updated rules, as well as expansions such as the 6th Merchant, Black Market, and Sheriff’s Deputies.

Grand Austria Hotel

Ages 12+, 2-4 players, MSRP: 59.99

In the thick of the Viennese modern age, exquisite cafés are competing for customers. Inspiring artists, important politicians, and tourists from all over the world are populating Vienna and in need of a hotel room. This is the opportunity to turn your little café into a world famous hotel. Hire staff, fulfill the wishes of guests, and gain the emperor’s favor. Only then will your café become the Grand Austria Hotel. With 116 different cards and a new set-up in each game, Grand Austria Hotel provides a huge replay value. Each game stands on its own and demands new tactics and strategies.

New Games!

by: on June 13, 2020  |  

Check out some of the new games that have come in this past week! All of these games are available for in store pickup Monday-Sunday 12-7pm, or via our online store (we are still offering curbside pickup).

Telestrations Upside Drawn

It’s Telestrations, but Upside Down! This take on the award winning Telestrations game gives a whole new meaning to laugh out loud miscommunication. Telestrations: Upside Drawn puts a teamwork spin on “The Telephone Game Sketched Out” by putting the pen in one person’s hand, and control of the board in another’s! Only through “Up” or “Down” directives can the team put the pen and board together to guess the clue first!

  • Players: 4-12
  • Ages: 12+
  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • MSRP: 24.99

Forgotten Waters

A Crossroads Game set in a world of fantastical pirate adventure. In it, players take on the role of pirates sailing together on a ship, attempting to further their own personal stories as well as a common goal.
The world of Forgotten Waters is silly and magical, with stories designed to encourage players to explore and laugh in delight as they interact with the world around them. It’s a game in which every choice can leave a lasting impact on the story, and players will want turn over every rock just to see what they find.

  • Players: 3-7
  • Ages: 14+
  • Duration: 120-240 minutes
  • MSRP: 59.99

Genesys RPG: Secrets of the Crucible

In the center of the universe hangs the Crucible, an enormous artificial world created by the enigmatic Architects and home to countless beings and cultures. Here, impossibly advanced technologies mix with arcane powers to make for a setting unlike any other. Uncovering the secrets of this mysterious, artificial world will take all your skills—but the possible rewards are boundless…Secrets of the Crucible contains new character creation options, unique weapons and armor, new skills revolving around the mysterious Æmber permeating the world, bizzare adversaries, and a new adventure builder that puts all these aspects together!

Ticket to Ride London

Ticket to Ride: London features the familiar gameplay from the Ticket to Ride game series — collect cards, claim routes, draw tickets — but on a scaled-down map of 1970s London that allows you to complete a game in no more than 15 minutes.

  • Players:2-4
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: 19.99

Guess What? You Can Come See Us Now! New Hours 12-7pm!

by: on June 9, 2020  |  

Meeples Games was approved for Phase 1.5! Yay! So here’s what that means:

  • We are currently open for retail business only
  • Your visit is limited to 30 minutes
  • Face coverings are required -if you don’t have one we will give you one
  • We are only allowed 10 people max in the store at one time
  • Remember to keep 6′ between you and other patrons
  • We have a few questions we will ask you before you enter the store

Because we can see all of you again, our hours have changed as well. We are now open:

MONDAY-SUNDAY 12pm-7pm

We will also be continuing our online store and curbside pickup for those who do not wish to come into the store. If you have any questions feel free to give us a call at 206.535.7896.

We can’t wait to see you!

June Staff Picks!

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  • Name of Game:  Disney Villainous
  • Publisher: Ravensburger
  • Year Published: 2018
  • Type of Game: Asymmetrical, card management
  • Play Time: 30-50 mins
  • Rule Complexity: medium
  • Number of Players: 2-6
  • Bits: AWESOME! The cards are beautiful, the minis of each villain are sturdy and great.
  • Rating: 4 Meeples

If you’re a Disney buff at all, this game is definitely up your alley! In Disney Villainous, you play as a Disney villain from a range of different animated movies. The play style of this game is asymmetrical, which means that each villain has it’s own win condition. First villain to complete their win condition wins, but other villains can play the heroes to your villain stopping you from gaining resources. Another great feature to this game is that each new “expansion” is a 3 person starter set! I love this game, and tend to play it with a Disney soundtrack in the background. -Dani Kennedy

  • Name of Game:  Fantastic Beast Perilous Pursuit
  • Publisher: USAopoly
  • Year Published: 2018
  • Type of Game: Co-Op, Dice management
  • Play Time: 45-60 min
  • Rule Complexity: Easy – Medium (gets progressively more difficult)
  • Number of Players: 2-4
  • Bits: Good, the boards and bits are nice and the dice are great quality
  • Rating: 4 Meeples

I like this game because it is Co-Op and you really have to work together in later stages to win. You are trying to get all the Fantastic Beasts back in Newt’s magic suitcase by rolling dice and assigning them to different actions . You can lend other players dice if you meet certain criteria. The dice themselves are really nice and the personal character boards all have their own strengths and weaknesses. Each beast has their own way of fighting back/running away and you have to change up your strategy a bit for each one. There is a surplus of beasts to choose from so there is a lot of replay-ability. I feel this is a must have for any Harry Potter fan, or Co-Op game fans in general. -Nichole Davis

  • Name of Game:  Dungeon Mayhem
  • Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
  • Year Published: 2018
  • Type of Game: Competitive Deck Based Battle Royale
  • Play Time: 15 Minutes, more players will make play slightly longer
  • Rule Complexity: Easy, might need to keep the rulebook handy for playing the first time
  • Number of Players: 2-4 for the base game, 2-12 with all the expansions
  • Expansions: Battle for Baldur’s Gate and Monster Madness both also stand alone games.
  • Bits: Average, all cardboard. The awesome art is by Kyle Ferrin, and unique on most cards.
  • Rating: 4.5 Meeples

Bring on the chaos! In Dungeon Mayhem you compete directly against all the other players in a bid to be the last person standing.  There are 4 decks to play, each based on a D&D class with a completely different style of play. The Paladin’s defensive capabilities are probably my favorite if I’m actually trying to win, but the wizard’s is pretty fun if I’m feeling a more chaotic play-style. The Barbarian is brutal with her attacks and the Rogue is quite the thief! It’s easy to pick a favorite deck and stick to it, so I would recommend deciding decks randomly for maximum replay. Make sure to set your life total to 10 on your tracking card, and then fight! Last one standing wins! I felt that it was slightly clunky to learn, but after the first game it was all smooth sailing. Remembering to draw cards at the right time and keeping track of the different symbols just took a little practice. I’ve played with kids as young as 8 with little difficulty and lots of silly fun, I’d imagine as long as they can do a little bit of reading most children could easily take part. Overall I think of Dungeon Mayhem as a great party or quick family game. As long as you don’t mind the strong competitive aspect it’s fun for all ages, offers plenty of replayability and of course the best part; sassy table talk.  –Reena Asquith

  • Name of Game:  Fastrack
  • Publisher: Blue Orange
  • Year Published: 2018
  • Type of Game: Dexterity Game
  • Play Time: Varying under 30 mins
  • Rule Complexity: Easy
  • Number of Players: 2 Players
  • Bits: Wood track, 10 wooden pucks, and drawstring pouch
  • Rating: 5 Meeples

FastTrack is a fast action puck slinging game powered by your fingers. It allows its players to hone in on their eye coordination and fine motor skills. The goal is to fire all 5 of your pucks through the slot to the other side of the track before your opponent. The bits are a graphically pleasing wood board and pucks, painted red, black, and white, with some exposed wood. It has a beautiful minimalistic design reminiscent of a race-car track. I like how competitive and heart racing this game has the potential to become. The game is suggested for players 5-9 years old, however the hand eye coordination element makes this a good drinking game for those of us over the age of 21. There is nothing I dislike about this game. –Maddie Schenck