Games We Love -November Edition!

by: on November 14, 2020  |  

The holidays are upon us. So we have compiled a list of our favorite games for the month of November!

Wingspan-Garrett Schneider

  • Name of Game: Wingspan
  • Publisher: Stonemaier
  • Year Published: 2018
  • Type of Game: Engine-Building Card Game
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Play Time: 45+ Mins
  • Number of Players: 1-4 players
  • Bits: Amazing Bits! Wooden dice and eggs, beautiful environment boards, and hundreds of unique bird cards! This game has a great aesthetic and it really improves the immersion of the experience.
  • Overall Rating (out of 5): 4 Meeples

I love Wingspan. If you’re looking for a mid-level density game for 1-4 players with strong replayability and striking visuals this is the game for you. Play your birds right and each turn can build on the last as you chain bird effects to keep the points coming in all game long. The rule complexity can be a little tricky, but that’s what Youtube videos are for!

Fallout Shelter: the Board Game- Laura Schneider

  • Name of Game: Fallout Shelter: the Board Game
  • Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games
  • Year Published: 2020
  • Type of Game: Worker Placement
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Play Time: 60+ Mins
  • Number of Players: 2-4 players
  • Bits: Good
  • Overall Rating (out of 5): 4 Meeples

We’ve played Fallout Shelter: the Board Game five times in the last month and I love it!  Not only does it capture the look and feel of the classic Fallout Shelter video game, but it’s also a pretty great worker-placement game.  The goal of Fallout Shelter: the Board Game is to end up with the most Happiness at the end of the game.  You are in the fallout shelter with other dwellers and you’re vying to become the Vault Overseer by building new rooms, providing food, water and power to the other dwellers so that they are Happy. I like to play it for a few reasons.  It’s easy to set up, the art is fun, it was easy to learn, I LOVE that the goal is to have the Happiest Dwellers, and I usually win 🙂

Qwirkle – Maddie Schenck

  • Name of Game: Qwirkle
  • Publisher: MindWare
  • Year Published: 2015
  • Type of Game: Strategy and Pattern building
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Play Time: 45 Mins
  • Number of Players: 2-4 players
  • Bits: Painted Wooden Tiles
  • Overall Rating (out of 5): 4 Meeples

I think that Qwirkle is perfect for family gatherings. It has a similar feel to Dominoes. The rules are very easy to pick up, making this a great game for people who are looking for a game you can start playing virtually right away – extremely minimal time reading instructions and placing pieces. The pieces are made out of wood, which I always love to see in any board game. Wood just makes any game seem like it is good quality.

Shop with a Meeples Staff Member Today!

by: on November 3, 2020  |  

Shop with a game expert, with the holiday season quickly approaching, we want to take some of the stress of shopping off your shoulders. Schedule an appointment with a Meeples Staff Member today.

Call us (206.535.7896) and make a 30 minute shopping appointment. Appointments are free and guarantees one-on-one shopping with one of us! We will help you find the perfect gift for everyone on your list.

Not sure you want to come in? Don’t worry, we can do FaceTime calls at certain times.

Don’t forget you can also purchase games from our webstore and pick-up via curbside pick-up.

Staff Picks- Spooky Edition!

by: on October 21, 2020  |  

The staff at Meeples Games has put together a list of their favorite spooky games just in time for Halloween! Some of these games may not be in stock at the moment, but we can always order it for you!

Arkham Horror Board Game-Nichole Davis

  • Name of Game: Arkham Horror
  • Publisher: Fantasy Flight
  • Year Published: 2005
  • Type: CO-OP Adventure
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Play Time: 1.5-2 hours
  • Number of Players: 1-8, works best with 4
  • Bits:  Great, art and quality of pieces and cards are really nice.
  • Overall Rating (out of 5): 5 Meeples

Arkham Horror is one of my favorite co-op games. It’s spooky and creepy and you really have to work together to win. One of the more interesting aspects of the game is that your characters can die or go irrevocably insane, forcing you to choose a new person to continue the game as. It is steeped in the Cthulhu mythos and a roaring 20’s aesthetic with an almost infinite amount of replayability due to the plethora of character options and scenarios. If this sounds awesome, check out Arkham Horror Final Hour.

Mysterium- Boyce Asquith

  • Name of Game: Mysterium
  • Publisher: Libellud
  • Year Published: 2015
  • Type: Murder/Mystery, Cooperative
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Play Time: 40 minutes
  • Number of Players: 3-7
  • Bits:  Nice Cards, Cardboard bits
  • Overall Rating (out of 5): 4.25 Meeples

Mysterium is a mystery game where one player assumes the role of a ghost who cannot talk while the rest assume the roles of mediums helping the ghost figure out who killed it. The ghost has seven rounds to supply the mediums with visions, via paintings on cards, that inform them of what killed them, who killed them, and where they died. It can be a struggle as the medium to decipher what the “vision” the ghost sent you is supposed to mean, while as the ghost you can find yourself with a suboptimal set of visions to hand out. I think that is part of the fun and charm of the game.

Dead Man’s Cabal-Maddie Schenck

  • Name of Game: Dead Man’s Cabal
  • Publisher:  Pandasaurus Games
  • Year Published: 2019
  • Type: Strategy Game
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Play Time: 90 minutes
  • Number of Players: 2-4
  • Bits:  sanctum board for necromancy, guest cards, runes, and skull and bone pieces, oracle and scriptorium markers
  • Overall Rating (out of 5): 4 Meeples

The goal of Dead Man’s Cabal is to bring the dead back to life and throw a party better than your competitor. Spooky aesthetics and necromancy, count me in! My favorite part of the game is the guest cards; many of them have a likeness to dead celebrities and the art is really nice. I also love the little bone pieces that you use to do rituals, buy runes and guest cards. The only qualm I have is that the rules are a little complicated for such a light strategy game, but that is what Youtube is for.

Campy Creatures- Dani Kennedy

  • Name of Game: Campy Creatures
  • Publisher: Keymaster Games
  • Year Published: 2017
  • Type: Hand Management, Bluffing, Family
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Play Time: 30 minutes
  • Number of Players: 2-5
  • Bits:  Amazing card art in the campy horror genre
  • Overall Rating (out of 5): 4 Meeples

From the makers of Space Park (another of my favorite games), Campy Creatures is a great quick game with incredible card art! In this game you will play as a mad scientist deploying monsters in order to collect mortals. This game is a really fun and quick. It is also small so it is easy to pack in a bag for travel purposes. There is also an expansion, but I haven’t played with it yet!

Shop Early & Stay Safe at Meeples Games!

by: on October 2, 2020  |  

Meeples wants you to stay healthy and safe this holiday season, so we are recommending Shop Early and Avoid Crowds! Meeples Games is taking every precaution to keep not only you, but our staff safe. Please remember to wear a mask when visiting, if you forget, no worries we’ve got you covered.

We are going to be rewarding early shoppers with a variety of awesome sales, mark your calendar with the following:

  • Asmodee Buy 2 Get 1 Free: Now through October 18th
    • Purchase 2 of the following games at full price and get a third one from the same list for free (Catan, Splendor, Carcassonne, Dixit, Mysterium, Small World, Ticket to Ride, Mille Bornes, Arkham Horror Board Game, Rory’s Story Cubes, 7 Wonders, Pandemic, Spot it! Classic, Dead of Winter and Cosmic Encounters)
  • Board and Card Game Sale: October 1st- 9th
    • 10% off all board and card games throughout the store
    • Use Code SHOP10% in our online store 
    • 10% off all RPGs RPG Sale: October 10th-16th
    • Use Code SHOPRPG10 in our online store 
  • Westside Baby Diaper Drive: October 17th- 23rd
    • Bring a pack of diapers and receive 20% off any one item
    • *excludes Magic the Gathering
  • Mystery Games: October 24th-30th
    • Mystery Games are back! Take a chance and receive a new game! Games will be wrapped and marked with $5, $10 and $20.
  • Social Media Sale: October 31st-November 6th
    • Share a picture featuring Meeples Games, show the post to us at checkout and receive 20% off any one item
    • *excludes Magic the Gathering
  • Food Bank -November 7th-15th
    • Bring non-perishable food and receive 20% off any one item
    • *excludes Magic the Gathering

We will also be offering Private Holiday Appointments. Call us at 206.535.7896 to schedule your appointment with a Meeples Staff Member today! We will help you pick out the perfect games for everyone on your holiday list.

Youth Online D&D Starting Wednesday 8/26

by: on September 30, 2020  |  
Youth Online D&D

Online D&D is back! Don’t miss out on the next round of Youth Online D&D! This session will run every Wednesday from 3:30- 6:00pm, starting August 26th. This will be a continuous campaign, running for 4 weeks at a time. At the end of the 4 weeks, players can sign up for the next chapter of the adventure. Remember, these sessions are for ages 10-14. In order for things to go smoothly there are a few prerequisites:

  • Must have played D&D before, not for new players
  • Must have a Windows or Mac computer modern enough to run DISCORD
    • Browers: Google Chrome, Firefox 38+, Opera, Microsoft Edge 17+, Safari 11+
  • Must have a reliable internet connection
  • Must have a Dungeons & Dragons Players Handbook. We’ll email you a 20% off discount code after registration to pick one up.
  • Must have an email account, this will be how Boyce communicates with the player/parents
  • We also recommend a Microphone and Headphones – not required, but it makes for a better experience.

This is a completely different D&D than any other type we’ve held before (Tween D&D etc). We are currently only running one group, so space is limited. Other session information is as follows:

  • Cost- $100 per session
  • 4 week session starting Wednesday August 26, and running every Wednesday after from 3:30-6:00pm
  • Players will create their own characters with our DM

If you meet all of the prerequisites and this seems like something perfect for your child, you can purchase your D&D session here.