D&D Summer Camp 2021!

by: on April 20, 2021  |  

Calling all adventurers! Join Dungeon Master Boyce for some D&D fun! D&D Summer Camp is a one week in-person camp aimed at both new and intermediate players with a focus on playing D&D from levels 1 to 5. This camp is for kids ages 10 to 14 and will run from 12-5pm each day.

There are 4 camps this year:

  • July 5-9 (Full)
  • July 12-16 (Full)
  • July 19-23 (Full)
  • August 2-6 (Full)

Follow the link above to save a spot today ($50 prepayment total $275), the remaining balance will be due 2 weeks prior to camp starting! Space is limited to 8 kids, and these camps will fill fast.

Camp will consist of the following:

  • Work together to build a World in which to play
  • Create maps of that World
  • Each participant will design a dungeon and then play in that dungeon
  • Learn about storytelling and roleplaying
  • Create a character
  • Choose and paint a miniature of that character
  • Learn to play and play tons of D&D
  • All materials provided
  • Everyone gets a set of dice, a dice bag, coins and other goodies
  • Coupon for 20% off a Dungeons & Dragons Player’s Handbook
  • Healthy snack each day (Attendees should eat lunch before arriving)
    • Additional snacks and beverages are available for purchase in our cafe
  • Skills building and teamwork
  • Math and probabilities
  • Multiple activities per day
  • Fun Fun Fun!

Spring Staff Picks!

by: on April 13, 2021  |  

Everyone loves hearing about the games we look forward to playing. So here’s another round of Staff Picks!

Wrestlenomicon -Boyce Asquith

  • Name of Game: Wrestlenomicon
  • Number of Players: 2-4
  • Play Time: 20+ mins
  • BGG Rating: 7

Wrestlenomicon is a new 2-4 player card game where players take the role of competing Old Ones, with the goal of being the last one standing. Each Old One has their own deck with a different strategy. Uniquely, this game uses part of the deck as the Old One’s Health and telegraphs the Old One’s Attacks, allowing both players to see what is coming. So choose your favorite eldritch horror and may the Great Old Ones overlook you.

Parks – Nichole Davis

  • Name of Game: Parks
  • Number of Players: 1-5
  • Play Time: 40+ mins
  • Publisher: Keymaster Games
  • Year Published: 2019
  • Difficulty: Medium

Parks is a really fun game about going on hikes through a bunch of different parks, represented by beautiful art cards. It’s played in a few round with the trail getting progressively longer as you collect different kinds of resources, take pictures, and activate special abilities by drinking from your canteen. The bits are really nice, wooden and nicely colored. One of the things I love most about this game is how cleverly everything fits into the box so the game is never scrambled when you open it up to play. It’s a lot of fun to play and just such a beautifully crafted one as well. Available as a Rental Game!!

Deckscape Pocket Escape Rooms- Dani Kennedy

  • Name of Game: Deckscape (Behind the Curtain)
  • Number of Players: 1-6
  • Play Time: 1 hour
  • Publisher: dV Giochi
  • Year Published: 2017-present
  • Difficulty: Medium- Hard

I love a good escape room, and recently have picked up the games. If you have enjoyed Exit or Unlock! and need a new puzzle try out Deckscape. I played the Behind the Curtain one, where you have been invited to a magic show, then something unexpected happens and you find yourself trapped in the magician’s dressing room! Nichole and I played this while the store was slow one night and we couldn’t stop until we had figured out the puzzle (staying 5 mins after closing just to finish the game). What I love about Deckscape vs. Exit or Unlock! is that I don’t need an app to play the game and you can pass it on to someone once you’ve finished the puzzle. There are a ton of different ones to pick from, Behind the Curtain is available as a Rental Game!!

Online D&D Birthday Parties!

by: on March 27, 2021  |  

Do you have a kiddo who really loves Dungeons & Dragons? While we continue to be safe, we have worked out a great solution for social distanced birthday parties!

Join DM Boyce with 6 of your friends (ages 10+) via Discord for a 3 hour adventure you will tell everyone about!

Now here’s the important information:

  • Kiddos must have access to a Windows or Mac Computer modern enough to run Discord
    • Browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox 38+, Opera, Microsoft Edge 17+, Safari II+
  • Must have a reliable internet connection
  • Cost – $200
  • Ages 10+

We also recommend a microphone and headphones for a better experience.

If this sounds like something you are interested in, contact boyce@meeplesgames.com for more information or to set up your birthday!

Staff Picks!

by: on February 27, 2021  |  

For this very special Staff Picks blog, we have decided to tell you about a couple games that we are excited about! Games that are on our own personal short lists.

Fossilis – Laura and Nichole

  • Name of Game: Fossilis
  • Rating (BGG): 7.6
  • Publisher: Kids Table BG
  • Year Published: 2020

Fossilis is a Set-Collection game where you are paleontologists attempting to unearth fossils in order to make dinosaurs.  Points are available in a number of ways and the player with the most points is the winner. One of the things that makes me want to play this game is the amazing pieces.  I’m always attracted to games with high quality pieces and this game doesn’t disappoint!  It has little bones!! And Paleontologist Meeples and heavy plastic tiles and so many goodies!  The First Player Marker is even a piece of amber – so cool! I love Set-Collection games with lots of ways to get points and Fossilis has this in spades.  On your turn you can move your archaeologies, move or remove sand or clay tiles, dig, claim dinosaur cards, complete dinosaur cards and many other options. Y’all, it just looks so cool!  Now that I’m writing this, I think I need to get myself a copy to take home tonight! –Laura Schneider

This game looks really cool, who doesn’t love dinosaurs? You get to dig around the site, trying to find the best stuff before your opponent, or even impeding them while you gather better supplies. The layout of it looks really nifty too, the way the pieces stack and can be shifted around, so that it really feels like you’re exploring a dig site.  The rules seem pretty straightforward, you get two actions a turn to do your thing so the gameplay won’t drag from player to player. But that doesn’t mean the game seems too simple, there is an obvious depth of strategy to playing it that I think will probably scale pretty well with all levels of experience with gaming. –Nichole Davis

Magical Kitties Save the Day -Boyce

  • Name of Game: Magical Kitties Save the Day
  • Rating (BGG): N/A
  • Publisher: Atlas Games
  • Year Published: 2021

Magical Kitties is a new board game where the players take the role of cats protecting their human owners from dangerous supernatural forces. The game is an introduction to RPGs where one player will be the DM, controlling the supernatural forces, and the rest of the players will be the kitties. I am always up for a light-hearted cat game with silly villains that does not take itself too seriously. Featuring bright, colorful artwork depicting the feline heroes further increases my hype for the game. So go on, and protect your humans from those sinister dangers. –Boyce Asquith

Pan Am-Dani

  • Name of Game: Pan Am
  • Rating (BGG): 7.8
  • Publisher: Funko Games
  • Year Published: 2020

Pan Am mixes the route claiming from Ticket to Ride with a new biding aspect that makes this game seem really fun. Players must bid for landing rights, buy planes that can go further than anyone else and use other connections to create an air travel empire! If your routes are good enough, you can sell them to Pan Am. This game seems really interesting to me, I love Ticket to Ride and this seems like a step up in difficulty but not so hard that it scares new gamers away. Plus if I can’t travel right now, at least I can create the best in game travel routes! –Dani Kennedy

Games are the Perfect Valentine!

by: on February 11, 2021  |  

Who doesn’t love a new board game? Surprise your Valentine, Galentine or Palentine with a board or card game. Here’s our top picks that are perfect for 2 players (and maybe more).

2 Player Games

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.

Harry Potter™ Hogwarts™ Battle Defence Against the Dark Arts is a competitive deck-building game for two players, inspired by Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle. In this fast-paced game, players take turns playing cards, taking actions and acquiring new cards to build a more powerful deck as their defensive skills improve. Stun your opponent three times to win!

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!

Check out our other 2-Player options here

2+ Player Games

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. We carry a lot of the different Unmatched games. These games scale great for 2-4 players!

Splendor is a game of chip-collecting and card development. Players are merchants of the Renaissance trying to buy gem mines, means of transportation, shops—all in order to acquire the most prestige points. If you’re wealthy enough, you might even receive a visit from a noble at some point, which of course will further increase your prestige.

Wingspan is a competitive, medium-weight, card-driven, engine-building board game from Stonemaier Games. You are bird enthusiasts—researchers, bird watchers, ornithologists, and collectors—seeking to discover and attract the best birds to your network of wildlife preserves. Each bird extends a chain of powerful combinations in one of your habitats (actions). This amazing game plays from 1-5 players and is perfect at all levels!

There are a ton of great games that work for 2 players! When in doubt come and see us, we love finding your perfect game.