Staff Picks-December Edition!

by: on December 14, 2020  |  

These games are some of our favorites that are sure to make wonderful holiday gifts! These can be purchased in store or follow the links to our webstore.

Fort-Maddie Schenck

  • Name of Game Fort
  • Publisher -Leder Games
  • Year Published -2020
  • Type of Game -Deck Building Game
  • Difficulty – Medium Light
  • Play Time – 40 mins
  • Number of Players – 2-4
  • Bits – friend cards, pizza and toys tokens, fort and scoring board
  • Overall Rating (out of 5) – 5 Meeples!

Fort is a beautifully illustrated game, in which the players are trying to gain victory points by having the best gang of friends and fort. I get joy out of looking at the friend cards, which are all very creative and cute. Each friend has different abilities that help you compete in the game. You collect wood pizza and toy tokens that are used in exchange for buying cards and activating abilities, which in turn help upgrade your fort.

Harry Potter House Cup Competition- Nichole Davis

  • Name of Game Harry Potter House Cup Competition
  • Publisher – The OP
  • Year Published -2020
  • Type of Game – Worker Placement
  • Difficulty – Easy
  • Play Time – 30-45 mins
  • Number of Players – 2-4
  • Bits –  Good, there are sliders for keeping track of your skills and gems to fill the house cup vials, it’s pretty cool.
  • Overall Rating (out of 5) – 5 Meeples!

This is a really fun and quick worker placement game set in the Harry Potter universe. You pick your house and send students from that house around to upgrade their skills (potions, charms, defense) and to complete challenges to earn points for your House. What I really like about it is that it never feels as if someone pulls too far ahead that you can’t catch up. It plays real quick once you know the rules, too which is nice. It’s pretty satisfying to put the gems you earn into the vials and see your progress towards victory. I find it very replayable and a definite must for Harry Potter fans.

Warhammer 40K Indomitus is Back!

by: on November 19, 2020  |  

The galaxy writhes in the mailed fist of all-consuming conflict. The Imperium of Mankind teeters on the brink of annihilation. In every star system and upon every planet, fierce battle rages as loyalists, heretics and aliens tear reality itself apart in their war for dominance. Every day the flames rise higher. If you’re looking to plunge headfirst into the new edition of Warhammer 40k, look no further than this glorious boxed set.

The box includes:

  • Warhammer 40,000 Core Book (hardback)
  • The Edge of Silence campaign booklet
  • 61Plastic Push-fit Citadel Miniatures
  • 24-Space Marines
  • 37-Necronsand more!

Pick up your box today, click here to order online! Don’t forget, we offer both in store and curbside pick-up! Stay safe!

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!