September Staff Picks!

by: on September 11, 2020  |  

We have hand selected a few of our favorite games that we think you may also enjoy. All of these games can be purchased via our online store or in person.

Santorini -Nichole Davis

  • Name of Game: Santorini
  • Publisher: Roxley
  • Year Published: 2016
  • Type of Game: Strategy, building
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Play Time: 20 Mins
  • Rule Complexity: Easy
  • Number of Players: 2-4
  • Bits: Nice, cool little building models
  • Overall Rating: 5 Meeples

I like Santorini because it is a really quick and fun strategy game that is set in the Greek Pantheon. You have to try and out maneuver your opponent whilst building up to your own goal. It plays very quickly with a whole lot of replayability given the numerous choices of Greek Gods to mix and match play styles with.

The Mind- Boyce Asquith

  • Name of Game: The Mind
  • Publisher: Pandasaurus
  • Year Published: 2018
  • Type of Game: Card Game
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Play Time: 20 Mins
  • Rule Complexity: Easy
  • Number of Players: 2-4
  • Bits: Excellent Cards
  • Overall Rating: 5 Meeples

When you play The Mind, you are trying to play the cards that are in the collective hand of your fellow players in ascending sequential order. There is a catch, you cannot talk about the cards in your hand. Each of the cards is numbered between 1 and 100. At first, you only start with one card in your hand, but as you increase in level you increase the number of cards you need to sequence and you gain abilities that let you learn some information about what is in your ally’s hand. Try to reach the highest level together!

Reef – Dani Kennedy

  • Name of Game: Reef
  • Publisher: Next Move Games
  • Year Published: 2018
  • Type of Game: Tile placement,
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Play Time: 45 Mins
  • Rule Complexity: Medium
  • Number of Players: 2-4
  • Bits: Awesome reef pieces that are fun to stack together and play with
  • Overall Rating: 3 Meeples

If you enjoy games like Splendor and Century Spice Road, then you should check out Reef. In this game you play as a coral reef, changing and growing with each round. Score points by playing cards out of your hand that show different color patterns. I say this game is a medium on difficulty if you’ve never played Century Spice Road. But if you’ve played that, it’s easy to understand.

Closed for Labor Day, Monday 9/7

by: on September 3, 2020  |  
Closed Labor Day

Meeples Games will be closed on Monday (9/7) for Labor Day. So swing by this weekend and pickup some games that the whole family will enjoy! Just because the store is closed doesn’t mean you can’t still get games, our online store will remain open and orders can be picked up on Tuesday. Check out our inventory here.

Our hours will resume on Tuesday (9/8) from 12-7pm.

** Youth Online D&D will still be happening on Monday (9/7) at it’s regularly scheduled time**

Looking for Something New? We Got You!

by: on August 29, 2020  |  

We have new games in stock! All of these games are currently in stock and can be purchased in store or online here.

Half Truth

Half Truth – 2-6 players – 30 mins – 12+

Half Truth is a party game for all ages and people, created by legendary game designer Richard Garfield and 74-time Jeopardy winner Ken Jennings. With art by well-known artist Ian O’Toole, the game comes with 500 trivia question cards and each card has a category on it, like “Animals with blue tongues.” There are six possible answers, three right and three wrong, and players have to place bets on answers they believe are correct.

Patchwork Americana

Patchwork Americana – 2 players- 30 mins – 8+

Patchwork Americana is the new edition of the highly acclaimed game by renowned designer Uwe Rosenberg. The original Patchwork is one of Lookout’s biggest hits, and this Americana Edition brings the same great two-player fun in an all new style. This new edition introduces new art and components inspired by the quilting communities of the United States. In Patchwork, each player works to create a beautiful, Americana-inspired patchwork quilt out of the available patches by placing them on their 9×9 game board, looking to avoid leaving any empty spaces. The most beautiful quilt wins!

Meeple Towers

Meeple Towers -2-4 players – 45 mins – 12+

In Meeple Towers, you are a master builder! Strategically build your tower to provide the best amenities for your residents. Recruit new workers, raise up sturdy support beams, and stack tiles to create a multi-level 3D structure. Score points based on your contributions, your supporting structures, and how good you make life for your meeples. The builder with the most points wins!

Big Easy Busking

Big Easy Busking – 1-5 players – 45+ – 12+

Big Easy Busking is an area control game for 1-5 players about being the best street musician in New Orleans. The game is played over three days, where players choose which locations to play their set of songs. It takes time to play a song, so players decide on their next turn whether they’re going to use all of their energy at the location or to only use some of it to save the rest for later songs. If you match the mood of the people with the song that you’re playing, you can get bonus tips!

Staff Picks August Edition!

by: on August 8, 2020  |  

Everyone’s favorite blog is out! We have compiled another list of our Staff Picks! We play all of these games and have such a great time introducing people to new games. All of these games and many more can be purchased in store or online here.

Slamwich-Maddie Schenck

  • Name of Game: Slamwich
  • Publisher: Gamewright
  • Year Published: 2001
  • Type of Game: pattern recognition and hand-eye coordination card game
  • Play Time: 20 Mins
  • Rule Complexity: Easy
  • Number of Players: 2-6
  • Bits: 55 super cute cards that look like bread slices with toppings, thieves, and munchers
  • Rating: 4 Meeples

I loved Slamwich when I was little. Its rules are VERY similar to the standard card game, Egyptian Ratscrew, which is also a great game. In Slamwich, the deck of bread slices are evenly dealt to all the players face down, and then the players take turns flipping their top bread slices into a communal sandwich. Players slap the communal sandwich when they see two of the same toppings in a row (a double decker) or two of the same toppings separated by a different topping (a slamwich). Whoever slaps first takes the communal sandwich. The goal is to end up with all the bread slices in your own hand. If you see a thief card, you have to slap the bread slice and yell, “Stop thief!” If you draw a muncher card, you get the whole pile, unless the person to your left draws a double decker, slamwich, thief, or another muncher. Overall Slamwich is a silly family friendly game that takes its design to the next level. You can’t go wrong with delicious looking cards and slapping. –Maddie Schenck

5-Minute Dungeon – Reena Asquith

  • Name of Game: 5-Minute Dungeon
  • Publisher: Spin Master
  • Year Published: 2017
  • Type of Game: timed cooperative
  • Play Time: 5-30 mins
  • Rule Complexity: easy
  • Number of Players: 2-5
  • Bits: Average
  • Rating: 5 Meeples

5-Minute Dungeon is a fast paced family game all about working together to defeat five dungeon bosses of increasing difficulty.  Each player picks a hero that uses a unique deck and a special ability. You draw a hand and do your best to get through the minions and defeat each boss within 5 minutes! If you win, you move to the next boss and reset the 5 minute timer. It’s easy to learn and plays with most ages, since you are mostly matching symbols on your cards to the creatures you’re fighting. It’s super quick and fun, the increasing challenge with each boss and five completely different decks leads to a lot of replay. I would recommend it for any group that likes timed games! –Reena Asquith

Memoir ’44 – Boyce Asquith

  • Name of Game: Memoir ’44
  • Publisher: Days of Wonder
  • Year Published: 2004
  • Type of Game: Strategy
  • Play Time: 30-60 mins
  • Rule Complexity: Medium
  • Number of Players: 2-6
  • Bits: Nice Pieces, Dice, Cards
  • Rating: 4 Meeples

Memoir ’44 is a World War II strategy game where you take the side of either the Allies or the Axis fighting some of the famous battles or skirmishes of the D-Day Invasion. The game uses cards to generate special tactics or abilities that you use on your turn and dice that you use to simulate combat. Most battles revolve around some kind of objective, i.e. holding the bridge, capturing the city, holding the line, so you’ll need to keep that in mind as you plan your tactics. Of course, some unfortunate die-rolling and poorly timed cards may have you changing your strategy mid-battle, so you need to stay flexible. Overall, it is a good war-strategy game that can be played by people ages 8 and up. –Boyce Asquith

Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle – Nichole Davis

  • Name of Game: Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle
  • Publisher: The OP
  • Year Published: 2016
  • Type of Game: CO-OP Deck builder
  • Play Time: About an hour
  • Rule Complexity: Medium
  • Number of Players: 2-4
  • Bits: Good, some nice quality cards and a few metal pieces along with cardboard counters
  • Rating: 5 Meeples

Hogwarts Battle is a cooperative deck builder that is insanely fun to play. It is a really great starting point if you have never played a deck builder before, the rules are simple and easy to pick up and the cooperative nature of the game makes it a good environment to learn in. You get to go through all the years at Hogwarts, working together to defeat the thematic villains of that year and learning new spells and skills the more years you play through. Each player gets a unique ability, item, and pet that corresponds to the character you’re playing. Another thing I love about this game is the care that went into the details of creating the cards that form your decks and the various villain behaviors, it really shows that the creators went in depth with the source material to make as immersive a game as possible. It has so much replayability that I have never gotten bored of it in all the years I’ve owned this game and played it over and over. This may actually be my favorite tabletop game of all time.Nichole Davis

Kid’s Games We Love!

by: on July 29, 2020  |  

Are the kids getting a little stir crazy? We can help you out! Here are 3 of our favorite kid’s games that all age ranges are sure to love.

No Thank You Evil!

  • Age Range: 5+
  • Duration of Game: 30 mins
  • Number of Players: 2-5
  • MSRP: 39.99

No Thank You, Evil! is a tabletop game of creative make-believe, adventure, and storytelling. In No Thank You, Evil!, you create a character based on a couple of cool, descriptive, imagination-firing traits. The Guide (a special role often played by a parent or older sibling) presents a dilemma, and the players set off on an adventure of the imagination. Along the way you use your character’s special skills, companions, and equipment to overcome obstacles. This game is the perfect first steps to any role playing game!

Dragonrealm

  • Age Range: 10+
  • Duration of Game: 20-30 mins
  • Number of Players: 2-4
  • MSRP: 29.99

Pack your lucky socks and get ready for an adventure exploring Dragonrealm. Sneak into the Witch’s Cabin, search the Ogres’ Treehouse, or storm the Dragon’s Lair. Add adventurers to different locations in the hopes of getting the most treasure. But watch out for goblins who might get there first and grab the treasure before you! In the end, the player with the most treasure wins. Using the same thematic world as Dragonwood, players now take on capturing locations using adventurer pawns.

Maki Stack

  • Age Range: 7+
  • Duration of Game: 10-15 mins
  • Number of Players: 2-6
  • MSRP: 24.99

Order’s up, so it’s time for a sushi showdown! Balance and arrange the sushi, plates, and soy sauce bottles, and make sure to execute the order exactly as shown on the card. Be careful because one wrong move and everything might tumble over! Use your fingers as chopsticks to stack pieces, or play in team mode, with each teammate using only one hand and one finger. Maybe you’ll play in blindfold mode, with you guiding your teammate as they blindly build the tower of sushi. Be the fastest solo chef or culinary team to master the art of sushi stacking and win Maki Stack, which is playable by two, four, or six players.