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.

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

Meeples’ Stocking Suggestions!

by: on December 17, 2019  |  

Meeples has a great selection of stocking stuffer suggestions. We have grabbed a few different selections to show you! Whether you are looking for some fun, small games or some sillier gifts, we have a ton of options!

Small Games: Everyone loves to receive games! Here are a few suggestions of small games that are great for stockings.

  • Dirty Pig– This 2-6 player game is silly fun! Each play starts with 3-5 clean pigs. Be the first player to dirty all of your pigs! Avoid the rain, barns and all other ways to keep you pigs clean!
  • Mindo– This one player game is perfect for someone who just wants to kill some time. Complete different puzzles using tiles. Mindo is a zen brain teaser that’s sure to de-stress everyone.
  • Get the MacGuffin– This 2-11 player game is great for a good laugh! Using deduction and hand management, players do the actions on the cards. Be the last player with a card in your hand or in front of you to win!
  • Dungeon Mayhem– This 2-4 player game allows players to play as one of four brave, quirky characters. Battle it out in a dungeon full of treasure! With magic missiles flinging, dual daggers slinging, and spiked shields dinging, it’s up to you to prove your adventurer has the guts to bring home the glory!
  • Oh My Gold!-Heave-ho, sailors! The sea treasure is close at hand! Throw down the anchor in Oh My Gold! to go down, open all the mysterious chests, and bring them back on board your ship! But keep an eye out as you aren’t the only pirates with your eye on this fabulous treasure! This game plays 2-4 players!
  • Star Realms– This awesome 2 player deck-building game is easy to learn and great fun to play. Star Realms is a fast paced deck-building card game of outer space combat. It combines the fun of a deck-building game with the interactivity of Trading Card Game style combat.

Meeples Games Swag: Represent your favorite local game store with some of these awesome meeple shaped items.

  • Meeples Games dice
  • A meeple shaped cookie cutter
  • A Meeples Games enamel pin
  • Good old Meeples gift cards

Booster Packs/Decks: We offer a dozen different booster packs for a handful of different games including:

  • Magic: the Gathering
  • Pokemon
  • Dragonball Super
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!
  • We also carry booster decks of all three of the Keyforge sets

We also carry other items that are sure to fill every stocking you have. These items vary from candy to vinyl figurines. We carry:

  • Jelly Beans, including Bean Boozled
  • Seattle Chocolate Company
  • Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty
  • Marvel, DC and Rick and Morty enamel pins
  • Dice
  • Dice bags
  • Paints and paint brushes
  • Mini Figures
  • Stickers
  • Playing Cards (different fun varieties)
  • And so much more…

Next time you’re in, ask us to help fill stockings! We will always have great suggestions for you.