Last Minute Gift Ideas!

by: on December 19, 2022  |  

Christmas is right around the corner! But don’t worry, we’ve got your back. Check out these last minute gift ideas. Don’t forget, we offer instore pickup to save you some time.

Wingspan Asia

In this third expansion to Wingspan, we welcome new species to our habitats by exploring the vibrant, intriguing, and magnificent birds of Asia. These birds were chosen from the over 2,800 species that live in Asia. Wingspan Asia is several different things: A stand-alone game for 1-2 players as well aa 6-7 player expansion for Wingspan.

OK Boomer levels the playing field so every generation can compete in this brand new twist on classic trivia! Players will attempt to correctly answer generation specific trivia questions on subjects like History, Science, Trends, Sports, and Entertainment.

Unmatched

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.

In Villainous, each player takes control of one of six Disney characters, each one a villain in a different Disney movie. Each player has their own villain deck, fate deck, player board, and 3D character.

Coyote & Crow

Naasii is a push-your-luck style game of chance. Inspired by traditional Indigenous games and classic American family games. You’ll roll twelve-sided dice aiming to score sets or runs while not busting along the way. Highest score wins, but it’s not all luck. You’ll need to decide which numbers to pursue and when you’ve scored enough to keep ahead of the other players. You’ll even be able to pick a lucky number that will get you a few extra points on other players’ turns!

Within the charming valley of Everdell, beneath the boughs of towering trees, among meandering streams and mossy hollows, a civilization of forest critters is thriving and expanding. From Everfrost to Bellsong, many a year have come and gone, but the time has come for new territories to be settled and new cities established. You will be the leader of a group of critters intent on just such a task. There are buildings to construct, lively characters to meet, events to host—you have a busy year ahead of yourself. Will the sun shine brightest on your city before the winter moon rises?

Quacks of Quedlinburg

In The Quacks of Quedlinburg, players are charlatans — or quack doctors — each making their own secret brew by adding ingredients one at a time. Take care with what you add, though, for a pinch too much of this or that will spoil the whole mixture!

Super-Skill Pinball: Holiday Special adds three tables to the game featuring Christmas movie classics. The beginner table is themed after Elf, where players follow Buddy to the North Pole. Then, the National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation table has players shooting for a big Christmas Bonus. Finally, the A Christmas Story themed table brings leg lamps, a bunny suit, and an air rifle bonus to the mix.

Games for the Whole Family!

by: on December 13, 2022  |  

On our journey to help more people enjoy the board game hobby, we’ve created a list of Family Games! Check out these 8 board games, and swing by to check out all of the other games suitable for the entire family. Don’t forget, we offer in store pickup as well as shipping!

Skull Canyon Ski Fest
  • Ticket to Ride: A classic among board gamers, collect cards of various types of train cars they then use to claim railway routes in North America (or other countries). The longer the routes, the more points they earn. Additional points come to those who fulfill destination tickets.
  • Skull Canyon Ski Fest: collect and turn in matching sets of slope cards. Each set you turn in lets you ski a run on the mountain, earning victory points, fame, and a spot on the run scoreboard that tracks who performed best on each run.
  • Ok Boomer: levels the playing field so every generation can compete in this brand new twist on classic trivia! Players will attempt to correctly answer generation specific trivia questions on subjects like History, Science, Trends, Sports, and Entertainment.
Ok Boomer Trivia Game
  • Trekking Through History: go on a three-day tour of human history, traveling thousands of years in a time machine to experience great moments from our past.
  • Quacks & Co: It’s race day in Quedlinburg, and with the right combination of food and luck, you will ride your mount to victory and claim the golden cauldron.
  • Parks: take on the role of hikers as you trek through different trails across four seasons of the year. While on the trail, you will take actions and collect memories of the places your hikers visit.
Great British Baking Show the Game
  • Villainous: take control of a Disney or Marvel  character, each one a villains has their own goal they are trying to achieve. Who’s the most wicked? 
  • The Great British Baking Show: take the role of bakers on the show and race each other to recreate the configuration of baking cards shown on the recipe cards. Players need to choose whether to move quickly at all costs, or whether to take more time to select the best flavors for their bake and avoid the dreaded “soggy” cards.

Gift Guides: My First Games (Kids Games)

by: on December 16, 2021  |  

On this next instillation of Gift Guides, we have compiled a list of the perfect games for the young gamers in your life. It’s never to early to share the love of board games. We even have games for kids as young as 2 years old!

As of the posting, all of these games are in stock.

Animal Upon Animal

  • 2-4 players
  • 15 mins
  • 4 years +

The animals want to show how good they are at making tall pyramids! They must be skillfully careful: Who will position the penguin on top of the crocodile, the sheep on top of the penguin, the serpent on the sheep? The hedgehog wants to stand on top of the pyramid but the height is making him dizzy. In Animal Upon Animal players roll the die and either places one or two animals on to the stack of animals, passes one of his or her animals to another player for them to place, or places an animal on the table, extending the base for other players to build upon. Of course, if any pieces fall off whilst you are building, you get up to two of them back. The first player to have used all of their animals wins.

My Very First Games: Off to Bed

  • 1-3 players
  • 10 mins
  • 2 years+

It’s time to go to bed — but the rabbit, bear and cat are unable to settle down because their beds, pillows and covers are all muddled up! What’s more, the animals each want their favorite stuffed toy. If the children have good powers of memory and a bit of luck in turning over the tiles in My Very First Games: Off to Bed!, they can succeed in getting their animal into bed first.

Rhino Hero

  • 2-5 players
  • 15 mins
  • 5 years+

Rhino Hero presents players with an incredibly heroic – and regrettably heavy – rhinoceros who is eager to climb a tall building and leap other tall buildings in a single bound. First, though, you need to construct that building. Players each start the game with five roof cards, and they take turns adding walls and roofs to a single building. On a turn, you first place walls on the highest floor, then you choose a roof card in your hand and place it on the wall. Each roof card bears markings that indicate where the next player must place walls on the card. In addition, some roof cards force a player to perform special actions, such as placing a second roof, changing the direction of play, or moving Super Rhino to a new location on the tower. Keep your hands steady!

Dr. Beaker

  • 2-4 players
  • 15 mins
  • 8 years+

In Dr. Beaker, each player has a beaker with six compartments around the edge for molecules, which are represented by plastic balls in three colors; two spaces for molecules are in the center of the beaker, with the beaker having a rotating platform in it. Each player also has a stirring rod, and when someone turns over a challenge card, everyone must race to arrange the molecules in their beaker to match the pattern showing on the card — but they must use only their rod to do so, moving the molecules around the beaker through the openings in the compartments. As soon as a player matches the pattern, they claim the card, then flip over a new one, with everyone continuing to play with whatever arrangement of molecules they currently have.

Go Away Monster!

  • 2-4 players
  • 15 mins
  • 3 years+

Reach in the bag to find the puzzle pieces that fit your bedroom game board. Try to distinguish between the different puzzle pieces and decide which one feels like the size and shape of a piece you need. If you pull out a monster, don’t be scared… You take charge, and the monsters will take off! Being afraid of monsters is a normal part of growing up. Go Away Monster! encourages kids to conquer that fear by acting it out and taking control. It also lets them experience some of the apprehension and excitement in deciding what is real and what is imaginary.

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.

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.