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.

White Elephant Gift Ideas

by: on December 11, 2019  |  

With the holiday season coming up, friends and family members are getting together. And what better way to celebrate than with White Elephant, Dirty Santa, or Yankee Swap! Don’t know what to bring? Don’t worry, we have compiled this list of 5 great and silly games that would be perfect for White Elephant.

Goatfish is the hilarious goat-herding card game where goats wear lederhosen, mutton do the busting, and llamas run security. A great game for ages 8 and up, Goatfish is a goat-themed card game where players win by collecting goat herds, use action cards to slow down their opponents and play defend cards to protect their goats. MSRP: 15.99

Who knew sleeping dogs and bagels could have such striking similarities? Flip cards quickly and be the first to call out “beagle” or “bagel” depending on which one is showing the most on the table. After a while, you won’t know if you are looking at a furry friend in a ball, or a yummy bread roll! The goofy card game Beagle or Bagel? offers three ways of playing to challenge your visual perception in fun and unpredictable ways! MSRP: 12.99

dude (more dude) is a game where you say “dude”. The word “dude” appears on each card in one of six different ways, with 12 dooode cards, 12 dewd cards, 12 dude. cards, 12 dude? cards, 12 tiny dude cards, and 12 tie-dyed dude cards. The goal is to quickly find matches for as many of your cards as you can. To play, you say the word “dude” as you think it should be said, based on how it appears on your card. At the same time, listen to how the other players are saying the word “dude”. Trying to figure out whether you have the same card as another player is the essence of dude. MSRP: 14.99

Superfight is party game of super powers and super problems. The game is all about arguing with your friends about ridiculous fights. The core deck contains 500 cards. 170 characters (white cards), and 330 powers and weaknesses (black cards). Players use a hand of three white cards and three black cards, and choose one of each to beat the player next to them. Then they get a random black card before fighting. Players then argue their case for why they should win, and the table votes. MSRP: 29.99

What’s your damage?! Find your clique, grab your gear, and prepare for a night of high school drama to the max with this radical card game that has jocks, preppies, geeks, and punks square off in loving homage to high school movies from the ‘80s. A fun party game for up to 12 players, OH MY GOD, STACY! has students work with their clique to play cards throughout the school day attempting to prank their fellow classmates, collect and steal gear, forge alliances, and earn cool points. Morning announcements may change the rules of play each turn, so stay chill and may the coolest kids win! MSRP: 19.99

Of course we have a ton of other game suggestions for you, so don’t be afraid to ask! We can help you find a game for any event!

Holiday Gift Ideas for Gamers!

by: on December 3, 2019  |  

Are you having trouble coming up with the perfect holiday gift for the gamer in your life? Well have no fear! We have come up with a handy guide to help you pick out the perfect gift! As of this posting, all of these games are available in store.

“Strategy Steve!” Steve is a big fan of in-depth strategy games. He loves the detail and the thought process of a complex game.  For Steve, we suggest the following games:

  • Tapestry
  • Star Wars Outer Rim
  • Bunny Kingdom
  • Azul (all three!)
  • Carpe Diem
  • Sagrada
  • Dinosaur Island
  • Photosynthesis
  • Nine Tiles Panic
  • Concordia

“RPG Robbie!” Whether the “Robbie” in your life is a seasoned roleplayer or not. We have some great suggestions for you.

  • D&D Starter Set
  • D&D Players Handbook
  • D&D Descent into Avernus core book
  • Dungeon Tiles
  • RPG Players Notebook
  • D&D Spell Cards
  • Erasable RPG mat
  • Dice
  • Miniatures
  • Dice bag

“Cooperative Cindy!” Cindy loves to work together. She likes for everyone that she plays with to be a winner. For Cindy, we suggest the following games:

  • Forbidden Island
  • Forbidden Desert
  • Horrified
  • 5 Minute Dungeon
  • Pandemic
  • Exit Games
  • Unlock Games
  • Betrayal at House on the Hill
  • Pandemic Legacy
  • Mansions of Madness

“Little Sally and Jimmy!” Sally and Jimmy are the best kiddos in the world! They are brand new to gaming and want to learn as much as they can. We suggest the following games for them.

  • Ticket to Ride- First Journey
  • Goatfish
  • Dungeon Mayhem
  • Catch the Moon
  • Rumble in the House
  • Dr. Eureka
  • Dragonwood
  • Beagle or Bagel
  • SOS Dino
  • Slide Quest

“Frannie Family!” Frannie is all about spending time with her family. She wants games that are good for every age. For her, we suggest the following games:

  • My Little Scythe
  • Ticket to Ride
  • Catan
  • Disney Villainous
  • Space Park
  • Toy Story Deck Building Game
  • Battle Sheep
  • Kingdomino
  • Bob’s Burgers Food Fight
  • Planet

The “Party Perkins Family!” The Perkins love to throw exciting parties! They always want their guest to have the most fun. We have some great suggestions for them:

  • Codenames
  • Telestrations
  • Spyfall
  • Wing It!
  • Decrypto
  • Oh My God, Stacy!
  • Superfight
  • Trivial Pursuit
  • Camel Up
  • One Key

We hope you were able to find the perfect corresponding gamer that fits the person on your list!