Here are just a few of the new games at Meeples Games this week. They span from kids and family games to Euros to heavy strategy. There’s something here for everyone!
Frostpunk: Rating 8.2 , Ages 16+, Players 1-4
In Frostpunk: The Board Game, up to four players will take on the role of leaders of a small colony of survivors in a post-apocalyptic world that was hit by a severe ice age. Their duty is to effectively manage both its infrastructure and citizens. The core gameplay will be brutal, challenging, and complex, but easy to learn. The citizens won’t just be speechless pieces on the board. Society members will issue demands and react accordingly to the current mood, so every decision and action bears consequences.
Lofoten: Rating 7.7, Ages 12+, Players 2
In Lofoten, you must load merchandise from the market into your longships, and bring them back to your clan. For each type of merchandise, a particular scoring will grant you an advantage over the opposing Jarl. No matter what the situation is, your goal is to earn more PP (Power Points) than the opposing Jarl in the final scoring, to become the most powerful Jarl in the archipelago!
Lofoten, is a game for two players with innovative card hand management and a rotating board.
Namiji: Rating 7.1, Ages 8+, Players 2-5
In Namiji, you are fishers from the Japan of yesteryear, navigating south of the Japanese archipelago, a few kilometers from the famous Tokaido road. You will need to have a fruitful day at sea to win the game.
Namiji features gameplay similar to Tokaido. The action spaces are laid out on the game board in a linear track, with players advancing down this track to take actions. The player who is currently last on the track takes a turn by advancing forward on the track to their desired action and taking that action, so players must choose whether to advance slowly in order to get more turns, or to travel more rapidly to beat other players to their desired action spaces. What players are doing on the track differs from what they do in Tokaido.
1880: China: Rating 8.1, Ages 13+, Players 3-7
In 1880: China, based on 1829 by Francis Tresham, the players become railway barons in the far east, experiencing China’s railway history in a game that was designed to represent related historical events as correctly as possible within its own game mechanisms. Being a classic18xx game, the players compete to become the richest. In order to gain money, they buy and sell shares of China’s historical railway companies, build and expand their railway network, and let trains travel on the networks. Shares of successful companies are worth more, and owning them will increase the chance to win the game. In the end, the player with the highest wealth combined from cash and shares wins.
Kinoko: Rating 6.6, Ages 8+, Players 2-4
In Kinoko, each player secretly draws a color card corresponding to a family of mushrooms — musicians, scientists, etc. — and gets a hand of three mushroom cards.
On your turn, roll the three dice, then choose one of them. The result of that die, whether a number or an icon, determines your action: exchange two cards, swap two sets of cards, pick at any card secretly, etc. To win the round, you must gather the three members of your family in one location during your turn. This reunion can happen in any player’s hand or on the table.
Longboard: Rating 6.5, Ages 8+, Players 2-4
In Longboard, players draft and trade surfboard pieces as they attempt to build the tallest and most surfboards. More specifically, on a turn you take two actions, with three types of actions being possible:
Add a card from the deck to your personal supply, that is, cards lying face up in front of you.
Take a card from your supply to start or lengthen a board; all cards in a board have to be the same color (or wild) and each new card on a board must be equal to or greater in value than the card below it.
Place one or more cards in your supply in an opponent’s supply, then take a single card from their supply of value less than the sum of what you gave them and use this card to start or lengthen a board.
Quickity Pickityis a frantic tile-flipping game that requires players to be quick with their hands and their brains. Everyone starts flipping the tiles at the same time, searching to create a set of fruits of the same color, or shape.
Oros: Rating 7.6, Ages 14+, Players 1-4
Oros is a tile-colliding, volcano erupting, mountain-making, wisdom-gathering, action-economy strategy game. On individual player mats, players move their Followers between action spaces, allowing them to manipulate a shared environment like a giant puzzle of plate tectonics. Action spaces allow players to shift rows of land, move and collide land tiles, form and erupt volcanoes, worship to gain wisdom, journey their Followers around the ever-shifting landscape, and build sacred places of study and worship on mountains. Building sacred places and worshipping in sacred places brings wisdom which is used to improve the abilities available for each action space. Wisdom is also used to improve the end game value of each sacred place built as well as reach other goals worth end game points.
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.
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 as a 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 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.
Naasiiis 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?
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
We’ve created the perfect gift guide for the board game enthusiast in your life! Check out these 7 board games, and swing by to check out all of the other Strategy Games we have in stock. Don’t forget, we offer in store pickup and shipping!
Dinosaur Island: players will have to collect DNA, research the DNA sequences of extinct dinosaur species, and then combine the ancient DNA in the correct sequence to bring these prehistoric creatures back to life.
Flamecraft: Artisan dragons, the smaller and magically talented versions of their larger (and destructive) cousins, are sought by shopkeepers so that they may delight customers with their flamecraft
Gartenbau: Take on the role of a gardener, seeking to wield your green thumb to grow a well-balanced, mature garden before the growing season ends.
HerStory: you’re an acclaimed author, writing a book to tell the stories of remarkable women of history. Players take turns doing research, drafting chapters, and completing them for points and possibly for research symbols or special powers.
The Magnificent: players are competing to attract the largest audiences to their shows, featuring magnificent performers.
My Father’s Work: players are competing mad scientists entrusted with a page from their father’s journal and a large estate in which to perform their devious experiments.
The Boys: This is Going to Hurt: you battle with and or against Butcher, Hughie, Frenchie, The Female, Mother’s Milk, members of The Seven, your favorite and most hated Supers, and other characters from “The Boys”. You need to be fast as after 21 rounds, Homelander makes it “Game Over” for everyone.