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    Gotta-Play Games September Line-Up

    September 12, 2015

     

    Our Gotta-Play series is a weekly spotlight on particular games that we think are exceptionally fun and that we believe everybody should try, whether brand-new or old classic. On most every Saturday afternoon we’ll have a game laid out on one of our front tables, and we’ll be offering free demonstrations and a chance for you to give it a shot.

    If you try it and find that you simply must have a copy, we’ll be offering a 10% discount on that title through the demo period. So it’s great way to build up your library of the very best games we have in the store – while saving a few bucks along the way!

    Each month’s games will be announced at the beginning of the month, so make sure you check the calendar for all the latest info.

    September’s Gotta-Play sessions are described below, and will be running on Saturday afternoons through the month @ 1-4 pm.
     
    Saturday, Sept. 5th
    Dominion
    Rio Grande Games

    You are a monarch, like your parents before you, a ruler of a small pleasant kingdom of rivers and evergreens. Unlike your parents, however, you have hopes and dreams! You want a bigger and more pleasant kingdom, with more rivers and a wider variety of trees. You want a Dominion! In all directions lie fiefs, freeholds, and feodums. All are small bits of land, controlled by petty lords and verging on anarchy. You will bring civilization to these people, uniting them under your banner. Dominion is the ground-breaking game by Donald X. Vaccarino that widely introduced deck-building mechanics into the Euro board game.
     
    Saturday, Sept. 12th
    Gloom
    Atlas Games

    In the Gloom card game, you assume control of the fate of an eccentric family of misfits and misanthropes. The goal of the game is sad, but simple: you want your characters to suffer the greatest tragedies possible before passing on to the well-deserved respite of death. You’ll play horrible mishaps like Pursued by Poodles or Mocked by Midgets on your own characters to lower their Self-Worth scores, while trying to cheer your opponents’ characters with marriages and other happy occasions that pile on positive points. The player with the lowest total Family Value wins.
     
    Saturday, Sept. 19th
    Roll for the Galaxy
    Rio Grande Games

    Roll for the Galaxy is a dice game of building space empires for 2–5 players. Your dice represent your populace, whom you direct to develop new technologies, settle worlds, and ship goods. The player who best manages his workers and builds the most prosperous empire wins! This dice version of Race for the Galaxy takes players on a new journey through the stars with a similar feel to and different mechanics than the original game.