The top row of the Demo Shelf contains some of the favorite games from our staff memebers. Staff members are free to pick their picks for any reason they like. Some pick their picks because of how much they enjoy them with their friends or family. Some pick their pick because they are easy to teach to the community. Some pick their picks because they were told to, buy gum. Regardless of why they made their decision, these shelves give our staff a little opportunity to express their own personality in the store, and a way to connect to the community we love to serve.
Why does Ashton like this game?
"It's the perfect game for anyone that loves kittens and knitting. I hate both. But this is seriously the most thinkiest game I have ever played. It is so much fun watching as the goals of you and your friends fall apart over the course of play."
Why does Amanda like this game?
"I generally enjoy cooperative games. This game has a ton of different set-ups and provides unique puzzles to figure out each playthrough. Although it is co-op, there are plenty of opportunities to screw over a snarky friend."
Why does Andrew like this game?
"I love a game that everyone can play. Young and old, small groups and large, this game is for everyone. Fast enough that you will want a rematch and fun enough that you will be talking about it later."
Why does Gart like this game?
"Skull is a fun game to play with some friends.
A fun game to talk, play, and relax. Always a blast to play and a great party game. Super easy to learn and doesn't take too much brain power!"
This row of demo games gets rotated regularly. Often, after featuring a game during our Organized Board Game Night on saturdays, we will add the featured game to this row. Whenever a game comes on, the oldest comes off. Remember a game that used to be on this row? want to play it again? Check our stock to see if we have it for sale, or talk to the owners on Board Game Night!. It may be in their peronal collection. They often dont mind bringing out other games for Board Game Night.
Moles have traveled from all over to compete in the Mountain Maker tournament. Competitors show their skill based on how high they can pile their Molehill, and by how many Mountains they control. The Mole that builds and controls the most Mountains in 6 rounds will become the "Top Tunneler" and win the game!
Skulls & Roses, the essence of bluffing. A game in which everything unfolds within the players mind. Each player takes turns adding cards facedown, until somone feels that they can confidently declare that all facedown cards are roses! Adding to the bid, players add to the number until noone contests their bid. If all cards revealed are roses, they win!
The games on this shelf are all award winners. Taking top in their respective judged competitions. Whether its Mensa Select, Children's Game of the Year, or the prestigious Spiel des Jahres you will find the best of the best right here! Feel free to come in and play it with us!
The German Game of the year award is the most sought after award in the Board Game industry. Notable previous winners are Catan, Ticket to Ride, Carcassone, and Just One.
Children's Game of the Year. Every award winner brings something unique and new to the board game industry. Past winners include Valley of the Vikings, and Dragon's Breath.
Connoisseurs' Game of the Year. This award includes feedback from board game enthusiasts all over the world. Notable previous winners include The Crew, Wingspan, and The EXIT series.
Due to covid, and a lack of conventions, the 2021 awards were missed. However, The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine won the award in 2020.
Catan is the game that started the Board Game Revolution! After Catan, the industry asked the question, "What could a board game be?". And follwed an onslaught of new ideas. Thank you Catan!
The classic train game. In Ticket to Ride you operate as competing railway companies. You compete for premium rail routes accrossed the US. But make sure you're servicing your customers too!
This tile laying game is much like an advanced game of dominos. Carcasonne is extremly intuitive. Plays just as well at 2 players as more.
Classic spagetti western setting, a shoot out is under way. We all know who the sheriff is, but who are the deputies, and who are the outlaws? Try your gunslinging social deduction skills in BANG!
A quick word association game. Use just one word to help a player figure out what their secret word is. But be careful, if 2 or more players give the same clue, all those clues are forfeit!
Not just a current affairs piece! in this co-op game, take on the roles of CDC members trying to stop diseases from ravaging earth! You all win, or lose together.