Top games to play with your family

Hey everyone, we know that right now families are closer than ever, we have some great games to play. Theses games are some of the cafes favorites and some of the best to play. They’re easy to learn and play. Families are close together at home and it is important to stay occupied during this epidemic, keep that brain moving. These are the top 3 family games at the cafe.

1.) Carcassonne

This territorial tile-laying game will turn you into a city-building expert in no time! Lay your drawn tiles down each turn to create a tableau with your fellow players of cities, farms, chapels, and roads. Claim areas with meeples to cement your points for later in the game to grow your areas into all they can be. But be sure to remember to complete your projects before you run out of workers to place.

2.)  Karuba

  This game invites you to go on adventure through the jungle to find the monuments and hidden treasures. Your goal is to move your pawn to the corresponding colored temple and to collect gold and crystals as well as the temple treasure.  The game is interactive and a thrilling adventure through the jungle.

3.) Indigo

In this game you are trying to get your gem into your designated goal and win the most points. Each player will have a designated goal to get their gems to. As them game goes on you will lay out tiles bit by bit, building a path to your goal. However be careful of you other opponents, you don’t want to accidentally build them a path to their goal. Moving the gems from their starting point, you must get them to your goals before the other players and aim to win.

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Live-action Sylvan Woods Adventure!

Calling all adventurers! If you and your quarantine buddies are looking for something to do, then you’re in luck! We are offering an interactive adventure for you and 3 other party members. This bundle takes you and your pals on an adventure that you’ll never forget, a live-action roleplaying game set in a local park to rediscover as the fantastical Slyvan Woods!

When you purchase this adventure pack you will find there are details to work out before you start. Be sure to read the introduction before you choose a good date and time to set out. Then each of you will pick the character you want to play, as well as an adventure leader to guide the party through the play instructions. But be warned! As you embark on this quest, you will see that not all things are as they appear to be and gain a new appreciation for the beauty of nature and your own imaginations.

As far as characters go, you have the main four to choose from: Wizard, Rouge, Healer, and Warrior.  Each player has their own set of goals plus the group’s goals to keep in mind, but the main goal is to collectively create a story to tell together. For more information about the player’s roles click the link : CharacterSheets

I tried the first adventure (wildwood01) with three other people I am quarantined with, and we had so much fun! It was kind of tricky at first, but as we progressed we got more comfortable with it.  This interactive adventure is a great way to get up and moving out of the house. There are some basics to run this by: stay on the directed path, maintain appropriate social distancing, do not damage plants or the environment. (The adventure guide explains everything in more detail, but these precautions can never be overstated). If you are one for treasure hunting, monster fighting, or glory-seeking, you are sure to find this adventure right up your alley.

We also have TWO new character add-on options on our online ordering site: the Bard and the Ranger!

You can purchase the adventure and any add-ons by clicking this link: https://my-site-109881-100464.square.site/s/order#8

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Top rented games!

Hello everyone, The Game Table Cafe is here for you. If you’ve been with us for a while you know that we have a huge game selection. Since this epidemic has started we’ve been offering game rentals. Renting the games is easy and fun! You come in and pick out up to three games and pay a $10 rental fee along with a $20 deposit. When you’re done with the games you bring them back and get the $20 back. We’ve had many customers come in to rent games and some games are really popular. Here’s our top rented games at the cafe.

1.) Terraforming Mars- In this game it is your goal to terraform Mars so that colonies can live there without wearing heavy protective gear. This is by far the most rented game at the cafe as of April.

2.) Azul- The goal in this game is simple, score the highest. Claim the highest tiles and get the highest score.This game is fun for families with kids, it teaches strategy and wit.

3.) Pandemic- At the beginning of this world wide epidemic up to now this game was rented as a joke by a lot of people.The goal of this game is to save humanity from the pandemic and keep it from     spreading.

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Getting bored at home? rent board games!

Renting board games, it sounds complicated but it’s really simple. We at the game table cafe know how boring it can be. Don’t fret we have a solution, renting board games. Renting board games is very simple. All you have to do is come in or call and pick a game you want. Then all you have to do is come in and pay, there is a $10 rental fee and a $20 deposit until the game is returned. You will sign a slip of paper agreeing to return the game in good condition to the cafe within 48 hours. However if you need the game for a longer period of time just call the cafe and let us know. Once you have returned the games and shown us the receipt you will get the $20 deposit back. For sanitary reasons every game that is returned is sanitized.

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Top 5 bread stick games to play

Hey everyone! Ever wonder if there are easy and simple games to learn at the cafe? look no farther than our bread stick game. these games are great to beginners and young kids. With over 50 games to choose from and our collection always expanding there’s sure to be something for everyone.

 

  1. Kings Gold

This is my  favorites bread stick game to play. This pirate plundering game will have you and your friends out for gold and revenge. The goal of this game is to be the richest captain of the sea. You’ll want to bring your best luck to the table because your role of the dice will determine how much gold you will get.

  1. Color Addict

This game, like UNO, is a rush to win. The goal of the game is to get rid of all your cards first. The tricky part of this game is the cards can mess with your mind. For example, if a card says ‘red’, but is written is blue, you may either put a blue or red card down on top of that card. If a card says ‘red’ and is written in blue, but has a green splotch in the card, you can’t put down a green card. The paint splotches are latterly there to confuse you.

  1. Curios

This objective reasoning game is one that many here at the café are a fan of. The goal of this game is to have the most point at the end of the game. The card under each of the treasure sites will determine how many points each gem from that site is worth. See how many points you can get when you and your friends play Curios!

  1. Sushi Go!

This game of cute little sushi characters is so fun to play! The goal of this game is to have the best combination of sushi. This is a pretty fast game but is really exhilarating once you get the hang of it. Go gain as many points as you can and become a master sushi chef!

  1. Spot It!

Spot it is a great game to play especially with kids. The goal of this game is to have the most cards at the end of the game. To win cards you match any item or animal to the same item/ animal on the center card and say, “spot it!” and take that card. This competitive game is so fun to play and it’s quick.

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Top 3 board games coming out summer 2020!

Hello everyone we hope you are doing well and staying healthy. During this time we know people are going crazy, however, there are still good things to look forward to this summer for us which means board games. These three games caught my attention!

  1. Sleeping Gods                                    (release date- May 2020)

In this game the gods have brought you to a mysterious island and its  you and your crews mission to wake the gods up so you can get home. This game caught my eye because of the adventure and mythology. Almost everyone loves adventure games, this game sure fits that description. This is honestly my personal most anticipated game for this summer.

2. Spirit Island: Jagged Earth                    (release date- September 2020)

This game is an expansion to the great game Spirit Island. In this expansion the invaders are more in numbers and harder to beat. It’s up to you to harness the natural elements spirits powers to defeat them. When i saw this i wanted to play it immediately, the  spirits, sense of adventure and, charters in all drew me in.

3. The 7th Citadel                               (release date- May-September 2020)

In this exploration game will have you and your friends on your toes for adventure. Unlike other games where you normally need two or more players, this game you can lay on your own or with a team of other explorers. this game implores you to explore the new land and discover new things. Not only that but you can leave the game at anytime and come back to it later.

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New hours & New Broadcasts

Hey everyone, hope you’re all doing well and staying healthy. We at The Game Table cafe have changed our hours and schedule to keep everyone up to date with what’s going on at the cafe. We have a discord channel and board game broadcasts on our YouTube channel. You are welcome to listen in to our many broadcasts and join our discord channel.

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New hours:

Mondays– 11 am-1 pm

Tuesdays-Sundays– 11 am-7 pm

CLOSED FOR EASTER SUNDAY

Schedule for the week of 4/6-4/12

Broadcasts

Tuesday– D&D adventurers league

Thursday– Live stream, play with us as we play “Flash point” @ 7:30 pm

Friday– Game talk Live stream, talk with other gamers about games and gaming life @7:30 pm

Saturday– Live stream, play “forbidden desert” with us or listen in @2 pm

Sunday– dungeon master chat, talk with local DM’s @2 pm

Discord looking for player events

Daily– link up with other players to play games whenever

Wednesdays– Magic arena virtual meetup @7:30 pm

Wednesdays– Virtual tabletop meet up @7:30 pm

Fridays– Magic arena night @7:30 pm

Fridays– Virtual tabletop meet up @8:30 pm

Saturdays– Virtual tabletop meet up @2 pm

Saturdays– Magic arena virtual meet up @5:30 pm

Sundays-D&D one shot adventure @4 pm

 

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Check out our new game and broadcasts!

Hey everyone, check out our new game and broadcasts schedule! We have broadcasts every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. We know with social distancing it’s hard to reach your favorite gamers and play with your friends, but don’t you worry! Our live-streams and discord chats will keep you in touch with your fellow gamers. Here’s our schedule for our broadcasts and discord chats.

Broadcasts

Tuesday- D&D Adventurer’s League. You can always listen in on any game on our Discord. Check the channels to see times and adventures!

Thursday- at 7:30 we will be live streaming castle panic! Come play with us!

Fridays- 7:30 game talk live. Talk with other gamers about games.

Saturday- 2pm survive game! Live stream come play with us!

Sundays- 2pm Dungeon Master chat. Talk with other DMs.

Virtual games Looking for Players on Discord

Daily- our Discord is always active with people looking to play games. You and your friend are sure to enjoy it.

Wednesdays- Magic Arena Virtual Meetup on Discord and Virtual Tabletop Game Discord Meetup are both at 7:30.

Fridays- 7:30pm is our Friday Night Magic Arena Meetup on Discord then, at 8:30 is our Virtual Tabletop Game Meetup on Discord.

Saturdays-2pm Virtual Tabletop Game Meetup on Discord; 7:30pm Magic Arena Virtual Meetup on Discord.

Sundays- 3pm D&D one-shot on Discord.

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Keeping Up with Your Cafe

New Hours:
These hours are only for takeout and game rental pickup/return

Tuesdays-Sundays: 11am-1pm
5pm-7pm
Mondays: 11am-1pm only

What are we at the game table café doing?
• At this time all our retail games are 20% off so that you can stay home with your family and friends and still play games. This sale is only for card games and board games, so it excludes products like sleeves, dice, and D&D supplies.

• Our Discord has a wide community of people that come to our café and newcomers are always welcome to join us. We have Magic the Gathering groups, D&D, livestreams, demos, and more.

• Order takeout so that you can still enjoy our flavorful food. We are not open for sit down eating at this time. Call (717) 695-0836 to place your order or email us at pagametablecafe@gmail.com during our new hours to have it ready for you to pick up when you arrive.

 

Best sandwich in Mechanicsburg
The Catan Sandwich

Virtual games events
• Daily- link up with other people on our discord everyday to see what games there are to play.

• Wednesdays- 7:30pm- Magic Arena virtual meetup on Discord.
7:30pm- Virtual tabletop game Discord meetup.

• Fridays- 7:30pm- Friday night Magic on Arena. Virtual meetup on Discord.
8:30pm- Virtual tabletop game meetup on Discord.

• Saturdays- 2:00pm- Virtual tabletop meetup on Discord.
7:30pm- Magic arena virtual meetup on Discord.

• Sundays- 3:00pm- Dungeons & Dragons one-shot on Discord.

Listen in on our broadcasts!

• Tuesdays- D&D Adventurer’s league
• Thursdays- 7:30pm- Live stream: Play with Us- this week on 3/26, we have “Splendor”!
• Fridays- 7:30pm- Game Talk Live Stream. Chat with gamers about gaming and other nerdy/creative pursuits on our Discord!
• Saturdays- 2pm- Live Stream: Play with Us.
• Sundays- 2pm- Dungeon Master Chat. Talk with our local DMs live.

Reach out to us!
We play games and need distractions from our own isolation, and feel free to send us your ideas and comments. We want to make this the best experience possible. Here is how to engage with us:
• Join our Discord: https://discord.gg/kdcNQQy
• Follow us on Facebook. We will be hosting online events, and encouraging comments in those events so that we can make them better.
• Call in during our new hours and talk to us at (717) 695-0836
• We’d love you to play with us! Join one of our live streams and ask questions about what you want to know or just leave us a nice comment. We may not respond right away, but we will review the stream after and reply to as many comments/questions as we can.
• Email us at PAGameTableCafe@gmail.com

Top 5 Games to Play While Social Distancing

 

Pandemic

         In this game, players play as CDC responders railing against a  global epidemic. As the game plays out, each player takes two actions. One action is taken to save the world and in turn the second action is flipping over another card to spread the epidemic further. The rest of the game is a tense heat to take out the disease.

In a case where we have to stay inside, whether due to an actual epidemic or not, Pandemic is a great game to play with friends and family. It has become one of our most requested games in the cafe, especially in the last few weeks.

Codenames

           In this game, players are a field agent or as a spy master. This team game implores the players on each team to work together to find the other field agents through messages and secret clues. The Spy Master gives one word clues to help allied Field Agents find each other, trying not to be recognized by the opposing teams. Think of this as a more intense version of charades.

This is a great game for families to play! It engages players working together to think about their partner’s way of processing information. This game is kid-friendly and fun-oriented!

The Mind

          This maddeningly interesting game encourages players to think as one. If you don’t- you are in for trouble. The idea is very simple- lay down the cards in your collective hands in numerical order into a pile between all the players. The problem? You can’t talk to any of your other players. It is cooperative in nature, but incredibly self-punitive at the same time. Don’t be dismayed, though. The learning curve is much easier to get the hang of than you’d think! The extra lives and shuriken in your arsenal also improve your chances of success, just be wise about when to use them.

A great team-builder!

Arkham Horror

          Arkham Horror is a living card game composed of a unique blend of choose your own adventure and cooperative horror that puts your detective skills to the test. Each player takes on the role of an investigator working together to defeat Lovecraftian mysteries and conspiracies while also battling your own demons. This game  involves strategy, resource management, and a bit of good luck to help defeat. With such vast possibilities to gameplay and outcomes to the storyline based on what you play, there is a ton of replay value packed into the base game. It also has dozens of extra chapter packs available separately. Campaign games are this game’s bread and butter, so if you like legacy games or immersive RPGs, you’ll love Arkham Horror. Narratively satisfying, wonderfully bizarre in its sceanarios, and a lot of fun, even if you lose.

Jenga

          An old favorite that many families adore. It is a race against gravity as each block is pulled, compounding in difficultly the longer the game is played. Each player takes turns pulling out one block at a time from the pre-assembled structure, being careful to not knock over the tower. The game ends when a player and gravity have a disagreement about which block should have been removed.

A classic party game, great for social distancing, but also great for anytime play. Enjoy the nostalgia if you played it when you were younger, if not welcome to the unforgettable joy that is Jenga.

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