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Table Top Tuesdays - Oregon Trail & Starship Samurai

As our collection is now over 1300 board games we felt the need to create another day during the week that we are able to teach games from our collection. This allows us to learn more about what we have on our shelf as well as add another day for teaching.

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Table Top Tuesdays - Oregon Trail & Starship Samurai
Table Top Tuesdays - Oregon Trail & Starship Samurai

Time & Location

Aug 01, 2023, 6:00 PM

Voss Media, 180 W Michigan Ave Suite D, Galesburg, MI 49053, USA

About the event

As our collection is now over 1300 board games we felt the need to create another day during the week that we are able to teach games from our collection.

This allows us to learn more about what we have on our shelf as well as add another day for teaching.

Oregon Trail: 5.7

1848: You and your family have joined a wagon train in Independence, MO that is about to head to Willamette Valley to find your fortune in the West! Your goal is to complete the treacherous journey while keeping as much money as possible to start your new life.

In The Oregon Trail Game: Journey to Willamette Valley, based on The Oregon Trail video game, players place tiles to discover the trails, rivers, forts, and towns in order to move to this new land. This scenic journey would almost be perfect if it weren't for the disease, starvation, drowning, rattlesnakes, and other hazards that will plague you along the way.

The biggest reward would be arriving with your family, but there's also limited space for supplies in your wagon. Soon, you'll find yourself debating on the pros and cons of traveling in a wagon with so many people as the winters grow harsher, supplies dwindle, and food grows scarce. As you throw your dead out of the wagon, you realize you'll miss them…but it's better this way.

In this competitive racing game, every wagon is for themselves. To start, you will serve as a pioneer and gather your wagon, family members, food, and a pistol. You must hunt for food along the way to help your family avoid starvation. Otherwise, their funeral expenses will deduct from your total fortune.

To undergo the wilderness and face the calamities, you must prepare wisely. During gameplay, you can take up to three of the following actions: move, hunt, buy, pick up hitchhikers, and sell. There are also free actions that do not count against your turn, such as crossing the river and using medicine. Therefore, you must be strategic in your decision-making.

Players continue to take turns until a wagon reaches Willamette Valley or the last trail tile is placed on the board, signaling the end of the game. Your fortune is calculated and the pioneer with the most money will prove victorious.

Starship Samurai: 7.0

Across the far reaches of the Lotus Galaxy, a civil war is waged by massive machines piloted by skilled warriors. Take your place as daimyo of one of the major clans and fight for your right to the title of Galactic Emperor in Starship Samurai, an epic new game of warring clans for two to four players.

In this war, you must use diplomacy to bring honor to your clan, earn the support of the lesser clans, and cement your claim to the throne. But when negotiation is not enough, you can launch massive fleets or deploy the most fearsome weapons the galaxy has ever known — the terrifying Samurai Mechs — to crush your enemies and seize key locations. Exert your influence and bring order out of chaos!

Join us as we dive into the deep end of our Board Game Collection on Table Top Tuesdays this Tuesday at 6 pm.

See ya soon!

*This event requires a 1 - Day Membership, credit will be applied back for qualifying purchases. Current Members are always free for this event.*

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