Release Day 23/11/17

Hey PI-Fans,

Here’s to new stuff. 23/11/17 is release day for Civilization: A New Dawn, A Game of Thrones Catan, Legends of the 5 Rings: Into the Forbidden City Dynasty Pack and Arkham Horror: The Unspeakable Oath Mythos Pack.


Rule the world and build an empire to withstand the test of time in Civilization: A New Dawn! This new tabletop game based on the groundbreaking video game series lets players become some of history’s greatest leaders as they try to advance their people through the ages, from ancient history to the modern era. As leaders of competing nations, players must expand their domains, gain new technologies, and build wonders to rise above all others and shape the world to their own vision.


The Unspeakable Oath is the second Mythos Pack in The Path to Carcosa cycle for Arkham Horror: The Card Game, and it carries you deep into the belly of Arkham’s asylum. You’ll find yourself behind locked doors, wracked buy Doubt, and surrounded by Lunatics. And, still, you’ll catch hints of deeper and darker secrets.


Into the Forbidden City! The third dynasty pack for Legends of the Five Rings continues to flesh out the Seven Great Clans with all new option as the struggle for power takes to the Imperial City of Otosan Uchi. From neutral samurai sworn to the Imperial family, to Imperial magistrates from each of the Great Clans, to rewards for holding the Imperial Favor, this cycle draws you into the world of Otosan Uchi and the service of the Emperor.


In A Game of Thrones Catan, the Brothers of the Night’s Watch seek a new leader from among their ranks. Drawing sustenance from the unforgiving landscape of the north offers enough challenges, but whomever takes up this task must also man and defend the Wall against the onslaught of Wildlings fighting their way into Westeros. Many brothers now compete to build, defend, and do what they can to protect Westeros, but only one shall rise above their brothers to become the new Lord Commander. But be wary — the north holds many dangers, and winter is coming.




The Weekly Recap – 17/11/17

Hey PI-Fans,

Wow. This week’s been rough.
But hey. Weekend is here. So joy.

And just in time for the weekend, is a shelf full of stuff.

For Honor and Glory! With the Great Clans of Rokugan besieged on all sides by forces both external and internal, the Great Clans need concepts like honor and glory to maintain peace and order. In the hardest of times, it is honor and glory that keep a samurai from losing themselves completely and assist them in finding a path through the darkness.

Manipulate the stack in Pyramix! In this simple yet elegant strategy game, take turns removing one cube at a time from the pyramid stack. As cubes are removed, gravity causes others to slide down towards the base. Plan your moves carefully as the bottom-most cubes are worth big points at the end. And watch out for cobras that may drop in and take a bite out of your score!

It’s a battle for pastries in Go Nuts For Donuts! Picking the best snack offering to benefit your score pile might be for the best, but you’ll need to keep an eye on your competition. If more than one player ends up going after the same confection, everyone leaves empty handed. Will you sate your sugar cravings or leave empty handed in this sugar fueled game of snack denial.

Takes command of one of seventeen unique civilizations to compete for interstellar supremacy through warfare, trade, uncertain allegiances, and political dominance in the new edition of Twilight Imperium! Every faction offers a completely different play experience, from the wormhole-hopping Ghosts of Creuss to the Emiratates of Hacan, the masters of trade. All of these races have many paths to victory, but only one will sit upon the throne of Mecatol Rex as the new masters of the galaxy.

You are a zombie. You want brains. More brains than any of your zombie buddies.  Zombie Dice Horde Edition brings you more of the classic Zombie Dice action, combining all the push-your-luck gameplay of the original with the Double Feature and Schoolbus expansions, a score pad for tracking score and a dice bag in a single box. Eat brains. Know when to stop. Don’t get shotgunned.

New Board and Card Game Releases
Go Nuts For Donuts!
L5R LCG: For Honor and Glory Dynasty Pack
Twilight Imperium 4E
Zombie Dice Horde Edition

Board and Card Game Restocks
7 Wonders Duel
Arkham Horror LCG Core Set
Arkham Horror LCG: The Dunwich Cycle
Bang: The Bullet
Bears vs Babies and Expansions
Betrayal at Baldur’s Gate
Betrayal at House on the Hill
Cards Against Humanity and Expansions
Exploding Kittens and Expansions
Here Kitty Kitty
Joking Hazard
Jungle Speed
Secret Hitler
Spyfall and Spyfall 2
Ticket to Ride
Ticket to Ride Europe
TIME Stories and Expansions
What Do You Meme


Go Nuts For Donuts!

Hey PI-Fans,

In the mood for a sweet pastry? Try Go Nuts For Donuts! In this 2 to 6 player card game from Gamewright Games, players plot to grab donuts from the table to add to their score pile.

The twist?

If two or more players select the same donut, nobody scores it.

Will you successfully amass a pile of pastries and the sweet taste of victory, or will you find yourself left with crumbs?


The Weekly Recap – 11/11/17

Hey PI-Fans,

We just had a stack of new releases out of Thursday, so I figured, I should take the opportunity to make notes of some of the other stuff that floated by this past week.

New Board and Card Game Releases
L5R LCG: Tears of Amaterasu Dynasty Pack
Mansions of Madness: Streets of Arkham
Unlock Escape Adventures: The House on the Hill
Unlock Escape Adventures: The Tonipal’s Treasure
Unlock Escape Adventures: The Nautilus’ Traps

Board and Card Game Restocks
Dominion 2nd Edition
Forbidden Desert
Forbidden Island
Legends of the 5 Rings LCG Core Set
Once Upon A Time
Risk Legacy
Sushi Go
Sushi Go Party


New Swag – 09/11/17

Mansions of Madness: Streets of Arkham, Unlock Wave 2 and Tears of Amaterasu release today, 09/11/17

Hey PI-Fans,

It’s release day for a pile of new swag, expansions for the Legends of the Five Rings LCG and Mansions of Madness and a bunch of new adventures for the Unlock Escape Adventures card game!

Streets of Arkham is an expansion for Mansions of Madness: Second Edition in which investigators must confront the horrific secrets behind Arkham’s failing facade of normalcy.  This expansion for Mansions of Madness: Second Edition places four new investigators in three digital scenarios that incorporate new elements of gameplay, including elixirs and improvement tokens.


As the seven clans of Rokugan continue to serve the Emperor, cracks begin to fracture between them. Conflict is brewing in the Emerald Empire, and every clan must be ready for the turmoil to follow. As the first Dynasty Pack in Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game, Tears of Amaterasu features three copies of twenty new cards and expands on the theme found in the Core Set of the game.


Three new adventures for the Unlock Escape Adventures.  In The House on the Hill   investigate occult occurrences, enter  a haunted house house, and break a curse…  then escape the attack of a sea monster in The Nautilus’ Traps before your sub runs out of oxygen and then go on a treasure hunt for buried treasure in The Tonipal’s Treasure!



The Weekly Recap – 4/11/17

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We’re into November, now so it’s the final stretch of 2017, so here’s a picture of a table full of stuff.

New stuff too!

Strange aliens both friendly and fearsome fill this tome of creatures designed for use with the Starfinder Roleplaying Game! From the gravity-manipulating frujais and planet-killing novaspawn to space goblins and security robots, the creatures in this codex will challenge adventurers no matter what strange worlds they’re exploring. What’s more, player rules for a host of creatures let players not just fight aliens, but be them! Grab your copy of the Starfinder Alien Archive, and take your adventures to the stars!

Mistfall: Heart of the Mists is is a fully cooperative card-based adventure game set in a world of mystery, eldritch powers and perilous adventures. Playable as a standalone or used as an expansion for the original Mistfall deck building game, a semi-randomly created board makes for a different landscape every time the game is played, and randomized sets of encounters and enemies create different challenges for players to face before their time runs out.

Join the march of the Unicornus Knights! In this board game from celebrated Japanese designers Seiji Kanai and Kuro, join the Unicornus Knights in their campaign to defeat the Leganian Empire and return the kingdom to the rightful rule of Princess Cornelia. Work together to keep the headstrong princess out of enemy hands and see her all the way to the castle as you defeat the game controlled enemy warlords along the way!

The modern classic board game of Mutually-Assured-Destruction is back and it’s a blast! Nuclear War is fast, black humored board game of Cold War scheming, propaganda, table-talk and atomic weapons. Will you “major world power”  gain global domination (or annihilation) through the strategic use of propaganda or nuclear weapons… Or will everyone die? Usually it’s the latter.

The fight for the city of  Shadespire intensifies with the arrival of the Sepuchural Guard and Ironskullz Boyz warband expansions! Featuring a bevy of Skeletal and Orruk warriors and each containing a player deck with unique cards, these packs are a fantastic way to expand your battles for control of the city of the dead.

Also, don’t forget that the Crimson Invasion CCG set for Pokemon Sun & Moon is now available!

New Board and Card Game Releases
Mistfall: Heart of the Mists
Nuclear War: 50th Anniversary Edition
Unicornus Knights

Board and Card Game Restocks
Coup G54
Dead of Winter & Expansions
Machi Koro
Machi Koro Bright Light Big City
Mansions of Madness
Munchkin Apocalypse
The Grizzled and Expansions

New Miniature Wargame Releases
Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire:  Sepuchural Guard
Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire: Ironskullz Boyz
White Dwarf Magazine

Miniature Wargame Restocks
Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game Force Awakens Core Set
Star Wars X-Wing: Sabine’s Tie Fighter
Star Wars X-Wing: Quadjumper
Star Wars X-Wing: U-Wing
Star Wars X-Wing: Upsilon Shuttle
Star Wars X-Wing: Y-Wing

New Role Playing Game Releases
Starfinder Alien Archive

Role Playing Game Restocks
Dungeons & Dragons Dungeon Masters Guide
Dungeons & Dragons Dungeon Masters Screen Reincarnated
Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual
Dungeons & Dragons Players Handbook
Dungeons & Dragons Starter Box

An Overly Ambitious Princess

Time’s up let’s do this!

Hey PI-Fans,

The Kingdom of Astoria has fallen on bad times. Occupied by the hostile Legania Empire, it’s one hope lies in the hands of Princess Cornelia, the only member of the Royal Family to escape.

Unfortunately, the Princess’ only grasp of military tactics appears to be…. 

Leeeeeeeeeroy JENKINS!!!!

As a member of the Unicornus Knights tasked with her safety, It’s going to be a very very long day…

Designed by Japanese designer Seiji Kanai and Yasushi Kuroda in their first collaborative release, Unicornus Knights is a two to six player cooperative game where players are members of the Unicornus Knights, an organization devoted to getting Princess Cornelia safely back onto the throne. They will gather soldiers and resources, defeat the enemy generals in the lands, pave the way for the princess, and finally have her enter the capitol and confront the Emperor himself!