It’s Beginning To Feel A Lot Like… I’ll Stop.

Hey PI-Fans,

It’s us again, doing our usual thing – keeping a store full of cool stuff ready to go to good homes.

Also, in the interest of staff sanity, we’re going to try to keep the Christmas Carols to a minimum this year. Not that we’re against them or anything, but after the 73rd round of Jingle Bells, the staff begin to go a little stir crazy.

That becomes a problem.

In the meantime, the new stuff keeps flowing.

 

Once again, rival schools have come to Onitama to see who has the dominant Art — but something is different this time: Their activity has attracted the attention of a wind spirit! This indomitable force will interfere with the students, but it may on occasion grant an unforeseen benefit as well! The Onitama: Way of the Wind expansion includes a wind spirit, a neutral game piece that creates a new layer of interaction in the game. Two new move cards are included, as well as eight wind spirit cards.

 

As a Koi, you spend your days swimming to and fro with the goal of gobbling up as many dragonflies and frogs as you can every day. Your tranquil koi pond begins with some decorative stone and a few lily pads, but you will also receive natural beauty cards in your hand that allow a player to add more lily pads, cherry blossoms, ornamental stone and frogs — which both enhances the beauty of the pond and causes turmoil beneath the still waters for the other fish. At the end of seven days, the game comes to an end, with the best-fed fish being declared the winner. Be wise, be quick, or go hungry. Persevere and you shall succeed.

 

Kids on Bikes is a Collaborative World Building RPG set in small towns with big mysteries. In Kids on Bikes, you’ll take on the roles of everyday people grappling with strange, terrifying, and very, very powerful forces that they cannot defeat, control, or even fully understand. The only way to face them is to work together, use your strengths, and know when you just have to run as fast as you can.

 

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For The Watch

Hey PI-Fans,

Night gathers, and now your watch begins.

Steadfast Lannister Halberdiers form unyielding hedges of polearms while nimble Stark Outriders nip at the flanks, yet all this pale in scope as a third faction storms onto the battlefields of the A Song of Ice & Fire Miniature Game.

The Night’s Watch has come.

– RECORD SCRATCH –

 

Or… you know… we could just talk about the Singaporean Dream, a card game about paying, stealing and saboing your way to becoming the ultimate Singaporean.

Why no?

We don’t judge.

 

Catchup.

Hey PI-Fans,

I might have personally taken a short a sabbatical last week, but the gears of industry keep turning, and in the short time I was away, a flood of stuff came in.

Here’s a catch-up list of what’s flooded in over the last week I was away.

Board game wise, if horror is your jam, step back into the House on the Hill with Betrayal Legacy, and shape the development of the ill-fated building with an all new a campaign themed mode. Or take to the streets of mist shrouded Arkham to face off against the servitors of the Elder Gods in an all new edition of Arkham Horror. Then there’s World War II like you’ve never seen it before with Axis & Allies & Zombies.

Feeling like stretching your legs? Consider Discover: Lands Unknown, a wilderness survival and exploration game with a unique game experience in each box, or go spelunking with Heroes of Terrinoth, FFG’s all new dungeon crawling card game. Alternatively, you can diver straight back into the wasteland with the New California expansion for the Fallout boardgame.

Looking for something a touch lighter? Try the all new edition of Condottiere or the D&D themed Dungeon Mayhem.

And that’s not even counting the restocks. Santorini, Dominion, Stone Age, Ticket to Ride, Munchkin, Scythe, Terraforming Mars,The Arkham Horror LCG and more…

 

– Kenneth, Games @ PI Manager

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Things Aren’t On Fire. Fire Is On Things.

Hey PI-Fans,

I’m going to cut to the chase: There’s a new wave of Song of Ice and Fire miniatures out so Lets get straight to the point.

All you Lannister commanders who have been wanting to set things on fire, listen up. Pyromancers are in. For the less incendiary inclined, there’s the Mountain’s Men. On the stark end, Umber reinforcements are in including the Berserkers and Greataxes. Or you can let out your inner sadist and unleash the Boltons. The Bastard’s Girls, Cutthroats and Flayed Men are ready to slot into any army seeking mercenary reinforcements from this treacherous House.

Not all miniatures of course.

On the RPG front, there’s restocks of the all new edition Vampire: The Masquerade RPG and Uprising, an all new dystopian science fiction RPG set in the world of the best selling Resistance and Coup card games.

Board gamers will be happy to note the return to our shelves of both Spirit Island and Scythe. For people looking for a portable space exploration game, try Tiny Epic Galaxies.  Or Tiny Epic Quest if your tastes run more towards the fantasy end. Alternatively, give Gizmos a mechanical spin on engine building games.

The smartest minds of our generation are gathering together at the Great Science Fair. In Gizmos, you want to build engines — engines within the game to get things done faster. Using the four types of energy marbles, plucked from the 3D marble dispenser, you purchase and construct new additions to your works. As you build, new attachments can trigger chain reactions, letting you do even more on your turn. Whoever builds the greatest machine and collects the most victory points wins!

In a cyberpunk, dystopian future, the citizens of Paris Nouveau are no more than indentured servants. Virtual reality has come at a cost they can never pay, a tradeoff of freedom for technology. But there are freedom fighters who reject the system, unplugging from the illusion and working to make things right once again. They are La Résistance. Rise up and defy the corporations in Uprising: the Dystopian Universe RPG, a stand-alone game that uses a customized version of the Fate System, set in the same universe as The Resistance, Coup, and One Night Revolution.

A world of peace has been torn asunder by the opening of a vile portal from the goblin kingdom. Now you, the heroes, must quest in order to right this wrong. In Tiny Epic Quest, players embark on a sandbox adventure. During the day, players travel far and wide, visiting villages to acquire quests, monuments to learn powerful spells, mushroom groves to seek guidance, and treacherous locations in search of artifacts! When night falls, players must face the challenge of their quests, and decisions, by rolling dice, hoping for fortune, and knowing when to quit. Will you press on? Or is it time to save your progress and rest? Tomorrow is always another day.

In Tiny Epic Galaxies each player controls a galactic empire, aiming to expand their influence by acquiring highly contested planets and increasing their cosmic armada. The game revolves around an innovative dice-rolling combo mechanic. Each die is engraved with symbols representing the various actions you can take, such as moving a spaceship, increasing your culture or energy resources, or advancing your political or economic influence over newly discovered planets.

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