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So… a theory

Hey PI-Fans,

Does anyone even read this? If I just put words here, would people notice? Word Word Word Word Wordy Word. Just a theory that wordy wordy word word.

Ok. Got that out of my system.

Mostly.

It’s a RPG centric haul this week. We’ve got Curse of the Statuettes for Tails of Equestria, the MLP RPG, Dresden Files Accelerated and the Blue Rose: The AGE RPG of Romantic Fantasy. Also, scads of new Reaper Bones minis.

In addition, even if you’re not a RPG junkie, fans of the Dresden Files will be happy to know we’ve gotten in copies of the Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game.

So. It isn’t quite a Monday, but the weird week isn’t done with me by half.

My Little Pony: The Curse of the Statuettes is an expansion set to the storytelling pen and paper game, My Little Pony: Tails of Equestria. Including a gamemaster screen, character sheets, polyhedral dice, and an adventure book, this expansion pack is perfect for budding gamemasters setting out explore a world of friendship and magic. Friendship is Magic. Magic is Heresy.
In The Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game, players work together to solve cases from the bestselling Dresden Files novels in the ultimate what-if scenario: What if Harry was on the scene with allies who weren’t there in the original story? Play Harry, Murphy, Susan, Michael, and the Alphas in the first five novels, or take on “Side Jobs” in a random scenario generator based on the short story collection of the same name.

Welcome to Dresden Files Accelerated Edition, a pared-down, pick-up-and-play RPG set in the world of Jim Butcher’s NYT bestselling novel series. Take a jaunt through the Nevernever, stand up to the Black Court, and sit down for a pint at Mac’s. This book contains all you need to make it happen.

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New Board and Card Game Releases
Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game
Welcome to the Dungeon

Board and Card Game Restocks
Android: Netrunner
Android: Netrunner Terminal Directive
Arkham Horror
Bang! The Bullet
Cheaty Mages
Codenames
Dixit
Descent: Journeys In The Dark
Dungeon Petz
Eldritch Horror
Last Will
Love Letter
Love Letter Deluxe
Sheriff of Nottingham
Sushi Go
Sushi Go Party
Spyfall
Spyfall 2
Ticket to Ride
Ticket to Ride Europe
The Prodigals Club
Ultimate Werewolf Deluxe

Role Playing Game New Releases
Blue Rose: The AGE RPG of Romantic Fantasy
Dresden Files Accelerated Edition
My Little Pony: Tails of Equestria – The Curse of the Statuettes

Role Playing Game Restocks
13th Age Core Rulebook
My Little Pony: Tails of Equestria

Weird Week

Hey PI-Fans,

It’s been an ‘interesting’ week in the same manner as the ‘Chinese Curse‘.

If you’re not already aware, Games @ PI is hiring and I’ve spent the week holding interviews with prospective employees.  If you’re interested, it’s not too late to check out our staff roles and responsibilities.

Thanks to disruptions, I’m doing restocks on Friday instead of Monday. Also, due to technical difficulties with our new fibre phone line installation, the store phone is down.

If you need to reach us, you can call us at 81893050 while we get this resolved.

In the meantime, have some X-Men themed releases.

Join the X-Men on a thrilling adventure to defend mankind from renegade mutants. Munchkin: X-Men Edition combines Marvel’s beloved collection of X-Men comics with the pseudo-roleplaying fun of Munchkin. Players take on the role of students attending Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters and team up with Professor X, Wolverine, and more super-charged mutants to take down the likes of Sabretooth, Juggernaut, and the almighty Magneto.

The Legendary X-Men expansion to the Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game puts the spotlight squarely on the titular team, bringing to the game many of the X-Men characters that have been overlooked since the inception of the Legendary game. This big box expansion has X-Men’s biggest heroes, including Psylocke and Banshee, battling their greatest foes. Even Beast makes a return as an all new X-Men team affiliated Hero!

Get ready to loot the body in Boss Monster: Implements of Destruction as heroes bring their A-Game, carting lethal items to the dungeon in an attempt to fight their way through and defeat the boss. Of course, being a Boss Monster, nothing says you can’t smash said heroes flat and claim their gear to outfit your minions either. It’s loot or be looted!

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New Board and Card Game Releases
Boss Monster: Implements of Destruction Expansion
Marvel Legendary X-Men Expansion
Munchkin X-Men Edition

Board and Card Game Restocks
7 Wonders
Agricola
Agricola Family Edition
Bohnanza
Boss Monster
Boss Monster 2
Caverna
Concept
Council of Verona
Dead of Winter
Dead of Winter: Longest Night
Dixit
Dominion 2nd Edition
Epic Card Game
Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizard
Guillotine
Hanabi
Isle of Skye
Landlord
Love Letter
Love Letter Deluxe
Onitama
Pit
Smash Up
Smash Up Munchkin
Star Realms: Colony Wars
Ticket to Ride
Ticket to Ride Europe
Twilight Struggle
Time Stories and Expansions

Role Playing Game Restocks
A Song of Ice & Fire: Game of Thrones Edition
Dungeons & Dragons Players Handbook
Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual
Dungeons & Dragons Dungeon Masters Guide
Dungeons & Dragons Starter Box
5E Tome of Beasts
Pathfinder Flip Mat Basic
Pathfinder Core Rulebook (Pocket)
Pathfinder Gamemastery Guide (Pocket)
Pathfinder Bestiary (Pocket)
Pathfinder Advanced Players Guide (Pocket)
Pathfinder Beginner Box
Robotech: The RPG

Join The Crew

Hey PI-Fans,

As always we’re on the lookout for responsible persons of character and we’re on the lookout for retail staffers to round out the party!

If you’re interested in a part time or full time position with us, check out our staff roles and responsibilities and send info@pi.com.sg with your resume.

– Kenneth, Games @ PI Manager

Monday Restocks Continues

Hey PI-Fans,

You know what Mondays mean. It’s formulaic in a sense, so I won’t hold you – I’m just going to rattle off a list of stuff of things that came back in…

Citadels. A Game of Thrones, Eldritch Horror, Descent, Catan, Dead of Winter, Carcassonne, Concept, Splendor, Ticket to Ride, Coup…

Ok. Now on to the new stuff.

Command a band of Vikings to trade, hunt, raid, pillage, and plunder in search of wealth and glory for your tribe. In A Feast For Odin, you will experience the Viking way of life. Each player explores new territories—and raids the villages they find there—to increase their wealth and glory, while also taking part in day-to-day activities such as gathering food to feed their band of hungry Vikings. In the end, the player whose possessions carry the greatest value is the winner.

In Viceroy, players struggle for control over the world of Laar, they recruit a variety of allies and enact various laws. These cards allow players to develop their state’s military and magical might, increase their authority, and get precious gems they need to continue expanding their nation.

PANDAS! Be the first to get rid of all of your dice in Pass the Pandas by rolling pandas, bamboo, or water drops. A player who rolls pandas on her turn is able to pass those dice to other players. A roll of bamboo must be matched (or exceeded!) by the next player. A roll of water allows her to discard those dice. A blank roll does nothing to help her, and she must keep blank dice to roll again on her next turn. Pandas!

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New Board and Card Game Releases
A Feast For Odin
Pass The Pandas
Viceroy

Board and Card Game Restocks
Bang! The Card Game
Carcassonne
Catan
Citadels Classic
Dead of Winter
Descent: Journeys in the Dark 2nd Edition
Eldritch Horror
A Game of Thrones: The Board Game
A Game of Thrones: The Iron Throne
Munchkin
Munchkin Legends
Onitama
Splendor
Ticket to Ride
Ticket to Ride Europe

Role Playing Game Restocks
FATE Core

Monday Releases

Hey PI-Fans,

Now that PIe-Day is out of the way and I can breathe (not a lot, but you can expect reflections from a retail store manager somewhere down the road this week), let’s keep the flood of stuff coming.

You know what we do on Mondays.

After unleashing the Lumen Fidei and Cities in Ruins expansions for TIME Stories and Eldritch Horror respectively, let’s keep the momentum going with more Game of Thrones themed releases. First up, restocks of Game of Thrones: The Board Game and Game of Thrones: The Iron Throne. While it’s not the upcoming Game of Thrones Catan, we’ve gotten plenty more of regular Catan as well.

And if Season 7 has put you in the mood for a fantasy themed rampage, there’s Lords of Waterdeep, Descent and Munchkin to scratch that itch. Or go play an Ignoble themed deck in Smash Up: Cease and Desist.

Let me know how that works out for you.

And to unleash my inner Monty Python, but wait! There’s more!

In the 2400s, mankind begins to terraform the planet Mars. In Terraforming Mars, you play one of the corporations overseeing the terraforming process. But, competition is fierce, with victory points awarded not only for your contribution to the terraforming, but also for advancing human infrastructure throughout the solar systems and other commendable achievements.

Unlock! is an App driven series of cooperative card-based escape adventures. With three different adventures available Each Unlock! game consists of sixty cards depicting objects, maps, and puzzles that can be activated, solved, or combined in an effort to access other cards and areas. Up to six players work cooperatively to solve each of the riddles and get through the deck within sixty minutes.

With the arrival of House Greyjoy and Martell to Game  of Thrones: The Iron Throne, The Wars to Come Expansion ups the number of players power struggles of Westeros to a massive seven! In addition, the twenty-five new iconic allies will scheme and politik their way to the top of the heap as they grant you access to new abilities and powers which dramatically shape the face of the wars to come.

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New Board and Card Game Releases
Game of Thrones: The Iron Throne – The Wars to Come
Terraforming Mars
Unlock! The Formula
Unlock! Squeek and Sausage
Unlock! The Island of Doctor Goorse

Board and Card Game Restocks
Bang! The Card Game
Bang! The Dice Game
Carcassonne
Catan
Catan 5 – 6 Player Expansion
Catan Cities & Knights Expansion
Catan Seafarers Expansion
Descent: Journeys in the Dark 2nd Edition
A Game of Thrones: The Board Game
A Game of Thrones: The Iron Throne
Hoax
Munchkin
Munchkin Legends
Onitama
Smash Up: Cease and Desist
Smash Up: What Were We Thinking
Splendor
Ticket to Ride
Ticket to Ride Europe

Tomorrow Is PI-Day

Hey PI-Fans,

With PIe-Day right around the corner (tomorrow, 22/7 to be exact), we just thought it prudent to have the store restocked.

Restocks include the entire TIME Stories range, Dead of Winter, King of Tokyo and Captain Sonar.  And since we ended up doing doing a stock run, we figured we might as well go all the way, so there’s new stuff being added to the stack as well.

Journey back to 15th century Spain in Lumen Fidei, the fifth expansion for T.I.M.E Stories. In the adventure, you and your friends must infiltrate a secret meeting of the Christian militant orders to steal a mysterious stone, while something supernatural may be at work in the darkness. It’s your mission to find out the truth, and return to the T.I.M.E Agency with the stone safely in your possession…

Violent earthquakes contort cities to unrecognizable ruin, torrential typhoons eradicate coastlines, and deep below the the Earth, something ancient stirs. Shudde M’ell, The Cataclysm from Below, approaches with destruction and ruin as his heralds. Cities in Ruin brings four new investigators, and a slew of new monster and encounter cards to the world of Eldritch Horror. New Ancient One Shudde M’ell’s presence brings a destructive twist to the game in the form of deadly disasters.

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New Board and Card Game Releases
Eldritch Horror: Cities in Ruin
TIME Stories: Lumen Fidei

Board and Card Game Restocks
Dead of Winter
Dead of Winter: Longest Night
Captain Sonar
Catan
Catan: Cities & Knights Expansion
Catan: Seafarers of Catan Expansion
King of Tokyo
Stuff and Nonsense
Sushi Go Party
TIME Stories
TIME Stories: The Marcy Case
TIME Stories: Prophecy of the Dragon
TIME Stories: Under The Mask
TIME Stories: Expedition Endurance
Tsuro: Game of the Path

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Meanwhile, PIe-Day is tomorrow, 22/7, so do drop by the store.

Chicken Pie

PI-Day

Hey PI-Fans,

If you know us (and you’re at our webpage, so you probably do), you’ll have realised that strange people that we are, the 22nd of July (22/7) has always had this weird significance to us.

Chicken Pie
As usual, we’re keeping our annual Games @ PI PIe-Day tradition going with as serving of delicious pie, so come on down to the store on the 22nd of July and  have a snack on us.

Given that change appears to be the only constant with us, we’ve usually used the day to officially announce changes as well, and we’ve got quite a few coming to make the store even more user friendly, so do keep an eye out!

22/7

– Kenneth, Games @ PI Manager –

 

Still Working

Hey PI-Fans,

Wow. That was a heck of a week. We’ve been doing some fixing up around the store folks including putting in a new carpet and more lockers. Hopefully this will mean less lost bits for the wargamers.

This hasn’t kept us from our usual responsibilities of keeping a store full of stuff for you. More Splendor, Game of Thrones, Mysterium (Which was recently featured on Tabletop by the way), Ticket to Ride along with a spread of new stuff.

Waka Tanka is a very light bluffing card game in which players are somewhat incompetent Native American shamans who sometimes calls the wrong spirit but hope nobody else notices. Each player in turn plays an incantation card face down in front of an animal totem. Other players can call the bluff if they think it’s not the right animal or try a full ceremony if he thinks enough incantations have been made to a given animal spirit. A player wins by getting rid of all their incantation cards or fulfilling two ceremonies.

I guess I really don’t need to explain the Joking Hazard Deck Enhancement. On the other hand, since it ups word count, why not. The Joking Hazard Deck Enhancement is a card expansion for the Joking Hazard, The Cyanide & Happiness card game. The question is how many many times I can type Joking Hazard. Joking Hazard Joking Hazard Joking Hazard Joking Hazard. I’m sorry.

Hounded is a two player asymmetrical strategy game where players control either a fox or a hunter and his team of dogs. In the game, each player moves their pawns and turns over tiles as they do, sometimes triggering effects and sometimes not. The hunter has to corner the fox with his dogs or force the fox to end his turn next to the hunter himself. For the fox to win, it has to run out the clock and escapes!

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New Board and Card Game Releases
Hounded
Joking Hazard Deck Enhancement #1
Waka Tanka

Board and Card Game Restocks
7 Wonders
Bacchus’ Banquet
Bang! The Bullet
Bang! The Card Game
Bloodborne Card Game
Catan
Citadels
Coup
Descent: Journeys in the Dark 2E
Eldritch Horror
Gloom
Gloom in Space
Love Letter
Mysterium
Mysterium Hidden Signs Expansion
Pandemic
The Resistance
The Resistance Avalon
Sequence Cats
Splendor
Ticket to Ride
Ticket to Ride Europe
Ticket to Ride Asia Map Collection
Tsuro

The Monday Restock Rush

Hey PI-Fans,

Pardon the mess. We’re doing some minor floor works this week, but we’ll be open, nonetheless.

Anyway, you know how we do things by now. We restock on Monday. And toss out a stack of new releases along the way.

So here’s to the working week.

Nobody wants to be accused of filling the garbage bin and having to take out the trash. In Garbage Day players take turns stacking garbage cards one at a time onto the overflowing garbage can, or stashing garbage cards in their rooms.  If garbage cards fall off the garbage can during your turn, place them in your overflow pile. If your overflow pile gets too big, you’re eliminated from the game.

Gloom in Space, takes Sci-fi archetypes like the Smuggler, Captain, Doctor, and Dark Lord and lets them fight their fathers, meddle with monoliths, get caught in compactors, and wind up getting nuked from orbit. When, enough Untimely Deaths come to pass that the game ends, the most miserable cast wins.

Let Them Eat Cake is a game of committees, coercion, and cake. Elect your friends to positions of power in the hope that they look on your patronage favorably — or denounce them as enemies of the revolution. Players try to win the favor of generals, acquire medals to win the support of the revolution and generally hoard cake. Finish the game with the most cake and you can have your cake and eat it.

New Board and Card Game Releases
Garbage Day
Gloom in Space
Let Them Eat Cake

Board and Card Game Restocks
Arkham Horror
Bang! The Card Game
Bang! The Dice Game
Concept
Descent: Journeys in the Dark 2E
Eldritch Horror
Fluxx
Lords of Waterdeep
Lords of Waterdeep Scoundrels of Skullport Expansion
Imagine
Machi Koro and Expansion
Munchkin Guest Artist Edition
Mysterium
Pandemic
Red Dragon Inn
Splendor
Ticket to Ride
Ticket to Ride Europe

It’s Still Monday

Hey PI-Fans,

Like a baseball batter sliding into home plate, we’re keeping the Monday trend going with another salvo of releases. You want Munchkins, Catans, Dixits, Ticket to Rides and Pandemics?

Yup.

Got those. That and more, really.

In Queens’s Necklace, two to four players compete in the role of royal jeweler to sell rare jewels to the Queen and her court. Players must decide how best to spend your hard-earned ducats: acquiring beautiful gems or buying the favors of various court followers. The jeweler who sells the most precious gems and builds the largest fortune will receive the coveted title of King’s Jeweler and a place at the court!

With a series of lucrative government contracts on the table, construction company owners must engage in a bit of Corruption to win them. Players compete for contracts with secret bribe amounts. At the end of each round, whoever offered the most bribe money for each contract gets it. Special cards can alter the contest significantly, but their use is limited, making the timing of their use critical in securing crucial projects.

In this game for 3-6 players, players embody Titans of Greek mythology, collectively constructing a new planet in an act of rebellion against their father, Uranus. They’ll begin with the most basic aspects of Nature, such as Atmosphere, and use them to create more complex substances like Rainbow, Mountain, Tree, and eventually Planet, all the while keeping communication to a minimum to avoid the ire of the Gods.

Microscope is a Game-Masterless RPG by Ben Robbins that calls itself “a fractal role-playing game of epic histories”.  Want to explore an epic history of your own creation, hundreds or thousands of years long, all in an afternoon? That’s Microscope. You won’t play the game in chronological order. You can defy the limits of time and space, jumping backward or forward to explore the parts of the history that interest you. Shape a collaborative world together in this abstract atypical RPG of world building ideas.

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New Board and Card Game Releases
Corruption
Kaleidos
Kreus
Queen’s Necklace

Board and Card Game Restocks
Blood Rage
Catan
Cthulhu Gloom
Dixit
Get Bit
The Grizzled
The Grizzled: On Your Orders Expansion
Ladies & Gentlemen
Munchkin and Expansions
Pandemic
Pandemic Legacy
Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu
Ticket to Ride
Ticket to Ride Europe
Twilight Imperium

New Role Playing Game Releases
Microscope

Role Playing Game Restocks
Call of Catthulhu: The Nekkonomikon