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Keep The ‘Good’ Times Rolling

Hey PI-Fans,

Horror themed game players, like most fans of games involving the Cthulhu mythos, are an odd lot.

I would know. I’m one of them.

Perhaps it’s time to hop on the bus for another trip to the little seaside village of Dunwich. What could go wrong? Alternatively, why not take the opportunity to chase Dracula across Europe.

Interested?

Kick your Arkham Horror Card Game into hard mode with the Return to Dunwich Legacy expansion, a fresh look at the Dunwich Legacy campaign with additional material designed to give even the most jaded of investigators a run for their money.

Then there’s an all new edition of Fury of Dracula, sending investigators scrambling across Europe in a deadly chase of the undead Count.  Will the hunters successfully track down and end the vampiric menace? Or will Dracula turn the tables on his pursuers and give them the slip? Find out in this all new edition of the classic hidden movement strategy game.

And if you want something more sedate and less threatening to life and limb… Well… on a personal scale at least, it’s time to take 7 Wonders to sea. 7 Wonders: Armada expands the game-play of 7 Wonders with an additional naval board that allows players to chart the expansion of their civilizations at sea.

Interested?

Pop on down and get some gaming in with us.

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Gloom(haven)y Week.

Hey PI-Fans,

I’m going to go have a lie down. Singlehandedly carting Gloomhaven up and down the stairs hasn’t been particularly good for me.

On the other hand. Hey folks! Look! GLOOMHAVEN!

If anything, it’s as good a title to kick off a week with, but we’re not done.

 

Gloomhaven is a game of Euro-inspired tactical combat in a persistent world of shifting motives. Players will take on the role of a wandering adventurer with their own special set of skills and their own reasons for traveling to this dark corner of the world. Players must work together out of necessity to clear out menacing dungeons and forgotten ruins. In the process, they will enhance their abilities with experience and loot, discover new locations to explore and plunder, and expand an ever-branching story fueled by the decisions they make.

Take the job of a real detective in a modern setting! In Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game, 1-5 players take on the role of investigators, solving mysterious crimes while working as an Antares National Investigation Agency team members. This board game tell rich stories – stories you will participate in. Let’s hope that you will be able to deduce the end, before there is another crime… The game will challenge you with five different cases, that have to be played in order. Seemingly unconnected at first, they will unveil an immersive meta-plot based on facts and fiction alike.

How can we Spirits drive the invaders back to their boats and off our island? We must grow, change, and find new paths – if we stay as we are, we shall die, and the Island with us. The Branch & Claw Expansion for Spirit Island, featuring two new Spirits (Sharp Fangs Behind the Leaves and Keeper of the Forbidden Wilds) and a new Adversary (France) as well as adding Events to the Invader Phase of the game!

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Ongoing Horror

Hey PI-Fans,

A new year brings reprints, and with publishers reopening after their end of year breaks, this means many titles are back in stock. People hunting board games can get excited over the return of Mysterium, Twilight Struggle, This War of Mine, Scythe, Tiny Epic Zombies, Spirit Island, Arkham Horror and Unicornus Knights.

RPG fans will be happy to know that titles like Fiasco, Ryuutama, Vampire: The Masquerade and Tales from the Loop are back in dead-tree format as well.

On the other hand, with the title of this announcement, it’s probably worth mentioning that Mansions of Madness: Horrific Journeys and Arkham Horror: Guardians of the Abyss have wandered in along with Pandemic: Fall of Rome and the Kingdom RPG.

 

Something stirs beneath the sands of Egypt… Jessie Burke, a government agent working in Egypt, has asked you to help her solve this medical quandary—people across the city are falling into a wakeless slumber, including Jessie’s husband and partner, John. As of yet, there are no known factors that connect the victims, but Jessie hopes that your experience with other… peculiar cases will lead to a crack in the case. Guardians of the Abyss, a standalone scenario for the Arkham Horror Living Card Game that features both the Gen Con 2018 and Arkham Nights 2018 scenarios is now available.

 

The Horrific Journeys expansion for Mansions of Madness take four new investigators far from Arkham, solving mysteries aboard a bustling transatlantic airship, a luxury ocean liner, and a scenic countryside train. With new map tiles, puzzles, monsters, and mythos events, these brave men and women must contend with hideous amphibian monstrosities and interdimensional creatures tearing holes in the fabric of reality all with the knowledge that one wrong move can destroy the very vessels they are trying to protect! In order to arrive at their destinations, the investigators of Arkham must first survive their journey!

 

At the height of its power, the Roman Empire held more than two million square miles of territory containing over a hundred million people.  By the beginning of the 5th Century, decades of political corruption, economic crisis, and an overburdened military had exacted a severe toll on the stability of the Empire. Combining the cooperative gameplay of Pandemic with innovative new mechanisms, Pandemic: Fall of Rome takes players back in history to the time of the world’s greatest empire: Rome. As you march through the Roman Empire, you must recruit armies, fortify cities, forge alliances, and face off against the invading hordes in battle.

 

Kingdoms are all around us. They are the communities that unite us. Kingdom is a two-to-five player GM-less RPG system based around a ‘Kingdom’.

Your Kingdom can be any group or organization that interests you. You could play a Wild West frontier town, a colony ship crawling to a distant star, or a sprawling Empire holding conquered peoples beneath its thumb.

As you play, you’ll confront your Kingdom and your characters with Crossroads, critical decisions that may change your community forever. What will your Kingdom do? What will it become? Strive to make your Kingdom live up to your ideals… or watch as it burns.

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Help Wanted

Hey PI-Fans,

If you’ve been been following us, then you’ll know that we’re looking for capable, responsible  and self-motivated individuals to join the Games @ PI crew.*

We’re looking for retail staffers interested in joining us in both part-time and full-time capacity.

Interested? Check out the attached staff roles and responsibilities and submit your resume to info@pi.com.sg .

 

 

* Preferably able to spot the mistake in the above paragraph.

 

New Year New Stuff

Hey PI-Fans,

2018 just blew on by us.  Between the end of the year and the Dungeons & Dragons Charity Epic, we’ve been… busy.

If you’ve been keeping up to date with us, you’ll already know we’re looking for new staff to join the team.

On the other hand we’re not about to let something like the Christmas Rush slow us down.

We’ve seen a rush of new titles over the Christmas season, including Fireball Island, Discover, GEN 7 and Sentinels of the Multiverse Oblivaeon, but a new year wouldn’t be a new year without new stuff.

So HAVE AT IT!

Our world has widened before us. Corporations expand their operations to all corners of the solar system in pursuit of minerals and resources. Terraforming Mars: Colonies, an expansion for Terraforming Mars that can be played with only the base game or with any combination of expansions, lets you visit the outer solar system. It features colony tiles where you can build colonies and send your trade fleet. It also includes new cards and corporations.

Cross the Narrow Sea with the Mother of Dragons expansion for A Game of Thrones: The Board Game! Clawing their way into power, this expansion includes a side board of the Free Cities of Essos and an overlay of the Eyrie, as well as new characters and mechanics to bring House Targaryen and House Arryn into the fray. As you make your claim to the Iron Throne, you can call other Houses to your cause with the new vassal mechanic, or even ask for aid from the Iron Bank of Braavos. But be cautious, for the Iron Bank will have its due, and if your campaign proves to be a poor investment, the money lenders’ retribution will be swift.

Before the Age of Sigmar, there was the World-that-Was, and it’s time to go back. It’s time to wear your jaunty feathered hat, strap on your pauldrons, unleash your small but unreasonably vicious dog and take to the streets of Old World in the Fourth Edition of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay. Returns to the original grim world of perilous adventure, get the gang together, create your (anti)heroes, and set off to make your way through the vile corruption, scheming plotters and terrifying creatures intent on destruction. And after that, THEN take on the forces of Chaos.

 

And because. I can… remember BattleTech?

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The Dungeons & Dragons Charity Epic

Hey PI-Fans,

On New Year’s Eve, 31st December 2018, in conjunction with Dungeons & Dragons Adventurer’s League Singapore as part of a charity fundraising even collecting donations  for the Make-a-Wish Foundation Singapore.

As part of the event, players could earn in-game bonuses through donations made to collection jars, while bystanders could pitch in as well to ensure players succeeded.

Over the course of the event, eight tables of players and onlookers amassed $2000 in donations.

Games @ PI will be matching their contributions.

 

It was a great way to end 2018 on a high, and we’re looking forward to the opportunity to do more good in 2019.

 

 

– Kenneth, Games @ PI Manager

 

 

 

And this was before the session even started.

Late Opening On New Years Day

Hey PI-Fans,

It’ll be 2019 very shortly, so Happy New Year!

Our staff are currently recovering from the Dungeons & Dragons Adventurers League Charity Event we ran in conjunction with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

As a result, we’ll be opening late, at 3.00 pm on the 1st of January 2019.

Sorry about the short notice, and have a great 2019.

 

– Kenneth, Games @ PI Manager.

Help Wanted

You don’t get a giant robot, but on the plus side, you don’t have to wear a kilt either. A lot less chance of suffering an ammunition explosion too.

Hey PI-Fans,

While it’s worth mentioning that some of us are prone to making ‘Information is Ammunition’ jokes, the Games @ PI crew is looking for to have capable, responsible  and self-motivated individuals to join our team.

We’re looking for retail staffers interested in joining us in both part-time and full-time capacity.

Interested? Check out our staff roles and responsibilities and contact info@pi.com.sg with your resume.

 

 

– Kenneth, Games @ PI Manager

Holiday Rush

Hey PI-Fans,

The Stockvalanche just hit and a wave of new titles has just swept away the staff in a deluge of cardboard and plastic.

Did you just assume the Holiday was over?

A long long time ago in a galaxy far far away… a new wave of ships for the Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures game roar into battle. Swarm of nimble TIE/fo Fighters flit around in duels with Resistance T-70 X-Wing and RZ-2 A-Wing space superiority fighters, while the forces of Scum & Villainy bolster their ranks with Mining Guild TIE-Fighters. Canny commanders looking to bolster their ranks can also look forward to X-Wing Resistance and First Order Conversion Kits, now available.

Closer to home, on the battlefields of the 31st Century, giant humanoid mechanical war machines known as BattleMechs dominate the field of war. Two BattleTech boxes: the BattleTech – Beginner Box and BattleTech – A Game of Armored Combat arrive with all new miniatures and maps (including new sculpts of designs never seen in ages). BattleMaster, anyone? We’ve also got Shattered Fortress as the BattleTech timeline grinds inexorably forward past the Dark Age into uncharted territory.

Now the board games, and this one’s huge.

Incur the wrath of Vul-kar in Fireball Island – The Wrath of Vul-Kar as your adventurers traverse the island, trying to stay ahead of the fireball spewing spirit. And don’t forget The Last Adventurer expansion, which ups the number of adventurers on the island to five.

Then, all good things must come to an end. With the Oblivaeon expansion closing out the series, the Sentinels of the Multiverse playset is finally complete as well. Don’t forget to pick up the Benchmark, Stuntman and Void Guard packs as well.

Then there’s GEN7, the latest game in the Crossroads series. An international colony ship has left an exhausted Earth, headed for a distant planet in the Epsilon Eridani system.  Now, just as a new command team takes control of the ship, a terrible mystery emerges that will threaten the entire mission. The commanders of Gen7 are about to discover that everything is not as it seems, and the fate of the human species will hang on the choices they make.

Then there’s Scythe Encounters, a mini expansion and the Burning Wheel RPG.

Then. Restocks. Colt Express. Catan. Eldritch Horror. Magic Maze. Spyfall. Unlock. Heroes of Terrinoth. Puerto Rico. Resistance Avalon. Power Grid. Kingdomino. Deception – Murder in Hong Kong. Bang!.

More.

 

– Kenneth, Games @ PI Manager

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