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Many Things Are Going To Die

Hey PI-Fans,

I’m not sure what the theme is for this week. I don’t think there is even a theme. Then again, with this week’s new shiny being ‘The Captain Is Dead: Lockdown‘, ‘Doomseeker‘, ‘Delta Green‘ and ‘Boss Monster: Rise of the Minibosses‘, perhaps the closest thing to a common thread is that things are probably going to die.

Usually in entertaining ways.

No big.

Didn’t want to live forever anyway.

So on to the games.The Captain is Dead: Lockdown is a new standalone episode in the ongoing saga that started with The Captain Is Dead. Despite their brave escape, the crew is once again in grave danger. The hasty repairs on the ship’s jump core made it cut out a few star systems away. Now they find themselves captured by the Alien Empire. The team must escape by stealing a ship, and must once again work as a team to avoid the guards, hack into systems and get away before their jailors take them back to their cells or kill them on the spot.

Looks like there’s a new threat rising in the land of Arcadia: Minibosses! Boss Monster: Rise of the Minibosses is an all new standalone set that can integrate with the previous two Boss Monster Base sets and all previous expansions. As before, players will build up their dungeon  in order to lure in heroes and defeat them before they reach your boss. New mechanisms such as the all new miniboss room cards will power up your dungeon in insidious new ways, and wreak havoc on your opponents’ dungeons.

The Doomseeker card game pits players against one another to see who can die the most glorious death! Players take on the role of a mighty dwarf slayer and wander the old world seeking their doom battling monsters and enemies of their race. Press your luck and challenge the denizens and monsters of the Old World, with each victory bringing you more glory, and ultimately your death can be met at the hands of a truly worthy foe!

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Extremely Ex-Scything

Hi PI-Fans,

Okay. The pun was terrible. Doesn’t change the fact that we have Scythe back in stock. Of course, it doesn’t stop there, or I wouldn’t have made the pun in the first place.

Already own Scythe? Time for Rise of Fenris, an all new Scythe expansion built around campaign play for a Scythe style legacy world. Want something lighter? Try My Little Scythe. Yes. My Little Scythe.

Anyway. If you were excited about the new Limited run Marvel Cinematic Universe Core Set for Marvel Legendary that arrived last week, maybe smash things up with Marvel Legendary: World War Hulk.

And D&D: Dragon Heist, and a hefty slab of new Reaper BonesPathfinder Deep Cuts and Nolzur’s Marvelous Miniatures RPG figurines because we haven’t forgotten the role playing crowd either.

All good? Then maybe you’ll be able to forgive the pun.

In Legendary: World War Hulk, the smartest Heroes in the Marvel universe, the Illuminati, fear Hulk’s raw strength and furious rampages. They conspire to trick Hulk into exile on a distant world.  Players will be able to take on roles as Gladiator Hulk and the Warbound, or as other Heroes trying to hold Hulk and the Warbound back in this expansion, loaded with the Hulk’s new Transform mechanic.

Empires have risen and fallen in the aftermath of the Great War, and Europa stands on the precipice of a new era.  Scythe: The Rise of Fenris, the conclusion to the Scythe expansion trilogy, enables two different options – Campaign play built to revolve around an eight-episode persistent campaign and modules whichcan be used in various combinations to cater to player preferences including a fully cooperative module.

My Little Scythe is a competitive game inspired by the original award winning Scythe, in which each player controls 2 animals embarking upon an adventure in the Kingdom of Pomme. In an effort to be the first to earn  trophies from increasing their friendship and pies, powering up their actions using upgrade tiles, completing quests, learning magic spells, discovering precious resources, delivering gems and apples to Castle Everfree, and perhaps even engaging in a pie fight.

In an all new adventure for Dungeons & Dragons, famed explorer Volothamp Geddarm needs you to complete a simple quest. Thus begins a mad romp through the wards of Waterdeep in Dragon Heist as you uncover a villainous plot involving some of the city’s most influential figures. A grand urban caper awaits you. Pit your skill and bravado against villains the likes of which you’ve never faced before, and let the dragon hunt begin!

New Board and Card Game Releases
Marvel Legendary: World War Hulk Expansion
My Little Scythe
Scythe: The Rise of Fenris Expansion

Board and Card Game Restocks
Arkham Horror: The Living Card Game Core Set
Agricola Family Edition
Deception: Murder in Hong Kong
Dungeons & Dragons: Assault of the Giants
Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle
Hey! That’s My Fish!
Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition
Takenoko and Takenoko Chibis
Tokaido
Ticket to Ride Europe

New Role Playing Game Releases
Dungeons & Dragons: Dragon Heist
Reaper Bones
Wizkids Nolzur’s Marvelous Miniatures
Wizkids Pathfinder Deep Cuts

TGIF Yet Again

Hey PI-Fans,

What a week it’s been. But the flowers are still standing.
So, the plan is to get back to doing what we do… which is to fire off a slew of new titles to keep you ready for some weekend gaming.

So lets get to it.

Hoist the T.I.M.E Agency flag and ready yourselves to cross the high seas with Brotherhood of the Coast, the seventh T.I.M.E Stories expansion. Four seasoned T.I.M.E agents have been sent on a mission in the Caribbean in the 17th century, but contact has been cut off and and your help is needed to track them down. Rally your motley crew and ready yourselves for anything is possible in the waters that await you.

Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of  the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Marvel Legendary: 10th Anniversary deck-building card game core set features star-studded, action-packed, iconic imagery pulled directly from Marvel’s collection of movies. In this game, you are leading fan favorite Marvel Super Heroes like Captain American, Iron Man, and Thor to trounce Super Villains! This limited edition release is 100% compatible with all previous Legendary Marvel releases.

Fluxx is a card game in which the cards themselves determine the current rules of the game. By playing cards, you change numerous aspects of the game: how to draw cards, how to play cards, and even how to win. Jump into the wave of educational Fluxx sets, with a focus on human anatomy, mathematics formulas and chemistry equations in an experience that can be both fun and educational simultaneously.

Mysterious and intriguing temples call for exploration by brave adventurers. Powerful arcane runes were hidden in these ancient magical ruins protected by dark and deadly curses. Only the most courageous and adventurous Curse Breakers may enter the temples, break the dark curses, and bring back the arcane runes for the magic academy for its glorious bounty. In Mystery of the Temples, players take on the role of Curse Breakers, traveling between the wilderness and the temples in order to collect crystals of various colors. Fusing the colorful crystals on the Crystal Grid in the correct order breaks the curse of the temple, and you earn runes and victory points in the process.

New Board and Card Game Releases
Fluxx: Anatomy Fluxx
Fluxx: Chemistry Fluxx
Fluxx: Math Fluxx
Marvel Legendary: 10th Anniversary
Mystery of the Temples
TIME Stories: Brotherhood of the Coast

Board and Card Game Restocks
7 Wonders and Expansions
7 Wonders Duel
Axis & Allies 1942
Bang! And Expansions
The Banishing
Betrayal at House on the Hill
Blokus
Cash and Guns
Catan and Expansions
Citadels
Codenames
Codenames Duet
Codenames Pictures
Cranium
Dixit
Elder Sign
Evolution
Munchkin
Munchkin Legends
Mysterium
Pandemic: In The Lab
Splendor
Ticket to Ride

Role Playing Game Restocks
Dungeons & Dragons Core Rulebooks
Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set
Tal’Dorei Campaign Setting
Firefly – The RPG
Roleplaying Dice

Non-Fiction Book Restocks
Beating the Story – Robin D. Laws
Friendly Local Game Store – Gary L. Ray
The Kobold Guide to Game Design
The Kobold Guide to Gamemastering

Pungeons and Dragons

Hey PI-Fans,

Starting a week with a new game or two always sounds like a plan. Well… it’s what we believe anyway.

On the board game front, things are peachy. If you’re going to scroll down to the new stuff, there’s plenty to see, but don’t forget about restocks of Unstable Unicorns, Hive, Fallout and Azul as well as classics like Catan, Saboteur,  Citadels and Pandemic.

Of course, you’re probably wondering about the new stuff anyway. So… have at thee!

I don’t think we’re in Potions any more… This is magic class like you’ve never seen it before. Pick up your Bubble Wand and hope you can find the Great Haul, or at least a Friendly Big Kid to help you out. Or maybe grab the Fire Drill or the Manual of Transmission, because here come the Ash Kicker, Huff & Puff, and the dreaded Moldy Mort! Toss Munchkin Spell Skool into your existing Munchkin set or play it as a standalone, because you don’t need an excuse for more Munchkin.

Discover the ancient art form of Tea Dragon care taking within this enchanting world of friendship and fantasy. Create a bond between yourself and your Tea Dragon that grows as you progress through the seasons creating memories to share forever. Based on the graphic novel The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill, The Tea Dragon Society is a unique deck building experience where players cultivate tea and their dragon against the quirks that their dragons develop.

Century: Spice Road is the first in a series of games that explores the history of each century with spice-trading as the theme for the first installment. In Century: Spice Road, players are caravan leaders who travel the famed silk road to deliver spices to the far reaches of the continent for fame and glory.

And in Century: Eastern Wonders, a standalone sequel to Century Spice Road, the lucrative spice trade compelled the prosperous nations of the world to explore alternate routes to the sources of these precious goods. These nations took to the seas to seek out exotic lands. This led to the discovery of the famed Spice Islands where the most valuable spices of the world were found. This discovery also led to further exploration,

In Dragon’s Hoard, each player plays a dragon hunting for treasure. Collect sheep from the farmer’s fields and use them to buy treasures, but watch out! Other players will send angry mobs and wizards your way to stop you. Defend yourself and battle your way to riches.

 

New Board and Card Game Releases

Century: Spice Road
Century: Eastern Wonders
Dragon’s Hoard
Munchkin: Spell Skool
The Tea Dragon Society

Board and Card Game Restocks
7 Wonders
Axis & Allies 1941
Azul
Bang and Expansions
The Banishing
Blokus
Catan
Citadels
Citadels Classic
Codenames
Dixit
Fallout: The Board Game
Forbidden Desert
Forbidden Island
Hive
Lost Cities Card Game
Monopoly Gamer
Pandemic Legacy Season 1 and 2

Back to Rokugan

Hey PI-Fans,

Monday rolls in inexorably and it’s the start of another working week. In the interest of bringing a bit of cheer to the week, how about some new games, folks?

Arkham Horror fans can collect their Heart of the Elders Mythos packs. For those of a more adventurous persuasion, there’s the Legend of the Five Rings Beginner Box for those looking to dip their feet into the intrigues of the Rokugan RPG setting.

There’s restocks galore, with fresh stocks of Dixit, Catan,  Catan Junior, Legacy of Dragonholt and other assorted goodies.


New Board and Card Game Releases
Arkham Horror LCG: Heart of the Elders Mythos Pack
The Fox in the Forest

Board and Card Game Restocks
7 Wonders
Bang and Expansions
Catan
Catan Junior
Codenames
Dixit
Dungeons & Dragons: Castle Ravenloft Board Game
Legacy of Dragonholt
Sushi Go
Splendor
Splendor: Cities of Splendor Expansion
Unlock
This War of Mine

New Role Playing Games
Legend of the Five Rings Beginner Box
Wardlings Prepainted Miniatures: Wave 2

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

GAMES @ PI IS HIRING

You’re much less likely to be eaten by Tyranids working with us.

Hey PI-Fans,

You might not get your own Lasgun, but Games @ PI is always happy to have confident, responsible individuals with initiative to join the crew.

Are you interested in joining the Games @ PI team in a part-time or full-time capacity? Check out our staff roles and responsibilities and contact info@pi.com.sg with your resume.

– Kenneth, Games @ PI Manager

KEYFORGE

Hey PI-Fans,

Pre-orders for Richard Garfield’s Latest Game open today!

Enter a world where anything is possible in KeyForge! Here in the world’s first Unique Deck Game, two players become Archons racing to forge keys that unlock the hidden vaults of the Crucible, an artificial world built from pieces of countless planets. With an incredible array of creatures, artifacts, and abilities, no two decks are alike, and no two battles will ever be the same!

The KeyForge: Call of the Archons Starter Set is the perfect place to begin your adventures on the Crucible. As you race to gather Æmber and unlock the Crucible’s hidden vaults, you need to all the help you can get, and in this set you will find all the implements you need to begin your journey. Providing you with two training decks: Miss “Onyx” Censorius and Radiant Argus the Supreme, as well as two unique Archon Decks and a collection of keys, tokens, chain trackers, and status cards, this set provides you with everything that you and your chosen opponent need to start playing!

KeyForge: Call of the Archons Starter Set ~ $65 (Usual $70)
KeyForge: Call of the Archons Deck ~ $16 (Usual $18)
KeyForge: Call of the Archons Playmat ~ $35 (Usual $38)

Games@PI is also offering a special bundle;
Order the KeyForge: Call of the Archons Starter Set, and one of the KeyForge House Playmats for Only $90. (usual $110)

Feeling Zen

Hey PI-Fans,

Sometimes, you get that feeling that you need to chill, a realization that you’ve gotta take time to slow down and take in the scenery.

Then gloat that your scenery is better than theirs.

Which is the exact opposite of what you were attempting to achieve and I appear to have forgotten the point of this post.

Relax, chill… something something… profit. Or something.

I’m no longer sure. What were we talking about again.

Seikatsu“, which means “life” in Japanese is a game where players take on the role of gardeners creating a garden together. To this end, they take turns at picking garden tiles and placing them in the garden, the object being to attract flocks of birds and set up rows of flowers. Players score for groups of birds as they place them, but they score for rows of flowers only at the end of the game and only for the rows of flowers that are visible from their pagoda at the game end.

In the twisted jungles of Paradiso, humanity fights for its survival. In the star-swept skies above, the collected might of humanity’s armadas maintain a life-or-death blockade to cut off an endless horde of alien reinforcements. And if any of humanity’s fractious forces falter, then all may be lost… But beyond the terrifying holding action, the intrigues and adventures of the human sphere spin on. Now you can expand your adventures, diving deep into the amazing, never-before-seen depths of the Infinity universe with the Infinity Role Playing Game.

You are a Senshi, a warrior-monk studying diligently at the temple under the tutelage of the current master. You and your fellow students train vigorously every day to improve your mind and body, but your master is ailing, and only one senshi will become the next master. Carefully manipulate stacks of tiles that represent your four attributes: strength, agility, wisdom, and honor.  Whoever has the tallest scoring pile of any of the four attributes at the end of the game wins; however, first the player with the shortest scoring pile is eliminated. Watch your opponent’s moves closely and exploit their weaknesses to achieve the great honor of becoming the temple’s next master!


New Board and Card Game Releases
Seikatsu
Senshi

Board and Card Game Restocks
7 Wonders
Arkham Horror
Coup
Kingdomino
One Night Ultimate Werewolf
One Night Ultimate Vampire
One Night Ultimate Alien
Queendomino
Santorini
Spot It
Three Cheers For Master
TIME Stories
Timeline
Werewolf

New Role Playing Games
Infinity: The Role Playing Game

Role Playing Game Restocks
Dungeons & Dragons Players Handbook
Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual
Dungeons & Dragons Dungeon Masters Guide

Book Restocks
Tabletop Wargames: A Designers’ and Writers’ Handbook – Rick Priestley

 

The Stars Are Wrong

Hey PI-Fans,

It’s a muggy Monday morning and we’re all heading back to work. Still… it’s going to be a short week thanks to the coming National Day Holiday.

And that’s as good an excuse as any to break out a game or two with some friends, no? Doesn’t matter whether it’s cracking open a board game, flipping some cards, rolling some dice or pushing some miniatures.

It’s all in good fun.

Besides. It’s a new week, and you’ve known us long enough to know what we’re going to be making noise about.

The cops have you surrounded! As your mafia boss escapes into his helicopter, he drops his Wallet, which contains ID cards and wads of currency from around the world. Gameplay consists of a variable number of rounds in which players attempt to locate a plausible ID card and either acquire bribe money or ditch extra currency. Holding multiple IDs and several types of currency will get you locked up for sure. Feel free to reach into the Wallet … you never know what you’ll find.

Two new mini expansion packs for 7 Wonders arrive. The first expansion pack, the 7 Wonders: Leaders Anniversary Pack  is an expansion to 7 Wonders: Cities and includes fifteen new leaders to include in games of 7 Wonders including Gorgo, Cornelia, Enheduanna, Roxana, and more. 7 Wonders: Cities Anniversary Pack on the other hand is an expansion to the 7 Wonders: Cities expansion, and includes fifteen new city cards including a memorial, customs, counterfeiter’s office, smuggler’s cache.

An oasis of interstellar magic lies beyond the stratosphere: countless stars, burning comets, planets, ivory moons, nebulae, and perhaps even a beastly black hole or two. It’s all up there for the finding. At the Royal Hinterland Observatory, endless elaborate sky formations are within reach of discovery — but you have to lay claim before your fellow astronomers nab the glory for themselves. StarFall is a clever game of wits, bidding, and quick thinking in which the aim is to obtain the most impressive portfolio of cosmic curiosities.


New Board and Card Game Releases
7 Wonders Leaders Anniversary Expansion Pack
7 Wonders Cities Anniversary Expansion Pack
Starfall
Wallet

Board and Card Game Restocks
7 Wonders and Expansions
Azul
Bang! The Bullet
Catan and Expansions
Cockroach Poker Royal
Codenames Marvel
Cranium
Dragonwood
Go Nuts For Donuts
Kingdomino
Pandemic
Queendomino
Sheriff of Nottingham
Spyfall
Ticket to Ride
Time Stories

Do you believe in Magic?

Hey PI-Fans,

Restocks are in. This time around, we’re looking at Ticket to Ride Germany and a hefty slab of Tokaido, Carcassonne,  Pandemic and Codenames.

Of course, we’re also keeping the new stuff flowing as usual. So here’s what’s up.

Did you ever want you brain teasers to go three dimensional? Get ready for an intense 3-dimensional puzzle game that will bend your mind. In this game you must arrange the blocks to match the “shadows” depicted on the challenge cards. Shadow Blocks contains three levels of difficulty and enough blocks for up to four players.

Dice Bazaar is a family friendly, dice game for two to four players in which players compete to purchase the most valuable products at the bazaar.  On your turn, roll your six player dice. Use those dice, plus any items you’ve already purchased, to trade for goods like spices, tea kettles, pottery and gems, each of which have a certain appraised value. Once two items are sold out, the merchant goes home for the day. The shopper that got the most valuable items for their money is victorious!

In Baby Blues, every player is an employee in a daycare center. You are responsible for five babies, and you will have to do anything that is needed to keep them happy. As soon as they start crying, you won’t be able to make them happy again. To make your life hard in the daycare center, opponents will attach bad cards to your babies so that they become unhappy. When a player is faced with five crying babies, the game is over and the other players score points for all non-crying babies.

Challenge rival students to become the best in class in Arcane Academy, a board game of tile-linking wizardry that pits young spellcasters against one another in a duel for honor and prestige. Forge potent magic items and wield wickedly powerful elemental energies to out-think and out-maneuver your opponents.


New Board and Card Game Releases
Arcane Academy
Baby Blues
Dice Bazaar
Shadow Blocks

Board and Card Game Restocks
7 Wonders
Catan
Codenames
Concept
Descent Journeys in the Dark 2E
Dixit
Grifters
Love Letter
Marvel Legendary Core Set
Pandemic
Pandemic Legacy Season 1
Small World
Small World Underground
Spyfall
Spyfall 2
The Captain Is Dead
Ticket to Ride
Ticket to Ride Europe
Ticket to Ride Germany
Tokaido