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Bork Bork Bork

Hey PI-Fans,

Shipment is in.

Unffurtoonetely, thuse-a thet knoo me-a elsu knoo thees elsu leeds tu me-a vundereeng eeemlessly eruoond zee sture-a moombleeng incuherently und suoondeeng soospeeciuoosly leeke-a zee Svedeesh Cheff.

Bork Bork Bork!

– Kenneth, Games @ PI Manager

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Board and Card Game New Releases
Tokaido Deluxe
Click Clack Lumberjack (New Edition)
Star Munchkin Deluxe Alternate Art Edition
DC Deck Building Game Crisis Expansion 3

Board and Card Game Restocks
Bravest Warriors Red and Blue
Catan
Cheaty Mages
Colt Express
Colt Extpess – The Stagecoach Expansion
Concept
DC Deck Building Game and Crisis Expansions
Dead Panic
Flashpoint Fire Rescue
Ghostbusters: The Board Game
Machi Koro
Machi Koro: The Harbor Expansion
Machi Koro: Millionaire’s Row
Munchkin
Munchkin Legends
Munchkin Pathfinder
Munchkin Conan
Tokaido
Tokaido Crossroads
Tsuro of the Seas

Role Playing Game Restocks
Dragon Age  RPG – Blood in Ferelden
Shadowrun RPG Core Book

Ah Monday. We Meet Again…

Hey PI-Fans,

How’s your Monday going?  It’s the same for us – unpack boxes, add new stuff to the shelves, that kind of thing.

Anyway, in addition to the Mist of Bilehall expansion for Descent, we’ve restocked Mascarade, Elder Sign and Battlestar Galactica.

So.

I guess I should be a lot more cheery!

Yay!

– Kenneth, Games @ PI Manager

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Board and Card Game New Releases
Descent Mist of Bilehall Expansion

Board and Card Game Restocks
Battlestar Galactica and Expansions
Descent 2nd Edition
Elder Sign
Iota
Mascarade
Mascarade Expansion

Role Playing Game Restocks
Dragon Age Core Rulebook

TGIF


Hey PI-Fans,

With the weekend rolling around, perhaps it’s time to kick back a little. Of course, with us being a game store and everything, we consider it your weekend entertainment our mission, so once again, we’ve reloaded.

Lets kick off the weekend, shall we?

So, like all the other restock Mondays, lets get to it.

– Kenneth, Games @ PI Manager/Utterly Exhausted

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Board and Card Game Restocks
7 Wonders
Axis & Allies 1941
Epic Spell Wars II: Rumble At Castle Tentakill
Jungle Speed
Lords of Waterdeep
Mage Knight
Star Wars Risk

Miniature Wargame Restocks
Star Wars Armada: Imperial-Class Star Destroyer
Star Wars X-Wing: Force Awakens Core Set
Star Wars X-Wing: Imperial Aces

Role Playing Game Restocks
Dungeons & Dragons 5E Players Handbook
Dungeons & Dragons 5E Monster Manual
Dungeons & Dragons 5E Dungeon Master’s Guide

It’s A New Year All Over Again

Hi PI-Fans,

Hope you’re all doing well. I took the last week to spend some time with friends and family, but I’m back and loaded for bear. Which makes no sense when I think about it since bears aren’t native to Singapore. Also, I don’t have a gun licence.

What I do have however, is a store full of games and a little something for gamers, be they fans of board, card, war or role-playing games.

So, like all the other restock Mondays, lets get to it.

– Kenneth, Games @ PI Manager

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Remember the “game of ghosts, murder and hilarious incompetence“? Well, Mysterium is back in stock folks. So it’s time to get your blood pressure checked again, as another wave of ‘ghosts’ are forced to deal with what are arguably the most substandard mediums on the planet.
The first expansion for Abyss, Abyss: Kraken introduces the mysterious Kraken into the oceanic power struggles.  In a disconcerting necropolis lurk the Kraken, promising untold power to the representatives of Guilds and their untold wealth. Will you deal in black pearls, the blood stained currency of the Kraken? Beware, for while the Kraken might accelerate your climb to power, but be careful, because those who are caught on their possession awaits a terrible fate!

MECHA is an animesque rules-light RPG designed for fast play giant robot action. In battlefields on Earth, in space, and on realms known only to imagination, brave men and women answer the call of fate. Pilots will soon learn that with the awesome power of their mecha, comes the awesome responsibility to fight the evil gods of the Living City, put down the Separatist Guard’s shameful rebellions, topple unjust kings and his lackies,  find love with the Cheerleader Captain, and get to class before the Vice Principal finds out… wait what…

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Board and Card Game New Releases
Abyss: Kraken Expansion

Board and Card Game Restocks
A Game of Thrones Boardgame
A Game of Thrones Living Card Game Core Set
Cash n’ Guns
Concept
Dixit
Dixit Odyssey Expansion
Dixit Memories Expansion
Dungeons & Dragons: The Temple of Elemental Evil Board Game
Magic The Gathering: Arena of the Planeswalker
Mysterium
Rory’s Story Cubes
Smash Up
Splendor
Star Wars: Revels vs Empire
Takenoko
Ticket to Ride
Ticket to Ride Europe

Miniature Wargame New Releases
Dragon Rampant: Fantasy Wargaming Rules
Frostgrave: Fantasy Wargames in the Frozen City
BattleTech Faction Dice (Kurita, Davion, Liao, Marik, Steiner)

Miniature Wargame Restocks
Star Wars X-Wing: Core Set
Star Wars X-Wing: T-70 X-Wing Expansion
Star Wars X-Wing YT-2400 Light Freighter Expansion
Star Wars X-Wing: TIE/fo Fighter Expansion
Star Wars X-Wing: TIE Advanced Expansion
Star Wars X-Wing: Lambda Shuttle Expansion
Star Wars X-Wing: VT-49 Decimator Expansion
Star Wars Armada: Gladiator Star Destroyer

Role Playing Game New Releases
MECHA

Role Playing Game Restocks
End of the World: Alien Invasion
End of the World: Wrath of the Gods
Star Wars Age of Rebellion Core Rulebook and Starter Set
Star Wars Edge of the Empire Core Rulebook and Starter Set
Star Wars Force and Destiny Core Rulebook and Starter Set

New Year Gaming

Hey PI-Fans,

Just a heads up if you aren’t already aware of our New Year Operating Hours. We’ll be closing early on the 7th and remaining closed on the 8th.

Anyway.

Over the Lunar New Year period, I’ll hopefully be spending time with friends and the section of family that doesn’t regard me as an abject failure for managing a Games Store and I expect many of you will be too.

Well, the spending time with friends and family part anyway. 😉

One thing I’ve found is keeping a couple of board games around during the period  works out pretty handy. Here are some of my personal recommendations for the New Year.

– Kenneth, Games @ PI Manager

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If Chinese New Year gatherings are anything like I remember, we’ll be looking for fast playing, simple to teach board games where you can clear the table in half-an-hour or less – that means no Twilight Imperium, folks. Games need to be portable too, so that rules out a good chunk of the board game market.

This simple criteria, therefore leads to me recommending a happy array of multi-player card games and a healthy spread of microgames.

 

Sushi Go
Number of Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 15-20 Minutes

A game of grabbing incredibly happy sushi off a restaurant conveyor belt, in Sushi Go, players grab cards representing various sushi offerings from hands of cards and adding them to their score pile before passing the hand of cards on to the next player. A game of snap judgement and planning ahead, the winner of Sushi Go will be the player who has chowed down on the greatest number of points at the end of the game.

 

Love Letter
Number of Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 15-20 Minutes

Love Letter is a game of courtly intrigue where players try to sneak love letters to the heir to the throne. With a deck consisting of 16 cards numbered from 1 to 8 representing courtiers and palace staff, players try to end the round with the highest value card in their hand while sabotaging the efforts of their rivals to do the same by using the abilities of the staff they are currently influencing to hinder the other players.


Saboteur

Number of Players: 3-10
Playing Time: 30 Minutes

A classic game of dwarven miners – a hidden team of Saboteurs must work to stop the industrious team of miners from striking gold and steal it for themselves in this race against the clock. Will the miners manage to place down enough tunnel cards to reach the gold before the deck runs out or will all the “sabo” cards being tossed around doom this expedition to failure?

 

The Resistance Avalon
Number of Players: 5-10
Playing Time: 30 Minutes

The Resistance Avalon is a hidden traitor style game where a small team of villains has infiltrated King Arthur’s Avalon with the goal of bringing about it’s collapse. The identity of these knaves is known to Merlin the Wizard, who while aiding the heroes in their quest to deduce the identities of the traitors among them, must keep his identity secret, for Mordred, leader of the traitors actively seeks his destruction, and if he identifies and slays the great wizard, all is lost.

 

Image previewThe Resistance Avalon
Number of Players: 3-8
Playing Time: 15 Minutes

A game of incredibly lost spies, Spyfall pits one player against the rest in a game of quick thinking and nebulous comments. At the start of a round, all players receive cards showing a location, except for one player receives a card that says “Spy” instead of the location. Players then start asking each other questions about their location, trying to deduce the which player has no idea what is going ob. But beware giving away too much information through the questioning, for if the spy can figure out where they are before they get caught, then everyone else loses.


Coup: Rebellion G54

Number of Players: 3-6
Playing Time: 15 Minutes

In the dystopian future, it doesn’t take much to launch a Coup, just a few bribes in the right pocket, and you intend to ride this tide of revolution to victory. In Coup: Rebellion G54, the last player with influence in the game wins, with influence being represented by face-down character cards in your playing area. Each player technically can only perform general actions or those allowed by their character. Of course, since your cards are face down, you’re allowed to lie through the teeth and actions always succeed unless challenged. Woe to the player who gets caught performing an illegal move however, for the penalty must be paid in influence, putting them that much closer to elimination.

 

BANG! The Dice Game
Number of Players: 3-8
Playing Time: 15 Minutes

In this blazing fast push-your-luck dice game of Wild West action, the outlaws have taken arms to kill off the sheriff, but the lawmen aren’t going down without a fight in this spin-off of the classic BANG! Card Game. In BANG! The Dice Game, players roll dice to try building sets of symbols. Players unhappy with their rolls can always push to reroll the dice, but the more they roll, the greater the chance of getting caught up in an Indian attack or getting blown away by Dynamite. Play continues until one team meets its winning condition – and death won’t necessarily keep you from winning as long as your teammates pull through!

 

Empire Engine
Number of Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 30 Minutes

 

Many people think of wargames as being a Risk level endeavor – this game can change that. A completely pocket sized wargame, Empire Engine places you in charge of the economy of a nation as you produce resources and wage war upon your neighbors.  During the game, players simultaneously choose actions to attack, defend or collect resources. The player who scores the most points for the goods, soldiers and inventions in their score pile at the end of the game is the winner!


Card of the Dead

Number of Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 15 Minutes

In the survival action card game Card of the Dead, players are trapped in a town full of zombies. In game terms, from a deck of cards containing zombies, items and events, players are dealt a hand of cards. Each turn, players draw a card. If the card’s a zombie, the player places it in front of himself; if not, he adds the card to his hand and plays one card of his choice. Certain items give the player a chance to flee. The player who first lays down a predetermined number of escape cards – or who is simply the last one alive – wins the game.

 

Image previewCards Against Humanity
Number of Players: 4-30
Playing Time: 30 Minutes

The infamous NOT SAFE FOR WORK  “party game for horrible people”, in Cards Against Humanity, players try to respond to open ended topic questions with the ‘best’ (or possibly most inappropriate) answer to score points. Designed to appeal to a very specific sort of humor, and even more likely to offend the sensitive sort, I have major qualms about placing this on the list, but if you’re hanging with the right sort of crowd this new year, go right ahead.

 

Games @ PI Lunar New Year Operating Hours

Hey PI-Fans,

With the Lunar New Year around the corner, I figured it might be prudent to mention that the store will be closing early on Sunday 7th February so the staff can spend time with their families. We’ll be closed on 8th February as well.

Here are our opening hours during the festive season:

Sunday, 7th February 2016 – 12 noon to 6 pm
Monday, 8th February 2016 – Closed
Tuesday, 9th February 2016 – 12 noon to 10 pm (Normal)

Best wishes to everyone celebrating the New Year.
– Kenneth, Games @ PI Manager

Launch Launch Launch

Hey PI-Fans,

It’s 28/01/16, and it’s a great day for gaming, not the least of reasons being that it’s FFG Release Day. We’ve got a slew of all new LCG Packs for Game of Thrones, Netrunner and Warhammer 40K Conquest, in addition to the all new Mafia Vendetta card game and The End of the World: Alien Invasion Role Playing Game.

Come on down to Games @ PI and grab your sets hot off the press.

– Kenneth, Games @ PI Manager/Not With The Mafia

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Everyone is suspect in Mafia: Vendetta, a party game of bluffing and suspicion. Designed for seven to seventeen players, in Mafia: Vendetta some players take on the roles of Mafia members, others become the civilians of a crime-filled community. Every night the Mafia kills another person, every day the civilians have a chance to discuss the murder, choose suspects, and condemn one of them to death. Since every role is secret, you never know who is an innocent bystander, and who is part of the Mafia. If the Mafia kill off enough civilians, the community becomes a permanent haven for crime, but if the civilians rid their community of the Mafia, they win.

Earth has come under attack from extraterrestrial lifeforms! Countless adventures await in the five scenarios included in Alien Invasion, the third book in The End of the World line. Orginally designed by Álvaro Loman and José M. Rey, this roleplaying game features an elegant, narrative ruleset that keeps the focus on the story. What’s more, this book offers you the unique chance to play as yourself in the midst of the apocalypse, fighting for survival in your own hometown.

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Available Today, 28/01/16

Stock Reloads


Hey PI-Fans,

Restocks are in and  maybe you’ll find something in the c̵̸̡̪̟̯̤͇͖̬ͦͥh̶̥̟̗̝̤̏̈͘͟a̡͎̭̔͟͠o̝̜̟̟̮͕͆̽ͨ͑̇͑̀̕ş̴̶̭͖̱̖̝͚̪̭̰̑ͬ͌́͋ͥ́̋. We’re loading up for the week ahead. Thi̭͙̰͇͓̰͚̒̉̂̚ͅs̢̜̫̘̬̜̽̄͂͒̚͞͞ means more Sushi Go, Twilight Imperium, Gloom, Uglydoll, Elder Sign, Three Cheers For Master and Eldritch Horror to go around.

Like I always say, th͙͚͖ͣͅe̯̞̮͐̾̋͋͂̍r̨͍͚̱̗̣̺̂̇̅̽̉̓͑̓̚ȩ̴̧̪̪̞͔ͯ̍͑ͥ’s is always time for gaming.

– Kenneth, Games @ PI Manager/Cultist in Disguise
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Board and Card Game Restocks
Call of Cthulhu: Elder Sign
Citadels
Cthulhu Gloom
Descent 2nd Edition
Eldritch Horror
Fairy Tale Gloom
Fury of Dracula
Gloom
Kittens in a Blender
Once Upon A Time 3rd Edition
Sushi Go
Three Cheers For Master
Twilight Imperium

Miniature Wargame Restocks
Star Wars X-Wing: Core Set
Star Wars X-Wing: The Force Awakens Core Set

More Fuel For The Fire

Hey PI-Fans,

How’s your week going? With my schedule being absolute c̳̖̱͕ĥ͈͇̑ͣͭ̐ạ̷͆̃̍̇o̴̥͈͖̫ͅs͕̪̃̑̿̔͛͂̚ recently, I’ll be the first to openly admit I don’t get to game as much as I want to, so I’m looking forward to tonight’s Dropzone Commander Community event.

In the meantime though, this i̶̭̝̫̻̰͔ͬ̎ͯͅsͥͬ̄ͫ̊̊̒ looking like as good an time as any to unload of heap of new stuff on the shelves.

With restocks of sought after titles like Machi Koro, Resistance Avalon, Coup G54 and Spyfall, here’s to more gaming in the c̘̜̝̬̝̹ͬ̿ͮͧ̂̄o̝͖̖̬͌͊ṁ̢̫ͬī̬̱̺ͨ͝n͚̘̻̘̫̂̅̉͋͊̑͠g̺̤͓̳̙͎̓ days, folks.

– Kenneth, Games @ PI/Harbinger of Woe

“In the shadows of Gotham… Will the Joker escape from Arkham Asylum?” With Rory’s Story Cubes Batman, you decide the story. Roll all 9 story cubes to create infinite tales featuring your favorite Batman villains, gadgets and locations.

Gather up your resolve, check your gear and get ready to brave the unrelenting Mists. Mistfall is a  deck building game set in a fantasy world of mystery, eldritch powers and high adventure. Battle your way through the monster ridden mists while your character grows in experience in this fully co-operative adventure game.
In Falling, as the title suggests, you are all falling, possibly to a sudden and rather inevitable conclusion. Of course, given the situation, you’d probably get some satisfaction from watching your “friends” go first. So why not gurantee your relative longevity in the latest edition of this classic real-time card game.

The Watchmen Expansion Pack for the DC Comics Deck-building Game, expands the game with all new Hidden Roles, Villainous Machinations, Challenge Cards, Mastermind Plots, as a hidden traitor within the group slowly worms his way into the team’s trust to enact their mastermind plot. Who watches the Watchmen?

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New Board Game Releases
Batman Story Cubes
DC Deck Building Game Watchmen Expansion
Falling Card Game
Mistfall
One Night Ultimate Vampire

Board and Card Game Restocks
Blood Rage
Card of the Dead
Castle Panic
Coup Rebellion G54
DC Comics Deck Building Game
DC Comics Deck Building Game Heroes Unite
Dead of Winter
Ghostbusters: The Board Game
Love Letter
Love Letter Adventure Time
Machi Koro and Expansions
Munchkin and Expansions
Munchkin Adventure Time
Munchkin Quest
The Resistance
The Resistance Avalon
Spyfall
Scotland Yard
Shadowrun Crossfire
Stuff and Nonsense
Zombie Dice

Role Playing Games Restocks
Dragon Age RPG Core Book
Dragon Age Blood in Ferelden
Fantasy Age Core Book
Titansgrave: The Ashes of Valkana

We’re Hiring

Hey PI-Fans,

Games @ PI is once again looking to expand our ranks and we’re looking for confident, responsible individuals with initiative!

Interested in a part time or full time position with us? Check out our staff roles and responsibilities and contact us at info@pi.com.sg with your resume.

We’re looking forward to hearing from you.

– Kenneth, Games @ PI Manager