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Hey PI-Fans,

We’re going to keep doing our thing. Apparently, our thing, is to keep the flow of goodies going. So on top of the new stuff is a stack of new RPG paraphernalia as well.

This doesn’t just mean Dungeons & Dragons, mind you. Titles like Green Ronin’s A Song of Ice & Fire  and Dragon Age are back on our shelves, and if you’re looking to spice up your gaming experience or trying something new, consider taking a crack at critically acclaimed titles like the Ryuutama: Natural Fantasy RPGMy Little Pony: Tails of Equestria and the ever popular Call of Catthulhu (not a typo).

Back to board games, we’ve got a new pile of Machi Koro: Bright Lights Big City, Citadels, Ticket to Ride, Pandemic, The Resistance all ready to be cracked out over the upcoming CNY.

Of course, if your tastebuds are jaded, you were waiting for the new shiney, so here it comes.

The greatest origami masters face off for the title, using their magic to make Origami creations come to life! Balance the need to keep cards around for their abilities, versus trashing them from your hand to fund  your ever growing collection of cards in your score pile in this elegant little 2 to 4 player card game. Will you fold early for an early points advantage? Keep cards around for resource gains? Or just flood the table with cheap, fast origami creations?  Get your own Origami set and find out today.

In a handful of rounds, you have to build up your realm and make it grow by spending your riches.  In Minute Realms, you draft cards to further the growth of your realm, all the while keeping a wary eye on the growing horde of barbarians at the gate, who will sack your kingdom should you ever grow too militarily lax. Will you yield splendor to your lands with refined buildings, or will you defend them with imposing bastions to repel the upcoming fall of the invaders?

The Unknown lurks in the dark. We all know it. Luckily, some of us use that knowledge to fight. The odds may be against us, but we can win. Chill 3rd Edition is an investigative horror roleplaying game about people who stand up against monsters, hunting down supernatural threats and protecting the world from the Unknown. Players take on the role of envoys, members of a secret organization known as S.A.V.E. that tracks down and eliminates evil in the world. Along the way they might be injured or scared out of their wits. They might die. And just maybe… they might just save the world.

The ware between the mutable, shape-changing Darloks and the adaptable, resolute Humans shows no sign of abating. Master of Orion: Conquest is a two-player dueling deckbuilder as your species builds and fights their way to victory. Explore the galaxy to find new planets to colonize and use their production to build your fleets. Destroy the enemy’s home world and become the Master of Orion!

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New Board and Card Game Releases
Master of Orion Conquest
Minute Realms
Origami

Board and Card Game Restocks
A Feast For Odin
Captain Sonar
Citadels
Cranium
Dungeon Busters
Dominion 2nd Edition
Fuji Flush
Legends of the 5 Rings Core Set
Love Letter
Love Letter Premium
Monopoly Gamer
Mysterium and Expansions
Onitama and Sensei’s Path Expansion
Takenoko and Takenoko Chibis Expansion
Pandemic
Power Grid
Shadows Over Camelot
Small World
Smash Up and Smash Up Munchkin
Sushi Go Party
Terraforming Mars
Tsuro

New Role Playing Game Releases
Chill 3rd Edition
Call of Catthulhu: The Nekonomikon
Call of Catthulhu: Unaussprechlichen Katzen
Call of Catthulhu: Worlds of Catthulhu

Role Playing Game Restocks
A Song of Ice & Fire: A Game of Thrones Edition
Dragon Age RPG Core Book
Dungeons & Dragons: Starter Set
Dungeons & Dragons: Xanathar’s Guide to Everything
Ryuutama Natural Fantasy RPG
Ryuutama Natural Fantasy RPG Limited Edition

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Hey PI-Fans,

We’re keeping the good stuff flowing, folks. This means the new stuff keeps rolling, regardless of whether your preferences are board games, card games, wargames or RPGs.

So why not swing by and check out the cool stuff?

You’ve spent all day dealing with meddlesome adventurers slaying your monsters and taking your stuff. Now it’s high time you kicked back for an evening at the Black Dragon Depths, the Undercity’s counterpart to The Red Dragon Inn. Drink, gamble and roughhouse with your frenemies. Just remember to keep an eye on your gold, because your tablemates will be trying to take it from you, and if you run out, you’ll be spending the night wandering the dungeon in The Red Dragon Inn: Villains, a standalone spin-off of The Red Dragon Inn.

From the pages of the… wait. Wasn’t this a card game…? In the Sentinel Comics Roleplaying Game, you and your friends play as comic-book heroes – either from the pages of Sentinel Comics or from your own imagination! The Sentinel Comics Roleplaying Game Starter Kit comes with everything you need to play your first entire super-heroic campaign! This starter kit comes with a ton of information and gameplay content including a GM Guide, six pregenerated characters so players can jump straight in and a premade campaign.

Custom Heroes is a card-crafting, climbing trick game in which plastic cards are added to sleeves in order to modify the cards already in those sleeves. The players attempt to win rounds by getting rid of their cards as quickly as possible by playing escalating card sets. However, you also have advancements you can sleeve onto your cards. These may increase or decrease the value of the cards, or even add new abilities, but since all of the cards are reshuffled and dealt to start a new round, the changes you made may end up with someone else (and vice versa).

In Barbarossa and El Alamein, two-to five players command German divisions pushing forward on Moscow and Alexandria respectively. Faced with stiff resistance from Soviet and British armies, players will need to build armies, create strategies and gain support to be able to deploy their troops and attack different key sites on the battlefield. Each victory will gain them victory points which can help them win, not only the war but the game. In the end, the player with the most victory points will be declared the winner.

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New Board and Card Game Releases
Barbarossa Historical Edition
Custom Heroes
El Alamein Historical Edition
The Red Dragon Inn Villains

Board and Card Game Restocks
7 Wonders and Expansions
A Game of Thrones Board Game 2nd Edition
BANG! The Card Game and Expansions
Bed, Wed, Dead
Cranium
Epic Spell Wars: Melee at Murdershroom Marsh
Five Tribes
Grifters
Kodama
Munchkin & Expansions
Santorini
Scythe
Splendor and Expansion
The Red Dragon Inn
Ticket to Ride
Tragedy Looper

New Role Playing Game Releases
The Sentinel Comics Roleplaying Game Starter Kit

Role Playing Game Restocks
Dungeons & Dragons Dungeon Masters Guide
Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual
Dungeons & Dragons Players Handbook
Paranoia Red Clearance Starter Set

New Year, New Stuff?

Hey PI-Fans,

It’s 2018. Happy New Year!
The staff are still recovering from the 2017 Holiday Rush, but as they say, ‘The Spice Must Flow’.

And this means new stuff is inbound.

The Legendary Marvel Deck Building Game leaps headfirst into  the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the Legendary: Spider-Man Homecoming expansion. With Peter Parker and Tony Stark headlining the pack, this Legendary expansion features and all new set of heroes and villains and new mechanics with the Coordinate and Danger Sense keywords as you work to survive the onslaught of the Vulture and his crew.

Things have gone surprisingly badly and… well… The Captain Is Dead. All the crew have to do is get the ship’s Jump Core back online to win, but with a hostile alien ship trying to destroy you, that is easier said than done. Work together to keep the ship running under an enemy assault and maximize the abilities of each crew member and remember… if someone tries to be a hero, you’ll all die.

Welcome to the Paranoia RPG. The year is still 214. It has been for some time. You have six clones and a laser pistol. The Computer is your friend. TRUST THE COMPUTER! THE COMPUTER IS YOUR FRIEND! As a Troubleshooter, you are a member of Alpha Complex’s most expendable elite force. Tasked with finding trouble and shooting it, you will be hunting mutants, terrorists, traitors, [CLASSIFIED], secret societies, renegade bots, and DAIVs, which are [REDACTED]. You’ll save Alpha Complex from its greatest threat, unless you accidentally become Alpha Complex’s greatest threat.

The evil Lord Eradikus has all but conquered the galaxy. He may rule with an iron grip, but you and your fellow thieves have challenged each other to sneak aboard his ship, hack your way into its command module, and steal from him. Clank! In! Space! has players building a personal deck of cards throughout the course of the game, with the cards allowing them to move through the spaceship, attack things, acquire new cards, and — oh yeah — make noise to attract Lord Eradikus and potentially seal their own doom.

New Board and Card Game Releases
Clank! In! Space!
The Captain Is Dead
Legendary: Spider-Man Homecoming Expansion

Board and Card Game Restocks
7 Wonders
Anti-Monopoly
Blokus Trigon
Cat Tower
Citadels
Cranium Dark
Family Business
Munchkin
Pandemic Legacy Season 1
Pandemic Legacy Season 2
Splendor
Splendor: Cities of Splendor Expansion

New Role Playing Game Releases
Paranoia Red Clearance Starter Set

Role Playing Game Restocks
Reaper Bones Miniatures
Savage Worlds Explorer’s Edition Rulebook

 

“Keep Him Off The Cart Because He’s Not Yet Dead”

Hey PI-Fans,

It’s been a while hasn’t it. If you’re wondering why the manager is on the verge of bursting into song (Monty Python’s Spamalot, btw), it’s probably because the holiday rush hasn’t successfully run him over. Yet.

But hey. 2017 isn’t over yet and you know it’s going to try.

In the meantime, you’ll be happy to know we’re still plugging along and doing our thing, and that means we’ve got weird, wacky and wonderful stuff just in time to round out the year end.

Gather your band of heroes and journey to the edge of the Terrinoth in Legacy of Dragonholt! The first game to use the Oracle system, Legacy of Dragonholt captures the spirit of a roleplaying game without needing a game master. This narrative game for one to six players allows players to build their own unique hero and embark on six noble quests. Battle goblins, foil the plot of an evil lord, and add a new story to your tale!

You’ve fought at Mt. Skullzfyre and Castle Tentakill… but the Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards show no sign of abating! Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards: Melee at Murdershroom Marsh is an all new standalone set, introducing a host of new effects including Cantrips and Dual Glyphs to aid in your dominance… but do take care to avoid Bad Trips… or risk freaking out on all those colours…

Well… the Sheriff and his Deputies might be coming for you, but with this sweet new gun, they won’t know what hit them. BANG! Armed & Dangerous provides players with a whole stack of deadly weapons, powerful gear, and lethal ammo to turn the tide. Just remember that nothing is without cost. Dangerous weapons require upkeep to stay running, and if you’re not careful, you might find yourself running dry at an inopportune moment.

Dragonfire is a cooperative deck-building game set within the world of Dungeons & Dragons. Players choose from a number of races — from dwarf to elf, half-orc to human — while assuming the quintessential roles of cleric, rogue, fighter, and wizard. Equipped with weapons, spells, and magic items, players begin their adventure along the famed Sword Coast. Along the way, players level up their characters, opening access to additional equipment, feats, and more. Join the quest, and build your own legend!

 

New Board and Card Game Releases
Bang! Armed & Dangerous Expansion
Dragonfire
Dr Microbe
Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards: Melee at Murdershroom Marsh
Legacy of Dragonholt

Board and Card Game Restocks
7 Wonders
Bang! The Card Game
Bang! The Dice Game
Bohnanza
Codenames
Codenames Duet
Codenames Pictures
Catan Core Set
Coup
Dr. Eureka
Jungle Speed
Kittens in a Blender
Lost Cities
Onitama
Saboteur and Expansions
Sushi Go
Spyfall and Spyfall 2
Ticket to Ride
Ticket to Ride Europe
Ticket to Ride

New Role Playing Game Releases
RIFTS Savage Worlds Collection

Role Playing Game Restocks
7th Seas Core Rulebook
13th Age
Dungeons & Dragons Dungeon Masters Guide
Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual
Dungeons & Dragons Players Handbook
FATE Core RPG
FATE Dice

AIEEEEEE.

Hey PI-Fans,

Yeah. With the Holiday Season upon us, it’s been a while since we’ve posted something. It’s unfortunately true. We’re somewhat swamped. On the other hand, we’re still keeping the store full of awesome for you.

And we’re kicking off the week with a bunch of new releases.

“Let go of the illusion that your Art is superior, that your studies are complete! Take up the Sensei’s Path, and your path towards the true Art is just beginning.” – the Scroll of Onitama

Sensei’s Path is a card expansion for use with Onitama and contains cards that can be used as a standalone set of Move cards instead of those found in the base game or shuffled with the original 16 cards during Game Setup to create a multitude of new card combinations!

It’s a fine dining frenzy! In Menu Masters, you are a world-class chef, brimming with ideas for the greatest menus ever crafted! You may choose to open a store to earn some money…or just grab your shopping basket and be the first in line at the market. It’s the only way to get the best selection! But beware of the other chefs as they drive up demand and increase prices! Earn your stars in this deliciously fun race to gourmet supremacy, proving you are the greatest of menu masters!

The enchanted forest of the kodama is flourishing. But with so much growth, the ancient paths to the sanctuaries within have become overgrown and lost. Now the forest guardians call upon you, their loyal kodama, to restore these paths. In Kokoro, Avenue of the Kodama, each player has a forest map to draw their paths. Connecting your sanctuaries to offerings will gain you favor. Choose wisely because you never know exactly when the sanctuary will score. And you shouldn’t be too greedy, if a sanctuary is not connected to more offerings than your previous sanctuary, you lose points!

The modern BattleMech is the end result of more than three thousand years of battlefield technology development. Using the most up-to-date rules text, the BattleMech Manual has been designed from the ground up to cater to the BattleTech player wanting to engage in an all-’Mech battle. Includes a variety of optional rules, terrain and more. Welcome to the most table-usage-friendly BattleTech rulebook ever published!

Technical Readout: Succession Wars is the perfect “first Technical Readout” companion to the BattleMech Manual. Combining the ’Mechs previously found in Technical Readout: 3039, Technical Readout: 3050 Upgrade, Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, and Technical Readout: 3075, this volume features some of the most common ’Mechs from the Age of War to the Succession Wars. Each machine is illustrated in detail, and accompanied by a description of its history, capabilities, game stats, along with their most famous pilots.

New Board and Card Game Releases
Battle for Rokugan
Kokoro, Avenue of the Kodama
Menu Masters
Onitama, Sensei’s Path

Board and Card Game Restocks
7 Wonders
Bang! The Card Game
Bang! The Dice Game
Codenames
Codenames Duet
Codenames Pictures
Coup and Expansion
Coup G54
Go Nuts For Donuts
The Grizzled and Expansion
Jungle Speed
Kittens in a Blender
Mysterium
Pie Face
Saboteur and Expansions
Scotland Yard
Sheriff of Nottingham and Expansion
Splendor and Expansion
Sushi Go
Sushi Go Party
Spyfall
Takenoko
Ticket to Ride
Ultimate Werewolf

 

Release Day 23/11/17

Hey PI-Fans,

Here’s to new stuff. 23/11/17 is release day for Civilization: A New Dawn, A Game of Thrones Catan, Legends of the 5 Rings: Into the Forbidden City Dynasty Pack and Arkham Horror: The Unspeakable Oath Mythos Pack.

 

Rule the world and build an empire to withstand the test of time in Civilization: A New Dawn! This new tabletop game based on the groundbreaking video game series lets players become some of history’s greatest leaders as they try to advance their people through the ages, from ancient history to the modern era. As leaders of competing nations, players must expand their domains, gain new technologies, and build wonders to rise above all others and shape the world to their own vision.

 

The Unspeakable Oath is the second Mythos Pack in The Path to Carcosa cycle for Arkham Horror: The Card Game, and it carries you deep into the belly of Arkham’s asylum. You’ll find yourself behind locked doors, wracked buy Doubt, and surrounded by Lunatics. And, still, you’ll catch hints of deeper and darker secrets.

 

Into the Forbidden City! The third dynasty pack for Legends of the Five Rings continues to flesh out the Seven Great Clans with all new option as the struggle for power takes to the Imperial City of Otosan Uchi. From neutral samurai sworn to the Imperial family, to Imperial magistrates from each of the Great Clans, to rewards for holding the Imperial Favor, this cycle draws you into the world of Otosan Uchi and the service of the Emperor.

 

In A Game of Thrones Catan, the Brothers of the Night’s Watch seek a new leader from among their ranks. Drawing sustenance from the unforgiving landscape of the north offers enough challenges, but whomever takes up this task must also man and defend the Wall against the onslaught of Wildlings fighting their way into Westeros. Many brothers now compete to build, defend, and do what they can to protect Westeros, but only one shall rise above their brothers to become the new Lord Commander. But be wary — the north holds many dangers, and winter is coming.

 

 

 

The Weekly Recap – 17/11/17

Hey PI-Fans,

Wow. This week’s been rough.
But hey. Weekend is here. So joy.

And just in time for the weekend, is a shelf full of stuff.

For Honor and Glory! With the Great Clans of Rokugan besieged on all sides by forces both external and internal, the Great Clans need concepts like honor and glory to maintain peace and order. In the hardest of times, it is honor and glory that keep a samurai from losing themselves completely and assist them in finding a path through the darkness.

Manipulate the stack in Pyramix! In this simple yet elegant strategy game, take turns removing one cube at a time from the pyramid stack. As cubes are removed, gravity causes others to slide down towards the base. Plan your moves carefully as the bottom-most cubes are worth big points at the end. And watch out for cobras that may drop in and take a bite out of your score!

It’s a battle for pastries in Go Nuts For Donuts! Picking the best snack offering to benefit your score pile might be for the best, but you’ll need to keep an eye on your competition. If more than one player ends up going after the same confection, everyone leaves empty handed. Will you sate your sugar cravings or leave empty handed in this sugar fueled game of snack denial.

Takes command of one of seventeen unique civilizations to compete for interstellar supremacy through warfare, trade, uncertain allegiances, and political dominance in the new edition of Twilight Imperium! Every faction offers a completely different play experience, from the wormhole-hopping Ghosts of Creuss to the Emiratates of Hacan, the masters of trade. All of these races have many paths to victory, but only one will sit upon the throne of Mecatol Rex as the new masters of the galaxy.

You are a zombie. You want brains. More brains than any of your zombie buddies.  Zombie Dice Horde Edition brings you more of the classic Zombie Dice action, combining all the push-your-luck gameplay of the original with the Double Feature and Schoolbus expansions, a score pad for tracking score and a dice bag in a single box. Eat brains. Know when to stop. Don’t get shotgunned.


New Board and Card Game Releases
Go Nuts For Donuts!
L5R LCG: For Honor and Glory Dynasty Pack
Pyramix
Twilight Imperium 4E
Zombie Dice Horde Edition

Board and Card Game Restocks
7 Wonders Duel
Arkham Horror LCG Core Set
Arkham Horror LCG: The Dunwich Cycle
Bang: The Bullet
Bears vs Babies and Expansions
Betrayal at Baldur’s Gate
Betrayal at House on the Hill
Caverna
Cards Against Humanity and Expansions
Exploding Kittens and Expansions
Here Kitty Kitty
Joking Hazard
Jungle Speed
Secret Hitler
Spyfall and Spyfall 2
Ticket to Ride
Ticket to Ride Europe
TIME Stories and Expansions
What Do You Meme

 

Go Nuts For Donuts!

Hey PI-Fans,

In the mood for a sweet pastry? Try Go Nuts For Donuts! In this 2 to 6 player card game from Gamewright Games, players plot to grab donuts from the table to add to their score pile.

The twist?

If two or more players select the same donut, nobody scores it.

Will you successfully amass a pile of pastries and the sweet taste of victory, or will you find yourself left with crumbs?

 

The Weekly Recap – 11/11/17

Hey PI-Fans,

We just had a stack of new releases out of Thursday, so I figured, I should take the opportunity to make notes of some of the other stuff that floated by this past week.


New Board and Card Game Releases
L5R LCG: Tears of Amaterasu Dynasty Pack
Mansions of Madness: Streets of Arkham
Unlock Escape Adventures: The House on the Hill
Unlock Escape Adventures: The Tonipal’s Treasure
Unlock Escape Adventures: The Nautilus’ Traps

Board and Card Game Restocks
Coup
Dragonwood
Dixit
Dominion 2nd Edition
Forbidden Desert
Forbidden Island
Hoax
Legends of the 5 Rings LCG Core Set
Once Upon A Time
Onitama
Outfoxed
Risk Legacy
Santorini
Skiwampus
Sushi Go
Sushi Go Party

 

New Swag – 09/11/17

Mansions of Madness: Streets of Arkham, Unlock Wave 2 and Tears of Amaterasu release today, 09/11/17

Hey PI-Fans,

It’s release day for a pile of new swag, expansions for the Legends of the Five Rings LCG and Mansions of Madness and a bunch of new adventures for the Unlock Escape Adventures card game!

Streets of Arkham is an expansion for Mansions of Madness: Second Edition in which investigators must confront the horrific secrets behind Arkham’s failing facade of normalcy.  This expansion for Mansions of Madness: Second Edition places four new investigators in three digital scenarios that incorporate new elements of gameplay, including elixirs and improvement tokens.

 

As the seven clans of Rokugan continue to serve the Emperor, cracks begin to fracture between them. Conflict is brewing in the Emerald Empire, and every clan must be ready for the turmoil to follow. As the first Dynasty Pack in Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game, Tears of Amaterasu features three copies of twenty new cards and expands on the theme found in the Core Set of the game.

 

Three new adventures for the Unlock Escape Adventures.  In The House on the Hill   investigate occult occurrences, enter  a haunted house house, and break a curse…  then escape the attack of a sea monster in The Nautilus’ Traps before your sub runs out of oxygen and then go on a treasure hunt for buried treasure in The Tonipal’s Treasure!

 

RELEASE TODAY
09/11/17