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We Do What We Can. :-)

Hey PI-Fans,

We’re a game store. We like games. It’s generally consistent with us being a game store. By now we generally assume it’s public knowledge. 🙂

We like new games. It’s a thing.

– Kenneth, Games @ PI Manager

In Evolution: The Beginning, you’ll control a species adapting to survive and thrive in a dynamic ecosystem where food is scarce and predators roam. Evolutionary Traits like Flight and Horns will protect your species from Carnivores while a Long Neck will help them get food that others cannot reach, but resources are limited so you’ll have to pick and choose your way to victory. With hundreds of ways to evolve your species, every game unfolds in a beautifully unique way. Evolution: The Beginning borrows ideas and concepts from other games in the Evolution branded product line, but it is a stand-alone game.

As a skilled artisan, you will use tools-of-the-trade and careful planning to construct a stained glass window masterpiece in the Sagrada Familia. Players will take turns drafting glass pieces, represented by dice; carefully choosing where to place each one in their window. Windows have unique color and shade requirements, and similar dice may never be adjacent so placing each die is more challenging than the last. Fortunately, you’ll have just the right tools to help you through. Gain prestige by adapting to the preferences of your fickle admirers, and of course, by adding your own artistic flair while completing your glass masterpiece in Sagrada.

Ultimate Werewolf is an interactive game of deduction for two teams: villagers and werewolves. The villagers don’t know who the werewolves are, and the werewolves are trying to remain undiscovered while they slowly eliminate the villagers one at a time. Ultimate Werewolf Legacy uses gameplay similar to Ultimate Werewolf, but you no longer have single standalone games as players and the village itself have attributes that are retained between games, with events that take place in the first games having effects that ripple through remaining games. Make a bad decision early on, and it can haunt the village for years to come!

The intrepid crew are on their first away mission! Of course, your new captain was very diplomatic, and upon encountering giant bugs that may very well be the reason the aliens abandoned the planet, he chose to attempt to communicate. The bugs communicated by biting his head clean off. So now, once again without a captain, the crew must attempt to complete the mission by exploring tunnels and obtaining relics, all while fighting off a swarm of bugs! Through exploration and area defense, you’ll try to survive long enough to obtain the necessary relics — but should the bugs attack the shuttlecraft enough times, you won’t be able to escape the Dangerous Planet!

New Board and Card Game Releases
The Captain Is Dead: Dangerous Planet
Evolution: The Beginning
Sagrada
Ultimate Werewolf: Legacy

Board and Card Game Restocks
Arkham Horror: The Board Game
Bang! The Card Game and Expansions
Carcassonne
Cash n’ Guns
Catan
Codenames
Codenames Deep Undercover
Colt Express
Coup
Deception: Murder in Hong Kong
Jaipur
Modern Art
Robinson Crusoe and Expansion
Secret Hitler
Scythe
Stuffed Fables
Terraforming Mars
Ticket to Ride
Tiny Epic Galaxies
Tiny Epic Kingdoms
Tiny Epic Mechs
Tiny Epic Quest

Role Playing Games Restocks
Dungeons & Dragons Gift Set

Expand Your Options

Hey PI-Fans,

We like board games. We know you like board games. So why not broaden your gaming horizons with an expansion or two?

BUY A BOARD GAME AND AN EXPANSION AND GET 15% OFF THE EXPANSION*

If you’re picking up a board game, if you’re picking up one of the following title, why not grab an expansion or two for one of the games:

SABOTEUR SINGAPORE EDITION
DETECTIVE A MODERN CRIME BOARDGAME
MARVEL LEGENDARY DECK BUILDING GAME
SENTINELS OF THE MULTIVERSE
STAR REALMS DECKBUILDING GAME
WITS & WAGERS
SANTORINI
DECEPTION: MURDER IN HONG KONG
SCYTHE
COLT EXPRESS
DIXIT
MYSTERIUM
7 WONDERS
TAKENOKO
TIME STORIES
A GAME OF THRONES CATAN: BROTHERHOOD OF THE WATCH
CATAN
TICKET TO RIDE
TICKET TO RIDE EUROPE
ARKHAM HORROR 3E
DESCENT: JOURNEYS IN THE DARK SECOND ED
ELDRITCH HORROR
MANSIONS OF MADNESS 2ND EDITION
CALL OF CTHULHU: ELDER SIGN
STAR WARS: IMPERIAL ASSAULT
A GAME OF THRONES BOARD GAME 2ND ED
XCOM: THE BOARD GAME
FALLOUT: THE BOARD GAME
AGRICOLA
MICE & MYSTICS
GEN7
PANDEMIC
ONCE UPON A TIME 3RD EDITION
GLOOM 2E
THE GRIZZLED
GALAXY TRUCKERS
BANG!: THE CARD GAME
BANG! THE DICE GAME
BETRAYAL AT HOUSE ON THE HILL 2ND ED.
EXPLODING KITTENS
UNSTABLE UNICORNS
LANTERNS: THE HARVEST FESTIVAL
ROBINSON CRUSOE 2E
KITTENS IN A BLENDER
MUNCHKIN AND MUNCHKIN DELUXE
SMASH UP
COUP
SHERIFF OF NOTTINGHAM
ONITAMA
RESISTANCE, THE 3RD EDITION
D&D: LORDS OF WATERDEEP BOARD GAME
ROCK PAPER WIZARD
EXPLODING KITTENS


* Terms and Conditions Apply

The X-Wing Fly Casual Event

Hey PI-Fans,

Over the weekend, we teamed up with Shane Mok to run a Star Wars X-Wing Casual Event at the store, and the community responded in style with a full house of 16 players.

Congratulations to Meng Tee Teng for his win, and we hope people had fun.

Photos of the Event can be found HERE. We hope everyone had fun, and we’re looking forward to doing this again. Until then, keep those S-Foils in attack position and we hope you’ll keep flying casual.

– Kenneth, Games @ PI Manager

City Building

Hey PI-Fans,

The store is open. It’s another week. Time for some fun.

If you miss Talisman, keep an eye out for an all new edition of Relic, back from the Warp. Strap on your Terminator Armour, load your Stormbolter and prepare to go questing in the grim darkness of the far future.

Alternatively, take a trip to your local tavern for Three Dragon Ante: Legendary Edition, a card game designed for tavern crawls in your D&D Campaign.

Looking for something different? Return to the city of Machi Koro with the Machi Koro 5th Anniversary Expansion Box, bringing a 5th player to your games of Machi Koro. Alternatively, consider Machi Koro Legacy, bringing lasting consequences to your games of Machi Koro.

– Kenneth, Games @ PI Manager

Three-Dragon Ante: Legendary Edition is a re-imagining of the original classic Dungeons & Dragons Three Dragon Ante, a casual standalone card game of chance for two to six players. Each hand, players ante gold to the stakes and compete to play the strongest flight of three cards, dragons, or mortals. The strongest flight wins that gold from the stakes, but playing weaker cards triggers your cards’ powers and sets you up to win the next hand. This Legendary Edition includes new Legendary Dragons, Mortals, Gold and Platinum Pieces, and Ability Disks for combining Three-Dragon Ante with the Dungeons & Dragons tabletop game!

Machi Koro Legacy features the same gameplay as Machi Koro. You are still rolling dice, you are still collecting income, and you are still racing to build landmarks. However, it features a ten-game series that tells a complete story set in the world of Machi Koro in which player choices create a unique gameplay experience.

Machi Koro 5th Anniversary Expansions continues the celebration of the evergreen title’s fifth birthday! This expansion contains new reprints of the classic Harbor and Millionaire’s Row expansions, available together for the first time! Machi Koro 5th Anniversary Expansions features the same larger card size than previous editions as well as brand-new plastic coins to add to the plastic coins of the base game. Each expansion adds new layers, like Fishing Boats, an airport, and components to add a fifth player!

Relic is a board game in which two to four players each assume the role of a powerful hero from the Warhammer 40,000 universe and bravely venture forth to shield the Antian Sector from certain doom. By completing missions and defeating enemies, characters compete to gain rewards and experience, furthering their chance of being the first to defeat whatever evil lies beyond the Warp rift.

New Board and Card Game Releases
Machi Koro 5th Anniversary Expansion
Machi Koro Legacy
Relic
Three Dragon Ante

Board and Card Game Restocks
Arkham Horror: Return to the Path to Carcosa
Citadels
Colt Express
Cutthroat Caverns
Go Nuts For Donuts
Hey! That’s My Fish!
Jungle Speed Skwak
Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island
Love Letter Premium
Modern Art
Spyfall and Spyfall 2
Tsuro

A Miniature Restock

Hey PI-Fans.

The ‘Law of Shipment Attraction’ posits that no matter how much effort you put into staggering your order cycle, the natural magnetic attraction of shipments will inevitably result in their arrival in a single disorganized clump, resulting in the demise of one or more warehouse gnomes beneath a sudden, crushing pile of boxes.

While the local ecosystem resolves itself, we resolve to continue filling the shelves with swag.

Swag is awesome. We know you like swag.

Oddly, it’s a rather miniature-centric slab of releases. X-Wing Wave V has finally transitioned from hyperspace, bringing reinforcements for Rebel, Imperial, Scum, Republic and Separatist players. Also in are the Tully Cavaliers, Lannister Poor Fellows and Nights Watch Builder Crossbowmen for the Song of Ice and Fire miniature game. Stomping along in the rearguard comes Technical Readout: Clan Invasion for BattleTech, a definitive collection of giant stompy robots for the discerning commander looking to take the fight to the Clans (or just be the angry techno-barbarian at the gates).

But I’m just looking for a board game, you say?

How about Foodies, a raucous game of food court management. Or if you’re just here to punch something, consider Marvel Legendary: Revelations, which unleashes the long time Ironman foe The Mandarin to bedevil the players. Also available is the Children of Heaven pack for L5R and the Return to Path to Carcosa expansion for the Arkham Horror LCG.

If you’re looking for something to bulk out your RPG experiences, we’ve got a limited quantity of the limited edition Descent into Avernus adventure book for Dungeons & Dragons. Also the D&D Essentials box if you’re just starting out.

So yeah.

Big shipment clump means big launches from a large number of companies. Why not swing by and join us in getting some gaming in?

– Kenneth, Games @ PI Manager

New Board and Card Game Releases
Arkham Horror: Return to Path to Carcosa Expansion
Foodies
Legend of the Five Rings: Children of Heaven Dynasty Pack
Marvel Legendary: Revelations Expansion

Board and Card Game Restocks
Catan and Expansions
Coup and Coup Reformation Expansion
Dominion 2nd Edition
Evolution
Scythe
Scythe: The Wind Gambit Expansion
Marvel Legendary Deck Building Game
One Night Ultimate Werewolf and Sequels
Onitama and Expansions
Time Stories
Wits & Wagers

Miniature Wargame New Releases
A Song of Ice & Fire Miniature Game: Nights Watch Heroes
A Song of Ice & Fire Miniature Game: Lannister Poor Fellows
A Song of Ice & Fire Miniature Game: Stark Tully Cavaliers
Star Wars X-Wing 2nd Edition: BTL-B Y-Wing
Star Wars X-Wing 2nd Edition: Ghost
Star Wars X-Wing 2nd Edition: Inquisitor’s TIE
Star Wars X-Wing 2nd Edition: M3-A Scyk Interceptor
Star Wars X-Wing 2nd Edition: Nantex-class Starfighter
Star Wars X-Wing 2nd Edition: Punishing One

Miniature Wargame Restocks
Star Wars X-Wing 2nd Edition: Core Set

Role Playing Games New Releases
Dungeons & Dragons 5E: Descent into Avernus LE
Dungeons & Dragons 5E Essentials Kit
Pathfinder Battles: Iconic Heroes Evolved Miniature Box

Fly Casual – An X-Wing Event

Hey PI-Fans,

“A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….”

There were many players who played the Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game. And these players asked if Games @ PI was interested in running X-Wing Events.

And we thought about it and said “Why Not”.

Games @ PI will be collaborating with the X-Wing Community to run an event at Games @ PI on the 5th of October.

Fee: $15
Format: Star Wars X-Wing Hyperspace 200 Points 
4x 75 min Rounds, Swiss Format.
Maximum Players: 14
Tournament Organizer: Shane Mok
Participation: Extended Art Veteran Turret Gunner
Top 5: Star Wars X-Wing Metal Charge Tokens
Champion: Star Wars X-Wing Acrylic Range Ruler

In addition, Shane Mok has generously agreed to add to the prize pool from his own collection, including Extended Art TIE Fighter or Blue Squadron Promos for participants, Extended Art Luke Skywalker cards for the Top 5 players, Anakin Skywalker OTC Promos for the Top 2 players and a T-65 X-Wing Damage Deck for the Champion!

Preregistration and Confirmation: HERE

Saturday, 5th October
1200 hrs – Registration
1230 hrs – Round 1 Start
1400 hrs – Round 2 Start
1530 hrs – Round 3 Start
1700 hrs – Round 4 Start
1830 hrs – Prize Presentation

It’s A Sale

TLDR: Get an additional 5% cumulative discount with each additional item from participating ranges

Hey PI-Fans,

We like many things. It comes with running a game store. We figured you like them too.

So… Have a promotion on us.

Start the hobby or grow an existing collection! On top of your Get up to 20% off* miniatures from the Games Workshop, A Song of Ice & Fire Miniatures Game, Star Wars X-Wing as well as selected Keyforge and Magic: The Gathering products. The more you buy, the greater your discount.

Here’s how it’s going to work.

EACH ADDITIONAL PURCHASE BEYOND THE FIRST WILL APPLY A CUMULATIVE 5% DISCOUNT.**

In simple terms this mean purchasing 2 participating items nets you a 5% discount on both of them. 3 items gets you a 10% discount and 4 or more gets you a 15% discount off the range items.

All this on top of your existing membership discount for a total of up to 20% off your items.***

The promotion lasts from now to 18th October, so what are you waiting for?

Come assemble those decks, build those miniatures and hit the table with us.

– Kenneth, Games @ PI Manager


* Terms And Conditions. Not applicable to individual MTG Packs & Throne of Eldraine or Citadel Paints & Tools.
** Up to a 15% cap on top of basic Games @ PI membership
*** Not a member? Spend $300 in a single receipt and receive a free upgrade.

Back In The Saddle

Hey PI-Fans,

I’ve just dragged my body back from the armed forces and it’s time to get back to work. Work, in my case means games. More specifically bringing you games.

That’s my job.

What I’m rambling about in this disorganised screed basically translates into new board and card games for the shelf, ready fr people to pop by and add them to their collections.

If you enjoyed the Chronicles of Crime, perhaps it’s worth keeping an eye out for the expansions. The Noir and Welcome to Redview expansions bring all new scenarios to the Chronicles of Crime, along with the Virtual Reality Module, which converts your phone into a set of VR goggles.

If you’re looking for something lighter perhaps consider Kodama Duo, a specially designed two player set of the Kodama card game which also doubles as a 6th player expansion for the core game or just take a look at Throw Throw Burrito, primarily due to the dearth of party games which allow you to brain your friend with a hurled rubber burrito.

So hey. If you’re looking for something to pass the week, hows’about a new adventure, preferable with friends.

– Kenneth, Games @ PI Manager

New Board and Card Game Releases
Chronicles of Crime: Noir Expansion
Chronicles of Crime: Welcome to Redview Expansion
Chronicles of Crime: Virtual Reality Module Expansion
Kodama Duo
Throw Throw Burrito

Board and Card Game Restocks

7 Wonders and Expansions
Axis & Allies 1941
Bang! and Expansions
Cash n’ Guns
Colt Express
Chronicles of Crime Board Game
Dragonwood
Dungeons & Dragons: Dungeon of the Mad Mage Board Game
Munchkin Deluxe and Expansios
Secret Hitlers
Star Wars: Outer Rim
Sushi Go and Sushi Go Party
Terraforming Mars
Twilight Struggle

Things Pile Up

Hey PI-Fans,

It’s been a while hasn’t it… I’ve been on Reservist training and the new stuff has piled up since I went in. There’s plenty of stuff out there. Role playing games for one… Board and card game for another…

And the miniatures. Oh the miniatures.

Journeys in Middle Earth get’s it’s first expansion with Villains of Eriador. Then there’s the L5R LCG Justice for Satsume, a new wave of WizKids preprimed miniatures, and the 2nd Edition of the Pathfinder Role Playing Game.

It’s a great spread of options, for all sorts of different gaming palettes.

Here’s to the weekend, folks. Have a great one!

– Kenneth, Games @ PI Manager

New Board and Card Game Releases
Dividends
Giza
Journeys In Middle Earth: Villains of Eriador Expansion
Legends of the 5 Rings LCG: Justice for Satsume

Board and Card Game Restocks

Arkham Horror LCG Core Set
Azul
Catan and Expansions
Civilization
Eldritch Horror
Japiur
Just One
Ramen Fury
Ticket to Ride
Tokaido

Role Playing Games New Releases
Pathfinder (2nd Edition) Role Playing Game Core Rulebook
Pathfinder (2nd Edition) Bestiary
Pathfinder (2nd Edition) GM Screen
Pathfinder Bones and D&D Nolzur’s Marvelous Miniatures Wave IX

Adulting

Hey PI-Fans,

Some of you like adult humour. Judging by the collective popularity of Cards Against Humanity, Bed Wed Dead and Limpeh Says, we don’t judge.

If anything, we sort of enable it.

So this week is a mix. We’ve got a couple of new card games this week. Cahoots and This Game Goes to Eleven are excellent party games – but definitely not as spicy as the other two.

On top of that, we’ve restocked Unstable Unicorns, Llama’s Unleashed, Scram and Daring Contest, so if you’re looking for more kooky fun, well… we’ve got you covered too.

Here’s to being an adult.

– Kenneth, Games @ PI Manager

Million Dollars, But… The Game (MDB) puts your morals and imagination to the test, posing the question, “What would you do for a million dollars?” Players create scenarios by combining a trigger and a rather uncomfortable rule card to showcase what they would or wouldn’t do for a big hunk of cash.

You know the drill. In Codenames: Deep Undercover, two teams compete to see who can make contact with all of their agents first. Spymasters give one-word clues that can point to multiple words on the board. Their teammates try to guess words of the right color while avoiding those that belong to the opposing team. And everyone wants to avoid the assassin. Of course… Deep Undercover means things are a bit… saucier… in their choice of vocabulary.

Cooperation is key in Cahoots! Play cards to one of four piles by matching color or number. Work together as a team to complete a series of goals — without communicating what’s in your hand. Can you make all piles purple or green? Every card lower than four? All cards add up to ten? There’s only one way to win before time runs out: Play in cahoots!

In This Game Goes to Eleven, named after a joke in the film Spinal Tap, players play number cards from their hands into the center pile, seeking to make the pile sum to 11. If they are able to get to exactly 11, they can pass the stack off to another player. If, however, they are forced to play a card that brings the total over 11, they have to take the entire pile themselves. Players race to be the first one to be left without any cards.

New Board and Card Game Releases
Cahoots
Codenames: Deep Undercover (2E)
Million Dollars, But…
This Game Goes To Eleven

Board and Card Game Restocks

Arkham Horror LCG Core Set
Azul
Catan and Expansions
Catan Junior
Codenames
Condottiere
Citadels
Daring Contest
Llama’s Unleashed
Munchkin and Expansions
Munchkin Warhammer 40,000 and Expansions
Once Upon A Time
Scram
Splendor and Expansions
Spot It
Ticket to Ride
Ticket to Ride Europe
Unstable Unicorns and Expansions