In light of the new safe distancing measures, Games @ PI will be suspending all in-store events and closing our painting tables and play area until further notice. During this time our table-booking and paint pass services will be unavailable, and no games will be held or run within the store.
The store will continue operations at its usual business hours, with steps taken to ensure the cleanliness of the store and the safety and health of our customers and staff. We seek your cooperation in abiding by these new measures and in keeping our store a safe and sanitary place.
Games @ PI is currently taking orders for Warlord Game’s new ‘Victory at Sea‘, a fast playing 1/1800 scale Naval Combat Wargame set during the tumultuous years of the Second World War.
Victory at Sea will be launching with a Two-player starter and four fleet boxes right off the bat, so whether you’re interested in fleet combat wargames, a seasoned naval grognard or even just a warship aficionado now’s the time to pour yourself a rum ration and get cracking.
With the world appearing in absolute shades of grey this week, we recommend a touch of colour in your life, so out with those zombie apocalypses and pandemics (though if those are your thing, we also have them in stock and won’t judge).
If you’re like us, and just want a world where things are going back to normal. Here are the surprisingly brightly coloured releases for this week.
There is a tradition amongst members of the tabletop wargame community to start new armies with the new year, and here at Games@PI, our staff took it upon themselves to keep with that tradition.
Helped along by our New Year, New Army discounts, our staff and regulars began to work on armies for Warhammer Age of Sigmar. Warlords rallying troops to their banner and outfitting them in regimental colours.
Today’s article will feature two of these armies, both made by members of our staff.
Designed shortly after the Clone Wars and produced in surprising quantities by MandalMotors, despite Empire supervision a rather surprising number of shipments of M3-A Scyk fighters would disappear due to administrative errors – these lost Scyks would inevitably wind up in the hands of the Hutt clans and the Zann Consortium.
The Games @ PI team has recently come into possession of one such cache of Scyk fighters and in traditional Mandalmotors style, we’re making them available to X-Wing Scum & Villany players everywhere.
Get two X-Wing 1E M3-A Interceptors free with every Star Wars X-Wing Scum & Villany Conversion Kit Purchased.
With arrival of new stock of Hail Hydra and Resistance Avalon and the launch of Crossfire and Ravnica: Inquisition, by some odd quirk of fate, this week looks to be a week of deception themed games.
But if that isn’t your thing, consider picking up a copy of Ultra Tiny Epic Kingdoms and Ultra Tiny Epic Galaxies, the teeniest tiniest, most portal 4X (eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate) games you’ll find.
This comes on top of the usual rolling restock including the Tiny Epic game line, King of Tokyo, Mysterium, Chronicles of Crime and the (oddly popular) Pandemic.
In this most abnormal of times, Games @ PI is happy to keep things chugging along. Shelves get filled up, new titles keep appearing on our shelves. Normalcy!
If you’re huddled together waiting for things to blow over, spend some time with Sherlock Holmes: Carlton House and Queen`s Park, a standalone set for Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective as you crack open the case files of the master detective. Solve the presented mystery and match your deductive abilities against your opponents and the master sleuth himself, Sherlock Holmes.
Alternatively, raid the sushi bar with Sushi Roll, a high-speed dice drafting game which sees players raiding a sushi joint. Grab dice, representing different dishes from the sets of dishes as they are handed to you, and build your own scoring sets of dishes. Earn points for winning combos like two tempura or a set of sashimi, grab a menu to re-roll your dice or use chopsticks to swap with an opponent and be sure to save room for pudding at the end!
We’re giving our Paint Pass system a boost, with a wider variety of paints and a whole new line of weathering effects now available for use. Add a new layer of wear and tear to your minis, with paints specially formulated to create the effects and impression of rust, mud, and soot. All included with the standard paint pass!
With Vallejo weathering effects, you can create the impression of gritty realism on your minis, making them look like they have trekked through the environs. Use the environment paints to create textured bases for your minis, with snow and various types of mud available in addition to the sandy and arid options already present in the Citadel lines.
For most board games, the play-time on the box is a suggestion that is often exceeded. Pandemic: Rapid Response bucks this trend, delivering a consistent 20 minutes of frantic fun.
Part of the Pandemic series of games, Rapid Response sees up to four players playing a group of elite scientist and technicians, tasked with delivering supplies to nations across the world.
The game sets itself apart from others in the cooperative genre by focusing heavily on real-time decision making. The game utilises a two-minute hourglass, with players trying to achieve as much as possible across their turns before the timer runs out.