To Boldly Go…

Please Pardon The Manager. He’s clearly confused and it’s Been A Long Day.


Hi PI-Fans,

A Long Long Time Ago In A Galaxy Far Far Away… Wait. Something isn’t right. Sorry. Lets try that again.

If I’ve learnt anything, it’s that fandoms are non-exclusive – my love of Star Wars neither competes nor demeans my ability to appreciate Star Trek… Which is great, because even in this time of Star Wars mania, Star Trek 5 Year Mission is really really good game. Unless you’re a redshirt. But. Hey. Who cares about the redshirts?
– Kenneth, Games @ PI Manager/Balancer of the Force.

Command a 5-year mission aboard the USS Enterprise in Star Trek: Five Year Mission. NCC-1701 or NCC 1701-D, you ask? Why not both? Work together to resolve escalating series of alerts before the Enterprise is destroyed. Deal with injuries which lock dice out of play, circumvent ship damage, the prime directive, as well as the ever looming timer as you boldly go where no man has gone before…

In Patchwork, two players compete to build the most aesthetic (and high-scoring) patchwork quilt – creating a beautiful quilt, however, requires effort and time, but the available patches just do not want to fit together. So choose your patches carefully and keep a healthy supply of buttons to not only finish your quilt, but to make it better and more beautiful than your opponent‘s in this devious game of quick thinking and fast needlework.

In the thick of the Viennese modern age, exquisite cafés are competing for customers. This is your opportunity to turn your little café into a world famous hotel. Choose wisely which guests to attract and complete their orders to gain bonus actions as you struggle to wring maximum efficiency out of your limited resources and small pool of staff. Hire staff, fulfill the wishes of your guests, and gain the emperor’s favor. Only then will your café become the Grand Austria Hotel.



New Board Game Releases
Grand Austria Hotel
Star Trek: Five-Year Mission

Board and Card Game Restocks
Bacchus’ Banquet
Catan: Cities & Knights Expansion
Catan: Traders & Barbarians Expansion
Catan: Seafarers Expansions
Catan: Explorers & Pirates Expansion
Family Business
WWE Superstar Showdown

Role Playing Games Restocks
Savage Worlds Explorers Edition Rulebook

Dropzone Commander Community Event

Games @ PI is proud to host the Dropzone Commander Community Tournament on 9th January 2016 at 1030 hrs.

Ready to do your part for the Reconquest?

Download the Tournament Pack HERE and register at the EVENT PAGE.


A Golden Age of humanity has passed into history. A time when mankind advanced implacably and unopposed through the stars has gone beyond living memory.

The armies of the United Colonies of Mankind march towards humanities’ former heartland, battling the dreaded Scourge one world at a time. Many enemies and allies await on this journey; an odyssey through the stars towards a distant and glittering goal – Earth.

Dropzone Commander (DzC) is a 10mm scale sci-fi tabletop wargame, devised for mass battles between two or more players. The game is built around the concept of rapid deployment and redeployment of your forces by airborne dropships, exemplifying the pace of combat on the battlefields of the future. This makes for a tactical and fast paced experience, where quick thinking and strokes of genius often bring victory.

The Quick Brown Fox

Hey PI-Fans,

We’re rolling into the Christmas period, so in addition to the usual new releases you’d expect on a Monday morning, we’re stocking deep in preparation for all your shopping needs.

For of you who  noticed absence from the store, no… they didn’t find my body washed up on a beach somewhere. I’m on vacation. Sort of, anyway. Also, I am not a Manei Domini infiltrator masquerading as the store manager on the internet.
Have a good week, folks.

– Kenneth, Games @ PI Manager/Precentor Dominus

Will your your quest end in death or glory? In Warhammer Quest: The Adventure Card Game, 1 to 4 players guide some of the Old World’s most iconic heroes into the shadows to vanquish some of Warhammer’s most terrifying monsters in a quest for fabulous treasure in this modern re-implementation of the classic cooperative dungeon crawl.

Start at the beginning of A Song of Ice and Fire with Taking the Black, the first Chapter Pack in theWesteros cycle for A Game of Thrones: The Card Game. As A Song of Ice and Fire begins, Westeros is at peace. But this deceptive calm will not long remain. Already, conflict between the Great Houses is on the horizon. You can take your place at the very beginning of the story with Taking the Black.

In Flashlights & Fireflies, get ready for a backyard dash-through-the-dark in this game of firefly-powered flashlight freeze tag! Catch fireflies to power your flashlight and then find the other players before they sneak back to home base. But keep an eye out for bats, raccoons, and other nighttime critters that are out to trip up your tracks!
Mrs. Plumpert’s prized pot pie has gone missing and it’s now a chicken chase to crack the case! Move around the board to gather clues and then use the special evidence scanner to rule out suspects. You’ll have to work together quickly because the guilty fox is high-tailing it towards the exit! Will you halt the hungry hooligan before it flies the coop… or will you be Outfoxed?

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New Board Game Releases
A Game Of Thrones 2E: Taking The Black Chapter Pack
Flashlights & Fireflies
Warhammer Quest: The Adventure Card Game
Warhammer 40,000 Conquest: Degree of Ruin War Pack

Board and Card Game Restocks
7 Wonders
Apples to Apples Party Box
Camel Up
Magic: The Gathering -Arena of the Planeswalker
Sushi Go
Forbidden Island
Forbidden Desert
Zeus on the Loose

Role Playing Games Restocks
End of the World: Wrath of the Gods

The truest light often casts the darkest shadows behind men. The power of true faith is never to be taken lightly.
– Jerome Blake,  Primus Administrator of Comstar

December Games Workshop Bundle!

With the holidays here, it’s a good time for some of us to get back in touch with our hobbies!

Games Workshop has a few bundles up for grab and we would like to help you save too! Order the bundles directly through us and save yourself an additional 10%!

Hurry up though! The closing date for our promotion is December 14th, 2015. Check with our staff for more information. The following bundles can be ordered through us;


Tau Empire Retaliation Cadre
S$312 S$281


Stormcast Eternals Expansion Set
S$300 S$270


Khorne Bloodbound Expansion Set
S$300 S$270


Seraphon Thunderbeast Host
S$300 S$270


Citadel Project Paint Box
S$300 S$270


Relicos Militarum
S$360 S$324


Space Marine Battle Demi-Company
S$324 S$292


Adeptus Mechanicus Battle Maniple
S$312 S$281


Adeptus Mechanicus Elimination Maniple
S$216 S$194


Chaos Dreadhold Helfort
S$420 S$378

Betrayal at Calth Painting Log Part 1

Kew’s Painting Log 

Hi everyone, today I’m going to show all of you that painting can be done in three simple steps, Washing, Over brushing and Dry brushing. Those that follow these steps will be able to paint decently enough, even for beginners. First of all, you need to undercoat the miniature it with a primer. Primer is a coating layer that helps ensure that the paint stick on the miniature and does not fall off easily. For beginners, I would recommend priming it either black or white.

White Primer The reason I primed it [the model] white is because I’ll be painting it yellow for the base colour. As yellow is a bright colour, priming it black may not be a good idea because it will cause the model to look duller after painting a bright colour on a black surface. Now the issue with a white undercoat is that it causes any mistakes or regions that you might have missed out on to stand out even more. A way to tackle this is to wash the model with Agrax Earthshade. Washing is a technique that can be used as a touch up when painting models, but I’m using it first because I want make certain that some areas will be darker to create a shadow effect, especially for those areas that I did not manage to paint or missed out. Just dip a shade brush into the paint, don’t have to drive it and just paint as per normal. Try not to leave any excessive pools of the shade on the model as it may make some of the fine details less obvious.

Agrax Earthshade

Soldiers getting in line to get a good nice ‘Mud wash’ Soldiers getting in line to get a good nice ‘Mud wash’

Once done with washing, leave it to dry completely. There you have it, 1/3 of the painting is complete. Till next time stay tuned!

Mokan’s Painting Log

Hi everyone, I am into the second week of my task to prove how easy it can be for anyone to pick up miniature model painting.

Just a general recap from last week, I learnt a few different methods of painting models like dry brushing and applying base colours. I also put to that knowledge to good use and tested it on a few models.

Continuing from where I left off from last week, I continued with the painting, but a bit differently. Initially I did one model at a time, which was primarily because I was a bit afraid on making mistakes. However since I am more confident now on doing the models as I was taught, I changed my routine slightly. Basically I did dry brushing first for all the remaining models and then the added the base colour, followed by the detailing and finishing it up with a little clean up. Since I did this way, I managed to actually do it at a faster pace and also my models seems more consistent as well.


As far as problems goes, I did not encounter any new issues this week, but I still had some trouble from the previous with regards to handling my brush so that I don’t go over unintended parts of the model. I found myself making significant improvements on getting the mixture between water and paint, compared to last week where I ran into the issue of diluting the paint too much which caused the result to be not as expected.


I also had a small little session with a group of two where I taught them on how to paint similar models with the same colour scheme and technique that I was working on. I gave them a short tutorial similar to what I got before embarking on painting these models. The quick and easy method of producing such astonishing visuals by using the dry brushing technique was definitely something that caught their attention greatly. That encouraged them to try out the dry brush technique as well and honestly they did a way better job than I did on my first model.

As a whole, I managed to get quite a number of models done this week compared to last week, and I am also much more satisfied with the results. The fact that I managed to get a small group involved and try out successfully the techniques I am using to quite a substantial effect proves my point that painting models are actually not that hard.

The Hunt for Cypher

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Stand a chance to win yourself a 25% off a single item in our store!

Have you already signed up for the Hunt for Cypher painting contest? Don’t worry if you haven’t already done so, remember to sign up by the end of November to earn yourself a $6 Store Dice.

Need more details? Head over to this post to find out more about the painting contest. We look forward to judging all your fantastic models!

What are you supposed to be, some kind of a cosmonaut?

Hey PI-Fans,

I figured I should probably get the obligatory Ghostbusters references out of my system right and early.

So yeah.

Who Ya Gonna Call?

Are you troubled by strange noises in the night? Do you experience feelings of dread in basement or attic? Have you or your family actually seen a spook, spectre, or ghost? If the answer is yes, then don’t wait another minute. Just pick up the phone and call the professionals. Call the Ghostbusters! We’re ready to believe you.

Welcome to the height of technology and comfort, the Space Station Atlantis! Along with an obligatory alien invasion. Will your crew find space on the limited escape pods, board fighters and attempt to destroy the aliens or trust in their space suits and float for it? But with the alien Warriors, Spawns, and Queens patrolling the space around the station, only the luckiest will make it out of SURVIVE! SPACE ATTACK!

Dragons are big, terrifying creatures who eat people and burn stuff. In Wrath of Dragons, you are a dragon terrorizing the  Old World while laying waste to settlements, scorching fields, snatching livestock, hoarding gold, and capturing nobles (don’t think too hard into the last one). Will your destructive rampages earn you a place in the history books or will that title go to another dragon? Try out this clever inversion of worker placement (worker destruction?) games and terrorize your way into legend.

Encounters: Bravest Warriors is a quick push-your-luck dice game set in the world of the Pendleton Ward cartoon. Players can stop rolling any time they want, but there’s always a temptation to keep going for Heroic Points. If you fail, other players can leap at the opportunity to “assist” you (using their items to help you win in exchange for half the points, and you can’t refuse!) or just let you fail and ride on your coat-tails, picking up where you left off. Will you become the Bravest Warriors and battle your way through a myraid of encounters to Victory?


New Board Game Releases
Encounters: Bravest Warriors Blue Deck
Encounters: Bravest Warriors Red Deck
DC Comics Deck Building Game Crisis Expansion 2
Ghostbusters: The Board Game
MORE Kittens in a Blender Expansion
Munchkin Treasure Hunte
Survive! Space Attack!
Wrath of Dragons

Board and Card Game Restocks
Adventure Time Fluxx
Castles of Burgundy
Castle Panic
Cthulhu Fluxx
DC Comics Deckbuilding Game
Dragon Slayer
Doctor Who: The Card Game
Epic Spell Wars II: Rumble At Castle Tentakill
Flash Point Fire Rescue
Kittens in a Blender Card Game
Love Letter: L5R Edition
Smash Up: Awesome Level 9000
Star Fluxx
Tides of Time
Unexploded Cow
Munchkin Deluxe

Role Playing Games Restocks
Dragon Age Core Rulebook
Dragon Age Blood In Ferelden
Fantasy AGE Core Rulebook
Titansgrave: The Ashes of Valkana

Abstract Contrast

Hey PI-Fans,

We though we might start this week with a few abstract titles.
Here’s a wave of light strategy to get the week going.
Crabz is an aggressive little strategy game about stacks of crabs. With the tide coming in, crabs scuttle to safety, inadvertently piling on top of each other in a bid to escape the waves. With large crabs happily plonking themselves on top of smaller ones, players work to immobilize opponents by pinning their crabs underneath crabs of their colour in an attempt to have the last available free crabs when the tide comes in.
Despite it’s obviously punny name, Battle Sheep is a light and fast playing territory control game. In Battle Sheep, players control flocks of sheep trying to sieze the biggest chunk of a pasture for themselves. Each flock consists of a stack of sheep, which slowly splits into smaller stacks as they control ground, becoming less and less flexible the fewer sheep there remain in the pile, making it a balancing act between grabbing ground early or keeping your options open to cut off other players later on.
A unique take on the card-draft mechanic, Sushi Draft has players battling over plates of sushi as they strive to collect the largest sets in a winner take all rush to secure points. With flexible scoring that rewards both specialization in individual sushi types as well as rewarding the biggest spread of food consumed and nasty tiebreaker mechanics (neither player in a tie scores), players must make an effort to balance their consumption to come out ahead of the competition in this light 15 minute card game.

It’s hard to describe Okiya as anything besides addictive. While easily dismissed as yet another line building type game, Okiya is unique in the ability of players to force an opponent to choose their next placement based on the Japanese themed illustrations on the tile they previously chose. Players must therefore not only plan their own moves, but also take into consideration the options opened up to their opponents in this light and fast two-player game.


New Board Game Releases
Battle Sheep
King’s Gold
New York 1901
Rings Up!
Sushi Draft

Board and Card Game Restocks
7 Wonders
Betrayal at House on the Hill
Hanabi Deluxe
Resistance Avalon
Risk 2210
Mage Knight – The Board Game

Betrayal at Calth – Interns’ Edition

With the release of The Horus Heresy – Betrayal at Calth, we’re introduced to the 31st Millennium of the Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40,000 universe. While some of us are busy assembling our miniatures, our interns here at Games @ PI are already painting the miniatures up for a store demo!

In our recent poll on our Facebook page, you guys have voted for the Iron Warriors and the Imperial Fists to be the rival legions painted by the store, so without further ado, let’s hear from our interns, Kew Sheng Yao, and Mokan s/o Yoganathan!

Kew’s Introduction

Painting, the way of making things look pretty and outstanding. Most people say it’s costly as you need to buy a huge range of colours and tools which are not cheap. That’s what I understand about painting, but there are others who disagree with this statement. So in order to decide for myself, I’ve decided to try it using the recently release game called The Horus Heresy : Betrayal at Calth. In this game, where will be miniature where they are required to be assembled and painted with colour representing the faction. After the community voting, the decision has been made. The battle will be between pre-heresy Iron Warriors and pre-heresy Imperial Fist.

The Horus Heresy Betrayal at Calth (It looks damn cool!)

I’ve done a few Gundam assembly before that makes me think that building the miniature should not be a problem but of course, never jump to conclusion so early. After looking at the models of the game, I notice something different about it. If you look closely at the model, you will notice that there are no gaps and clips to hold the model. Instead, you are require to use a special glue to make sure that the parts are holding each other. The moment I noticed it, I was like telling myself ‘oh my god, this is a whole new level of building model and painting.’ In the end, I’ve decided to paint pre-heresy imperial fist and my friend Mokan will paint pre-heresy Iron Warriors. Just let everyone one know, this is my first time having to assembly a model using glue and paint it. I shall start painting the model soon!

(Left to Right) Iron Warriors, Imperial Fist


Mokan’s Introduction

Hi all, I am here to prove how easy painting is , and how do I prove it. Well I will take the challenge on myself. I will be painting the pre-heresy Iron Warrior models. With no prior experience of any kind, I had no idea where to start at. Luckily for me, one of my superiors, who is also well versed with painting miniature models decided to help me out by conducting a 10 minutes tutorial. He taught me how to do dry brushing and application of base coat for the miniature models. Besides demonstrating how to do the techniques he also let me have a go at it.

Using one of his painted model as a reference, I started off doing another model from scratch (already primed black). I put to use the technique that I just learnt about like dry brushing and application of base colour. I spent about 20 to 25 minutes to complete a model, which is significantly longer compared to any other amateur painters. The longer working time was mainly due to my inexperience and mistakes that happened.

After somewhat completing the model, I am satisfied with the overall look of it. I felt dry brushing was easy to do and require very little skill or experience. However applying the base colour was challenging. One factor was the mixing of water with the base colour. I had the problem of mixing too much water that made the paint feel too “runny” and not “smooth” anymore. Another factor was the handling of the brush itself. Being relatively new I had trouble with doing straight strokes and often tend to overlap into other area, which in turn cause me to redo the layer again. Otherwise I had a good time getting used to painting miniature models.

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