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

They attacked MY HOME PLANET!!!!!

Hey PI-Fans,

If you’re a fan of giant stompy robots, you’ll be happy to know that Games @ PI is a Retailer Backer for the BattleTech Clan Invasion Kickstarter.

As a retailer partner, we’ll have access to the full backerkit menu, so if you missed the Kickstarter, keep an eye out as we’ll be opening preorders for stock (including the Kickstarter Swag like the UrbanMechs) once we get retailer pricing options.

And if this is all new to you, consider picking up a copy of the BattleTech Beginner Box or BattleTech A Game of Armored Combat box to get you ready to fling lasers and missiles when the Clans invade and check out the AMA currently on HERE.

Keep an eye out. We’ll make a full announcement…

A Loaded Week

Hey PI-Fans,

As we keep the stock flowing in, it’s time for a whole slew of all new swag, as we continue to flood the shelves with a variety of new releases, covering the trifecta of RPGs, Miniatures, LCGs and Board Games.

Fans of giant stompy robots will be happy to note the return of both the BattleTech Beginner Box and A Game of Armored Combat as well as a new batch of the Grassland Map Pack.

Board games see a resurgence, with restocks of the Unlock titles, Arkham Horror, Smash Up, Scythe, Terraforming Mars, Mice & Mystics and the Detective: Modern Crimes series all having their numbers topped up. The RWBY Board Game is back as well, this time with expansions.

Then there’s a restock of our kids games line, with a spread of Gamewright and Playroom titles for parents who want something to play with their kids

As always, check out the list for a full list of releases.

– Kenneth, Games @ PI Manager

Shadows darken and deepen. They’re cast by the enormous, world-striding megacorporations that grasp for power and strangle humanity in their clutches. But in the darkest depths, defiance flickers. The ignored and the marginalized refuse to be ground down. They’re called shadowrunners, and they risk everything…

The Shadowrun Sixth World Beginner Box serves as an intro for the Shadowrun Sixth Edition Roleplaying Game and contains an Introduction to the Sixth World, new Quick-Start Rules, Starting Character Dossiers, a Introductory Adventure, A Poster, a deck of Gear Cards, and six customized dice bearing the Shadowrun logos.

Just One is a cooperative party game in which you play together to discover as many mystery words as possible. Find the best clue to help your teammate. Be unique, as all identical clues will be cancelled! A complete game is played over 13 cards. The goal is to get a score as close to 13 as possible. In case of a right answer, the players score 1 point. In case of wrong answer, they lose the current card as well as the top card of the deck. Thus losing 2 points. In case of lack of answer, the players only lose the current card, and therefore only 1 point. You have the choice – make the difference!

Before the Black Throne is the sixth and final Mythos Pack in The Circle Undone cycle for Arkham Horror: The Card Game. After your battle to close the rips in reality in In the Clutches of Chaos, you have left your city and your world behind, traveling an impossible distance, and yet you are still many leagues from the nighted throne where your ultimate foe stirs. As you are chased by your fate across the cosmos, you may be forced to bring “empty space” into play, losing the top card of your deck as you place it facedown to embody the seemingly infinite space that divides you from the rest of humanity.

New Board and Card Game Releases
Arkham Horror LCG: Before the Black Throne
Just One
RWBY Combat Ready: Sub Boss Expansion
RWBY Combat Ready: Villains Expansion

Board and Card Game Restocks

Arkham Horror: The Card Game
Bohnanza
Catan and Expansions
Detective: Modern Crimes
Detective: LA Crimes Expansion
Eldritch Horror
Flashpoint Fire Rescue
High Society
Mice & Mystics
Modern Art
RWBY Combat Ready
Santorini
Smash Up
Terraforming Mars

Role Playing Games New Releases
Shadowrun Sixth World Beginner Box

Role Playing Games Restocks
Call of Cthulhu (7E)
Dungeons & Dragons Guildmasters Guide to Ravnica

Miniature Wargame New Releases
A Song of Ice & Fire Miniature Game: Free Folk Heroes
A Song of Ice & Fire Miniature Game: Nights Watch Heroes

X-WING NIGHTS

Hey PI-Fans,

A number of people asked, so we figured we’d keep the format light this week before going back into the rotation.

We’ll be back to scenario rotation again next week, but for the time being, here’s to some casual Pew Pew! See you Wednesday 7/8/19

Fee: $8
Format: Star Wars X-Wing Extended 200 Point 
60 min Rounds.
Participation: Extended Art Scimitar Squadron Pilot
Top Scorer: Star Wars X-Wing Dice Bag

At the end of the night, the player with the highest Score among players who plays 2 games across the night will take home a Star Wars X-Wing Dice Bag.