Restocking In Process – Please Hold

Morning PI-Fans,

With another load of freight rolling in again, we’re once again up to our gills in new titles, as well as a huge collection of classics. Here are just a few of them.

 

Elysium

Designed by Space Cowboys, the company responsible for the 2014 Golden Geek award winner Splendor, Elysium is a beautifully illustrated Greek mythology themed card drafting game with a mean twist – players have to choose between keeping drafted cards in their ‘Domain’ area, gaining access to card abilities and additional powers, or shunting into ‘Elysium’, where they no longer grant abilities, but instead score at the end of the game.

This need to balance resources necessary to transfer cards between the two zones while maintaining actions free to grab additional cards and victory points represents a balancing act, one which your opponents can overturn at any moment.

Beautifully illustrated and featuring impressive production qualities, Elysium is a well welcome choice for those seeking a casual card game for 3 to 4 players.

 


 

Pandemic: State of Emergency

Looking to make Pandemic even more difficult than before? Pandemic: State of Emergency has difficulty in spades for even the most jaded Pandemic fan. Take the Colonel role and quarantine EVERYTHING and count upon brand new events to keep things under control, because the game isn’t going easy on anyone, with an incurable superbug and additional hinterlands areas to cover with their own unique wildlife disease vectors. With the world getting ever bigger, those Pandemics are going to get ever deadlier, so you’d better come prepared.

Designed as an expansion to the Pandemic Core Set, State of Emergency can be played with just the base game, but also contains scenarios which require components from the On the Brink and In The Lab expansions.

 


 

The Battle At Kemble’s Cascade

Simulating a retro arcade shooter, The Battle At Kemble’s Cascade is played on a scrolling space backdrop that constantly expands to encompass new threats like enemy ships to destroy and mines and asteroids to evade. Dodge and weave through an ever upward scrolling starfield, blasting away at enemies (and occasionally friends) as you seek to vanquish enemies and bosses, collect valuable upgrades to your ship, complete missions and above all, snag that valuable valuable Bellonium!

Will you fly your starfighter flawlessly through the cascade to emerge to fame and glory, or will you taste the agony of defeat at the hands (tentacles?) or the various stage bosses?
Let’s find out.

 


 

NEW BOARD AND CARD GAME RELEASES

Elysium
The Battle At Kemble’s Cascade
Pandemic: State of Emergency Expansion
Fresco
Carcassonne Winter Edition
Carcassonne South Seas


BOARD AND CARD GAME RESTOCKS

7 Wonders and Expansions
Alhambra
Abyss
Carcassonne and Variants
Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on Cursed Island
Terra Mystica
Kingdom Builders
The Builders
Romans Go Home
Dixit and Expansions
Lords of Xidit
Splendor
Takenoko
Terror in Meeple City
Ticket to Ride and variants
Small World
Mascarade and Expansions
Pandemic and Expansions

 

X-Wing: A Spot of Piracy

“You’ll make a space-pirate yet!” - Han Solo

Every universe has it’s malcontents – Star Wars being no exception. On 1st June, put away those Imperial Uniforms and Rebellion Pilot Suits and embrace your inner pirate as you prey upon helpless shipping in Games @ PI’s “A Spot of Piracy” X-Wing Scenario. Whether you flew for the Imperial Navy (you’re a pirate), the Rebellion (also a pirate) or Scum (already a pirate), team up as you prey on a defenseless convoy. Work together to destroy escort fighters and bring down transports… but always remember - only one pirate gets away with the booty.

Come on down to Games @ PI on the 1st if June and take part in this casual X-Wing themed event.We’ll be handing out prizes from the X-Wing Spring 2015 kit including Push-The-Limit extended art cards for all participants.

So bring your best pirate swagger and always remember to watch your “friends”.

 

Summary:
A Spot of Piracy is a semi-cooperative casual X-Wing event. Players bring a small fleet of fighters and must work together to destroy a convoy of neutral ships attempting to flee the board. Each neutral cargo ship destroyed will drop a cargo counter. Players can attempt to move the cargo counters off the board to collect additional prizes.

Date: 01/06/15, Monday, 2pm

Entry Fee: $5

Ship Selection: 
- Each player must prepare an X-Wing list comprising 2 ship and totaling no more than 50 points following standard fleet construction rules.
- No large ships may be brought for this event.

Starfield Setup:
6 ft by 3 ft Epic X-Wing Starfield will be set up. A neutral fleet comprising 2 HWK-290 Rebel Operatives (carrying Ion Cannons), 1 YT-2400 Wild Space Fringer, 1 YT-1300 Outer Rim Smuggler and 2 GR-75 Medium Transports will be set up as shown.
Depending on the number of players participating, 4  X-Wing Rookie Pilots carrying Proton Torpedoes will be deployed as indicated.

Players will set up, placing ships onto the board from lowest to highest initiative.

 

Special Rules:
Due to this being a multiplayer event, several special rules must take effect.

1. Initiative.
It is possible that multiple players will be fielding pilots with identical skill ratings during this event. At the start of each round before players set their maneuver dials, players with identically skilled pilots will roll three attack dice, with the player rolling the highest number of hits and crits going first. In the event of a tie (no pun intended), the player with the largest number of crits will go first. After determining which ship of that pilot skill goes first, movement will proceed clockwise around the table in order.

2. Ship Destruction.
Each time a player’s ship is destroyed, they may return it to play the following turn, entering the board in one of the red deployment areas. Convoy Escort X-Wings that are destroyed are not replaced. Convoy transports that are destroyed are replaced with a container token. Huge transports that are destroyed are replaced with 2 convoy tokens (one under each base).

3. Point Scoring.
No points are tracked for this event for destroying ships. See the tractor beam section for how to score points for this event.

4. Tractor Beams.
A player with a ship within 1 R of a container token may take a Tractor Beam action targeting a single container. Place the Container 1 Straight Move directly behind the fighter using the Tractor Beam action. During the ship’s next activation, that ship can only take green maneuvers. After moving the ship, place the container token 1 Straight Move directly behind the fighter using the Tractor Beam action. As long as a container is being tractored, reduce the evade value of the performing the ship performing the Tractor Beam action by 1.

A container token functions like an obstacle token that does not block line of sight. Ships moving onto a container token cannot perform actions but may still make weapon attacks. A container token being tractored cannot be the target of another tractor beam action.

If a ship is forced to undertake a non-green maneuver (due to actions, upgrades, ion tokens, etc) it immediately stops tractoring a container – the penalty to evade will however, still continue to apply until the next turn.

A ship with a tractored token scores as soon as it can exit a board edge. If it does so, it immediately scores a number of points as follows equal to the number of containers remaining +1. (Eg. First container scores 8 points, 5th container scores 4 points, 8th container scores 1 point).

5. Transports.
Transports carrying guns will always fire at the closest target. Transports will move towards the exit zone on the opposite end of the table. Any transport that survives that escapes, takes the cargo tokens it would have dropped with it.
All players may openly mock anyone who gets run over by a Rebel Transport.

6. Friendly Fire.
Since all players are pirates for this game, players are encouraged and expected to shoot each other in the back to steal container tokens. Just saying.

7. Winning The Game.
The Game will end immediately as soon as all eight container tokens have been claimed.

 

Prizes:
Arranged in order of player score from highest to lowest scoring, participating players may claim items from the following list or prizes.
Star Wars Acrylic X-Wing Range Ruler
Tycho Celchu Extended Art Card
X-Wing Dice Bags

The Winner of this event will receive a Star Wars X-Wing Spring 2015 Winners medal.

Each participant will also receive a limited edition extended art “Push The Limit”  Elite Talent Card for participating in the event.

 


 

Star Wars: X-Wing

A Spot of Piracy

GAMES @ PI

03/04/15

Auction @ PI: The Translations


Hey PI-Fans,

So far, I’ve had several pleas to explain thee “Auction @ PI: The Game Rules”.

Well… I’m going to fire up Kooigle translate and see what comes out of it.

- Kenneth, Manager, Games @ PI

 

 

So… basically we’re looking at the following:
13/5/15 – 24/5/15
Vendors fill up the auction documents and drop them off at the store along with the items they want to sell.

25/5/15 – 01/6/15
Items are out up on display. Buyers can bid on items via email or at the Games @ PI retail store.

02/6/15 – 10/6/15
Bids are processed. Buyers can collect and pay for items they have successfully bid for.

11/6/15
Sellers can collect unsold items, and cash out their sales.

Vendors looking for the auction form which had unfortunately vanished during a web rollback yesterday can find it HERE, or click either of the translation.

Have a great week!

Auction @ PI: the Game Rules


Hey PI-Fans,

Every month we encounter fresh games we want to play. Sometimes we actually get the games. It’s time to ensure we can all get the games we want to play this June - It’s time to play: Auctions@PI

The Game Rules

The objective of this game is to get games to play with. Each player will award themselves VP based on how successful they are in playing the game. There can be multiple winners in this game!

How to Play

Players can participate in this game either as Vendors or Buyers. Braver players can even play both sides, for even more VP [victory points] !

  • Vendors are players looking to earn VP via offering their games for cash or Games@PI store credit, which can be used in the acquisition of games.
  • Buyers are players desiring fresh games, awarding themselves VP on the basis of getting the games they want at their desired price.

Length of Game

Vendors have from today until Sunday, 24th May 2015 to explore and review their game collections, put them into attractive bundles, and fill in this form [or fill it up in person at our store] and physically leave the games with Auction@PI. We will help verify that all the contents and descriptions are accurate. Auctions@PI’s game masters will  enhance your offer by promoting various bundles during the bidding stage.

From Monday, 25th May 2015Buyers will put options on the bundles they desire. Auctions@PI will then process these bids on Tuesday, 2nd June 2015, and then inform the each players of their offer and bid outcomes. Buyers will have a week to complete their bids. After the Buyers resolution stage is complete, the Vendors will resolve their turn. Vendors can either take their Auction Value in store credit, or in liquidated cash at 60% of Auction Value.

Quick Summary of Game Turn

  1. Vendors prepare their bundles via Auctions@PI.
  2. All bundles will be promoted during the Review Stage.
  3. Buyers submit bid options during the review stage
  4. Resolution stage 1: Buyers complete their bids and score VPs
  5. Resolution stage 2: Vendors acquire Auction Value and score VPs.
  6. Determine Winners.

 

Any questions or feedback? Let us know at info@pi.com.sg.

Happy Gaming!

CONFUSED? CHECK  OUT THE TRANSLATED VERSION HERE!

“STAY ON TARGET.”

“The Empire or us–there is no compromise.”
- Biggs Darklighter, Wedge Antilles, Jek Porkins.

Evening PI-Fans,

By now, reports of the Rebel fleet massing near Sullust will have reached you – Moffs and Commodores of all stripes will be happy to know that Star Wars Armada Wave 1 is good to launch. While Imperial Captains can look forward to the crushing firepower of the Victory and Gladiator class Star Destroyers and their attendant Tie-Fighters, Rebel Commanders will look to the sturdy Assault Frigates and versatile Nebulon-B frigates to grind down the Empire so the CR90 Corvettes and swarms of snubfighters can dart in for the kill.

Command your fleet to victory with Star Wars Armada and change the shape of the Galactic Civil War forever.

Anyway. Now that I’ve gotten that Space Opera Melodrama out of my system, lets discuss Board Games.

We’ve already mentioned that we’ve acquired supplies of the brand new Cards Against Humanity expansion 6, but have you heard about Crabs Adjust Humidity produced by  Vampire Squid Cards - a third party expansion to the “offensive card-matching party game”.

Those looking for something less NSFW will also also be happy to know We’re also restocking our best-selling Munchkin wall, including the deluxe edition of Munchkin Legends.  Keep an eye out for reloads of Fluxx as well, including Cartoon Network Fluxx featuring fan-favorite characters from series like the Powerpuff Girls, Dexters Lab, Samurai Jack and Adventure Time. Restocks for Seiji Kanai’s classic microgame Love Letter and its “screw your friend” spinoff Lost Legacy are also back on our shelves along with the ever popular Tsuro and Tokaido titles.

Take some time and find some friends.

It’s always a great time for gaming at Games @ PI.

- Kenneth, Manager, Games @ PI


 

 

NEW MINIATURE WARGAME RELEASES

Star Wars Armada – Victory Class Star Destroyer
Star Wars Armada – CR90 Corellian Corvette
Star Wars Armada – Nebulon-B Frigate
Star Wars Armada – Assault Frigate Mark II
Star Wars Armada – Rebel Fighter Squadrons
Star Wars Armada – Imperial Fighter Squadrons
Warhammer 40K Imperial Knight Warden
Warhammer 40K Imperial Knight Codex
Warhammer 40K Imperial Knight Datacards
Warhammer 40K Craftworld Eldar Datacards

 

MINIATURE WARGAME RESTOCKS

Star Wars Armada Core Set
Star Wars Armada Dice Set

 

NEW BOARD AND CARD GAME RELEASES

Munchkin Legends Deluxe
Crabs Adjust Humidity Volume 1
Crabs Adjust Humidity Volume 2
Crabs Adjust Humidity Volume 3
Crabs Adjust Humidity Volume 4
Cartoon Network Fluxx

 

BOARD AND CARD GAME RESTOCKS

Love Letter
Love Letter L5R
Lost Legacy: The Starship
Lost Legacy: Flying Garden
One Night Ultimate Werewolf Daybreak
Knightmare Chess
Tsuro
Tsuro of the Seas
Mice and Mystics and Expansionbs
Eight Minute Empire
Eight Minute Empire Legends
Tokaido
Puerto Rico
Power Grid
Munchkin Level Playing Field
Munchkin and Variants

Horrible People Mark VI


Hey PI-Fans,

Apparently, some people have pointed out that Cards Against Humanity doesn’t contain enough horrible for some people. So we set about to rectify that - here’s Cards Against Humanity Set 6.
Or, you could be the Last Cylon and induce swearing from the Human players in Battlestar Galactica. Or perhaps insert a knife into someone’s back with the Game of Thrones: Westeros Intrigue.

So go on. Be stabby. Be Horrible.

- Kenneth, Manager, Games @ PI


 

NEW BOARD AND CARD GAME RELEASES

Cards Against Humanity Set 6
Descent – Journeys in the Dark: Heirs of Blood Campaign Book


BOARD AND CARD GAME RESTOCKS

Splendor
Battlestar Galactica
Battlestar Galactica Pegasus Expansion
Battlestar Galactica Exodus Expansion
Game of Thrones: Westeros Intrigue
Warhammer 40,000: Conquest – Descendants of Isha


And for all those Admirals out there awaiting their fleets, Armada Wave 1 is in and awaiting release date.

Stay tuned for the brand new Gladiators and Assault Frigates.

The Jokes Are Wooden…

Can I trade them for sheep?

Hey PI-Fans,

With the Settlers of Catan being one of our bestselling titles, I figured now’s as good a time as any to unveil the latest edition of this beloved board game – now known simply as Catan.

It’s time yet again to revisit the island with this brand new edition of Klaus Teuber’s classic board game – trade your way to victory with the Catan base game, cross the oceans in search of resources in Seafarers, build up your military to fend off invaders in Cities and Knights or try out all the new play variants unlocked by the Traders and Barbarians expansion.

And if you’re wondering what all this Catan malarky is all about, feel free to check out our past review of the game - there’s never been a better time to start!

Those looking for lighter fare will not be disappointed either – send rabbits off to eat carrots along the railway tracks while trying not to have them end up under the train (or not) with Karnickel.

New week? We say new gaming!
Play Games, Have Fun!

- Kenneth, Manager, Games @ PI


NEW BOARD AND CARD GAME RELEASES

Catan (New Edition)
Catan: 5-6 Player Expansion (New Edition)
Catan: Seafarers Expansion (New Edition)
Catan: Cities and Knights Expansion (New Edition)
Catan: Traders and Barbarians Expansion (New Edition)
Karnickel

NEW MINIATURE WARGAME RELEASES

Star Wars Armada Dice Pack


MINIATURE WARGAME RESTOCKS

Star Wars X-Wing Dice Pack

BOARD AND CARD GAME RESTOCKS

Bacchus’ Banquet
Caverna
Family Business
Lords of Vegas
Star Wars: Empire vs. Rebellion
Netrunner: Breaker Bay Data Packs


ACCESSORY RESTOCKS

Deck Boxes

X-Wing: The Redemption Run

“I suppose I could have attacked the Warspite.” - Keyan Farlander

Known among New Republic pilot trainees as the Requiem due to its difficulty, the infamous Redemption training scenario pits beleaguered pilots against massive waves of hostile fighters launched from the jump-and-drop attacks of the Nebulon-B frigate “Warspite“. With trainees flying both the scenario’s aggressors and defenders and reinforcements constantly cycling into the engagement, only truly skilled flyer would survive the swirling dogfight.

Come on down to Games @ PI on the 3rd of May and put your piloting skills to the test in this free-for-all test of mettle, as pilots attempt to rack up the highest kill tally and grab some swag from the official X-Wing Spring 2015 kit including the coveted Push-The-Limit extended art cards for all participants.

Do you think you have what it takes to survive the Redemption?

 

Summary:
The Redemption Run is a free-for-all casual X-Wing event. Each player begins piloting a single low point fighter. When that is destroyed, they return to the table the following turn with another ship with a higher point total, and the process continually repeats with the players bringing on higher and higher point total ships each time their ship is destroyed.

Date: 03/05/15, Sunday, 2pm

Entry Fee: $5

Ship Selection: 
- Each player must prepare 5 different X-Wing lists: 15 points, 25 points, 35 points, 45 points and 55 points.
- Each list may contain only a single ship, though the same ship need not be used across lists. (Eg. List 1: Rebel Bandit Squadron Z-95 Headhunter, List 2: Rebel Red Squadron X-Wing, etc.)
- Unique Ships and Upgrades may be repeated in different pointed lists (Eg. 35 Point list containing Corran Horn, 45 Point list containing Corran Horn, etc)
- All lists must be built using the same faction (Eg. 15 point Scum,25 point Scum, etc)

Starfield Setup:
3 ft by 3 ft Standard X-Wing Starfield. Each player will have the opportunity to add one asteroid or debris field token to the starfield prior to setup. After obstacle tokens are placed, each player will be randomly assigned one of eight different deployment zones for their ships.

 

Special Rules:
Due to this being a multiplayer event, several special rules must take effect.

1. Initiative.
It is possible that multiple players will be fielding pilots with identical skill ratings during this event. At the start of each round before players set their maneuver dials, players with identically skilled pilots will roll three attack dice, with the player rolling the highest number of hits and crits going first. In the event of a tie (no pun intended), the player with the largest number of crits will go first. After determining which ship of that pilot skill goes first, movement will proceed clockwise around the table in order.

2. Ship Destruction.
When a player’s ship is destroyed, the opponent who cause the final point of damage gets credit for the kill. (In this environment, “kill stealing” is outright encouraged.) If a unit is not destroyed due to hostile action (such as flying off the map or hitting an asteroid) no kill is credited. Ion tokens are An exception to this rule - ships destroyed via flying off the map or colliding with obstacles due to Ion tokens are credited to the player who inflicted the last Ion token on the ship.

3. Point Scoring.
Each time a player is credited with the destruction of an opposing player’s ship, that player scores points equal to the total point value of the ship (and upgrades). In the event that a player intentionally or unintentionally destroys their own ship (via flying off the map or colliding with an obstacle), they suffer a point score penalty equal to the point value of the ship (and upgrades) they were currently flying. Ships destroyed due to the effects of Ion tokens (as listed above) do not inflict a score penalty to the controlling player and award points to the player credited with the kill as per normal.

4. Ship Replacement.
Each player begins using the ship from their 15 point list. Each time a player’s ship is destroyed, a player will bring a ship from their next 10 point increment list (15 –> 25 –> 35 etc). This replacement ship enters the starfield on the following turn from their same starting edge location. Players whose ships are not destroyed by enemy action will bring in an identical ship from the current tier. Players currently using the 55 point list will bring in an identical ship from the current tier when it is destroyed.

5. Winning The Game.
The Game will end immediately as soon as one player has eliminated 200 or more points of enemy ships.

 

Prizes:
Arranged in order of player score from highest to lowest scoring, participating players may claim items from the following list or prizes.
Star Wars Acrylic X-Wing Range Ruler
Tycho Celchu Extended Art Card
X-Wing Dice Bags

The Winner of this event will receive a Star Wars X-Wing Spring 2015 Winners medal.

Each participant will also receive a limited edition extended art “Push The Limit”  Elite Talent Card for participating in the event.


 

Star Wars: X-Wing

THE REDEMPTION RUN

GAMES @ PI

03/04/15

Winter is here…

“Winter is Coming”

Hey PI-Fans,

I could probably end this right here by declaring Dead of Winter is in stock, dropping the mic and walking away. But where would the fun be in that? Perhaps you’re in the mood for Zombies but want something lighter - maybe Dead Panic or Card of the Dead betters suits your needs. In the mood for 63% more awesome than you can handle? We’ve reloaded our Smash Up rack with everything from Pretty Pretty Smash Up to the Big Geeky Box. Or you’re feeling nostalgic and in the mood for some old school automotive combat – there’s Car Wars and BattleTech for that. If you’re in a rush, perhaps it’s time to consider one of the microgames like Eight Minute Empire, Lost Legacy or Batman Love Letter.

Be a pirate in Dark Seas, a timelord in the Doctor Who Card Game, a revolutionary in Coup, or just go on a Japanese vacation in Tokaido.

It’s a good time to be a gamer at Games @ PI.

Lets get the gaming started.

- Kenneth, Manager, Games @ PI

 


 

NEW BOARD AND CARD GAME RELEASES

Roll for It! (Red and Purple)
Dark Seas
Pairs: Barmaid and Pirate
Car Wars
Lost Legacy
Love Letter Batman
Pretty Pretty Smash Up

 

NEW ROLE PLAYING GAME RELEASES

Shadowrun Beginners Box


MINIATURE WARGAME RESTOCKS

BattleTech Alpha Strike Pursuit Lance

 

BOARD AND CARD GAME RESTOCKS

Dead of Winter
Tokaido
Ogre Pocket Edition
Get Lucky
Card of the Dead
Munchkin Loot Letter
One Night Ultimate Werewolf
Ultimate Werewolf
Castle Panic
Fluxx
Star Fluxx
Eight Minute Empire
Chez Geek
Munchkin (and expansions)
Space Cadets
Tsuro


 

As previously mentioned, our Dead of Winter quantities are dramatically limited.

Due to limited quantities and overwhelming demand, in the interest of fairness, we will be strictly enforcing our policies regarding customer product reservations.

Sales of Dead of Winter will be on a first-come-first-served basis. Games @ PI Members may call the store during operating hours to reserve a copy of Dead of Winter for collection on the day itself. Any uncollected copies of Dead of Winter at closing will be made available for general purchase at the end of the day. Games @ PI will not entertain reservations requests for Dead of Winter from non-members during this period.

Customers who have placed existing orders for Dead of Winter will have the customary one week holding period to collect their orders, upon which, any remaining uncollected copies of Dead 0f Winter will be released for sale to the general public.

And We Have A Winner!

 

Hey PI-Fans!

With Miss Day being one of the most talked about International Tabletop Day promos, Games @ PI would like to congratulate Brian Slattery for being the lucky winner of our International Tabletop Day Lucky Draw. Brian walks away with the coveted limited edition Dead of Winter Felicia Day Promo. Lets hope he stocked up on plenty of anti-psychotics to deal with her… episodes.

- Kenneth, Manager, Games @ PI

 


In the meantime, with restocks rolling in, I thought I should mention that, barring anything catastrophic, we expect Dead of Winter back on our shelves on April 22nd. Due to limited quantities and overwhelming demand, in the interest of fairness, we will be strictly enforcing our policies regarding customer product reservations.

Sales of Dead of Winter will be on a first-come-first-served basis. Games @ PI Members may call the store during operating hours to reserve a copy of Dead of Winter for collection on the day itself. Any uncollected copies of Dead of Winter at closing will be made available for general purchase at the end of the day. Games @ PI will not entertain reservations requests for Dead of Winter from non-members during this period.

Customers who have placed existing orders for Dead of Winter will have the customary one week holding period to collect their orders, upon which, any remaining uncollected copies of Dead 0f Winter will be released for sale to the general public.


We’re also letting you know in advance that we’ve got one more Felicia Day to give out. Stay tuned to find out how you can be cool like Brian.

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