December 2nd, 2013
Mind Your Money
By Northlight School
Mind your Money was designed by the teachers of Northlight School in order to teach the students about the importance of financial literacy, as well as other moral values such as the importance of taking care of one’s family.
Using an innovative printed-cloth as the play mat instead of a traditional cardboard board, MYM presents a new take on the the need to ensure that future generations know how to manage their financial matters. Developed in 2008, when the teachers at Northlight encountered difficulty in finding suitable teaching materials, a few teachers, led by Kit Lee, came together and created MYM to cater to the learning needs of the students at Northlight School.
MYM is a game on financial literacy, using Singapore as the context, and was designed to enhance and encapsulate financial literacy values and collaborative learning. The game won The Ideas-Citibank Award 2008, Innergy Award Gold 2009 and PS21 Excel Award Gold 2009 – Best Project MYM. The NorthLight MYM Team also won the Outstanding Contribution Award in 2008.
Support this worthy cause today by purchasing your own copy at PI. $39.00 for members.
December 1st, 2013
$5 for The Hobbit: Escape from Goblin Town?
Gears of War: The Board Game?
Only possible this Christmas with our Mystery Gift!
Facing difficulty with finding the right gift for the office Christmas Mystery gift?
Fear not, for PI’s $5 mystery gift list is here this Christmas!
Remember that D100 list of games we have for the Chen Su Lan Home ?
Now you can buy those games for yourself too! For only $5!
Latest version of the current D100 list can be found in the Midpoint store.
- Games on the list are available whilst stock lasts
- Member must commit to the $5 purchase before rolling d100 on the table.
- All Games Purchased under this promotion rolls are NOT refundable.
- Each member may purchase a maximum of 10 Mystery Gift rolls a day.
- Each roll is for a separate item. No duplicate purchase based on the same roll.
- If an item is out of stock,the member may choose to receive a graphic novel of his choice.
- Promotion only open to active members.
November 25th, 2013
This Thanksgiving, PI is giving away tanks!
Buy 3 tanks, and get a fourth tank free.*
What qualifies as a tank? Any item in store that you can convince our staff that it’s primary purposes belongs in any of the 3 following categories:
Tank: A tank is a tracked, armoured fighting vehicle designed for front-line combat which combines operational mobility and tactical offensive and defensive capabilities. Firepower is normally provided by a large-calibre main gun in a rotating turret and secondary machine guns, while heavy armour and all-terrain mobility provide protection for the tank and its crew, allowing it to perform all primary tasks required of armoured troops on the battlefield.
von Senger and Etterlin (1960), The World’s Armored Fighting Vehicles, p.9.
[or Carnifexes, Steam tanks, and other huge objects of immense in-game survivability.]
Tank: A large, often metallic container for holding or storing liquids or gases.
[or storing miniatures, cards, or tokens!]
Tank [MMORPG/World of Warcraft]: Tanks are much like the machine of war they are named after, rushing headlong into battle and deterring enemies from cutting down their much weaker counterparts. Tanking truly brings the player up close and personal with enemy mobs, so close in fact you can almost smell their foul breath
[or any character that acts like a tank.]
*Other fine print:
- This promotion is open to current PI members only.
- This promotion is valid from 25th November till 01 December 2013.
- Lowest priced item in the 4 tanks will be free.
- all 4 tanks must be bought in a single purchase. No combined receipts.
- A board game box does not count as a tank.
- Items as available. No further special orders qualify for this promotion.
- PI staff have final discretion on what qualifies as a tank.
November 21st, 2013
Earn Zygote status for 6 months – free!
The time has come for the annual amoeba growth! This November through December, spend $280* [before GST] to qualify for a PI Membership upgrade to Zygote status for 6 months in 2014!
Zygotes are much evolved gamers, and consume resources at a further 5% discount off standard amoeba members’ prices. That translates to lots more savings over the coming year!
Current 2013 Zygotes will earn a further 2% rebate on all purchases in the same period. Start shopping now!
- Qualifying amount is $299.60 total purchase including GST. Amount is $280 before GST.
- Members must show IC on request to qualify for member discounts
- Gift Voucher purchases valid towards $280. Gift voucher consumption does not.
- Zygote status is by invitation only, and is determined according to the member’s purchases over a year according to an arcane formula that only we know.
- Current Membership expiry dates will be extended to 30 June where necessary.
- Current Zygotes will receive a rebate of 2% on all purchases in the same qualifying period as a gift voucher after 01 January 2014.
November 20th, 2013
Bang!: The Dice Game
Now, if you enjoyed trying to figure out who was the bandits in Bang! the card game, you will find even more fun in Bang! the Dice game, now available this festive season!
In the Wild West, the eternal battle between the Law and the Outlaws keeps heating up.
Suddenly, a rain of arrows darkens the sky: it’s an Indian attack!
Are you bold enough to keep up with the Indians?
Do you have the courage to challenge your fate?
Can you expose and defeat the ruthless gunmen around you?
This time, out west, not only do you have to contend with Bart Cassidy, Sid Ketchum and Lucky Duke in a shootout, you also have to watch out for those dangerous Indian arrows! With 5 dice, and 3 chances to roll each turn, you have the option of shooting someone, shooting everyone, or making a blooper and dropping dynamite on your toes!
Keeping with the Bang! theme, Someone still wants to shoot the Deputies, someone wants to shoot the Renegades, and someone wants to shoot the Outlaws! Except, this time, everyone knows who is who! Build quicksand alliances, break your word, shoot someone. All within 15 minutes! A Quick, portable shootout!
Now available in store at $29.90 and [$28.00] for members.
*Bring along proof [Sheriff's badge, wooden bullets, Deputy card, or any item from Bang!] that you own a copy of Bang! and save $1 additional dollar off Bang! the Dice Game!
November 17th, 2013
This Christmas, give a thought for those in need. Give them belief that someone out there cares for them!
Working with the Chen Su Lan Methodist Children’s Home, we have arranged a buy-a-gift programme for their children. For each purchase of $5, a member can roll on a D100 table of 100 different games and determine which gift the child will receive. You can also write a personal note on the gift card provided. Roll often for we have over 80 children who need a kind thought!
And if you think the staff there at the home also deserve thanks for their tireless work this year, we also have a list of names for you to send gifts to! All gifts will be wrapped by our helpful PI Elves, and delivered to the home by the 16th of December.
The D100 list of games will evolve as stocks last. Check in store for the latest version!
Alternatively, if you are have games looking for a new home to make space on the shelves, you can also wrap them up and drop them off at our Midpoint store for donation to the Home’s game collection!
Chen Su Lan Methodist Children’s Home‘s Mission is to provide loving, Christian nurture for needy and disadvantaged children of all races and religions, so as to prepare them to be happy and responsible members of the family and community. You can also find them on facebook here.
November 13th, 2013
The Vallejo Six4Five* promotion!
Buy any 6 paints or modelling supplies by Vallejo this November and receive the lowest priced item free!*
To celebrate the arrival of Vallejo’s Model Air range in Singapore this Christmas, PI is offering our painters the chance to experience the difference!
Downloadable colour chart
Model Air is a range of liquid acrylic colours developed especially for airbrush techniques, with very finely ground pigments and an acrylic resin with properties of extreme resistance and durability.
The formula contains a new acrylic resin with properties until now impossible to obtain in a water-based acrylic. The resistance, hardness and covering power of Model Air is superior to any known acrylic for airbrushing.
The pigments used for airbrush colours need to be ground to the finest possible consistency to avoid obstruction of the airbrush valves. The revolutionary milling process of the pigments used in the Model Air formula gives the modelpainter technical assurance and finest texture when applying the colours to the model, and produces a very superior quality when applying the colours with a brush for miniscule details, for washes and transparencies and layered application of diluted glazes.
Colours can be mixed with one another, diluted with water, Model Air Thinner or Varnish, according to the effect desired, but we recommend the use of Model Air Thinner since this product conserves the properties of the colours. Model Air adheres excepcionally well to all surfaces. The adhesion of Model Air to resin models, plastics, steel and white metal is extraordinary. Once protected with varnish, (Gloss, Matte or Satin) Model Air can be overpainted with solvent based enamels or oilcolours: they withstand cleaning with turpentine and even a light wash with alcohol. The resistance to abrasion of the colours, once varnished, is superior to any other waterbased acrylic.
Model Air is presented in a 17 ml. bottle with eyedropper. This packaging prevents the paint from evaporating and drying in the container.
This promotion is offered only to all active PI members under the following conditions:
- A bundle purchase of 6 Acrylicos Vallejo brand items will entitle the member to receive the lowest priced item free.
- Member’s prices will be in effect during this promotion.
- Members may purchase multiple bundles of 6, the lowest priced item each bundle is free.
- Promotion lasts until 31 December 2013.
- Promotion is only available @ Paradigm Infinitum at Midpoint Orchard. Members who wish to collect their bundles at Fusionopolis are advised to place their orders with the Midpoint Store at 6734 3858. It may take up to 3 working days for your order to be transferred.
October 15th, 2013
Change is never an easy thing for a business or an individual. Nonetheless change is a part of life and a part of Paradigm Infinitum (Especially for those who know our patron Chaos God). After 11 years at the helm of Paradigm Infinitum, I have decided to step down as Lord Tyrant and Overlord with effect from the 1st of October 2013 to pursue other challenges and to walk down paths as yet undiscovered.
To my minions, suppliers and everyone I have dealt with over the years, I have thoroughly enjoyed the experience of working with each and every one of you, and will cherish both the highs and the lows I experienced over the 11 years I have been with the company. Please continue the hard work and know that although I have left PI, we remain friends.
I leave knowing that I have left the company in capable hands with staff who remind dedicated in the pursuit of customer excellence and care. A company that will maintain and strive to be the best example of a game store in the region and will continue to bring the best hobby games into the market and remain a fine purveyor of all things fun.
Lastly, even though I am stepping down, I still intend to remain active in the hobby I love. So expect to see me at the store or perhaps at a gaming convention near you. If you wish, you can help Paradigm Infinitum and join me at our regular game sessions at Chen Su Lan Methodist Children’s Home where we bring fun through gaming to the less fortunate.
For those of you who may miss the cup of coffee/tea with Da Bear, rest assured I will still be contactable for that much needed cuppa when you feel the need to catch up.
June 28th, 2013
28 June 2013
With the release of the Eldar Codex update, we have taken the opportunity to study them in depth, and understand how best to eliminate them from the battlefield equation. Conversely, for all Autarchs and Farseers, by knowing where your weaknesses lie, you will now also seek to ensure that your enemies should never hit that spot. Learn to be the Doom of the Eldar, or be Doomed by the Eldar!
An army of specialists, the Eldar do not fight in traditional battle lines. Each component in their army specializes in a specific role, fulfiling a designed role in the Eldar War host’s ability to kill. Used correctly, it’s like a hot knife through butter – very easy to use; apply the wrong tool and the Autarch is likely to end up in self-harm when the tool breaks.
Did we mention they have pretty elfin models?
June 11th, 2013
Sale – Now ON.
As we complete negotiations with Battlefront over the distribution of all future Dust products in the region from June 2013, we now have the need to find homes for all our remaining FFG-branded dust items.
So, now is the best time to get involved in our DUST transition sale!
Dust Transition Sale
3 for 2!
Buy 3 and receive the lowest priced item free!
All miniature products from the following product lines are valid.
- Fantasy Flight Games – Dust Tactics
- Fantasy Flight Games – Dust Warfare
- Games Workshop – Lord of the Rings line
- Games Workshop – Hobbit
- Privateer Press – Warmachine
- Privateer Press – Hordes
- Toy Plastic Soldier – World War II
This sale will end 30th June.
Why wait? get your Dust collection going now!
Terms apply. We get final decision on whether an item qualifies or not under this sale.