It’s been what? More than two months?
The doors will be open at 1.00 pm and it’s good to be back. If you haven’t already checked out our current operating hours, you should probably go take a look. There have been some changes to the way we run things, but at heart, we’re still the same old advocates of ‘Play Games, Have Fun.’
Of course, we’re not about to waste time sitting on our laurels. We’ve had an amazing influx of titles for our shelves in the last few months, and we think they’re deserving of a recap or two.
So without further ado, let’s get straight to the new.
– Kenneth, Games @ PI Manager
Days of the Siege is the second expansion for This War of Mine: The Board Game, a story-rich game of survival in a war-torn city. As time passes, old grudges and grievances resurface among city inhabitants. There are people ready to play on such hatred that can be found only among long-time neighbors. With Pogoren’s resources already stretched so deadly thin, shall we survive another outbreak of hostilities?
A bumper-crop of prickly produce has overtaken your patch, and there’s only one choice: Abandon All Artichokes! Prune your deck by harvesting fresh vegetables, each with a special power that lets you swap, discard, or compost cards. You need luck, strategy, and a green thumb to grow a winning hand!
In the game Reef, players take on the role of a coral reef, carefully selecting colors and patterns in which to grow and expand. On each turn, players can choose to pick up a new card from a choice of four, or play a card that is already in hand. Each card provides two reef pieces and a pattern that scores points if the existing reef has it (after placing the two new pieces). Whoever has the most points when the reef pieces (or card deck) run out wins!
Tsuro: Phoenix Rising is a new entry in the classic Tsuro series. The game shares a bond with the foundations of the venerable original: play tiles, move pawns, and stay in play, but it introduces a revolutionary board that allows for the double-sided tiles to flip and rotate throughout the game, creating diverging paths and opening up new strategies.
In Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective, The Thames Murders & Other Cases, you are presented with a mystery to solve, and it is then up to you to trace the threads of evidence through the byways and mansions of nineteenth century London. Why were two lions murdered in Hyde Park? Who is responsible for the missing paintings from the National Gallery? Who murdered Oswald Mason and why? These are just a few of the cases that will challenge your ingenuity and deductive abilities.
Seikatsu: A Pet’s Life is an abstract tile playing game of adorable animals. Players plop down a mass of pets lounging on cushions, while trying to form large collections of animals to score. Placement becomes even more important in the end game as the arrangement of coloured cushions, relative to each player scores them additional points, so players must consider where they are putting down pets for proper points.
Walking in Burano is a card drafting game about building and decorating houses in Burano, a beautiful island of Venice. In Walking in Burano, players draft floor cards featuring different personal decor items to build three floor buildings. These decor items in turn attract Tourists which contribute to personal scoring.
Curios is a game of economic speculation. You are a rogue archaeologist, traveling the world for history’s lost artifacts. But the market demand for artifacts can shift like the rains of Africa. Using the cards in your hand and those revealed by others, you can deduce the possible value of your artifacts, allowing you to focus your efforts on the more profitable ventures.