Hey PI-Fans,

Just making a quick post to let you know that two new board games have hit the shelf.

The first is Passtally, an abstract tile laying game from Japanese designer Masaki Suga. In Passtally, players lay abstract tiles with connecting routes on a board, working to connect various markers along the board edge to score points. Passtally kicks this gameplay up a notch by allowing tiles to overlay each other, closing off some routes and changing others. Fast, simple and easy to learn but with plenty of potential for strategy, Passtally is an excellent game for small groups of 2 or 3 players and wraps up neatly in 30 to 45 mins.

Along with Passtally comes Mini Divercity, a collaborative one to seven player card game which sees a team of conservationists rushing to collect data for a national park before the area can be swamped with commercial interests. Players will constantly rush to gather samples of marine life in a race against time against corporate developments that threaten the regional biodiversity and if the players fail to protect a certain number of endangered species, Divercity will end in defeat.

That said, the shelves are stocked as well, so if you’re looking for a chunky title like Scythe or Terraforming Mars or a casual title like Sushi Go or Go Nuts for Donuts, we’ll have that sorted in a jiffy.

– Kenneth, Games @ PI Manager.