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Support Local: An Interview with the Creators of Bye Bye Virus!

Hey PI-fans, How's your day going? Yup, the Pandemic is still around but we can all still have a laugh about it! We had the good fortune to interview the 2 creators of Bye Bye Virus: Denise Lim and Yasmine Khater!    Q: What was the main spark that inspired you both to make a card game about keeping yourself safe from the virus? We wanted to do something useful with ourselves when we were stuck during the Circuit Breaker! During that period, we were both frustrated with the misinformation that was going around about how to stay safe against viruses, with people dressing up in dinosaur suits (as a joke) to hoarding toilet paper. We wanted to develop a fun way to teach kids and adults about good hygiene and socially responsible behavior, and used Bye Bye Virus as an outlet for that. We also built in a lot [...]

By |2020-11-26T10:43:34+08:00November 26th, 2020|Articles, Board Games, Card Games, Items, News|

Support Local: An Interview with Board Game Designer, Daryl Chow!

Hey PI-fans, It's almost the weekend once again! We had the pleasure to have an E-mail interview with rock star Singaporean game designer, Daryl Chow! Daryl has created many local games like Chope! Kopi King, Mooncake Master and is working on releasing Plantopia soon! Read on to find out what makes him tick and what he loves most about designing games!    Q: When did you first start playing Board Games and what sparked that interest in making your own games? Looking back, I've been playing board games my whole life. I played Chinese Chess in school competitively, then I joined the Bridge club where I was very involved as well. Settlers of Catan and the ability to upgrade to Cities and Knights as well as Agricola were the first few games that really got me into the hobby almost 20 years ago now. After joining the gaming scene in [...]

By |2020-11-19T10:49:25+08:00November 19th, 2020|Articles, Board Games, Card Games, Items, Items recommended, News|

Support Local: An Interview with the Creators of Broken Hearts!

Hey PI-fans, A good Thursday morning to you! Recently, we were able to bring in a new Singapore made game: Broken Hearts! We also had the pleasure to sit and have a chat with the creators of the game: Joey Teh (on the right) and Seik Yee Thoo! (on the left)    Q: Tell us about the game and how it came to be? Joey: The idea of the game came from a break up I had with my boyfriend at that point of time. He left without a word and it was hard for me because there was no closure. We were going out for about a year. I was really very depressed but I couldn't bring myself to talk about this to my friends, to my colleagues and even with my family too. So it was only till 1 fateful day was I willing to share my story [...]

By |2020-11-12T10:00:22+08:00November 12th, 2020|Articles, Card Games, Items, Items recommended, New items, News|

Horrible Game Experiences: Collectible Card Games

Hey PI-Fans, Continuing our series of Horrible Game Experiences; last week, we talked about Awful Board Game Experiences. This week, it's all about Collectible Card Games. The joy of CCGs is they can be played quickly and anywhere: over a lunch break, after school, a short session after work. But as with all games, things sometimes turn iffy and at times, get very awful. Presenting the worst ever CCG Experiences ever! People Who Are Rough With Your Cards: The Furious 'Poker' and The Ripple Shuffler Vernon recalls that some players have a tendency to poke other people's cards very hard to the point it's fingernail to cardboard. 'Ah I attack that one!' PO-PO-POKE It's like 'don't hurt my cards!' Jack especially dislikes people who ripple shuffles his cards and violently. You Get Schooled by An Arrogant Player Getting schooled is one thing, but getting schooled by a douchy uber-player is [...]

By |2020-10-14T10:40:45+08:00October 14th, 2020|Articles, Card Games, Humour, Items, Magic: The Gathering, News, Pokemon TCG|

Staff Spotlight: Vernon!

Hey PI-Fans, How are you all doing today? For the month of October, we're shining the spotlight on our awesome staff that keep the wheels of PI turning! You know him as the friendly Warhammer and Pokemon guy, it's our man Vernon! I sat down and had a chat with Vernon to find out all about his Life@PI (and his secret back story) Q: How Did You Get Started With The Tabletop Hobby Mainly the big one is that I've always been playing games for a while. So definitely Video Games and all that were the first few to get started with. Discovering Warhammer I think my first major exposure to Warhammer was when I was 8 years old, in 1998. So that was when I believe when Third Edition was the thing? It was 2 things that happened, I can't remember what came first. One was I had hand-me-down [...]

By |2020-10-08T10:39:56+08:00October 8th, 2020|Articles, News, Our Staff|

Horrible Game Experiences: Board Games

Hey PI-Fans, It's October! The month of exams, Halloween scares and then some. We've all been there before: table top games are meant to be fun and engaging for your friends and family. But sometimes, your game session becomes unfun for you, others and sometimes, gets downright traumatic. Here are some examples of When Game Experiences Go Wrong: Board Games Edition!   Everyone Gangs Up On You Perhaps everyone knows you're the best player around because you're good at strategy. Everyone just decides to take you down by concentrating all their attacks on you by lobbing penalty after penalty on you just to see you suffer. Or for absolutely no reason at all, everyone accuses you of being the 'Werewolf' even though you did absolutely nothing wrong and no one has any proof. Perhaps everyone was just having a really bad day and wanted to target their aggression on you. [...]

By |2020-10-07T09:44:32+08:00October 7th, 2020|Articles, Board Games, Card Games, Humour, Items, News|

Game of Thrones: Oathbreaker Review

Hey PI-Fans, It's Friday again! Wesley Tay's got a new game review which is perfect for fans of Social Deduction games! So everyone is playing Among Us, that trending online game where you eject imposters (or friends) into space if you suspect them of killing your friends.    Why not play a higher level Social Deduction game where you can do that AND earn power and resources? In a nutshell: Game of Thrones: Oathbreaker is everything you love in a Social Deduction game with added resource management. So not only do you have fun scheming with fellow conspirators or fighting for the King/Queen, you do have to worry about resources at the end of the day. You also don't get 'ejected' from the game if you're a conspirator so play can continue right till the end! Get this game at our webstore!   Game of Thrones: Oathbreaker What it's About [...]

By |2020-09-25T13:07:48+08:00September 25th, 2020|Articles, Board Games, News|

RWBY: Combat Ready Review

Hey PI-Fans, It's almost the weekend! Wesley Tay, our guest reviewer, is back with a new game review!  RWBY fans, you've watched the Season 8 trailer that dropped yesterday, get hyped and play the board game!  In a nutshell: RWBY: Combat Ready is an absolute treat for the RWBY superfan and fans of co-operative fighting games! Feel like an Anime beat-em-up character as you rip through bad guys with supercharged attacks and bankai mode! Pick this game up from our webstore!   RWBY: Combat Ready Review What it's About In the world of Remnant, the Four Kingdoms are plagued by evil creatures known as the “Grimm”, only surviving through persistence and the natural barriers that protect each kingdom. RWBY, a team of Huntresses from Beacon Academy, are brought together to fight off hordes of Grimm and battle villains attempting to destroy the world. RWBY Combat Ready is a 2-5 player [...]

By |2020-09-17T11:01:29+08:00September 17th, 2020|Articles, Board Games, News, Reviews|

Game of Thrones: The Iron Throne Review

Hey PI-Fans, How's your week going so far? We've got a new game review for you folks written by our guest reviewer: Wesley Tay!  In a nutshell: Game of Thrones: Iron Throne is great for gamers who love politicking, backstabbing and scheming. You don't have to be a Thrones fan to enjoy the game, because it's really all about dishing on others and protecting your own interests and people. No hard feelings, just business! And you all can have a good laugh afterwards.    Pick up the game at our webstore!    Game of Thrones: The Iron Throne Review What it's About The only thing worse than people who share spoilers are pedantic people, who ask questions like “Why did Tyrion do this? It makes no sense!” Or “How did Baelish get away with the that?” Just wait for the reveals then complain about it! As a fan of role [...]

By |2020-09-09T09:10:01+08:00September 9th, 2020|Articles, Board Games, News, Reviews|

11 Licensed Games for the Entertainment Superfan

Comics, fantasy/ sci-fi fiction, Anime, TV shows, movies and video games; we love them all! Ever wished you could be the characters in your favourite series? Or feel what it's like to be in the universe of your favourite TV show? With these awesome licensed games, you most certainly can!    The Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game   Based on the urban fantasy fiction series by Jim Butcher, you and your friends play Harry Dresden and team working together to solve cases, just like in the books! Choose from your favourite characters like Harry, Murphy, Susan, Michael, and the Alphas. You could even take 'side jobs' which are cases based on the Dresden Files short story collection.  Players share a pool of action points called Fate points. On your turn you decide to either spend Fate Points by playing cards or choose to generate more Fate Points for others. Cards [...]

By |2020-09-09T10:37:15+08:00September 3rd, 2020|Articles, Board Games, Card Games, Items, Items recommended, News|
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