It’s a Marvelous Monday! EXCELSIOR!

Hey PI-Fans, It's a Monday. For some, it's the start of the week.  For us at Games @ PI, the fun doesn't stop. With the arrival of Infinity Gauntlet, X-Men Mutant Insurrection and Marvel Splendor, a trio of Marvel board games now grace out shelves.    Leap into action with the X-Men in MARVEL X-MEN: MUTANT INSURRECTION, a fast-paced, cooperative, dice-driven card game for one to six players! Build a team of iconic heroes such as Wolverine, Rogue, Storm, and Jubilee from the sixteen heroes included, embark on dangerous missions around the world, and accelerate toward a thrilling showdown with a villain such as Dark Phoenix, Magneto, or the Hellfire Club. Designed by Richard Launius and Brandon Perdue, X-Men: Mutant Insurrection invites you to travel across the globe on death-defying missions to recruit new mutants, capture criminals, protect innocent lives, and battle against some of the most iconic X-Men villains. The Blackbird is ready [...]

By |2021-04-12T21:08:44+08:00April 12th, 2021|Board Games, Card Games, Items, New items, News|

Party (Game) The Weekend Away?

Hey PI-Fans, The weekend cometh, and perhaps it's time to cut loose with a few friends. Now that groups are larger again, maybe it's worth a look at some classic standbys and a few 'horrible' new options to tantalize your friends. If you like Exploding Kittens or Unstable Unicorns, well... you're in luck. Exploding Kittens and Unstable Unicorns are back in on our shelves and we've got expansions if you want them - Unicorns of Legend, Dragons and Rainbow Apocalypse are expansions for the Unstable Unicorns base set while we've acquired a small batch of Imploding Kittens and Streaking Kittens for your Exploding Kittens collection   Alternatively, your friends are sus. Unfortunately, in this situation, all we can be is sad for you. At least you can play the Hello Neighbor: The Secret Neighbor party game, which sees you attempt to infiltrate a Neighbor's house even as Neighbors lurk amongst [...]

By |2021-04-09T16:37:21+08:00April 9th, 2021|Board Games, Card Games, Items|

SPACE PARK

Hey PI-Fans, I would never be able to forgive myself if I didn't reference Tim Currey escaping to the one place uncorrupted by capitalism at least once. Now that I've gotten it out my system, here's Space Park. From the designer of PARKS comes Space Park, an exploration themed board game about roaming the galaxy on rocket ships, exploring exotic destinations, collecting crystal, and earning badges so you can brag to all your friends that you are the greatest explorer in the galaxy. Featuring a modular board on which destinations are randomly arranged, Space Park will see players strategically advancing rockets around the ring of destinations to take advantage of various location effects. These can range from gathering the three different types of exotic crystals necessary for research to collecting tokens which will allow them to better manipulate the board and ride off the actions of other players. With the rockets [...]

By |2021-04-05T16:37:37+08:00April 5th, 2021|Board Games, Items, News|

Stuffing The Shelves In Time For April

Hey PI-Fans, It's been a while hasn't it. While the Games @ PI team has basically worked tirelessly to keep our staples in check, but the international situation has been... rough. We've been working to turn this around and hopefully this means that stuff is flowing again. What this means for you, dear friends of the store, is hopefully a return to range and normalcy. And from the above, that's clearly a HUGE heap of RANGE AND NORMALCY. Are you looking for classic board games like Risk, Scrabble, Monopoly, Topple, Pay Day, Rummikub and Sequence? We've got them in-stock and ready for you. Feeling horrible and edgy? Given the state of the world, who could blame you? Let loose your inner horrible person with Trial by Trolley and Codenames: Deep Undercover. Or maybe play a few rounds of Unstable Unicorns, Llamas Unleashed or Exploding Kittens. We won't judge. Much. Want [...]

By |2021-03-31T16:02:12+08:00March 31st, 2021|Board Games, Card Games, Items, New items, News|

‘Mech March – Week 4 Photos and a Last Chance To Buy

Hey PI-Fans,  As we wrap up the 'Mech March, we took a little twist on the usual formula. The 'Mech March events have consistently drawn crowds of interested players for the demos, and well... it's not a hard game to pick up really. This week, some of our first victims participants took a spin at wrapping up an earlier game, this time with minimal supervision as a Clan Command Star smashed into another Clan Defence line. Carrying over from a previous game they'd not been able to complete, two Clan forces continued to grind each other into the dirt (sans an Executioner, missing a cockpit and 'MechWarrior courtesy of a previous session).  'Mech March is coming to a close soon, so this means it's your last real chance to snag a free copy of the BattleTech Beginner Box as part of the 'Mech March offer. It might not REALLY be [...]

By |2021-03-29T22:05:42+08:00March 29th, 2021|BattleTech, Board Games, Events, Items, Miniature Games, Promotions|

‘Mech March – The Nova: How To Cook Your ‘MechWarrior

Hey PI-Fans, In it's Primary OmniMech configuration, the Nova (or Black Hawk to all you 'Spheroid Commanders) is infamously one of BattleTech's most recognizable 'Alpha Baby' designs, able to generate an eye-watering SIXTY-FIVE heat in a single turn of fire and movement. Sporting a brace of a dozen Clan Extended Range Medium Lasers (which remain one of the most damage efficient weapons in the game), each of the Nova's lasers sports almost comparable throw-weight to Inner Sphere Large lasers at a fraction of the tonnage. Though the Nova barely packs the heat sinks to safely use half of them at once, an Alpha Strike with all twelve of its guns remains a high-risk-high-reward tactic that is more than enough to obliterate many lighter Inner Sphere machines in a single apocalyptic volley of fire (at the risk of leaving the Nova sluggish and non-responsive from overheating and vulnerable to follow up [...]

By |2021-03-24T11:49:37+08:00March 24th, 2021|Articles, BattleTech, Board Games, Items, Miniature Games, News, Promotions|

‘Mech March – Signups for 26/3 and Week 3 Photos

Hey PI-Fans,  As they say in the business, photos or it didn't happen. Either way, the plodding footfalls of giant robots continues to thunder across mapsheets as the 'Mech March continues. We put a father-son team through the academy ropes in week three, and it came down to a nail biting finish as paternal bonding turns violent on the tabletop as a WVR-6M Wolverine was left barely able to limp away after a knock down-drag-out fight against a GRF-1S Griffin. Of the Griffin, well... at least the salvage is good. If you want to learn to hit the table with giant robots and give the BattleTech game system a spin, come sign up for our forth demo session on Friday, 26th March, 6 - 9pm  As before, bring a friend if possible (or, we'll do the shooting at you and you don't want that).  Book now! 'Mechs Destroyed [...]

By |2021-03-22T22:03:01+08:00March 22nd, 2021|BattleTech, Board Games, Events, Items, Miniature Games|

Hey PI-Fans, The Mad Cat OmniMech, as the Timber Wolf it is known in the Inner Sphere, has long the poster boy of Clan OmniMech design - the 'Mech's bulbous bullet shaped cockpit, bird like legs and bulky 'Mickey Mouse Ears' (as the mounted missile racks are affectionately known) give the 'Mech something of an iconic profile. Mad Cats have jockeyed with the Atlas for cover art positions since the early nineties in an ongoing running battle which their various progeny designs have more than readily taken up after their parents. Today, we're going to take a look at the history of this iconic design that menaced Inner Sphere Commanders around the world since their introduction in 1990 (real-life). While you're here, don't forget to book a demo session and swing by the store to learn to play, if you don't already know how. Though a cutting edge machine at [...]

By |2021-03-24T10:41:21+08:00March 17th, 2021|Articles, BattleTech, Board Games, Items, Miniature Games, News|

‘Mech March – Signups for 19/3 and Week 2 Photos

Hey PI-Fans,  The month of March continues with robotic rampages at Games @ PI and a crew of players came down on Friday to give the game of BattleTech a try. Some players started learning the basic ropes in our basic demos. Others went on to give big-game hunting a spin with Clantech equipped battleforces. As always the Games @ PI combat correspondent team was on hand to capture a number of climatic moments in the fights, so we'll keep you updated. If you like the idea of smashing stompy robots together on a table or just want to come down and roll some dice, come sign up for our third demo session on Friday, 19th March, 6 - 9pm  As always, come with a friend if possible (Or not).  Book now! 'Mechs Destroyed In Demos So Far: 1 STG-3R Stinger 1 WSP-1A Wasp 1 GRF-1S Griffin 1 [...]

By |2021-03-15T14:23:22+08:00March 15th, 2021|BattleTech, Board Games, Items, News|

‘Mech March – Meet, Greet and Beat the Elemental

Hey PI-Fans, In another Science-Fiction property, a two-meter tall infantryman wearing powered armor capable of leaping across the field in ninety-meter bounds and shrugging off hits by tank-grade weaponry would probably be a protagonist faction. Not so much in BattleTech. This isn't to say that Elemental infantry battlesuits aren't dangerous, but in the BattleTech universe, these hulking battle armor wearing soldiers get no special privileges. At the same time, even in a universe of giant battling robots, ignore them at your own peril -  a determined squad of Elementals can bring even the largest of war machines crashing down missing a leg. Would you like to know more? Then keep reading and don't forget to book a demo session and swing by the store to learn to play, if you don't already know how.   Based on the Water Elemental, a hostile environment pressurized mining suit then in industrial use [...]

By |2021-03-11T13:50:54+08:00March 11th, 2021|BattleTech, Board Games, Events, Items, Miniature Games, News, Promotions|
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