Azul and Century Golem – Glass and Golems

Hey PI-Fans, A restock of both the Century Golem series and Azul have meandered into the store after spending way too long stuck in limbo and it's a bulky shipment of stuff, with all five of the Azul titles, including the special Master Chocolatier special edition set and all three Century Golem titles now available on our shelves. The four main Azul titles - Azul, Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra, Azul: Summer Pavilion and Azul: Queen's Garden are beautiful games with a masterfully elegant take on resource drafting. Players alternate turns to draft tiles from a central market while cheekily working to force opponents to take more than they need. The special Azul: Master Chocolatier edition on the other hand is a unique candy retheme of the classic Azul, replacing the tiles of the original with pieces patterned after chocolate pralines! If you really like Azul, consider picking up a [...]

By |2023-03-09T20:40:34+08:00March 9th, 2023|Board Games, Items, New items, News|

Catan Traveler – The Catan for when you just want to play Catan

Hey PI-Fans, If you're like us and enjoy the occasional round of Catan or two with friends but struggle to get the playgroup to use the expansions (a travesty I know), the nifty little Catan Traveler is probably the Catan set to own, especially if you're concerned about space and portability. Essentially a full set of the Catan base game for four players, Catan Traveler goes a step beyond the original for including special rules for two-players as well (since it can prove vaguely difficult to pack a third player in a suitcase). Everything fits neatly into the additional drawers built into the case, with card holders for the resource cards, and a dice shaker to keep individual dice from doing a runner. While it can't work with the full scale expansions, these factors combine to make this neat little set an excellent gift for a person with tight space [...]

By |2023-03-08T13:37:09+08:00March 8th, 2023|Board Games, Items|

YOU LYING SACK – A Game By The Exploding Kittens Company

Hey PI-Fans, In a weird collision of entertainment IPs,  YOU LYING SACK is a social game designed by illusionist Pen Jillette of 'Penn & Teller' and published by The Exploding Kitten company. In an intense game of social cues and poker faces YOU LYING SACK is a game of outsmarting your friends in a giant player elimination game of You-Know-That-I-Know (But do You-Know-That-I-Know-That-You-Know-That-I-Know) and rides more on how well players know each other and can read each other's tells and social makers. Each turn a players reaches into the titular Lying Sack and retrieves a number of 'Bad Thing' tokens as indicated on an escalating chart. Alternatively, they can feel around and retrieve the hidden 'Good Thing' token instead. After this they offer the contents of their clenched hand to each subsequent player, repeating the line "My hand is full of bad things. Will you take them?" If nobody accepts, [...]

By |2023-02-27T11:48:08+08:00February 27th, 2023|Board Games, Items, New items|

Enter the Dungeon – the Tiny Epic Dungeon.

Hey PI-Fans, Gamelyn Games has always been big on the concept of turning big-box board game concepts into teeny tiny games. They've done it before with Tiny Epic Kingdoms being their take on 4X games and Tiny Epic Zombies acting as a semi-cooperative zombie battler, but with Tiny Epic Dungeons, they've firmly set their sights on cooperative party Dungeon Crawlers. Tiny Epic Dungeons is a fully cooperative dungeon crawler for 1 to 4 players which sees a team of heroes descending into a deadly dungeon to confront a boss. Along the way, players smash their way through goblins, traps and minions while the guttering torch slowly burns out in a race to find a defeat the dungeon boss in a randomly generated dungeon before the party is trapped in the dark. If you feel the big box multi-hour crawls take way too long and want a neat pocket sized board [...]

By |2023-02-14T10:56:49+08:00February 14th, 2023|Board Games, Items|

Take a Hike – Parks Style

Hey PI-Fans, Take a meandering walk through along nature trails in Parks, with both the Nightfall and Wildlife expansions. Hike along nature trails across multiple nature parks taking in the sights across the span of multiple seasons. In Parks, each trail hiked represents a season of the year and the trails steadily evolve and become longer as the game progresses. Do you race ahead seeking to be the first to reach new trails or spend your time gathering resources or work to improve gear and resources and improve the player's ability to improve their own gameplay engine. Meanwhile the Nightfall and Wildlife expansions each focus on new mechanics and additions to the Parks gameplay with Nightfall adding a new camping mechanic and Wildlife increasing the frequency and scoring mechanics associated with Animal sightings. If you're looking for a beautifully illustrated board game with serene art and a beautiful nature centric [...]

By |2023-02-12T14:30:41+08:00February 12th, 2023|Board Games, Items, New items|

Saboteur: The Dark Cave – Becoming the SABO King.

Hey PI-Fans, If you're a fan of Frederic Moyersoen's beloved series about dwarves mucking around in mines, constantly bedeviled by the work of shadowy saboteurs, you'll be pleased as punch to know that with "The Dark Cave", Saboteur is now effectively a trilogy of games? While the prequel Saboteur: The Lost Mines has clans of Dwarves clearcutting their way through the woods to reach mines, and the original Saboteur has the mining turn murky in the twisty tunnels of the mines as dwarves tunnel their way towards gold, The Dark Cave is a clear sequel that has the paranoia overcome dwarves rushing to escape the flooding mineshafts with gold even while suspecting members of their own clan of treachery.  In The Dark Cave though, if the worrisome thought that some of the players on your team are secretly scoring for the opposition isn't enough, this time the Dwarves are in a real [...]

By |2023-02-01T19:27:18+08:00February 1st, 2023|Board Games, Items, New items|

… Find Out… – MicroMacro Full House

Hey PI-Fans, Swing on down to Games @ PI to pick up a copy of MicroMacro: Crime City - Full House at Games @ PI. An oddball title, the MicroMacro series combines the character search of a classic 'Where's Wally' style title with the investigative gameplay of a detective thriller and this Spiel des Jahres winning series has players poring over a massive 75cm x 110cm table mat for darkly humorous clues on a series of crimes. In each case, players work their way through a series of card instructions that require them to find a specific crime scene case on the board. Subsequent cards will point them towards looking for specific pieces of information on the map pertaining to the case itself and interactions involving the suspects, ranging from locations to items and objects linked to the offense itself. As play progresses, players will be able to puzzle out [...]

By |2023-02-01T18:40:43+08:00January 28th, 2023|Board Games, Items|

Magic Maze Kids

Hey PI-Fans, The king was accidentally turned into a frog! Gather your friends, stride across the forest, and find the correct ingredients to prepare a potion that will cure him. If you're looking for a good cooperative experience to play with the younger ones, I highly recommend Magic Maze Kids, a family friendly adaptation of the Magic Maze board game. In Magic Maze Kids, each player is responsible for movement of tokens along a single vertice (up, down, left, right) - as a result, in order to navigate the jungle maps before the timer runs down, players need to coordinate actions with each other to traverse the windy jungle paths. Tutorials gradually teach players the rules, and several levels of difficulty make the game evolve with the players. As a teaching tool, Magic Maze Kids works as a wonderful way to get some gaming time in with younger audiences, while [...]

By |2023-01-12T11:25:35+08:00January 12th, 2023|Board Games, Items, News|

New Year Gaming Party

Hey PI-Fans, Happy New Year and here's to a Great 2023. The Holiday period's always a cram period for Retail, but we've finally had a breather to reload the store with a pile of goodies. While the Christmas season might be over with the arrival of the New Year, we've got in a stack of new party friendly titles perfect for time with friends and family over the upcoming Lunar New Year gatherings with Level 20,  Soda Smugglers and Red Flags now gracing our shelves. On top of that, RPG fans are also catered to with this restock and we've reloaded our WizKids Preprimed Miniatures range as well as shelf load of Pathfinder 2nd Edition RPG books. Wargamers can also mosey over to the BattleTech shelf for a restock of Clan Stars and Inner Sphere Lance boxes. If you're interested, keep going for more information on the store reloads! "I [...]

By |2023-01-04T12:56:50+08:00January 4th, 2023|Board Games, Items, Role Playing Games|

A Shelf of Shiney

Hey PI-Fans, If you're wondering where the team has gone... well, in a classic case of laws of shipment attraction*, thanks to a combination of freight and Thanksgiving, everything kind of rolled up into this giant deathball of a shipment. TLDR: Azul: Master Chocolatier, Bag of Chips, Burger ASAP, Challengers, Family Business, Hand-to-Hand Wombat, Mind MGMT, Squid Game, Ticket to Ride: San Francisco, Villainous in stock. On the board game front, the suddenly overloaded New Games shelf should speak for itself, with new editions of classic titles as well as a whole stack of weirder ones. This is going to be a word salad wall of text, so hang on. There's a big food theme going this year, starting with Azul: Master Chocolatier, a candy themed limited edition of the classic Azul board game. Trundling up to the shelves is a reprint of Ramen Fury, along with the probability management [...]

By |2022-12-10T11:24:07+08:00December 10th, 2022|Board Games, Items, News|
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