Canvas, Canvas Reflections, Canvas Finishing Touches – 14/5/24

Hey PI-Fans, If you're anything quite like me, you're a complete sucker for a game that leans in on a theme. The Canvas series is one of those games. As a painter competing in an art competition, players need to collect cards representing different art elements, holding on to the ones containing features the match the randomly selected judging criteria of the round. The twist here is that said cards are themselves clear plastic, allowing them to be overlaid on top of each other creating custom art pieces. A symbol bar at the bottom of each card displays which art elements are present on each card, with the potential for new layers to cover up or overwrite lower cards. Canvas comes with it's expansions Reflection and Finishing Touches, each of which provides additional elements to a game of Canvas in addition to combining into a stunningly beautiful triptych of art [...]

By |2024-05-14T15:05:56+08:00May 14th, 2024|Board Games, Card Games, Items, News|

MTG – MODERN HORIZONS 3 PREORDERS

Hey PI-Fans, There are no brakes on the train... wait... that was last set. Wizards of the Coast is pushing out another Modern Horizons set to reprint a stack of classic cards. Also Eldrazi. Been a while since the things with tentacles menaced MTG in a set (though I guess the Phyrexians were ALSO things with tentacles so...). Either way... The new Modern Horizons 3 set is up for order. Let us know ASAP to confirm your quantities. Orders close 12/5/24. No refunds for cancellation. All orders must be placed with full deposit (Deposit will be refunded in the event of manufacturer short supply). In the event of shortage, priority will go to orders placed and paid for earlier. We are accepting preorders from customers in good credit standings only. Release date subject to manufacturer. Place order and deposit directly at Games @ PI. If not possible, contact us ASAP [...]

By |2024-04-30T17:07:21+08:00April 30th, 2024|Card Games, Items, Magic: The Gathering, News, Promotions|

Small Bites, Fast Games – 16/04/24

Hey PI-Fans, The last time we dredged up a pile of games, when you have a big box like Wyrmspan leading the charge, it's fairly safe to say that was a big week. This week's 'newstuff' focus appears to be a tad smaller though, beginning with a restock of the pocket sized trick-taker Sea, Salt and Paper. Also part of the pocket sized line up for the week is the Exploding Kittens Company's new speed reaction and time management game Danger Danger, Oink Games' tiny push your luck game Durian and the card memorization game of animal waster Who Did It.  This week's titles are aggressively tiny, so if you fancy something you can toss into a backpack so you have something handy should the need arise, all of them make  excellent choices.   Today the jungle fruit shop is busy and bustling once again. The shop's clerks, having too [...]

By |2024-04-19T16:49:03+08:00April 16th, 2024|Card Games, Items, New items, News|

Here There Be Dragons… And Mushrooms… – 05/04/24

Hey PI-Fans, Been a while hasn't it? We haven't forgotten, dear folks, that we are in fact purveyors of entertainment. The Team has been hard at work behind the scenes working on hauling a huge heap of entertainment ashore. Whether this be restocks of modern classic titles like Wingspan (and all it's expansions inclusive of the elusive Asian Expansion), word puzzles like Decrypto, the asymmetric war game Root (and expansions), or just a hefty chunk of STEM kids games with the Dr Eureka, Dr Microbe and Dr Beaker, titles have just trundled back onto our shelves and we're happy to share them with you. Of course, if you're after something new to tickle your fancy, we're fairly certain we can deliver. Anyone after an elegant new strategy game cam look no further than Wyrmspan, a sequel to the smash hit Wingspan, where players seek to attract and roost a colony [...]

By |2024-04-05T16:40:32+08:00April 5th, 2024|Board Games, Card Games, Items, New items, News|

Cities of Yesteryear and Speed Reaction – 02/3/24

Hey PI-Fans, Things keep chugging along as always. I'm not sure when the steady stream of new board games became a thing, but here we are. 7 Wonders: Architects - Medals provides a mechanical expansion to the sleek streamlined gameplay of 7 Wonders: Architects with new medal and science mechanic increasing the amount of things players have to fight over. A new edition of the classic Cartagena arrives in the form of Cartagena: Escape Diaries, which builds upon the original (and can be played as the original as well) with extra options and game modes. For the little ones, a restock of the classic Dobble, along with the Camping, Disney Princesses and Animals sets mean plenty of raucous laughter for anyone looking for a speed reaction game.   “You have been sent to the prison of Cartagena. Your task: successfully guide your crew of pirates to escape this perilous fortress. Will [...]

By |2024-03-02T14:24:47+08:00March 2nd, 2024|Board Games, Card Games, Items, News|

Expansions for all kinds of investigations… – 16/2/24

Hey PI-Fans, Take the opportunity to poke around a bit in the board game releases this week! You'll never know what sort of clues you'll turn up in this slightly investigative focused week. Take a break from the mist choked streets of Arkham County as it is time for The Feast of Hemlock Vale campaign for the Arkham Horror Living Card Game. Take a trip to this scenic isle, partake of the festivities, mingle with the locals... and try to avoid getting eaten - that would be bad. If the getting devoured by the wildlife part sounds problematic, consider a side trip to Echo Ridge City to take on the mob in Tiny Epic Crimes and it's expansion Kingpins. As officers of the law, players need to solve the murder of the Mayor's son and deal with the resultant crime wave before an all out gang war kicks off.    [...]

By |2024-02-16T18:15:16+08:00February 16th, 2024|Board Games, Card Games, Items, News|

MTG Fallout: Preorders

Hey PI-Fans, War. War never changes. The Wizards of the Coast licensing engine is making a pit stop in the post-apocalyptic wastelands of Fallout after having taken merry jaunts through Warhammer 40,000, the Lord of the Rings and Dr. Who. We’re taking preorders for the following products at the listed prices below. Due to the limited nature of the release, we will only be selling boxes as sealed product. No refunds for cancellation. All orders must be placed with full deposit (Deposit will be refunded in the event of manufacturer short supply). In the event of shortage, priority will go to orders placed and paid for earlier. We are accepting preorders from customers in good credit standings only. Release date subject to manufacturer.   Place order and deposit directly at Games @ PI. If not possible, contact us ASAP and we can arrange for electronic transfer for the deposit. Preorder [...]

By |2024-02-11T14:54:00+08:00February 11th, 2024|Card Games, Items, Magic: The Gathering|

Berlin Escalated Quickly? – 03/02/24

Hey PI-Fans, With CNY slowly creeping up upon everyone, we've managed to sneak in another pile of stuff into the store, including of a couple of new fast playing board games this week. While Ticket to Ride: Berlin and That Escalated Quickly represent brand new titles finding their way to the shelf, beloved titles like Wingspan, 7 Wonders and Azul have been reloaded. If you need a stockpile of CNY supplies, don't forget to grab a stash of Bicycle plastic or plastic clay-filled Poker Chips - we won't tell you how to use your gaming supplies, but we have some ideas. Ticket to Ride: Berlin provides another standalone small box twist on the classic Ticket to Ride formula with players managing both the Berlin Straßenbahn (Streetcar) network and the U-bahn (Subway) in order to connect multiple destinations within the city.  In this fast-paced Ticket to Ride game, players race one another to [...]

By |2024-02-03T14:57:28+08:00February 3rd, 2024|Board Games, Card Games, Items, New items, News|

The Post-Holiday Stockup – 16/1/24

Hey PI-Fans, The Post-New Year period is one where stores assess the post-Christmas rush and get to work filling up the shelves. Games @ PI is no exception, and the team has been hard at work ensuring we've a store full of fancy. This isn't to say we've been neglecting the weird and wonderful of the board game world of course - after all, we just magicked up a stack of Decrypto and Wavelength for the social gamers while resource management fans can grab a copy of Wingspan, Brass Lancashire or Brass Birmingham off the shelf. Of course, if you're after something new to broaden your palette, we recommend The Vale of Eternity, an EXCELLENT little creature collector card game by Korean publisher Mandoo games. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_aTOOjj9C4   Board and Card Game New Releases: Decrypto 5th Anniversary Edition The Vale of Eternity Important Restocks: Brass Birmingham Brass Lancashire Wavelength Wingspan [...]

By |2024-01-16T18:28:09+08:00January 16th, 2024|Board Games, Card Games, Items, New items, News|

Random Roll Ups – Store Restocks 21/11

Hey PI-Fans, Nothing says random quite like a strange smattering of board games, card games, miniatures and dice. This, on the other hand does happen from time to time, since the restocks for the week include a pile of weirdness with Renegade Games' Aggretsuko Work/Rage Balance, Leder Games' Ahoy. You'll also be seeing more of Brass Lancashire, Camel Up and Cascadia, as these amazing titles have drifted in aboard the same boat. On the miniature front, few of BattleTech's mercenary units have quite the storied (and strange) reputation of Snord's Irregulars, a famed unit notorious for their tendency towards insubordination and their eccentric magpie-like obsession with "collecting" (or looting) valuables. The Snord's Irregulars Assault Lance leads another wave of BattleTech Merc boxes,  with no guarantee of resupply once they disappear. Then come the Dice. Loads and loads of dice as a long delayed shipment finally completes the journey, leaving us [...]

By |2023-11-21T15:33:09+08:00November 21st, 2023|Board Games, Card Games, Items, Miniature Games, News|
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