Card Games

The Blob That Ate Everything!

Hey PI-Fans, Previously released at Gen Con 2019, The Blob That Ate Everything scenario pack for the Arkham Horror Card Game is now available at the Games @ PI webstore. Like the classic horror films that inspired it, the scenario sends investigators to the town of Blackwater, even as the town is in the process of being devoured by a strange, viscous and exceptionally hungry blob monster. It's up to the investigators to discover a way to contain this slimy menace before... well... the scenario name does give it away. The Blob That Ate Everything scenario pack pits your Arkham Horror investigators against this fourth-wall breaking horror as it slowly engulfs a town, and purchasing additional copies of this pack, allow it to be run as a massive convention level scenario across multiple cooperating tables. You can order your own copy of The Blob That Ate Everything at our webstore now, [...]

By |2020-07-07T19:00:25+08:00July 7th, 2020|Card Games, New items, News|

New This Week – July 1, 2020

Hey everyone! Welcome to July! How's your week been so far? Boss Kenneth is uber busy today so I'm jumping in to tell you guys about the New Releases this week! (I'm Christine by the way, nice to meet cha!) First up, we have... Ecos: First Continent   'Don't go chasing waterfalls, please stick to the rivers and the lakes that you're used to!' Pfft! Says who? What if you had the power to create the Earth as you like it? In Ecos: First Continent, players take on the role as primordial forces who are to shape the World's first continent at the dawn of time. The aim of the game is to score the most points by building as much of the natural landscape as possible; filling it with flora and fauna. The interesting thing about this game is players play simultaneously.  Means as you're happily building your savannas [...]

By |2020-07-05T09:58:23+08:00July 1st, 2020|Board Games, Card Games, New items, News|

DIY SMASH UP!

Hey PI-Fans, It's a little known fact that each of the smaller 4-deck Smash Up boxes is designed as a two player set and contains the necessary tokens and rules to get you smashing decks right out of the box. While we're huge fans of the Smash Up suffle-building card game over here at Games @ PI, we're also believers that Smash Up is always better with friends... So... in the Smash Up spirit, why not build your own four-player Smash Up Starter?   STORE EXCLUSIVE PROMOTION Pick up two Smash Up 2-player boxes at a promotional price of $60. Now Until 19th July 2020   Don't miss out on your chance to grab this special Games @ PI store exclusive promo and shed the shackles of the core set! No longer are you bound to the Dinosaurs and Aliens of the main box. Start your Smash Up journey with [...]

By |2020-06-30T17:50:34+08:00June 26th, 2020|Card Games, Items, News, Promotions|

Abandon All Artichokes Review

Gamewright games have always amused me. With titles like Sushi Go!, Go Nuts for Donuts and Forbidden Island, they’ve proven consistent entry points for new players looking to start playing board games, providing their own spin on the card drafting, simultaneous action and cooperative genres.Now, Gamewright is putting their own twisted little spin on deck-building games with Abandon All Artichokes, a classy little two-to-four player ‘deck-destruction’ game that provides a wonderful entry point into the genre. TLDR: Abandon All Artichokes is a speedy deck-building card game where players draft vegetable cards from a central garden and use their respective card abilities to rid their hand and deck of artichoke cards. The first player to draw a hand free of artichokes cards immediately wins the game. Simple rules make this easy to learn, but the game also possesses a take-that mechanism that allows players to ‘sabo’* each other, and a surprising [...]

By |2020-07-02T09:58:23+08:00June 24th, 2020|Card Games, Items, Reviews|

Books and Things…

Hey PI-Fans,A new week opens and… we’re still in Phase One. So we do what comes naturally to us at this point really. We add new things to the webstore.Last week’s Games Workshop preorders are up on the website, but they’ve been joined under the Preorder tab by the upcoming Magic: The Gathering Core 2021 releases.The Book and RPG shelf has undergone a major expansion as well, with an eclectic array of BattleTech novels, non-fiction titles and role-playing games like the Vampire: The Masquerade range joining the store.On the board game front, we’ve added Plan B’s excellent Century series to the store, while both Rory’s Story Cubes and Untold – Adventures Await let you stretch your storytelling muscles. And of course, where would we be without party and family games?And on the wargaming front… we’ve expanded the BattleTech range, but also more importantly put up a Start Collecting! Warhammer 40,000 [...]

By |2020-06-30T18:00:40+08:00June 15th, 2020|Board Games, Card Games, Items, New items, News, Role Playing Games|

New For You

Hey PI-Fans,The Games @ PI team has been hard at work slowly chewing through our backlog of titles and I’d like to seize on this opportunity to feature a pair of titles new to the webstore; Walking in Burano and Seikatsu: A Pet’s Life. Seikatsu: A Pet’s Life is an abstract tile playing game of adorable animals. Players plop down a mass of pets lounging on cushions, while trying to form large collections of animals to score. Placement becomes even more important in the end game as the arrangement of coloured cushions, relative to each player scores them additional points, so players must consider where they are putting down pets for proper points. Walking in Burano is a card drafting game about building and decorating houses in Burano, a beautiful island of Venice. In Walking in Burano, players draft floor cards featuring different personal decor items to build three floor [...]

By |2020-06-30T18:05:01+08:00June 12th, 2020|Board Games, Card Games, Items, New items, News, Role Playing Games|

Sushi Go Review

Hey PI-Fans, We’re back once again with another set of food themed reviews. This time, Games @ PI is taking Gamewright’s modern classic Sushi Go out for a spin.Distilling the game mechanics of card drafting to an easily understandable format, Sushi Go is a fast paced and fun game set in a conveyor belt sushi restaurant. Given his last review was Ramen Fury, perhaps, the man is hungry, but Wesley is back to talk about Sushi Go and the Games @ PI Webstore!- Kenneth, Games @ PI Manager TL;DR: Simple fun for all ages, Sushi Go pits two to five players against each other to see who can have a better meal. Everyone is given a hand of sushi cards at the start of a round, which they will pick one to keep for themselves, then pass the rest to the player on the left or right. The process repeats [...]

By |2020-07-02T10:04:19+08:00June 9th, 2020|Card Games, Items, Reviews|

Spaces, Races and Special Places

Hey PI-Fans,You know how the game works. We’re still plugging away at work as always.This week feels oddly like it’s centred on a slab of space and adventure themed games. Entirely unplanned of course, but between the Warhammer 40,000 Talisman spinoff Relic, galaxy conquest wargame Star Wars: Rebellion, the Mars colonization themed Terraforming Mars and the ever wacky Galaxy Truckers, it’s really hard not to think this wasn’t planned.It wasn’t.On the other hand, we’re also adding a new Book section to the website containing both a smattering of Fiction and Non-Fiction titles. As with all things, we hope to grow this in the future to encompass a great many more titles, but in the meantime, we strongly recommend Gary Ray’s excellent Friendly Local Game Store, an acerbic but witty at the joys and tribulations of running a business in this industry.We’ll keep chipping away at the backlog as we work [...]

By |2020-06-30T18:07:24+08:00June 8th, 2020|Board Games, Card Games, News, Role Playing Games|

Weaver of the Cosmos and Blood of Baalshandor

Hey PI-Fans,We're still in the COVID-19 Phase One recovery stage, but while retail is shut, something squamous this way comes.The Arkham Horror: Blood of Baalshandor novella releases today, featuring Dexter Drake, a brand new investigator - as well as the cards to have 'Drake the Great' join your table in games of Arkham Horror.This is great, because the novella is coming in lockstep with the mythos pack Weaver of the Cosmos, also releasing today. Stay one step ahead of the Outer God Atlach-Nacha as it weaves more and more of the Dreamlands into its web or risk losing everything you hold dear as the rapacious arachnid binds everything tightly in The Great Web.Up to the challenge? Then why not grab both to qualify for Free Local delivery?We've gotten a basic array of titles up, including some of the more sought after stand-alone expansions, but we're also working on expanding the [...]

By |2020-06-30T18:09:00+08:00June 5th, 2020|Card Games, Items, New items, News|

More For The Store

Hey PI-Fans,While we’ve stepped out of the Circuit Breaker, very little has changed for us really. Retail is still shuttered but the Games @ PI Webstore on the other hand, is still very much operational.While we can’t unleash the new Arkham Horror LCG packs to the world just yet (ask again tomorrow), new on the webstore is a pile of titles for your perusal.As promised, we’re going to keep plugging away at this as we work to expand our RPG, Miniature and Board Game categories.As always, the option to make the leap over and start browsing right away is always open to you HERE, but if you’d like a list about what we added, keep reading. […]

By |2020-06-30T18:09:40+08:00June 4th, 2020|Board Games, Card Games, Miniature Games, News, Role Playing Games|