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Descent: Journeys in the Dark Review

Mennara is a world of magic, mystery, and adventure. In the deep places beneath the earth lurk terrifying monsters and foul villains, conspiring to plunge the land into shadow. Fortunately, Mennara is also a world of heroes. Heroes clever of mind, strong of sword arm, and stout of heart. Heroes in many shapes and sizes, unlikely heroes of many races and creeds and from many walks of life. Heroes like you… In a socially distanced world, Descent: Journeys in the Dark brings swashbuckling fantasy adventure and dungeon crawling back to your tabletop. At a time where getting the gang together for a weekly session might prove somewhat difficult, you can find an amazing solo or small group experience right out of the box – even without a DM.After all, if you’re going to be trapped somewhere for the Circuit Breaker, why not imagine up a dungeon? TLDR: Descent: Journeys in [...]

By |2020-07-02T10:10:47+08:00May 27th, 2020|Board Games, Items, Reviews|

Pandemic: Hot Zone – North America Review

Hey PI-Fans,We’ve got a new release in the form of Pandemic: Hot Zone – North America, a fast playing version of the popular board game Pandemic! You can grab your own copy here!And what better way to celebrate the roll-out that to have a familiar face pop in to review it?Take it away, Jack!- Kenneth, Games @ PI Manager The parts tray isn’t part of the box contents, but we agree that Jack’s got a good thing going with this nifty add on. The word ‘pandemic’ has recently been added to everyone’s lexicon, with the Coronavirus running rampant globally. To combat this, businesses have been shut down, public spaces closed, and we’ve been encouraged to self-isolate. Not the most fun of times.Looking on the bright side, however, I’ve been able to spend more time with my family and I’ve been introducing them to board games. One of these games has [...]

By |2020-07-02T10:14:13+08:00May 22nd, 2020|Board Games, Items, New items, News, Reviews|

Crazy Tower Review: How does it stack up?

A rickety spire of colourful blocks stands dangerously high in the middle of the table, the centrepiece of a game that seamlessly blends elements of Jenga and Uno with a unique twist. At its core, Crazy Tower involves players building up a tower of wooden blocks, taking turns to place blocks on a floor card. Players can also create a new level by balancing a floor card on the existing set of blocks. […]

By |2020-07-02T10:19:31+08:00December 19th, 2019|Board Games, Reviews|

Machi-Koro Review: Building up something great.

Being a mayor is hard. On the one hand, ULTIMATE POWER! On the other, there are those pesky election promises to grow your little township into the largest city in the region. Considering your holdings comprise a single wheat field and a bakery, you’ve got your work cut out for you. Machi Koro is a streamlined award-winning city-building card game from designer Masao Suganuma. In it, you’ll attempt to take your tiny township from a wheat field and a bakery to a thriving metropolis complete with four major landmarks – a train station, shopping mall, amusement park and radio tower. […]

By |2020-07-02T10:20:46+08:00December 12th, 2019|Card Games, Reviews|

New Year Gaming

Hey PI-Fans, Just a heads up if you aren't already aware of our New Year Operating Hours. We'll be closing early on the 7th and remaining closed on the 8th. Anyway. Over the Lunar New Year period, I'll hopefully be spending time with friends and the section of family that doesn't regard me as an abject failure for managing a Games Store and I expect many of you will be too. Well, the spending time with friends and family part anyway. ;-) One thing I've found is keeping a couple of board games around during the period  works out pretty handy. Here are some of my personal recommendations for the New Year. - Kenneth, Games @ PI Manager ______________________________________________________ If Chinese New Year gatherings are anything like I remember, we'll be looking for fast playing, simple to teach board games where you can clear the table in half-an-hour or less - that means [...]

By |2016-02-05T13:04:53+08:00February 5th, 2016|News, Reviews|

Once Upon a Time 3rd Edition

Once Upon A Time (3rd Edition) Written By: Mokan Edited By: Simon Joseph Date of Review: 21/9/15 Have you ever thought of how fairy tales are created? Have you ever wanted to create your own fairy tales? That’s what Once Upon A Time (3rd Edition) allows you to do. Once Upon A Time is a story-telling card game meant for 2 to 6 players. The game initiates collaboration and creativity amongst players. Players would receive an ending card at the start of the game,and the objective is to steer the story towards the ending that is stated on their ending card, while getting rid of all other story cards in hand. The players come to a conclusion on who becomes the first story teller. Other players might try to steal the role of storyteller by playing a card that contains a word that the storyteller made used of in their [...]

By |2019-12-11T23:55:20+08:00September 9th, 2015|Reviews|

Savage Worlds RPG

Savage Worlds Kew Sheng Yao Date of review: 22/9/2015 Edited by: Simon Joseph A mighty barbarian leads a horde of savages against his blood-sworn foes. A crazy rebel pilots his fighter against a galactic empire. A party of adventurers raids the tomb of an ancient lich. If you like the sound of that, then start exploring the never ending of Savage Worlds. Savage Worlds is a role-playing game and miniatures wargame. Like Dungeons and Dragons, it allows the player to create their very own fantasy characters. This also means that players starts literally nothing but just a short story given by the dungeon master. From there on, let your imagination take you where it leads. The theme maybe also varies depending on the dungeon master. Savage World focus on speed of play and does not require much preparation as this game is solely based on imagination. An example for Dungeons [...]

By |2019-12-11T23:55:20+08:00September 9th, 2015|Reviews|

Pathfinder Roleplaying

Pathfinder Role Playing Kew Sheng Yao Date of review: 22/9/2015 Edited by: Simon Joseph Take on the role of a fighter, a vicious warrior that cuts through enemies with power melee attacks; Wizard, with various range magic attacks to decimate the enemies; Cleric, that heals and protects those who are in danger with the magical buffs or a Rogue, the sneaky walking trap that can defuse many kind of traps that stand in its way. Join them in a quest adventure to fight to survive in a world that has been engulfed by magic and evil in Pathfinder. Pathfinder is an imaginative role-playing game that is similar to Dungeons and Dragons where there will be a dungeon master or game master to start off the game with a short story. But for the character making, the game itself have already premade a few for the players. Players have to use [...]

By |2019-12-11T23:55:21+08:00September 9th, 2015|Reviews|

Star Wars Roleplaying

Star Wars Roleplaying Game Written By : Mokan Edited by: Simon Joseph Date of Review: 22/9/15 Star Wars Roleplaying Game comes in three variants. The first variant was the Star Wars: Edge of Empire. It was later followed by Star Wars: Age of Rebellion and Star Wars: Force and Destiny. Although all three variants were released separately, they can be used with each other, or as a standalone. As in other Roleplaying games, Star Wars Roleplaying Game also requires the player to take on the role of a character and perform certain actions to emerge victorious. Star Wars Roleplaying Game also allows the player to create a custom character if they wish to. Players can also build their their own characters. They can specialize their characters for specific roles and by doing so they could gain “talent” which will power up their character even more. A unique feature that exists [...]

By |2019-12-11T23:55:21+08:00September 9th, 2015|Reviews|
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