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by Ron Duwell | August 15, 2017August 15, 2017 9:00 am EST’s brilliant “Piñata Madness” sale is going on right now, and this is one for those who love not knowing exactly what they’re buying.

For just $3, you have the opportunity to win a mystery game! This can be any game, ranged from $5.99 and $44.99, and name drops examples like “Pillars of Eternity, Shadow Warrior 2, Heroes of Might and Magic 5, Victor Vran, Saints Row 4 and more” in its FAQ regarding this promotion.

GOG also says buyers can feel safe knowing they will find no duplicates in their piñatas.

No duplicates, unless you already own every single game available in the Piñata pool at the time of your purchase. If you already have all the games, you’ll be notified before checking out and your mystery game will be converted into a giftable copy – this code will never expire.

The deal will last until Aug 21.

So… what ‘d ya get?

I thought I would crack open a piñata, just for fun to share with you all (while secretly hoping to land Pillars of Eternity), but alas… I still have to buy that game the old fashioned way. Digitally, with a credit card, just like grandpa used to buy his video games.

Instead, I landed a game I’m not familiar with. Anno 1602 A.D. From what I can tell, it looks like a late, CD backed answer to Sid Meier’s Colonization and other Civilization-type of games. It was published by a German company called Sunflower in 1998, which has since been totally bought out by Ubisoft.

It is the year 1602 and you find yourself in command of a sailing vessel, navigating the waters of the uncharted island world of Anker. You have aboard your ship no more than an handful of trusty followers and a limited supply of food and building materials. You are here to begin a new life. As you select which island to settle, your future is already sealed, for each one has its own special characteristics.

That’s cool, I suppose. If I didn’t get Pillars of Eternity, I would rather land something old school than some modern indie game. It helps keep to the spirit of GOG.


Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...