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The Village Square: April 9, 2018

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I usually talk about something board-game-related in my intro, but this time I’ll just link to my dog’s first meetup.

Gloomhaven Expansion
The first Gloomhaven expansion, Forgotten Circles, has been announced by Cephalofair Games, according to Dice Tower News. It will be available this October at retailers and “will contain 20 new scenarios that take place after the main story of Gloomhaven. Forgotten Circles will also include 7 new monster types with 3 bosses, 14 new items, and a new character class, the Aesther Diviner.”
Source: http://www.dicetowernews.com/expansion-for-gloomhaven-announced-by-cephalofair-games/50959

Welcome To …
Deep Water Games announced the English-language release of Welcome To …, a game in which “players take on the role of 1950’s American architects, building and planning suburban neighborhoods.” The roll-and-write game uses cards instead of dice and pre-orders will begin on April 18th.
Source: https://www.deepwatergaming.com/blog/2018/4/2/welcome-to-our-newest-title

Race and Roll for the Galaxy News
At the 2018 Game Developers Conference, designer Tom Lehmann talked about Race for the Galaxy and revealed that the second edition was at the printers. According to W. Eric Martin’s BGG blog, Lehmann also talked about new expansions for Race for the Galaxy as well as Roll for the Galaxy. Race for the Galaxy: Xeno Counter Strike is due in 2019 while Roll for the Galaxy: Rivalry will be out in quarter two of this year. There’s also a third quarter release date for New Frontiers, which is subtitled “The Race for the Galaxy board game.”
Source: https://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/75535/new-game-round-changes-race-galaxy-first-details-d

Altiplano in North America
Altiplano will be released May 2nd, according to the Renegade Game Studios website. The game is about “The inhabitants of the Altiplano, the high plateau between the Easter and Western Andes, need to be creative to develop the scant vegetation and the available resources.
Source: https://www.renegadegamestudios.com/news/2018/4/4/altiplano-release-date

Terraforming Mars First Digital Preview
The first teaser for the upcoming Terraforming Mars was released by Asmodee Digital.
Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fn94JZxWPMg

Magic Maze Expansion
According to the ACD Distribution blog, the first expansion to Magic Maze, Maximum Security!, will hit retail shelves on April 18th. “After countless robberies, the tenants of the Magic Maze have finally had enough. They’ve come together, formed a Merchant’s Association, and made their demands crystal clear to the Maze’s management: increase security in the Maze or the shops will move away!”
Source: http://acddistribution.blogspot.com/2018/04/magic-maze-maximum-security-new-from.html

A Game of Thrones Intro Decks
Now available for pre-order are the A Game of Thrones: The Card Game intro decks from Fantasy Flight Games. “These instructive Intro Decks are designed to introduce new players to the mechanics, environment, and key characters of A Game of Thrones: The Card Game, providing a stable foundation and highlighting the unique features of each faction. Each pre-constructed deck contains sixty-nine cards.”
Source: https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2018/4/2/call-the-banners-1/

Upcoming Board Game Conventions
April 19-22. Kingdom-Con. San Diego, California.
April 27-29. QC Game Fest. Davenport, Iowa.
April 27-29. Gaming Hoopla. Mundelein, Illinois.
May 4-6. Heroicon. Decatur, Illinois.
May 11-13. CMON Expo. Atlanta, Georgia.
May 17-20. Geekway to the West. St. Charles, Missouri.
May 25-28. KublaCon. Burlingame, California.
May 25-28. Gamex. Los Angeles, California.
June 1-3. NashCon. Nashville, Tennessee.
June 13-17. Origins. Columbus, Ohio.
June 24-30. Rocky Mountain Gaming Vacation. Park City, Utah.
July 4-8. Dice Tower Con. Orlando, Florida.
July 12-15. HistoriCon. Fredericksburg, Virginia.
July 13-15. KantCan. Overland Park, Kansas.
July 21-29. WBC. Champion, Pennsylvania
August 2-5. GenCon. Indianapolis, Indiana.
August 24-26. MegaMooseCon. Richburg, South Carolina.
August 24-28. Coulee Con. La Crosse, Wisconsin.
August 31-September 3. Gateway 2018. Los Angeles, California.
September 8-9. WashingCon. Washington, D.C.
September 13-16. Buckeye Game Fest. Columbus, Ohio.
September 14-16. GrandCon. Grand Rapids, Michigan.
September 21-23. Protospiel Chicago. Chicago, Illinois.
September 27-30. Hurricon. Kissimmee, Florida.
October 5-7. Council of Five Nations. Schenectady, New York.
October 5-7. Great Falls Gaming Rendezvous. Great Falls, Montana.

Visit casualgamerevolution.com for more convention listings.

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