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The Village Square: February 19, 2018

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Martin Wallace and MINIATURES???
Yes, that’s right! Osprey Games has announced they are teaming up with the prolific designer on Wildlands, a 2-4 player miniatures combat skirmish board game. It will release in Q4 2018 and includes 20 minis from unique factions, each with special abilities and characteristics.
Source: https://ospreypublishing.com/blog/cat/osprey-games/post/announcement_wildlands/

She don’t need no stinking prince!
Wizkids announced they will release Maidens Quest in May. It’s innovative in both theme – you’re a princess tired of waiting to be rescued so you fight out yourself – and mechanics – it’s all cards and can be played entirely in your hands without need of a table and stopped and started at will!
Source: http://www.phdgames.com/maidens-quest-wizkids/

Trading in the East Indies
Keep Exploring Games has announced that their new title The Dutch East Indies is now available. Collect valuable spices – or take them from your competitors! Upgrade your ships and watch out for pirates in this highly competitive trading game.
Source: https://keepexploringgames.com/our-games/the-dutch-east-indies/

This little gamer went to the market
Renegade Game Studios will release Byzanz next month, a card game of bidding for, collecting and selling market goods.
Source: https://www.renegadegamestudios.com/news/2018/2/5/byzanz-release-announcement

Looting with cards
Wakening Lair, the fully cooperative D&D inspired dungeon delve, releases next month from Rather Dashing Games. Can you equip and prepare fast enough to take down the Monstrous Terror?
Source: http://www.ratherdashinggames.com/games/wakening-lair

Back to school
Next month Level 99’s second edition of the university of magic Argent: The Consortium will be available, along with two expansions for the popular worker placement design.
Source: http://acddistribution.blogspot.com/2018/02/argent-consortium-second-edition-and.html

Cowa-What?!
Awesome dude! IDW announced a partnership with Steve Jackson Games and Nickelodeon to produce Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Munchkin.
Source: https://idwgames.com/idw-games-announces-munchkin-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-with-steve-jackson-games-and-nickelodeon/#lightbox/0/

Barkeep
Not the hero meeting in a tavern? Well, now you can run one so they can! Dann Kriss Games releases Tavern Masters, the fantasy card game of running the best and most profitable pub.
Source: http://www.dannkrissgames.com/tavern-masters.html

For the RPG lovers
This May Monte Cook Games releases Invisible Sun, an ambitious role-playing design of rich surreal fantasy and unique magic loaded with hundreds of pages of written material, 1000 of cards and packed with components…all impressively presented in a black cube. The title includes and app for in-between play that’s devoted to adapting role-playing to modern life. Read more for this innovative project.
Source: https://www.montecookgames.com/store/product/invisible-sun-preorder/

In the rack
Issue 21 of Game Nite Magazine is available for download. Articles this month include reviews, a top 10 2-player games, a feature on abstracts, mobile apps, board game photography and more.
Source: http://www.gamenitemagazine.com/

Asmodee in the news
Asmodee has founded their first German studio, HeidelBÄR Games, an extension of acquiring Heidelberger Spieleverlag in 2017, a games company first established in 1989.
Source: https://heidelbaer.de/en/

Upcoming Board Game Conventions
February 23-25. Great Plains Game Festival. Lincoln, Nebraska.
February 24-25. South South Board Game Convention. Tumwater, Washington.
March 9-11. Granite Games Summit. Nashua, New Hampshire.
March 16-18. MeepleCon. Las Vegas, Nevada.
March 22-25. AdeptiCon. Schaumburg, Illinois.
March 23-25. ConnCon. Stamford, Connecticut.
March 30-April 1. Who’s Yer Con. Indianapolis, Indiana.
April 5-8. PAX East. Boston, Massachusetts.
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 14-16. GrandCon. Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Visit casualgamerevolution.com for more convention listings.

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