The Village Square: March 5, 2018


Ancient caretaking
This Summer Renegade Game Studios will release The Tea Dragon Society Card Game.  Based on the exquisite graphic novel by Katie O’Neill, the deck-building game is designed by Steve Ellis.  Players will activate cards and buy others to improve their deck, strengthening their bond of friendship while raising their own tea dragon according to ancient custom.

The horrors of gaming
IDW Games’ Masque of the Red Death will be available next month. Based on the classic sinister Edgar Allan Poe story, players are nobles currying the Prince’s favor at the ball while avoiding the Red Death.

Gaming mono a mono
Plaid Hat Games releases Crystal Clans at the end of this month. Two players battle it out across a field with unique clan-based armies.

Gaming anew
New Canadian publisher Luma Games will release Museum, the set collection and bartering game, at GenCon 2018.

A gaming successor
From the creators of the Ascension deck-building universe, Stone Blade Entertainment will release Shards of Infinity in April.  The card game is a faster, streamlined and very strategic successor to the ground-breaking Ascension.

Wanted gamers
Galakta Games and Ares Games have released Wanted: Rich or Dead, a party style game of cowboy duels and old west dungeon, er boom town, crawling.

Mastering the game
This May Arcane Wonders releases Senshi, an abstract game of developing strength, agility, wisdom and honor to become your order’s next master.

Role into adventure
HEXplore It will hit general retail release next month from Mariucci J. Designs.  The role-playing style adventure game tasks players with creating their hero from a role and race to explore and gain experience to confront the dreaded Dead King.

Play amongst the stars
Constellations is now available from Xtronaut, a set-collecting card game about populating the night sky with stars.  The title includes an education booklet about stars and their history from the space-education dedicated publisher.

Virtual Role
Paizo and Roll20 Virtual Tabletop are partnering to bring the former’s RPG worlds Starfinder and Pathfinder to the latter’s virtual web based role playing platform. Crownfall will be the first available this month and is already up for pre-order.

Playing in the slammer
Did you know role playing games are restricted in Idaho state penitentiaries?  When you’re locked up and dice are contraband, what do you do? Here’s an article that looks at gaming behind bars.

Upcoming Board Game Conventions
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.

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