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The Village Square: October 5, 2017

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Tea with Dragons
Renegade Game Studios is teaming up with Oni Press to publish the Tea Dragon Society Card Game adapted from the later’s original graphic novel by Katie O’Neill. It will release in Spring 2018.
Source: http://www.renegadegamestudios.com/news/2017/10/3/renegade-game-studios-and-oni-press-to-release-the-tea-dragon-society-card-game

Evolving to second edition
Sierra Madre and Mr. B Games will release the second editions of Bios: Genesis and Bios: Megafauna in November. In the first you began as an ingredient in the primordial soup and the second a more complex plant or animal. In both you win by evolving.
Source: http://acddistribution.blogspot.com/2017/09/2nd-edition-bios-genesis-and-megafauna.html

Spanish publisher gets an American Passport
Passport Game Studios has partnered with new publisher ThunderGryph Games to distribute the Spanish company’s titles in North America. The first three releases will be Tao Long, Pot de Vin, and Dead Man’s Doubloons.
Source: http://passportgamestudios.com/passport-partners-thundergryph-games/

How does your garden grow
Osprey Publishing has just released their new card drafting game Samurai Gardener. First released in Japan in 2013, the title charges you with growing the best garden to bring honor to your master.
Source: https://ospreypublishing.com/samurai-gardener

New COO of CMON
Cool Mini or Not’s sales director Jules Vautour has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer. With CMON since March 2016, the former Asmodee sales director will now oversee all of the company’s North American business operations.
Source: https://www.cmon.com/news/jules-vautour-named-coo-of-cmon-limited

Superhero protection
They’ve saved the world, now they can save your decks! UltraPro will release Justice League deck protectors this December. Same great archival-safe quality, new cool look!
Source: http://acddistribution.blogspot.com/2017/10/justice-league-deck-protectors-from.html

New Convention
Hobby shows fixture PAX Festivals will broaden is focus into the analog realm with their inaugural PAX Unplugged in Philadelphia next month. Wizards of the Coast president Chris Cocks will give the keynote address.
Source: http://www.dicetowernews.com/president-of-wizards-of-the-coast-to-give-keynote-at-inaugural-pax-unplugged/47179

Upcoming Board Game Conventions
October 6-8. TsunamiCon. Wichita, Kansas.
October 6-8. CinCityCon. Cincinnati, Ohio.
October 7-8. Congress of Gamers. Rockville, Maryland.
October 13-15. XPO 2017. Tulsa, Oklahoma.
October 13-15. ConnCon/FallCon. Stamford, Connecticut.
November 16-19. ChiTag. Chicago, Illinois.
November 17-19. PAX Unplugged. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
January 19-21. Cascade Games Con. Bellingham, Washington.

Visit casualgamerevolution.com for more convention listings.

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