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The Village Square: April 10, 2017

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Glass Road Returns
Mayfair Games announced Uwe Rosenberg’s Glass Road is returning to the U.S. market this summer. The medieval economic game is for 1-4 players taking roles as “medieval glass-makers and celebrates the tradition of Bavarian glasswork.”
Source: https://www.facebook.com/mayfairgames/photos/a.201376945852.168683.116555530852/10154999827180853/?type=3&theater

Fantahzee Expanded
On Wednesday, Fantahzee: Rogues Gallery, the first expansion to Fantahzee, will be available. According to the AEG website, “The expansion adds Rogues to the game. Sneaky, clever, thieving heroes that can help you overcome the Horde. Adding Rogues also means adding Traps which require Rogues to overcome.”
Source: https://www.alderac.com/fantahzee/

Casey Jones Joins the Turtles
According to the ACD Distribution blog, the Casey Jones Hero Pack New from IDW Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Hero Pack: Casey Jones will be available in July. The Hero Pack requires the TMNT: Shadows of the Past base game and it “allows you to use Casey Jones as a playable Hero in any base game scenario and also contains an additional Adventure Comic with four new missions.”
Source: http://acddistribution.blogspot.com/2017/04/new-from-idw-teenage-mutant-ninja.html

Worldwide Renegade
Renegade Game Studios is expanding its international catalog to include Clank!, Lotus, World’s Fair 1893, FUSE, and Lanterns. These five games will now be offered in 11 different languages.
Source: http://us9.campaign-archive2.com/?u=e7f51ce684ac7db3828dfd1ed&id=9d98bfd7eb&e=af9b94af91

Breaking Good
Breaking Games has signed a deal with Barnes & Noble, reports purplepawn.com. “Starting April 9th, 650 B&N stores across the nation will have Game of 49, Game of Phones, Boomtown Bandits, Keep Calm, and MoonQuake Escape on their shelves.”
Source: http://www.purplepawn.com/2017/04/breaking-games-breaks-into-barnes-noble/

Second Printing of Gloomhaven
According to tabletopgamingnews.com, Gloomhaven is getting a second printing via Kickstarter after selling out of its initial print run. The Kickstarter page notes that supporters “can pledge to receive a copy of the second printing of Gloomhaven, complete with new health and experience trackers and a revised rule book and scenario book. Your game will come with miniatures for all the character classes, but you can also purchase extra sets of miniatures and standees. …you can pledge to receive just the upgraded trackers and revised books. In addition, there is also an all-new mini expansion of 17 solo scenarios available.”
Source: http://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/gloomhaven-second-printing-up-on-kickstarter/

More Cases for Holmes
Space Cowboys announced The Thames Murders and Other Cases, a standalone game with 10 “fully revised cases for the Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective line.” Each case will have players solving “the mystery surrounding a deadly crime in the world of Sherlock Holmes.” It will be released in the third quarter of this year.
Source: http://drafts.asmodee.us/en/news/2017/4/6/the-thames-murders-and-other-cases/

Big Trouble in Little China
Dice Tower News reports that pre-orders will be taken soon for Big Trouble in Little China The Game, a “1-4 player cooperative miniatures adventure game that allows players to take control of characters from the 1986 John Carpenter cult classic, play through their favorite portions, and discover new adventures.”
Source: http://www.dicetowernews.com/big-trouble-in-little-china-coop-miniatures-game-coming-soon/43287

Alien vs Predator Streamlined
A streamlined second edition of Alien vs. Predator: The Hunt Begins miniatures game will be out May 21, reports ICv2.com. “The new edition features a host of upgrades, streamlined rules, and a much lower price point. … The new models are single cast (no building), and are each color-coded for their faction, so the game is now ready to play out of the box with no assembly. The new board pieces feature new art and are no longer double-sided, but are still compatible with the old edition.”
Source: https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/37221/alien-vs-predator-game-gets-host-upgrades

Race for the Galaxy On the Go
The Race for the Galaxy app is going to beta this week, according to gameindustry.com. “Temple Gates Games teamed up with Race For the Galaxy’s designer, Tom Lehmann, to bring a mobile adaptation of Race for the Galaxy to phones. AI pioneer Keldon Jones originally developed an AI for this game as a research project on neural networks.”
Source: http://www.gameindustry.com/news-industry-happenings/popular-race-galaxy-board-game-moving-mobile/

Tasty Minstrel Schedule
In addition to Tasty Minstrel Games’ Harbour making it onto Tabletop, the company announced its upcoming release schedule; Colosseum and Yokohama will be out in May, followed by Joraku, Lemuria, and the Orleans: Trade & Intrigue expansion in June
Source: http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=b6c6621585cb5a03970bd4867&id=138db812ff&e=5359385f37

Kobe Game Market
Over on boardgamegeek.com there was a look back at the Kobe Game Market, with previews of new games from Japanese publishers.
Source: https://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/64070/kobe-game-market-2017-report-table-games-world

Digital Onirim
Now available for Android and iOS is Onirim, the “solitaire card game where you play as a Dreamwalker, lost in a mysterious labyrinth, and you must discover the oneiric doors before your dreamtime runs out – or you will remain trapped forever.”
Source: http://blog.daysofwonder.com/2017/04/06/the-digital-adaptation-of-onirim-is-now-available/

Upcoming Board Game Conventions
April 22-23. QC Game Fest. Davenport, Iowa.
April 27-30. Kingdom-Con. San Diego, California.
May 12-14. CMoN Expo. Atlanta, Georgia.
May 18-21. Geekway to the West. St. Charles, Missouri.
May 25-29. Game Fest 29. Atlanta, Georgia.
May 26-29. Gamex 2017. Los Angeles, California.
May 26-29. KublaCon. San Francisco, California.
June 14-18. Origins Game Fair. Columbus, Ohio.
June 23-35. Polycon. San Luis Obispo, California.
July 5-9. Dice Tower Con. Orlando, Florida.
July 15-17. Protospiel. Manchester, Michigan.
July 22-30. World Boardgaming Championship. Champion, Pennsylvania.
July 28-30. NovaComic-Con. Tyson’s Corner, Virginia.
August 17-20. Gen Con 50. Indianapolis, Indiana.
August 25-27. Coulee Con. La Crosse, Wisconsin.
September 1-4. Gateway 2017. Los Angeles, California.
September 1-4. Pacificon Game Expo. Santa Clara, California.
September 9-10. WashingCon. Washington, D.C.
September 15-17. GrandCon. Grand Rapids, MI.
September 15-17. Protospiel. Chicago, Illinois.
October 13-15. XPO 2017. Tulsa, Oklahoma.
November 17-19. PAX Unplugged. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Visit casualgamerevolution.com for more convention listings.

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