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The Village Square: August 7, 2017

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Somehow I’ve managed to quote from the Godfather only once per game of Godfather: Corleone’s Empire.

Pandemic Legacy Season 2
Rob Daviau discussed the collaborative process of Pandemic Legacy Season 2. Over on mojo-nation.com he talked about the difference from Season 1: “We already had a rhythm of how we built a play-test kit, how the campaign structure worked, where the pitfalls were, and what mistakes we could avoid. That said, we also had to do something completely new and there were a lot of mistakes that we found time to make.”
Source: https://mojo-nation.com/rob-daviau-sheds-light-collaborative-design-process-behind-pandemic-legacy-season-2/

Raxxon Launched
The Raxxon Survival Kit has been making its way through social media and into the hands of players. According to tabletopgaming.co.uk, “The boxes are accompanied by a letter from the fictional Raxxon Pharmaceuticals company, saying ‘Raxxon invites you to partner with us and save the human race.’”
Source: https://www.tabletopgaming.co.uk/board-games/news/a-new-dead-of-winter-game-is-being-teased-using-mysterious-packages

All Out Collector’s Edition
The ACD Distribution blog reports that Mantic is releasing a limited print run of The Walking Dead: All Out War Collector’s Edition next month.
Source: http://acddistribution.blogspot.com/2017/08/new-walking-dead-all-out-war-collectors.html

From Amigo Spiele
W. Eric Martin wrote about new releases from Amigo Spiele including Gier, Druids, Memo Dice, Schollen Rollen, and a few others. On his BGG blog he said, “if you are familiar with the company, many of the new titles are pocket-sized card games.”
Source: https://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/67743/late-2017-amigo-spiel-prepares-greed-druids-beans

Over A Billion Sold
The U.S. and Canadian hobby games market hit $1.44 billion in sales, reports ICv2.com. “The total hobby games market estimate is derived from estimates for five individual categories: collectible games (which include Collectible Card Games, Collectible Miniatures Games, and Collectible Dice Games), miniatures (non-collectible), board games, card and dice games, and roleplaying games.”
Source: https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/38012/hobby-games-market-over-1-4-billion

Upcoming Board Game Conventions
August 17-20. Gen Con 50. Indianapolis, Indiana.
August 25-27. Coulee Con. La Crosse, Wisconsin.
August 25-27. Congress of Gamers. Falls Church, Virginia.
September 1-4. Gateway 2017. Los Angeles, California.
September 1-4. Pacificon Game Expo. Santa Clara, California.
September 8-10. Hascon. Providence, R.I.
September 9-10. WashingCon. Washington, D.C.
September 15-17. GrandCon. Grand Rapids, MI.
September 15-17. Protospiel. Chicago, Illinois.
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 17-19. PAX Unplugged. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Visit casualgamerevolution.com for more convention listings.

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