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The Village Square: December 10, 2015

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Rumor has it that a certain little independent film premieres next week. I wonder if it’ll make any money and I hope I’ll be able to find a showing near me. Until then, here’s what’s been happening in the cardboard community.

More Ashes
The first expansion decks to Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn have been announced and scheduled for release in April 2016.

Face Off
Thanks to a viral video, the hottest game of the holiday season is from 1964. Soupy Sales would be proud.

Hotter than an Inferno
Nearly 10,000 people backed the Arcadia Quest: Inferno Kickstarter, raising $1.7 million. The standalone expansion to last year’s Arcadia Quest will feature lots of goodies for backers.

Garlic Not Necessary
One Night Ultimate Vampire will be available next month, presumably when it’s dark out.

BGG.CON 2015 Wrap-Up
I enjoyed this coverage of BGG.CON. Lots of pictures, too!

Placing Workers
Another thoughtful article from Games Precipice, this time on the worker placement mechanic.

Kickstarted
Since so many of us back Kickstarters, this study co-funded by Wharton and Kickstarter is a must-read.

Sequential History
A republished article from 1992 looks at the creator of Sequence.

Upcoming Board Game Conventions
Get out and game! (h/t reddit and boardgamegeek)

December 12-13. King Con 2015. Warner Robins, Georgia.

2016
January 8-10. MACE East. Wilmington, North Carolina.
January 15-17. SnowCon. Bangor, Maine.
January 15-18. Brycecon 2016. Bryce Canyon City, Utah.
January 22-24. EsCon 2016. San Marcos, California.
January 30-31. GCOM’s Winter Game Fest. Rockville, Maryland.
February 12-15. Orccon 2016. Los Angeles, California.
February 19-21. OwlCon. Houston, Texas.
February 22-28. PrezCon 2016. Charlottesville, Virginia.
March 4-6. Tennessee Game Days. Franklin, Tennessee.
March 4-6. FallsCon 2016. Witchita Falls, Texas.
March 18-20. Meeplecon. Las Vegas, Nevada.
April 1-3. Gaming Hoopla. Gurnee, Illinois.
April 9-10. Unpub Games Festival. Baltimore, Maryland.
April 22-24. Rocket City Gamefest. Huntsville, Alabama.
April 22-24. LexiCon Tabletop Gaming. Lexington, Kentucky.
May 19-22. Geekway to the West. St. Louis, Missouri.
May 27-30. Gamex 2016. Los Angeles, California.
June 15-19. Origins Game Fair. Columbus, Ohio.
June 17-19. PolyCon 34. San Luis Obispo, California.
July 6-10. Dice Tower Gaming Con V. Orlando, Florida.
September 2-5. Gateway 2016. Los Angeles, California.

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