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The Village Square: December 24, 2015

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For me, the holiday season means spending quality time with my nephew and nieces. It’s a whirlwind of fun, from hanging out at the park to having dinner at the local all-you-can-eat Korean barbecue joint to playing the best sessions of King of Tokyo, Settlers of Catan, and Pandemic. Obviously I’m biased, but I think they’re the coolest kids in the world.

As 2015 comes to an end, we here at the Dragon wish you and yours the very best during the holidays and the new year. And may you find yourself at the tabletop with loved ones and friends more often than not.

Follow Up
A follow-up report to this week’s earlier news about Asmodee North America changing the way it distributes its games.

Rebellion
Now that the countdown has begun for Rogue One and then Episode VIII, Star Wars fans can quench their thirst for all-things-in-a-galaxy-far-far-away with board games. The fine folks at indietabletop.net have an early preview of Star Wars Rebellion from Fantasy Flight Games.

The Castle
Always nice to see another board game cafe opening its doors to the public.

Checking Out
I love libraries and I love board games, so running across this Reddit AMA made my day.

Diary
Another fascinating board game designer diary, this time featuring the game Xenon Profiteer.

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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