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The Village Square: February 2, 2017

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I’m off to an excellent start in my year of gaming. Hope you are, too.

Public Services
The Quadropolis: Public Services expansion will be out this June. From the Days of Wonder website: “With the Public Services Expansion, you will add all new Public Service Buildings to your Quadropolis game.”
Source: http://blog.daysofwonder.com/2017/01/31/prepare-to-face-new-challenges-with-quadropolis-public-services/

Capstone and Quined Partnership
Capstone Games and Quined Games announced they have entered into a partnership. Capstone Games will distribute Quined Games products throughout North America, including Carson City: Big Box, American Rails, Vanuatu, Papa Paolo, and La Cosa Nostra.
Source: http://us12.campaign-archive2.com/?u=1f0153bc276bf5d16b861ea22&id=3e54e696ca

Rampaging Jotunn
A new two-player game, Rampaging Jotunn, hits the streets February 24th, according to the ACD Distribution blog. “Each player controls an army of Vikings trying to protect their villages while trying to destroy their opponents villages, at the same time the Jotunn rampages across the island destroying everything in sight. Players use cards to influence the giant and direct him towards your opponents [sic]armies and villages. They also use cards to move their armies into battle across the island.”
Source: http://acddistribution.blogspot.com/2017/01/new-from-lost-cog-rampaging-jotunn.html

Warhammer and Fur
PETA sent a letter to Games Workshop asking them to remove the fake fur on their Warhammer characters.
Source: http://www.peta.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Games-Workshop-Ban-Fur-Letter.pdf

Portal Keynote
Portal Games delivered its keynote presentation at PortalCon 9, then posted it online. “The highlights for 2017 include First Martians, Cry Havoc: Aftermath, and Alien Artifacts. Also announced was an in-house development studio dedicated to bringing your favorite Portal games to iOS and Android.”
Source: http://portalgames.pl/new_en/announcement-portalcon-9-keynotes/

Looking Back
Over at boardgamegeek.com is the second part of Scott Alden’s look back at The Board Room featuring Tikal and Torres. “I found Tikal in a Dallas game store and was blown away by its use of action points, a mechanism that I’d never seen presented this way before.”
Source: https://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/61980/board-room-retrospective-part-2-torres-tikal-wolfg

Gaming With The Onion
This bit on The Onion made me laugh out loud.
Source: http://www.theonion.com/article/explanation-board-game-rules-peppered-reassurances-55162

Rules of the Game
And this piece on McSweeney’s was also funny.
Source: https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/the-rules-of-this-board-game-are-long-but-also-complicated

Upcoming Board Game Conventions
February 2-5. Game-o-Rama. Atlanta, Georgia.
February 17-20. Orccon 2017. Los Angeles, California.
February 17-20. DunDraCon. San Ramon, California.
February 18. Day Con 2017. Fairborn, Ohio.
February 20-26. PrezCon 2017. Charlottesville, Virginia.
February 24-26. Fire & Ice Gaming Convention. Manitowoc, Wisconsin.
February 24-26. Gamicon Iron. Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
March 2-5. SaltCON. Layton, Utah.
March 3-5. GAD-Con. Aberdeen, Maryland.
March 17-19. MeepleCon. Las Vegas, Nevada.
April 7-9. Gaming Hoopla. Gurnee, Illinois.
April 22-23. QC Game Fest. Davenport, Iowa.
May 18-21. Geekway to the West. St. Charles, Missouri.
May 26-29. Gamex 2017. Los Angeles, California.
June 14-18. Origins Game Fair. Columbus, Ohio.
August 17-20. Gen Con 50. Indianapolis, Indiana.
September 1-4. Gateway 2017. Los Angeles, California.
November 17-19. PAX Unplugged. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Visit casualgamerevolution.com for more convention listings.

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