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The Village Square: February 25, 2016

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My weekly gaming group was hit with some highs and lows this week: we easily thwarted the zombie invasion in Zombicide: Black Plague, but failed to stop the infection of the world in Pandemic: The Cure. I’m suddenly in the mood for a Dead of Winter session.

Theatrical Tabletop
An early script-style look at Histrio, a game of “scenes and schemes.”

Virtual Boss
Boss Monster can now be played in virtual reality.

Chic Crash
Geek Chic will be doing some non-gaming-furniture business after joining forces with Crash Games.

Scanning the Dungeon
Wizards of the Coast is paying players to scan their old D&D books.

Demos at Barnes & Noble
During every Thursday in March, select Barnes & Nobles will be hosting “casual game gatherings” with free promotional items on certain nights.

Life After Catan
A post-Catan video interview with Alex Yeager of Mayfair Games.

Where No Man Has Gone Before
For Star Trek’s 50th anniversary, Franklin Mint is releasing the first authorized tridimensional chess set as seen in the original series.

Upcoming Board Game Conventions
February 22-28. PrezCon 2016. Charlottesville, Virginia.
February 26-28. ConDor XXIII. San Diego, California.
February 26-28. Fire and Ice Convention. Manitowoc, Wisconsin.
March 3-5. Saltcon. Layton, Utah.
March 4-6. Tennessee Game Days. Franklin, Tennessee.
March 4-6. FallsCon 2016. Witchita Falls, Texas.
March 18-20. MACE West. Asheville, North Carolina.
March 18-20. Meeplecon. Las Vegas, Nevada.
March 18-20. MidSouthCon 34. Memphis, Tennessee.
March 18-20. Breakout Con. Toronto, Ontario. Canada.
March 31-April 3. AdeptiCon 2016. Schaumburg, Illinois.
April 1-3. ConQuest SAC. Sacramento, California.
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.
April 28-May 1. Kingdom-Con 2016. San Diego, California.
April 29-May 1. Board Games at the Beach. Wilmington, North Carolina.
May 19-22. Geekway to the West. St. Louis, Missouri.
May 27-30. Gamex 2016. Los Angeles, California.
June 3-5. 2D Con. Bloomington, Minnesota.
June 15-19. Origins Game Fair. Columbus, Ohio.
June 17-19. PolyCon 34. San Luis Obispo, California.
June 23-26. Texicon. Hurst, Texas.
July 6-10. Dice Tower Gaming Con V. Orlando, Florida.
August 26-28. Coulee Con 2016. La Crosse, Wisconsin.
September 2-5. Gateway 2016. Los Angeles, California.
September 24-25. Congress of Gamers. Rockville, Maryland.

Visit casualgamerevolution.com for more convention listings.

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