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The Village Square: February 5, 2018

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Werewords Deluxe
Bezier Games is releasing a deluxe version of its popular word game with a Werewolf-style social deduction twist! Rolling out in time for GenCon, the upgraded release addresses fan content, adds new roles and modes, and completely revises the game-assisted app!
Source: https://beziergames.com/

More Asmodee
The giant gaming conglomerate has acquired Rebel, the largest publisher, distributor and seller of board games in Poland.
Source: https://www.wydawnictworebel.pl/pages/rebel-laczy-sily-z-asmodee-998.html

Where heroes rush in
Available in March, or for pre-order now, Stronghold Games will release Dungeon Rush, a unique down-and-dirty, fast-paced dungeon crawl experience with a dual-hand speed recognition twist! All with cards.
Source: https://strongholdgames.com/store/board-games/dungeon-rush-preorder/

Legacy in space
In April WizKids Games will release Beyond the Edge, an innovative design of space pirate combat in which you carve out a heroic career, keeping gains from each session to build on your legacy in the next.
Source: http://www.phdgames.com/edge-wizkids/

All’s fair in love and war
Set for general release on Valentine’s Day, Soda Pop Miniatures’s successful crowd-funded game Way of the Fighter – two sets: Super and Turbo – allows you to relive acrade-style fighting on the tabletop. Battle head-to-head with this miniatures, card combat brawl.
Source: http://sodapopminiatures.com/preorders-29

Dungeon flick
Elzra Games’ successful Kickstarter Catacombs Conquest will release this March.  The easy to play design with lots of action involves card and dexterity combat as you flick discs to defeat your opponent!
Source: https://elzra.com/games/catacombs-conquest.html

It’s all connected
Intex Entertainment, maker of toys and family friendly games, looks to be republishing the 2003 design Pipeline, a 3D strategy puzzle game in which you race to build pipes from one end of the board to the other.
Source: http://www.intexent.com/ec/Family-Fun-Games/Pipline

Driving the game
Looney Labs will release the small card game Get the MacGuffin in April. Can you find the MacGuffin with your hand of ridiculously overpowered (or just ridiculous) cards and hold on to it at the right time?
Source: https://www.looneylabs.com/games/get-the-macguffin

Modern AGE
Looking for a rich and compelling RPG set in modern times? This Spring, Green Ronin Publishing releases the long anticipated Modern AGE. Based on the ENnie Award winning Adventure Game Engine (as in Dragon Age, Fantasy AGE and Blue Rose), the game lets you run adventures in any time from the Industrial Revolution into the near future. It has classless implementation, 20 levels of advancement, the popular stunt system, rules for psychic and magic powers and tons of advice for players, GMs and campaign ideas.
Source: https://greenronin.com/blog/2018/01/17/ronin-roundtable-green-ronin-in-2018-part-1/

Publishing obstacles
Jamey Stegmaier of Stonemaier Games shares a couple of the challenges at the forefront of producing board games.
Source: https://stonemaiergames.com/my-2-biggest-challenges-as-a-publisher/

Games rated ‘M’?
An article about games designing, content, audience, Kickstarter and how to approach and respond to mature content.
Source: https://foolishpandagames.com/ks-topics-m-rated-games/

Upcoming Board Game Conventions
February 16-18. Con of the North. Minneapolis, Minnesota.
February 16-19. Orccon. Los Angeles, California.
February 19-25. PrezCon. Charlottesville, Virginia.
February 23-25. Great Plains Game Festival. Lincoln, Nebraska.
February 24-25. South South Board Game Convention. Tumwater, Washington.
March 9-11. Granite Games Summit. Nashua, New Hampshire.
March 16-18. MeepleCon. Las Vegas, Nevada.
March 22-25. AdeptiCon. Schaumburg, Illinois.
March 23-25. ConnCon. Stamford, Connecticut.
March 30-April 1. Who’s Yer Con. Indianapolis, Indiana.
April 5-8. PAX East. Boston, Massachusetts.
April 19-22. Kingdom-Con. San Diego, California.
April 27-29. QC Game Fest. Davenport, Iowa.
April 27-29. Gaming Hoopla. Mundelein, Illinois.
May 4-6. Heroicon. Decatur, Illinois.
May 11-13. CMON Expo. Atlanta, Georgia.
May 17-20. Geekway to the West. St. Charles, Missouri.
May 25-28. KublaCon. Burlingame, California.
May 25-28. Gamex. Los Angeles, California.
June 1-3. NashCon. Nashville, Tennessee.
June 13-17. Origins. Columbus, Ohio.
June 24-30. Rocky Mountain Gaming Vacation. Park City, Utah.
July 4-8. Dice Tower Con. Orlando, Florida.
July 12-15. HistoriCon. Fredericksburg, Virginia.
July 13-15. KantCan. Overland Park, Kansas.
July 21-29. WBC. Champion, Pennsylvania
August 2-5. GenCon. Indianapolis, Indiana.
August 24-26. MegaMooseCon. Richburg, South Carolina.
August 24-28. Coulee Con. La Crosse, Wisconsin.
August 31-September 3. Gateway 2018. Los Angeles, California.
September 14-16. GrandCon. Grand Rapids, Michigan.

 

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