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The Village Square: March 10, 2016

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Today’s intro was inspired by Codenames: “News. 10.” Don’t pick the assassin.

Colonized
Colony is a new game by Ted Alspach featuring the construction of buildings and their upgrades. Bezier Games will debut it at this October’s Spiel 2016 and pre-orders are now being taken.

New Sheriff in Town
The rights to Sheriff of Nottingham have been acquired by Cool Mini or Not.

Skidoosh
A co-operative game based on Kung Fu Panda will premiere at Gen Con 2016 before hitting retail outlets in September.

Empires in May
The latest Dominion expansion, Dominion: Empires, will hit the streets on May 18th.

Cryptozoic Release Schedule
Upcoming Cryptozoic games were announced in the company’s 2016 schedule. I’m particularly interested in Internal Affairs, a game based on a cool Hong Kong movie about traitors working amongst the police and a criminal gang. If that sounds familiar, it’s because Martin Scorsese remade it into The Departed.

Hustling a Hustler
It doesn’t get much better than this video of chess grandmaster Maurice Ashley playing one of Washington Park’s many notorious hustlers.

Board Game Santa
Loved this: a former homeless woman bought a game for anyone who asked, no strings attached.

End of an Era
After four seasons, Kaja Sadowski and Joanna Gaskell are ending their terrific video review series.

The GameBoard
A look at The GameBoard, one of 50 stores that were chosen to partner for a recent game night with Geek & Sundry.

Remembering Gary
It’s been eight years since D&D co-creator Gary Gygax passed away and the annual Gary Con gaming convention continues to honor his memory.

Upcoming Board Game Conventions
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. Game Days 2016. Parkville, Maryland.
April 29-May 1. Board Games at the Beach. Wilmington, North Carolina.
April 30. Connecticut Festival of Indie Games. Southington, Connecticut.
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.
June 24-26. RAGECON 2016. Sparks, Nevada.
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 10-11. WashingCon. Washington, D.C.
September 24-25. Congress of Gamers. Rockville, Maryland.

Visit casualgamerevolution.com for more convention listings.

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