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The Village Square: March 17, 2016

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Things I’m currently binging on: The Walking Dead comic book series, Thin Mints, and, of course, board games. I haven’t mastered the art of binging on everything at once, but that won’t stop me from trying.

Riding the Wind
WindRider Games is a new design studio within Asmodee and is being led by former Fantasy Flight Games developer Steve Kimball. WindRider’s first title will be Ra, a new version of Reiner Knizia’s classic auction game.

Summer Previews
Ares Games is previewing four games at GAMA that will be released this summer: Last Friday, Dun Dungeon Time, Behind the Throne, and Stay Away.

Euphoric
Set for a November release, Leaders of Euphoria: Choose A Better Oppressor is a social deduction game set in an earlier part of the Euphoria: Build A Better Dystopia timeline.

Organized
Fantasy Flight Games talks about their organized play events.

On the Road
Road to Legend, the new companion app for Descent, is due out in a few weeks.

More Ghosts
With the Ghostbusters board game already out and the movie remake set to debut this summer, Cryptozoic announces a second Ghostbusters game.

Evolving
Interview with Evolution designer Dominic Crapuchettes.

Bloody Good News
Eric Lang and Cool Mini Or Not are teaming up again for Bloodborne, a board game based on the video game.

Leave the Game. Take the Cannoli.
Speaking of Eric Lang, he recently tweeted about an offer a board gamer can’t refuse.

Tricky History
The first of an 11-part series on trick-taking card games.

Werewolves Within
Using the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset to play a party game.

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 Girl Gamer Gathering. Ontario, California.
April 1-3. ConQuest SAC. Sacramento, California.
April 1-3. Gaming Hoopla. Gurnee, Illinois.
April 9-10. Unpub Games Festival. Baltimore, Maryland.
April 21-24. Conclave of Gamers. Denver, Colorado.
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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