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The Village Square: October 13, 2016

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I haven’t gamed as much as I’ve wanted to lately (I’m sure you can relate), so I’m making an extra effort to get more games to the table, especially those that offer a solo variant.

The Corellian Conflict
Fantasy Flight Games previewed The Corellian Conflict, the upcoming campaign for Star Wars: Armada, which “adds structures for campaign turns that add new layers of strategic decisions to each of your battles. Teams plan their assaults in the Strategy Phase, engage the enemy in the Battle Phase, and reap their rewards (or suffer their losses) in the Management Phase.” It can be pre-ordered now.
Source: https://drafts.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2016/10/12/playing-the-long-game/

Flash Point App
Flash Point Fire Rescue is coming to the iPad and PC in 2017, according to pocketgamer.com.uk. “[T]here are two houses to play in, lots of potential victims, and eight different fire-fighters to choose from, each of whom has their own specialist ability. You can play either solo matches, or you can play with friends in the online multiplayer.”
Source: http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Flash+Point+Fire+Rescue/news.asp?c=71731

Barnes & Noble Game Night Returns
This Saturday, October 15th, Barnes & Noble will be hosting another Game Night, this time featuring Warehouse 51, Onitama, World’s Fair 1893, Boss Monster, Kitty Paw and Red Flags. ICv2.com reports that “Participants will compete against each other to get promo cards for Red Flags, Onitama, Worlds Fair 1893, Kitty Paw, and Boss Monster.”
Source: http://icv2.com/articles/news/view/35747/barnes-noble-tabletop-gaming-meet-up-returns

Most Successful Kickstarter Games
In its Top 10 Most Successful Kickstarter Games of All Time, insidermonkey.com lists five board games among the most successful.
Source: http://www.insidermonkey.com/blog/10-most-successful-kickstarter-games-of-all-time-480755/

From Photoshoot to Cardboard
Over at idigitaltimes.com, there’s a look at how a prop in the band The Decemberists’ photoshoot became a fully-funded Kickstarter board game. “In a photoshoot to promote the album The Hazards of Love, the band and Ellis created a mysterious-looking board game to use as a prop. Years later, the band returned to the board, wondering how it would actually work as a game.”
Source: http://www.idigitaltimes.com/decemberists-team-gloom-creator-new-board-game-inspired-hazards-love-562588

Broadway Clue
Hasbro is co-producing a Broadway show based on its game and movie, Clue. According to playbill.com, “Bucks County Playhouse in Pennsylvania will present the premiere production, which is slated for May 2017, followed by a U.S. national tour.”
Source: http://www.playbill.com/article/hasbro-plans-broadway-musical-based-on-clue-board-game

Upcoming Board Game Conventions
October 14-16. Big Bad Con. Walnut Creek, California.
October 15-16. RetroWorld Expo 2016. Wallingford, Connecticut.
October 21-23. What-Khan. Rockford, Illinois.
October 21-23. Protospiel Madison. Madison, Wisconsin
October 28-30. ConnCon (Falcon 2016). Stamford, Connecticut.
November 4-6. Carnage Royale. Killington, Vermont.
November 11-13. San Diego Historical Games Convention. San Diego, California.
November 11-13. MEPACON. Scranton, Pennsylvania.
November 11-13. MACE. Charlotte, North Carolina.
November 25-27. Chessiecon. Timonium, Maryland.

Visit casualgamerevolution.com for more convention listings.

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