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The Village Square: September 11, 2017

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Remembering those who lost their lives on this day 16 years ago.

Heroes of Black Reach
From ICv2.com comes news of Iello’s release of Heroes of Black Reach, “a Warhammer 40,000 game using Devil Pig Games’ Heroes of Normandie Heroes Tactical System.” The game will hit retail shelves on May 24, 2018, but members of the Elite Release Program will be able to sell the game in stores on March 15, 2018.
Source: https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/38401/heroes-black-reach-joins-elite-release-program

The Hunt Is On
Fantasy Flight Games’ Whitehall Mystery is now available. From the company’s website: “This new standalone game in the Letters from Whitechapel series gives players the opportunity to play as both Jack the Ripper and the investigators who took on the impossible task of finding him under the ever-increasing scrutiny of the press and the public.”
Source: https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2017/9/7/the-hunt-is-on-1/

Cry Havoc Aftermath
According to Dice Tower News Portal Games will be releasing Cry Havoc Aftermath at Essen next month. Just one of the new things that the expansion brings to Cry Havoc is “new universal structures, such as victory points generating Propaganda Center, crystal placing Geological Scanning Center and card drawing AI Servers, which will give you universal bonuses and advantages.”
Source: http://www.dicetowernews.com/on-cry-havocs-anniversary-portal-games-will-release-its-expansion/46906

Digital Ages
The Through the Ages app will hit the iOS and Android platforms this Thursday, September 14th. You can check out the trailer on Czech Games Edition’s youtube page.
Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miKmbmXm9VU

Dice of Burgundy
Yes, Castles of Burgundy has plenty of dice-rolling action, but Castles of Burgundy: The Dice Game promises to be a new take on the Stefan Feld classic. According to W. Eric Martin’s BGG blog, it’s a roll-and-write that includes a solo option. Each “player receives a two-dimensional duchy, with the pad of scoring sheets containing four different duchy designs colorfully labeled A, B, C and D. Every player needs the same duchy design so that you can imagine yourselves competing on alternate Earths to become the duckiest Duke or Duchess of all.”
Source: https://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/68870/spiel-17-preview-castles-burgundy-dice-game-or-yes

A Look at Gen Con
Also on BGG, Beth Heile interviewed Mike Carr, the only known attendee of every single Gen Con, and discussed the Gen Con 50 museum, which “was hosted with great love and genuine respect for all things gaming, and the influence this annual event has on the U.S. gaming market.”
Source: https://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/68726/gen-con-50-museum-homage-rise-us-gaming

Upcoming Board Game Conventions
September 15-17. GrandCon. Grand Rapids, MI.
September 15-17. Protospiel. Chicago, Illinois.
October 6-8. TsunamiCon. Wichita, Kansas.
October 6-8. CinCityCon. Cincinnati, Ohio.
October 7-8. Congress of Gamers. Rockville, Maryland.
October 13-15. XPO 2017. Tulsa, Oklahoma.
October 13-15. ConnCon/FallCon. Stamford, Connecticut.
November 17-19. PAX Unplugged. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Visit casualgamerevolution.com for more convention listings.

Visit casualgamerevolution.com for more convention listings.

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