The Village Square: April 22, 2019


A geeky adventure
If you’d like to geek out with Geek Nation Tours, bookings end May 1. The week-long DnD focused tour/vacation will take place in Lake Geneva in November. Along with tons of gaming, area sight-seeing will include visits to locations of importance to the early development of Dungeons and Dragons, including Gary Gygax’s house at the time.
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Smash buttons
A preview of Plaid Hat Games’ Super Punch Fighter due this summer. The design is an homage to acrade fighting games in which cards are the buttons you smash to punch, kick, jump, dodge, and etc.

I spy something…
Bezier Games has released a second edition of the shedding card game Cabo, in which you look to have the lowest score by spying on others, without knowing what you start out with.

All’s fair in love and marriage
Ares Games and Spaceballoon Games has released Brides & Bribes, a hidden worker/tile placement game of intrigue and familial power relations in Genoa.

Once upon a ball
Skybound Games will release The Grimm Masquerade in July. Play a fairy tale character who has been transformed at the Beast’s masquerade and deduce who is who in this social mystery game.

E.T. get home
Out this month is Visitor in Blackwood Grove from Resonym. An innocent kid tries to help a crash-landed alien escape before federal agents abduct it in this unique social puzzle design with asymmetrical roles.

Lights, camera, action
There’s a new television show in the works and it’s all about gaming! And you can even get in on the recording! Filming in Los Angeles, May 1-3, Above Board has released a general casting call. But if you can’t do that, you might just be interested in this new content entertainment…

Upcoming Board Game Conventions
April 26-28. Gaming Hoopla. Mundelein, IL
May 10-12. QC Game Fest. Davenport, IA
May 16-19. Geekway to the West. St. Louis, MO
May 23-27. KublaCon. San Francisco, CA
May 24-27. Gamex. Los Angeles, CA
May 30-June 2. Atlanta Game Fest. Atlanta, GA
June 12-16. Origins. Columbus, OH
June 21-23. RageCon. Reno, NV
June 22-29. Consim World Expo. Tempe, AZ
July 3-7. Dice Tower Con. Orlando, FL
July 12-14. Gem State Gaming Convention. Boise, ID
July 19-21. KantCon. Overland Park, KS
July 20-28. WBC. Champion, PA
August 1-4. GenCon. Indianapolis, IN
August 16-18. Coulee Con. La Crosse, WI
August 24-25. MaricopaCon. Phoenix, AZ
August 30-September 1. GrandCon. Grand Rapids, MI
August 30-September 2. Gateway. Los Angelos, CA
September 5-8. Buckeye Game Fest. Columbus, OH
September 6-8. Lone Star Game Expo. Grapevine, TX
September 20-22. AppleCon1. Cornish, ME
September 27-29. Falcon 2019. Stamford, CT
October 4-6. TokenCon. Oklahoma City, OK
October 11-13. FlatCon. Bloomington, IL
October 11-13. CinCityCon. Cincinnati, OH.
October 25-27. Cardboard Caucus. West Des Moies, IA
October 31-November 3. Gamehole Con. Madison, WI
November 8-10. MACE. Charlotte, NC
November 20-24. BGG Con. Dallas, TX
November 21-24. Chicago Toy & Game Fair. Chicago, IL

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