The Village Square: August 5, 2019


Blooming in the desert
Iellos will release Bruno Cathala’s latest, Ishtar, this Fall. Create the Gardens of Babylon from the barren desert in this spatial puzzle and activation design of resource management and area control.

Paizo’s Pathfinder 2nd Edition has launched at last. After three years of development, the new iteration promises to keep the same rules, spirit and play, but with more ease and accessibility.

They’ve gone legacy
Renegade Game Studios announced more about their anticipated legacy element to the vastly popular Clank! Deck-Building Adventure. Acquisitions Incorporated will include boards, components and minis for players to work with and against each other over a 10-game campaign in which events of previous sessions affect the next. It will be available in September.

Do you feel lucky?
CMON Games and CD Projekt Red announced Cyberpunk 2077 – Afterlife: The Card Game to be released in 2020. As futuristic fixers, players must manage cyberpunks to send on missions in a war between street gangs and greedy corporations in this drafting, dual-purpose card game.

Where no one has gone before
Looney Labs has released a Star Trek Chrononauts version. Don your favorite character’s unifrom to save or change the Star Trek timeline!

Has it been that long?
North Star Games is releasing a 10th anniversary edition of their popular Apples-to-Apples style party game, Say Anything, with many new questions, of course!

High in the sky
Tasty Minstrel Games is releasing Spielworxx Dilluvia Project, a tile and worker placement city building game where the city’s in the sky.

Dark expansion
Steamforged Games will release an expansion to their cooperative deck-builder, Dark Souls: The Card Game, in September. Seekers of Humanity adds two new playable characters and new treasures.

Upcoming Board Game Conventions
August 9-11. Board Game Bash. Austin, TX
August 16-18. Coulee Con. La Crosse, WI
August 16-18. Dragonflight. Bellevue, WA
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 14-17. Midwest GamesFest. Independence, MO
November 20-24. BGG Con. Dallas, TX
November 21-24. Chicago Toy & Game Fair. Chicago, IL
November 29-December 1. GobbleCon. San Francisco, CA
December 6-8. PAX Unplugged. Philadelphia, PA

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