The Village Square: December 3, 2018


Something fishy…?
Z-Man Games posted a preview of Miaui, which releases in early 2019. Players pick their favorite kitten to haul in the biggest catch during the island’s fishing festival in this quick, hand-management, push-your-luck card game for the whole family.

The Ultimate
WizKids announced that Mage Knight: Ultimate Edition will release soon. It packs in the three expansions and some new cards.

Outbreak Down Under
R&R Games’ Outback is now available. All your favorite Australian animals have slipped their zoo homes and want to return to the wild! Help them out in this dice chucking, set collection family game.

New doors to new houses
USAopoly and Steve Jackson Games have partnered to bring the universes of Harry Potter and Munchkin together. In a Deluxe production!

Now you are the master
Wu Wei: Journey of the Changing Past is now available from Gray Wolf Games. Guide your student on the right martial arts lineage to collect animal cards in this semi-abstract design from Justin Waggle.

Wouldn’t it be nice
Stronghold Games will release Futuropia in February 2019, another unique design from the creative mind of Friedemann Friese. The 1-4 player, luck-free economic card game is set in a Utopian future where enjoying free time is the goal.

I’m your worst…
Ares Games’ is distributing Nightmarium which hits U.S. retail in January 2019. Become your opponents’ worst nightmare by creating monsters and defeating theirs in this fast playing card game.

Watch for more
Stonemaier Games announced a new release from Elizabeth Hargrave, Wingspan. There’s not much information other than more details will be released in January – oh, and there were pictures of pastel eggs and custom dice…

No so elementary
Lucky Duck Games’ first expansion to Chronicles of Crime, Noir, will be available in January 2019. In the addition to the cooperative, app-driven, special glasses wearing crime solver, players collectively represent the same private detective!

Merger News
Board & Dice and NSKN Games announced they are officially joining forces after years of cooperation and friendship both in and out of the industry. Forthcoming titles will release with a combined logo representing the new partnership.

Upcoming Board Game Conventions
December 27-30. CAP-Con. Atlanta, GA
January 11-13. OrcaCon. Bellevue, WA
January 12-13. Congress of Gamers. Rockville, MD
January 18-20. CascadeCon. Bellingham, WA
January 18-20. Pax South. San Antonio, TX
January 18-20. Geekway Mini. St. Louis, MO
January 18-21. HexaCon. Denver, CO
February 15-17. TantrumCon. Spartansburg, SC
February 15-17. Con of the North. Minneapolis, MN
February 15-18. Orccon. Los Angelos, CA
February 21-24. GhenghisCon. Aurora, CO
February 22-24. Marmalade Dog. Kalamazoo, MI
February 22-24. Gamicon, Cedar Rapids, IA
February 28-March 23. SaltCON. Layton, UT
March 1-3. CincyCon. Butler County, OH
March 8-10. Tennessee Game Days. Franklin, TN
March 8-10. Granite Game Summit. Nashua, NH
March 15-17. BFGcon. Frederick, MD
March 22-24. ConQuest. Sacramento, CA
March 22-24. Who’s Yer Con. Indianapolis, IN
March 27-31. AdeptiCon. Schaumburg, IL
March 28-31. GameStorm. Portland, OR
March 29-31. Arizona Game Fair. Mesa, AZ
April 5-6. DayCon. Dayton, OH
April 5-7. Lexicon. Lexington, KY
April 12-14. Mepacon. Scranton, PA
April 12-14. Pikes Peak Gamers. Manitou Springs, CO
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 Angelos, 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 19-21. KantCon. Overland Park, KS
July 20-28. WBC. Champion, PA
August 1-4. GenCon. Indianapolis, IN
August 30-September 1. GrandCon. Grand Rapids, MI
August 30-September 2. Gateway. Los Angelos, CA
Octber 31-November 3. Gamehole Con. Madison, WI

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