The Village Square: February 19, 2018


Martin Wallace and MINIATURES???
Yes, that’s right! Osprey Games has announced they are teaming up with the prolific designer on Wildlands, a 2-4 player miniatures combat skirmish board game. It will release in Q4 2018 and includes 20 minis from unique factions, each with special abilities and characteristics.

She don’t need no stinking prince!
Wizkids announced they will release Maidens Quest in May. It’s innovative in both theme – you’re a princess tired of waiting to be rescued so you fight out yourself – and mechanics – it’s all cards and can be played entirely in your hands without need of a table and stopped and started at will!

Trading in the East Indies
Keep Exploring Games has announced that their new title The Dutch East Indies is now available. Collect valuable spices – or take them from your competitors! Upgrade your ships and watch out for pirates in this highly competitive trading game.

This little gamer went to the market
Renegade Game Studios will release Byzanz next month, a card game of bidding for, collecting and selling market goods.

Looting with cards
Wakening Lair, the fully cooperative D&D inspired dungeon delve, releases next month from Rather Dashing Games. Can you equip and prepare fast enough to take down the Monstrous Terror?

Back to school
Next month Level 99’s second edition of the university of magic Argent: The Consortium will be available, along with two expansions for the popular worker placement design.

Awesome dude! IDW announced a partnership with Steve Jackson Games and Nickelodeon to produce Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Munchkin.

Not the hero meeting in a tavern? Well, now you can run one so they can! Dann Kriss Games releases Tavern Masters, the fantasy card game of running the best and most profitable pub.

For the RPG lovers
This May Monte Cook Games releases Invisible Sun, an ambitious role-playing design of rich surreal fantasy and unique magic loaded with hundreds of pages of written material, 1000 of cards and packed with components…all impressively presented in a black cube. The title includes and app for in-between play that’s devoted to adapting role-playing to modern life. Read more for this innovative project.

In the rack
Issue 21 of Game Nite Magazine is available for download. Articles this month include reviews, a top 10 2-player games, a feature on abstracts, mobile apps, board game photography and more.

Asmodee in the news
Asmodee has founded their first German studio, HeidelBÄR Games, an extension of acquiring Heidelberger Spieleverlag in 2017, a games company first established in 1989.

Upcoming Board Game Conventions
February 23-25. Great Plains Game Festival. Lincoln, Nebraska.
February 24-25. South South Board Game Convention. Tumwater, Washington.
March 9-11. Granite Games Summit. Nashua, New Hampshire.
March 16-18. MeepleCon. Las Vegas, Nevada.
March 22-25. AdeptiCon. Schaumburg, Illinois.
March 23-25. ConnCon. Stamford, Connecticut.
March 30-April 1. Who’s Yer Con. Indianapolis, Indiana.
April 5-8. PAX East. Boston, Massachusetts.
April 19-22. Kingdom-Con. San Diego, California.
April 27-29. QC Game Fest. Davenport, Iowa.
April 27-29. Gaming Hoopla. Mundelein, Illinois.
May 4-6. Heroicon. Decatur, Illinois.
May 11-13. CMON Expo. Atlanta, Georgia.
May 17-20. Geekway to the West. St. Charles, Missouri.
May 25-28. KublaCon. Burlingame, California.
May 25-28. Gamex. Los Angeles, California.
June 1-3. NashCon. Nashville, Tennessee.
June 13-17. Origins. Columbus, Ohio.
June 24-30. Rocky Mountain Gaming Vacation. Park City, Utah.
July 4-8. Dice Tower Con. Orlando, Florida.
July 12-15. HistoriCon. Fredericksburg, Virginia.
July 13-15. KantCan. Overland Park, Kansas.
July 21-29. WBC. Champion, Pennsylvania
August 2-5. GenCon. Indianapolis, Indiana.
August 24-26. MegaMooseCon. Richburg, South Carolina.
August 24-28. Coulee Con. La Crosse, Wisconsin.
August 31-September 3. Gateway 2018. Los Angeles, California.
September 14-16. GrandCon. Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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