The Village Square: July 15, 2019


Back to the nostalgia
A preview of the much anticipated remake of the old Dark Tower cult classic, Return to Dark Tower, by Restoration Games at Dice Tower Con.

Not just for muppets
River Horse games is producing a beautifully illustrated, tarot-sized trick taking game based on Jim Henson’s Labyrinth.

Not as rare any longer
The trick taking game Diamonds from Stronghold Games is getting a second edition to release likely this September.

Swaying in the breeze
Palm Trees is now available from Wizkids Games. The card hand-holding dexterity game turns players’ arms into mighty frond displaying, coconut growing palms!

With boba?
Bubble Tea from Renegade Game Studios is now available. The real-time puzzle solving game is light, fast, and has great components, including a unique transparency sheet to create your teas and coffees.

If it quacks like a dungen-crawl…
The OP, in conjunction with Steve Jackson Games, announced they will release a Disney-licensed Munchkin Duck Tales. Now you can become a gazillionaire slaying monsters as your favorite Duck Tales character.

Well, are you?
Looney Labs has released the little tiny miniature social deduction microgame Are You a Robot – which can be played with TWO players! That’s right, just two! Or three. Or it’s inexpensive enough to combine packs for extended groups.

Con bound?
Check out this thorough guide to board gaming conventions from Meeple Mountain.

What’s popular?
The publication, Popular Mechanics, wrote about the best new board games of the year.

Upcoming Board Game Conventions
July 19-21. KantCon. Overland Park, KS
July 20-28. WBC. Champion, PA
August 1-4. GenCon. Indianapolis, IN
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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