The Village Square: July 8, 2019


Roll and cut
Renegade Game Studios announced an innovative title for release in the 4th quarter, Clipcut Parks. Players roll dice and then cut out park features to puzzled together the best urban park landscape for parkgoers to enjoy!

Dragonslayer approved
Arcane Wonders announced Dragonscales to release in September, an asymmetric dice rolling game of dungeon crawling and dragonslaying.

A caveman can do it
Wizkids announced Age of Dirt, a worker placement game of Neanderthal civ-building in which your workers aren’t the smartest or reliable, combining them with a dice tower.

Like a ninja
IDW Games will release Naruto Shippuden Village Defenders in November. The cooperative fighting game tasks players with defeating traditional villains to defend their village.

Do you want to build a snowman?
Brain Games Publishing will release Snowman Dice, a simultaneous dice-rolling, snowman building, dexterity game. After you build your snowman with dice, you must push it intact to the North Pole, while other places can roll snowballs at it to prevent you!

Back to digital
Looney Labs announced that Digital Fluxx will return this month to iOS and now Android, also, via Playdek.

The winner is
HABA’s Valley of the Vikings wins top childrens’ honors as 2019 Kinderspiel des Jahres.

Upcoming Board Game Conventions
July 12-14. Gem State Gaming Convention. Boise, ID
July 12-14. Queen City Conquest. Buffalo, NY
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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