The Village Square: May 28, 2018


Is there honor in space?
Plaid Hat Games has their first preview of Starship Samurai. The new design, now available for pre-order, takes the Shogunate to the stars! Battle over galactic locations against other players with your fighters, carriers and massive samurai mechs – all rendered by beautiful miniatures.

Return of the dead
Again! Fury of Dracula is getting a new treatment, this time from Wizkids Games. It will be the classic game with some improved rules, larger cards and fully painted minis.

Return of the worldwide dead
It’s World War II and World War Z concurrently in Avalon Hill’s Axis & Allies & Zombies! Talk about your two-front war! It sounds so goofy it could work!

Knights of the ostriches
In August IDW Games will release Joust. Defeat enemies and collect eggs in this fast paced programmed movement design based on the arcade game Williams’ Joust.

Was Istanbul
Now it’s Istanbul the Dice Game! AEG has released a quick, dice-centric version of the popular board game.

RPGers are from Venus…or at least want to go there
Modiphius continues to publish material for their alternative history Space 1889 role playing game. A new release, Thunders of Venus, is a set adventure covering the British Empire’s endeavors to tame the seductive planet.

Too many games?
Some musings from Epic Slant Press regarding the modern hobby’s $64K question…

Upcoming Board Game Conventions
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 8-9. WashingCon. Washington, D.C.
September 13-16. Buckeye Game Fest. Columbus, Ohio.
September 14-16. GrandCon. Grand Rapids, Michigan.
September 21-23. Protospiel Chicago. Chicago, Illinois.
September 27-30. Hurricon. Kissimmee, Florida.
October 5-7. Council of Five Nations. Schenectady, New York.
October 5-7. Great Falls Gaming Rendezvous. Great Falls, Montana.

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