The Village Square: May 6, 2019


Turn, turn turn
Matagot has announced an expansion to their award-wining Inis, the game of Celtic migration. Seasons of Inis will include components for a 5th player, a couple of new mechanics, a “seasons” board, and new territories, cards, and an alternate game-end condition.

Do you feel lucky, cyberpunk?!
This summer Catalyst Game Labs will release the 6th Edition of its popularly long-running Shadowrun. The next installment promises just as in-depth role-playing with some streamlined ease-of-play for its 30th anniversary release.

Using your brains
Just released from Iello Games is the new cooperative Zombie Kidz Evolution – that is in fighting them! Save your school from an outbreak of the undead…and I don’t mean the teachers!

You know which direction to go, young man
Board & Dice will release Sierra West at GenCon2019. The unique action programming design includes multiple card modules for setup in which you can combine different decks for a different game every session! And they promise future card modules the following year…

Raising Moai
In July Arcane Wonders will release Volcanic Isle, what’s looks like an abstract-ish area control game of building the gigantic monolithic statues of Easter Island – and be wary of the volcano.

Get a crown
Renegade Game Studios is teaming up with Dire Wolf Digital and Clank! designer Paul Dennen to bring the digital strategy card game Eternal to the tabletop. The head-to-head combat, deck-building game will release in August.

Boldly play where no one has played before
Put on your Bat Radar for the October release of Masterminds and Mayhem, and expansion to IDW’s Batman: The Animated Series board game. The kooks return to the asylum!

Only the brave
Indie Boards and Cards will release the successfully funded expansion to Flash Point Fire Rescue, Tragic Events, in July. The add-on includes three new specialists and the Fire and Events deck, a new mechanism of play.

Dice howling ruckus
Alley Cat Games announced their new roll-and-write, Cat Cafe, is now available in a limited release leading up the UK Games Expo.

Boldly play where no one has played before
In May, Looney Labs will release the next set to their evergreen Fluxx series with Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Gather that gold-pressed latinum while you can!

Upcoming Board Game Conventions
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 Angeles, 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 12-14. Gem State Gaming Convention. Boise, ID
July 19-21. KantCon. Overland Park, KS
July 20-28. WBC. Champion, PA
August 1-4. GenCon. Indianapolis, IN
August 16-18. Coulee Con. La Crosse, WI
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

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