The Village Square: November 16, 2015


Le Havre: The Inland Port

Another busy week here at the Square. Let’s see what’s been happening in the cardboard community, shall we? Don’t forget to connect with me on Twitter @RuelGaviola.

Le Havre: The Inland Port, the two-player version of Le Havre, has been released on iOS and Android.

Frozen Before the First Marker
The latest expansion for Imperial Assault takes place on the frozen tundra of Hoth. Fantasy Flight Games offers a preview here.

Who Ya Gonna Call?
The first Ghostbusters game in three decades is now available. It boasts cooperative play with plenty of replayability, with many storylines and scenarios, along with a box full of Ghostbusting components.

World Word Champion
Nigerian Wellington Jighere was recently crowned the Scrabble World Champion. It’s the first time an African has won the title and Jighere took home $10,000 for his victory. In other Scrabble news, check out this XL-sized version of the classic.

Extra Life Wrap-Up
Great news: the 24-hour gaming marathon Extra Life raised over $6 million this year.

Gaming in Cincinnati
I’m always happy to report when a board game store opens up, especially ones with clever names.

Kickin’ It
Here’s a Kickstarter worth backing: braille dice.

Upcoming Board Game Conventions
Get out and game! (h/t reddit and boardgamegeek)

Nov. 18-22. BGG.CON. Dallas-Fort Worth Airport, Texas.
Nov. 20-22. U-Con. Ypsilanti, Michigan.
Nov. 27-29. Chessiecon 2015. Timonium, Maryland


January 15-18. Brycecon 2016. Bryce Canyon City, Utah.
January 30-31. GCOM’s Winter Game Fest. Rockville, Maryland.
February 19-21. OwlCon. Houston, Texas.
March 4-6. Tennessee Game Days. Franklin, Tennessee.
March 4-6. FallsCon 2016. Witchita Falls, Texas.
March 18-20. Meeplecon. Las Vegas, Nevada.
April 1-3. Gaming Hoopla. Gurnee, Illinois.
April 22-24. Rocket City Gamefest. Huntsville, Alabama.
April 22-24. LexiCon Tabletop Gaming. Lexington, Kentucky.
May 19-22. Geekway to the West. St. Louis, Missouri.
June 17-19. PolyCon 34. San Luis Obispo, California.
July 6-10. Dice Tower Gaming Con V. Orlando, Florida.

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