The Village Square: October 19, 2017


Screens beware!
Smash Up is now available on iOS, Android and Steam from Asmodee Digital. Let the computer take over all the maths and crazy action while you stampede with your Steampunk Dinosaurs!  Just don’t smash your screen…

My banana republic for some cards
Next month AEG will release Junta: Las Cartas. Now you can extort that foreign aid money and lead a coup against the president of the República de las Bananas – in faster compact form!

X marks the spot
What’s Your Game will release Loot Island at Essen.  The tile-laying game tasks adventurers with piecing together a map to find a buried treasure.  You’ll have to work with your competitors since you all have related map sections, but you need to make sure you assemble more to get a greater share of the loot!

For all the tea in Arle
Z-Man Games announces a thematic new expansion to Fields of Arle – Tea & Trade. Now you can juice your workers with East Frisia’s popular national beverage.

Thanks for playing games
Jamey Stegmaier of Stonemaier Games writes an open letter thanking you, the gamer! Also with insightful etiquette pointers about communicating with publishers.

Upcoming Board Game Conventions
November 16-19. ChiTag. Chicago, Illinois.
November 17-19. PAX Unplugged. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
January 11-14. Midwinter Gaming Convention. Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
January 12-14. OrcaCon. Everett, Washington.
January 13-14. Congress of Gamers. Rockville, Maryland.
January 19-21. Cascade Games Con. Bellingham, Washington.
January 27-29. Protospiel Minnesota. Bloomington, Minnesota.
January 27-29. PAX South. San Antonia, Texas.
May 18-21. Geekway to the West. St. Charles, Missouri.
June 14-18. Origins. Columbus, Ohio.
July 5-9. Dice Tower Con. Orlando, Florida.
August 17-20. GenCon. Indianapolis, Indiana.

Visit for more convention listings.

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