The Village Square: October 28, 2019


A mystery’s afoot
But more modern than Sherlock! Portal Games announced Detective: Season One, a cooperative crime solving game in the Detective line, but a bit shorter and streamlined for family friendliness. It includes three 90-minute cases in different settings and various parameters.

Roll and build
Eggertspiele’s Era: Medieval Age is now available. Bring your land to life and expand with dice-activated actions and 3D building pieces – all why avoiding extortion, enemies, and the plague!

You have a game in me
The OP (formerly USAopoly) has released Toy Story: Obstacles and Adventures. Not just for kids, the design brings to the tabletop the popular movies series in a cooperative deck-building family and funtime adventure with many of your favorite characters from the franchise.

Big deals
Don’t mind how your boxes look? Check out AEG’s big Scratch and Dent sale. They’re all still playable, just might not be the display worthy…

Still Horrible!
In some rebranding, but still as the same great company, Horrible Games has changed their name to Horrible Guild. The term “guild” better represents the company’s identity as “a bigger group of people sharing the same goal: designing, developing and producing cool and innovative games capable of bringing fun to everyone.” And that doesn’t sound like a horrible idea, at all!

Upcoming Board Game Conventions
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

Visit for more convention listings.

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Discussion1 Comment

  1. The AEG Scratch & Dent Sale is marvelous for me! I got 4 Smash Up expansions and the Bigger Geekier Box, all for $50 in total.

    The expansion boxes are going away anyway so I don’t care.

    I just hope the BGB isn’t bad.

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