The Village Square: October 8, 2018


And the winner is…
The International Gamers Awards has announced the winners of its 2018 General Strategy awards.  Rajas of the Ganges wins in the multi-player category while Codenames Duet takes the prize in the two-player slot.

In the dark
Eggertspiele announced the released of Black Out: Hong Kong for Essen. The design from Alexander Pfister charges players with restoring order out of chaos from a catastrophic electrical grid failure in the future Asian city.

Return to Rome
Renegade Game Studios, in partnership with Huch!, is reprinting Stefan Feld hit, Trajan. The popular rondel design will be available in stores December.

More Rome
Z-Man Games previews their upcoming title, Fall of Rome, based on the Pandemic engine.

Breaking Games will release The Stars Align November 30. In this two player abstract game, play cards to line up starts on a grid.  When you do, it shoots.  Collect five shooting stars to win.

Matter of honor 
WizKids announced Kodachi to release next May, a card game of hand management and push-your-luck, set in historical 12th century Japan.

Cute quota 
Successfully funding Gnomes and Associates is now available for general release from Happy Games Factory. The charmingly eye-appealing design is billed as a perfect gateway into miniatures gaming, as well as satisfying more experienced gamers, too.

A perspective
Corey Thompson at Dice Tower News relates a personal story in showing how you can help others in need partnering with the Jack Vasel Memorial Fund, while making great memories yourself.

Upcoming Board Game Conventions
October 12-14. CinCityCon. Cincinnati, Ohio.
October 12-14. FlatCon. Bloomington, Illinois.
October 13-14. Congress of Gamers. Rockville, Maryland.
November 1-4. Midwest GameFest. Independence, Missouri.
November 8-11. Gamehole Con. Madison, Wisconsin.
November 9-11. ConQuest Avalon. Sacramento, California.
November 9-11. U-Con. Ann Arbor, Michigan.
November 15-18. Chicago Toy & Game Fair. Chicago, Illinois.
December 27-30. CAP-Con. Atlanta, Georgia.

Visit for more convention listings.

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Discussion1 Comment

  1. Joseph E. Pilkus III


    Just curious…you haven’t included PAX Unplugged in Philadelphia (30 Nov-2 Dec), which was (and shall be) arguably bigger than many of the other conventions mentioned.


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