The Village Square: April 17, 2017


Whenever one of these things gets posted I inevitably ask the same question: “Is it December yet?!”

Tokaido Miniatures
Passport Games will release new Tokaido Matsuri Miniatures this July. “In this new accessory pack, 16 never-before offered unpainted miniatures are included representing all the travelers from the Tokaido Matsuri expansion pack. Owners of Tokaido Deluxe Edition will be glad to know that the tray for these miniatures fits comfortably into the existing Deluxe box in the reserved space while owners of the Collectors Accessory Pack can use this set to complete their collection as well.”

Ambassador of Kwan
According to Dice Tower News, Geek & Sundry has partnered with Campaign Coins to produce metal gaming coins based on the TableTop show. “Imprinted with standard tabletop game images, the dominations of the antique finished coins are marked and minted as: copper 1 coin with imprinted with a meeple, silver 5 coin imprinted with a hand of cards, bronze 20 coin imprinted with a D20, gold 100 coin imprinted with a table and board game. The back side of each coin includes the TableTop logo.”

Unbreakable Bonds
Players can now enjoy both cooperative and solo play for Runebound in the new expansion, Unbreakable Bonds. According to the Fantasy Flight Games website: “With a robust combat system to control the monsters, two new heroes, five cooperative / solo scenarios, and a wealth of new asset and skill cards, Unbreakable Bonds pushes the borders of Terrinoth further than ever and leads you into new adventures with every game.”

The Grymkin Are Coming
Privateer Press previewed its July releases, according to “Cast down to the hells of Urcaen by Menoth long ago, the Defiers and their grymkin armies have risen again to punish the wicked across all of Immoren. Freed by the Old Witch, Zevanna Agha, the Defiers now work toward their own ends. Each is a self-made godlike being who wields uncanny power to reap what is due from the corrupted denizens of Caen.”

Terra Mystica App
A video trailer of the Terra Mystica app was posted by “The game is all about expanding your area as much as you can using subtle means. Along the way, you construct and upgrade buildings, which provide you with various resources, as well as terraform the land around you. The digital port will also include the expansion Fire and Ice, which adds new competitors for the original factions as well as two new factions to the original 14.”

Steve Jackson Games Report
The annual report to Steve Jackson Games stakeholders was published recently. According to, “the company revealed that they had a second year of decline from 2014’s high of $8.5 million to $6 million. The main reasons cited for the income slowdown were delays on planned releases of Car Wars Sixth Edition and the Munchkin Collectible Card Game.”

Thames & Kosmos Interview
Over at, there’s an interview with Jo Drage, Thames & Kosmos sales director, who discusses various topics, including the company’s recent foray into escape games and the board game adaptation of Ken Follett’s novel A Column of Fire.

Upcoming Board Game Conventions
April 22-23. QC Game Fest. Davenport, Iowa.
April 27-30. Kingdom-Con. San Diego, California.
May 12-14. CMoN Expo. Atlanta, Georgia.
May 18-21. Geekway to the West. St. Charles, Missouri.
May 25-29. Game Fest 29. Atlanta, Georgia.
May 26-29. Gamex 2017. Los Angeles, California.
May 26-29. KublaCon. San Francisco, California.
June 14-18. Origins Game Fair. Columbus, Ohio.
June 23-35. Polycon. San Luis Obispo, California.
July 5-9. Dice Tower Con. Orlando, Florida.
July 15-17. Protospiel. Manchester, Michigan.
July 22-30. World Boardgaming Championship. Champion, Pennsylvania.
July 28-30. NovaComic-Con. Tyson’s Corner, Virginia.
August 17-20. Gen Con 50. Indianapolis, Indiana.
August 25-27. Coulee Con. La Crosse, Wisconsin.
September 1-4. Gateway 2017. Los Angeles, California.
September 1-4. Pacificon Game Expo. Santa Clara, California.
September 9-10. WashingCon. Washington, D.C.
September 15-17. GrandCon. Grand Rapids, MI.
September 15-17. Protospiel. Chicago, Illinois.
October 13-15. XPO 2017. Tulsa, Oklahoma.
November 17-19. PAX Unplugged. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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