The Village Square: April 4, 2016



I posted my March game plays on Twitter and noticed all of the solo plays I had for Cities. Considering how much I paid for it (used copy for five bucks at Orccon 2016), it’s the most bang-for-my-buck I’ve ever received for a game (about 12 cents per play so far). I love a good bargain, don’t you?

Massive Darkness
Cool Mini Or Not and Guillotine Games are teaming up to create Massive Darkness, a dungeon crawl that brings the “classic fantasy RPG experience to modern board gaming, with an action-packed campaign chock full of gorgeous miniatures.”

Road to Legend
Preview of the companion app to Descent: Journeys in the Dark, which allows players to play a fully cooperative game.

Dark Souls
Steamforged Games and Bandai Namco Entertainment are developing a board game based on the Dark Souls video game.

Core Worlds
BrokenMyth’s sci-fi deckbuilder Core Worlds has finally hit the App Store.

Nouveau Again
According to Asmodee, Bruxelles 1893, “a classic board game of auctions, art, and architecture” set in the birthplace of the Art Nouveau style, will reprinted during the third quarter of this year.

Love at a Premium
AEG is releasing Love Letter Premium this summer. The update to Love Letter will feature oversized cards, special scoring tokens, and bring the game “up to 8 players by introducing many new characters and effects.”

Coming from Cryptozoic
According to the ACD Distribution blog, Cryptozoic has three games due out this June: Rick & Morty: Total Rickall Cooperative Card Game, Internal Affairs, and Adventure Time Card Wars: Doubles Tournament.

Renegade Game Studios has released Bullfrogs, a game in which “Players take command of competing frog clans in an attempt to outmaneuver each other for dominance over the pond.”

Catalyst Game Labs
The release schedule for Catalyst Game Labs includes new items for its BattleTech and Shadowrun lines.

Lost Patrol
Set in the Warhammer 40K universe, Lost Patrol is a two-player game in which “Players assume the roles of a Space Marines Scout squad and a fierce swarm of cunning Genestealers eager to end their lives.” Pre-orders are now being taken.

Kickstarter Buying
Is Kickstarter creating bad buyer behavior?

Upcoming Board Game Conventions
April 9-10. Unpub Games Festival. Baltimore, Maryland.
April 16. Norcal Games Day. San Carlos, California.
April 21-24. Conclave of Gamers. Denver, Colorado.
April 22-24. Rocket City Gamefest. Huntsville, Alabama.
April 22-24. LexiCon Tabletop Gaming. Lexington, Kentucky.
April 22-24. MEPACon. Scranton, Pennsylvania.
April 28-May 1. Kingdom-Con 2016. San Diego, California.
April 29-May 1. Game Days 2016. Parkville, Maryland.
April 29-May 1. Board Games at the Beach. Wilmington, North Carolina.
April 30. Connecticut Festival of Indie Games. Southington, Connecticut.
May 19-22. Geekway to the West. St. Louis, Missouri.
May 27-30. Gamex 2016. Los Angeles, California.
June 3-5. 2D Con. Bloomington, Minnesota.
June 15-19. Origins Game Fair. Columbus, Ohio.
June 17-19. PolyCon 34. San Luis Obispo, California.
June 23-26. Texicon. Hurst, Texas.
June 24-26. RAGECON 2016. Sparks, Nevada.
July 6-10. Dice Tower Gaming Con V. Orlando, Florida.
August 26-28. Coulee Con 2016. La Crosse, Wisconsin.
September 2-5. Gateway 2016. Los Angeles, California.
September 10-11. WashingCon. Washington, D.C.
September 24-25. Congress of Gamers. Rockville, Maryland.

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