The Village Square: April 7, 2016



I can’t believe I’m still fighting jet lag almost a week after my trip to Japan. Thankfully, one of my souvenirs is helping me feel better.

Amok Time
Star Trek: Ascendancy, a game of “exploration, expansion and conflict between the United Federation of Planets, the Klingon Empire, and the Romulan Star Empire,” is landing this summer. Gale Force Nine will also be releasing the Cardassian Union and Ferengi Alliance expansions by the end of the year.

Gonna Need a Bigger Chopper
Partnering with The Asylum and SyFy, Devious Devices will release Sharknado: The Board Game later this year. Expect lots of sharks, bombs thrown from helicopters, and more sharks.

Portal Games announced an expansion for Imperial Settlers, 3 Is a Magic Number, that will be on sale May 25th.

Flicking Tomahawks
An expansion to Flick ‘Em Up, Red Hawk Tomahawk, is set to debut at Gen Con. Check out the video teaser.

Z-Man Games announced that 25 countries are hosting Pandemic tournaments, culminating in the Pandemic Survival World Championship 2016 in Barcelona at the end of the year. The winning team receives a trip to any city featured on the Pandemic board.

House of Cards
First of two-part series on melee archetypes in A Game of Thrones: The Card Game, written by championship-level player Will Lentz.

Asmodee Distribution
In-depth historical look at Asmodee’s recent changes to its distribution.

Russia banned the Polish board game Queue because it disseminates anti-Soviet content” by simulating “the experience of shopping in the empty stores of communist-era Poland.”

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 22-24. Catan Con 2016. Nashville, Tennessee.
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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