The Village Square: August 7, 2017


Somehow I’ve managed to quote from the Godfather only once per game of Godfather: Corleone’s Empire.

Pandemic Legacy Season 2
Rob Daviau discussed the collaborative process of Pandemic Legacy Season 2. Over on he talked about the difference from Season 1: “We already had a rhythm of how we built a play-test kit, how the campaign structure worked, where the pitfalls were, and what mistakes we could avoid. That said, we also had to do something completely new and there were a lot of mistakes that we found time to make.”

Raxxon Launched
The Raxxon Survival Kit has been making its way through social media and into the hands of players. According to, “The boxes are accompanied by a letter from the fictional Raxxon Pharmaceuticals company, saying ‘Raxxon invites you to partner with us and save the human race.’”

All Out Collector’s Edition
The ACD Distribution blog reports that Mantic is releasing a limited print run of The Walking Dead: All Out War Collector’s Edition next month.

From Amigo Spiele
W. Eric Martin wrote about new releases from Amigo Spiele including Gier, Druids, Memo Dice, Schollen Rollen, and a few others. On his BGG blog he said, “if you are familiar with the company, many of the new titles are pocket-sized card games.”

Over A Billion Sold
The U.S. and Canadian hobby games market hit $1.44 billion in sales, reports “The total hobby games market estimate is derived from estimates for five individual categories: collectible games (which include Collectible Card Games, Collectible Miniatures Games, and Collectible Dice Games), miniatures (non-collectible), board games, card and dice games, and roleplaying games.”

Upcoming Board Game Conventions
August 17-20. Gen Con 50. Indianapolis, Indiana.
August 25-27. Coulee Con. La Crosse, Wisconsin.
August 25-27. Congress of Gamers. Falls Church, Virginia.
September 1-4. Gateway 2017. Los Angeles, California.
September 1-4. Pacificon Game Expo. Santa Clara, California.
September 8-10. Hascon. Providence, R.I.
September 9-10. WashingCon. Washington, D.C.
September 15-17. GrandCon. Grand Rapids, MI.
September 15-17. Protospiel. Chicago, Illinois.
October 6-8. TsunamiCon. Wichita, Kansas.
October 6-8. CinCityCon. Cincinnati, Ohio.
October 7-8. Congress of Gamers. Rockville, Maryland.
October 13-15. XPO 2017. Tulsa, Oklahoma.
October 13-15. ConnCon/FallCon. Stamford, Connecticut.
November 17-19. PAX Unplugged. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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