The Village Square: December 17, 2015



We’re all curious to see if Episode VII is Han-shot-first good or Jar-Jar-Binks bad, but nobody wants any surprises to be revealed beforehand, right? Let’s heed the words from a certain Skywalker: Don’t be a Homer and spoil The Force Awakens for others. Now, onto the latest tabletop happenings.

Power of the Dark Side
Fantasy Flight Games’ Imperial Veterans Expansion Pack for its X-Wing Miniatures Game will hit stores in the first quarter of 2016. Pew! Pew! Pew!

Tabletop Tyrants
Gale Force Nine, in collaboration with Wizards of the Coast, is releasing Tyrants of the Underdark, a board game set in the D&D Forgotten Realms universe. According to GF9, the game will mash-up “deck-building mechanics with board control” and will be available in Spring 2016.

Doomtown Expanded
The newest Doomtown Reloaded expansion, Foul Play, will be available before the end of the year.

Seeing Is Believing
Good list of the 12 board game Instagram accounts. Maybe I’m biased, but my favorite Instagram is this one.

Write Up
Excellent Q&A with Dustin Schwartz, rulebook writer extraordinaire.

I’ve never seen Jumanji, the movie about a fictional board game that ended up being turned into a real board game. The film recently celebrated its 20th anniversary, so it’s probably time for me to watch it.

Upcoming Board Game Conventions
Get out and game! (h/t reddit and boardgamegeek)

January 8-10. MACE East. Wilmington, North Carolina.
January 15-17. SnowCon. Bangor, Maine.
January 15-18. Brycecon 2016. Bryce Canyon City, Utah.
January 22-24. EsCon 2016. San Marcos, California.
January 30-31. GCOM’s Winter Game Fest. Rockville, Maryland.
February 12-15. Orccon 2016. Los Angeles, California.
February 19-21. OwlCon. Houston, Texas.
February 22-28. PrezCon 2016. Charlottesville, Virginia.
March 4-6. Tennessee Game Days. Franklin, Tennessee.
March 4-6. FallsCon 2016. Witchita Falls, Texas.
March 18-20. Meeplecon. Las Vegas, Nevada.
April 1-3. Gaming Hoopla. Gurnee, Illinois.
April 9-10. Unpub Games Festival. Baltimore, Maryland.
April 22-24. Rocket City Gamefest. Huntsville, Alabama.
April 22-24. LexiCon Tabletop Gaming. Lexington, Kentucky.
May 19-22. Geekway to the West. St. Louis, Missouri.
May 27-30. Gamex 2016. Los Angeles, California.
June 15-19. Origins Game Fair. Columbus, Ohio.
June 17-19. PolyCon 34. San Luis Obispo, California.
July 6-10. Dice Tower Gaming Con V. Orlando, Florida.
September 2-5. Gateway 2016. Los Angeles, California.

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