The Village Square: February 11, 2016



Friends, I’ll be live-tweeting from Orccon 2016 this weekend, so follow me and see what’s happening on the tabletops in Los Angeles.

Powered Up
Iello released the first look at the King of New York: Power Up! expansion due later this year.

To the Sea
Pandemic Legacy co-designer Rob Daviau revealed more of his upcoming SeaFall: A Legacy Game. This clip should excite a good chunk of the board gaming crowd: “But where Risk: Legacy and Pandemic: Legacy were written to resemble summer action-thrillers in their pacing, Daviau said SeaFall more closely resembles the size and scale of the epic Lord of the Rings trilogy.”

Quadropolis Rules and Trailer
Now online: Days of Wonder’s Quadropolis rules and video trailer.

Full Steam Ahead
As I wrote in my rave of Steampunk Rally, I’m now a fan of the genre and Dastardly Dirigibles has caught my eye. Due out this summer, DD will pit players against each other as they try to build their airship before their opponents.

A new Ogre set is in the works and Steve Jackson Games published a “soft announcement” with a few of the details.

Orion’s Gate
One Page Rules has released its space battles game, Orion’s Gate. According to the press release, “can be used for large battles (like BFG) as well as dogfights (like X-WING).”

Android: Mainframe is the latest from Fantasy Flight Games. Preview of the upcoming game here.

New Warmachine miniatures and template sets are expected this April from Privateer Press.

From Spielwarenmesse
W. Eric Martin has been previewing the games from Spielwarenmesse. Check out his blog here.

Gaming in Glendale
I love GameHäus Café . It’s a terrific space with a 1,000+ games library, hip and relaxing atmosphere, and good food and drink. Last night the shop and its owners were featured on KCET’s SoCal Connected.

Canadian Cafe
The board game cafe Unplugged recently opened its doors in Riverview, New Brunswick. A $5 fee allows patrons to play any one of the cafe’s 300 games.

New Geek Look
Re-designed game pages on are now in open beta.

Why People Cheat
Interesting read on what causes people to cheat at games and sports.

Upcoming Board Game Conventions
February 11-14. Genghiscon 2016. Aurora, Colorado.
February 12-15. Orccon 2016. Los Angeles, California.
February 18-21. Dreamation 2016. Morristown, New Jersey.
February 18-21. TotalCon. Mansfield, Massachusetts.
February 19-21. OwlCon. Houston, Texas.
February 22-28. PrezCon 2016. Charlottesville, Virginia.
February 26-28. ConDor XXIII. San Diego, California.
February 26-28. Fire and Ice Convention. Manitowoc, Wisconsin.
March 3-5. Saltcon. Layton, Utah.
March 4-6. Tennessee Game Days. Franklin, Tennessee.
March 4-6. FallsCon 2016. Witchita Falls, Texas.
March 18-20. MACE West. Asheville, North Carolina.
March 18-20. Meeplecon. Las Vegas, Nevada.
March 18-20. MidSouthCon 34. Memphis, Tennessee.
March 31-April 3. AdeptiCon 2016. Schaumburg, Illinois.
April 1-3. ConQuest SAC. Sacramento, California.
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.
April 28-May. Kingdom-Con 2016. San Diego, California.
May 19-22. Geekway to the West. St. Louis, Missouri.
May 27-30. Gamex 2016. Los Angeles, California.
May 27-30. KublaCon. Burlingame, 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.
July 6-10. Dice Tower Gaming Con V. Orlando, Florida.
September 2-5. Gateway 2016. Los Angeles, California.

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