The Village Square: February 15, 2016



I hope your weekend was as good as mine: two days of awesome gaming at Orccon 2016 in Los Angeles, followed by a wonderful Valentine’s Day with my wife. I wish all my weekends were filled with games and fine dining.

New Agricola
Mayfair Games is releasing three new versions of Agricola: the base game for 1-4 players, a Family edition, and a 5-6 player expansion. The base game is due May 20th and the other versions will follow later this year.

Stronger Hold
Stronghold Games and eggertspiele will co-publish future eggertspiele tiles in English for the North American market. The companies have worked together previously on games such as Porta Nigra, Time ‘N’ Space, and Milestones.

To Boldly Go
Next up in Fireside Games’ popular Castle Panic series: Star Trek, out this May.

Ravensburger Growing
The puzzle and board-game company Ravensburger announced that it had grown its North American business by nearly 20 percent.

Zombicide: Black Plague
The latest in Cool Mini or Not’s Zombicide series, Zombicide: Black Plague, is now available.

Dungeon World
An early look at the role-playing game Dungeon World, coming soon from Burning Wheel Games.

Digital Pathfinder
The Pathfinder Adventure Card Game is coming to tablets on March 29th. The game’s designers are hosting an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on reddit February 17 starting at 10:30am PST.

Game Over
After three-and-a-half years, the longest game of Diplomacy is over.

My Chemical Gaming
Former My Chemical Romance singer Gerard Way live-streamed himself playing games with his friends to raise money for cancer research. As of this posting, they had played Candyland, Magic: The Gathering, Cash N Guns, Ticket To Ride, and Dungeons and Dragons and had raised over $30,000.

Upcoming Board Game Conventions
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 18-20. Breakout Con. Toronto, Ontario. Canada.
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.
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.
August 26-28. Coulee Con 2016. La Crosse, Wisconsin.
September 2-5. Gateway 2016. Los Angeles, California.

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