The Village Square: February 18, 2016



I learned two things after I played my first game of Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes. One, I’m a fan. Two, if there’s ever a real bomb that needs to be defused by knowing Morse code, I hope it’s not up to me to do it.

Marvelous Munchkins
Three new Munchkins are set for this year: Munchkin: Marvel Edition (April), Munchkin Marvel 2: Mystic Mayhem (August), and Munchkin Marvel 3: Cosmic Chaos (October).

Terraforming Mars
Stronghold Games will be publishing Terraforming Mars from Swedish company FryxGames. According to the press release, the game will bring “science, corporate competition, and euro-mechanisms to the Red Planet.”

Cryptozoic Schedule
Cryptozoic Entertainment announced its 2016 release schedule, which includes DC Comics Deck Building Game: Crisis Pack 3, Adventure Time Card Wars: Fiona vs Cake, Rick and Morty Total Rickall, Internal Affairs Game, and Cartoon Network Crossover Crisis Deck Building Game.

Look at Cthulhu
Here’s the video teaser for Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu, debuting at Gen Con 2016.

Young Sleuths
Based on the GUMSHOE system, Bubblegumshoe is a “fast-paced RPG … of high schoolers solving mysteries in a modern American small town.

Ice Cold
A closer look at the Elder Sign expansion, Omens of Ice.

Gaming Like It’s 1899
Way back in the day, late 19th-century folk were playing their version of Cards Against Humanity called Peter Coddle’s Trip to New York.

Going Cashless
The latest version of Monopoly, the Monopoly Ultimate Banking edition, has no paper money.

Upcoming Board Game Conventions
February 18-21. Dreamation 2016. Morristown, New Jersey.
February 18-21. TotalCon. Mansfield, Massachusetts.
February 18-21. MagFest. National Harbor, Maryland.
February 19-21. OwlCon. Houston, Texas.
February 19-21. Dallas Games Marathon. Plano, 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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