The Village Square: June 13, 2016



Anyone else have a case of the Mondays? Here’s a short video that will inspire you for the rest of the week. Or perhaps give you ideas for your next movie night.

Coming soon from Gamewright: Imagine, a game that challenges players to “Combine, overlap, and even animate the special transparent cards in this fast guessing free-for-all.”
h/t Dice Tower News

Dream Home
Asmodee’s Dream Home is now in production. The game will be “for two to four players in which you get to build a house with a variety of rooms, decor, and exteriors.”

Tiny Epic Quest
The next game in the Tiny Epic series, Tiny Epic Quest, is due in 2017. The game will have “players embark on a sandbox adventure reminiscent of old Nintendo games like The Legend of Zelda and Final Fantasy. Each player controls a band of three elf heroes questing to save the world and the sacred mushroom folk from the intruding goblins.”

Games at Origins
This geeklist features games that will debut, be released, or be available for demos at this week’s Origins Game Fair.

More Fire
I can’t wait to play this with my gaming group: Kindred Fire, the first full-length campaign for the Descent: Journeys in the Dark app Road to Legend, is now available.

Plaid Hat Games shared images of the metal coins that are included with pre-orders of SeaFall.

Magnate on the iPad
There’s no official Food Chain Magnate app in development, but Pocket Tactics’ Dave Neumann talks about how to play it on the iPad via He writes, “Food Chain Magnate was only recently introduced and it is still going through some growing pains, but I’ve played multiple games on the site now and it actually works incredibly well.”

Hands Across the Table
Although geared toward video gamers, Geek & Sundry has a few tips that will keep your hands fit and healthy for your next tabletop session.

Summer Reading Board Game
The Los Angeles Public Library hosts summer reading programs for children and adults. The adult challenge is in the form of a board game.

Gaming Against Terrorism
The Canadian military is using tabletop gaming in its fight against terrorism. It has been “experimenting with a tabletop game inspired by the war against ISIS to help plan what tanks, planes, ships and people it needs to fight effectively in the coming decades.”

Jumanji Remake
The Jumanji remake starring Dwayne Johnson will honor the late comedian Robin Williams.

Upcoming Board Game Conventions
June 15-19. Origins Game Fair. Columbus, Ohio.
June 17-19. PolyCon 34. San Luis Obispo, California.
June 18. UnPub Mini Hosted by LA Board Game Jam. Pasadena, California.
June 23-26. Texicon. Hurst, Texas.
June 24-26. RAGECON 2016. Sparks, Nevada.
June 26. Pacific Northwest 5th Annual Game Swap. Puyallup, Washington.
July 6-10. Dice Tower Gaming Con V. Orlando, Florida.
July 8-9. MichiCon 2016. Rochester, Michigan.
July 23-24. MegaMooseCon. Richburg, South Carolina.
July 30. VladdaCon. Holliston, Massachusetts.
August 4-7. Gen Con 2016. Indianapolis, Indiana.
August 26-28. Coulee Con 2016. La Crosse, Wisconsin.
September 1-4. Tacticon 2016. Colorado Springs, Colorado.
September 2-5. Gateway 2016. Los Angeles, California.
September 10-11. WashingCon. Washington, D.C.
September 24-25. Congress of Gamers. Rockville, Maryland.
October 15-16. RetroWorld Expo 2016. Wallingford, Connecticut.

Visit for more convention listings.

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