The Village Square: March 31, 2016



I’m back from Japan, suffering from jet lag, and getting acclimated to being home, which means no more plethora of ramen shops and sushi restaurants to choose from. And a quick game of Sushi Go! just isn’t the same anymore.

XenoShyft Steaming
Cool Mini Or Not’s deckbuilder XenoShyft is now available on Steam.

Asmodee’s Changes
W. Eric Martin takes a historical look at the changes in Asmodee’s new sales policies that takes effect on April 1.

Dungeons and Dragons in Middle Earth
Cubicle 7 Entertainment and Sophisticated Games will be releasing a D&D compatible RPG for J. R. R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth, due out this summer.

Talking to Z-Man
Interview with Z-Man Games founder Zev Shlasinger.

Historical Gaming
The Royal Game of the Goose, a board game exhibit at the Grolier Club in New York, runs until May 14. The club will host a colloquium on board games on April 5.

Thoughts on board game innovation.

The rituals of tabletop gaming.

DIY Gaming Tables
This link is from January, but the information is still relevant to those of us who drool over Geek Chic tables but cower at Geek Chic prices.

Upcoming Board Game Conventions
March 31-April 3. AdeptiCon 2016. Schaumburg, Illinois.
April 1-3 Girl Gamer Gathering. Ontario, California.
April 1-3. ConQuest SAC. Sacramento, California.
April 1-3. Gaming Hoopla. Gurnee, Illinois.
April 9-10. Unpub Games Festival. Baltimore, Maryland.
April 21-24. Conclave of Gamers. Denver, Colorado.
April 22-24. Rocket City Gamefest. Huntsville, Alabama.
April 22-24. LexiCon Tabletop Gaming. Lexington, Kentucky.
April 22-24. MEPACon. Scranton, Pennsylvania.
April 28-May 1. Kingdom-Con 2016. San Diego, California.
April 29-May 1. Game Days 2016. Parkville, Maryland.
April 29-May 1. Board Games at the Beach. Wilmington, North Carolina.
April 30. Connecticut Festival of Indie Games. Southington, Connecticut.
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.
June 24-26. RAGECON 2016. Sparks, Nevada.
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.
September 10-11. WashingCon. Washington, D.C.
September 24-25. Congress of Gamers. Rockville, Maryland.

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