The Village Square: May 2, 2016



I hope you enjoyed your International Tabletop Day. For me, the day always falls on a busy non-gaming time for me and this year was no different. Thanks to a few of my regular gaming buddies, though, I was able to get a few late games in before the end of the day. Whew!

Eric Lang’s digital game Duelyst is now out of beta. According to Dice Tower News, “Duelyst is a fast-paced collectible card game with a tactical battlefield. Matches last between five and ten minutes, focusing on thoughtful decision-making.”

May the 4th Be With You
Select Barnes & Noble stores are celebrating Star Wars Day by hosting Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures events.

Runebound Expansions
Two new expansions for Runebound are due in the third quarter of the year, according to Fantasy Flight Games. Caught in a Web is a Scenario Pack that will contain “an entirely new scenario with new adventure cards for combat, exploration, and social encounters and a new deck of story cards.” The Gilded Blade is an Adventure Pack that will have “new asset and skill cards, giving you entirely new ways to customize your heroes, while new adventure cards can be used to change the flavor of any scenario.”

Agricola Preview
A few photos of the new Agricola printing, courtesy of Tony Boydell’s BGG blog.

Tabletopping With Wil
Interview with Wil Wheaton about International Tabletop Day and the upcoming season of Tabletop.

April at Asmodee
From the Jaipur reprint to the Captain Sonar announcement, here’s a wrap-up of the last month of happenings at Asmodee.

Antoine Bauza tweeted about a standalone Takenoko-based game called Takenokids.

Museum Gaming
How games are changing the museum experience.

Back to School
Lindenwood University-Belleville is now offering a class in board game design.

A look at the different types of players and gaming groups.

Upcoming Board Game Conventions
May 14. FlaMinGoCon. West Palm Beach, Florida.
May 14. Granite Game Summit. Nashua, New Hampshire.
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.
July 23-24. MegaMooseCon. Richburg, South Carolina.
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.
October 15-16. RetroWorld Expo 2016. Wallingford, Connecticut.

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