The Village Square: November 28, 2016


I hope your Thanksgiving weekend was full of good food, great times, and excellent gaming. I’m especially grateful for my nephew and nieces, all of whom enjoy playing board games.

According to Dice Tower News, Meduris will be in stores soon. The latest strategy game from HABA, Meduris has players“trying to score the most points through building huts and temples, collecting runes, and making offerings to the traveling druid … through some worker placement where you send your workers to sites to collect resources based on a die roll.”

New Angeles
Fantasy Flight Games released the rulebook and a preview of New Angeles, which hits retailers this Thursday: “To win, you just need to amass more capital than your rival. However, the process of making money is anything but simple. You’ll face numerous challenges and decisions along the way.”

Your Move
Our friends at report that Your Move Games has new management and has new titles coming soon: “Men of Hawkshold, as well as a couple of Battleground armies: Greek City States and Lords of Vlachold.”

Alien Artifacts
Portal wrapped up its time at BGG Con with a look at Alien Artifacts, a 4X game that plays under an hour and which should be ready for next year’s Gen Con.

Phase History
After AEG’s Phase launched on Black Friday, the company offered a look back at its development history. “It’s been 24 years since Magic released and we know so much more about card games now than we did back then but maybe there is chance that we have forgotten how much fun it can be to make a deck full of plague rats … or find an abusive combo no one else sees before an event.”

Catan Champ Speaks
Thailand Catan Champion Songsit Phraepet spoke about Catan and his decision to open Board Game Academy cafe in Thonburi. “‘At first, my mother didn’t understand why I wanted to open a game shop. But then she saw that board games are beneficial and educational to the players,’ he said. ‘Like chess, but more exciting.’”

Kingdom Death
After raising $5 million in two days, the Kingdom Death: Monster 1.5 Kickstarter campaign was featured on According to the website, “Past data shows that 45-day campaigns generally raise around 10% of their total backing in their first two to three days, suggesting Kingdom Death could realistically top $50 million.”

Tasty Minstrel Shares
According to, Tasty Minstrel Games “is planning to sell shares in the company via an equity crowdfunding portal. … This will be the first time (that we’re aware of) that such a platform will be used to fund a tabletop game company.”

Digital Colt Express
A youtube preview of the Colt Express app for iOS is now available, thanks to BoardGameGeekTV.

Upcoming Board Game Conventions
January 20-22. Rocket City Gamefest. Hunstville, Alabama.
January 27-29, 2017. Polar Vortex Convention. Glen Ellyn, Illinois.
January 27-29. Eugene Games Gala. Springfield, Oregon.
February 17-20. Orccon 2017. Los Angeles, California.
February 20-26, 2017. PrezCon 2017. Charlottesville, Virginia.
April 7-9, 2017. Gaming Hoopla. Gurnee, Illinois.
May 26-29, 2017. Gamex 2017. Los Angeles, California.
September 1-4, 2017. Gateway 2017. Los Angeles, California.

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