The Village Square: March 4, 2019


Happy National Grammar Day! March forth, speak well, and write well, my friends.

Talisman: Kingdom Hearts Edition
The recently rebranded The Op (USAopoly) announced Talisman: Kingdom Hearts Edition, which brings together the Disney, Square Enix, and Games Workshop worlds. “Inspired by the original Kingdom Hearts video game franchise, the 2- to 6-player game’s objective compels players to acquire the needed Strength and Magic to seal the Door to Darkness and keep Heartless from consuming the communal worlds.”

Expanding Quacks
W. Eric Martin did a video preview of The Quacks of Quedlinburg expansion, Die Krauterhexen, over on YouTube. It’s set to release during Gen Con later this year.

Award Winners
The Mind won the best game of the year from the Cannes Festival International, while Detective took home the top prize in the expert game of the year.

Stark Heroes II for A Song of Ice and Fire
New miniatures are arriving for CMON’s A Song of Ice and Fire, according to the ACD Distribution blog. “Players can bring in the swordsmanship of the likes of Syrio Farel or his greatest apprentice, Arya Stark. Or perhaps they’ll want the cunning of Meera and Jojen Reed. For dog lovers, they could bring Rickon Stark and his direwolf, Shaggydog.”

Detective: L.A. Crimes
The expansion Detective: L.A. Crimes is now available for pre-order from Portal Games. According to the website, the expansion will have players “[t]ravel to sunny California, and delve deep into the drug-filled Los Angeles of the 80’s. Experience being an L.A. detective and realize that sometimes, just like detective Foley from Beverly Hills Cop, you may need to stretch the laws a bit to suit your needs.”

Tiny Towns Play Along
From AEG comes news of a Tiny Towns community play along. “Due to a unique feature in Tiny Towns, ‘Town Hall’ mode, we will be hosting a series of ‘Play Along’ experiences. In ‘Town Hall’ mode there is one person who calls out the colored cubes each turn, acting as the ‘Master Builder.'” Featured play-along videos will be coming May 10th from Geek & Sundry’s Becca Scott, the Funkhousers of Board Game Spotlight, and the gang at Tantrum House.

Honest Board Game Covers
Whoever runs the Honest Board Games Instagram account is a genius. Check it out for some of the funniest photoshopped board game covers you’ll ever see.

Upcoming Board Game Conventions
March 8-10. Tennessee Game Days. Franklin, TN
March 8-10. Granite Game Summit. Nashua, NH
March 15-17. BFGcon. Frederick, MD
March 22-24. ConQuest. Sacramento, CA
March 22-24. Who’s Yer Con. Indianapolis, IN
March 27-31. AdeptiCon. Schaumburg, IL
March 28-31. GameStorm. Portland, OR
March 29-31. Arizona Game Fair. Mesa, AZ
April 5-6. DayCon. Dayton, OH
April 5-7. Lexicon. Lexington, KY
April 12-14. Mepacon. Scranton, PA
April 12-14. Pikes Peak Gamers. Manitou Springs, CO
April 26-28. Gaming Hoopla. Mundelein, IL
May 10-12. QC Game Fest. Davenport, IA
May 16-19. Geekway to the West. St. Louis, MO
May 23-27. KublaCon. San Francisco, CA
May 24-27. Gamex. Los Angeles, CA
May 30-June 2. Atlanta Game Fest. Atlanta, GA
June 12-16. Origins. Columbus, OH
June 21-23. RageCon. Reno, NV
June 22-29. Consim World Expo. Tempe, AZ
July 3-7. Dice Tower Con. Orlando, FL
July 19-21. KantCon. Overland Park, KS
July 20-28. WBC. Champion, PA
August 1-4. GenCon. Indianapolis, IN
August 30-September 1. GrandCon. Grand Rapids, MI
August 30-September 2. Gateway. Los Angelos, CA
October 31-November 3. Gamehole Con. Madison, WI

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