News Flash: Shiba Inu House and PAX Unplugged

Shiba Inu House

Shiba Inu House Releases This Month
Renegade Game Studios has announced an April 19th release date for Shiba Inu House. "This fast-paced pattern matching game will challenge players to carefully complete colorful dog houses for their precious Shiba Inus."
Source: http://www.renegadegamestudios.com/news/2017/4/5/shiba-inu-house-releasing-april-19th

PAX Unplugged Badges on Sale May 3
Tickets for the convention's first year will go on sale next month. "PAX Unplugged will provide the same experience that has entertained millions of PAX attendees, but with a focus on tabletop, card and board gaming."
Source: http://unplugged.paxsite.com/               

Board Game April Fools Roundup
Gameosity has put together a list of some of this year's best board game-themed April Fools jokes. "Every year the board game community comes up with some fun April Fools pranks. We’ve collected up some of the pranks that have floated around today."
Source: https://gameosity.com/2017/04/01/beat-board-game-april-fools-of-2017/

Wallace and Gromit Licensed for Board Games
Fragor Games has received the license to release Wallace and Gromit themed games.
Source: https://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/64041/fragor-games-announces-wallace-gromit-license-next

Board Games for All Ages
Idealist Mom has put together a list of games for families. "Most lists of board games for all ages include boring games that adults can’t stand. This list is different. These games really are for the whole family."
Source: http://idealistmom.com/board-games-for-all-ages/

Board Games and ESports
Forbes has written an article about the rise of board game tournaments. "Now a new player is looking to bring the excitement and competition of esports to the tabletop world with a software-enabled platform for organized tournament play and a high-stakes nationwide match featuring a quarter million dollars in prize money."
Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/robsalkowitz/2017/04/04/high-stakes-tournament-aims-to-make-tabletop-games-the-next-esport/#13d2b2263af0

Reviews
Castles of Caladale (GeekDad): “Tile-laying games are generally a lot of fun because they are like puzzles that the player is left to figure out, but Castles of Caladale comes with lots of added value.”
Source: https://geekdad.com/2017/03/castles-of-caladale/

Circle the Wagons (Meeple Mountain): “Meaty, beautiful, streamlined, and pure fun to play.”
Source: http://www.meeplemountain.com/reviews/circle-the-wagons-review-steven-aramini-danny-devine-paul-kluka/

Cauldron Master (Across the Board Games): “Cauldron Master is a fun game that lets you enjoy 20 minutes of being a cackling witch of your choosing and serves up a competitive set collection game that is great for adults and kids too.”
Source: http://www.acrosstheboardgames.net/nicole/bubble-bubble-toil-and-trouble/