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CGI Doubles its Kickstarter Funding Goal in 1 Hour

At 9:00 AM PST we launched our much anticipated 6th annual Kickstarter campaign. Within 17 minutes, we reached our $10,000 funding goal; within 1 hour we doubled our funding goal. Come join the fun!
Source: http://casualgamerevolution.com/kickstarter

IELLO Announces Sentai Cats
The game will be released in September. "Sentai Cats is a fast-paced and quirky game in which you train your cute little kitties into world-saving heroes...wearing latex suits!"
Source: http://iellogames.com/sentai-cats.html

New Party Game from North Star Games
Blurble is expected to be released in September. "The game includes 348 illustrated cards and each time one is pulled, all the players try to be the first one to name an object that begins with the same first letter as the pictured item."
Source: http://www.purplepawn.com/2017/07/astra-2017-north-star-games/

Catan Meets Game of Thrones
Fantasy Flight Games has announced Catan: Brotherhood of the Watch. "A standalone game of resource gathering and trading based on the classic Settlers of Catan."
Source: https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2017/7/3/a-game-of-thrones-catan-brotherhood-of-the-watch/

The 5 Most Expensive Board Games of All Time
Civilized has made a short video highlighting the most expensive board games ever made. "The most expensive board game, for $5 million, is Charles Hollander Backgammon set. The game was created by renowned artist Bernard Maquin who used diamonds, gold, and silver."
Source: https://www.civilized.life/articles/5-most-expensive-board-games-of-all-time/

Top 8 Games from Origins
Shut Up and Sit Down list their favorite games from Origins.
Source: https://www.shutupandsitdown.com/cynthias-favourite-games-from-origins-17/

Best Games for Solo Play
The Daily Worker Placement suggests some good games for playing solo. "Here are some currently-available games (listed roughly in order from lightest to heaviest) that are not only playable but enjoyable for those times when you’re stuck sick at home, or you’re out on the road, or you’re just not feeling sociable."
Source: http://dailyworkerplacement.com/2017/06/26/all-by-myself-solitaire-tabletopping-for-the-lonely-gamer/

Reviews
Lovecraft Letter (GeekDad): “The component quality is fantastic, and it has breathed new life into Love Letter for me.”
Source: https://geekdad.com/2017/06/going-crazy-for-lovecraft-letter

One Night Ultimate Alien (The Daily Worker Placement): “I can recommend to fans of the previous games for sure, but even if you haven’t played one of them in the past you’ll have a lot of fun with latest.”
Source: http://dailyworkerplacement.com/2017/07/05/one-night-ultimate-alien/

Mole Rats in Space (The Board Game Family): “We can see the beauty in the design and game play of Mole Rats in Space that families with younger kids will enjoy over and over.”
Source: http://www.theboardgamefamily.com/2017/07/mole-rats-in-space-board-game-review/