Articles by our editors about casual games and the board game industry.

Check out some practical benefits of skipping the gas station and getting your tickets online. With the recent surge of jackpot winners, more people are playing than ever before, and with the more people playing, the jackpots are getting bigger all the time. Synching the popularity with advances in today’s technologies, many vendors have started offering lotto-related services online. Something may seem very sterile and impersonal about buying your tickets online, but don’t be worried. The advantages of playing online are truly worth your while.

Do you know about the benefits of doing sudokus? Do you think they are useless and are a waste of time? Sudokus can be quite entertaining and here we will show you some reasons why do them.

One of the most important reasons that we commented before is that playing Sudoku is fun, even if it is a math game. Before beginning to do it we must keep in mind something: it’s an entertaining game, in which it’s only required to use your math sense.

Years ago, my wife gave me a card table. This wasn’t the flimsy type with the padded top our (or at least, my) parents bought; this has a resin top and folds in half. It was a great gift, since we have run out of gaming space once or twice during my group’s monthly gaming sessions. However, card tables aren’t always the best option, particularly for games with larger boards,  and so the question of “where do we set up?” arises. Size, shape, height and surface are all considerations.

Cards Against Humanity barely qualifies as a casual game, as once you start playing it, it's very hard to stop.

A.D.A.P.T. is a new game on Kickstarter that seems to solidly fit the casual niche that we are always on the lookout for. After a failed campaign in November, the publisher has come back with a vengeance.

Online games have seen an incredible growth in the last couple of years. What makes them related is their connection to a social network — and their potential to make money for their respective developers.

Gone are the days when you have to download games from the internet (spending hours waiting for the download to finish on your dial-up connection) and be stuck at the end of level one, because it was shareware.

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For quite some time, video games have been the subject of sometimes heated debates. Parents and “concerned experts” have questioned their content and how much time one should spend playing them.

The fifth annual Jack Vasel Memorial Fund auction is in full swing, and it has already raised over $60,000. The auction is the primary fundraiser for the Jack Vasel Memorial Fund, which provides financial help for people in the board gaming community who face a catastrophic event not of their own making.

One of the best tools in gaming's arsenal to expand the range of people playing games is an engaging theme. A game may be incredibly well designed, but it's hard to tell that from the box, and so its theme often has to do the heavy lifting of drawing in potential players.