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The latest news about the Casual Game Revolution program and the board game industry.

We often see casual games being drowned out by RPGs, miniatures, and heavier games on crowdfunding websites like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo. That's where we come in! Here is an overview of some of the best casual game concepts being crowdfunded this month.

The Winter 2013 issue of Casual Game Insider is now in stock and available for sale!

In this issue, we take a look at Kingdom Builder by Queen Games, tabletop funding on Kickstarter by game weight, the new hierarchy of gamers, helpful tips from a successful game retailer, and what the board game industry can learn from the casual video game movement.

We are now calling for article submissions for the Spring 2013 issue of Casual Game Insider magazine. Whether you're a published author, prominent industry figure, or just passionate about casual games, we are interested in what you have to say.

NBC has announced that it will air a new series called Hollywood Game Night. The series has received an order for 8 episodes so far, which will feature the following:

A new map expansion for Ticket to Ride has just been released: The Heart of Africa. It can be played with either the original Ticket to Ride or Ticket to Ride: Europe. The game comes with a new map of central and southern Africa, along with 45 new terrain cards that can be used to double the value of certain routes “if you play your cards right.”

We often see casual games being drowned out by RPGs, miniatures, and heavier games on crowdfunding websites like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo. That's where we come in! Here is a list of some of the casual game concepts being crowdfunded this month.

We often see casual games being drowned out by RPGs, miniatures, and heavier games on crowdfunding websites like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo. That's where we come in! Here is a list of some of the best only casual game concepts being crowdfunded this month.

Ever wished you had a holiday that you could create all your own? As a gamer, have you ever desired to just have a whole week where you could decide which games you wanted to play, one after the other, for days and days?

As the Game Market Guru, I had the unique pleasure of helping to create just such a holiday, and I want to share that benefit with you. Originally, National Games Week was the brainchild of the former Executive Director of the Game Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and publisher of the former Games Quarterly Catalog, Mark Simmons.

The Parents' Choice Awards have been described as the toy industry equivalent of the Academy Awards. Each quarter, the Parents' Choice Foundation announces the latest winners. Games can be found among the toy awards, and while most of them are marketed specifically to children, several are great options for casual gamers of any age. Here are the casual games that stand out to us.

Since 1980, the editors of GAMES Magazine have been publishing a list of the top 100 traditional (non-electronic) games for each year. The games are divided into many different categories, with a winner, runner up, and honorable mentions chosen from each one. The 2013 list was recently announced, and it contains casual games in several different categories. Here is a list of those that have caught our attention.

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