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

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.

Independent game designers and publishers often turn to crowdfunding websites like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo to gather support for their game projects. There are often some truly innovative casual games seeking funding help, but they're usually drowned out by RPGs, miniatures, and heavier games. That's where we come in! Here is a list of some of the best casual game concepts being crowdfunded this month.

We are currently recruiting several authors who have a passion for casual games and are interested in volunteering to write occasional articles for our blog on a regular basis. The articles would include news and opinions about casual games, the casual game industry, and other hot topics. These contributions could pave the way for publication in our magazine and great exposure for the authors.

The Fall 2012 issue of Casual Game Insider is now officially released! We put a lot of effort into this inaugural issue, and we believe it has turned out very well. We hope that all of the casual gamers, game stores, publishers, and media who have received copies will find it to be everything they hoped for. Here are the final statistics on the readership of the first issue:

We have been working around the clock to develop and deploy an updated website to coincide with the release of the first issue of Casual Game Insider. We're happy to report that the new website is now live! So, what's new, you ask?

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