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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 reviewed Lost Temple in the first issue of Casual Game Insider and now we are giving away a brand new copy to one lucky winner! Will it be you?

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Tsuro: The Game of the Path is a quality casual game published by Calliope Games that has been in print for some time, yet nevertheless deserves a mention here if we are to call ourselves casual game enthusiasts. When explaining the concept of casual games back when we were first defining our cause, it was not uncommon to hear people say, "Oh, so a casual game is like Tsuro!"

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.

A review of Farmerama: The Board Game, an adaptation of a popular browser game by Ravensburger. Find out what sets the board game version apart from its online predecessor.

It's time for another double-feature, with the giveaway prize delivered just in time for Christmas! This time we're taking a closer look at Pajaggle, "the game that thinks it's a puzzle!"

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.

Playing board games is a unique experience which is fun, satisfying, intriguing, and challenging. With the board gaming experience being so varied, it got me thinking about why people love them so much. I know why I love playing board games. They provide an amazing way to socialize with others and build bonds of friendship

With the holidays and family time ahead of us, let’s discuss the merits of sharing game play with our loved ones during this season, and how these times actually become in our memories perhaps the most cherished of the gifts we share.

Whether you are a board game publisher, retailer, designer, or reviewer, if you’ve got a message, you need an audience. We have 7 tips for successfully building an audience and establishing a good relationship with them.

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