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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.

At the center of our holiday fun with family was a multitude of great casual games. This is a remarkable turnaround from a family who used to be reluctant to play games to one in which nearly everyone is now an enthusiastic casual gamer. What changed?

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 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.

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