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It's time for a double-feature! We recently had the chance to evaluate Slapshot by Columbia Games. Find out if we liked it and enter to win a brand new copy to try out for yourself!

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.

We played it. We liked it. We reviewed it in Casual Game Insider. Now you have a chance to win a free copy of For Sale by Gryphon Games to try it out for yourself! All you have to do is carry out at least one of the simple tasks below. Do more to gain additional entries and increase your chance of winning!

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?

You could be a published author in Casual Game Insider, the one and only magazine about casual board games!

We are now calling for submissions from anyone who is interested in writing about casual games. Whether you're a published author, prominent industry figure, or just passionate about casual games, we are interested in what you have to say.

The first issue of Casual Game Insider is coming together well and we are very excited about the content. We believe this magazine is going to knock your socks off!

We have selected the following articles for publication in the first issue, which will be published in Q4 2012 (the titles are tentative):

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