Magazine Issues

Dungeon Roll: Legends is a brand new set of Heroes that will make the smash-hit game Dungeon Roll even more epic!

Plus: a look at gaming culture in the armed forces, how in-game accomplishments can keep a game fun even when you lose, 6 tips for organizing and running a regular game night, and how the Chicago Toy & Game Group is bringing casual gaming to the masses.

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Authors: 
Chris James, Sgt. John L. Carkeet IV, Charlie Hoopes, Rob Huddleston, Mary Couzin

Join with other superheroes to fight evil in Guardians' Chronicles, IELLO's new semi-cooperative board game.

Plus: game conventions for the casual gamer, the explosion of microgames (featuring an interview with Seiji Kanai, designer of Love Letter), the modern games that have replaced childhood classics, and Seth and Paula Hiatt of Mayday Games share their adventures in game publishing and relocation to China.

Authors: 
Chris James, Dan DiLorenzo, Frank DiLorenzo, Matt Thrower, Scott Almes, Seth Hiatt, Paula Hiatt, Andrew Lucas, Boris Lysynski

IELLO introduces Heroes of Normandie, a fast-paced WW2 strategy wargame inspired by Hollywood war movies.

Plus: how Monopoly can help grow casual gaming, 10 tips for teaching younger gamers more complex games, a recap of the best new casual games at the Essen Spiel 2013 fair, and Michael Mindes of Tasty Minstrel Games (TMG) shares his success story.

Authors: 
Chris James, Charlie Hoopes, Blake Evans-Pritchard, James Floyd Kelly, Michael Mindes

Flash Point: Fire Rescue expansions return just in time for the holidays!

Plus: a behind-the-scenes look at the Spiel des Jahres award and a review of Hanabi, 15 things to consider when choosing games for the holidays, how the recommended age label is misleading people everywhere, and a look back at the first 40 years of Realm, a classic abstract game by a prolific designer.

Authors: 
Chris James, Matt Thrower, Rey Armenteros, Jonathan Albin, Mike Friesen

TMG’s Kickstarter smash-hit dice game, Dungeon Roll, is fun for the whole family – coming August 2013.

Authors: 
Chris James, Daniel Solis, Eric Huemmer, Tavis Parker, Nicolas Guibert, Greg Isabelli, Kay Wilke, Dave Dyer

Prepare for the race of a lifetime! Learn all about Gryphon Games’ Salmon Run.

Plus: common beginners' mistakes when playing Hive, who "gamer girls" really are, and the links between favorite literary genres and game mechanics.

Authors: 
Chris James, Andrew Lucas, Randy Ingersoll, Scott Almes, Stacey Montalvo

Queen Games’ Kingdom Builder has won the 2012 Spiel des Jahres award – learn how to play and find out how the publisher came to be.

Plus: an in depth look at tabletop funding on Kickstarter by game weight, a 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.

Authors: 
Queen Games, Chris James, Sebastian Fuhrer, Stacey Montalvo, John Coviello

Stronghold Games releases a new line of casual card games - is this a new direction for them?

Plus: details about the Casual Game Revolution, 7 tips for learning and teaching a game more effectively, what "casual" means to game elitists and newbies, and how casual games were perfect for an international student event.

Authors: 
Stronghold Games, Chris James, Cyrus Kirby, T.J. Crockett, Trent Howell