Magazine Issues

Build a galactic empire in Tiny Epic Galaxies, a 30-minute game by Gamelyn Games that offers an epic experience in a tiny box.

Plus: the rise of board game cafés, highlights from Gen Con 2015, problems with the Roll and Move mechanic, changing a game with variants and universal mutators, and Bananagrams' journey from 0 to 6.5 million copies sold.

Chris James, Matt Thrower, Charlie Hoopes, Naomi Laeuchli, Rich Hutnik, Eric Huemmer

Lamp Light's Nautilus Industries takes players deep under the sea for an extraordinary gaming adventure.

Plus: how tabletop games are manufactured, understanding game mechanics, the basics of board game crowdfunding, and the metamorphosis of Blue Orange Games.

This issue is also available at select Barnes & Noble and Hastings stores. Find a copy near you by searching for "Casual Game Insider" on MagFinder.

Chris James, Kim Drayer, Kelly Graham, Skyler Nichol, Geoffrey Briggs, Brandan Parsons

Bézier Games’ Daybreak expands on the success of the Ultimate Werewolf party game series.

Plus: the origins of cooperative play, game industry elites discuss the ins and outs of rulebooks, why we keep returning to the table for board gaming, and the 60-year evolution of Eagle-Gryphon Games.

This issue is also available at select Barnes & Noble bookstores across the United States. Click here for a complete list of stores.

Chris James, Sebastian Fuhrer, John L. Carkeet IV, Rey Armenteros, Rick Soued

Learn about Wiggity Bang's new devious little word game, Alpha Bandits.

Plus: highlights from Essen 2014, why board gaming makes financial sense, how to avoid headaches when teaching game rules, how the Unpub network is helping designers create better games, and the history behind industry veteran Looney Labs.

This issue is also available at select Barnes & Noble bookstores across the United States. Click here for a complete list of stores.

Chris James, Blake Evans-Pritchard, Boris Lysynski, Toby T. Gee, Charlie Hoopes, Andy Looney

Join the hunt for evil creatures in Flying Frog's new deck-building card game, Dark Gothic.

Plus: a behind-the-scenes look at Geek & Sundry's hit video series TableTop, 12 rogue gaming behaviors to avoid, a look back at how Apples to Apples came to be, protecting your game from intellectual property disputes, and reviews of many great games, including Spiel des Jahres winner Camel Up.

Chris James, Boyan Radakovich, James Floyd Kelly, Al Waller, Matthew Rivaldi

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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