Essen

Gamelyn Games' Heroes of Land, Air & Sea is an adventure of epic proportions.

Plus: tips for gaming as a couple, our coverage of SPIEL 2016, an analysis of tabletop trends on Kickstarter, 10 steps to bring your game to market (part 2), and Grandpa Beck's journey from airline pilot to game publisher.

Authors: 
Tiffany Caires, Jesse Tannous, Jon Den Houter, Steve Shields, Matt Thrower

Crack jokes, throw punches, and spend your last gold piece on the fine brews of The Red Dragon Inn by SlugFest Games.

Plus: exploring the perspectives of world-famous game designers, lessons learned while raising children as gamers, Essen Spiel 2015 recap, busting common board gaming myths, and an in-depth look at U.S. Games Systems.

Authors: 
Naomi Laeuchli, Matt Thrower, Patrick R. Kelly, Gabriele Berzoni, James Floyd Kelly, Stuart R. Kaplan, Lynn Araujo

The Winter 2015 issue of Casual Game Insider is now in stock and available for sale! Print and digital versions are available.

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.

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

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

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