Who We Are | Casual Game Revolution

Who We Are

Casual Game Revolution was founded in 2011 and is led by a team who is passionate about casual tabletop games. Casual Game Revolution and each issue of Casual Game Insider magazine are made possible by countless companies and individuals who have provided their support through many different means, including advertising, sponsorship, article submissions, and financial support on Kickstarter. We would like to offer a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has supported and continues to support our cause!

Chris James

Founder & Editor-in-Chief

Chris is an enthusiastic casual gamer and game industry professional who serves as Editor-in-Chief for Casual Game Revolution. With a background in software engineering, he discovered a passion for casual board games and has re-dedicated his life to sharing great games with everyone he can. As the President of Stratus Games, he also designed and published several award-winning games.

Melanie James


Melanie is a talented entrepreneur who helped create Casual Game Revolution and handles a lot of the boring behind-the-scenes stuff to keep things working. She loves writing fictional novels, solving escape rooms, and designing systems that improve business processes. Melanie is also the Vice President of Stratus Games and a successful game designer and product developer.

Naomi LaeuchliNaomi Laeuchli

News Editor & Game Reviewer

Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Naomi has lived overseas in nine different countries on three different continents where her family was posted with the American Foreign Service. In November 2012 she moved from the Democratic Republic of the Congo back to the states and currently lives in Arizona. She contributes weekly news articles, monthly crowdfunding highlights, and game reviews for our blog and Casual Game Insider. She loves board games, video games, comics, reading, and film.

Justin SpicerJustin Spicer

CGI Editor & Game Reviewer

Always searching for the next tale to tell, Justin fell in love with journalism in college and continues to pursue it with the passion of a hobby enthusiast that also brought him to board gaming. When he's not chasing down a story for a CGI feature or the latest casual gaming greatness to review, Justin spends his time writing about and playing music, reading, and finding new ways to explore life's many possibilities with his wife and two young daughters. 

Gregg Lewis-Qualls

Graphic Designer for CGI

Gregg entered the gaming hobby playing RPGs with friends in high school. In college, he played and collected tabletop wargames as a games store clerk. He was drawn into the casual game scene with the emergence of many great board game titles over the last decade. A full-time graphic designer, Gregg and his family formed DiceFestGames, entered the world of game design and crowdfunded their first game, Outrider, in November of 2014.