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Recommended Casual Game Award

Casual Game Recommended badgeEach Recommended game has been carefully evaluated by our editorial staff and found to meet the following conditions:

• Representative of the casual game genre in terms of game length, depth, and complexity
• Appeals to a general audience, with a G or PG content rating
• Has acheived a high rating in gameplay, quality, and originality
• Is or was recently available in the U.S. at a reasonable price point

 


 

Winner of the 2020 Kennerspiel des Jahres, The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine is a cooperative trick-taking card game that will send you on an epic space adventure spread out across fifty missions. Each mission presents its own challenges: asking players to win tricks in a certain order, forcing you to exchange cards, or limiting your communication.

In the first ‘flick-and-write’ game, explore the beauty of the desert as you flick discs and compete in four different areas, each with their own unique scoring rules.

From Bicycle, Exchange has players secretly selecting which assets they want to buy or sell each round, while also manipulating the values of the assets. Choices are revealed simultaneously, so players must try to predict what other players will do, while trying to buy low and sell high.

Gods Love Dinosaurs, published by Pandasaurus Games, has players trying to balance the prey, predators, and dinosaurs of their worlds so as to be able to sustain life while also filling it with dinosaurs.

On your turn you roll one industry die and five number dice. Based on what industry you rolled, players earn money based on the asset cards they have. You may then reroll your number dice up to two times in an attempt to create sets and runs of numbers which will earn you more money with which to buy more assets with. The player with the most money when the bank runs out of cash wins the game.

Each turn either claim a lot of land or demolish a skyscraper you built on a previous turn to replace it with something better, and then build! Keep an eye on which streets will score you extra points at the end of the game for having the most buildings on them and take into account the bonus objectives in order to win the game.

A light social deduction game of cutting wires and defusing bombs. Try to find which cards hide the defusing wires or fool your opponents into triggering an explosion.

Strategically move dice around the board so that you can capture them and create combos to score victory points. Keep an eye out on your opponents, however, as they can steal dice from under you, and bonus points are awarded at the end of the game for having the most dice in each color.

Super Cats is a single game split into two episodes of feline, superhero action! Try to guess how many fingers your opponents will hold up and avoid holding up the same number, as matching numbers cancel each other out. Hold up a unique number in order to perform actions.

A relaxing and thoughtful two player game, Stellar has you searching the cosmos for black holes, planets, and moons. The first action you take each turn also determines the second action you must take, so you must consider each choice carefully.

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