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The latest news about the Casual Game Revolution program and the board game industry.

There is an eclectic mix of casual games on Kickstarter this month, including several dexterity games, a roll-and-write game, multiple cards games, a very creatively packaged party game, and a book of light-weight RPGs.

Paizo has opened pre-orders for Goblin Firework Fight, Funko Games has a new game set for release designed by Prospero Hall, and a new Munchkin set is out now.

Two newly themed editions of board game favorites have been announced, Bezier Games has announced Cat in the Box: Deluxe Edition, and the 2022 As d’or Winners have been announced.

IELLO has announced a new flip-and-write game, a Harry Potter-themed version of Similo has been announced, and Avalon Hill will be releasing a new edition of Betrayal at House on the Hill.

Hasbro has announced a new escape room game based on Clue, Ravensburger has announced their next Adventure Book game, and Pandasaurus is running a sale on their website.

A new game from the designer of Mysterium has been announced, Crafty Games has released a new game from the designer of Point Salad, and Colt Express is getting a new expansion.

The makers of Trekking the World have a new game on Kickstarter, as does the creative team behind Exploding Kittens. There’s also a retro-inspired roll-and-write, a domino-like strategy game, and a clever dexterity game themed around ninjas.

Funko Games has announced a new cooperative game based on the movie E.T., Stonemaier Games has announced a new edition of Libertalia, and Gale Force Nine has a new Doctor Who game coming soon.

Greater Than Games has announced a new board game, Pandasaurus Games has released a roll and write, and you can now buy badges for Gen Con 2022.

Despite a bumpy ride for the industry in 2021, many great casual games came across our radar throughout the year. But in the end, we could only choose one to receive our Best Casual Game of 2021 award.

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