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

Both established game companies and first time designers are bringing their gaming ideas to Kickstarter this month. Several games have great themes, aimed at attracting children with rules that are engaging for the whole family.

If you enjoy auctions in games, take a look at the Kickstarter campaign for The Game of 49 by Mark Corsey. I had the pleasure to meet Mark and play his game at Unpub 4 early this year. The board is a 7x7 matrix with spaces numbered 1-49. You start with $49 in cash. Spaces are auctioned. Outbid your opponents, and you get to put your chip on that space. Get 4 chips in a row and you win. A deck of cards is used to determine which space is next on the auction block.

The Spring 2014 Parents' Choice Award winners have been announced, with lots of great games winning awards. Check out a selection of several of the best casual games that the entire family can enjoy.

Stronghold Games announces their 2014 release schedule, sneak peak of King of New York, and How to Train Your Dragon games.

Z-Man Games set to release English version of Camel Up, a new game from Game Salute, and Dungeons and Dragons Dice Masters announced.

A new game from Fantasy Flight Games, nominees announced for Spiel des Jahres, and new games from Asmodee.

Time for the monthly Kickstarter roundup! May brings us several new card games, as well as the first in a new line from an established gaming company (North Star Games). A popular game from Russia is seeking an English release, and a new racing game mixes things up with a map-building mechanic.

Several new games announced by Steve Jackson Games, AEG set to release Seventh Hero, and new trick-taking card game from Stronghold Games.

Two new games available for pre-order from Gryphon Games, Game Salute releases The Card Game of Oz, and the top 15 board games available for iOS.

This year's Mensa Mind Games event was held in Austin, TX. There were 56 competing games, 250 judges, and 44 hours of gaming, which all culminated in five winners being chosen to win the Mensa Select awards.

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