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What do you think is "probably a bad idea"? Giant cyborg boogers? An unholy cockroach temptress? Or maybe a super bad exploding unicorn? In Word Whimsy, by Cryptozoic Entertainment, you get the chance to decide which of these often random and nonsensical answers is best. In the right atmosphere and with the right people, this can lead to a ton of juvenile laughter that will make you feel like you're in middle school again.

Alright, folks...we've scoured the crowdfunding web and selected several of the most notable casual games. There's quite a bit of variety this month, so enjoy!

Last weekend, 300 judges, 54 competing games, and forty-eight hours of nonstop board game action came together at the annual Mensa Mind Games. Members of American Mensa, the high IQ association, selected five Mensa Select winners, which were announced Sunday, April 21, 2013.

The Spring 2013 issue of Casual Game Insider is now in stock and available for sale!

In this issue, we take a look at Salmon Run by Gryphon Games, common beginners' mistakes when playing Hive, who "gamer girls" really are, and the links between favorite literary genres and game mechanics.

In our house there really doesn’t need to be a reason for a new game, however it is almost a guarantee that there will be one for every holiday, and Easter was no exception.  The game: Deadwood, designed by Loic Lamy and published by Fantasy Flight Games. A fairly simple game in which, depending on where you place your cowboys, you gain wanted posters, add buildings and railroads, make a little money, and you may even find yourself in a duel.

A review of Fairy Land by ElfinWerks. Fairy Land is a strategic casual card game for 2-4 players and takes approximately 30-45 minutes to play.

We're seeing some common themes in casual game crowdfunding this month: two dungeon crawls, two mafia-style games, and a few others. Overall, there are some great choices that seem to be worth a look. Without further ado, here are our top picks for April.

Board games have a higher learning curve than many other forms of entertainment. Here are some ideas to reduce the barriers for both the learner and the teacher. Originally published in the Fall 2012 issue of Casual Game Insider.

Hooyah! You don't want to miss this giveaway. We've had great fun with this game, as you'll read in the newest issue of Casual Game Insider. You don't have to be a military buff or wargamer to enjoy this casual Navy SEAL game that will leave your heart pumping and players cheering when you complete a mission. Enter below to win!

We are now calling for article submissions for the Summer 2013 issue of Casual Game Insider magazine. Whether you're a published author, prominent industry figure, or just passionate about casual games, we are interested in what you have to say.

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