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Several new editions of Love Letter are set to be released by AEG and Cryptozoic Entertainment, the 2014 Origins Award winners have been announced, and a new game from first time publishers Green Couch Games.

There are a ton of video gamers out there of all different levels. A TON. Which is why it is always nice to have a game that helps draw them in to the wonderful world of tabletop gaming. Game Over is a new video game themed card game by upstart publisher Pointless Hobby that is now seeking your support on Kickstarter. We recently had the opportunity to evaluate a prototype of the game to form our own opinions of it. But first, the gameplay!

Forward, march! The Casual Game Revolution continues onward. We are proud to announce a new Casual Game Insider distribution deal with Ingram Periodicals, who serves over 6,000 newsstands across North America!

We're giving away a brand new copy of Tsuro, a great casual game for 2 to 8 players by Calliope Games! Players place tiles to move their stones along various paths on the board, trying to eliminate their opponents by directing their stones off of the edge. The last player remaining in the game wins.

Z-Man Games announces Contagion, AEG and Steve Jackson Games to release Munchkin Loot Letter, and three new games from Game Salute.

A complete look at the 2014 ASTRA Marketplace & Academy for casual gamers. We have weeded through all of the toys and dolls to find the casual gaming gems — so you don't have to.

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.

As a kid, I remember doing an activity with Magna Doodle boards where a sibling would draw a random shape or squiggle and I would have to incorporate it into a coherent drawing. It required a lot of creativity and I always had a fun time with it. Noodle Speedoodle by Peaceable Kingdom turns this concept into a cooperative party game for 3 to 6 players. Instead of always drawing a squiggle, however, the game includes a handful of rubber noodles that are ready to use in your artistic creations.

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.

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