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The Big Box O' Games giveaway is back! This time, we're featuring six different card games from various publishers that are sure to sharpen your shuffling skills.

Independence is defined, roughly, as being able to do what you want, when you want, the way you want. When it comes to board gaming, this has been an impossibility for the blind and visually impaired communities for far too long. Players are stuck relying on friends and family to make the decisions for them. For the most part, it’s the decision making that makes a game. 64 Oz. Games is working to make games more accessible so blind and visually impaired players can be independent for the first time.

This month brings us several fun games suitable for the entire family with little reliance on language skills, while microgames are still going strong.

10th Anniversary Edition of Ticket to Ride is available for pre-order, USAopoloy has released two new Walking Dead themed board games, and Z-Man Games has announced two new games.

Apples to Apples clones are everywhere, it's true. It's no secret that many serious gamers have grown tired of these types of games, but is there room for them among casual gamers? Depending on the game, I think so. Today we are looking at If I Only Had..., a party game for 4 to 12 players in which players are presented with dire situations and must choose between various items that would help them out the most.

The Spring 2014 issue of Casual Game Insider is now in stock and available for sale! Print and digital versions are available.

No, it's not Tetris, but it's remarkably similar. FITS (Fill-In-The-Spaces) is a board game by Ravensburger that brings the challenge of tile-fitting games like Tetris to the table top. It introduces some competitive play and certainly challenges spacial reasoning. But is it fun?

Gamewright Games has several new games available for pre-order, this Saturday is International Tabletop Day, and Z-Man Games announces Helios.

You've almost certainly played Chess — but have you played it using cards? Probably not. King's Ransom, by General Nonsense Games, will feel quite familiar to anyone who has played Chess. The cards contain various Chess pieces which offer similar movement abilities, yet the game introduces some luck and different types of strategy. But is there enough new gameplay here to keep the attention of a casual gamer?

Hasbro is allowing fans to vote on best Monopoly House Rules for a new edition, 64 Oz Games is running a Kickstarter to make board games accessible for the visually impaired, and Z-Man Games is set to release My First Carcassonne.

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