CGI#34: Holi: Festival of Colors, Licensed Games, SPIEL Digital, and Bezier Games | Casual Game Revolution

CGI#34: Holi: Festival of Colors, Licensed Games, SPIEL Digital, and Bezier Games

In Julio E. Nazario's Holi: Festival of Colors, published by Floodgate Games, spread color and joy in a multi-tiered board game representing one of India’s most vibrant festivals.

Plus: the best new games from SPIEL Digital 2020, games to avoid for Valentine's Day, licensed games that aren't just cash grabs, a retailer's perspective of discovering solo play during COVID-19, how Ted Alspach of Bezier Games went from Adobe software genius to full-time board game publisher, and a FREE print-and-play game: Turbo Drift (2 player sample edition) by Button Shy Games.

This issue also features reviews of Sonora, The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine, Last Second Quest, School of Sorcery, Cloud City, Break the Code, Aqualin, and a special review of Calico by Major Fun.

Page Count: 
60
Issue Number: 
34
Issue Period: 
Winter 2021
Authors: 
Justin Spicer, Bayard Catron, Dann Albright, Kevin Hadley, Jesse Tannous, Naomi Laeuchli, Stephen Conway
Andrew Holt
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I've only been part of a Holi celebration once.  Would love to see the full experience in India someday...

Krista
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Holi looks awesome!

Losh
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This looks great.

Cynthia Black
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My daughter (7) and I were recently learning about Holi. I think it is wonderful that you can have a game that is educational and fun!
Chuck Reed
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Love the magazin, will be supporting as long as you all print it! 

 

Thanks again for the chance at  a contest! 

 

 

Rob F.
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Looks like another great issue.  Definitely interested in the reviews of The Crew and Sonora.

Diane W.
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I love the insider- I’m always looking for new games and your information is spot on!

Kelly VanAuken
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I like the magazines layout.  

Rhonda Rettig
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Loving the content!

Jacob Buttz
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Thanks for another great read!

nlisson
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I love the cover.

Chuck Staples
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Can't wait to try the new print-and-play.

Rover-Michael C...
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the quick reviews looks like good articles to read

Josh Christian
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The cover game, Holi, looks amazing!
Milly Voskanyan
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Sounds great!

Clint
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How color-blind friendly is Holi? It looks pretty but I'm always hesistant with games heavy on color to try them out as someone who has some red-green colorblindness.

Jason Cox
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This cover is beautiful! Great issue.

Bill Wolfe
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Defintiely would like to try Holi

Bryan Pagni
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I kinda want to chek out Holi and Break the code now.

Brian K
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Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. And I really can't recommend the printed version of this magazine enough to boardgame fans.

O~siris88
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Love the mag.

John B
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Keep up the interesting articles. 

Diane Sabatini
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The games sound great and the colors are amazing in this.  My son loves it.

Carla Lobosco
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Thank you for doing this

Kathy Cozzarelli
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I love the cover.  I can't wait to read how the festival was turned into a game.

Greg L
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I have been reading from the initial issue. great content

Whiskers
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Love the articles.  Keep up the great work.

Paul Sponaugle
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This issue looks superb.

Jeffrey Young
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Got my print copy today. So much great information. Thanks for the giveaway. 

Anita C.
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Thanks for the review on Last Second Quest

Rhonda Martin
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Lots of great information on new and old games. I like that they offer it in print.

Bennet Rosenthal
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Came for the contest. Stayed for the 'zine!

John Dickson
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Love this.

JamesL
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"Licesned Board games that are not just cash grabs":  I like this article.

Erik I
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These magazines are always full of great articles and awesome games. This issue is no exception. Kevin Hadley's article on solo gaming is so representative of the community during a time of quarantines.

Thanay Binford
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Holi looks fun

Kevin P. Greaves
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A great magazine for all things gaming.
Lee Altpeter
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Holi is a great game.

Steve Grant
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I am guessing that there is also an online version.  I don't really read print magazines all that much anymore.

Pete Donegan
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I'm curious about your article about games to avoid for Valentine's day. I've seen a number of games start fights between couples, I'd like to know the worst culprits.
McKnight
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I love reading reviews before purchasing a game and seeing what;s popular. i've learned never to judge a game by it's cover or name.

Rajee Pandi
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Love this game

Jencat
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Holi looks cool! I'll have to check that one out.

DreamWasTaken
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im indien so i celibrate its rlly cool ghjhghghg