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We often see casual games being drowned out by RPGs, miniatures, and heavier games on crowdfunding websites like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo. That's where we come in! Here is an overview of some of the best casual game concepts being crowdfunded this month.

Family Vacation (Jolly Roger Games)Family Vacation is a lightly strategic, casual board game. Have the most fun on your family vacation and you win! To do so, you’ll have to plan your route and choose the best sites to see. This looks like a fun game that offers more choices and strategies than the title and cover art initially suggest. If you’re looking for family fun, check this one out.

Walk the Plank (Mayday Games)Walk the Plank is making a big splash! This pirate card game that is the prequel to the hit game, Get Bit! The game is for 3-5 players and takes about 20 minutes. Here’s the gist: choose 3 of your 10 actions cards and resolve them, laugh your head off, and try not to go overboard. It looks like a great, quick game for any group.

Tremblex (Jacom Kim)Tremblex is a new angle to a classic party game mechanic – stack up your pieces as high as possible without being the player to knock over the tower. What’s the twist here? The tower is built of varying shaped pieces on a see-saw board that trembles and shakes as it is nudged and pushed off balance by the tower. The Kickstarter campaign is to bring the game to the U.S. The international version, Shake Shake Tower, sold out at GENCON in 2009.

Deadwood Studios (Cheapass Games)Deadwood Studios is a unique game of movie making. Each player takes on acting roles for a cowboy movie. Use dice to see how good your acting skills are. Gather money, fame, and status points to win the game. Be the star of the movie – no acting required!

Emperor's New Clothes (Hoke's Games)Emperor’s New Clothes, for 2-8 players, is the newest game from Game Salute, designed by Hoke's Games. The game is all about taking on secret roles and trying to gather specific resources without your role being discovered. Can you pull off the greatest scam of all time, or will you get taken in by the hoax?