CGI#40: CGI 10th Anniversary, Cat in the Box, Vintage Games, and AEG | Casual Game Revolution

CGI#40: CGI 10th Anniversary, Cat in the Box, Vintage Games, and AEG

10th Anniversary Issue!

Cat in the Box: Deluxe Edition is a sneaky, cat-filled trick-taking game by Bezier Games based on the Schrödinger’s Cat thought experiment.

Plus: a retrospective on the first decade of Casual Game Insider, vintage games that are still fun for the contemporary gamer, making the transition from video games to board games, a strategic path to victory in Camel Up, the evolution of Alderac Entertainment Group (AEG) from magazine publisher to board game superstar, and a FREE print-and-play game: Lantern by Diego DiMaggio. Our readers also discuss their favorite games that most people have never heard of.

This issue also features reviews of Summer CampPoetry for NeanderthalsBellum MagicaThe Cube: Area 51BequestAllegoryA Little Wordy, and a special review of Hide 'n Cheek by Major Fun.

Page Count: 
72
Issue Number: 
40
Issue Period: 
Summer 2022
Authors: 
Chris James, Andrew Brassleay, Bayard Catron, Pete Mesling, Justin Spicer, Naomi Laeuchli, Stephen Conway
Kevin Voytecki
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I am interested. 

Andy Harrison
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I'm looking forward to reading about all things meeple! I like how the magazine isn't just a bunch of reviews; you have all sorts of articles covering a bunch of topics. 

Michael Morgan
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Looks like a good publication. Interested in subscribing!

NatureLuvr
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Keep up the great work!

Jonathan Nelson
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Looks Cool!

Martin Gehrke
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nice

Thanay Binford
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looks interesting

Rob F.
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Looks like another great issue.

Howard Ratner
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Looks amazing!

Zachary Hicks
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Here's to another 10 years!
Mitchell Dane
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Looks great

Ruth D
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Great issue

Chuck Staples
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I'm down for at least 3 out of these 4, good choices.

Arnie-Wan Kenobi
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Every time I look at this page, I remind myself I need to subscribe to the print edition. Thank you again for the reminder. Ten years! Congrats to the team at CGI! 

LadyJayne
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I enjoy reading the digital version of this magazine. I love the game previews and articles about specific games. These reviews help me decide if a game is one I'd like to play. Thank you!

jtb
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Cat in the Box looks like a really neat take on trick taking. Would love to try that one out in the future.

Kris Kaminski
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Info is allways great, keep it coming!

Dave R
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CGI looks like a top-notch magazine! There is so much going on in our hobby, it is nice to break away from YouTube and Podcasts, sit back, and enjoy a good read about the games we love and all that happens around them.  

Kevin P. Greaves
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This is a great and informative magazine if you care about board games at all.
JG
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How about a giveaway where the prize is a subscription?

Nathan Ware
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Vintage games?! Whoop for nostalgia :P

Mikhail Rapoport
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Somewhat excited and intrigued.

Guest
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Was looking for a way to stay in touch with new games.

Brian K
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I loved the look back at favorite articles, just wished the reproductions were large enough to read!

Dan Mathews
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Always excited for a new issue

LINDA BASS
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CONGRATS ON 10 YEARS!!

Kelly VanAuken
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 Great layout.

 

JamesL
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Very good variety of topics!

kyle cantrell
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very cool

Richard Hicks
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This looks like a fun game to play!

Michael Nguyen
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This issue looks interesting. I look forward to reading it when I have a moment.

Julia Thomsen
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I have enjoyed getting your eMagazine 

Christian Thomsen
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Looks intriguing 

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Member Since: 07/17/2022

This seems like the perfect first issue for me to jump into a subscription

Ron
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Looks fun!

But what will my cat think?

John G.
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Liked and shared.  Thanks for the chance.

April Jones
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Love the look of this one! 

One of my favorite publications!

Jonathan Bohlmann
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Interesting Games.

Mike C
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Awesome!

Mike McOmber
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Thanks for the great contests!

Marcelline
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That vintage games section title "(un)reliable memories" makes me think of how my favorite board games are ones I played as a kid that no one else likes

E Gustwick
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Delightful! I look forward to reading this magazine.

greeninkpenguin
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I love playing light and mid-weight games especially after a day of work to revitalize my brain. This publication is very interesting and covers different topics other than your average review, so thank you for your work!
Rick LaPorte
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Thanks for being great game geeks! Speaking of vintage games, I hope you will eventually cover the proposed return of Heroscape [is that old enough to be vintage?]. That's my favorite game, but the announcement that the figures will be unpainted is very upsetting to me. I would love some new Heroscape, but I have no interest and will not buy any sets with unpainted figures. I'm a gamer, not a painter. I have no interest in painting and definitely can't afford to pay others to do it. Unpainted figs next to the classic painted figs would ruin the aesthetic of the game, and is just a dealbreaker for me. I'm wondering what other people think.

Teldira
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Any issue witha  cat on the cover has to be good :)

ThePreoccupiedSensei
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Great info, always presented so well... thanks!

Grimtooth
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Not sure how I missed Cat in the Box before—I'll add it to my "Want to Play" list on Boardgamegeek.com.