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Ah, football — the hard-hitting, adrenaline-pumping, injury-inducing American sport. Some of the biggest rivalries have been fought out on the football field. But what if the game were instead a board game played out on your table? Would the competition be just as fierce? CSE Games, the publisher of Hand-Off The Card Football Board Game, certainly thinks so, and we recently were given the opportunity to try it out.

If you're into playing card games, then you'd better watch out: witches and magicians are about to infiltrate your deck. HeartSwitch, by U.S. Games Systems, is a twist on the classic game of Hearts that adds additional bonuses and penalties, as well as some new strategies, to spice up the game.

TMG’s Kickstarter smash-hit dice game, Dungeon Roll, is fun for the whole family. Plus: 3 design tips to keep your strategy game casual, a free card game by casual game designer Daniel Solis, the threats that video game resellers are facing and how board games can help prevent the impending doom, a side-by-side comparison of online boardgaming platforms, an inside look at The Game Crafter and the impact of print-on-demand publishing on the industry, and a look back at the first year of Casual Game Insider.

A review of Fairy Land by ElfinWerks. Fairy Land is a strategic casual card game for 2-4 players and takes approximately 30-45 minutes to play.

Len Yates, owner of Yates Games and designer of DeDeuce, describes his first attempt at funding a casual game on Kickstarter. After facing failure and learning from his experience, he is ready to regroup and give it another shot.

How much fun can be had with a small deck of 52 cards? Quite a bit. Standard playing cards have been around for many centuries and continue to be one of the most widely-used game components, perhaps due to the vast number of different games in existence that use them. But what about a custom deck of cards designed for a single game?

It's time for a double-feature! We recently had the chance to evaluate Slapshot by Columbia Games. Find out if we liked it and enter to win a brand new copy to try out for yourself!

Stronghold Games releases a new line of casual card games - is this a new direction for them? Plus: details about the Casual Game Revolution, 7 tips for learning and teaching a game more effectively, what "casual" means to game elitists and newbies, and how casual games were perfect for an international student event.

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