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Casual Game Insider

We are pleased to announce that the iPad version of Casual Game Insider is now available as an in-app purchase! Previously, the magazine was only available for purchase on the HP Magcloud website (our digital distribution partner). To view it on an iPad, additional steps were required to then download it to the device for reading. However, a recent update to the Magcloud app now allows users to purchase the publication from within the app using their iTunes account.

Casual Game Insider has reached a new milestone! We recently struck a deal with PHD, the third U.S. board game distributor to carry the magazine since its inaugural issue was released in October, 2012. PHD has warehouses in Florida, New Jersey, and Texas, all of which will be distributing the magazine to the active retailers in their area of distribution. These warehouses, in addition to five others from ACD and GTS Distribution, will allow the magazine to reach a new milestone of 2,000 retail stores. Click here to read the full press release.

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.

The Spring 2013 issue of Casual Game Insider is now in stock and available for sale!

In this issue, we take a look at Salmon Run by Gryphon Games, common beginners' mistakes when playing Hive, who "gamer girls" really are, and the links between favorite literary genres and game mechanics.

Board games have a higher learning curve than many other forms of entertainment. Here are some ideas to reduce the barriers for both the learner and the teacher. Originally published in the Fall 2012 issue of Casual Game Insider.

We are now calling for article submissions for the Summer 2013 issue of Casual Game Insider magazine. Whether you're a published author, prominent industry figure, or just passionate about casual games, we are interested in what you have to say.

Originally published in Casual Game Insider, this article gives the details about our history, our philosophies on gaming, the problems in the industry, and our proposed solutions.

The Winter 2013 issue of Casual Game Insider is now in stock and available for sale!

In this issue, we take a look at Kingdom Builder by Queen Games, tabletop funding on Kickstarter by game weight, the new hierarchy of gamers, helpful tips from a successful game retailer, and what the board game industry can learn from the casual video game movement.

We are now calling for article submissions for the Spring 2013 issue of Casual Game Insider magazine. Whether you're a published author, prominent industry figure, or just passionate about casual games, we are interested in what you have to say.

The Fall 2012 issue of Casual Game Insider is now officially released! We put a lot of effort into this inaugural issue, and we believe it has turned out very well. We hope that all of the casual gamers, game stores, publishers, and media who have received copies will find it to be everything they hoped for. Here are the final statistics on the readership of the first issue:

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