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Have you ever noticed that easy tasks can become very difficult when you're under pressure? Anomia is a game that drives this pesky truth home, as it pits players against each other to come up with words in a particular category as quickly as possible. It is a card/party game we recently had the opportunity to play that left us, somewhat literally, speechless.

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Asmodee announces the release date for Cappuccino, Z-Man Games releases new Pandemic scenario and iSlaytheDragon interviews Adam McIver.

Z-Man Games releases new games just in time for Christmas, Casual Game Insider is reviewed by Today in Board Games, and several new games are looked at.

The inhabitants of the villages surrounding a dormant volcano were happily living in peace until — KABOOM! — the old volcano sprung back to life, unleashing rivers of molten lava in every direction and blasting volcanic rock into the sky.

Here is a list of our favorite crowdfunding projects for December 2013. This month, we're seeing evidence of the growing trend of microgames, a subset of casual games that are intended to be as portable as possible while still maintaining fun and challenging gameplay. There are also several other casual games of a wide variety of themes that seem to be worth checking out.

Stronghold Games is having a December sale, Smash Monster Rampage is available for pre-order, and new "best board game" lists have been released by multiple sources.

Everyone loves ice cream cones, but are 1 or 2 scoops really enough ice cream to satisfy a craving? How about 10 scoops? ConeZILLA by FoxMind is a simple memory game for 2 to 4 players, ages 6 and up, in which players try to be the first to create a gargantuan 10-scoop cone.

There is a huge treasure buried somewhere in the desert sand and you are an archeologist trying to hone in on its exact location. You'll find smaller treasures along the way that will aid you in your journey, and magical eye stones will give you a glimpse into the hidden treasure's location. The combined vision of all 4 eye stones will tell you exactly where it is—then you'll have to race to dig up the treasure before the other archeologists to claim it as your own!

Our Big Box O' Games Giveaway is back with the best in sports games! Sit back and enjoy watching your favorite sports during the holidays, then keep the competition going with your friends and family around the table with these fun games.

The holidays are upon us, which is great news for casual gamers! The many opportunities to gather with friends and family are perfect for playing and sharing great casual board and card games. We hope you will join us to make gaming a part of your gatherings this year!

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