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What do medieval kingdoms do best? Why, acquire treasure, of course! But if you really want to make sure you have more treasure than the neighboring kingdoms, you might as well steal theirs.

Alright, folks...we've scoured the crowdfunding web and selected several of the most notable casual games. There's quite a bit of variety this month, so enjoy!

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.

In our house there really doesn’t need to be a reason for a new game, however it is almost a guarantee that there will be one for every holiday, and Easter was no exception.  The game: Deadwood, designed by Loic Lamy and published by Fantasy Flight Games. A fairly simple game in which, depending on where you place your cowboys, you gain wanted posters, add buildings and railroads, make a little money, and you may even find yourself in a duel.

We're seeing some common themes in casual game crowdfunding this month: two dungeon crawls, two mafia-style games, and a few others. Overall, there are some great choices that seem to be worth a look. Without further ado, here are our top picks for April.

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.

Who knew buying and selling real estate could be so much fun? In For Sale by Gryphon Games, there are no banks, realtors, title companies, or legalese required, just a very simple and fun casual gaming experience. Players bid on different properties ranging from a cardboard box to a space station, then turn around and sell them for (hopefully) more money.

How about a double-feature? Learn about Tokaido, an elegant game by Fun Forge and Passport Game Studios, and enter to win a brand new copy to try out for yourself.

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.

Prepare for the race of a lifetime! Learn all about Gryphon Games’ Salmon Run. Plus: common beginners' mistakes when playing Hive, who "gamer girls" really are, and the links between favorite literary genres and game mechanics.

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