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Casual Games

Our crowdfunding roundup for July includes several great-looking titles (and a bit of shameless self-promotion). Oddly enough, there are no multi-million-dollar miniatures projects going on that we know of, meaning there's plenty of Kickstarter love for the more casual fare this month.

We're always on the lookout for great casual games, wherever we can find them. In May, the Parents' Choice Foundation announced their newest line-up of games receiving the award. Award levels include Gold, Silver, Recommended, Approved, and FunStuff. While the awards are primarily intended to help parents make informed decisions on the products they buy for their children, many of the games they select may be a good choice for casual gamers, as well. Here is a list of the games that caught our attention (click here for the complete list).

Here is a list of the best casual games being crowdfunded for the month of June, 2013.

It's been a long time coming, but in an effort to highlight our favorite casual games, we have now created a Recommended Games section. The list of games echoes those that are featured in each issue of Casual Game Insider, but also includes the ability to filter by game type, publisher, publication year, and MSRP, as well as sort by several options. Each game listing also includes an image, description, and basic information about the game.

Gold Mine is the tile-laying game that started it all for Stratus Games (and, by extension, Casual Game Revolution). In Gold Mine, players take on the role of miners excavating a maze of mine tunnels and secret passages in search of gold nuggets. 

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.

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