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Personalize and print your own Custom Loonacy game with the help of Looney Labs and The Game Crafter. Plus: game designers' pet peeves, Essen SPIEL 2019, the history of dice and meeples, gaming at every age, and Pandasaurus Games' rise to fame.

Chronicles of Crime delivers a unique cooperative game of crime investigation. Plus: the rise of roll and write games, the emotional connections of board gaming, Essen SPIEL 2018 highlights, and how Keymaster Games has unlocked the potential of gateway games.

Gamelyn Games' Heroes of Land, Air & Sea is an adventure of epic proportions. Plus: tips for gaming as a couple, our coverage of SPIEL 2016, an analysis of tabletop trends on Kickstarter, 10 steps to bring your game to market (part 2), and Grandpa Beck's journey from airline pilot to game publisher.

Crack jokes, throw punches, and spend your last gold piece on the fine brews of The Red Dragon Inn by SlugFest Games. Plus: exploring the perspectives of world-famous game designers, lessons learned while raising children as gamers, Essen Spiel 2015 recap, busting common board gaming myths, and an in-depth look at U.S. Games Systems.

The Winter 2015 issue of Casual Game Insider is now in stock and available for sale! Print and digital versions are available.

Learn about Wiggity Bang's new devious little word game, Alpha Bandits. Plus: highlights from Essen 2014, why board gaming makes financial sense, how to avoid headaches when teaching game rules, how the Unpub network is helping designers create better games, and the history behind industry veteran Looney Labs.

Join with other superheroes to fight evil in Guardians' Chronicles, IELLO's new semi-cooperative board game. Plus: game conventions for the casual gamer, the explosion of microgames, the modern games that have replaced childhood classics, and Seth and Paula Hiatt of Mayday Games share their adventures in game publishing and relocation to China.

IELLO introduces Heroes of Normandie, a fast-paced WW2 strategy wargame inspired by Hollywood war movies. Plus: how Monopoly can help grow casual gaming, 10 tips for teaching younger gamers more complex games, a recap of the best new casual games at the Essen Spiel 2013 fair, and Michael Mindes of Tasty Minstrel Games (TMG) shares his success story.