Out of the Box

The Fall 2014 issue of Casual Game Insider is now in stock and available for sale! This is also our first issue to debut at many Barnes & Noble locations across America.

Join the hunt for evil creatures in Flying Frog's new deck-building card game, Dark Gothic. Plus: a behind-the-scenes look at Geek & Sundry's hit video series TableTop, 12 rogue gaming behaviors to avoid, a look back at how Apples to Apples came to be, protecting your game from intellectual property disputes, and reviews of many great games, including Spiel des Jahres winner Camel Up.

Ever wondered where those crazy infomercials got their bright ideas?

I am Jonathan Albin, the Game Market Guru, and this is the first installment of "The Closet Report," my in-depth and detailed analysis of tabletop games of every stripe. The Closet Report captures and outlines the merits, values, and details about these games in terms that a casual player or a die-hard veteran will appreciate, providing not only the "straight skinny" on the product in terms of the big 3 (Class, Character, and Creativity) but also in terms of Materials, Marketing, and Mechanics, as well as identifying areas of imagination, innovation, and ingenuity.