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Casual Game Insider has released issue #9 of their magazine for your reading pleasure.

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In this issue:

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.


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Casual Game Insider has launched a Kickstarter campaign in order to get the 3rd year of their magazine produced and out to you.

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From the campaign:

As we enter our 3rd year of production, please help us get onto major newsstands all over North America to promote tabletop gaming!

Because of you, we have had 2 successful years of Casual Game Insider. We reach 2,100 game stores, 1,000 subscribers, and several major digital platforms.
Now we have a huge opportunity to spread tabletop gaming far and wide.


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Casual Game Insider has made a deal to get onto newsstands near you in the near future.

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Form the announcement:

The Casual Game Revolution continues onward. We are proud to announce a new Casual Game Insider distribution deal with Ingram Periodicals, who serves over 6,000 newsstands across North America! Some of their key retailers include Barnes & Noble, Hastings, Jo-Ann, Lifeway, and REI.

What does this mean for Casual Game Insider? The same boardgaming magazine you know and love now has the potential to serve far more casual gamers than ever before. We are thrilled to reach outside of the usual gaming channels to get in front of a new demographic. It is an opportunity to grow casual gaming in a whole new way, which will be of great benefit to the board game industry at large.

Beginning with the Fall 2014 issue, you'll see a new barcode on the front cover of the magazine, which is required by retailers. We also expect our print volumes to increase dramatically — the exact circulation will be unknown until our first order is received. We will also continue to serve 2,100 game stores and our direct subscribers, as always.


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Casual Game Insider is now available in digital format to you tech-savvy people who use tablets and i-devices and so forth and so on.



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From the press release:

As of today, it is now available for download on Apple Newsstand, Amazon Appstore, and BlackBerry Newsstand marketplaces. Supported devices include iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire, BlackBerry smartphones, and Android devices (through the Amazon Appstore). Google Play support is also in the works, and PDF downloads are available on the Casual Game Revolution website.


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Casual Game Insider Magazine reached their funding goal in only 8 days on Kickstarter. So it's stretch goals for the next 20.



From the announcement:

After only 8 days on Kickstarter, we raised $15,000 to fund the production of 4 issues of Casual Game Insider magazine.
Now that our campaign is funded, we hope to achieve stretch goals that will allow us to include more content, expand our distribution to up to 3,000 game stores, and supplement our printed magazine with a rich mobile experience on iOS, Android, and Kindle devices.


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Casual Game Insider Magazine is looking to fund a second year of their magazine and have a Kickstarter campaign in order to do so (hopefully. They're more than halfway there, though).



From the campaign:

Casual Game Insider is the perfect resource to learn about great casual games, read up on interesting topics related to casual gaming, and share with your friends to get them interested in gaming!

CGI is published quarterly in print and digital formats and focuses on casual board and card games that are relatively easy to learn, quick to play, and fun for all ages. The first year of publication was funded here on Kickstarter, and we have had a very rewarding and successful year. In addition to our many direct subscribers, we now reach 2,000 game stores with the help of 3 major game distributors (ACD, GTS, and PHD). We also have the magazine available on the iPad through a 3rd party app (HP Magcloud).


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