Saturday, July 11, 2015

Featured Kickstarter: Casual Game Insider Magazine

Casual Game Insider (Quarterly Published Board Game Magazine)

What is a "Casual Game?"
Taught in less than 10 minutes
Played in less than 1 hour
Light strategy
Enjoyed by all ages

Casual Game Insider magazine is fantastic game magazine that puts a focus on "casual games." They provide news, reviews, and great articles ranging from game mechanics, to board gaming conventions, to spotlighting game publishers/designers, and more. Casual Game Insider is the best gaming magazine available in my opinion. I hope that they can continue to expand - it would be great to get this monthly! Such a well done publication and a very enjoyable read. Right now you can actually download a pdf of the summer issue for FREE (see link below). There is also a link provided to view the issue in an online reader. Please enjoy! And don't forget to check out the Kickstarter page and their website (links above). If you like games or want to learn more, this magazine is for you and that is How Lou Sees It!

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

New York 1901 - Building Skyscrapers - Ticket to Blokus

Designed by Chenier La Salle
Published by Blue Orange Games
2 - 4 Players
30 - 60 Minutes
Tile Placement, End-Game Goals
(8/10 Stars)

I was lucky enough to receive an advanced copy of New York 1901 by Blue Orange Games in exchange for an honest review of the game. The short version; this game is fantastic! If you are looking for a family friendly light-medium strategy game, look no further. New York 1901 provides some similar mechanics as Ticket to Ride mashed up with Blokus to create something that feels fresh and well built. The production quality of the game is really great, from cards, to the board, the rulebook, the building tiles, score markers, to the amazing artwork. The gameplay is simple and yet provides the players with strategic choices. The game can be cutthroat or can range to pretty calm - in either case, I think you will have a great time and that is How Lou Sees It! (Check out some pictures and detailed video review below! And if you like what you see, be sure to like the video and follow my blog or follow me on YouTube or Twitter (@LandonSquire))