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An awesome tabletop gaming magazine that reaches 2,100 game stores and now mainstream newsstands, thanks to you!
An awesome tabletop gaming magazine that reaches 2,100 game stores and now mainstream newsstands, thanks to you!
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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.

We have been accepted by a major magazine distributor who serves mainstream newsstands all over North America, at stores like Barnes & Noble and Hastings.

Expanding onto major newsstands is a huge undertaking with a lot of risk, and we need your help to produce larger print runs than ever. Rewards for your pledge include print and digital subscriptions, reseller bundles, and sponsorship packages. Pledge now to download a FREE PDF of the latest issue immediately!

Board games are making a comeback! Casual Game Insider (or CGI) is a quarterly magazine that covers news, reviews, and interesting articles about casual board, card, dice, and party games. These games are relatively easy to learn and play, but offer a fun and engaging experience for nearly all ages and backgrounds.

Casual Game Insider has been made possible by these great companies, and more. Do you recognize any?

Below are a few of the many testimonials we have received recently.

"Love what you folks are doing" - John Kovalic (Out of the Box Publishing, Dork Tower, Munchkin)

"Casual Game Insider is fun, engaging, light reading for pretty much any kind of game nerd...a well-designed, well-written magazine for games." - Matt Drake, Drake's Flames (Read the review)

"Love the magazine. Can't put it down. Looking forward to all of your success." - Subscriber

"Great magazine! I appreciate the efforts being made for gamers who prefer games that last less than 90 minutes but are not so simple as to be only 'family games'. Keep up the good work!" - Subscriber

"You guys have accomplished something great for the gaming community" - Jeffrey Hsu (Publisher)

"This is a top notch publication!" - Lamp Light Games (Sponsor)

"Love seeing the progress in quality and distribution over the past 2 years. Keep up the good work" - Wiggity Bang Games (Sponsor)

"Casual Game Insider is one party I am glad I was not late to. Paper or PDF? Full of insights, great reviews, and reading is good for my brain." - Subscriber

"There are a ton of hardcore gaming sites, but few for those who want to engage in a lighter way...keep up the good work!" - Charlie Chung (Publisher)

Get more eyes on your products! Save a bundle by backing our Kickstarter project. Choose one of our 3 sponsor levels or customize your own package. See our media kit for more information on all that we offer. Limited ads will be reserved on a first come, first served basis (according to the time a pledge is made). Contact us at info@CasualGameRevolution.com for additional questions.

Risks and challenges

After two full years of production and fulfilling backer rewards, we are confident in our ability to deliver on our commitments. The biggest risks for our third year involve our new distribution channels that will require much larger print runs than previous years. Should any problems arise that force us to scale back, we will do our very best to ensure that all of our backers are treated fairly.

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    THANK YOU! Every pledge helps. See Update #1 for a PDF of the current issue of Casual Game Insider. Add $20 to also receive a PDF of the first 7 back issues.

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    1-YEAR SUBSCRIPTION (PDF) – Receive a PDF of the next 4 issues of Casual Game Insider, starting with the Fall 2014 issue. See Update #1 for a free PDF of our current issue. Add $20 to also receive a PDF of the first 7 back issues.

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    1 YEAR SUBSCRIPTION (PRINT & PDF) – Receive a physical copy and a PDF of the next 4 issues of Casual Game Insider, starting with the Fall 2014 issue. See Update #1 for a free PDF of our current issue. Add $20 to also receive a PDF of the first 7 back issues.

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    À LA CARTE SPONSOR LEVEL – Add up all of the "À La Carte" options you would like from the "Sponsor Levels" section and pledge the total amount here. Includes a free copy of the next 4 issues.

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    RETAILER BUNDLE – Receive 10 copies of each of the next 4 issues of Casual Game Insider for resale in your store, starting with the Fall 2014 issue (50% off of the $6.99 MSRP). Includes a free PDF of the next 4 issues.

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    BASIC SPONSOR LEVEL (Save $100!) – 1-year sponsor listing (includes logo, company bio, URL, and QR code). Includes a free copy of the next 4 issues.

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    QUARTER PAGE SPONSOR LEVEL (Save $400!) – 4 quarter page ads. Add $400 for a 1-year sponsor listing (includes logo, company bio, URL, and QR code). Includes a free copy of the next 4 issues.

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    HALF PAGE SPONSOR LEVEL (Save $400!) – 4 half page ads. Add $400 for a 1-year sponsor listing (includes logo, company bio, URL, and QR code). Includes a free copy of the next 4 issues.

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    FULL PAGE SPONSOR LEVEL (Save $500!) – 4 full page ads. To add a 1-year sponsor listing, choose the Bronze level instead. Includes a free copy of the next 4 issues.

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    BRONZE SPONSOR LEVEL (Save $600!) – 4 full page ads and a sponsor listing for 1 year (includes logo, company bio, URL, and QR code). Includes a free copy of the next 4 issues.

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    SILVER SPONSOR LEVEL (Save $800!) – 4 inside cover ads (2 front and 2 back) and a sponsor listing for 1 year (includes logo, company bio, URL, and QR code). Includes a free copy of the next 4 issues.

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    GOLD SPONSOR LEVEL – Best value! 1 front cover ad + cover story, 1 back cover ad, 2 full page ads, and a sponsor listing for 1 year (includes logo, company bio, URL, and QR code). Includes 10 free copies of your cover issue, plus a free copy of the other 3 issues.

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