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Looking for a new board game to add to your games cupboard? The world of board games can be quite intimidating to those that only like to play the occasional board game; textbook sized rulebooks and intricate gameplay can be a real turn off for those just in it for a quick game of fun.

Casual Games for Casual Gamers is here to help you find that perfect game for your next games night!

CGFCG: King of Tokyo

Justin Hallam-Stephens

When I was a little kid I consumed movies and shows about giant monsters and creatures destroying/defending big metropolis cities. Shows like The Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, Transformers and most specifically the Daikaiju movie series of Godzilla and Gamera. Watching these giant beasts absolutely demolish cities, my favourite moments were mostly when these giant monsters were fighting other giant monsters in this epic territorial battle.

Often I would have fantasies of all of these giant monsters all together in the one city – as their own boxing ring – to duke it out, Monsto e Monsto, and to find out once and for all, who the strongest and best of all of them was. But no movie I have ever seen has done this, so I guess I may never know.

That is until I played King of Tokyo.

CGFCG: Dixit

Aaron O'Hara

Sometimes you just want to play a game that’s nice. Something where extra monsters don’t spawn at the most tense moment, your luck doesn’t depend…

CGFCG: Tsuro & Tsuro of the Seas

Justin Hallam-Stephens

Tsuro: The game of the Path

Tsuro of the Seas

When I talk about playing a ‘casual game’ I like to think of it as something I can set-up and play within an hour, no hassling around with components or waiting forever for someone to decide what to do on their turn. A casual game is something I could literally play on my lunch break at work… If I had other people to play with and no lunch to eat, of course.

Tsuro: The game of the Path and Tsuro of the Seas are two of these casual games.