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Casual Game Insider

Casual Game Insider is a quarterly print and digital resource for hardcore and casual fans of tabletop games, as well as game developers.
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Frenzy from Marx (1974)

Released in 1974 by Marx, Frenzy has all the attributes worthy of its name. Patience, a steady hand, and fast reflexes are paramount to success.
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The Friday Five: Kim Smith – Learning Beautiful

Kim Smith is an advocate for teaching computational literacy to children. An artist and designer by trade, Smith spent time at MIT's Media Lab collaborating with computer scientists to create wooden toys that tap into children's natural curiosity and pave the way for learning the basic concepts of computer science. Her time at MIT led to her co-found Learning Beautiful, a company created to further her research and bring her analog toys to market. Here, she elaborates on why computational literacy is important for everyone, including children.
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Jenga Ocean from Bureo

Each copy of Jenga Ocean is fabricated from over 25 square feet of discarded netting, allowing gamers to hone their block-stacking strategies while doing good for ocean animals.
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