Do you know where the casual games phenomenon has come from? Does it seem a little like it's arrived out of nowhere?
MCV's sister site Casualgaming.biz has handily published a full history of the genre – all the way back to 2200 BC – when the ancient Chinese Emperor Tang Yao created a board game called Go… to keep his dim-witted son quiet.
Elsewhere on the site for you casual games newbies, there's an introduction to the whole idea of casual games... Casual Games 101.
There's also a full glossary of confusing casual games terminology – essential reading to help you show off your ‘expert knowledge' of this fast-growing sector in the Board room.