Erik Arneson has been writing about board and card games since 1999, for About.com and other publications. In addition to reading this web site, you can follow Erik on Twitter, become a fan of About.com Board/Card Games on Facebook, use About.com's RSS feeds in your RSS reader of choice, or sign up for his free email newsletter.
Erik is a former newspaper reporter who has written about games for numerous publications, including Knucklebones and Counter. Erik has been a featured speaker on the topic of board game publicity at the American International Toy Fair in New York City. He has also been quoted as a board games expert in print and web publications, as well as on radio talk shows. He is the former vice-president and president of an international board game organization, the Strategy Gaming Society.
From Erik Arneson:
I grew up playing American classics like Clue, Monopoly, and Diplomacy. Today, I enjoy a diverse range of games including strategy games like Ticket to Ride, Settlers of Catan, HeroScape and Ra, party games like Time's Up and Electronic Catchphrase, and classics like Risk and the card game Euchre. This site explores a wide variety of board games and card games.
- Top 10 Must-Have Games
If I could only have 10 games, I'd choose these.
- 5-Star Games
Games I've ranked a perfect 5 out of 5 stars.
- 4-Star Games
Games I've ranked an almost perfect 4 or 4.5 out of 5 stars.
- Top 50 Most Significant Games
My picks for the 50 most historically and culturally significant games published since 1800.