Erik Arneson

  • Has published hundreds of articles about board games and card games since 1999
  • Author of "17 Games You Can Play Right Now!"
  • Former vice-president and president of the Strategy Gaming Society, international board game organization



Erik Arneson is a former writer for The Spruce, who wrote nearly 200 articles about boardgames over 15 years contributing to the site. Arneson is also a former newspaper reporter who has written about games for numerous publications, including Knucklebones and Counter. He 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 game 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.

Arneson grew up playing American classics like Clue, Monopoly, and Diplomacy. As an adult, he enjoys 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. 

Awards and Publications

About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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