Erik Arneson

Erik Arneson wrote nearly 200 articles about board games over 15 years contributing for The Spruce Crafts. 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. 

Highlights

  • Writing gaming content since 1999
  • Has published hundreds of articles about board games and card games
  • Former vice president and president of the Strategy Gaming Society, international board game organization

 

Experience

Erik Arneson is a former writer for The Spruce, who wrote nearly 200 articles about board games over 15 years contributing to the site. He 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.

Erik 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.

Education

Erik received a bachelor's degree from Temple University in radio, television, and film. 

Publications

Erik published the book "17 Games You Can Play Right Now!" in 2018. It provides ideas and tips for playing games when you have nothing but a pencil and paper. He has also published several other novels.

Expertise: Board games
Education: Temple University
Location: Harrisburg, PA

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