Author Archives: Erik Arneson

About Erik Arneson

Gov. Ed Rendell once called me brilliant. He didn't mean it. Fiction in Thuglit, Needle, Shotgun Honey, Out of the Gutter, and more. Temple Owl. Packers owner. Find me at and @erikarneson on Twitter.

Ticket to Ride: Pennsylvania – Game Review

Review by Erik Arneson Designer: Alan R. Moon Publisher: Days of Wonder Players: 2-5 (special rules for 2 players) Ages: 8+ Time: 30-60 minutes Times played: 3 Ticket to Ride: Pennsylvania gets smaller billing on the box cover (albeit with … Continue reading

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Review: 1st & Goal

Designer: Stephen Glenn Publisher: R&R Games Players: 2-4 (best with 2) Ages: 10 and up (publisher recommends 13 and up) Play Time: 60-90 minutes Review by Erik Arneson I’m a big fan of (American) football in general, and professional football … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews | 3 Comments Readers’ Choice Awards

In addition to being a periodic contributor to The Opinionated Gamers, I write about board games and card games for This is the second year I’m taking part in the Readers’ Choice Awards, which are designed to highlight … Continue reading

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