Dan Edelen

PROFILE:

Freelance writer, editor, marketer, and more. Enjoy birding, geocaching, reading, drumming, and of course, board gaming. Been playing board games since the 1960s. Have owned all the classics--Dark Tower, Bermuda Triangle, PanzerBlitz, Fireball Island, Magic Realm, and more. Got into RPGs with D&D and AD&D back in the late 1970s. Today, I'm primarily a Eurogamer, and I play a little Pathfinder. Favorite games include: Tzolkin: The Mayan Calendar, Airlines Europe, 7 Wonders, Power Grid, Lords of Waterdeep, Seasons, Puerto Rico, and Hanabi.

Posts by Dan Edelen:

Play This, Not That! – A Dozen Better Board Games

by 12 months ago

Eat This, Not That! is one of the bestselling books of the last decade. In its pages, you learn how to eat better. Now before you panic, Gaming Trend is …

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Life and Death at the Top of the World – Review of Expedition: Northwest Passage

by 12 months ago

The HMS Terror. A frightening name--and a premonition. Along with the HMS Erebus, these mid-19th century science ships vanished in the Arctic with expedition commander Sir John Franklin and their …

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Light up the night! – Review of Hanabi

by 1 year ago

Set the rocket. Light it. Then step back and watch the fireworks emblazon the night. In board and card game design, no designer burns brighter than Antoine Bauza. With award-winning …

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The Golden Spike of deckbuilding and railroad games – review of Trains

by 1 year ago

At a friendly, local, game store outside Osaka, Japan, board game night had one rule: First game fully set up on the big table got played. Hisashi swore his Dominion—every …

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Hearts of darkness – review of Black Spy

by 1 year ago

How much do you enjoy playing the card game Hearts? If the answer is “I’d rather chew off my own leg than play a round,” then save yourself a potential …

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Brain Burn in Wonderland – Review of Parade

by 1 year ago

Alice and her friends in Wonderland are starting a parade. Huzzah! Something so simple, so fun, so light and airy! And as a game? A brain-burning killfest. Well, maybe not …

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ROFLMAO–But With 80% Less MAO – Review of ROFL!

by 1 year ago

As the historic Civil War battle of Gettysburg reaches its 150th anniversary in 2013, it is important to remember the stirring words spoken by President Lincoln at that field of …

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A Mob Hit Gone Wrong – Review of Nothing Personal

by 1 year ago

"I need youse guyz to take a couple heaters, roust up Vinnie the Mole, and go make sure Arnie Leibowitz suffers a fatal case o' lead poisoning. And I need …

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Q & A with Board Game Designer Phil duBarry

by 1 year ago

In 2009, Phil duBarry exploded on the board gaming scene through money, blackmail, and violence—in a game, Revolution!, a hit for Steve Jackson Games. He also enjoyed early Kickstarter success …

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700 Wives, 300 Concubines, and One Game–A Review of Kingdom of Solomon

by 1 year ago

    He was acclaimed the wisest man who ever walked the planet. He built the massive temple in Jerusalem. He also had 700 wives and 300 concubines. King Solomon was a …

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    Are Digital Board Games Better?

    by 1 year ago

    Ask most people if they want to play a board game, and few would expect to be handed an iPad. Yet the convergence of traditional “analog” board games and their …

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    Spiel des Jahres Winners Announced

    by 1 year ago

    Grammy. Emmy. Tony. Oscar. Spiel des Jahres? Considered the Oscar of the board game industry, the Spiel des Jahres is handed out yearly by a jury of experts in Germany. …

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