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:

Hearts of darkness – review of Black Spy

by 6 months 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 6 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 9 months 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 10 months 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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