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Author - Elijah Longwell

Recruiter by day, board game enthusiast by night. Despite controversy, I’m a firm believer that collecting can be just as fun as playing games.

My favorite aspect of the board gaming hobby is its ability to bring people together in a meaningful way. I’m passionate about fostering community and building authentic relationships, therefore I love planning and hosting game nights with both friends and strangers. Amongst all my travels I have found that board games have the ability to even bridge language barriers to bring people together and it’s that magic feeling that keeps bringing me back.

I’m also pretty geeky about these crazy games we love so much! Among my favorites are Terra Mystica, Carcassonne, and Suburbia. I tend to prefer medium to heavy weight Euro games, but I’m always down for something light and fun as well. When I’m not playing with hefty wooden components, you can find me acting a fool over a game of Monikers or severely questioning my memory during a frantic game of Anomia. I will never turn down a game of Crokinole(despite my lack of skill) and am a sucker for extremely silly games like Loupin’ Louie or Bling Bling Gemstone.

Outside of the board game world, I am an avid video gamer, disc golfer, videographer, and traveler. I’m a proud MTSU alumnus with a major in Communication Studies and minor in Organizational Communication. Currently, I’m based out of Nashville, TN but have lived everywhere from Santa Cruz, CA to Beijing, China.

You can contact me on Twitter at @elilong or via email at elijah@meeplemountain.com. You can also check out my videos at youtube.com/c/elijahlongwell.

Recent Articles & Reviews by Elijah Longwell

Join us for Nashville Tabletop Day 2017 on April 29th!

We’ve just announced our biggest event yet! On April 29th we’ll be partnering with the [Nashville Public Library]() and [Geek & Sundry]() for [International TableTop Day]()! Get your FREE Nashville Tabletop Day ticket! Last year we maxed out our event space with over 160 people, so this year we’ve upped the ante and have...

Best Board Game Gifts of 2016

Time to start shopping for holiday gifts! Whether you are a gamer hoping to bring someone else into the hobby, a parent looking to get the family around the table, or just someone looking for a unique gift, we’ve got you covered!

Top 6 Big Group Games for the Holidays

The holidays are filled with a never ending stream of errands, parties, and people. If you're a gamer, then you might be hoping that this holiday season is filled with games as well. Our list of Top 6 Big Group Games for the Holidays might give you some new ideas or help you reconnect with some old favorites!