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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

Unearth

Unearth Review

Is Unearth as fun as it is beautiful? Watch our Unearth video review to find out!

Battle for Biternia Review – Chris Faulkenberry

With board games on the rise in popularity, is there a place for video games to cross over? Read our review of Battle for Biternia to find out how well a MOBA like League of Legends translates into the board game realm!

Codex Card-Time Strategy Review – David Sirlin

Are you a fan of Magic the Gathering, Hearthstone, or Dominion? Have you ever been curious about competitive card games, but found them to be too much of an investment of time and money? Read our review of Codex so see if it...

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...

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...