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

2016 Holiday Board Game Gift Guide

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...

October 2016 Monthly Wrap Up

October 2016 Monthly Wrap Up

Reading Time: 6 minutes Elijah: Welcome! You’ve found your way to our new segment! Aren’t you excited! Andy: We haven’t told them what the segment is yet… Elijah: Well, I was getting there… Anyway, you’ve found...

Wordsy Review – Gil Hova

I tend to have a love/hate relationship with word games. I love them, yet I’m just not good at them. Read on to find out why I think Wordsy is so different compared to the “traditional” word games that we’ve grown up on!

Speechless Review – Mike Elliott

When you need a break from those long, deep games, there are so many simple and fun choices out there. So how does Speechless stack up in a sea of great party games? Read on to find out!