Recent Articles & Reviews by Justin Bell

I’m a husband and father of two young kids in Chicago, which we have called home for almost 10 years.  I’ve been gaming my whole life—I was big on Fortress America, Axis & Allies and Shogun growing up along with a D&D game called Mertwig’s Maze—and now I'm a part of multiple game groups in the city.  Some of my current favorite games include City of the Big Shoulders, Orleans, Luxor, Beyond the Sun, Arcadia Quest, Glen More II: Chronicles and On Mars.  Outside of gaming, I am a diversity, equity and inclusion trainer for an IT consulting company.  I love to travel, watch NBA games, go to concerts, sit at movie theaters (50-70 times a year), and eat out almost every day.  I frequently write restaurant reviews on Yelp and wrote movie reviews for a personal blog in a past life.  When the pandemic is over, I'm looking forward to gaming conventions so that I can meet other gamers who have a passion for the hobby!

Bravo, Board Game Arena!

The last 18 months have been tough for all of us who love the board gaming. Justin discusses how the website Board Game Arena keeps him afloat during...

Iberian Gauge Game Review

Justin wanted a train game, so a train game he got! Let’s join him for his review of Iberian Gauge, the latest Iron Rail release from Capstone Games!

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