My name is Charlie. I write about board, card, and miniatures games. I’ve free-lanced at Polygon, Ars Technica, Geek & Sundry, Dicebreaker, Wargamer.com, and Tabletop Gaming Magazine. I’ve been reviewing and writing about games since 2013, and playing for much longer.
I also co-host the Ding & Dent gaming podcast with my brother-in-arms Rafael Cordero.
I prefer thematic games that highlight narrative with innovative mechanisms. Area control and tactical miniatures games tend to be my jam. I have a general disinterest in modern Euro-style designs, preferring the German family games of yesteryear (the 90s in this case), to most contemporary offerings.
My main gaming social media outlet is Twitter, and you can find me @CharlieTheel. If you’d like to follow all of my written work, regardless of outlet, I maintain a Geeklist at Board Game Geek which you can find here.