My name is Charlie. I write about board, card, and miniatures games. I currently free-lance for Ars Technica, Geek & Sundry, and Tabletop Gaming Magazine. I’ve been reviewing and writing about games since mid-2013, and playing for much longer.
I also co-host the Ding & Dent gaming podcast with my Ameritrash brother-in-arms Rafael Cordero.
I prefer thematic games that highlight narrative with innovative mechanisms. Area control, social deduction, 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.
The Oxford comma is worth starting a war over.
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.