Alan R. Moon’s Thoughts on How to Host a Game Night

When you write a book, you never know how people will react to it. You hope they’ll like it, of course, but it’s an art, not a science.

I’m very proud of HOW TO HOST A GAME NIGHT, and I think people will enjoy it. I have my fingers crossed that they will. But there’s no way to be sure.

So I was thrilled when, after sending him an early copy of the book, Alan R. Moon — designer of TICKET TO RIDE, ELFENLAND, ELFENROADS, and so many other great games — had this to say:

“Erik Arneson is one of America’s best-kept secrets. An incredibly fun read that’s chock-full of stories, memories, and experiences from gamers, his book How to Host a Game Night is the ultimate guide to gaming. Arneson perfectly describes what makes the world of gaming the special place it is for so many people.”

HOW TO HOST A GAME NIGHT is both a practical guide to hosting game nights and a collection of stories culled from my own experiences and those of the 100-plus people I talked to while writing it.

Wherever you are on your game night journey — whether you’ve hosted hundreds or you’re thinking about hosting your first — I hope you’ll take a look. Thanks, and game on!

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