#11,906 on the Packers Season Ticket Waiting List

My father was a lifelong fan of the Green Bay Packers, and I’m grateful that he passed his love of the greatest franchise in the history of professional sports on to me.

I’ve been fortunate to see a number of games in person, and every year as football season starts I watch the mail for a postcard from the Packers to see where I stand on their season ticket waiting list.

I joined the Packers’ season ticket waiting list in 1999 at number 27,611. As of 2020, I’ve climbed nearly 16,000 spots up to 11,906.

Here’s how my position on the list has changed through the years:

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This, That, or the Other? #1

This week’s trivia game is inspired by the great NPR show and podcast Ask Me Another, hosted by Ophira Eisenberg. It’s a fantastic show filled with wonderful games.

One of the best is “This, That, Or the Other,” in which players have to guess which of three categories a thing falls into. So — in the image above — each of the things listed is:

  • A roleplaying game;
  • A “non-fiction” conspiracy theory book; or
  • A professional wrestling finishing move

For each thing listed, guess one of those three categories. Each one you get right is worth 1 point.

(If you’re reading this on the front page of my website, click through for hints and answers. Otherwise, scroll down.)

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Win a Copy of How to Host a Game Night!

You can win a free early copy of my upcoming book HOW TO HOST A GAME NIGHT over at Goodreads!

To enter the contest (Tiller Press is giving away 15 early copies!), just go to this page and click the “Enter Giveaway” button at the top. (You have to be logged in to Goodreads and have an address in the U.S. to enter.) The contest ends on Sept. 30.

I’m a huge fan of tabletop games, and HOW TO HOST A GAME NIGHT — which will be available to everyone on Oct. 27 (it’s available for pre-order here) — is my love letter to game nights. It’s packed with practical advice and tons of great stories that so many gamers were generous enough to share with me. I hope you enjoy it!

TriBond Twelve Trivia #10

This trivia game is inspired by Tim Walsh’s classic game TriBond (Tim’s also an author; he wrote, among others, the great book Timeless Toys: Classic Toys and the Playmakers Who Created Them — and don’t miss his terrific YouTube channel), and my friend James Torr, who knows how to put together a killer trivia night.

Each set of three in the image above has something in common. What is it?

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TriBond Twelve Trivia #9

This trivia game is inspired by Tim Walsh’s classic game TriBond (Tim’s also an author; he wrote, among others, the great book Timeless Toys: Classic Toys and the Playmakers Who Created Them — and don’t miss his terrific YouTube channel), and my friend James Torr, who knows how to put together a killer trivia night.

Each set of three in the image above has something in common. What is it?

(If you’re reading this on the front page of my website, click through for hints and answers. Otherwise, scroll down.)

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1980s Visual Trivia Game

Think you know the 1980s? This game is a small test of your knowledge. The collage above features singers and actresses who were very well known in the 1980s. (Many, of course, are still very well known today!)

The rules:

For numbers 1 through 5, you earn 1 point for giving the name of the singer and 1 point for the name of the band (if they’re in a band).

For numbers 6 through 22, you earn 1 point for giving the full name of the actress, 1 point for giving the television show, and 1 point for giving first name *or* the last name of the character. (The “or” in there is very important!)

You can click anywhere on the collage to make it larger.

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TriBond Twelve Trivia #8

This trivia game is inspired by Tim Walsh’s classic game TriBond (Tim’s also an author; he wrote, among others, the great book Timeless Toys: Classic Toys and the Playmakers Who Created Them — and don’t miss his terrific YouTube channel), and my friend James Torr, who knows how to put together a killer trivia night.

Each set of three in the image above has something in common. What is it?

(If you’re reading this on the front page of my website, click through for hints and answers. Otherwise, scroll down.)

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TriBond Twelve Trivia #7

This trivia game is inspired by Tim Walsh’s classic game TriBond (Tim’s also an author; he wrote, among others, the great book Timeless Toys: Classic Toys and the Playmakers Who Created Them — and don’t miss his terrific YouTube channel), and my friend James Torr, who knows how to put together a killer trivia night.

Each set of three in the image above has something in common. What is it?

(If you’re reading this on the front page of my website, click through for hints and answers. Otherwise, scroll down.)

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ARCs of How to Host a Game Night

Advance review copies (ARCs) of my new book HOW TO HOST A GAME NIGHT are available!

This is both exciting and a little nerve-wracking because this means that it’s time to start seeing what other people think of the book (which officially releases from Tiller Press on Oct. 27).

If you’re a content creator (book reviewer, blogger, podcaster, YouTuber, etc.) and you’re interested in a copy of HOW TO HOST A GAME NIGHT please let me know and I’ll do my best to make sure you get one! (I’ll need a postal address and the best way to send me that info is by email: erik@erikarneson.com.)

TriBond Twelve Trivia #6

This trivia game is inspired by Tim Walsh’s classic game TriBond (Tim’s also an author; he wrote, among others, the great book Timeless Toys: Classic Toys and the Playmakers Who Created Them — and don’t miss his terrific YouTube channel), and my friend James Torr, who knows how to put together a killer trivia night.

Each set of three in the image above has something in common. What is it?

(If you’re reading this on the front page of my website, click through for hints and answers. Otherwise, scroll down.)

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