Joshua Anderson is a social gamer, but he didn’t start out that way. Though he had a childhood fixation with video games, during high school and college he began to explore collectible card games through the local venue Outpost 2000 and Beyond, where he met his wife, Jessi. Eventually he discovered Fantasy Flight Games, the Roseville-based publisher of many successful card and board games as well as a growing lineup of role-playing games based on popular universes like Star Wars and Warhammer 40,000.
Joshua now enjoys tabletop games of all varieties, from collectible card games like Magic: The Gathering to complex board games like Star Wars: Rebellion. Due to his background, he embraces these games for the social atmosphere they can facilitate, breaking down the walls of isolation that many gamers find upon meeting new people. He firmly believes coming together through gaming is an excellent way to build and maintain lasting friendships like the one he shares with Jessi and many of his other close friends.
Joshua is always eager to find new play groups to join and new players to come to his table and battle for the Iron Throne in A Game of Thrones: The Card Game or discover the next anime smash hit in Channel A: The Anime Pitch Party Game. He lives in Forest Lake, Minnesota, with his wife and their rat, Cyrano.
Articles by Joshua
- Channel A: The Anime Pitch Party Game Is a Delight for Anime Fans of All Levels Aug 29, 2018
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- Hush Hush Is a Kickstarter-Funded PC Game about Girls with Secrets May 19, 2018
- Soul of the Empire Is an Asymmetrical Game about Religious Strife in Ancient Rome Apr 5, 2018
- Magic: The Gathering Celebrates Its 25th Birthday with a Year of Special Releases Mar 8, 2018
- Star Wars Fandom, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Force Jan 1, 2018
- The Comic Book Story of Video Games Tells the History of Video Games with Graphic-Novel Style Oct 3, 2017
- Get Ready to Relive the Survival Horror in Resident Evil 2: The Board Game Sep 28, 2017
- Honor What Has Come Before in Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game Sep 10, 2017
- The Planes of Magic: The Gathering Come to Life in VIZ Art Books Jul 12, 2017
- Sixty Mile Sky Is a Minneapolis-Based Sci-Fi RPG Project Raising Funds on Kickstarter Jun 28, 2017
- An Introduction to the Galaxy of Star Wars Tabletop Games May 4, 2017
- Watch the Skies! Brings Sci-Fi Roleplaying on an Epic Scale to the Twin Cities Mar 29, 2017
- Scum’s Wish Will Hurt You in the Way You’ve Always Dreamed Of Mar 25, 2017
- Sekai Project and the Rise of the Visual Novel’s Western Audience Mar 7, 2017
- Feed Your Season 7 Anticipation with A Game of Thrones: The Card Game Second Edition Feb 5, 2017
- 3 Anime-Inspired Board Games to Keep You Warm This Winter Dec 7, 2016
- Star Wars: Destiny Lets You Fight the Battle of Light Side versus Dark Side Nov 17, 2016
- Magic: The Gathering Has a Story?! Sep 12, 2016