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By Eddie Inzauto, January 16, 2017 0 Board Game Review, Videos

Tiffin is an area control/influence card game from Rio Grande Games for 2-4 players designed by Jonathan Hager and Rael Dornfest. Its “competitor” mechanic introduces a degree of suspense to the gameplay unlike many other games of this type, despite… Read More »

By Eddie Inzauto, January 12, 2017 0 Board Game Review, Videos

The Others is an asymmetric game of miniatures combat between a team of 1-4 heroes and their enemy: a single player controlling an avatar of sin and its minions. It’s designed by Eric M. Lang and published by CMON Limited…. Read More »

By Eddie Inzauto, January 7, 2017 0 Board Game Review, Videos

Cinque Terre is a pickup-and-deliver game from Rio Grande Games, designed by Chris Handy. It’s an excellent gateway game that’s simple to learn and easy to play, but offers a greater depth of strategy than first meets the eye. It’s… Read More »

By Eddie Inzauto, December 26, 2016 0 Board Game Review, Videos

Dungeons & Dragons: Castle Ravenloft Board Game from Wizards of the Coast has become something of a modern classic in cooperative dungeon-crawling board games since its initial release in 2010. It scratches the dungeon-crawling, dice-chucking, hack-n-slash itch, but leaves a fair… Read More »

By Eddie Inzauto, December 9, 2016 0 Previews, Videos

Legends Untold is a cooperate adventure card game with light RPG elements that’s currently (as of Dec 9, 2016) on Kickstarter with about a week left until the end of the campaign. It’s already reached its funding goal and will… Read More »

By Eddie Inzauto, December 3, 2016 0 Previews, Videos

Eddie Inzauto plays a simulated three-player game of Feudum, designed by Mark Swanson of Odd Bird Games. In this first 17-minute session, he goes from initial setup through the first round of play, with rules explanation as needed. Part 2 continues… Read More »

By Eddie Inzauto, December 1, 2016 0 Board Game Review, Videos

Feudum is an economic, resource-management, area-control, semi-programmed-action-selection, kingdom-building game for 2-5 players from Odd Bird Games and designer Mark Swanson. It’s currently on Kickstarter (ends December 15, 2016) and has been fully funded. This is a deep and nuanced game… Read More »

By Eddie Inzauto, December 1, 2016 0 GN Show

Eddie and Bianca plan a city, explore the wilderness, and build an empire in this episode of The GamerNode Show. Eddie Inzauto and Bianca Figueroa-Santana review and discuss the city-planning, tile-placement drafting game Subdivision by Lucas Hedgren and Bezier Games…. Read More »

By Eddie Inzauto, November 19, 2016 0 Board Game Review, Videos

Eddie reviews Dogs of War, from Spaghetti Western Games and CMON, designed by Paolo Mori. This worker-placement strategy war game sees 3-5 players competing in 12 battles between 6 noble factions throughout the game, benefitting from each show of support, each… Read More »

By Eddie Inzauto, November 7, 2016 0 GN Show

Eddie and Bianca build ancient civilizations and awaken ancient evil in this episode of The GamerNode Show. Eddie Inzauto and Bianca Figueroa-Santana review and discuss the civilization-building card game Civscape by Jeffrey Henning and the horror adventure game Mansions of… Read More »

By Eddie Inzauto, October 25, 2016 0 Board Game Review, Videos

Eddie Inzauto reviews CMON’s The World of Smog: On Her Majesty’s Service, designed by Sir Yohan Lemonnier. It’s a 2-4 player action-selection trading game with an abstract feel and unique gear-rotating mechanic. Players are racing to collect their secret combination… Read More »

By Eddie Inzauto, October 22, 2016 0 Board Game Review, Videos

Eddie reviews the MOBA-inspired, 2-6 player pirate combat game, Rum & Bones, and offers a preview of the updates coming to the franchise in Rum & Bones: Second Tide, which will be shipping starting in January 2017. The game has… Read More »

By Eddie Inzauto, October 11, 2016 0 GN Show

Eddie and Bianca go above, below, and into the post-apocalypse in this episode of The GamerNode Show. Eddie Inzauto and Bianca Figueroa-Santana talk about recent plays of Above and Below from Ryan Laukat and Red Raven Games and Battle Monkeys… Read More »

By Eddie Inzauto, September 29, 2016 0 Board Game Review, Videos

Eddie Inzauto reviews Eric M. Lang and Guillotine games’ Blood Rage, published by CMON. This combat-heavy area control game with card drafting, hidden objectives, and various upgrade paths is a special hybrid of Euro and Ameritrash that will have a… Read More »

By Eddie Inzauto, September 22, 2016 0 Video Game Review

Please allow me to save you some time. Go back and listen to episode 64 of the GamerNode Show podcast, then choose to play either the comprehensive Mega Man Legacy Collection or the fantastic love letter to the Mega Man… Read More »

By Eddie Inzauto, September 19, 2016 0 Board Game Review, Videos

Eddie Inzauto reviews 51st State: The Complete Master Set, including a detailed rules and gameplay explanation. Designer Ignacy Trzewiczek and Portal Games have done an excellent job with this comprehensive reimplementation of 51st State, New Era, and Winter using some… Read More »

By Eddie Inzauto, September 14, 2016 0 Video Game Review

I dove into Hunter Studio’s Lost Castle expecting a simple hack-n-slash style action game, but was pleasantly surprised when I realized that the best comparison I could make to this fun and alarmingly difficult title is the stellar Rogue Legacy from… Read More »

By Eddie Inzauto, August 10, 2016 0 Board Game Review, Videos

Euphoria: Build A Better Dystopia from Stonemaier Games, designed by Jamey Stegmaier and Alan Stone, is a truly unique and highly thematic worker placement game that innovates with multiple game mechanics and offers players an excellent, engaging play experience for… Read More »

By Eddie Inzauto, July 23, 2016 0 Board Game Review, Videos

Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game is a semi-cooperative, dice-based action selection game from Plaid Hat Games, designed by Jonathan Gilmour and Isaac Vega. With elements of storytelling, exploration, and survival horror, it’s smooth, refined, and well-rounded, providing a very… Read More »

By Guest Author, January 7, 2017 0 Features

It’s fair to say that gamers can be a pretty vocal lot – at least on the internet. The relationship between them and game-makers is fraught with tension as they are some of the most invested fans on the planet…. Read More »

By Guest Author, November 24, 2016 0 Features

From one craze to the next, this trend then the other, the gaming world is constantly evolving; and with each new revolutionary game, gamers expect more from the developers. 2016 had its highs and lows where top games are concerned,… Read More »