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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 Eddie Inzauto, July 15, 2016 0 Board Game Review, Videos

Thunder & Lightning by Richard Borg and Z-Man Games is a tactical card combat game for two players featuring hidden information and a variable action point allowance per turn. Wonderful artwork, interesting mechanics, and tense gameplay make this a simple,… Read More »

By Eddie Inzauto, June 28, 2016 0 Board Game Review

For years now, board gaming has been in the midst of a renaissance. New and inventive designs with unique play mechanics and beautiful artwork are at the forefront of the hobby, so it came as no surprise when I learned… Read More »

By Eddie Inzauto, June 24, 2016 0 GN Show

Eddie and Bianca build a city but fail to climb the corporate ladder in this episode of The GamerNode Show. Eddie Inzauto and Bianca Figueroa-Santana review and discuss the fantastic city-building game from Ted Alspach and Bezier Games, Suburbia, and… Read More »

By Eddie Inzauto, June 15, 2016 0 Board Game Review

So many of us have fond–or perhaps not-so-fond–memories of playing the famous Milton Bradley tabletop game, Connect Four. And before that, there was the the paper-and-pencil childhood classic Tic-tac-toe. The joys of such games disappear, though, once you discover that… Read More »

By Eddie Inzauto, June 6, 2016 0 GN Show

Eddie Inzauto talks about the podcast’s name change, The Deer God, and Forced Showdown in episode 66 of The GamerNode Show. Eddie Inzauto offers a pair of reviews on this “whatcha been playin’” episode of The GamerNode Show: The Deer God… Read More »

By Eddie Inzauto, June 3, 2016 0 Board Game Review, Videos
By Eddie Inzauto, May 28, 2016 0 Board Game Review

I’m a huge fan of Spyfall, the social deduction game released by Cryptozoic Entertainment in 2015. When a “spy” has to fit in among the rest of the players who have a critical piece of information, and he or she… Read More »

By Eddie Inzauto, May 13, 2016 0 GN Show

Versus Node quietly changes its name as we talk about Pandemic and similar cooperative board games in this tabletop-centric episode of The GamerNode Show. The Versus Node Podcast is Dead! Long live The GamerNode Show! We’ve changed the name, but… Read More »

By Eddie Inzauto, April 21, 2016 0 Video Game Review

Splendor for Steam and mobile devices is a faithful, functional, and streamlined rendition of Space Cowboys and Asmodée’s tabletop drafting and engine-building game. The automation of the analog mechanics make digital games move quickly and efficiently, reducing potential downtime but detracting… Read More »

By Eddie Inzauto, April 21, 2016 0 Video Game Review

For an episodic noir detective drama, Blues and Bullets is quite surrealist, seemingly inspired in equal parts by Telltale adventure games, Sin City, and occult horror such as Silent Hill. These far more so than the U.S. history from which… Read More »

By Eddie Inzauto, April 21, 2016 0 Video Game Review

It’s 1992, and Mortal Kombat has used digitized sprites to represent the characters fighting one another on screen, while games like Night Trap and Phantasmagoria were incorporating full-motion video (FMV) of live actors to portray the characters in their stories…. Read More »

By Bianca Figueroa-Santana, April 11, 2016 0 Board Game Review

Upon hearing my description of Power Grid, my sister shared her blatant opinion: “That sounds boring!” I was stung. Who wouldn’t want to preside over a vast network of power plants, upgrading from coal and oil to wind, solar, and… Read More »

By Eddie Inzauto, April 6, 2016 0 Video Game Review

I can’t help but think of Nintendo while playing Game Swing and Curve Digital’s wacky twin-stick arcade dodgeball game, Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure. If this surprisingly fun couch co-op title starred Mario, Luigi, Peach, Toad, Bowser and the gang, and… Read More »

By Bianca Figueroa-Santana, April 4, 2016 0 Video Game Review

Ticket to Ride for iOS is proof that parallel universes really do exist. While America’s best and brightest are bent over their game tables, cleverly hoarding cards and laying routes, a dedicated community of Ticket to Ride Appsters is perfecting its craft…. Read More »

By Eddie Inzauto, April 2, 2016 0 Board Game Review

It’s the Renaissance and you are a gem merchant, acquiring, trading, and selling gems…or something. Splendor‘s theme is entirely pasted on, but the game’s mechanics are well worth the price of admission. Splendor‘s simple and elegant yet deep and engaging… Read More »

By Eddie Inzauto, March 4, 2016 0 Board Game Review

Pandemic, the game in which players work as a team to eradicate waves of viral infections as they spring up in cities across the globe, has undoubtedly grown into one of the most popular franchises in board gaming today. Designer… Read More »

By Bianca Figueroa-Santana, February 27, 2016 0 Board Game Review

I am a World War II buff. My Netflix account is (perhaps disturbingly) a repository of World War II documentaries. I consume military history books with blind devotion. I got an HBO account solely to watch Tom Hank’s The Pacific…. Read More »

By Eddie Inzauto, February 24, 2016 0 Board Game Review

Ticket to Ride is the game that changed the face of GamerNode, expanding our horizons to encompass not only the digital video games that I’ve enjoyed since my childhood in the 1980s, but their analog ancestors as well. Without Ticket to… Read More »

By Eddie Inzauto, February 7, 2016 0 Video Game Review

With the advent of three-dimensional graphical rendering in video games, and most notably the release of the seminal Grand Theft Auto III, open-world games, dubbed “sandbox” titles, experienced a huge surge in popularity among gamers—a surge that in many ways… Read More »

By Eddie Inzauto, November 4, 2015 0 GN Show

Yoshi’s Woolly World, Mega Man Legacy Collection, Super Mario Maker, Minecraft: Story Mode, 20XX, Guns, Gore & Cannoli, and ChargeShot on this episode of Versus Node. Recently, games that Eddie Inzauto and Jason Fanelli have been playing are turning up the… Read More »

By Eddie Inzauto, August 17, 2015 0 Video Game Review

It’s nice to know that it’s still possible to be surprised by small games from independent developers. The Adventures of Pip presents fresh mechanical ideas in a lighthearted and tactily satisfying package. Despite the game leaning heavily throughout its length… Read More »

By Eddie Inzauto, June 5, 2015 0 GN Show

Splatoon, Flame Over, SMITE, Castaway Paradise, and Octodad on this episode of Versus Node. Eddie Inzauto and Jason Fanelli are serving up the calamari with Splatoon, Octodad, Castaway Paradise, Flame Over, and SMITE on this pre-pre-E3 episode of the Versus… Read More »

By Guest Author, April 22, 2016 0 GN

Over the past few years, more and more people have come to hear about a new breed of sports known as eSports or competitive gaming. Like traditional sports, participants battle it out in order to try and reign victorious but… Read More »