Ben Guarino

Ben is a science journalist who's excited to be alive just before the future. In addition to Inverse, his work has appeared at The Washington Post, Salon, Ars Technica, and The Los Angeles Times.
Entertainment
1.17.2017 11:34 PM
The 'DOOM' Board Game Is Minigun-Wielding, Demon-Killing Fun
Ben Guarino
It's an intelligently pared-down version of the one-versus-all board game genre. 
Entertainment
12.19.2016 9:50 PM
'Mechs vs. Minions' Is Violent, Gleeful Fun
Ben Guarino
Becoming death, destroyer of minions is just dumb, cooperative board game fun.
Culture
12.1.2016 5:27 PM
The Board Game 'Inis' Is the 2016 Irish Christmas Gift No One Saw Coming
Ben Guarino
'Inis' is a feast for the mind and eyes -- but not much else.
Entertainment
11.1.2016 3:00 PM
The Force Is Strong With 'Star Wars: Destiny'
Ben Guarino
It's got fat dice, niche cards, and an emotionally unstable Kylo Ren. 
Entertainment
10.26.2016 4:14 PM
'Cry Havoc' is a Historically Significant Breakthrough in Board Game War
Ben Guarino
The new tabletop battler offers a brilliant take on strategic conflict.
Culture
9.27.2016 5:28 PM
The Insane Clown Posse Card Game Exists and We Played It
Ben Guarino
There's only one card game that features Vanilla Ice and an anthropomorphic ballsack. 
Culture
9.16.2016 7:03 PM
Scythe' Is (Probably) the Best Board Game of 2016
Ben Guarino
'Scythe' is great. Really great.
Entertainment
8.22.2016 4:01 PM
"Dead of Winter: The Long Night" is "Pandemic" Horror-Loving Board Gamers
Ben Guarino
Coop board gaming has never been as deadly. 
Entertainment
7.25.2016 10:04 PM
'Celestia' is the Best Board Game for Zeppelin-Loving Gamblers
Ben Guarino
'Celestia' is a whimsical AF. And it works.
Entertainment
7.5.2016 5:29 PM
'Blood Rage' is the Viking Board Game We Didn't Know We Wanted
Ben Guarino
Plastic warfare doesn't have to be deep to be fun. 
Entertainment
6.30.2016 1:00 PM
Magic’s ‘Shadows Over Innistrad’ Is Garlic Sprinkled on Vanilla Ice Cream
Ben Guarino
'Arena of the Planeswalkers' always felt kinda plain. Not anymore.
Entertainment
6.1.2016 4:28 PM
The Board Game 'Apotheca' Is Light, Amusing, Reality-Warped 'Connect Four'
Ben Guarino
'Apotheca' finds sneakiness hidden in the well-worn world of matching games.
Culture
5.3.2016 8:12 PM
Meet Senongo Akpem, the Real Artist Behind the Fake (and Brilliant) HoloHalo
Ben Guarino
Now we really want holographic communication devices.
Entertainment
4.29.2016 4:35 PM
Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn Brings Dice to a Card Fight
Ben Guarino
It's a dance of dice rolling, deck building, and dealing wound tokens at ten paces.
Culture
4.6.2016 3:03 PM
I Wrote "ISIS Beer Funds!!!" in a Venmo Memo and the Government Detained My $42
Ben Guarino
How the feds have to deal with tipsy hipsters grasping at wit.
Entertainment
4.2.2016 5:31 PM
'Pokémon Go' Will Be Augmented Reality's Killer App Pikachu Sticks the Landing
Ben Guarino
There has never been a truly great AR game. If that changes, it will change everything.
Entertainment
4.1.2016 12:06 PM
New Board Game 'Star Wars Rebellion' is the Best Version of Space Risk Ever Made
Ben Guarino
'Rebellion' encases the original trilogy's soul in cardboard and plastic.
Entertainment
3.31.2016 3:13 PM
"Unicorn" Fossils: 10 Hilariously Wrong Headlines
Ben Guarino
Huge shaggy rhinoceros not a unicorn, still cool. 
Innovation
3.30.2016 7:01 PM
Intelligent Designers Adopt Atheist Craig Venter's DNA Work as Proof of Creator
Ben Guarino
Geneticists trimmed a bacterial genome but didn't prove intelligent design.
Innovation
3.30.2016 4:29 PM
New Eye-Tracking VR Tech Makes the Cyclops First Person Shooter Inevitable
Ben Guarino
Sometimes our eyes move without our heads moving!