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

The 'DOOM' Board Game Is Minigun-Wielding, Demon-Killing Fun

It's an intelligently pared-down version of the one-versus-all board game genre. 

Entertainment

'Mechs vs. Minions' Marries High Explosives and Hijinks

Becoming death, destroyer of minions is just dumb, cooperative board game fun.

Culture

The Most Beautiful Board Game of the Holiday Season Is Celtic as Hell

'Inis' is a feast for the mind and eyes -- but not much else.

Entertainment

'Star Wars: Destiny' Wants to Make CCGs Great Again

It's got fat dice, niche cards, and an emotionally unstable Kylo Ren. 

Entertainment

'Cry Havoc' Advances Board-Gamified War

The new tabletop battler offers a brilliant take on strategic conflict.

Culture

The Best Thing About the Insane Clown Posse Card Game Is That It Exists

There's only one card game that features Vanilla Ice and an anthropomorphic ballsack. 

Culture
Entertainment

Zombie Board Gaming Makes Pandemics Visceral

Coop board gaming has never been as deadly. 

Entertainment

The Only Zeppelin Board Game is a Dope Board Game

'Celestia' is a whimsical AF. And it works.

Entertainment

'Blood Rage' is the Best Viking Board Game, Anti-Troll Propaganda

Plastic warfare doesn't have to be deep to be fun. 

Entertainment

Magic’s ‘Shadows Over Innistrad’ Is Garlic Sprinkled on Vanilla Ice Cream

'Arena of the Planeswalkers' always felt kinda plain. Not anymore.

Entertainment

The Board Game 'Apotheca' Is Light, Amusing, Reality-Warped 'Connect Four'

'Apotheca' finds sneakiness hidden in the well-worn world of matching games.

Culture
Entertainment

Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn Brings Dice to a Card Fight

It's a dance of dice rolling, deck building, and dealing wound tokens at ten paces.

Culture

I Wrote "ISIS Beer Funds!!!" in a Venmo Memo and the Government Detained My $42

How the feds have to deal with tipsy hipsters grasping at wit.

Entertainment

'Pokémon Go' Will Be Augmented Reality's Killer App Pikachu Sticks the Landing

There has never been a truly great AR game. If that changes, it will change everything.

Entertainment

New Board Game 'Star Wars Rebellion' is the Best Version of Space Risk Ever Made

'Rebellion' encases the original trilogy's soul in cardboard and plastic.

Entertainment

"Unicorn" Fossils: 10 Hilariously Wrong Headlines

Huge shaggy rhinoceros not a unicorn, still cool. 

Innovation

Intelligent Designers Adopt Atheist Craig Venter's DNA Work as Proof of Creator

Geneticists trimmed a bacterial genome but didn't prove intelligent design.

Innovation