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Game On! (Big Nate: Comics)

4.32  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,182 Ratings  ·  71 Reviews
To sixth-grader Nate Wright, life is one big game. So when he suits up for any sport, he does it with an unmistakable swagger. From fine-tuning his trash-talking skills on the basketball court to his cocky 'tude in the soccer goal, Nate can be a bigger challenge to his teammates than their opponents. Enjoy Nate and his friends' mostly hapless sports encounters through not- ...more
ebook, 224 pages
Published April 16th 2013 by Andrews McMeel Publishing (first published March 19th 2013)
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Kelly DeLeon
This is a short quirky comic book that would be perfect to kill time. The even though the art style is plain it is charming at the same time. The book is about Nate playing three sports, basketball, baseball, and soccer. Although what makes Nate's sports life different from anybody else is how he takes the sport on. He has ways to make the ordinary sports games into something more funny or fun. There are many other books about Nate and I would want to continue to read them. Even if there isn't m ...more
Kelly Argyle
Nov 27, 2014 Kelly Argyle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

It is was so funny my son told me some of it and it was hilarious! So buy it because it is so funny
Mar 12, 2015 Caden rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was about Nate. In the book he was always causing trouble. There was not one point were he wasn't. There was 3 parts in the book. The first part was basketball season. He had to be at least the best player, but he lost his smack talk. He didn't know what to say smack talk was his game. He was very good at smack talking, not only could he not smack talk his coach even yelled at him . So here and there he would lose the ball or get it stolen by the other team and they would score easy. H ...more
David Natiuk
May 17, 2014 David Natiuk rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fun, entertaining, and humorous look at life through the eyes of a boy whose traits and sports experiences might just mirror a few of our own.

This was my first introduction to "Big Nate" and I enjoyed it. Game On is all about sports and competition, and the crazy, kookie things that come along with it: like smack talk, "bulking up", bad coaches, mismatched sponsorships, and more.

The main "star" of our program - Big Nate - reminds me of one of my sons, and probably will remind you of your kids
Jan 08, 2015 Thaddeus rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: have-read
The first four basketball seasons Nate joined all of them. He trash talks to distract the other players, and he shoots the hoop when they are distracted. Then one game the coach said,"Nate you keep your mouth shut out there today." Nate says,"Huh?" Coach says,"No trash talking." Nate panics because he can't trash talk. He says,"If I can't trash talk i'm going to lose my edge!" Coach says,"Sorry son no trash talking." The coach is not Nate's dad though. Then baseball seasons come there are three ...more
Adam D.
Oct 04, 2013 Adam D. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

BIG NATE – Game On
I recently read another Big Nate book called Game On. It was pretty much just as good as the other ones in the series. It was funny as usual. The thing that was different about this one is that it was like three books in one. It was about sports and was divided into three parts: basketball, baseball, and soccer. I thought it was funny because the author had the main character do hilarious things while he was playing the sports. This book was also different because if wasn’t mos
Feb 02, 2015 Lance rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This book made me laugh out loud a lot! I love reading about Big Nate and his friends. This book was about sports. My favorite part was when the baseball coach rake and it hit him in the face. The coolest part was during the baseball and Chester broke the sound barrier.

Big Nate needed to work on his trash-talking. He wasn’t the greatest at the sports. He kept getting hurt but he kept trying.

I’d recommend this to anyone who read Big Nate books and anyone
Andrew Kiley
Nov 07, 2014 Andrew Kiley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a funny book in comic book style. Nate is a goofball on sports teams trying to be funny and trash talk the other teams. He does baseball, soccer, and basketball. he is not the greatest at the sports so it makes it so much funnier. This is a humorous book and you like it in comic style i think you should pick it up.
Aug 12, 2014 Bunny rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-14
My library's OverDrive selection leaves MUCH to be desired. But I couldn't sleep (as ever) last night, needed something to read, and downloaded a buttload of Big Nate books.

And I don't feel ashamed. These books are adorable, and this is basically a comic strip collection. No different than my life for Garfield. Love it.
Alexei L.
Jul 14, 2014 Alexei L. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Middle Grade, Comic Lovers
Shelves: favorites, i-own-it

I really enjoyed this Big Nate comic. I have learned to appreciate the comics more than the Big Nate novels.

The writing in this comic is quite hilarious. It made me crack up a few times. I also really like how Peirce decided to make a bunch of stories and put them into one book but making it seem like one flowing story..
Cristian Hernandez
Hilarious! Nate is going on a adventure to be good at sports! From losing his trash-talking ability in basketball to getting repeatedly hit in the face with a soccer ball, this book is hands-down amazing. One of Lincoln Pierce's best books ever!
Sep 24, 2015 Vlin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As I look into the Barnes N' Noble shelves, I see the glorious sky blue book glistening in the light. Glorious, you must say. Indeed.

One of Lincoln's best books, and those are hard to find. The story is about Nate, a middle grade student, who participates in many sports. However, his team has a streak of losing. He takes in his trash-talking skills on the basketball court and his cocky tone in the soccer goal. Does he have what it takes to make him stand out?
Apparently not.

One of my favorite co
Dec 30, 2014 Radhika marked it as munchkin-reads  ·  review of another edition
This book was hilarious! This is definitely a book a kid would enjoy. Going from basketball trash talk to soccer stress will make you want laugh. This is an awesome book and i guarentee you will love it!
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omar barakat
Nov 24, 2014 omar barakat rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's really funny.

I loved the book and the series im try to read the my whole collection at least 2 times this year.

Dini Amanda
Nov 25, 2014 Dini Amanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
One of the cutest characters (again)! Never read US comic-strip book like this before, and hell yeah, was it entertaining!
Sep 25, 2014 J rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
it's so creative, all the tactics nate finds himself in.
all that imagination is awesome
Galion Public Library Teens
Review by D.O.: "I love the stories in general. My age (13) and down."
Dec 11, 2014 Eugene rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
meh, meh comics that link to nothing, but FUNNY!
Sep 25, 2014 Jatin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's a really good book to read
Piper Merrill
Dec 31, 2014 Piper Merrill rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: read it
Recommended to Piper by: my self
very good boook
The title of my book is Big Nate: Game On and there are #224 pages in the book. The author is Lincoln Perce and the genre is science fiction.

The main character in this book Nate and his two best friends Teddy and Arthur. He plays three sports basketball, baseball and soccer. First he plays basket ball and he likes to trash talk but most of the time it backfires and they steel the ball. This book is full of humorus parts. Nate does not like that Teddy keeps on bring his cat to the game and calls
Kristi Bernard
Jul 21, 2013 Kristi Bernard rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Big Nate is at it again. His school days shenanigans always make for a good read for any boy who typically wouldn't pick up a book. Kids who love sports will be tickled as they follow Nate through trials and tribulations as he discovers basketball, baseball and soccer.

When Nate joins the basketball team he soon discovers that his skills and thought process in playing the game are quite different from everyone elses. When Nate approaches his opponent in an attempt to get the ball he soon learns t
Mikail Afiq
Sep 21, 2015 Mikail Afiq rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Suitable for all ages from blah blah blah blah
Sorry,from 0-9000000000000 if anyone can live that long
Full of laughs
Aug 19, 2015 Sansra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book was really funny. I wish I was living the life of Nate Wright.
Aug 15, 2014 Nicolas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Big Nate game on was hillarious, it was amazing and Fantastic!
it was fun when big nate was winning in the soccer game
Jun 10, 2015 Jennifer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It has colorful comics. It was a funny read
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Lincoln Peirce is a cartoon artist from Portland, Maine. He lives with his wife and two children, and occasionally gives lectures to students about cartoon creating. Peirce writes the comic strip "Big Nate". Peirce's comic strip, Big Nate, is featured as an island on the famous children's website, Poptropica. Big Nate appears as the first cartoon on The Maine Sunday Telegram in the comics section. ...more
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