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Off the Grid + Joyswag: Donkey Kong Jenga

Update: Entry period for the giveaway has ended. Saria the Cat was randomly selected, and here's her winning entry: "Ticket to Ride expansion using the Ocarina of Time Hyrule map. Yeah, I know I'm creative. Not." Congrats to the winner, and you can still read our impressions of the game below!...

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Joystiq hands-on: Halo Interactive Strategy Game

Interactive level design to the max! The Halo Interactive Strategy Game is a crown of shame, aiming a Christmas-ruining SPNKr at happy children everywhere. Sure, I tempered my expectations of a board game based off a video game -- especially an "interactive" one. But after imposing it on my...

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Off the Grid Special: Game Design 101

Every other week Scott Jon Siegel contributes Off the Grid, a column about card games, board games, and everything else non-digital. For nearly two years now, Off the Grid has introduced (and reintroduced) Joystiq's readers to some of the best board and card games on the market. The relationship...

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Off the Grid reviews Power Grid

Every other week Scott Jon Siegel contributes Off the Grid, a column about card games, board games, and everything else non-digital. In real life, scarcity isn't fun. Scarcity is the rising price of gas, or the difficulty of finding a job. In a game, however, scarcity can be incredibly compelling,...

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Off the Grid: The new roommates

Every other week Scott Jon Siegel contributes Off the Grid, a column about card games, board games, and everything else non-digital. One of the most exciting parts about moving to a new place is having new people to play with. One week ago I arrived in California, and moved in with my new roommate...

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Off the Grid: Risk Black Ops and Hasbro's wrong direction

Every other week Scott Jon Siegel contributes Off the Grid, a column about card games, board games, and everything else non-digital. Risk: Black Ops is one of the most beautiful board games you'll never play. In anticipation of the newly updated release of Risk, Hasbro produced only 1,000 copies...

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Off the Grid: Travel edition (part two)

Every other week Scott Jon Siegel contributes Off the Grid, a column about card games, board games, and everything else non-digital. Last time we boarded a trans-continental flight, we discovered that non-digital gaming options for solo flyers were sorely limited. The feasible solution? Invent new...

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Off the Grid: Gygaxian game design

Every other week Scott Jon Siegel contributes Off the Grid, a column about card games, board games, and everything else non-digital. The passing of Dungeons & Dragons co-creator Gary Gygax means the passing of one of gaming's most notable and influential designers. The legacy of Gary Gygax,...

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Off the Grid reviews Ghoulash

Every other week Scott Jon Siegel contributes Off the Grid, a column about card games, board games, and everything else non-digital. Last time on Off the Grid, we looked at the über-complicated Universal Fighting System. Attempting to ward off a headache, this week I've decided to look at...

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Off the Grid reviews Universal Fighting System

Every other week Scott Jon Siegel contributes Off the Grid, a column about card games, board games, and everything else non-digital. Chun Li versus Seung Mina; Nightmare versus Morrigan; Akuma versus Tycho Brahe: Ultimate showdowns we're likely never to see outside of crudely-written fan-fiction...

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