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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 o...

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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, ho...

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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 Gho...

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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 a...

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Off the Grid reviews Horse Fair Card Game

Every other week Scott Jon Siegel contributes Off the Grid, a column about card games, board games, and everything else non-digital. We're not supposed to judge books by their covers, and the same can logically be applied to games. We are, however, supposed to judge books by their content -- the s...

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Off the Grid: Long-distance gaming

Every other week Scott Jon Siegel contributes Off the Grid, a column about card games, board games, and everything else non-digital. "Non-digital games are awesome" is the line I usually insist upon in this column. But even awesome analog games have their faults: namely, if you don't have anyone t...

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Off the Grid reviews It's Alive!

Every other week Scott Jon Siegel contributes Off the Grid, a column about card games, board games, and everything else non-digital. Oddly enough, it's a very appropriate time to review designer Yehuda Berlinger's debut game. In its original incarnation, It's Alive! was a Chanukah-themed title kno...

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Off the Grid reviews Ticket to Ride

Every other week Scott Jon Siegel contributes Off the Grid, a column about card games, board games, and everything else non-digital. Alan R. Moon's Ticket to Ride is widely considered to be one of the greatest board games of the last decade, but the reason for this may elude players at first. Afte...

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Off the Grid reviews Zombie Fluxx

Every other week Scott Jon Siegel contributes Off the Grid, a column about card games, board games, and everything else non-digital. I'm a little late for Halloween, but that shouldn't mean I have to miss out on all the spooky fun. Luckily, Looney Labs have sent along Zombie Fluxx, a standalone exp...

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