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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: Le Festival des Jeux

Every other week Scott Jon Siegel contributes Off the Grid, a column about card games, board games, and everything else non-digital. Every May, the French Mediterranean city of Cannes hosts the world-famous Cannes Film Festival, centered around the beautiful ocean-side Palais des Festivals...

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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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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...

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