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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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Off the Grid: Out of country (part two)

Every other week Scott Jon Siegel contributes Off the Grid, a column normally about gaming away from the television screen or monitor. I got a lot of interesting comments in response to last week's piece on gaming while abroad. More people empathized with my situation than I had originally expect...

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Off the Grid: Out of country

Every other week Scott Jon Siegel contributes Off the Grid, a column normally about gaming away from the television screen or monitor. I'm breaking from tradition to answer a nagging question: What happens to a gamer when he moves to another country? And I'm not talking about board and card games...

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Off the Grid: Travel edition

Returning from hiatus, Scott Jon Siegel contributes Off the Grid, a column on gaming away from the television screen or monitor. What happens to a gamer when he moves out of the country? Well, for one, he loses his group of gamer buddies -- the people he could call up to come over and play a co...

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Off the Grid reviews Chrononauts

Every other week Scott Jon Siegel contributes Off the Grid, a column on gaming away from the television screen or monitor. Looney Labs -- makers of Fluxx and those bizarre Icehouse pieces -- are once again in their element with Chrononauts, a time-traveling card game that is almost too clever to...

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Off the Grid: Franchises, classics, and homogeny

Every other week Scott Jon Siegel contributes Off the Grid, a column on gaming away from the television screen or monitor. Oh Barnes & Noble, what happened to you? Less than a year ago, your halls were flush with all the greatest board games, in honor of National Games Week. You carried Carca...

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Off the Grid plays with Icehouse

Every other week Scott Jon Siegel contributes Off the Grid, a column on gaming away from the television screen or monitor. Just so we're clear, Icehouse isn't a game. Well, technically that's not true. Icehouse was a game, designed by John Cooper of Looney Labs in the late 80s. Now, Looney Labs u...

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