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Like most sci-fi shows on Fox, Off the Grid is getting canceled (we're all saying goodbye, actually). In this series finale of the board and card game series I had hoped to evolve over time, we're keeping our spirits high with a look at two recent, fantastic releases from publisher Fantasy Fligh...

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You may not be aware, but a new XCOM is on the way to stores later this month! No, don't bother firing up those spiffy new consoles, this XCOM experience is for your tabletop. Board and card game publisher Fantasy Flight Games has teamed up with 2K to bring you XCOM: The Board Game, and Joystiq...

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ATTENTION: The year 2014 has concluded its temporal self-destruct sequence. If you are among the escapees, please join us in salvaging and preserving the best games from the irradiated chrono-debris. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Set aside your cries of it being a glorified demo; you'll...

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Following its successful Shadowrun revival Kickstarter, developer Harebrained Schemes set its sights on a new crowdfunded project: a miniature tabletop game and mobile app hybrid. That game is Golem Arcana, which launched earlier this year. Utilizing an infrared stylus and specialty app, pla...

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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! It'...

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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 reg...

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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 b...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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