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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 expa...

November 15th 2007 at 12:15pm 0 Comments
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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 w...

August 23rd 2007 at 1:25pm 0 Comments
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Shortly after Joystiq reviewed Pink Godzilla Dev Kit, the game went out of stock (Coincidence? We think not!). In the interim, Pink Godzilla Games have been working on a brand new version of the video game-themed card game, with higher quality printing and packaging, and some slight tweaks to the ru...

August 2nd 2007 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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Every other week Scott Jon Siegel contributes Off the Grid, a column on gaming away from the television screen or monitor.We've been paying a lot of attention to James Ernest over the past few weeks. As the founder, president, and lead game designer at Cheapass Games, he's responsible for a slew of...

July 16th 2007 at 10:28am 0 Comments
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Mike Hummel has been playing collectible card games since the beginning. As leader of the R&D team at Upper Deck, he created the Marvel/DC VS system, as well as worked on Yu-gi-oh, one of the most successful CCGs of all time. And he's one of three main designers behind the World of Warcraft car...

June 18th 2007 at 1:15pm 0 Comments
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Every other week Scott Jon Siegel contributes Off the Grid, a column on gaming away from the television screen or monitor.James Ernest's games are nothing if not creative. Give me the Brain!, from way back in 1997, is a card game set in a fast-food joint, which just happens to exclusively employ zom...

June 1st 2007 at 9:58am 0 Comments
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Still on the topic of card games, it's really become tough keeping track of them all. You have your TCGs (the card game), CCGs (collectible card games), and CSGs (constructible card games), not to mention the CCGs of Star Trek: TNG (The Next Generation). Probably. Whenever we sit down to play a ca...

May 11th 2007 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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As with the wildly popular Uno, Xbox Live Arcade is once again becoming a safe alternative for those that love card games but are utterly terrified of coming into contact with actual cards. This Wednesday, May 16th, sees Soltrio Solitaire sliding onto the service, offering "a collection of 18 compe...

May 11th 2007 at 5:04pm 0 Comments
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Every other week Scott Jon Siegel contributes Off the Grid, a column on gaming away from the television screen or monitor. Rules are awesome. If you're a fan of games, this is an inescapable truth for you. Every game you play is comprised of a set of rules, ranging from elementary to near-incomprehe...

April 19th 2007 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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When I first heard of Warhammer: Battle for Atluma's pending release on the PSP, I got really excited. I've never played a Warhammer game, but I am a big fan of Magic: The Gathering and have been waiting for a good collectable card game for the PSP for a long time.Unfortunately, it looks like I may...

December 3rd 2006 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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You know you're a pretty big nerd when screens of card-based battle games get you hot and sweaty, but I've kept my eye on Warhammer: Battle for Atluma ever since I got wind of its development. But now that I've seen what the game looks like, it just makes me want it all the more.While it's plain to...

November 5th 2006 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Last month, we reported that Warhammer would be coming to the PSP, but just recently Namco Bandai has officially announced it plans to ship Warhammer: Battle for Atluma, a card-based battle game, this fall."One of the more compelling card-based games to date, Warhammer: Battle for Atluma goes beyond...

October 5th 2006 at 1:00pm 0 Comments