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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...

January 16th 2015 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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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 g...

January 5th 2015 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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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, player...

December 29th 2014 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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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's...

November 10th 2008 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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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 regula...

November 6th 2008 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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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 bet...

June 26th 2008 at 4:55pm 0 Comments
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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, a...

June 19th 2008 at 9:30pm 0 Comments
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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 a...

May 1st 2008 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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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 of...

April 18th 2008 at 8:30am 0 Comments
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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 g...

March 27th 2008 at 11:30am 0 Comments