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Time spent with friends is supposed to be cherished. Nowadays, however, the existence of things like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter make those moments a little less special for some people, namely because they keep their eyes hooked to whatever device they have near them. To that end, a...

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Your day begins at dawn. After all, you are lying in a sleeping bag under the open sky grateful that you haven't: a) been stabbed by a grifter, b) been trampled by a herd of animals or c) contracted hypothermia and frozen to death. Then it's off for a morning routine that involves foraging for foo...

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Alright, so you've no doubt seen plenty of Palm Pre reviews by this point (even if there's only one you really need), but we're guessing you haven't seen one quite like this one from PreCentral forum user Michael Bunker, who has been using the phone completely off the grid for the past three weeks...

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Alright, so you've no doubt seen plenty of Palm Pre reviews by this point (even if there's only one you really need), but we're guessing you haven't seen one quite like this one from PreCentral forum user Michael Bunker, who has been using the phone completely off the grid for the past three weeks...

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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. Every May, the French Mediterranean city of Cannes hosts the world-famous Cannes Film Festival, centered around the beautiful ocean-side Palais des Festivals buildin...

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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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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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