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MYTHGARDIA

Just in case you forgot, MYTHGARDIA (pictured) is really ugly. The good news is that it's also pretty great. The bad news is that it's mad expensive, and probably sold out by now. Somebody really needs to give Bob Harris a call and get this game out to more folks. I thought I'd write about it over at Cracked LCD to try to help get the word out about it.

But is it worth $80? Believe it or not, I'm inclined to say that it is. If you're one of those lunatics who spent $100+ for a secondhand copy of a game like DUNGEONQUEST or TALISMAN then this one is pretty much par for course. I think it's almost in the league of the great 1980s fantasy adventure games, it just kind of stinks that it's taken us 20+ years to finally see it.

As an added bonus over at Gameshark this week, Bill Abner reviews BLOOD BOWL. It's a great review. Bill's one of the top writers about sports video games in the industry and he's a BB nut, so check out what he's got to say about it. Me, I'm still waiting for the DS version. 

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Sometime in the early 1980s, MichaelBarnes’ parents thought it would be a good idea to buy him a board game to keep him busy with some friends during one of those high-pressure, “free” timeshare vacations. It turned out to be a terrible idea, because the game was TSR’s Dungeon! - and the rest, as they say, is history. Michael has been involved with writing professionally about games since 2002, when he busked for store credit writing for Boulder Games’ newsletter. He has written for a number of international hobby gaming periodicals and popular Web sites. From 2004-2008, he was the co-owner of Atlanta Game Factory, a brick-and-mortar retail store. He is currently the co-founder of FortressAT.com and Nohighscores.com as well as the Editor-in-Chief of Miniature Market’s Review Corner feature. He is married with two childen and when he’s not playing some kind of game he enjoys stockpiling trivial information about music, comics and film.

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