Review Rodeo #5- Friday Night at Gilley's Edition

MB Updated January 28, 2015
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midnight cowboyURBAN COWBOY is one of the great bad movies> I think that the picture really captures what it must be like to be a cartoonish Texan with little concern for the world beyond keeping the trailer clean, holding down a lineman job, and spending friday night downat Gilley's wearing your best jeans and cowboy hat, busting that mechanical bull and having a Coors to wash down the woes of the working man.  I think I've seen it a hundred times. And I still can't believe that Sissy runs off with a man in a fishnet shirt. I guess that's what Bud gets for not letting her ride the bull.

That has nothing to do with board games, of course, but this week's Cracked LCD does. It's a Review Rodeo, and a good one to because all the games in it are good. Not a sucker among 'em, as they say. And they're all reasonably priced!


 Michael is a member of the Fortress: Ameritrash staff, and a regular columnist for Gameshark.

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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 and 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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