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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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Scythe: Rise of Fenris Expansion Review
 
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Board Game Reviews MB Michael Barnes Updated January 22, 2019 1372   0
Could this be the end of this generation's Catan?
Forbidden Sky, Railroad Rivals, Cryptid
Member Blogs MB Michael Barnes Updated December 05, 2018 839   0
Build a circuit, make a fortune, or find a monster - the choice is yours in this edition of Barnes on Games.
KeyForge
Staff Blogs MB Michael Barnes Updated January 20, 2019 3629   0
What does it all mean, really?
Warhammer Quest: Blackstone Fortress
 
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Board Game Reviews MB Michael Barnes Updated January 22, 2019 7389   0
A Rogue Trader, a Ministorium Priest, an Aeldari Ranger, and a Kroot Tracker walk into a Blackstone Fortress...
Blue Lagoon, Scarabya Reviews
 
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Board Game Reviews MB Michael Barnes Updated January 24, 2019 1182   0
This week I'm looking at two of Blue Orange Games' latest from Reiner Knizia and the Bruno Cathala/Ludovic Maublanc team.
Magic the Gathering
Staff Blogs MB Michael Barnes Updated January 07, 2019 1203   0
The perfect way to get back into Magic: The Gathering.
Mexico
Staff Blogs MB Michael Barnes Updated January 22, 2019 797   0
Seven Games. One Box.
The Mind Board Game
 
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Board Game Reviews MB Michael Barnes Updated January 22, 2019 1687   0
Is it worth Bear Duty?
F#@k H.P. Lovecraft
Staff Blogs MB Michael Barnes Updated January 07, 2019 2284   0
It's time to let Lovecraft go.
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Staff Blogs MB Michael Barnes Updated January 07, 2019 1004   0
Back when we rebooted and relaunched as There Will Be Games a couple of months ago, I was suddenly flooded with review copies and titles that I picked up on my own that I wanted to cover. And I've fallen behind, so this edition of Barnes on Games is kind of a "catch up" on some things that I'd really like to get the word out on- some genuine surprises in this batch. So here's a pile of games and what I think about them.
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