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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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Kingdomino: Age of Giants expansion
 
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Board Game Reviews MB Michael Barnes Updated January 28, 2019 1924   0
A Little Game Gets Slightly Bigger
disney villainous board game
Staff Blogs MB Michael Barnes Updated January 07, 2019 4436   0
Just played Villainous with my kids. I am flabbergasted. Saying that this is Wonder Forge’s best game doesn’t do it justice because it stands up with the best designs out there. It’s a beautifully executed, completely unique game and if you love Disney...they pulled out all the stops to make it FEEL like classic Disney.
Ticket to Ride: New York
 
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Board Game Reviews MB Michael Barnes Updated January 28, 2019 2078   0
The Big Apple gets little.
Legacy of Dragonholt
Interviews MB Michael Barnes Updated June 27, 2018 3158   1
A Q&A with one of the most narratively astute designers working in games today.
Meeples
Rants & Raves MB Michael Barnes Updated June 25, 2018 2277   1
It’s time to clean house.
Gaslands
 
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Board Game Reviews MB Michael Barnes Updated January 28, 2019 4843   0
The Fury Road of Tabletop Vehicle Combat Games. 
Seal Team Flix
 
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Board Game Reviews MB Michael Barnes Updated January 22, 2019 2074   0
Hardcore FPS Tactical Combat Meets Finger Flickin' Fun.
Jurassic Park Danger Board Game
 
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Board Game Reviews MB Michael Barnes Updated January 29, 2019 1631   0
Please retain a firm grasp on your hindquarters.
Thanos Rising Board Game
 
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Board Game Reviews MB Michael Barnes Updated January 29, 2019 1945   0
Workmanlike but fun - perhaps the best description of both this game and the MCU.
Barker's Row Review
 
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Board Game Reviews MB Michael Barnes Updated January 29, 2019 1669   0
Come see the magnificent, unfathomable, spine tingling, sensational...
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