Michael Barnes (He/Him)
Senior Board Game Reviews Editor

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.

Michael Barnes
Senior Board Game Reviews Editor
 

Articles by Michael Barnes

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Zombie Kidz: Evolution
 
5.0
Board Game Reviews MB Michael Barnes Updated July 18, 2019 585   0

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I can’t believe I’m giving Zombie Kidz: Evolution, a recent iEllo release, five stars. But here we are.
D&D Summer Camp #4: At The Grown Folks Table
Staff Blogs MB Michael Barnes Updated July 01, 2019 825   0

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Failing a DC 20 adulting roll.
Legends Untold
 
3.0
Board Game Reviews MB Michael Barnes Updated July 18, 2019 1705   0

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A great dungeoncrawler with a diversity problem.
D&D Summer Camp #3: Last Night a DM Saved My Life
Staff Blogs MB Michael Barnes Updated June 18, 2019 1135   0

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Old School Jams.  
Middara
 
4.0
Board Game Reviews MB Michael Barnes Updated June 19, 2019 2717   0

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Middara is a lot to unpack.
D&D Summer Camp #2: D&D Killed the Board Game Star
Staff Blogs MB Michael Barnes Updated June 11, 2019 3608   0

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A storytelling epiphany.
D&D Summer Camp #1: The Great Watermelon Fake Out
Staff Blogs MB Michael Barnes Updated May 30, 2019 1459   0

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The adventures of Sprax and Ivy begin!
Monster Fight Club's Monster Terrain - Preview
 
0.0
Board Game Reviews MB Michael Barnes Updated May 23, 2019 1730   0
No more insulation foam and aquarium plants - Monster Terrain is an excellent "easy" terrain option.
Res Arcana Review
 
5.0
Board Game Reviews MB Michael Barnes Updated April 25, 2019 4115   0

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The best game of 2019 - so far!
Beta Colony Board Game
 
3.0
Board Game Reviews MB Michael Barnes Updated April 19, 2019 2217   1

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A study in modesty?
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