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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Postmortem- The Gothic Game Fails to Fund, But Is Still Awesome
 
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Board Game Reviews MB Michael Barnes Updated November 11, 2019 1294   0

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Rise from the grave.
D&D’s Descent into Avernus Puts You on the Highway to Hell - Review
 
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Board Game Reviews MB Michael Barnes Updated November 02, 2019 1364   0

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Going down, party time My friends are gonna be there too
Osprey’s Fall Book Harvest - Gaslands: Refueled, Frostgrave: Perilous Dark, Reality’s Edge - Review
 
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Board Game Reviews MB Michael Barnes Updated October 24, 2019 2137   0
Osprey's Fall Harvest is here!
Judge Dredd: Helter Skelter is Much Better than Stookie Glanding - Review
 
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Board Game Reviews MB Michael Barnes Updated October 10, 2019 3592   0
Mega City Mayhem!
Vast: The Mysterious Manor is the Arthouse Dungeoncrawl - Review
 
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Board Game Reviews MB Michael Barnes Updated October 22, 2019 3333   0

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One of 2019's best and most compelling designs.
Barnes on Games: Cartographers, Old West Empresario, Sorcerer Reviewed
 
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Board Game Reviews MB Michael Barnes Updated October 08, 2019 1702   0
Another batch of capsule reviews...
In Lifeform, the Bug Hunts You - Review
 
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Board Game Reviews MB Michael Barnes Updated October 22, 2019 4307   1

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On the table, 2-4 players can hear you scream.
Setup is Half the Battle - Core Space Review
 
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Board Game Reviews MB Michael Barnes Updated October 22, 2019 2811   0

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Is 30 minutes of setup worth it?
Escape The Dark Castle is Wicked, Atavistic Fun - Review
 
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Board Game Reviews MB Michael Barnes Updated September 13, 2019 2438   0

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Now turn over...
Dune Gale Force Nine
 
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Board Game Reviews MB Michael Barnes Updated September 06, 2019 5252   0

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The sleeper has awakened.
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