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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Warhammer Triple Threat- Storm Vault, Combat Arena, Dreadfane Review
 
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Board Game Reviews MB Michael Barnes Updated August 15, 2019 1160   0
Games Workshop's new board games are taking Warhammer mainstream.
D&D Summer Camp 5: The Black Spider
Staff Blogs MB Michael Barnes Updated August 13, 2019 720   0

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One Summer Can Change Everything
Shadows of Malice Review (2015)
 
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Board Game Reviews MB Michael Barnes Updated July 30, 2019 1377   0

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One of the best games of recent years- my original review from 2015.
Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Warcry
 
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Board Game Reviews MB Michael Barnes Updated July 30, 2019 20158   0

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Another stunner out of Nottingham.
Zombie Kidz: Evolution
 
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Board Game Reviews MB Michael Barnes Updated July 18, 2019 1220   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 918   0

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Failing a DC 20 adulting roll.
Legends Untold
 
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Board Game Reviews MB Michael Barnes Updated July 18, 2019 2004   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 1223   0

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Old School Jams.  
Middara
 
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Board Game Reviews MB Michael Barnes Updated June 19, 2019 3491   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 4278   0

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A storytelling epiphany.
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