Articles by Michael Barnes

Michael Barnes

Editor-in-Chief

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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Seal Team Flix
 
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Michael Barnes   June 11, 2018   289   0
Hardcore FPS Tactical Combat Meets Finger Flickin' Fun.
Jurassic Park Danger Board Game
 
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Michael Barnes   June 06, 2018   234   0
Please retain a firm grasp on your hindquarters.
Thanos Rising Board Game
 
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Michael Barnes   May 30, 2018   394   0
Workmanlike but fun - perhaps the best description of both this game and the MCU.
 
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Michael Barnes   May 24, 2018   627   0
Come see the magnificent, unfathomable, spine tingling, sensational...
 
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Michael Barnes   May 17, 2018   979   0
Darkness lurks and insanity creeps in this great storytelling game.
Fairy Tile Board Game
 
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Michael Barnes   May 08, 2018   1072   0
Iello's Fairy Tile, designed by Matthew Dunstan and Brett Gilbert, asks players to complete a bespoke story by positioning three figures representing a knight, a princess and a dragon around a modular board.
 
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Michael Barnes   April 30, 2018   3209   0
The most compelling thing about Ganesha Games’ Four Against Darkness isn't that it appeared seemingly out of nowhere to climb the top games ranking over at another board games site two years after its release. It's that it flies so defiantly in the face of trend, daring a couple of generations' worth of gamers that have been reared on mountains of heart tokens, endless doom trackers, and scores of bubblegum machine figures to go back to the basics.
 
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Michael Barnes   February 23, 2017   5059   0
"Monolithic and Unstoppable"
Conan
 
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Michael Barnes   January 26, 2017   4493   0
The worst best game of last year
 
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Michael Barnes   December 30, 2016   5636   0
Spoiler- It's Star Trek: Ascendancy
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