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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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Legacy of Dragonholt
Interviews MB Michael Barnes Updated June 27, 2018 2417   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 1985   1
It’s time to clean house.
Gaslands
 
5.0
Board Game Reviews MB Michael Barnes Updated July 17, 2018 3541   0
The Fury Road of Tabletop Vehicle Combat Games. 
Seal Team Flix
 
4.0
Board Game Reviews MB Michael Barnes Updated July 14, 2018 1614   0
Hardcore FPS Tactical Combat Meets Finger Flickin' Fun.
Jurassic Park Danger Board Game
 
3.0
Board Game Reviews MB Michael Barnes Updated July 14, 2018 1168   0
Please retain a firm grasp on your hindquarters.
Thanos Rising Board Game
 
3.0
Board Game Reviews MB Michael Barnes Updated July 17, 2018 1530   0
Workmanlike but fun - perhaps the best description of both this game and the MCU.
Barker's Row Review
 
4.0
Board Game Reviews MB Michael Barnes Updated July 14, 2018 1434   0
Come see the magnificent, unfathomable, spine tingling, sensational...
Mythos Tales (2nd Edition) in Review
 
4.0
Board Game Reviews MB Michael Barnes Updated July 13, 2018 2367   0
Darkness lurks and insanity creeps in this great storytelling game.
Fairy Tile Board Game
 
3.5
Board Game Reviews MB Michael Barnes Updated July 17, 2018 2795   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.
Four Against Darkness in Review
 
4.0
Board Game Reviews MB Michael Barnes Updated July 26, 2018 5959   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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