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There Will Be Games

Back during E3, the folks at Gameshark were just too busy to fool with board games.  Abner was living it up on some kind of press junket at E3 and the surrogate editor didn't have an opportunity to get my article up.  So the "Lost Episode" was born.



It's all about game art but it started out as a dual review of TRIBUNE and GLORY TO ROME.    I got caught up on how god awful ugly GLORY TO ROME is and just took it from there.

Now, I think the image of WARRORS OF BATAK is at least charming in a terrible kind of way, as opposed to the really crap art that we see a lot in the hobby.  At least they tried to make it look cool...didn't they?

Funny enough, a couple of months on, TRIBUNE is out of the collection and GLORY TO ROME is still in.

So have at it.   Next week...a very famous board game goes on trial.

There Will Be Games
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.

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Michael Barnes
Senior Board Game Reviews Editor

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