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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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Ticket to Ride: New York
 
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Board Game Reviews
Michael Barnes   July 18, 2018   364   0
The Big Apple gets little.
Legacy of Dragonholt
Interviews
Michael Barnes   June 27, 2018   966   1
A Q&A with one of the most narratively astute designers working in games today.
Meeples
Rants & Raves
Michael Barnes   June 25, 2018   1414   1
It’s time to clean house.
Gaslands
 
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Board Game Reviews
Michael Barnes   June 20, 2018   1891   0
The Fury Road of Tabletop Vehicle Combat Games. 
Seal Team Flix
 
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Board Game Reviews
Michael Barnes   June 11, 2018   622   0
Hardcore FPS Tactical Combat Meets Finger Flickin' Fun.
Jurassic Park Danger Board Game
 
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Board Game Reviews
Michael Barnes   June 06, 2018   484   0
Please retain a firm grasp on your hindquarters.
Thanos Rising Board Game
 
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Board Game Reviews
Michael Barnes   May 30, 2018   636   0
Workmanlike but fun - perhaps the best description of both this game and the MCU.
 
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Board Game Reviews
Michael Barnes   May 24, 2018   868   0
Come see the magnificent, unfathomable, spine tingling, sensational...
 
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Board Game Reviews
Michael Barnes   May 17, 2018   1378   0
Darkness lurks and insanity creeps in this great storytelling game.
Fairy Tile Board Game
 
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Board Game Reviews
Michael Barnes   May 08, 2018   1341   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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