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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Osprey’s Fall Book Harvest - Gaslands: Refueled, Frostgrave: Perilous Dark, Reality’s Edge - Review
 
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Board Game Reviews MB Michael Barnes October 17, 2019 429   0

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Osprey's Fall Harvest is here!
Judge Dredd: Helter Skelter is Much Better than Stookie Glanding - Review
 
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Board Game Reviews MB Michael Barnes Updated October 10, 2019 1444   0
Mega City Mayhem!
Vast: The Mysterious Manor is the Arthouse Dungeoncrawl - Review
 
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Board Game Reviews MB Michael Barnes Updated October 07, 2019 2934   0

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One of 2019's best and most compelling designs.
Barnes on Games: Cartographers, Old West Empresario, Sorcerer Reviewed
 
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Board Game Reviews MB Michael Barnes Updated October 08, 2019 1483   0
Another batch of capsule reviews...
In Lifeform, the Bug Hunts You - Review
 
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Board Game Reviews MB Michael Barnes Updated September 26, 2019 3922   1

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On the table, 2-4 players can hear you scream.
Setup is Half the Battle - Core Space Review
 
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Board Game Reviews MB Michael Barnes Updated September 24, 2019 2232   0

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Is 30 minutes of setup worth it?
Escape The Dark Castle is Wicked, Atavistic Fun - Review
 
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Board Game Reviews MB Michael Barnes Updated September 13, 2019 2273   0

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Now turn over...
Dune Gale Force Nine
 
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Board Game Reviews MB Michael Barnes Updated September 06, 2019 3869   0

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The sleeper has awakened.
Horrified Board Game
 
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Board Game Reviews MB Michael Barnes Updated August 22, 2019 2207   0

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Ravensburger and Prospero Hall strike again!
Tentacle Town Review
 
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Board Game Reviews MB Michael Barnes Updated August 21, 2019 1879   0

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The best game of 2019 to feature a SPINNER.
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