BARGE stands for the Big August Rec.Gambling Excursion. It's an event that's been held annually since 1990.

You don't need to know anything about BARGE to use mb2, but BARGE and BARGErs have strongly influenced mb2. It is no coincidence that almost all the games mb2 currently knows how to deal occur in the BARGE Rule Book.

In 2020, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, BARGE was held online using an incredibly primitive version of mb2. So far, those tournaments are the largest ones mb2 has dealt to actual people.