Ryan / May 27th, 2009
Watch this video on Youtube
April 8, 2010 at 8:00 am
HyperReality..now that’s something you expierence smoking Pot…how high where those dudes who made this game?
April 8, 2010 at 10:28 pm
Heh…reminds me of what I used to do to my friends during a late night D&D session.
The dragon flamed them to hell?
April 9, 2010 at 7:01 am
Haha, somehow the floating head on the VHS tape reminds me of Trickster from Brainscan (the movie).
April 9, 2010 at 10:20 pm
I think both this and Spoony’s riffing on the VHS each give its own view of the game itself, and they’re both very funny!
At 7:57, why do I got to be the wizard, he sucks!
April 11, 2010 at 12:21 pm
I’d love to see James and Mother Fucker Mike play this, or some of the other Dungeons and Dragons-like games out there. (Hero Quest, Weapons and Warriors, maybe even Dungeons and Dragons itself, ect.)
April 11, 2010 at 12:22 pm
D’oh…they already played Weapons and Warriors…crap..that wasn’t the game I was thinking of, lol. Whoops.
April 12, 2010 at 3:41 am
if i knew where you lived i would come to you faster than you could say fuck beacuse i love RPG even awesome pc grafics ones like runes of magic!
April 13, 2010 at 6:49 am
Man, I loved this game. I’ve probably watched that video at least 20 times. It’s a shame you didn’t get to play it much cause it was a ton of fun.
April 14, 2010 at 3:14 am
The video for the game is fucking awesome!
April 14, 2010 at 3:13 pm
Fuck Yeah this is some awesome shit!
April 15, 2010 at 4:25 am
you are so stupid: Broken Crap, Sword Crap
April 22, 2010 at 2:09 am
April 24, 2010 at 5:34 pm
Reallly nice to see these D&D esque Board games. It really let you somewhat try it out before you spend a fortune on Books, Dice and other such stuff.
April 27, 2010 at 12:00 am
I have that Rocky shirt.
May 1, 2010 at 2:21 pm
the “glam rock” warrior part was some of the funniest stuff I’ve ever seen – absolutely awesome!
May 4, 2010 at 9:10 pm
looks like a good game, the video kinda makes it lame, but it looks interesting…. run for the door, yeah to go get snacks! were gonna be here a while xD xD
May 6, 2010 at 2:45 pm
This is one of his best videos!
“Hey! I’m Board James. And when Board James is bored, I play some board games!” <- epic
But tell me, what song is it at 5:23? ^^
May 7, 2010 at 1:57 pm
dude wtf was up with the telletubbie ROFL
May 19, 2010 at 3:46 pm
My best friend growing up got this game for his birthday… We actually only played it once, but we created our own game with the boards which was awesome!
May 23, 2010 at 9:37 pm
The warrior is Deron McBee a.k.a Malibu from American Gladiators. He looks like a joke, but he`s probably a legend judging from this:
May 24, 2010 at 5:07 pm
DragonStrike is a quest to give a shit about the quest. That pretty much sums it up.
May 26, 2010 at 12:08 am
Wow. I never had that game when I was a kid, but now I definitely want a copy of that tape.
June 7, 2010 at 1:29 am
Whoa! When i saw this Vid, I was Stoked! I loved that sweet ass Dragon Strike video:) Well the other day i was checking out thrift store for cool VHS tapes, i found VR Troopers, WMCA Masters, Excalibur…… and then when I couldn’t think it could get any sweeter….. There it was, the Fuckin’ Dragon Strike Tape!!!!!! I got on here watched this vid again, cause i love it James, and registered…. what a pass code you gave me (fuck!) Now i am going to pop that bad motherfucker in the vcr and have a blast! I got it for $1.25! I totally ripped that thrift store off!!!!
Take Care Everybody…and thank you James for making such sweet videos
June 10, 2010 at 6:13 am
Speaking of “video games”, I was wondering if anyone else has ever played one of the nightmare games? My friends and I thought they were pretty neat as children, but trying to play one of them these days just left us all in laughter. ANSWER ME!
June 10, 2010 at 12:52 pm
Mostly unrelated, but, for some reason, I have this permanent memory etched in my head of renting the Dragonstrike NES game. I would play it for 30 seconds, and for some reason, the damn game made my eyes hurt from eyestrain or rage after only 20 minutes of play. That whole night was my 8-year-old self’s constant struggle to get back to the TV to try to beat it. My parents put me to bed because my eyes were bloodshot.
Now I can’t see the Dragonstrike logo without experiencing that flush of pain.
June 10, 2010 at 12:53 pm
30 seconds? Oh man, I need to not watch videos first thing after waking up and then write comments.
June 10, 2010 at 1:02 pm
DAMN IT After watching it, I had to leave another comment.
Have you guys ever experienced “NIGHTMARE: The VHS Board Game.” My experience with it turned into a ritual with a friend and I. Whenever we had nothing to watch or play, we would just pop in the VHS from it and laugh as we watched it straight through. I dunno James, if you have it, I recommend doing it as a review.
June 18, 2010 at 10:32 am
james if i was born where you were and i was as old as you i definantly would have played that with ya. ive watched the VHS tape, but ive never played the game since all the pieces were lost by the time i got old enough to play it. Im the type of person who uses his imagination for almost anything just for humor, so that gmae was perfect for me. To tell ya the truth though i used to always think it was called dungeons and dragons, but o well. everyone has their differences.
June 18, 2010 at 12:57 pm
I always liked how clips from the VHS were taken and edited in such a way that it sounds like James is having a conversation with the characters in the video. “Okay, there’s someone at the window. What do you want me to do about it? Cast a… death spell on them?” “Of course! ”
The Rocky (SMS) video had this as well, and it’s pulled off quite well. Props.
July 3, 2010 at 3:29 pm
lol when you got to the “Crap” part I broke down laughin.
July 8, 2010 at 5:28 pm
The barbarian was probably a film student who dabbled in glamor rock. Where can you get a wig like that? I’d totally have stuck around and played it with you.
I laughed about everyone else having to leave a room. It is basically the best excuse to run and never turn back.
July 11, 2010 at 8:24 pm
Correct me if I’m wrong…but the Warrior guy…
He was on an episode of Married with Children as the male stripper dressed up a cop in one episode.
Plus, if I know right, that guy was in some soft core, low budget style adult films.
…just an observation.
July 13, 2010 at 12:02 am
SURELY YOU JEST
July 16, 2010 at 4:04 pm
This game appears to be basically a rip-off of dungeons and dragons. Or maybe the other way around, since now D&D is played with miniatures but it used to be played more by pure imagination and description. So perhaps D&D knocked off this game!
the main difference seems to be that this game lacks a lot of the role-playing aspect and the long-term character development, as well as lacking any long-term questing.
Also D&D has thankfully avoided the glam-rock porn star warrior on film.
July 29, 2010 at 9:44 am
Lol that looks like the shit. And fuck it i’ll play dragonstrike with you ha i’d be pretty pissed off if everyone tried to leave i’d be like I JUST SET THIS SHIT UP NOW SIT THE FUCK DOWN
July 30, 2010 at 12:10 pm
The warrior’s claim to fame was that he was Malibu from the first season of American Gladiators. This was Malibu in a nutshell, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuQd4gezpcI
August 22, 2010 at 11:41 am
Yeah take that you f***ing teletubby
September 15, 2010 at 4:36 pm
dude.. that gladiator is none other than MALIBU from AMERICAN GLADIATORS! http://www.jaunted.com/files/admin/malibu.jpg
September 15, 2010 at 11:07 pm
Holy fuck. Somebody else had this game? Glad I’m not the only one who noticed the Crap cards. To this day, I still say, “Oooh! I’m shaking in my boots!” You’re my hero, James.
September 16, 2010 at 1:57 am
I just noticed the Key to the Kingdom box in the closet. For the love of Godzilla, you’ve got to feature that game in an episode! A Temple of Martyrs! Whirlpool warp gates! What’s not to love?
September 16, 2010 at 2:16 am
I agree with a previous post that this is a reminder of Nightmare. I think the game would be a hilarious Halloween board james episode. It screams cinematic cheese factor. Apparently they even saw fit for a sequel…”YES MY GATE KEEPER!”
September 16, 2010 at 3:07 pm
It would’ve been great to see you actually play the game, but i guess noone wanted to play it
September 18, 2010 at 7:23 am
September 24, 2010 at 6:40 pm
Wait a minute, wasn’t this game advertised on the back of almost every comic book during the 90′s? I remember having copies of Captain America, Spider Man, Iron Man, and X-men with this on the back. I think it was made by a company named TSR if I’m not mistaken. Wow, what a trip.
September 28, 2010 at 2:45 am
what is the song used right when james opens the closet??
October 11, 2010 at 2:32 pm
Wow that game looks interesting,and that vid is crazy man! Long Live th Nerd!!
October 27, 2010 at 1:21 am
the warrior is awesome in “curb your enthusiasm,” he says something like, “i’m gonna make you poop your bald pants,” comic gold.
November 13, 2010 at 12:11 pm
Wow, this is the first time I’ve been able to say this with such certainty- my friends growing up were cooler than your friends!
That’s right, I was the dragon master running the game during middle school daycare after school. I still have the video and a few pieces of the game, but unfortunately most of it has been lost.
What’s left is tucked in a The Classic Dungeon box with what remains of Hero Quest.
Maybe you have better friends now that would play with you? Pro tip: tempt them with some beer first.
Anyways, great video! The Warrior rocking out made me LOL.
November 13, 2010 at 1:43 pm
Nobody wants to play. Too nerdy huh?
November 16, 2010 at 12:20 pm
I’m actually shocked that James didn’t make mention of the fact that the main guy behind the video (and also behind the warrior classes in the game) was Flint *G.I. Joe, Transformers, Visionaries, Inhumanoids* Dille. That guy was one of Sunbow’s main braintrust writer’s in the 80′s, and is still a cool cat today. Just kinda shocked that james didn’t mention it in the vid.
November 16, 2010 at 2:05 pm
This episode is hilarious, but what is it doing on the front page?
November 16, 2010 at 2:30 pm
November 16, 2010 at 2:53 pm
I like this, but Spoony not only did it first, but did it better
November 16, 2010 at 3:29 pm
Spoony can fuck himself.
November 16, 2010 at 3:32 pm
Why is this on the front page?
this is nowhere near new.
November 16, 2010 at 3:35 pm
This is an awesome game!, but I really prefer the impossible Mario Bros
November 16, 2010 at 4:17 pm
Would you be willing to upload the entire video form the game it seems rather lulzy?
November 16, 2010 at 4:27 pm
imma be the wizard!
shut up Cardwell.
November 16, 2010 at 5:14 pm
For peps who are asking why this is on the first page, Im thinking when no new vids go up the old ones go on a shuffle mode, a good thing for anyone new to this site or looking for some classic James.
November 16, 2010 at 6:03 pm
The guy with the big hair, wasn’t that one of the American Gladiators? I think he’s name was Malibu or something like that. ^_^
November 16, 2010 at 6:20 pm
November 16, 2010 at 6:49 pm
Anyone else remember seeing ads for this in comics? It’s all over anything published by Marvel in the early 90s.
November 16, 2010 at 6:52 pm
Why is this on the homepage? It’s an old episode.
November 16, 2010 at 7:09 pm
It’s on the frontpage because it kicks ass; now lay off! I actually hadn’t seen this one, and it happens to be a game I own. I actually have the video on DVD (it’s a bootleg) ’cause my VHS got eaten by an old tape rewinder (anybody remember those things?)
This game actually kind of sucked, and no one would ever play it with you. It was also impossibly hard to take the video seriously, even as a kid. Everything about the game was just vague and poorly explained. As a kid, I didn’t get it. As an adult, it’s not that cool anymore.
Even so, it’s just one of those things that you keep around to show off how much of a nerd you are to your friends.
P.S. Alright… I’ll be the wizard… but I’m not wearing a wolf on my head.
November 16, 2010 at 7:33 pm
@ SadomYat…..dude..i picked up an old VHS rewinder not to long ago..there is nothing like watching (the) Empire (strikes back) and rewinding Evil Dead 2 simultaneously !!!…
November 16, 2010 at 8:19 pm
he changes the vidoes on the homepage everyone once and a while. its not always new
November 16, 2010 at 8:45 pm
I miss playing board games! I remember when I used to cry over Snakes and Ladders LOL How pathetic is that?
November 16, 2010 at 8:59 pm
@paisan13 Good eye! That is indeed Malibu, also known as Deron McBee. He was well-known at the time for his various bit-roles in television series, and a number of films over his career, films both famous and relatively unknown.
November 16, 2010 at 9:51 pm
It may be old buy damn it is funny. I had this same board game too. I watched the video more than I played the game. All of my friends were too stupid to play and don’t get me started on my sister.
November 16, 2010 at 10:03 pm
looks a lot like heroquest. It was impossible to get some dudes together to play it properly. I had more fun designing dungeons than actually playing
November 16, 2010 at 10:34 pm
i love this one
November 17, 2010 at 12:09 am
November 17, 2010 at 12:17 am
It’s on the front page because we are back-to-the-futureing!
November 17, 2010 at 12:36 am
That asshole king was in Problem Child 2. I never had smart enough friends to play this or Hero Quest.
November 17, 2010 at 12:43 am
awesome video. I would play the game with you James
November 17, 2010 at 2:55 am
Can’t help laughing…
November 17, 2010 at 3:03 am
yeah i agree with most people here. great episode (dragon strike is a very nostalgic game and i love it to death) but why is it on the front page? I got excited and expected a part 2 (pleasseeeee) to Board James’ Dragon Strike but alas… So… im confused.
November 17, 2010 at 6:08 am
I WANT A CHILD FROM YOU JAMES!!!
November 17, 2010 at 10:13 am
Abbadon89, were you like, wanting to have a child WITH him… Or From him? I mean, it’s kinda weird if you just wanted him to give you one… like gift wrapped or something…
Great Episode, as always, James!!!
November 17, 2010 at 10:28 am
the scene with Maliubu from American Gladiators is still the best
November 17, 2010 at 10:29 am
the Glamrock Warrior is Malibu from American Gladiators
November 17, 2010 at 2:27 pm
Is this a game that came out before Hero Quest?!
I also had troubles with that game finding people who wanted to play with me…yeah, it traumatized my childhood
November 17, 2010 at 3:55 pm
Spoony of the Spoony Experiment has done his own video on Dragon Strike, but I like this one better.
I agree that the game looks complicated. The only RPGs that are easy for me to play are video games like the Marvel Ultimate Alliance games.
5:23- The Warrior looks like if Dorthy and the Cowardly Lion had a kid. I apologise to anyone I gave the image of that to anyone reading this.
November 19, 2010 at 8:16 pm
omg i wanna play!
November 28, 2010 at 1:50 am
holy shit it’s Poe i bet he wanted to play
December 1, 2010 at 8:34 pm
Here is a funny Malibu interview.
December 3, 2010 at 7:26 pm
January 10, 2011 at 1:27 pm
I had the same problem with all of my broad games. All the kids wanted to do was play hockey!
January 30, 2011 at 9:30 pm
NOT SO FAST! you have activated my crap card
February 11, 2011 at 1:40 am
Hey that king played “Mr. Ligget” in that awesome Matthew Broderick/Ally Sheedy movie “WarGames.”
February 24, 2011 at 2:32 pm
Abbadon89 WTF is your problem?”I WANT A CHILD FROM YOU JAMES!!!”
WTF was that man???? What are you thinking??!!??
February 25, 2011 at 9:55 pm
yay, i get to be the wizard!!!! lol
March 3, 2011 at 4:24 pm
This game was the shit, I used to get all my friends over and play this… the video was a stinker though, your ending is fucking hilarious.
March 13, 2011 at 10:26 am
The guy on the tape reminds me of Gerrit Graham, he’s Dr. Pankow from Parker Lewis can’t lose.
March 21, 2011 at 10:02 pm
i would play board games with James.
March 27, 2011 at 1:52 pm
I’m a huge fan of this Board James series. It has inspired me to do a video on the 1995 OverPower card game with Marvel, DC and Image super heroes. If anyone is craving more retro gaming you should check it out. Thanks!
March 29, 2011 at 11:06 am
Great Clip james…….I Can’t Stop laughing…..lol
April 20, 2011 at 8:54 pm
So how about I was just watching Married…With Children. It’s the episode where Al buys Peggy some lingerie for her birthday to cheer her up. The doorbell rings and a cop is there who turns out (obviously) to be a stripper. And who’s that stripper? Yep! The warrior from the Dragonstrike VHS tape. How’s THAT for a career that took off!
April 29, 2011 at 3:36 am
May 10, 2011 at 1:23 am
Seen this a long time ago but since this is the 100th Comment I felt a need.
May 11, 2011 at 3:24 pm
Wanna play dragonstrike sometime JAMES?
May 14, 2011 at 4:09 pm
The “T” in “trap” actually looks like the Japanese letter “te” (て).
May 30, 2011 at 7:33 pm
Am i the only one who feels like an asshole watching this
June 5, 2011 at 9:09 am
June 5, 2011 at 2:37 pm
I had this game when I was maybe 12. The game was very attractive, so many miniatures, dice cards and other stuff. Its exactly like James says, you cannot get anyone to play this game! I don’t think I ever played a complete game of this.
June 20, 2011 at 11:26 pm
The glam metal fairy that plays the warrior was also “Malibu” on American Gladiators. And yes, I am extremely embarrassed that I know that.
June 29, 2011 at 6:14 pm
At 7:45, he’s definitely not saying “smite.” Looks more like he’s saying “smote” and they overdubbed it in post-production.
June 30, 2011 at 12:17 am
Why do you waste your time making these videos? overanalyzers and ninja turtles included. You say you are too busy to make new AVGN, but your too busy because your wasting your time making these inferior videos. They were cool when they were videos on the side of AVGN, which is the series everyone wants to see.AVGN creeated the avenue for you to showcase your other talents, but now your focusing way too much on the other stuff, and not enough time on the original thing that brought you the most success, your most popular series. and I know your working on a movie too. The NES punk has mini reviews, maybe you should think about doing some of those, just to keep the AVGN fans saitiated.
June 30, 2011 at 1:37 am
DUDE I’M A TOTAL GEEK I WANNA PLAY!! No, I’m serious, I wanna play Dragon Strike with you. :3
June 30, 2011 at 2:09 am
i hope that new avgn will come
June 30, 2011 at 3:30 am
if you can find it do “nightmare” loved that game when i was a kid, its another vhs board game.
July 1, 2011 at 8:18 pm
To all the people complaining about him making this instead of another AVGN, STFU! first of all, these take much less time and funds to make. secondly, it was posted over 2 years ago. learn to read.
July 1, 2011 at 8:32 pm
I actually got this game for christmas when I was a younger .. I opened it once tryed to play with few friends with no sucess.. Could be a good game I like D&D and all the work is done for you, you just have to play. But couldn’t get anyone interested enough to play it.
Actually fairly new board game I have discovered that is fun it Arkham Horror.. it’s made by Fantasy Flight Games, They have been making tons of awsome board games.
Anyone in ottawa area that wants to play give me a email email@example.com
July 1, 2011 at 9:09 pm
best board james ever
July 4, 2011 at 4:25 pm
Using a death spell on Po? The blonde dude from American Gladiators killing a scorpion with it’s own venom ( wouldn’t it be immune to it as it is produced in it’s own body)? Glam metal? Types of crap…
Wow, this is so… AWESOME. But I don’t want to be the wizard.
July 9, 2011 at 6:28 pm
I wanna play it. Right now. Let’s go.
July 20, 2011 at 8:17 am
I have always known those tellitubbies were up to no good, now I have proof! Seriously this game exudes nerdiness
August 5, 2011 at 11:54 pm
Don’t call me Shirley
August 23, 2011 at 7:23 pm
@MDWallstreet Wow, you gotta to be a real asshole to write something like this. You come here, watch all the videos for free and dare to complain and tell James what to do??? AVGN has no fucking duty to please you and can waste his time on whatever he wants, if you dont like the video – dont watch it. Who do you think you are? Besides – learn to read cause this video is 2 years old…
August 29, 2011 at 5:02 pm
I remember a kid at the babysitter’s house had this and it looked too huge and daunting to try. So we just played nintendo instead!
September 11, 2011 at 2:29 am
My brothers and I played the living hell out of this game (also HeroQuest and a few others of its ilk). We were lucky to have friends who had the patience to get into this crazy shit.
I find your edits with the DragonMaster video funny as hell. Even as a kid I could tell that guy was overacting in a way that would make Shatner tell him to tone it down a notch.
I also used to torture players by making them watch the damn video while I set up the game too. We pretty much had that totally ridiculous video memorized. This game still remains one of the things I wish I’d kept over the years.
Any chance of doing any kind of advanced game like this where you actually play it? HeroQuest was a cock tease on that front.
September 11, 2011 at 12:54 pm
When he asks if he should cast a death spell and the guy replies, “Of Course”, the floating head sounded like Christopher Walken XD
December 27, 2011 at 11:23 am
why do i have to be the wizard?
January 17, 2012 at 9:52 am
Had to watch it again, definitely my favorite BoardJames to date.