James / April 14th, 2010
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April 14, 2010 at 2:25 am
A Zelda board game? What
October 5, 2013 at 10:32 pm
There was also a Pokemon board game based off of the original TV series.
April 14, 2010 at 2:27 am
Man i need to get back into board games that is bot made by Hasbro
April 14, 2010 at 2:29 am
I nagged and nagged my parents for this game as a child…i mean every year…but ’twas not to be.
PS when will the nerd be back
April 14, 2010 at 2:31 am
I can’t count the number of times that exact moment has happened with me and a friend. Same wording, same tone, same reaction <_< … V_V
April 14, 2010 at 2:32 am
One of the most popular board games ever, at least here in Europe.
So glad to hear you finally make a video of it, it has a very high replay value for me, and it’s easy to play even if everybody’s wasted
April 14, 2010 at 2:34 am
When Motherfucker Mike goes “I’m bored, can we play a different game,” that look was priceless… Great job making this a new series. I’m hooked.
April 14, 2010 at 2:40 am
too short, the best review so far is CROSS FIRE, btw when will the nerd be back, because i want to see some more crappy games maybe a leap from nitendo and sega maybe to the PS and PS2 where there are alot of shitty games because they had over 1000s of games on those systems so there has to be a mountain of shit ones
April 14, 2010 at 2:41 am
In the first comment i saw somone say ” a zelda board game , what?” and then i looked closly at the video and there is a zelda board game !!! honestly that should be the AVGN next board game review. I know this isn’t called the angry board game nerd but considering this would be a reivew based off zelda , one of the most classic video games of all time i think it would be a bit commical to see some angryness in it.
April 14, 2010 at 2:44 am
Has anyone seen Top 20 AVGN RANTS?
It was announced the next AVGN is in May
April 14, 2010 at 2:45 am
This game was great. Once we went through all the quests, we made up our own and customized the figures by melting some and adding extra arms and weapons. We had two sets to work with. Good times.
April 14, 2010 at 2:49 am
damn, i just got done commenting on how good the title card for mouse trap was. look at this bastard. other than that it was pretty funny, just another nerdy ass rpg board game. hey james, i think you should make an actual feature length film. take a break from the little stuff and go all out.
April 14, 2010 at 2:50 am
Nice Vid man. But.. who the hell is Mofo Mike?
April 14, 2010 at 2:53 am
You’ve perfectly summed up most of my experience with Hero Quest, but somehow that didn’t stop me from buying expansion packs for it that never got used.
Interesting title card. Did Mike make it? And, I know you said you were taking a break from AVGN, but I never expected the amount of content you’ve been putting out the past few weeks. I hope you reference Just the Ten of Us when you comment on the Nightmare documentary:)
April 14, 2010 at 3:03 am
I have to say that this one was disapointing. Maybe because I never played board games so I didn’t get the joke. The video was short and it was not as good as the other ones. You can’t make a good video everytime iI guess.
February 3, 2013 at 3:59 pm
I don’t play board games much either. I was a little disappointed that it didn’t go into the game play
but I thought the joke was clear enough–
There was just so much set up and rules to go through
that it ends up being a chore. I mean is it a board
game or is it a flight instruction manual for a 747?
Also, your tribute to Rope was great, well, for what it was worth anyway. I’m just amazed at how computers have made film so much different now. Whenever I watch Children of Men I think of Rope. I still contend that Rebecca is Hitchcock’s best work. For those of you that don’t know – Hitchcock filmed Rebecca so that the editor had no choice but to cut the film exactly the way the director intended. Sheer genius.
April 14, 2010 at 3:04 am
That Motherfucker Mike is a motherfucker!
what a generic name for a board game by the way.
April 14, 2010 at 3:07 am
Hell yeah i just got my popcorn some soda was gonna see a movie (I.e DvD) but new bored James is just as good =D
April 14, 2010 at 3:31 am
I think im addicted to these guys
April 14, 2010 at 3:40 am
lol – mike’s such a dick
April 14, 2010 at 3:53 am
Great game… We used to have this, but usually I was the only one that wanted to play it seriously.
April 14, 2010 at 4:05 am
Please James, the next board review should really be the zelda board game.
April 14, 2010 at 4:14 am
Pretty funny, but I wished that you would have explained more about the game to the audience as you went along…. That’s usually how your Board James segments are shown… Good nonetheless.
April 14, 2010 at 4:17 am
I never play board games with people not interested in playing.
I know this was all a show but just saying. I think the video would have been more interesting if you guys actually played it.
I’m surprised you answered the people asking about your AVGN videos too. You have to remember that most people just don’t keep track of stuff or forget. It’s the internet era my friend! For people like me and you who were born before it, it’s different; but for the kids born when internet was already around…….. you can’t expect too much. You shouldn’t worry about it.
April 14, 2010 at 4:21 am
Ha, after all that crap just to play a board game…perfect reaction.
April 14, 2010 at 4:42 am
I made this account just to comment on this video.
I used to play this a lot when i was younger, it was one of my educators who bringed this game. Everyone got attached to it and we loved it. Perfect review, hope you’ll do more (finally) of those games i actually also used to play.
April 14, 2010 at 4:48 am
Oh no! It’s Dragon Strike all over again!
Something’s telling me that Board James will never play any table top RPG-like board games with anyone. I guess that ton of stat tracking would turn anyone off from the game.
Well, it was amusing, at least.
April 14, 2010 at 4:51 am
I remember setting up in shot class in 9th grade,it would take most of the time period and then we’d play for 10 mins sometimes,lol. You should do clue if u have it or life,lol.
April 14, 2010 at 4:56 am
I really liked playing the game when I was young. I always wanted to be the Dwarf.
April 14, 2010 at 5:12 am
DUDE! i use to have this game when i was a little kid! it was my favorite board game i ever had.
if you ever need a game partner, hit me up! of course you would have to pay for my plane ticket, let me sleep on your couch, have free access to your fridge, and to guest star in a review k?
seriously, i fucking loved this board game when i was little.
Sooo booring game.:)
April 14, 2010 at 5:22 am
And that’s how it goes playing a game. They choose, then choose not to play, lol! Mother fucker, why you gonna choose if you don’t want to play. Picky little bastard, lol! Good episode. Can’t wait for the next.
April 14, 2010 at 5:31 am
I played “Hero Quest” on the Commodore 64 back in the day, but I had no idea there was a board game. I wonder if those two games have anything in common, or is it just a coincidence that they have the same title.
April 14, 2010 at 5:58 am
Alright, I gotta ask. Did you ever play Dungeons & Dragons? It seems a lot of your board games come pretty close, but aren’t quite the same thing. I still play every sunday night, and I’m 32 (I know…I’m a dork). So, I’m not gonna laugh if you say “yes”.
April 14, 2010 at 6:02 am
The ending was fuckin funny! Keep it up
April 14, 2010 at 6:11 am
Friend got this and loved to play when I was kid.
April 14, 2010 at 6:19 am
Very well done! another decent addition to the board james series. i expected it to be longer but i cannot blame you two for making this vid short. why do people make games that requires soooo much reading beforehand? thats just fukin boring, hopefully this vid will tell manufacturers that long instruction manuals are bullshit!
i’ve said more than enough, awesome vid. cant wait for more.
April 14, 2010 at 6:20 am
I always wanted this game, and when i asked for it for my birthday or christmas, I got Key to the Kingdom instead. I was slightly dissipointed by that.
April 14, 2010 at 6:28 am
That was really funny. I saw Key to the Kingdom in there – you should definitely review that! Either that or do an episode on all sorts of fantasy adventure games.
April 14, 2010 at 6:32 am
Great vid man.
April 14, 2010 at 6:45 am
Haha, great video. I remember playing 13 Dead End Drive with my brother when we were kids and it would take about 20 minutes to set up. By the time we set up all of the shitty props and set the traps, neither of us would would want to actually play the game.
April 14, 2010 at 6:58 am
Day 1: Christmas: Wheuuu Cool game!! thx mom & dad
Day 2: Come on lets play it – call my friends- but nobody understood the rules- friends left or we played with the figures
Day 3: First pieces and figures broken
Day 4- 6 my mom studied the manual and exlained the game to me
Day 7 boring game .. my parents said its way too complicated -my friends and I only liked the (now broken ) figures
10 Years later in the attic: Wheeuu new figures for Warhammer Fantasy modding… (nealry the same happend when Battle Masters came out one year later)
April 14, 2010 at 7:02 am
MotherFucker Mike chose the Wizard?
…does that mean he’ll get 50,000 on Double Dragon now?
April 14, 2010 at 7:28 am
This is probably my fav board game ever! My older brother bought it the day it came out, and one day he gave it to me cause I was interested in it. I’m probably the only one in my house who likes it. I think it’s a very underrated game! Great Board James, but it would have been fun to get a little more details about the game, and your opinion on it. But still, it was nice to see you do a “review” of this game. Thanks.
April 14, 2010 at 7:32 am
hee i loled, man you got alot of gaOH crap it’s a Zelda Board game!
April 14, 2010 at 7:45 am
Great video, this is awesom.
One of the best Board-James episodes, but in fact, they’re all great.
April 14, 2010 at 7:54 am
mike really is a mother fucker!!! those kids that would do what he did to you always pissed me off!!
April 14, 2010 at 7:57 am
I’d nearly forgoten how complicated board games could be and the pain of someone no longer being bothered to play. Good to see Board James again.
April 14, 2010 at 8:04 am
so will there be a sequel?? Or did I just waste 5 minutes of my life :p Tnx a lot muthafuckin Mike
April 14, 2010 at 8:09 am
April 14, 2010 at 8:16 am
So true to life. Every time I tried to play Hero Quest with my friends, by the time it was set up, they’d bail.
April 14, 2010 at 8:18 am
muthafuckin Mike and james funny video i just wanna say ive been a fan of James videogame videos since like 2007 late 2007 Early 2008 anyways i just wanan make a suggestion im not complaining i love your videos the only thing i have to say is if maybe there can be a sequel to this or the videos could be longer thats all cause i love your vids later dudes
April 14, 2010 at 8:25 am
Heroquest was the shit. Hope this was only a teaser for a real vid. Make motherfucker Mike play this – he’s totally missing out.
April 14, 2010 at 8:29 am
are you kidding me?! when i aws about 8 years old i was at school then i saw the guys from class 2 (i was in class 1) they played hero quest and i wanted to be in it and then my journey began.
DUDE TELL ME YOUR ADRESS THIS GAME IS THE BEST GAME OF ALL THE GAMES I EVER PLAYED!
April 14, 2010 at 8:37 am
This board game was similar to Dragon Strike and I just found out the company who made this actually created Warhammer.
I know in a few of your videos I have requested Monpoly and Clue.
I think you need to do Warhammer because back when me and my brother was playing it we had so many characters to play as.
You have to create the board as well as the characters including machines, vampires, elves, space marines, etc.
It plays like a board game but one of the most intense I have ever played.
Now you can be creative with your board like adding stuff to make the game more interesting.
Did you know The Lord of the Rings was involved with Warhammer it surprised the hell out of me when I found that out.
Please Board James review Warhammer as it’s one of the most awesome board games in existence.
April 14, 2010 at 8:40 am
The trick is to set a time for your friends to come over and play, then have it already set up for the quest when they get there. That’s what I used to do.
I saw a copy of Hero Quest in a charity shop in Oxford, England, not long ago. I really wanted to get it, but at £45 (a little under $70 USD) it was a little out of my price range.
April 14, 2010 at 8:50 am
I was 11 years old when i got my hands on this game, but as no one was able to understand how it works i was playing alone ! it’s a rôle playing game so people need imagination to play it; it should be written on the box “12+ and imagination required” !!!
April 14, 2010 at 8:51 am
I never really played that game but my friend used this board all the time for castles and dungeons when we were playing dugeons & dragons.
April 14, 2010 at 8:58 am
You could do better than that..
April 14, 2010 at 9:08 am
It amazes me how much of an identical dork I was growing up. Hero Quest, Dragon Strike, those games were great! By the way, I just registered with this site to keep up and I’m wondering, why is the password that was sent to me so long?! What were they thinking?
April 14, 2010 at 9:10 am
That board game is truly too much work. That is the reason video games were created.
April 14, 2010 at 9:13 am
As you were going through the games I was like: “Zelda! Pick Legend of Zelda!”. LOL, j/k. It kinda look just like the other game, DragonQuest I think it was called…
April 14, 2010 at 9:24 am
seriously fuck this…. if your going make a 3 minute video just dont bother.
April 14, 2010 at 9:28 am
at first mike didn’t seem motherfucker like. but he eventually went back to his motherfucker ways.
April 14, 2010 at 9:43 am
wish it could have been a bit longer so you could have explained the game more. however, i liked the out-takes at the end. thanks james (and mike). by the way, does mike always wear black or is that just his outfit for motherfucker mike?
April 14, 2010 at 9:49 am
Man, I love this game. It’s still resting on one of my shelves – so that I can see it from my PC XD !
Strangely, I never ran into your problem. I guess that’s because me and my 2 brothers are hardcore ^^ !
But you wanna know what pisses me off? I’m a German, and in the European Hero Quest, ALL monsters (besides two in this Master Quest Challenge) are taken out by one hit Oo !
SuperDreamcast, stop complaining. We should be glad James even took time out of his sabbatical to make these movies. If I had been working as hard as he does on this site i’d be sitting on a beach somewhere.
April 14, 2010 at 9:50 am
The best Board James video! I literally LOL’d in my office at work! I praise Mike, fuck D&D!
April 14, 2010 at 9:56 am
Well, at least if most people here got a copy they might be able to find one friend to play with. My friends would either get bored, confused, or try and eat the pieces(maybe that last one is not nessicarily true).
April 14, 2010 at 9:59 am
April 14, 2010 at 10:03 am
wow already theres 75 (and more) comments on this one?!
April 14, 2010 at 10:04 am
Yes — DARK TOWER! To me, the best board game ever. On long trips in the car, my brother and I would just take the tower with us, and it was still fun to play, even by itself — with no board or pieces. That game was truly epic, and the best thing about it was that it was an engaging adventure game without being bogged down with D&D-esque complexities that I think dragged some other board games down.
April 14, 2010 at 10:05 am
Make Mike play the game!
I’ll come over and play without bitching about it.
April 14, 2010 at 10:40 am
a legend of zelda board game? i hope James reviews that one
I like the original better.
April 14, 2010 at 10:55 am
Been a long time fan James mainly for the nerd series but Board James is pretty cool. Anyway I just wanted to say you’ve done some really great videos and no one is perfect but you have done some pretty bad ones… This was one of those real stinkers. It was too short and had that “throw something together real quick” feel to it with something that needs a bit of time. When you said it was something requested a lot I was trying to guess what it was but I definitely never expected that one.
Anyway that is just how I thought of it. I can’t wait to see the next AVGN after your break with it is over.
April 14, 2010 at 11:01 am
It’s times like these that you bust out the Hungry Hungry Hippos. That would be a pretty good short review to see.
April 14, 2010 at 11:07 am
Mike is a jackass! Damn he must be one of those guys that has ADHD and can’t stay focused for very long. Ha ha!! Dude I would totally play that board game anytime anywhere! To bad a decent version of that game is $100+ on Amazon these days!
April 14, 2010 at 11:08 am
Could you review space crusade?
April 14, 2010 at 11:27 am
Wow, that Mike guy is one real motherfucker. Is he really like that in real life? Lol, I feel sorry for you James.
April 14, 2010 at 11:29 am
I hope you play that Zelda one next! Or soon. Or ever. Whenever, I just want to see it
April 14, 2010 at 11:30 am
Awesome video as always. Made me laugh. I really liked the bloopers in the end.
April 14, 2010 at 11:31 am
Its good to see Mike involved in the Board James videos… But Wheres Motherfucker Mike !? that guy was out of control!
April 14, 2010 at 11:32 am
What a motherfucker. Set up the whole game and then he pusses out. MFM doesn’t have a future as an architect, that’s for sure.
April 14, 2010 at 11:33 am
Awesome. My friends in town have a game going of this.
April 14, 2010 at 11:37 am
hahaha the look said it all
April 14, 2010 at 11:40 am
Board James explained how the game is played. I don’t know what else you could have expected if the video went on longer. It made it’s point. It’s a tribute to all the old times I’d go through the effort of setting up a game and then my friends lose interest. That was the whole joke.
Board James videos were never meant to be 15-20 minute epics. Although, you could say I focused all my energy on the NEXT one. That’ll be an epic, but most of these you gotta expect them to be around 3 minutes.
April 14, 2010 at 11:42 am
I know this is totaly random and not about the video, but i think James should give us a your of his house to show us all the collectibles he has, i mean it’d be like a museum tour but no boring.
April 14, 2010 at 11:45 am
i realize now i didn’t say tour, some reason i put your, my mistake
April 14, 2010 at 11:47 am
Sweet, James did another game that I suggested for board James (yes, im sure I wasn’t the only one)
Great video! Any vid with Motherfucker mike is a great one! lol
April 14, 2010 at 11:59 am
i agree with metaljaw, a tour of your house would be pretty sweet james. love board james btw.
April 14, 2010 at 12:08 pm
holy crap! We had our own modified version of Hero Quest, that played like a cross between Warhammer table top and DnD…it was BITCHIN. We spent hours upon hours with it. So many good memories
April 14, 2010 at 12:15 pm
This video REALLY puts you into James position. You go through the effort of presenting the board game to the friend. And after ALL that effort. Your friend bails out, immediately.
April 14, 2010 at 12:18 pm
Can’t believe there are twats complaining about this video – it’s hilarious! Great video as always, James! Also, props to Mr Matei fof that awesome title card. Now that’s bad ass!
April 14, 2010 at 12:22 pm
The premise of this game is pretty similar to Dragon Strike, and as such so is the video in terms of setting things up only to have it too complicated for most of your friends to pay attention. Hope not too many people complain about that.
As mentioned before, regardless of how good/bad that Zelda looking board game shown briefly is, it would be a pretty insane mix between the AVGN and Board James personality and could make for a tremendous episode.
April 14, 2010 at 12:26 pm
HOLY SHIT PEOPLE!!
Mike is there to represent the archetype of the 10 year old that would lose interest, in the actual set up, and studying of the reading material!
It was a funny joke, every other kid I sat down with to play this game with, would pull that shit on me.
Great title card.
I would have done the same as MFMike did.
April 14, 2010 at 12:29 pm
used to play this when i was like 6. my cousin owned it and he lived far away, so i would get excited whenever we visited. im pretty sure our games ended randomly and i dont think we followed the rulebook very much, but my 6 year old mind still loved it.
April 14, 2010 at 12:30 pm
That’s pretty nerdy, haha.
Awesome, that is SO what happens all the time when you have to set up a complicated board game…
James you are a GENIUS for making this video the way you did because lets face it : that’s life, it sucks. Personally, I bought that game when I was young but nobody ever wanted to play it with me so it’s still in the box with still the plastic and the price tag on.
To all that complain about the video, it’s too bad that you can’t enjoy with you are being given and regret what you don’t have. You might want to make your own videos, for free, taking time out of your busy schedules in order to make people laugh, and endure the nonconstructive comments of a few that don’t get what you are trying to say!
Amazing job James, once again!
April 14, 2010 at 12:32 pm
Motherfucker Mike, it wouldn’t be a Board James without him.
April 14, 2010 at 12:43 pm
Mike reminded me of my little cousin, especially at the end. “I don’t wanna play anymore.”
My dad used to have this game, but I never actually played it.
April 14, 2010 at 12:44 pm
My brother and I had an X-men board game that was about the same way. It would take like an hour to set up and then we would play it for about 5 min. and say fuck this lets go ride skate boards or play some Nintendo. That’s what makes AVGN so good. He makes you forget about all the bullshit about being an adult and brings you back to good memories when you were a kid and nothing fucking mattered.
Thanks again AVGN
April 14, 2010 at 12:53 pm
This brings back memories….
No one ever wanted to be the dwarf…..except my dwarf cousin.
These fucking dwarfs….
April 14, 2010 at 12:55 pm
dude! I saw a Zelda board game in that pile, you have GOT to play that one!
April 14, 2010 at 1:14 pm
Love this episode.
I was in Mike’s shoes when my friends wanted to play this. I really really wanted to try what appeared to be an awesome looking game only to lose interest when I found out that it was so complex.
But I understand the pain as well since years later, a friend of mine pulled the same thing during a similar game.
April 14, 2010 at 1:20 pm
As for all the comments regarding the Zelda game, I don’t think James should review it. Its really not as interesting as you would think. I’m not sure if its the same one my cousin had but hers was really nothing besides your typical move around a board style game.
I do think it would be neat to see a short video tour of James’ stuff though. I loved the NES collection video and I enjoy seeing new videogame/movie posters (or at least, ones I didn’t notice before) in each video. Would be neat to see the rest of your game-related collections.
April 14, 2010 at 1:26 pm
this is a good video but i want some more bullshit
April 14, 2010 at 1:35 pm
Good review.l..makes me wish I had this game and could play it
April 14, 2010 at 1:48 pm
I gotta say, even though Deadly Danger Dungeon looks impossible to win, it also looks more fun than going all DnD with Hero Quest. Especially if you’re the game master.
April 14, 2010 at 1:51 pm
Dunno if someone really reads this but have you tried to play Axis and Allies? it takes like 15 minutes to set up and then like 5 hours to play it and the damned German submarines always locks me on my starting island.,
anyway the old version could be considered nostalgic but the new one is pretty much the same minus the monopoly money bills. maybe something?
April 14, 2010 at 2:02 pm
that’s the only down side of pen and paper RPG’s
April 14, 2010 at 2:04 pm
that was sooo fucking funny keep up the good work
April 14, 2010 at 2:09 pm
Hey! Hero Quest! Memories!
We even took the trouble to paint the plastic figurines. I wonder if James every played the videogame version of Hero Quest…
April 14, 2010 at 2:19 pm
Hahaha, I think my friend used to own that game, complicated as fuck
Despite all of your other board james videos being funny, this episode was too short and wasn’t even laughable. I let out a little chuckle at the end but thats all. Sorry James
April 14, 2010 at 2:24 pm
Really? I swear, Mike reminds me of the guy that broke into my car:
Stole all of my cd’s (they were all death metal . . . I live in Detroit, MI).
Stole all of my Warhammer 40K miniatures.
Even popped the trunk to steal my radio that I would take with me to work.
But left behind, in my back seat, was my bookbag. Filled with RPG books and my sketchbook. And one of those books had $100 in its pages.
I was planning on visiting my favorite hobby shop to meet up with some friends for a game. So I placed $100 in the book to reserve it for just in case I wanted to buy some stuff in the shop while I was there.
The guy stole all of my belongings thinking he could just take ‘em to a local pawn shop and sell ‘em. While if only a piece of literature thicker than a pizza delivery menu and having nothing to do with porn wasn’t instant AIDS to this guy, he could’ve scored more money than he could ever get from pawn for the entire smash & grab he pulled.
Thank God for crackheads’ and jocks’ aversion to the written word! ^_^
April 14, 2010 at 2:46 pm
Nice episode, kinda wish you guys played though, that game seems pretty fun to play.
Watching this video gave me an idea though. I don’t know how much time you have at SGC or if you want to do this idea but why not bring a couple of your board games to SGC to play against some of the g1s?
Maybe do some kind of contest for player spots and maybe even give the players a chance to be in an episode of Board James. Just an idea, I’d like to play a game with you and be in one of your videos. ^_^
April 14, 2010 at 2:49 pm
does Mike live at your house now? lately he seems to be in all your videos and is always wearing the same clothes