Board James: TMNT

Mike / May 24th, 2011

Board James: Episode 10
With James Rolfe and Mike Matei

Watch this on YouTube

Comments

  • NardBasket

    May 24, 2011 at 1:18 am

    Hell yeah! Love it!

  • May 24, 2011 at 1:19 am

    My friends and I bought this game off of Ebay when we were really stoned. Then we got it in the mail and had absolutely no idea how to play it.

  • May 24, 2011 at 1:21 am

    … Pizza Power, I mean.

  • callmeRaskolnikov

    May 24, 2011 at 1:29 am

    i remember owning the last game when i was a kid. however, i don’t remember either of the other two. you’re right in saying the art was the best part about it. it was definitely more fun just playing your own game with the figures and vehicles.

  • Nemmex

    May 24, 2011 at 1:34 am

    I’m actually taking a break from watching TMNT right now to watch this.

  • radicalfaith360

    May 24, 2011 at 1:47 am

    “Oh my god they screwed that u…”
    “Just have to call ‘em punks *cut off*”
    “Say I wanna land on a f-pizza space”

    What’s with the sentence splicing?

  • May 24, 2011 at 1:54 am

    I can’t get enough Ninja Turtles! What other Turtle Merch do you have lying around?

  • May 24, 2011 at 1:56 am

    Great Board James! I love the unscripted stuff. I vaguely remember this game from when I was a kid! I want to play it!

  • Pinkerton

    May 24, 2011 at 2:15 am

    Love that TMNT hoodie ! where can i get one like that ?

  • BigBoss

    May 24, 2011 at 2:17 am

    Great episode, I thought it wouldn’t be a great episode without a script to really analyze your thoughts on the board games, but I you guys really did a great job without one, pat yourselves on the back for a job well done. And whats with the hoodie James, we want the traditional retro cap, or you thought its getting nerdy.

  • Phryj

    May 24, 2011 at 2:41 am

    Lots of Cinemasscre-y Ninja Turtley goodness this month!

  • May 24, 2011 at 2:42 am

    Love these Board James reviews! Really takes me back; yes, to a shitier time.

  • May 24, 2011 at 2:48 am

    Forget Splinter; why was Michelangelo so brown??? That looks really weird to me.

  • EnigmaBoi85

    May 24, 2011 at 2:57 am

    pinkerton if you read this try going to hottopic.com or search for it around online that’s how I was looking for mine, I haven’t bought any yet, but it looks totally awesome :D

  • May 24, 2011 at 3:11 am

    Awesome Board James! I had the pizza power game.

  • DirkDiggler

    May 24, 2011 at 3:12 am

    I remember having a game where you would slide the turtles down a cardboard tower, they had little metal balls in their bellies.anyone remember this one?

  • JeremiahStilts

    May 24, 2011 at 3:20 am

    Does it say it was made by Rose Art up in the corner?

  • May 24, 2011 at 3:22 am

    At the end, when James said “Cowabunga” I sooo wanted him to transition into his famous AVGN speech.

  • Haisman1986

    May 24, 2011 at 3:28 am

    I miss board james, i really enjoyed this episode. Good job, guys!

  • LisVender

    May 24, 2011 at 3:29 am

    Oh man, I had the pizza power game too. I don’t think we ever played it correctly. My brother would land on a pizza square, spin to get “Go Anywhere,” and then put himself on another pizza spin another “Go Anywhere,” and just continue the cycle to piss me off.

  • korahn

    May 24, 2011 at 3:30 am

    oh wow. I remember having the Pizza Power game as a kid and loving it… at least for a little while.

  • Karate Kid Icarus

    May 24, 2011 at 3:42 am

    Shame we didn’t have a live action board game like video clue

  • May 24, 2011 at 3:43 am

    Weapons and warriors still the best review. I loved that onde the best board james, I love it when the motherfucker guy cheats Board James.
    Crossfire also rules

    Croossssfireeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  • May 24, 2011 at 3:44 am

    I owned that Pizza Power game! Then we moved, and my dad said the movers “lost” our toys… but he sold them.

    It was the end of my childhood.

  • hajpermegaman

    May 24, 2011 at 3:46 am

    feels kinda weird to have Board James in the AVGN room

  • May 24, 2011 at 4:31 am

    Noooo you didnt have the best. Or atleast I thought it was the best since I had it as a kid. http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/31877/teenage-mutant-hero-turtles-3d-spel <—This its in 3d and shit.

  • beermonsterXP

    May 24, 2011 at 4:47 am

    i used to have pizza power when i was a kid but mine was not the same as james mine was like the toon version not the comic version if any one did notice, i cant remeber that flipper thing and also mine was called tmht its strange that europe is different from the U,S on that board game

  • Max

    May 24, 2011 at 5:01 am

    Cowabunga. Cowa-fucking-diarrhea-bullhorn-cockface-trollraping-stupid piece o’ old dog shit!

  • xdeathknightx

    May 24, 2011 at 5:33 am

    Motherfucking cheating mike! But yeah quick cash in games that had little no thought process before it really really suck.

  • elmojo

    May 24, 2011 at 5:46 am

    I think James and Mike will find this funny,

    I moved to Abu Dhabi (middle east) from Toronto and found this Risk board game with the Ninja Turtles, in Arabic

    http://i.imgur.com/gQRYu.jpg

  • 19Szabolcs91

    May 24, 2011 at 5:53 am

    Scripted or not, this was a very good episode. Way better than the last bullshit video. Of course that was still better than nothing at all.

  • JayWak

    May 24, 2011 at 6:01 am

    Your Turtle Sweat-shirt is awesome!

  • May 24, 2011 at 6:07 am

    Never had those board games, but I had a sweet TMNT table hockey game where the turtles and friends hit a pizza puck around. It was pretty damn good for cheap entertainment.

  • marvelis

    May 24, 2011 at 6:10 am

    My friend had one turtles game where the character cards had different stats for different skills like punch, kick, etc. When you fought a bad guy you had to choose your attack, and while like Shredder might have over all had better stats you could beat him by choosing the right type of attack.

  • Rob71

    May 24, 2011 at 6:14 am

    Hi-tech……yeah right. More like Hi Tech Toe….

  • Themaagen

    May 24, 2011 at 7:35 am

    Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles? Strange i’m from Denmark but it was always called Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles here – maybe my country was the exception…

  • Scab

    May 24, 2011 at 8:08 am

    0:22; that’s not michael angelo, he has an R on his belt D:
    UNFORGIVABLE

  • junkiegamer

    May 24, 2011 at 8:40 am

    nice video. But you missed one game I had it til I lost it its called Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Tower of Doom. It was better then the ones that were shown. if you can find it you should review it.

  • junkiegamer

    May 24, 2011 at 8:42 am

    link here to see the tower of doom

    http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/summary/thing/19357

  • beema

    May 24, 2011 at 8:49 am

    Nice hoodie James.

    Dustbins? I guess that was a foreign version

    The Pizza Power game seemed absurdly complicated, especially for little kids to play. I feel like that weird dice flipper thing is one of those cheap board game piles of crap that breaks after a couple uses and then you have to retrofit it with something. No way kids would use it like it’s supposed to be used either. They would totally just mash it like a catapult like you said.

  • encey

    May 24, 2011 at 9:12 am

    Cowafuckinpieceadogshit!

    I was always a Donatello fan. I was a nerd like him, the Bo is the awesomest fuckin bludgeoning pole, and purple was my favorite color at that age.

    Mike is a cheater!

  • The Kaleidoscopic God

    May 24, 2011 at 9:24 am

    “April O’Neil manhole”? I am intrigued. And clearly perverted.

  • apackagedleaf

    May 24, 2011 at 9:32 am

    Hell Yeah im watching this before school

  • Jimbo

    May 24, 2011 at 10:34 am

    I had that pizza power game. I never really played it I just looked at the artwork and messed with the dice flipping thing.

  • cloob1

    May 24, 2011 at 10:36 am

    My brothers and I had the last one you showed, but we never played by the rules. The good old days!

  • May 24, 2011 at 10:46 am

    Mother Fucker Mike was back to his antics, cheating in that 2nd game. Loved that! We need more crazy Mother Fucker Mike antics in future bored james. :)

  • Joker83

    May 24, 2011 at 10:55 am

    holy crap, I HAD this game when I was little and have totally forgot about it until now! Thanks James!

  • rockingsanta

    May 24, 2011 at 11:10 am

    The last game actually came in a version very much like it, but instead the fights where based on stats on cards you held. The different ninjaturtles had different stats.

    I remember Shreader as being a badass, which weakness was random for each Shreadercard, while the other turtles had their own abilities.

    All abilities did go from 0-100 and where parted in somewhat like:
    - Kick
    - Chop
    - Punch
    Etc.

    Really nice game that we played a lot in Denmark. Cheers!

  • May 24, 2011 at 11:22 am

    Durable my ass!

  • _JM

    May 24, 2011 at 11:30 am

    I’m from Finland and I’ve never heard of Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles. It has always been TMNT here, so it’s not a “Europe” thing, it’s a country thing.

  • May 24, 2011 at 11:32 am

    @LisVender,
    Now THAT’S funny! I can see someone doing a perpetual pizza spin.

  • May 24, 2011 at 11:35 am

    i remember i had the teenage mutent hero turtles board game, the one that is memeory based. i was so proud about it, but when i see your rreview and i look at it as an adult, well yea, its a shity game. but it had the TMNT on the box so that was fine by me back then.

    wow, i was such a stupid kid, thanks FSM for growing to be more wise.

  • JackeeLee

    May 24, 2011 at 11:40 am

    Finally a new board James. Very good video james i love it

  • bleejean

    May 24, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    You missed the Tower of Doom game. :( It is pretty shitty too. It is a weird combination of Kerplunk and Plinko where you have to catch the turtles in little scoops!

  • May 24, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    That’s Raphael on the cover not Michelangelo by the way since he has an R on his belt.

  • Cleveland Rock

    May 24, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    Cowa-fuckin’-piece-of-dog-shit. Shredder’s my ass and Splinter’s my balls.

  • May 24, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    Good video =)

  • RX_79

    May 24, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    Also there is a TMNT movie game and a game for the 2003 series. They go for about $15 – 20 bucks on ebay.

  • RMachado

    May 24, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles in Europe?
    We call it Teenage Mutant NINJA Turtles here aswell
    Atleast to my knowladge

  • scronan

    May 24, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    Great review guys…although I think I’d rather eat a shit pickle then play any of those crappy board games!

    I hope whoever designed them got fired and is now living in a sewer. ;)

  • bugashi

    May 24, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    Man… I remember getting a piece of poster board and making my own TMNT board game. In it, you had to fight Shredder twice in order to win. Both fights were the same, but the idea was that Shredder beats you the first time, so you had to get more training in order to beat him. In order to do that, you had to go to Japan, because that was where ninjas were from. After that, you had to return to New York to beat Shredder, and to win the game. I had a couple of little plastic army-men-like ninjas that would set on the board on various spaces, and would cycle to another space when a 6 was rolled. If you landed on a space with one of them, you would generally lose a turn in order to fight the ninja that was on the space. There was also a space that world force you to return to Japan on the way back, because you left something behind, and had to return in order to get it back. Overall, it was just another race to the finish game that ended up getting thrown away when the cat peed on it.

  • Faroutdude

    May 24, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    God damn now i want to play that awesome looking bean bag game.

  • May 24, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Great review James. I know it’s completely off what the video was but I actually remember having several board games as a kid that were based off of R.L. Stine books like A Day at Horrorland and Night in Terror Tower. You have any of those?

  • May 24, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    I remember that when I was child in Italy there was a board games that was awesome (for me when I was child): it was in a sort of suitcase that you open and became a very long internal 3D map/board. There was figures like in TMHT with all the characters like Footclan’s soldiers and the mousetraps and balls like Fireball Island.

    Really great for the time.

  • Skygazer

    May 24, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    Nice board game review James and Mike. Also nice guitar hero aerosmith under the cabinet

  • Detroit Dawg

    May 24, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Cowa-fuckin’ piece of dog shit!

  • May 24, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    “Look like kinda like nutsacks to me” Bwahaha.

  • The_Kodu

    May 24, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Believe it or not I have another Turtles Board gaem not mentioned here.

    Its Turtles Kerplunk, you have a sky scraper which you put miniture plastic swords into, this is placed on a molded plastic sewer system with 4 pipes, You put the turtles and the villains into the sky scraper at the top and take it in turns to pull out the swords, then when you hear one of the characters hit to sewer plastic the person who pulled the sword out then as to predict which pipe the character will come out of. If you get it right and its its a turtle you gain a piece of pizza, if you catch a villain however you lose a piece, and once one has come out if you havent caught them, you put the swords back in and start that piece at the top and go all over again.

  • filipepw

    May 24, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    you know whats bullshit !!!!!!
    that Reebok ADD !!!!

  • Stylix

    May 24, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    The pizza power game has so many opportunities to be a dick. Get your friend all excited about playing his board game, then land on a pizza. Spin to a go anywhere part and then leave and go home. I probably would have been on the receiving end of that joke as a kid though, as I was always the one with the closet full of stupid games no one ever wanted to play.

    All this TMNT nostalgia reminds me of when they were all over the market and had a lot of different food/snack products. Its too bad you can’t fit those into a review, but thats a bit impossible. Sadly Im sure you could find sealed packages of the nasty turtle pies and pizza crackers from someone on Ebay, but of course getting botulism for the sake of a review by eating over-decade expired food wouldnt exactly be a desired result.

  • ctu

    May 24, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    the pizza power game looks fun to me…if I had it and somebody to play it with that is :P

  • May 24, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    That Tic-Tac-Toe game reminds me off Toss Across

  • May 24, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    Yaaaay you guys said COWABUNGA! :D Great, funny episode, as always. I love Board James.

  • filipepw

    May 24, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    micheal angelo finds him self…
    thats deep …
    lol..

  • TomM

    May 24, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    I’ve been looking forward to this all day. It’s good to have Board James up. Thanks for posting.

  • handsome pete

    May 24, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    TMNT board games doesn’t sound like a very good idea. For pretty much any young male focused action show with a big selection of enemies like TMNT, you need trading card games. I know there’s one already but I don’t know much about it, except it’s based on the 2003 Turtles and is nothing special, so I assume it doesn’t have pizza, sewers, April O’Neill, or the Technodrome.

  • May 24, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    I’m so glad James has time to work on Board James and YKWBS again.

  • Adde95

    May 24, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    It would have bin awesome if James said:
    “But not the one I review thought”
    and:
    “Cowa fucking pice of dog shit!”
    Awesome…

  • Valis77

    May 24, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    7:15 they design april well look as dat azz

  • May 24, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    “Teenage Mutant Ninja TURT-LEES!”

    I have no idea why, but I couldn’t stop laughing when you said that.

  • kevenz

    May 24, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Oh boy I’m 30 and I got the last board game when I was like 10 for christmas and …. my god this game is way too complex for kids seriously, I think we’ve spend like 2 hours trying to finish the game with no clue what we’re supposed to do exactly, you didn’t show it in your video but the instructions were very unclear….. especially for 10 years old kids.

    I was playing with my cousins and after 2 hours we said like “fuck that game, we don’t get it” and I threw it in my wardrobe and never touched it again until I sold it for $10 when I made a flea market.

  • Moeror

    May 24, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    Man i’m surprised I never played a ninja turtle board game. I loved board games and me and my brother thought ninja turtles was the shit.

  • Abba26

    May 24, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    When I was a kid I had the TMNT miniature golf set. It was pretty damn fun actually. It would be neat to see a review of it if James could get his hands on it. I’m pretty sure all of the pieces in my set were either busted or lost within a month or else I’d donate it.

  • PFarns16

    May 24, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    JAMES! Long time fan, first time commenter!
    I couldn’t contain myself when a great injustice was done to my favorite turtle, Raphael.
    At 0:22, you call him Michaelangelo! Tsk, tsk, James. Tsk, tsk.

  • Shadd

    May 24, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    I’m sure someone has said this before, but you forgot to say cow-a-fuckin-piece of dog-shit..

    Seriously though great review.

  • GamesForGabe

    May 24, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    I remember when I was younger I bought a tmnt board game. Later when I got home I realized it was packaged without instructions. A game like this had hundreds of pieces, and I never got to play it.

  • May 24, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    I remember a Ninja Turtles game that was like Kerplunk, where you pulled out swords and turtle marbles fell down and you had to scoop them up when they came out the bottom of this NYC building.

  • _JRPGNerd_

    May 24, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    Last game cover =
    Splinter is holding a stake saying “there’s a vampire! Get him turtles! Noone is gonna outlive me!”. “But Splinter, that’s Shredder!” Yeah that’s what i said, get him! And drive this stake through his heart! You get pizza!”

    Kawabunga Dude!

  • Fei Wong

    May 24, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    Holy Cow, another awesome BJ with James and Motherfucker Mike!
    Now, why people say: YOU FORGOT TO SAY, you didnt say this, you didnt say that….MAN! leave the guy say what he wants! if a catchy phrase is not present, bear with it! but dont keep remembering him that!
    A man is not great by his words, nor his actions, but for being humble or unpretentious.

  • malice2500

    May 24, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    Im 30 yrs old,and i remember picking up the last game too.i’m guessing i had to be 10 or 11.i remember playing it with my friends.i also remember that crappy flipper thing and how,frustrating,and stupid it was.that game sucked back then and it sucks today.

  • Bick Benedict

    May 24, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    @Valis77

    7:15 they design april well look as dat azz

    I noticed that, HAHA

  • dodgersdoorsdanzig

    May 24, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    MotherFucker Mike is the MAN!!!

  • spideyman2099

    May 24, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    I did a review to this to lol.

  • costax

    May 24, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    What about Tower of Doom? That was the only turtles game I ever saw growing up. I remember playing it a lot but I don’t remember if it was ACTUALLY fun. I hope someone can donate that to you or something, I’d like to see that one reviewed.

    http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/19357/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-tower-of-doom

  • May 24, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    I had the Pizza Power game and played it every day tel’ I lost all the parts to it. I think it was my fav board game of my child hood.

  • Bipolar Joe

    May 24, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    I had a TMNT version of Ker-Plunk that I thought was awesome. You could just play with the figures and forget about the game entirely, and it came with a load of swords instead of the sticks. Kick ass game.

  • May 24, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Have you guys ever heard of “Dweebs Geeks & Weirdos”?

  • SpeedyEric

    May 24, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    These games, like the very first NES game, are Cowaf**kin’ peices of dog s**t. BTW, I’ve played “TMNT 2: The Arcade Game” online, and it IS fun.

  • viJilance

    May 24, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    decent video, get back to AVGN

  • Monstermash

    May 24, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    We had the TMNT Table top hockey game. I was 6 and my sister was 7 at the time and we had got this during christmas. It was the best gift ever. I think it was broken and our parents trashed it, I’m not sure.

  • roger_27

    May 24, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    Hey there is a Ninja Turtles board game I used to have, it was essentially Ker-Plunk, but the “marbles” were ball bearings with plastic turtle bodies around them. I don’t really remember the premise or anything, all I remember is it was fun to make them fall down.

    Sound familiar to anyone?

  • GreyFox

    May 25, 2011 at 12:17 am

    James: He finds himself in the manhole cover
    Mike: That’s deep man…

    LMAO

  • GreyFox

    May 25, 2011 at 12:18 am

    manhole* not manhole cover. Damn I failed hardcore

  • phoenix_shade

    May 25, 2011 at 1:04 am

    Odd, I had the last game there and as a kid I remember it being awesome somehow. I think we just made up our own rules or something lol

  • May 25, 2011 at 3:23 am

    Very interesting look at those old board games, even if they don’t seem all that fun. It was a great video. Thanks! :D

  • Torknarosh

    May 25, 2011 at 4:19 am

    Well…..u sure are all lucky in U.S.A !!
    and whats that “hero turtle ” thing? i’m italian( so in Europe) and here no hero turtle appear. instead, we have ” le tartarughe ninja “, wich litteraly means ” the ninja turtles” !!
    they fuck up the hero thing, and even the teenage!
    that makes no sense at all

    XD

  • justanothergamer

    May 25, 2011 at 5:02 am

    I LOVE TMNT ! so glad you made such reviews about the turtles lately! keep em coming! cheers!

    ps: those cartoon pizzas always looked so tasty.. im hungry now..

  • May 25, 2011 at 5:08 am

    By the way guys, if you like TMNT, watch my rock/metal cover of the 80′s show!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsoRbzdXKRw

    enjoy! :)

  • May 25, 2011 at 5:08 am

    that turtles ker plunk game your alking about i mainly remember by the turtle plastic bodies encasing a ball bearing they could roll on.. not sure what it was though? I have the pizza power game still though! lol all these tmnt videos are awesome btw james, awesome to know youre as big of a ninja turtles fan as I am! :D

    I am doing a ninja turtles fan comic in a dark style, check out http://www.youtube.com/newtmntcomic I will be posting it here soon!
    thanks for the nostalgia dudes and dudettes!

  • May 25, 2011 at 8:44 am

    Hey James!

    I’ve seen in several of your videos about TMNT that you say that in europe they were called teenage mutant hero turtles… that maybe in the rest of europe, but i’m from spain and here they were called… Ninja Turtles. That’s it. Who needs more?. And they didn’t even take the bother to change the song of the cartoon, they left the same song in english, of course, no kid knew english back in that time so, who is ever going to realize that we totally fucked-up the title? I guess they couldn’t predict the internet and english class for all the kids born from 1990 and up…

    Something even more shocking about the translation is that when the movie came out they didn’t know how to translate cowabunga because there’s no word in spanish for that… so… they translated with something like ”YEAH MOTHERFUCKER!”, for real. Every time you people heard cowabunga, here in spain the kids hear ”YEAH, MOTHERFUCKER!” So, the famous ”damn!” scene seems now… well… a single damn it’s nothing compare to hundreds of ”YEAH MOTHERFUCKER!”

    You may think that the parents could go crazy and censored the show or something, but here in spain it’s never like that, or at least it wasn’t, there was no parents associations or something like that, my parents and all my friends parents always knew that we were kids but we were not stupid, we know how to tell the diference between a movie/videogame and the real world. In that sense here in spain when blockbuster came out in the eighties, they also rented porn movies and they were next to the regular movies, only separated by a little door or a shelf behind the horror movie section, and in theaters no parents cares about the rating of the movie, i’ve seen many friday 13 and other horror movies with 6-7 years old in theaters and no problem.

    And by the way the translation from teenage mutant ninja turtles to ninja turtles here in spain it have nothing to do with censorship, they always change the titles of every fucking movie here in spain just for the loose.
    A classic example of this is the movie ”groundhog day” it was translated like ”trapped in time” or the movie ”some like it hot” in spain was ”wearing skirts and going crazy” of course in spanish, but you get the idea.

    So sorry for the huge comment, good luck with your movie, greetings from spain, you have many fans here!

  • theCount

    May 25, 2011 at 9:13 am

    why michael angelo in the last game brown, but the rest is green?

  • DarkDimo

    May 25, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Jame`s i dont know from who you`ve gotten the false fact that tmnt was tmnh here in holland it just was tmnt as in the rest of the world.
    since people here in holland said the same about the us that they where acting lame on the word ninja.. but i always thought it was just bull shit.
    for that matter tmnt here in holland was only sub whit dutch

  • Bak

    May 25, 2011 at 11:24 am

    Cowabunga… cowa-fucking piece of dog shit!

  • gopwarrior

    May 25, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    I have a TMNT table top pinball machine that I can donate if you guys need it.

  • May 25, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    @DarkDimo,
    I never said Holland specifically. I said Europe in general. I’m not sure exactly which European countries had the “Hero” version, but it most definitely happened as the board game itself proves. Thanks for your info, we know now that it wasn’t Holland, so maybe someone else can identify which exact European countries it was.

  • Teus

    May 25, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Don’t know if this board game was available in the States, but this was the one I had when I was a kid: http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/31877/teenage-mutant-hero-turtles-3d-spel

    I have fond memories of playing it with my great-grandpa back in the early 90s. He had no idea who the Turtles were, but that didn’t stop him from winning against me haha.

  • Teus

    May 25, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    When TMNT first popped up on TV here in Sweden, they used “Hero” in the name and the board game I just linked to also used “Hero” in the name. For example the VHS tapes had “Ninja” in the name though, so we ended up getting both versions of the name here. Everyone I know just called them “Turtles” anyway.

  • Mr. Simon

    May 25, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    @Teus
    Oh man, I had that game too but I never figuerd out how to play it. I wish I still had it. I’m from Sweden too and I remember that they used Hero most of the time.

  • tFighterPilot

    May 25, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    According to Wikipedia it was called TMHT in the UK.

    BTW, if we’re into saying how it’s called in our countries, in Israel it was called Tsabey HaNinja.

  • metalcommand

    May 25, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    This was awesome! Not those boardgames…they suck ass…..one of the funniest board james so far!

  • BobJohnson

    May 25, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    Rest assured, I have April’s man hole covered.

  • Monstermash

    May 25, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    We had TMNT Table top hockey. The hocky puck was a pizza. One side you had the ninja turtles and Casey Jones was the goalie and the other side you had shedder, bebop, rock steady , and the foot clan. It was fun to play. I had yet to find one on ebay or anyother website and no one has a pictures of it.

  • Fei Wong

    May 25, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    James, i’m from spain and we got the Teenage mutant HERO turtles, but searching now, in the UK opening said Hero too.

  • sabretooth

    May 25, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    I’m from England and confirm the user of ‘Hero’ over here

  • sabretooth

    May 25, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    use* oops. I talk good England obviously ;)

  • HonkeyCat

    May 25, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    I am been watching your videos for a long time, James. I have never registered and posted a comment before now, but i must say this. You are the best director,actor,critic ever. You have the most amazing videos that i watch over and over again. I cant wait for the movie and i know it will be my favorite movie of all time. Keep up the great work!

  • May 25, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    What, not the whole “Cowa fucking piece of dog shit”? Or weren’t they that bad? ;)

  • superbirdbot

    May 25, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    “he finds himself in the manhole…that’s deep.” hahaha

  • Fei Wong

    May 25, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    Yeah, the AVGN movie has to be the most amazing piece of madness we the human being have to see,
    I only hope that James has time to create the Ultimate Ultra Mega Hyper Fucker Mecha Death Christ V. Fuckballs and destroys the entire cast or universe and creates a new reality where you can only hear MUNKY CHEEZ for all the eternity!

  • GoldenFrog

    May 25, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    Wow, its too bad all the TMNT board games sucked. Kids must have been PISSED….but not as pissed about tmnt3 movie.

  • greedo

    May 25, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    Hey James.

    Long time reader, first time poster. I decided to sign up to your website, just to answer your question. While I can’t tell you what nations in Europe did NOT have the name Hero Turtles, I can tell you that Ireland, and the UK did. I know this, because a friend of mine once brought back a Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles comic book from Ireland. (He was visiting family). I thought that it was the lamest thing ever. What sort of weak-kneed, lily livered freak calls a TV show Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles? I was so disappointed that they couldn’t keep the title the same. But oh, well. Different strokes, for different folks, I guess.

  • Furypants

    May 25, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles board games: Lots of pizza, but lacking in power.

  • May 25, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    wow i remember that me and my brother actually had this game. Many a turtle powered night was spent playing it

  • Dingo

    May 26, 2011 at 12:25 am

    0:28 Yeah dogg the R on his belt stands for “Michelangelo”

  • Dingo

    May 26, 2011 at 12:26 am

    0:24 whatevs

  • May 26, 2011 at 1:33 am

    I used to have this game!

    I actually got it from 2 different people for my birthday one year. It was an awkward moment.

  • juujuuuujj

    May 26, 2011 at 6:01 am

    Crash JP Mogran, buy silver :P

  • unts

    May 26, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    Is it me or does mofo Mike look like Lupin the 3rd? =p

  • jccarlos

    May 26, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    nice review James,but i can’t help to notice that you mistook Raphael for Michelangelo.you can even see the big R on the belt buckle

  • Dabeavis

    May 27, 2011 at 5:49 am

    The reason why in the UK it’s called Teenage Mutant HERO Turtles is beacause of the word ninja promotes violence ,so not many kid’s shows and products carry the words ninja, but then why the hell is there allowed ninjas on computer games, guess they think kids are too stupid to use a ZX Spectrum

  • Squallina

    May 27, 2011 at 8:34 am

    I own the Pizza Power Game. It was ridiculously complicated but I used to love it! It’s still in my family’s board game closet, now collecting dust. ;)

  • lebutzki

    May 27, 2011 at 11:57 am

    I hope someday you do a Board James of Jumanji. Great movie but what a shitty board game.

  • Fei Wong

    May 27, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    @unts

    Yeah i thought that too!! He’s like the rascal of the gang hahaha!! doing mischief and seeing your cards from below, or moving the board pieces to win haha!

  • May 28, 2011 at 10:26 am

    i LOVE the artwork in the pizza power game. i think if i had that as a kid, i would modify the rules bigtime and make the krang fight easier and more exciting like saying a number and if my opponent lands on it, he gets to hit krang once with his turtle weapon. if not, krang gets the hit. 3 hits and krang goes down and the loser buys the winner pizza.

  • May 28, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    I was wondering when you would Make a new Board James Video! This is pretty good, and would’nt you know? I have all three of those!

    I cannot wait to see more AVGN, You know What’s Bullshit, Board James, and Everything else in the future. I hope to ONE DAY meet you Face to face, James. It’ll be a nice thing to do, so I can Hang out. Even if It’s one day to do so. It would be fucking awesome. :)

  • Nintendo_Master

    May 28, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    Awesome video James and Mike, keep it up! :)

  • Schrockanator

    May 28, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Hey James, what the fuck? I know there have already been comments made, but , UH…… yeah, Michangelo doesnt start with an “R”. Your video MAY be “R” rated, but thats some funny shit! Need an editor?

  • May 29, 2011 at 3:51 am

    The Hero thing is true, in Sweden, where i come from, they suddenly changed the title from ninja turtles to hero turtles, which me and my friends thought was really cheesy.

    And as always, cool clothes guys :D

  • crono04

    May 31, 2011 at 1:29 am

    The best Turtles game was Subterranean Sewer Hockey. The sticks stuck and it was hard to play on carpet, but on a good table…aw, yeah.

  • ben 10 guy

    May 31, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    why the fuck is Michelangelo brown ?

  • Miles Tormani

    June 1, 2011 at 1:00 am

    I remember having that Pizza Power game. Totally forgot how it played until you brought all that up. I’m not sure we ever played it the real way.

    Anyone remember the Heroes in a Half Shell card game that was essentially a TMNT-themed version of Spoons?

  • Kenlaboss

    June 1, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    what in the holy *** of **** was they smoking? stupid game makers. only think about ´”hmmmm how bad can a game be? lets find out”

  • Kenlaboss

    June 1, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    in the cartoon i was looking at for some years ago there was splinter gery… all the time… wtf

  • Born in the wrong time.

    June 2, 2011 at 1:17 am

    James since i found a place to reach you i thought i would say that in a sea of bad directors, excessive CGI, unimaginative plot and characters, diminishing love for old black and white classics and 80′s action and horror you give me hope that there is someone out there that can bring the passion back to film. Your love for cinema can be seen in your ability to make extremely likable material, comprehensive reviews, amazing special effects, and awesome commentaries. Someday you will be one of the greats.

  • Origin

    June 2, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    There is a star wars board game similar to Dragon Strike with an accompanying video to watch while playing that I have played since a young age. Might be worth a review?

  • Origin

    June 2, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    The Talisman games are also quite good!

  • Aristotelles

    June 4, 2011 at 7:55 am

    Another great Episode by, James & Mike!

  • BlueAuraEX

    June 4, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    Cowabunga?….Cowafuckingpieceadogshit!

  • June 5, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    hey James,
    I have an old copy of the TMNT board game included in Kellogg’s cereal boxes in the early 90s. If you would do an addendum review I would be happy to see about sending it to you for your collection.

    Thanks,
    Mark
    (contact me at elvnsword (the at sign) gmail (dot) com

  • svengoolie

    June 5, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    Damn, I also had the Pizza Power game. I had totally forgotten about it though.

  • June 7, 2011 at 9:10 am

    I asked the same thing, ben10guy. Why was there one brown turtle? Maybe it was something original about the TMNTs? Or maybe just a total fuckup on the board artists. But it was done several times so it was on purpose. Oh well.

    I lol’d heartily when Mike talked about Michaelangelo finding himself under the manhole cover.

  • kigconker1

    June 8, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    That a very nice dreamcast you have there…

  • x1PMac1x

    June 10, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    That is a kick-ass TMNT sweater!

  • Rhyel

    June 12, 2011 at 1:29 am

    I loved this, but they left out one of the old turtles games. Unfortunately I can’t remember what it was called, but the turtles (and shredder) pieces all layed down on their bellies, and there was a marble in the middle of them that they rolled around on and the board was covered in ramps. It also sucked.

  • June 12, 2011 at 2:05 am

    I really miss the older format of Board James, more scripted, and you could recognize the characters more, like grown kids (specially motherfucker mike).

    The best episodes were definitly Crossfire and Weapons and Warriors.

    I really find this casual improvised format kind of boring.

  • willethekid

    June 13, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    raphael wit a sword and the blade agenst his neck licke his going to kill him self

  • PorkFrydRice

    June 13, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    I think I even had the Pizza Power Game when I was a kid, but I was horrible at keeping my board games together so once the box got flattened and all the pieces started falling out and I think the cardboard Turtle pieces might have gotten wet somehow. Either way it all gotten thrown away but that was just one of many games I didn’t know how to play. I would never read the instructions and just played them the way I felt they should be played.

  • Jackred89

    June 14, 2011 at 11:54 am

    Hey James,
    I’m Jack Red a long time fan of yours anyway I do enjoy watching a lot of your videos related to Turtles Tuesday.

    I can’t believe you found three board games worst than the original Nintendo game.

    I got to say with the license of TMNT you would think they would put more effort into making some of these games.

    I would try the Tic Tac Toe one well I could care less about the last two in the video.

    One good thing I can say about them is they all are better than your Deadly Danger Dungeon game.

  • June 22, 2011 at 4:14 am

    The board games may have sucked, but my brothers and I enjoyed the shit out of the TMNT Role-Playing Game. Seriously, check it out, you can be mutant pretty much anything. We were a back of various canines, some gun experts, a boxer, etc…

  • Per Nordstrand

    July 21, 2011 at 11:51 am

    well thats strange its true that the series was called tenage mutant hero turtles in europe but i live in sweden and here it’s called Tenage mutant Ninja turtles and last time i checkd sweden was in europe:P

  • foxboy25

    July 23, 2011 at 1:14 am

    i hope u still check ur site man. i just became a fan and dude u are the shit

  • Corbinator

    August 7, 2011 at 4:55 am

    i was totally expecting CowaFuckinPieceOfDogShit at the end.

  • chrisRAWRZ

    August 10, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    people who made those board games where idiots.

  • severed

    August 12, 2011 at 1:24 am

    I totally played PIZZA POWER a couple times when i was like 4 or 5 I dont remember it very well but I totally recognized it LoL sucks cuz I loved it being the only turtles board game

    JAMES
    PLEASE
    REVIEW
    13 DEAD END DRIVE
    its a REALLY GOOD boardgame

  • penpan

    August 17, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    you guys are so great playing with those old games!! I had this old pinball TMNT game…wish I still had it!

    Great you’re wearing your Turtle stuff. I still get Turtle shirts from my grandmother! She goes to Hot Topic for em.

    Cowabunga piece of dog sh**! I never had a TMNT board game even though I asked for em. Had the Nintendo games tho!

  • aruzo

    August 22, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Rafael had his hand on his shoulder.

  • osxnickels

    August 26, 2011 at 9:17 am

    sweet hoodie!!!!! i want one! it looks friggin awesome…where did you get it? thx man. also, i love your video on how to make a nerd episode…very informational and inspiring!

  • swedenboy

    August 28, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    iam glad that the series/games are called teenage mutant ninja turtles here in sweden:) i only think that they are called teenage mutant ninja turtles in england:/ btw i have no problem with splinter being grey and not brown in the last game they played, he fits in that color really well i think^^ but the thing that bugs me is that one of the turtles are brown in the game lol its weird that james or mike dident talked about that mistake and they showed it in close-up many times so they cant have missed it xD just a bit fail i think lol besides that, great episode:D please make more of these^^

  • swedenboy

    August 28, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    oh i meant: i only think that they where called teenage mutant hero turtles*

    iam so used to write “ninja” not “hero” in the name so i messed up X)

  • Jenny

    August 29, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    I love all your board James, being a girl in the 90′s there was the one MUST HAVE game … and it was Girl Talk Date Line. Seriously, you and motherfucker Mike making a video of that game would be fricken hilarious.

  • September 1, 2011 at 5:14 am

    i remember the pizza power game… mine must have been second hand, because i don’t recall the dice flipper shit. and the pawns sucked ass. they blew their budget on licensing and illustration to the point that they couldn’t afford to print a double sided card… nope. had to have two… fucking genius…

  • TheDace

    September 16, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Please check out my video game reviews. I am on youtube @thedace0123 and on my website @http://thedace0123.weebly.com.

  • kylejhiebert

    September 17, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    these adds are @#$%^&* annoying

    • NeilDouglasMaloney

      September 21, 2011 at 8:13 pm

      @kylejhiebert not even adblocker blocks them!

  • FedericoRodriguez

    September 19, 2011 at 1:27 am

    sigh…i don’t mind sitting through ads but they blast the fucking volume every time they start, and then the various videos posted on the site are too low to hear so you end up putting the volume down for ads, back up for the video, getting deafened by the ad in the next video, rinse and repeat

  • Square Milk

    October 9, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    DARNIT ROLFE AND MIKE! YOU MAKE ME WANT THESE GAMES SO BAD.

  • JoshSmith

    December 5, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    Mikes sucha a mother fucker :D! cheating bastard its hilarious!

  • nitrojefferson

    January 2, 2012 at 5:55 am

    I saw this one in a Salvation Army recently, but it was missing too many pieces for me to get it.

  • PhilipBlum

    January 16, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    why do you think mw3 is repedative?

  • robertmartindunn

    January 29, 2012 at 2:56 am

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! oh my I had this game hahaha the memories

    • robertmartindunn

      January 29, 2012 at 3:00 am

      the ‘hero’ one that is

  • January 30, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    HUGE TURTLES FAN!!11 pizza power I need to play.

  • ClementPetit

    February 9, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    DAMN! I want this hoodie (james one) soo bad !

  • Arcade

    March 27, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    2:26 – 2:35 hahahaha, that was hilarious!

  • avgnfan21

    July 4, 2012 at 3:48 am

    cow-a-bugna…cow-a-peice of fucking dog shit

  • Roryreyn

    July 26, 2012 at 10:53 am

    Holy crap, I still have this game…..somewhere.

  • January 3, 2013 at 7:17 am

    I remember this game hahaha!

  • Romero

    July 8, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Quadrant of The Slice <— I'd watch the shit out'a that movie!!!

  • BladeRunner

    September 25, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    awesome, I think I missed this one when it first got posted up!

  • Blake Bowen

    November 3, 2013 at 1:05 am

    I dare you not to laugh on the middle finger turtle

  • November 24, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    I played a better Turtles Board Game, under the sewers you find Pizza and Splinter for Power Up in Battle and April for slow you down and kind of Traps and enemies like the Footbot. Games end when you kill the Shredder or destroy all enemies who protect a secret Weapon called the Laserballs. And if you play only with one freind you can use two of 4 Turtles to double the chance to win, that`s pretty cool.

  • October 3, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    i Liked this board James only because This is tmnt AND ITS ALSO AWESOME

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