Board James: Mouse Trap

Ryan / April 14th, 2009

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  • shipman96

    April 8, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    that looks like fun my frend had it but he never wanted to play it

  • FooAtari

    April 9, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    I used to love this game, setting of the trap was great. Your right though, could never be bothered with actual game part, just build it and watch that bastard go.

  • April 9, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    Like everybody else, I had that game when I was very young! And like evrybody else, all I wanted to see was the Mouse Trap in action! Same old story man!

  • April 14, 2010 at 2:34 am

    Damn, that is one hell of a title card. what a pain in the ass to draw.

  • nightbladehawkeye

    April 15, 2010 at 5:14 am

    This was one of my favourite Games when I was a kid.

    But yeah – I din’t really played it that often cause neither my brother and sister nor my friends and my parens wanted to play this so often.

    There even was a Saturday Morning TV Show about his – man this really reminds me of my Childhood – thanks.

  • FuriousGeorge

    April 28, 2010 at 6:14 am

    yeah as a little kid i never bothered with the actual game, me and my brotheer just set up the ttrap and let it go

  • toshinori581

    May 4, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    hey nice idea, makes a changes from all the games xD i know you have to make money to keep on doing reviews, but man, the adverts are annoying, i dunno, maybe im just an irritable person

  • jgbrunn

    June 9, 2010 at 12:05 am

    This was my favorite game as a kid. We always played where you build the trap as you go, but we played if you reach the end before its built you win and if it gets completed the last one to get trapped wins. Guess we played wrong but we never knew. Great episode though can’t believe i just found this series.

  • June 15, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    Best Game Ever!!!!

  • mad2physicist

    July 16, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    You win by being the one to get trapped? That seems counter-intuitive. It would be like a first-person shooter in which the goal is to get shot and die.
    But the Rube Goldberg nature of the trap is pretty cool.

  • A.Regular-Person

    August 3, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    I’ve already seen all the the Board James videos. Mr Bucket was pretty clever. i liked the window part. But what’s cooler is the fact that they play on their knees and on the floor rather than a table for more games, so they still have a little kid in them.

  • A.Regular-Person

    August 3, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    ps-i left the comment for MR BUCKET here because their were only 10 other comments rather than 825.

  • PL-QC

    August 13, 2010 at 12:10 am

    My neighbor had it but we never even could set the trap as he had lost some parts. So it really was just a big pile of plastic junk.

  • September 5, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    This game’s sitting in my closet being untouched after 6 or 7 years. I may wanna take it out just to stare at it and find out which pieces I’m missing.

  • gamegirl99

    September 23, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Oh my god I actually had this one!! Of course, having the attention span of a branedead squirrel, I never even made it through half the game. I just remember setting up the trap and playing around with it to see if I could make it work any other way. We even lost the little green guy and ended up using a Spiderman figure XD

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  • DL

    October 3, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    I loved playing this game as a kid. I think we set up the trap as we played, and we had no idea what the cheese was for. But I always remember everyone taking turns at the end just going around the circle over and over trying to capture eachother. It really took foever with 2 players because of chances of it were slim. Also sometimes the trap would fail a lot, and according to the rules you had to reset it and your mouse got to go free. But that didnt stop me from filling the bucket full of water because i wanted to see him jump into it lol

  • johnnyunder

    October 10, 2010 at 8:41 am

    Great game, I played this so much a had pieces taped up and glued together.

  • nonemployee

    October 19, 2010 at 8:48 am

    God, it took me hours to put this together, and when I did, we only used the trap once or twice, then we disassembled it again. If only it was a pop-up trap or something… XD

  • December 23, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    a few days ago, my school was hosting this job fair type thing, but for classes that were offered at the facility down the road at the tech center. the advanced physics class had this game set up, and when i saw it i felt like i needed to watch this review again. to further prove that nobody ever wanted to play the game, while the people manning the stand were away for lunch some asshole jock kid decided it would be fun to play with the thing…well the iq of a jock is fairly low so he couldnt figure it out, so youre several steps ahead of him! make more board game reviews, these are great!

  • Renatoboy

    January 24, 2011 at 10:26 am

    you should make a review of the new version, it is a lot different!!!

  • Fuck RomEmKing

    February 7, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    @RomEmKing; Tool.

  • F1shard

    March 27, 2011 at 1:53 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!

  • kc

    June 1, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    I love this game, played if a lot at a friends house when I was a kid. But you’re absolutely right, you only played it fr the actual trap. All the other gameplay was secondary. We used to put water in the little cup that the diver dives into, I guess only for kicks but it’s a memory that you helped me remembering.

    Thanks for bringing up some great memories, James.

    Peace and the best of luck with your movie (from sweden)

  • dirkinator

    July 20, 2011 at 7:55 am

    You are one hundred percent right: all I ever did was set the trap up to watch it go off. I never once actually played the game because fuck that

  • August 31, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    lol wut? the object of the game is to get caught? I had this game growing up, and yup, you called it; I only dicked around with the trap!

  • NeilDouglasMaloney

    September 21, 2011 at 6:25 pm



  • jbrisby

    December 11, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    Did you know they made a tiny keychain version? It blew my mind when I saw it and I had to buy one. It actually works just like the regular one

    • Dreamer355

      February 3, 2012 at 7:25 pm

      @jbrisby its for the mice to play

    • Doughy_Baby

      March 19, 2012 at 1:10 am

       @jbrisby Where did you get it?

  • AaronBeatty

    February 14, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    I had this game when i was little

  • AaronBeatty

    February 14, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    my cousin jermaine butts had this game when we was kids

  • Philking666

    September 26, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    Great video!

  • iLikeTehGamez

    November 19, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Marble tracks’ were a lot like this

  • pleasetakeabow

    December 6, 2012 at 2:46 am

    I will never forget buying this game when I was a kid, got it home started building the trap only to find the front legs missing from that blue thing that guides the metal ball. STILL PISSES ME OFF TO THIS DAY!!!

  • hamman91

    December 23, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    never played mouse trap, we always had it, but so many mother effing pieces we would loose them. and really ever say to your friends “wanna play mouse trap?” i mean really? who wants to set that crap up?

  • February 24, 2013 at 7:36 pm


    the first board james.

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  • December 18, 2013 at 11:30 am

    This game is so hard to set up

  • Andre Dallaire

    April 15, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    so many hours spent on this, it was as good as dominoes. James, you need to rate Nightmare for halloween, those games were epic

  • KhyraAres

    June 12, 2014 at 3:44 am

    yeah yeah i know. i found this way to damn late for anyone to friggin care but screw it, im sayin’ my piece and fuck anyone that dont like it. about a week before i got this game as a kid, i had read a number of books about Rube Goldberg Devices. when i DID get the game it struck me as weird at first then it dawned on me that “rube goldberg invented the game mousetrap” and i went all over town spouting that to anyone that had ears and would listen. it wasnt till a few years later that i realized the goldberg died before M.B. made the game but the idea of the game being a micro sized verson of a rube goldberg device made me smile every time i saw the game. i was and still am a huge fan of these machines and id LOVE to actually build something in real life like this. sorry to blab on and on. love your vids james and keep the awesomeness comming in everything you do.

  • Andrea Lopriore

    June 17, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Cool and funny board game ! I’ve never such a contraption !

  • Morrissey Gere

    December 23, 2014 at 11:48 pm

    I rember being 7 and jamming random pieces of the bored because i didn’t understand how to play it!

  • March 13, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    i loved this game! 😀

  • June 1, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    During the week this video was released, I went to a friend’s house during Half-Term holidays (U.K Edcuation) in 2009 and found Mouse Trap with all the pieces! Setting up the trap and watch it go was amazing! However, the problem was I had no idea how to play it! I had the game still with me with broken/missing pieces! Look at reviews, then discovered this on April 14th 2009 and the preparation of what to discover started with the line “Hey do you want to play Mouse Trap”, “Yeaaah, let’s set up this trap.” Burst up with laughter and became a fan of Cinemassacre ever since. James, Mike, Bootsy, Kyle and Kevin introduced me to laughter and knowledge of film. It’s what led me to become a fan of films and you guys. All I have to say is thank you! Aw Shucks!

  • June 24, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    Dear Board James, I hope you never have to stumble across the unholy abomination that calls itself “MouseTrap” today! They took what was once one of the most fun to play board games ever made and turned into a putrid, wretched, piece of shit, unworthy-to-call-itself-MouseTrap game. If you have already seen it, I’m sure you probably had the exact same expression as I did. “What the fuck is this?!” Right in the middle of Toys ‘R’ Us! Yeah, its bad.

  • jeffrey desfarges

    December 16, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    I never had this game as a kid. (But i had a similiar one)
    It might be because i’m from europe who knows.
    IReally loved playing that game the same This game was played by almost every kid.
    And that was just by doing the trap over and over and…. over!
    good memories

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