Board James: Battle Masters

James / November 24th, 2011

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  • PaulRaso

    November 24, 2011 at 12:22 am

    Glad I passed on this monster game as a kid!!! Holy Crap!!!

  • TroyLucas

    November 24, 2011 at 12:32 am

    Always a treat to see the Board James episodes.

  • LicaWolf

    November 24, 2011 at 12:35 am

    New Board James episode, excellent. And title cards are back 🙂

    WOW! Now, that’s what you call a BOARD! the part where they had to move the couch and then they fill the board with other boards was just hilarious.

    I totally knew Mike was going to cheat when he said it was his kind of game while looking at those cards.

    “What is this, Simon’s Quest?” am I watching an AVGN episode? 🙂

    “How many licks does it take to get to the tootsie roll center of a tootsie pop? The world may never know” that last question took me by surprise, I laughed so hard at that part.

    Man… This game sure looks really impressive, but after all those rules, at 7:19, I was feeling just like Mike “All right, you know what? You win…”

    This was a great episode.

  • LarkHutson

    November 24, 2011 at 12:41 am

    anywhere else i can see this? ive refreshed 5 times and its not giving me anything.

    • November 24, 2011 at 1:15 pm

      @LarkHutson Do you use an ad blocker? Typically it won’t work if you do. Otherwise you can click the link below the video.

  • Jeremy99

    November 24, 2011 at 12:50 am

    I saw a Bed Bugs game…..I use to love that!

  • brettfilms

    November 24, 2011 at 1:07 am

    I’m usually into these complicated games but this one just looks like… shit!

  • RyanChristopherMartens

    November 24, 2011 at 1:11 am

    Why wasn’t Kyle behind your couch?

  • AdamSkinner

    November 24, 2011 at 1:14 am

    Cheers james! great episode as usual 😀

  • Reputator

    November 24, 2011 at 1:18 am

    Oh wow, this might have made an interesting videogame, but I think people have a harder time keeping track of rules than a computer. That’s ridiculous.

  • FabioKasecker

    November 24, 2011 at 1:23 am

    The ammount of rules reminds me of GURPS, and I love GURPS.

    Looks kinda boring when you have to look after the manual, but pretty exciting after you memorize all the (relevant) rules.

  • Danevans12343

    November 24, 2011 at 1:23 am

    epic shrug at the end james, made the episode for me

  • virilevocalist

    November 24, 2011 at 1:35 am

    Review Omega Virus next! That was an epic board game.

  • tjsnide

    November 24, 2011 at 1:37 am

    If you think this board game is too big and complex you should see warhammer fantasy battle.

    That shit is huuuuge. Would be pretty expensive to get it all together though for an episode

  • Syrin

    November 24, 2011 at 1:54 am

    If anyone actually played this game all the way through to the end, I salute them.

  • CharlesHa

    November 24, 2011 at 1:58 am

    I’m sure if people took the time to learn how the game was played it could actually be a really great game! too bad patience is hard to come by these days.

    • October 14, 2013 at 12:35 pm

      My thoughts exactly. Just because a game has complicated rules or progresses slowly does not mean it is bad. On the contrary, if a game is too simple it gets boring very quickly. The complexity of the game mechanics just adds more tactical elements into the game, which means you actually have to think before making desicions. It really is a pity that so many people have so little patience as Motherfucker Mike.

      Personally, I would be thrilled to try out this game.

    • October 15, 2013 at 8:45 am

      My thoughts exactly. Just because a game progresses slowly and has complicated rules does not mean it is bad. On the contrary, if a game is too simple it gets boring very quickly. The complexity of a game like this adds tactical elements into it which means you actually have to think before making a desicion. It really is a pity that most people have as little patience as Motherfucker Mike.

      Personally, I would be thrilled to try this out.

    • October 15, 2013 at 8:46 am

      My thoughts exactly. Just because a game progresses slowly and has complicated rules does not mean it is bad. On the contrary, if a game is too simple it gets boring very quickly. The complexity of a game like this adds tactical elements into it which means you actually have to THINK before making a desicion. It really is a pity that most people have as little patience as Motherfucker Mike.

      Personally, I would be thrilled to try this out.

  • CanLiang

    November 24, 2011 at 2:13 am

    Speaking of complicated tabletop war games, perhaps you guys should do so Warhammer Fantasy or 40k games… Well I’m no fan of the warhammer games, but I’d really like to see how you guys would do that.

  • koopzilla

    November 24, 2011 at 2:35 am

    I actually have this game. I wanted it for christmas one year and was super excited when I got it because I used to play Hero Quest all the time. I did learn to play it and played it several times, but it wasn’t too good. The evil guys won every time because they had the Ogre Champion.

    I also have Warhammer Quest, which was like a more complicated version of Hero Quest. I never ended up playing it because the book was like half an inch thick. It looked cool though.

    • CollinWahlund

      November 25, 2011 at 6:44 pm

      @koopzilla Always cannonball the ogre.

  • Murdoc

    November 24, 2011 at 2:59 am

    I own a game named Lionheart which uses the same miniatures but is smaller and more like a chess game

  • Ektah

    November 24, 2011 at 3:03 am

    Actually, this game has a similar goal than Heroquest: HQ was an introduction to pen & papers rpg (in particular, Warhammer Fantasy RPG, set in the same universe and published by the same company), this one is a SIMPLIFIED version of wargames like Warhammer Fantasy or Warhammer 40K. And these 2 games are considered too simple by the hardcore gamers. And yeah, the boards are usually a lot bigger than that. Basically, you enter the dark side of boardgames.

    This (very) particular trend of gaming was born around 1910, and one of the pioneers is the always awesome writer (and proto-geek) HG Wells, author of “Little Wars: a game for boys from twelve years of age to one hundred and fifty and for that more intelligent sort of girl who likes boys’ games and books”.

    Also in the universe of Warhammer, you might want to try Blood Bowl,a football boardgame with fantasy creatures. It’s a lot of fun, really. The Chaos Warriors and the orcs seriously kick ass.

    Sorry if my writings are weird: english isn’t my natural language.

    • kaylakaze

      November 24, 2011 at 6:24 am

      @Ektah Better than Blood Bowl would be the free Elfball game (well, the rules are free and you can buy mats and minis). There’s an expansion to it called Streetbrawl which is more Blood Bowl-like than Elfball

      • Ektah

        November 24, 2011 at 6:50 am

        @kaylakaze Sounds cool. I’ll try that if i can convince my friends (the everlasting mantra of the rpg/boardgame player, as previously mentioned by James).

  • MikeandWright

    November 24, 2011 at 3:07 am

    Its a futon not a couch XD. you know that james, because you corrected Kyle during the bugs bunny birthday blow episode of avgn.

  • spoonshiro

    November 24, 2011 at 3:20 am

    Sheesh, this should have just been a PC game or something. Soooo maaaany ruuuuules.

  • PDL

    November 24, 2011 at 3:56 am

    entertaining as always James and Mike. Thanks. and a Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in CinemassacreNation

  • RichardShort

    November 24, 2011 at 4:17 am

    best thing about this game. It was the cheapest way to EVER buy Games Workshop minis for Warhammer. Probably the reason it didn’t last long.

    • christburner

      November 24, 2011 at 4:38 am

      @RichardShort …was just thinkin about that ….warhammer and games workshop rule

  • JamieFiori

    November 24, 2011 at 4:38 am

    Watching some of these Board James videos reminds me of the times when I’ve tried to convince my friends to play games like Dungeons and Dragons or Warhammer (Which, as many people have already pointed out by now, are essentially more advanced versions of Dragon Strike and Battle Masters) only for them to either not be too interested or muck around whenever I do actually convince them to play.

    I’m actually kinda surprised that James hasn’t brought up DnD yet. It always struck me as the perfect game for people with active imaginations, seeing as it was one of the first ever games where you could pretty much do ANYTHING you wanted. Then again, it’s also 10x more complicated than Dragon Strike, and I get the impression from these videos that James is more into casual board games than anything that requires too much planning in advance.

    Either way, it’d be interesting to see a video where James takes a look at one of the DnD starter sets or something.

  • ChrisDarkheart

    November 24, 2011 at 4:56 am

    There was a game a bit like this about a decade ago that was actually advertised as the “most complicated game ever….” , anyone know what i’m thinking of?

  • ErichStevenson

    November 24, 2011 at 5:10 am

    Chaos? Looks like a Warhammer game to me.

    • RichardShort

      November 24, 2011 at 9:07 pm

      @ErichStevenson It basically was. It was produced by Games Workshop and Milton Bradley. Essentially you could have called it “Hero Quest Tactics” or “My First Warhammer”.

  • boniboyblue

    November 24, 2011 at 5:21 am

    That is one huge gamespace!

  • BrunoMazzolli

    November 24, 2011 at 5:42 am

    Board James and Motherfucker Mike should play a Dungeons and Dragons game DMed by Chris Perkins…

    Make it happen Cinemassacre and Wizards!

    • CollinWahlund

      November 25, 2011 at 6:39 pm

      @BrunoMazzolli Oh totally, I love thier celebrity D&D games podcasts. Mike would be the perfect asshole to play a rogue.

      And, honestly you don’t REALLY need to know anything to play D&D with a good Dungeon Master.

  • Piggyman132

    November 24, 2011 at 5:55 am

    why can i not watch the board james

    • MotherFucker Mike

      November 24, 2011 at 6:10 am

      @Piggyman132 If you’re having trouble with it, try the Blip link below

    • thespy

      November 24, 2011 at 7:35 am

      @Piggyman132 you’ll run into those problems with addblocks… shame on you

  • Piggyman132

    November 24, 2011 at 5:55 am

    nope workin

  • JeffDean

    November 24, 2011 at 5:59 am

    My friends and I used to play this game all the time, in fact, my brother still has it somewhere in his house…I think most of the pieces are missing though. I actually thought it was pretty good but just took awhile to play…nobody liking being the Chaos army though…probably because even though they have more characters, they’re a lot weaker (less dice to roll).

    They don’t sell this anymore, do they? Anyway, if they do, I think it’s worth picking up.

  • JeffDean

    November 24, 2011 at 5:59 am

    My friends and I used to play this game all the time, in fact, my brother still has it somewhere in his house…I think most of the pieces are missing though. I actually thought it was pretty good but just took awhile to play…nobody liking being the Chaos army though…probably because even though they have more characters, they’re a lot weaker (less dice to roll).

    They don’t sell this anymore, do they? Anyway, if they do, I think it’s worth picking up.

  • StéphaneMlcn

    November 24, 2011 at 7:15 am

    Hi guys! I know it’s lame, specially since it is the second time that I’m doing that, but I’d like to share with you my epic orchestral AVGN theme song (it uses actually real symphonic instruments samples). I’m pretty sure that it could fit in the movie. Anyway, here is the link :

  • Snejku

    November 24, 2011 at 7:54 am


  • Tropxe

    November 24, 2011 at 7:58 am

    Yeah, it seems like a simpler version of Warhammer, but problem is that it’s all explained so badly and confusingly. While Warhammer is more complex and deep, the information is presented far more clearly and in a more tiered fashion. In other words, you can read the basic rules and jump in pretty quickly with Warhammer due to how the info is given to you, and then you can dive progressively deeper into the rules and develop how you’re playing the game over time.

    This reminds me of the Game of Thrones CCG compared to Magic The Gathering. They both have similar goals, but MTG’s rules are presented so much better and more logically that the GoT CCG, meaning the latter is a fucking nightmare to actually get going with even though there’s far less to it.

  • Kimmonator

    November 24, 2011 at 8:28 am

    I thought i was gonna see Kyle Justin sitting behind the couch, but i dissapointed 🙁

  • HenryFinnegan

    November 24, 2011 at 8:43 am

    My brother and i used to have this game and we freaking loved it. It was massive to get out and we weren’t allowed to get it out most of the time but when we did. BOOM it was epic.

  • November 24, 2011 at 9:10 am

    I would never play that peice of shit.

  • EsbenEickhardt

    November 24, 2011 at 9:38 am

    Boooring game………

  • FardinJavanmard

    November 24, 2011 at 9:46 am

    hahaha xD great episode!!

  • MarcusOppidus

    November 24, 2011 at 10:04 am

    Man, it does look the same as Warhammer Fantasy Battles, and I honestly think it would be faster and funnier to have a normal Warhammer battle.

    • macs311

      November 24, 2011 at 10:19 am


      @MarcusOppidus saying Warhammer would be faster explains A LOT about this board game!

    • Nintendo_Frog

      November 24, 2011 at 2:27 pm

      @MarcusOppidus Warhammer fast?????? It takes one hour to get all your friends to unpack their armies from their suitcases, and check once again their army list.

      One more hour to deploy your army on the battlefield.

      One hour to start playing

      One hour because it’s already 4 o’clock and everybody needs a break.

      and when it get’s around 6 or 7 in the evening, and that the number of units are declining (which accelerates the game, since their are less models to move) , the battle finaly finishes… and you’ve spent your entire saturday afternoon playong just a single warhammer battle… this is one of the reason that made me quit playing that game (the main reason was actually the money… )

      Don’t listen to James: Battle Masters is very easy to understand and very quick to play compared to Warhammer…

      • Don Skiver

        August 8, 2014 at 7:04 pm

        This is why I play (modified) “40k in 40 minutes” rules. I don’t play giant ass 2000 point games; I play small 400-600 point skirmishes and can play 3 times as many games in the same amount of time.

  • heigen

    November 24, 2011 at 10:35 am

    It’s like me and my friends starting D&D back in the day.

    • metallmaniac90

      November 24, 2011 at 12:17 pm

      Install adblock plus plugin to firefox…no more shit 🙂 @heigen

  • Erwinator

    November 24, 2011 at 10:59 am

    no kyle? did he move to a different better couch? 😛


    November 24, 2011 at 11:02 am

    Crossfire is still the best board james

  • StevenBanta

    November 24, 2011 at 11:04 am

    Actually my friends and I used to play the hell out of this game. Slow to start, but once you got battle underway, it was awesome.

  • shadowgam3

    November 24, 2011 at 11:14 am

    My cousin got this game for Christmas yrs ago.. I always wanted too play it but could never do so.. My cousin said U need an expansion too play this game.. so it sat around collect dust.. What a waste of money and time..

  • MaxLarrucea

    November 24, 2011 at 11:50 am

    it cool

  • TobiasBergstrand

    November 24, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Epic i love games like this. a true conquest game you beat your friend you can piss him off for a long time ;b. just like Risk.

  • DerrekMcNab

    November 24, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    Mike “is it anything as complicated as that?”

    Mike never played Descent: Journeys in the Dark 🙂

  • DonSkiver

    November 24, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    This game looks awesome. It reminds me of Warhammer, or Warzone. It is pretty damn complicated, and not something you just pick up in the middle of a rainy saturday afternoon because you can’t play outside. Looks like a fun game though. I bet I could get my brother to play it with me.

    • Nintendo_Frog

      November 24, 2011 at 2:18 pm

      @DonSkiver This game is actually a Warhammer game made by Games Workshop during the 90’s. It was targeting kids and trying to get them acquainted with the general meccanics of the game and the background of the universe… most of the kids at that time started playing Battle Masters before passing to Warhammer… I know this, it happened to me…

  • Nintendo_Frog

    November 24, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    This game was made by Games Workshop and edited by MB. It actually takes place in the Warhammer fantasy world and it’s a very, very simplified game compared to what are the true Warhammer battles!

    I got this game on my christmas 1994 when I was still a kid in High School. I previously had Hero Quest for Xmas 1991 but when this game came out, I just wanted this one: it looked so much like hero quest but with so much models and huge battles in perspective!

    When I got to Secondary school, I met some guys who where actually playing the Warhammer battle game, and I said “wow, this looks just like that Battle Masters game I own, but in so much sophisticated!”. And they told me: “no wonder: Battle Masters is a Warhammer game for kids! If you want to play true battles, you’ve got to pass on the upper level and start playing Warhammer.”

    An this is what I actually did…

    I don’t actually understand what James found difficult to understand in this game: it’s easy as shit.

    • JulianMartinezOrgaz

      November 24, 2011 at 2:20 pm

      @Nintendo_Frog I used to collect warhammer lizardmen pieces but I didn’t actually got to play it =(

      • Nintendo_Frog

        November 24, 2011 at 3:11 pm

        @JulianMartinezOrgaz Good: you saved your time and your money. Warhammer is and endless sinkhole that will engulf all your money and take all your fucking spare time… I’m glad I got out of it!

        On the other hand, the universe is cool, (Warcraft actually ripped off everything from GW’s univere), and you should try the novels, they’re awsome!

  • JulianMartinezOrgaz

    November 24, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    This kinda seems like a crude board version of Fire Emblem xD

    • Nintendo_Frog

      November 24, 2011 at 2:19 pm

      @JulianMartinezOrgaz It’s actually more like a crude version of Advance Wars.

  • ussenterprise3

    November 24, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    I wonder if they’ve ever considered playing Warhammer 40K or another warhammer type board game (not played in ages). After all it is a board game with tape measures and dice and the likes.

  • MattPlummer

    November 24, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Games Workshop FTW!

  • Micke Isaksson

    November 24, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Seen it!

  • Travis Whilden

    November 24, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Just finished watching it. Great vid as always, James!

  • Nick White

    November 24, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    One of the best yet.

  • Marko Indijski Primat Marić

    November 24, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Watched already.

  • Pierre Faszanatas

    November 24, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    very funny ! XD

  • Karl-Wilhelm Schaller

    November 24, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    great job, as always 🙂 keep it up guys 😉

  • Dominik Baumer

    November 24, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    the contra shirt is awesome!

  • RyanSmith1

    November 24, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving from

    Cape Cod, MA!!

    Great vid james!

  • tpayne8888

    November 24, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    OMG i loved this,so funny:D

  • lozfan1993

    November 24, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    Not gonna lie, I half expected to see Kyle Justin when you started moving the couch lol. GET BACK BEHIND THE DAMN COUCH!

    • CollinWahlund

      November 25, 2011 at 6:33 pm

      @lozfan1993 That’s being saved for the Special Edition.

      Unfortunately in that one Mike doesn’t shoot first.

  • s3011

    November 24, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    This seems to be a wargame. Other people have pointed out that this game is set in the Warhammer universe, but the genre would be a wargame. There are actually tons of enthusiasts that play games of this genre, probably ones much more complex then this. But it seems that in order to enjoy this genre completely you have to like the strategy, of being able to out think your opponent.

  • LanceRichardLeDuc

    November 24, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    How about the legend of zelda board game? I know you have that.

  • ILeafer

    November 24, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Great video! Laughed the way through!. This seems like one of those game you would have to play by yourself a few times to learn.. then spend months trying to convince your friends to play.. eventually it ends up in the attic, missing all the pieces.. despite the fact no one has ever played it.

  • Fei Wong

    November 24, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    Motherfucker cant stop cheating hahaha!

  • GabrielLopes

    November 24, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    Hey James if you think this game is complex you should try Magic Realm

    Also keep up the good work, your vids are hilarious.

  • CGBongsmoke

    November 24, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    Am I the only one who thought Kyle should have been behind the couch?

  • GoldenFrog

    November 24, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Omg, i wouldn’t wanna try and learn all that there is to this game.

  • snelles

    November 24, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    My first comment for you James… and i hope you get it.

    A) why aren’t you using your nice high res camera?

    B) would have been awesome if your had the AVGN theme guy behind the couch…

    C) love the videos always have, always will

  • ErikHeineman

    November 24, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    its really just watered down warhammer, or just old edition warhammer with the inches replaced by haxagons

  • ValisHD

    November 24, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    nice thundercats cap James

  • JeffryIntVeld

    November 24, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Save the mat and play Warhammer on it. 😛

  • VincentBeaudry

    November 24, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    the premice sounds kinda like Warhammer… not Imperial, Chaos, Orcs and all that good shit. oh and don’t forget the art style pretty similar… is that linked to Warhammer whatsoever ?

    • RockPutansu

      November 25, 2011 at 12:56 am

      Yeah it was made by games workshop just like hero quest was


  • n3

    November 24, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    The lines at the beginnig were awesome:

    James: “This is a man’s game! You wanna be a man, right?”

    Mike: ” I don’t know, this seems kinda complicated.”

    How long did it take you guys to do all the stuff in the video?

  • OmarMadrigal

    November 24, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    i used to own this game when i was in elementary and didnt have any problem playing this game is what so easy but a pain in the ass setting it up . i remember the good guys always had better and stronger characters. when are you guys gonna do a video on Omega virus. that game was fun

    • November 24, 2011 at 11:40 pm

      @OmarMadrigal Wow, I always mention Omega Virus whenever Board James come up. It would be awesome if James and Mike did an episode about it!

  • macstarvo

    November 24, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    You could use the game mat as a Slip ‘N Slide

  • puduhge

    November 24, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    if you combined “Battle Masters” and “Weapons and Warriors”, you’d have a bad ass game! Another great video guys!

  • PartyPosse

    November 25, 2011 at 12:04 am

    Damn we need more Kyle Justin u guys still friends?

  • RockPutansu

    November 25, 2011 at 12:58 am

    This is one of my favorite games from when I was a kid. My brothers and I still play it from time to time. The cannon and ogre had more complex rules but most of the time the stuff that would result during their movements was fricken hilarious so we ALWAYS kept them in the game

  • Psykhophear

    November 25, 2011 at 1:14 am

    And this is why video games were made; to help minimise the trouble of assembling stuff and storing stuff. But then again, it makes you miss doing all those stuff altogether.

  • Kyle Koivisto

    November 25, 2011 at 2:31 am

    Board James is my favorite James.

  • Mark Jokel

    November 25, 2011 at 2:31 am

    That board game is nuts!! You have to have a master’s degree to play that game!! Complicated.

  • Thomas Neilson

    November 25, 2011 at 2:31 am

    hahaha!! you could wrap up an orangoutang!

  • Neil Armstrong

    November 25, 2011 at 2:31 am

    Review some of the nerdier board games. Dominion, king of tokyo, werewolf, mag blast, munchkin, chaos in the old world, hero quest, guillotine, bang, red november, ticket to ride, agricola, puerto rico, blood bowl, space hulk. bring attentionn to these fun games that most of the public has never heard of.

  • Keli Wartooth

    November 25, 2011 at 2:31 am


  • Simon Johansson

    November 25, 2011 at 2:31 am

    This could be a good game, but i agree its waay to much:P

  • Dylan Self

    November 25, 2011 at 2:31 am

    When you guys moved the couch, Kyle Justin should have been behind there.

  • Fabian Schuler

    November 25, 2011 at 2:31 am

    Neil, I heard of most of these games… but I play board games at least once a weak with my buds. // James, great review as always! Unfortunately most of your games were never avaiable here – with one exception: Key to the kingdom which I own, named “Tarralans Traumland” here. This is German for “Tarralan’s Dream Land”. Yes, they changed the black piece’s name to “King Tarralan”…

  • Fred Schneider

    November 25, 2011 at 2:31 am


  • Neil Armstrong

    November 25, 2011 at 2:31 am

    I would almost send him the NEW version of space hulk if it wasn’t lttd edition and damn expensive/rare…yay GW

  • Neil Armstrong

    November 25, 2011 at 2:31 am

    Blood bowl would be awesome tho

  • Vincent Ceraso

    November 25, 2011 at 2:31 am

    happy thanksgiving James!!!!!!!

  • Michael Larkin

    November 25, 2011 at 2:31 am

    Mother Fucker Mike is a Mother Fucking Cheater

  • Scott Monzi

    November 25, 2011 at 2:31 am

    I love that game.

  • Scott Monzi

    November 25, 2011 at 2:31 am

    I also own that game

  • Paul Readman

    November 25, 2011 at 2:31 am

    After watching this i thought, thats one big fuck off map. I think in the days of making this board games, it was the board gave version of a Ps3 game…..Obviously at the same, that wasn’t the idea, but look back i can see that…..i just can’t believe the size of that map:0

  • Jeff Bonicioli

    November 25, 2011 at 2:31 am

    My favorite game ever?….FIREBALL ISLAND!!

  • Tom Frankish

    November 25, 2011 at 2:31 am

    Reminds of a child’s version of Warhammer.

  • Emmett Cripps

    November 25, 2011 at 2:31 am

    Bloody Freaking Funny

  • Jeffrey Geltman

    November 25, 2011 at 2:31 am

    YES!!! I have been trying to find a video of this game everywhere but couldn’t remember the name. I had this when I was growing up. Thanks James!!! Hope the movie is going well.

  • Katelyn Jewel

    November 25, 2011 at 2:31 am

    Happy Thanksgiving! I’m thankful for this review. I had an amusing Thanksgiving and this was a good video to end it with. XD

  • Vince Yip

    November 25, 2011 at 2:31 am

    I wonder if an actual game of this ever took place on this planet. I would just buy it and memorize the instructions to look smart though xD

  • Joshua Beane

    November 25, 2011 at 2:31 am

    aw dude, Motherfucker Mike. No fair. Didn’t even play Hero Quest but he plays this!

  • Pete Gilmartin

    November 25, 2011 at 2:31 am

    Holy fuck, that’s a complex game

  • Kocsonya Laci

    November 25, 2011 at 2:31 am

    he sticks his dick in the horse!

  • Shane Mstm Picou

    November 25, 2011 at 2:31 am

    can yall write what everyou want in the post bar then pot

  • Shane Mstm Picou

    November 25, 2011 at 2:31 am


  • Timo Hellmund

    November 25, 2011 at 2:31 am

    Godd episode. I stay with Hero Quest though. 🙂

  • WojciechOlczyk

    November 25, 2011 at 4:43 am

    thats why video games are more fun….

  • BramBrouwers

    November 25, 2011 at 4:47 am

    HAd no problem playing this game when I was 1-12 yr old, so this is way exaggerated 😉

  • burning_phoneix

    November 25, 2011 at 5:41 am

    Actually, this game is quite simple compared to many tabletop wargames such as Warhammer Fantasy Battle and Warmachine.

    Speaking of Warhammer….those Imperial Knights look EXACTLY like the Empire Knights from WHFB!

    See for yourself:

  • Nagash

    November 25, 2011 at 6:13 am

    half expecting kyle to be behind the couch

  • rychh

    November 25, 2011 at 6:54 am

    and this is why video games were created

  • CyrilWindlovver

    November 25, 2011 at 7:15 am

    Wow! Great episode!

  • Keywork99

    November 25, 2011 at 7:32 am

    For those saying this looks like Warhammer – it’s because it *IS* Warhammer. Games Workshop made a simplified version of Warhammer and Milton Bradley sold it here as Battle Masters. Same thing with HeroQuest – it’s a Warhammer game that was rebranded.

  • StefWang

    November 25, 2011 at 7:52 am

    What’s going on guys ? You made it like its scripted from start to finish. But this time it was to reveiling. I know the text is already scripted but can you guys make it less obvious please.

    Also, whats up with the facial expression. I know you guys are doing facial expressions all the time but in this one I felt like it was exagerated. Anyways, good show, keep going.

  • sterling.treadwell

    November 25, 2011 at 10:41 am

    I pity all the generations that did not grow up with board games like this, forced to use both imagination and critical thinking skills just to have fun. Now you have all of the rules, data, characters and worlds built for you in a video game.. and you just have to push a button and then go online and complain about how it was too easy… Great video guys, I lol’d right through it, especially when you had to rearrange the retro room to fit the board, then covered the game in other games (what was the final count anyhow?)

  • matti90

    November 25, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    All of these game reviews seem to boil down to you not reading the instructions beforehand. Of course it’s going to be confusing and overwhelming if none of the players know the rules.

    • MotherFucker Mike

      November 25, 2011 at 12:47 pm

      @matti90 We did read the rules. They are overly complicated, and take way too long to read, dragging the fun out of the game. Combined with the fact it takes way too long to set up. By the time you’ve read the thick instruction book and set up a million pieces you feel like shooting yourself.

      • MattCooper

        November 25, 2011 at 12:52 pm

        and even if u read that whole book its not like youll remember what the fuck it says anyways @MotherFucker Mike @matti90

      • Nintendo_Frog

        November 25, 2011 at 2:50 pm

        @MotherFucker [email protected] Complicated? They’re easy as shit! What didn’t you understand actually?

        That the tower gives you a bonus in defense when you’re inside? That the bowmen have a range of two cases and the crossbowmen a range of three?

        I haven’t played this game for at least 15 years and I still remember the rules!

        If you found Battle Masters complicated, don’t try any true wargames! Battle Masters was the kids version of the Warhammer Fantasy Battle which is far more complicated, trust me! (the rule book makes around 200 pages, and each armies needs it personnal 80 pages book to explain their own mechanisms)

      • J03_b

        November 25, 2011 at 6:49 pm

        @[email protected] [email protected] quit being so critical you god damn nerds. The reviews are about entertainment, I’m sure mike and james aren’t always being 100% serious in every episode. btw congrats for being the biggest nerd who likes reading instructions

      • CollinWahlund

        November 25, 2011 at 6:52 pm

        @J03_b @Nintendo_Frog @MotherFucker Mike @matti90 I love reading instructions. How to build furnature, play complicated games, build nuclear weapons…

      • November 26, 2011 at 12:19 am

        @MotherFucker [email protected]

        So it’s an extended version of Russian Roulette, so to speak?

      • RobotHeroLove

        November 26, 2011 at 1:41 pm

        @MotherFucker [email protected]

        You know an easy game, Lego Pirate Planks, really fun, too.

      • JimHandley

        December 1, 2011 at 2:02 am

        @MotherFucker [email protected] You know I loved Heroquest growing up, and I currently play Heroscape, Warhammer 40K, and Dungeons and Dragons. I disagree that games like this aren’t fun, but I think people are being way too critical on the two of you for being honest.

        I’m STILL learning the rules for 40K and D&D now, and I have been playing them for years. People seem to forget that not everyone likes to sit down and learn these rules.

        So I may disagree with you two on how this and Heroquest are overly complicated, but I acknowledge the fact that some people just prefer the “Pick up and Play” aspect of other games.

        Great review!!!

  • theshep

    November 25, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Wow. Starcraft the Board Game might somehow have less rules.

    • Nintendo_Frog

      November 25, 2011 at 2:42 pm

      @theshep You must be kidding. The Rules of Battle Masters holds on 5 pages. This game was fucking easy! I played it for the first time when I was 13 years olds, and I caught up the rules pretty quickly.

      Starcraft the Board game? You can’t compare that nerdy game full of thousands of rules to Battle Masters!!! (a game made for kids)

  • AustinToney

    November 25, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Hey James do a Dungeons and Dragons review

  • HaydnLillywhite

    November 25, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    The similarities with Warhammer are due to this game being “licensed” by games workshop. Its basically a simplified version of Warhammer Fantasy.

    The equivalent for 40k was a game called Space Crusade.

  • JonPonikvar

    November 25, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    I still say you guys need to do a Board James review of Grape Escape. Nothing better than feeding into a child’s masochistic tendencies with a Play-Doh fruit torture chamber.

  • adamtalley

    November 25, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    I want that CONTRA SPREADER shirt James has on in this video. Where did he get it? Anyone?

  • Doc DM

    November 25, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    This game was awesome glad that you guys reviewed it! Great follow up to Heroquest, do I predict possibly Advanced Heroquest to further blow your minds in complexity? They still don’t compare to actual Warhammer games, which are far more complected with there constant rule modifications from their White Dwarf Magazines. Honestly never thought these games were too difficult to understand, growing up playing games like Dungeons and Dragons, Battletech, and Axis & Allies. Axis & Allies is a great game if you got five people and about five hours to kill, check it out!

  • MattJensen

    November 25, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    looks like the audio goes off sync for some reason

  • Nacho_Vidal101

    November 25, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    Please do ‘Nightmare. Or as they called it in Europe ‘Atmosfear’! PLEASE

    • poshko

      November 25, 2011 at 5:07 pm

      @Nacho_Vidal101 Yes! He totally needs to do Nightmare! I got that game for my eleventh birthday and still quote it regularly almost two decades later. I AM… THE GATEKEEPER!!! YOU ARE BANISHED TO THE BLACKHOLE!!!! xD

  • chirinea

    November 25, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    I’d love to see a crossover review of Board James and the Nerd for “The Quest for the Rings”, on the Odyssey².

  • CollinWahlund

    November 25, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    Man, we had this one. Had to take over the living room to play it. It was on the rotation for me, my brothers, and our friends.

    Played the living fuck out of this, Dragon Strike, and HeroQuest. The more pieces the more likely we owned it.

    Speaking of games that p0wn, anyone play Mutant Chronicles: Siege of the Citadel?

  • J03_b

    November 25, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    Funny and informative as always. The only criticism I have is that you don’t make enough episodes! lol

  • Cenk Yakar

    November 25, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    board james sucks…. just get the fucking movie done!

  • Callum Sanderson

    November 25, 2011 at 7:09 pm


  • Kristoffer Sandmo

    November 25, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    I remember watching commercials for this game. It looked so AWESOME!!! Then I remembered Hero Quest, and realized it wasn’t worth it…

  • J03_b

    November 25, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    I do have one question though, why don’t you guys use that new camera james made that indiegogo video about for your new videos? Is it too big to fit in the basement or something?

    • omega_apex

      November 25, 2011 at 9:54 pm

      He probably filmed this before he got the camera @J03_b

    • JamesAVGN

      November 26, 2011 at 1:07 pm

      @J03_b We shot this video last summer.

  • Greycat_R

    November 25, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Yeah! Wolf Raiders, like in Fugitive Alien!

    “This is the song, about the Board James,

    who want to play weird-ass board games!

    Mike tried to kill him with a forklift

    so he doesn’t have to play the perplexing game!


  • Hyphz

    November 25, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    You think that’s excessive? Do War of the Ring Anniversary Collector’s Edition. 🙂

    • GabrielLopes

      November 26, 2011 at 4:40 pm

      @Hyphz You don`t need to use the aniverssary ed, pay 1k for a b oardgame is ridiculous even for me(i`m addicted to boardgames lol). You can still enjoy the game with the basic version, and I heard they will be reprinting it soon.

      • Hyphz

        November 26, 2011 at 9:18 pm

        @GabrielLopes Oh, sure, but he was talking about excessive games.. and I don’t think the BOX for WotR:CE would fit within the BattleMasters map. It won’t even fit into some cars.

  • Mike Doak

    November 26, 2011 at 1:13 am

    I love this game, but I feel like your comparison to Michael Bay is pretty accurate. It definitely helps to have two players who both generally know the rules.

    And if you think the standard game takes a long time, try playing the campaign.

  • Anodos

    November 26, 2011 at 1:22 am

    “Looks like its on STEROIDS!”

    “Yeah, its a MANS game!”

    James, you are sending the wrong message to our youth. Steroids is WRONG.

  • Anodos

    November 26, 2011 at 1:34 am

    You see, James, im sure you know, as you have played many crapy nintendo games, they we didnt have much to do back then without internet. Reading the instructions then playing a board game all day isnt such a bad thing when you live in the middle of nowhere……

    • TheShadowluigi

      November 26, 2011 at 2:34 am

      @Anodos crappy you meant…

  • TheShadowluigi

    November 26, 2011 at 2:34 am

    if you don’t get your money at least get a free rug!!=D

  • FrankCabanski

    November 26, 2011 at 2:42 am

    This sells on Amazon anywhere from $50 (missing lots of pieces) to $71 (some missing and/or broken pieces) to $279 (all pieces, but some broken) to $479.99 new. Some of the descriptions are hilarious. “Collectible” – missing many pieces, good for parts. “For parts” isn’t collectible. Or “verified complete” except for a few missing pieces. If it’s missing pieces it’s not complete. Who verified it, a blind guy?

  • Freddy20_

    November 26, 2011 at 5:09 am

    Omg a new vid on my birthday? 😀 Thanks Mike and James! <3

  • avenger

    November 26, 2011 at 5:46 am

    big ass game

  • MichaelJVanderhoof

    November 26, 2011 at 7:08 am

    am I the only one that has audio/video sync issues?

  • Kobuchi

    November 26, 2011 at 9:19 am

    What’s happening to Motherfucker Mike? Why is he so skinny? Is he having drug problems or something?

    • metalcommand

      November 26, 2011 at 4:01 pm

      @Kobuchi /fail.

  • MarlonNieberg

    November 26, 2011 at 9:38 am

    We had this game, we never played it though it was way too complicated, well maybe my brother did but i was about 4 or 5 so i just played with the soldiers.

  • djbeema

    November 26, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    Oh man, I HAD this game. It was pretty cool. It was kind of like Warhammer lite, for kids. Even some of the models look the same (Chaos is just Chaos and Orcs combined). I think I only played it twice in my entire life though because it took so much work to set up. I wonder if I still have it in storage somewhere…

  • darknerd64

    November 26, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    Battle Masters looks entertaining, but its complexity hinders it from being as fun as it could be.

  • Asstifer

    November 26, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    jesus what a insane game all those instructions hahahaha

  • Asstifer

    November 26, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    My god looks so crazy. Wish i could play that fucker…..

  • RobotHeroLove

    November 26, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Review Minotaurus, that’s a good one.

  • MikkelJacobsen

    November 26, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    I thought Kyle Justin lived behind the couch?

  • HakumenKing101

    November 26, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    I remember a game that was huge as this. It was a futuristic battle mech game that had over 60-80 pieces to play with, it took me and my mate all day to set the thing up we had to paint everything including all the playing field. It was sick man. By the time we finished building the sucker we had to put it away! At first I was like Mike as well. “I’m not playing this” Simply becuase it looked fucking huge. When we did get on playing it. It was fucking amazing 😀

  • GabrielLopes

    November 26, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    I would enjoy seeing more newer boardgames here, sinse the euro genre don`t seem to fit with the playstile of you 2, you still can try all the great ameritrash out there. Civilization for exemp[le is exelent

  • Ryan3370

    November 26, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Those are the kind of games i was always super excited to play, until i opened the box.

  • reaperfear

    November 26, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    2 games you need to do, talisman the magical quest game, and the board game of doom. they are awesome

    • CollinWahlund

      November 26, 2011 at 11:30 pm

      @reaperfear Ahh, Talisman. The unholy illegitimate love child of a RPG (Warhammer FRP, in particular) and Monopoly.

      That’s one game that looks complex to the untrained eye but really isn’t. So much of it falls down to getting screwed by luck… Makes it a perfect game to play while drinking to me! 🙂

    • rogerdodger1998

      November 27, 2011 at 1:38 am

      @reaperfear I hate “Don’t Fear the Reaper”. It’s the ultimate hippie/stoner song. I hate hippies.

  • atari2600a

    November 27, 2011 at 12:37 am

    He’s stock music kkkrazy!

  • rogerdodger1998

    November 27, 2011 at 1:36 am

    What does it mean if in the top left of the screen of my iPhone it says “E” and does it use my data if I get on the web? Just wondering.

  • skinnyluigi

    November 27, 2011 at 1:42 am

    I laughed, then checked out Board Game Geek . com for information about this game.

    Anyone that liked nintendo nerd’s video above will chuckle at this too:

  • GreyFox

    November 27, 2011 at 2:17 am

    Bah, Kyle wasn’t behind the couch :(Nice video nonetheless 😛

    • November 28, 2011 at 8:29 pm

      @GreyFox No sir, Kyle is there. he always been the there behind the couch. I ought to know: I’ve always been here.

    • Simon Belmont

      November 28, 2011 at 8:32 pm

      @GreyFox No sir, Kyle is there. he always been there behind the couch. I ought to know: I’ve always been here.

  • Marc82

    November 27, 2011 at 5:02 am

    Here in Germany this game was called “The Claymore Saga – Battle of Destiny”!

    The TV commercial was so epic…

  • peacocksandwhich

    November 27, 2011 at 9:37 am

    We need more board james.

  • slaador

    November 27, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    That’s pretty insane. Like an overblown, overcomplicated poor man’s (or, rather, sane man’s) Warhammer.

    My suggestions on the games I’d like to see reviewed:

    – Arkham Horror (perhaps a trial run, perhaps a full-on review of all the editions and add-ons);

    – Battlestar Galactica boardgame – you would definitely need more than 2 people to play it, but I personally found it to be quite engaging, like a pleasantly formalized Mafia, perhaps.

    • GabrielLopes

      November 27, 2011 at 5:37 pm

      @slaador I second that.

      • KR_Zolda

        November 27, 2011 at 6:31 pm

        @[email protected]

        I dont see that ever happening. Board James, much like The Nerd is all about nostalgia. They’re not serious board game reviews (we’ve seen him giving pretty high praises to lame games like key to the kingdom, a simple, overlong roll & move game…)

  • OldManJustin

    November 27, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    Wow man, and I thought those arkham horror games where too big lol. A dig at Micheal Bay though? seriously? minus points for that.

    • PenelopeQuail

      November 28, 2011 at 11:50 pm

      @OldManJustin Wow, you actually support somone as heinous as Michael Bay?

      How about getting the F%CK off of this site?

      you will not be missed.

      • OldManJustin

        November 29, 2011 at 1:39 pm

        @PenelopeQuail Make me mother fucker.

      • RistoUusimaa

        December 8, 2011 at 11:42 am

        @OldManJustin Spell check, motherfucker. What’re you doing here? Aren’t you busy with a Michael Gay marathon?

      • OldManJustin

        December 8, 2011 at 8:22 pm

        @RistoUusimaa “mother fucker” is two words. FAIL. Go back to school.

  • joginearthenzen

    November 27, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    I wanted this for Christmas pretty much entirely because of the box art and promise of lots of minis and elaborate terrain to play on. Once obtained, though, my brother and I had a similar reaction — it looked cool but wasn’t much fun to play.

  • Peter Vickers

    November 27, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    im trying to add james but i cant

  • ultraviper

    November 27, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    I played the hell out of this game when I was a kid. It was kind of imbalanced though, imperial won about 75% of the time we played.

  • WhiteSpy_PSN

    November 27, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    easily some of your best work. hysterical. This and over analyzers are awesome, more like this please.

  • JasonPhillip

    November 27, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    This game and Stop Thief were my two favorites as kid with the old school AD&D game Dungeon being a close third

  • reaperfear

    November 28, 2011 at 12:01 am


  • nowhere4321

    November 28, 2011 at 1:03 am

    Hey don’t move the futon!

    Where’s Kyle going to live?

  • MarkPetsch

    November 28, 2011 at 2:07 am

    Come on, guys! I had no trouble at all learning this game at 14 years old with my 11 year old friend. The rules are NOT complicated at all. The biggest problem I can find with Battlemasters is that in all the times I’ve played it, I’ve NEVER seen Chaos win. So there are some definitel balance issues.

    • metalcommand

      November 28, 2011 at 9:31 am

      @MarkPetsch You shouldn’t take Board James too serious: They dramatized the rules, because there are a lot of rules with this game.

    • Nagash

      November 29, 2011 at 3:16 pm

      If you’re serious, then you just suck. They are just joking.. @MarkPetsch

  • JeremiahTurnblat

    November 28, 2011 at 2:13 am

    This game was my favorite when I was a little kid! My parents had bought it before/shortly after I was born, along with HeroQuest (which I did not get out as often). It was always such an ordeal to play, but that made it a special treat. Even I could memorize the whole game when I was only five or six years old! Still, I don’t blame you, it’s a LOT of shit to ingest, and I may be taking my familiarity with the game for granted.

    I still have the tower on my nightstand, which apparently, my dad painted (I never realized it came as a solid gray blob). I still have all the pieces haphazardly bundled in an open-top box, the figures still in their bases for ease of use (not so much ease of storage). However, they’re pretty ugly, because I painted a lot of them when I was real young and only just starting to learn to paint.

    Aaah, memories. I’ll probably never play it again; I may never have enough SPACE to play it again!

  • SESJuggalo423

    November 28, 2011 at 5:32 am

    Gaaah what a cluster fuck! Lmao a Simon’s Quest reference on Board James.

  • KeithBovee

    November 28, 2011 at 8:38 am

    Growing up I played quite a bit of Hero Quest. I think this game was mentioned in the catologue it came with. It looked like a dumbed down version of the game I was playing at the time. But after watching this, holy shit, Just setting it up would take longer than a few quests.

  • Haisman7

    November 28, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    I really enjoyed this one! James & Mike, the best youtubers i’ve seen!

  • 8BitTerror

    November 28, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    I request you do a board james on HEROSCAPE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • JeremiahTurnblat

      November 29, 2011 at 3:53 pm

      @8BitTerror Aww snap, Heroscape is my game! It’s more recent, so I’m not sure if James would have it in his collection, but it certainly was just obscure enough to deserve a mention if he did. It’s a terrible shame what happened to that game. Maybe it wouldn’t have bombed if the bastards in charge had actually advertised it! What a radical move that would have been.

      • Nick Askins

        December 8, 2011 at 3:11 am

        @[email protected] I was gonna suggest that! It was a pretty awesome game. A friend bought 3 sets and a bunch of expansions and we had a pretty elaborate map set up. Ahh.. good times.

  • 8BitTerror

    November 28, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    either heroscape or Break the Safe

  • lauramendz28

    November 29, 2011 at 6:26 am

    Wheres you guitar man I tough he was behind the couch went Mike and you move it.

    • Cinemiracle

      November 29, 2011 at 2:30 pm

      @lauramendz28 i agree

    • MotherFucker Mike

      November 30, 2011 at 5:24 am

      @lauramendz28 The guitar guy character is in the AVGN series. Not board james.

      • walkingstickman

        November 30, 2011 at 5:17 pm

        @MotherFucker [email protected]

        He was on vacation I bet.

        Probably behind NES punk’s couch.

      • lauramendz28

        December 1, 2011 at 8:24 am

        True” it will be funny if you guys put a skeleton behind the couch On the next AVGN series lol greetings . @MotherFucker Mike @lauramendz28 _

      • Big McLargehuge

        December 5, 2011 at 7:00 pm

        Watch the AVGN episode “Dark Castle”. Notice the skeleton behind the couch with the fedora, leather jacket and guitar? @lauramendz28 @MotherFucker Mike

      • Jarnor23

        November 5, 2013 at 2:47 am

        Yeah, but Motherfucker Mike is in the AVGN video game, as is Bullshit Man, who also is in an AVGN episode. 🙂

  • sterling.treadwell

    November 29, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    I’m curious how you two decide which games to check out and do video’s for. Are they games you actually own, games donated to you, or games you recall and hunt down to check out. I know James did a AVGN behind-the-scenes video that helped us to see the many steps and stages he has for making video’s. It’d be kool if he could sit down with Mike and talk a bit about the many Board James and how they come to fruition. As well, maybe let fans know what kinds of input or suggestions/donations you might want to help this series along. I am sure there are many folk willing to send you games if you were wanting to create a video using it. 🙂

  • Jordanv78

    November 29, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Where the hell is bad luck bootsie? I heard he’s an asshole 😉

    • walkingstickman

      November 30, 2011 at 5:13 pm


      Getting a skin graft from the donut and coffee incident.


  • AndrewBuckles

    November 30, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Interestingly this was done by Games Workshop, who now run tabletop wargames Warhammer and Warhammer 40k along with a slew of other things.

    • Mistertoast

      December 1, 2011 at 12:16 pm


      I think this came after Warhammer.

  • Nox0verstreet

    November 30, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Holy shit that’s one massive game! I bet it cost Hella lot.

  • Nox0verstreet

    November 30, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Holy shit that’s one massive game! I bet it cost Hella lot.

  • AdrianStraton

    December 1, 2011 at 1:53 am

    I’m guessing people who bought this played it once or twice. What a waste of plastic. I have my fingers crossed he plays the board game Judge Dredd. It is so much fun.

    Judge Dredd!

    Judge Dredd!

    Judge Dredd!

  • ashxu

    December 1, 2011 at 4:37 am

    and this is why video games were invented.

  • Edward256

    December 1, 2011 at 11:41 am

    That sure is one massive game. I’m surprised that with a movie in the works you’ve got time to squeeze this big piece in.

  • lordhorst

    December 1, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    Fuck yeah, I own this game! It’s called “Claymore Saga” here. But sadly, I never found anyone who would play it with me, so I ended up playing it all alone. I just had one place where I could set up the map/board and it was pretty tight there as well. But boy, it was a lot of fun. Especialyl when the Ogre finally got to move.

  • MikeWilkerson

    December 2, 2011 at 1:01 am

    Hey…what happened to the guy behind the couch?

    • December 2, 2011 at 12:26 pm

      @MikeWilkerson You know, I was expecting him to do a cameo and go “HEY!” 🙂

  • Roll054

    December 2, 2011 at 1:14 am

    What is the song playing, when James and Mike are setting up the Battle Masters Mat?

  • TheNikus

    December 2, 2011 at 3:23 am

    Most EPIC 😀

    They could shelter 3 Ethiopian families under that blanket…

  • that guy is awesome

    December 3, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    umm.. how many games did you fit inside that plastic “carpet” or “board” or… whatever. and really nice vid guys xD

  • AlirazaVideoGames

    December 3, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    did micro$oft invent this game? looks like a board game EXACTLY the opposite of what would be invented by apple. too much stuff, too many rules, and well, just not fun enough for all that hassle

    • TonyHoro

      December 6, 2011 at 7:01 am

      @AlirazaVideoGames applefags cant talk about computers, since most of them don’t even know how to use one.

      • CollinWahlund

        December 6, 2011 at 10:49 am

        @[email protected]

        Generalize much?

        Perhaps some of us who prefer Apple enjoy the capabilities of a *NIX based-OS rather. I guess the computer scientists, engineers, and programmers I know that use Apple machines just must not know anything about computers.

        And, FWIW, I LOVE this board game and ones far more complex with much deeper strategy, and run an Apple myself (as well as a Windows box).

      • Strazdas

        January 7, 2012 at 9:34 am


        yes, apperently the whirpool of idiocity surounding apple products have reached even them. but whyi m even discussing it with you, you run apple, so your brain isnt working right in the first place.

      • CollinWahlund

        January 8, 2012 at 12:11 am

        @[email protected] Capitalization, it’s not just a good idea, it’s the law…

        What were you saying about idiocy again? Oh, nothing, that’s right, you were talking about idiocity. Is that in Illinois or Ohio, perhaps?

      • Piet

        January 25, 2012 at 3:53 am

        @[email protected]@AlirazaVideoGames Well first of all he said most not everyone and second – he´s damn right! Microsoft is bull but apple…well apple is for those who try to limbo dance under the low MS standards ..

      • tigamann

        December 6, 2011 at 2:12 pm

        @[email protected] Your stupid reply gets even funnier knowing with what company’s product(s) James edited this review.

        You must have missed that he’s a Mac user.

    • doscientos

      December 6, 2011 at 3:35 pm

      @AlirazaVideoGames nobody gives a shit about apple except apple boys. You brainwashed idiots. Go buy another overpriced piece of crap.

    • erne_404

      December 29, 2011 at 3:55 pm


      Nor apple or Microsoft “invented” many things actually…

  • BenjaminOstermeier

    December 3, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    Funny and informative review! And wow, that games just a little overly-complicated, don’tcha’ think? 😀

  • MatMon

    December 4, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    james you should review “TALISMAN” in my taste, is the best board game for geek out there, closely followed by “DESENT”.

  • RobertSando

    December 14, 2011 at 1:27 am

    You can wrap Rina-Chan it.

  • December 14, 2011 at 9:25 pm


  • medhathobo

    December 16, 2011 at 2:54 am

    Instead of this, you should have bought two separate armies for Warhammer Fantasy. Much better than this. And everything is set up excluding terrain and/or hazards.

    • Piet

      January 25, 2012 at 3:47 am

      @medhathobo what, are you nuts? everything is set up? Are outta your freakin mind? In WHFB nothing is set up – you have to literaly build up your army, plastic piece by piece. Compared to Warhammer, Battlemasters is a freakin Kindergarten project . Games like this were made for players who enjoy Warhammer (and the like) but get pissed by its price and the really loooooooooooong time you need to get even started to have something like an army.

      • medhathobo

        January 27, 2012 at 1:30 pm

        @Piet Sorry mate, I meant that they should have bought two already built armies, like off of ebay or something. I have seen really good prices all over the internet. Was a late night when I posted.

      • horrorgamenerd

        January 28, 2012 at 9:16 am

        @medhathobo @Piet You don’t necessarily need all of the Warhammer pieces to play Warhammer, all you need is some rulebooks and objects representing the units. Although this way it may not be so fun, it saves a lot of money.

  • DamianIgnacioPorchietto

    December 16, 2011 at 3:09 am

    any chance to know the title of the partners in rhyme cd that contains that music at the end?

  • Jackass351

    December 25, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    maldita sea esta mi episodio favorito de James bordo

  • seraphonica

    December 27, 2011 at 12:09 am

    James, hoping you can tell me to keep me from going crazy – in which game is the powerup icon on your shirt featured?

    • DanielZipeto

      December 27, 2011 at 7:46 pm

      it’s from contra

    • rogerdodger1998

      December 30, 2011 at 5:01 am

      @seraphonica contra

  • Mechamortal

    December 29, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    Wow, it looks like it could be fun, if you had the willpower to remember all that complicated stuff! Great video.

  • Ellivennecq

    December 31, 2011 at 10:07 am

    I need new material. Come on, Cinemassacre.

  • Strazdas

    January 7, 2012 at 9:29 am

    You can wrap a cow in this thing. highlight of the sow.

    This finally looks like a seriuos strategy game. would love to pay that.

  • MarlonPJManalese

    January 12, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    should’ve been a video game

  • horrorgamenerd

    January 28, 2012 at 9:11 am

    Looks a bit like Warhammer Fantasy.

  • Arcade

    February 8, 2012 at 2:49 am

    4:00 – 4:04 I love that you guys pretend to shout at each other from opposite sides of that giant fucking game mat.

  • CreativeAnarchy

    February 13, 2012 at 3:40 am

    You guys are lacking. I learned to play that game when I was 14 without any difficulty. Me and my friend put two of those cow-wrapper battle matts together and played that game double-up. We could wrap up a game in 2 hours. Granted that tower was a complete POS. There was no reason it couldn’t have been a single molded piece.

  • penpaninu

    March 16, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Cool a game more hardcore than Hero Quest! WOW is all I gotta say…that game is huge! Wish it was less complicated than some obscure rpgs 😛

  • smackthepudding

    March 22, 2012 at 6:01 pm

     i have that same couch in my apartment
    try moving it to another room and you’ll see what i mean

  • Whit

    April 3, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    Wait one moment, those ’empire knights look exactly Warhammer Empire, as do those goblin riders.

  • toiletfarm

    April 25, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    My neighbor asked me to feed his cat this week and this game is sitting in his garage. I’m gonna see if he’ll give it to me.

  • iLikeTehGamez

    November 20, 2012 at 12:59 am

    At this point you might as well play Warhammer

  • mrsjane

    January 1, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Hey James and Mike! I watched this game review yesterday and I must say that it looks very tedious! I do not like games that has so many rules, that it spoils the fun. I am glad no one has bought me this game lol. Have a great year in the meantime though!

  • metalmat

    January 15, 2013 at 8:22 am

    I used to play this all the time with my buddies when I was younger. It’s not that complicated after a first playthrough but the setup does take a while. It was very fun though I was never really good at it.

  • Kuuenbu

    February 5, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    He sticks his dick in the horse!

  • Tom Jones' Little Brother

    February 28, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    Wow, that’s a game to be played in the backyard.

  • March 29, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    I think he is totally trolin, cause the rule are extremely simple…
    especially, if you compare it to the game it was inspired from – Warhammer Fantasy
    (both from Games Workshop)

  • NashKnight

    April 4, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Lol if you find this complicated you probably should never try playing Warhammer or Dungeons&Dragons or any of the tabletop RPGs. Battle Masters is like a children’s version of those games.

  • May 27, 2013 at 9:21 am

    Of course, you realise it’s a simplified version of Warhammer Battle, just like Heroquest was a light version of Warhammer Fantasy RPG ?

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  • February 6, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    They should have just made an RTS!

  • nammm3

    March 21, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    I’m surprised the manual isn’t a novel. Nice review guys

  • Don Skiver

    April 5, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    This game looks like a beginner’s version of Warhammer Fantasy. The artwork looks the same too. I wouldn’t be surprised if Games Workshop had a hand in helping to design this game.

  • August 15, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    So i guess there won’t be a Warhammer Fanatsy or 40k review anytime soon?

  • August 21, 2014 at 3:42 pm



    January 29, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    Awesome Contra shirt! 😉

  • April 2, 2015 at 6:23 am

    jajaja que buena descripción, es el juego de mesa de Michael Bay, realmente ambicioso y excesivo en instrucciones, pero seguramente algún grupo de Nerds con algún tipo de club seguro le encuentran muy atractivo y épico XD…

    Para mi es atractivo y épico XD jajaja

  • gamelover200

    April 11, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    2:55 -he sticks his d*ck into a horse. More like he’s f*cking a horse. LOL

  • asnaes

    May 2, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    I just found this last week in my attic. The stickers are fucked up, but the rest of it is complete.

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