Board James: Splat!

Mike / December 13th, 2011

Get the Splat! song here! 


  • Otacon126

    December 13, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Awesome new episode, but little bit disgusting 😀

  • UndeadFruit

    December 13, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    Oh my God, James.. You really do spoil us! Especially now when you are full of work!

  • mestre12

    December 13, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    i am from Brazil and most of thid board game i never saw.But splat is one i saw a long time ago, more like 10 year ago,man i still remeber this game because you could splat the shit out of the bug.I loved that game.

  • AlecErbland

    December 13, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    Thank you James for helping me keep my sanity with these awesome videos!

  • December 13, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Playdoh does smell awesome! I have official Playdoh perfume, haha. Love the video James!

    • Dunker86

      December 13, 2011 at 11:51 pm

      @NakedSalad is it a perfume used to lure kids in to your black scary van?? 😉

      • karel1

        April 19, 2013 at 8:04 pm


  • JosephGreenwood

    December 13, 2011 at 7:34 pm


  • TasosSaroglou

    December 13, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    AAA HA HAA HAA ONLY HOMER SIMPSON COULD EAT THAT STUFF! he puked untill his anus get sucked he he.

  • ValisHD

    December 13, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    bad luck bootsy oooh boy how do they put up with him.

  • heliocentra

    December 13, 2011 at 7:45 pm


  • OdieMikes

    December 13, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    Holy ass! Toronto Blue Jays! Video made of maple syrup and win.

    • TheChristoph

      December 13, 2011 at 8:43 pm

      @OdieMikes That’s what I’m sayin’!!!

    • BillCollignon

      December 13, 2011 at 8:53 pm

      @OdieMikes Take off, ya’ hoser! lol!

  • StephenKessler

    December 13, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    Since you love Godzilla so much, you should get the Godzilla board game and review it 😀

  • Haisman7

    December 13, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Kings of YouTube: James Rolfe & Motherfucker Mike!

  • GryphinRichard

    December 13, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    I think I had this game

  • TheChristoph

    December 13, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Nice video, coupla lolz. But, something is seriously bothering me: BLB was wearing a Mets cap in the last video he was in, correct? Here, he’s rocking a Blue Jays chapeau (Joe Carter? World Series?)?!?! I know James is from the Philly area, as am I. I’m probably reading too far into this, but is BLB a hater of the Phillies? If so, I’d like to say right on, I’m right there with you.

    Or, maybe we’re just both a couple of “boobs.” Either or, really. In all honesty, though, this is making me feel like some sort of fucked-in-the-head conspiracy theorist…can someone please let me know if my suspicions are well founded or not? That would be kick-ass.

  • FernYurec

    December 13, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    i remember that game! I CRIED SO MUCH TO GET IT!!

  • DaydevilDanna

    December 13, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Funny game. I live in Belgium and never heard of this one. It seems funny but besides splatting your bug, you don’t have to do much so it would be boring fast I think.

    Actually, I had the first one when I was a kid, the one with the little characters and the knife, the roller and all the traps. I used to play it a lot but after several years the play-doh was completely wasted, dirty or all colors mixed together so it was impossible to play. I think I still got it in my attic, so I should try it again, see if I can’t find some new play-doh in stores nowadays. With all the traps on the board, it reminds me of the mouse trap game that you also reviewed. That game was also really funny (its problem was the little spring that I lost all the time).

  • BeartallicA

    December 13, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Thank you so much for reviewing this game, guys! This was my game when I was a game!!!

    • BeartallicA

      December 13, 2011 at 8:57 pm

      When I was a kid I meant. Sorry 🙁

    • J03_b

      December 13, 2011 at 9:05 pm

      @BeartallicA what game were you


    December 13, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Wait, was there a review in there somewhere? lol

  • Snarf101

    December 13, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    ugh.. not really that funny but whatever. Good to see more board James 🙂

  • December 13, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    For a moment there, I thought you were gonna play Grape Escape. Would’ve loved your coments on kids massacring little grape men. Rather violent. Is the movie getting to you? I guess all I could think during all of this was is BLB gonna die? Ok, maybe the playdoe isn’t that potent.

    Sorry, not your best work.

  • TomM

    December 13, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    I have Splat some where in my basement. I’ve never played it though…. Anyway, cool video. Loved Mike’s reaction to Bad Luck Bootsy throwing up. XD

  • OfficialJab

    December 13, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Not all Blue Jays fans are that stupid and annoying, I swear.

  • Mixutti

    December 13, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Did you use stock sound effects for the barfing sound or did you record it yourselves? If you did record them yourselves I’d like to know how you did it cause the sounds are really disgusting 😀

  • LicaWolf

    December 13, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Bootsy is back! 🙂

    Oh God, how much playdoh did he eat? xD I’m starting to think that the board games should come with the label: “Not for: children under 3 years old or Bad Luck Bootsy”

  • AsiaRead-aBooker

    December 13, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    lol I thought I was the only person that thought Play Doh smells awesome!

  • JamesGlotz

    December 13, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Alright Motherfukin Mike!! Hehe always awesome!

  • JamesGlotz

    December 13, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    DUDE!! the scene of the guy puking out the playdoh lololol burn a hole thru the board ROFLOL..

  • December 13, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Am I the only who was thinking “Don’t smoosh the different colors of playdoh together, you can’t ever separate them again!” We did that once as kids and ended up with a disgusting brown mass.

    I’m very grateful that all vomiting was off camera. The sound effect is more than enough, I didn’t need visual effects. 🙂

  • GordonFreeman

    December 13, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    I had this game and loved it.

  • error0001

    December 13, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    it should be noted that playdoh is completely editable, it’s just bread dough

  • friedchocobo

    December 13, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    I keep clicking the playback bar at 3:57. it’s hilarious!

  • December 14, 2011 at 12:11 am

    That was gross but not to bad.

  • December 14, 2011 at 12:16 am

    That was gross but not to bad i guess.

  • Jordanv78

    December 14, 2011 at 12:22 am

    I totally forgot about this game until seeing this video. Sadly I never played it, but I remember the ads for it. Bad Luck Bootsy fucking shit up again….lol Great video guys!

  • scotties83

    December 14, 2011 at 12:42 am

    Motherfucker Mike moved the board! I was wondering how he would find a way to cheat at Splat!

  • mlsterben

    December 14, 2011 at 1:01 am

    I guess “splat” is an onomatopoeia…

  • blair85

    December 14, 2011 at 1:06 am

    I love how Board James has developed a continuity with distinct characters. Nice work as usual.

  • robcas123

    December 14, 2011 at 1:29 am

    next one should the the grape escape.

  • davidsworld3

    December 14, 2011 at 1:32 am

    Uh this was just gross…not even funny really was annoying. You never discussed the game at all honestly, and as for the other guy was more entertaining when he somehow got injured this time he eats playdo and pukes?? Meh do game reviews instead please.

    • JamesAVGN

      December 14, 2011 at 11:05 am

      @davidsworld3 I explained all the rules to the game. How is everyone missing that?

      • sterling.treadwell

        December 14, 2011 at 11:14 am

        @[email protected] I think it is due to the fact you went from the last few board james videos being about overly complicated games where 1/2 the video was setting up and trying to figure out the gameplay .. to.. a really SIMPLE game where the rules are : roll a die, if you land on that type of space, pick a card, splat that color, wash rinse repeat.

        You explained it fully but it’s so simple if you sneezed you missed it.. lol.. and really, even if you didn’t explain it, just watching anyone with 2 rocks and a stick in their brain could figure it out… I don’t fault you on this one.. people are just showing their ADD.

      • Daniel5555_en

        December 14, 2011 at 2:40 pm

        @[email protected] Well, I definitely didn’t miss that. I wonder what else you could add, it’s totally simple game…

        Anyway, thanks for the video! I dunno about some others, but I really enjoyed it!

      • Big McLargehuge

        December 14, 2011 at 10:50 pm

        I think it’s due to the fact that anyone commenting on it negatively is probably some spoiled teenager. Some of these comments are making me shake my head in [email protected] @davidsworld3

      • gamez

        December 15, 2011 at 3:03 am

        I feel the same way when guys like you feel the need to defend James by bashing the critics – it goes both ways remember that. James is more than capable of defending his work @Big McLargehuge @JamesAVGN @davidsworld3

    • BrockLobster

      December 14, 2011 at 11:35 am

      @davidsworld3 Jesus Christ. “Do game reviews instead”. I can’t imagine how sick he is of fucking reading that. Get off his fucking nuts. The guy is a filmmaker, not a fucking reviewer. Even during his “reviews” he is using a character as a parody of real-life fools who obsess over these games. At the end of the day, however, he is a filmmaker. It’s about experimenting always and testing one’s limits. It’s his job. Let him fucking do it.

      Also, I know many of you idiots flaunt the concept as a defense, “Well, he needs to know criticism and to be able to handle it in this line of work”, but could it be handled in an unbiased, less gay-stupid-shit way without seeming like a whining, six-year-old kid? Journalistic criticism with logical reasons supported by evidence and not your sad mind, please. Thank you.

      ALSO: James isn’t a one-trick pony, so please stop trying to make him do the same shit until the day he dies.

      • gamez

        December 14, 2011 at 11:53 am

        Its pathetic to see ppl like you who get overly dramatic in defending James’ work. Chill out buddy – its not as if the comment was directed towards you @BrockLobster @davidsworld3

      • BrockLobster

        December 14, 2011 at 12:04 pm

        @[email protected] We have the right, as you do, to stand on either side of this fence of commenting, actually. Take your own advice, i.e., were we talking to you? Also, I’m not your buddy, guy.

  • javiergarcia

    December 14, 2011 at 1:33 am

    i did not like this one it was kin of boring

  • JoeyConnors

    December 14, 2011 at 2:01 am

    Finally a game that I actually had! Although we only played with the play-dough

  • katonan

    December 14, 2011 at 2:07 am

    this was f***ing funny xD I like how you went for comedy instead of trying to talk about the game, ’cause it doesn’t seem like there’s much to talk about. It’d be cool if you released an “uncut” version that shows bootsy pukin’ out all kinds of different colored barf. It would probably look like all that weird food from “Hook” x)

  • heigen

    December 14, 2011 at 2:40 am

    We had only bad smelling play-dough here in Finland.

    • thespy

      December 14, 2011 at 5:58 am

      @heigen these days though we have the good smelling variety

  • jakewterworth

    December 14, 2011 at 3:23 am

    Fuck Bad luck Bootsy, he’s only funny when James and Mike make fun of him

  • AlexPain

    December 14, 2011 at 4:15 am

    Man…I always watch your videos when I eat…but fuck that now!

    • supercain

      December 14, 2011 at 7:13 am

      Hey, i was about to say the same thing! they just ruined my meal!

    • BrockLobster

      December 14, 2011 at 2:54 pm

      @AlexPain Yeah, seeing James shit on a bunny’s face is less gross than HEARING someone vomit. 😛

  • Shitmonkey

    December 14, 2011 at 4:44 am

    @davidsworld3 lol they dont talk about the game that much honestly? i think they pretty much covered it in the 2 seconds it takes to understand the game i mean its not exactly rocket science is it lol and disgusting i dont know about that i mean no actual vomiting and its just sound effects i mean grow some balls dude

  • BradPederson

    December 14, 2011 at 5:35 am

    Check out that sick Jays hat! <3 Canada

  • gamez

    December 14, 2011 at 6:27 am

    Not really a fan of the board James, but this video was ok

  • Skeletor

    December 14, 2011 at 8:09 am

    Yeah, Blue Jays rule!!

  • December 14, 2011 at 9:38 am

    i was expecting some playdo vomiting special effect…

  • Big McLargehuge

    December 14, 2011 at 10:00 am

    Playdough is simply delectable when paired with a nice Chianti.

  • Adalex

    December 14, 2011 at 10:16 am

    I watched this while eating….. 🙁

  • TotalMK

    December 14, 2011 at 10:26 am

    Great as always, these videos are worth the wait. I love it when u come up with a song to acompnay the video too. Genuis 🙂

  • TwistedSpeech

    December 14, 2011 at 10:28 am

    I’m sorry, James, but this one sucked. There was no need for Bad Luck Bootsy to be eating and puking up Play dough. I say re-do this piece of crap without him in it. Thanks for ruining mine, and apparently a lot of other’s, appetites.

    • BrockLobster

      December 14, 2011 at 11:26 am

      @TwistedSpeech Wait a second. Who actually loses their appetites when watching a film? It’s a sound effect. Is your mind so frail that you can’t withstand a sound effect without getting sick? How pathetic.

      • gamez

        December 14, 2011 at 11:48 am

        Hey dumdshit everyone’s entitled to an opinion. You don’t like it ignore it. What you expect every comment on here to be a positive one and just praise James – no. Criticism is a good thing sometimes. But assholes like you feel the need to just defend everything that James makes and bash the person commenting. @BrockLobster @TwistedSpeech

      • BrockLobster

        December 14, 2011 at 11:58 am

        @[email protected]

        Just like I’m entitled to the opinion about the both of you being complete, irrational fools? Nice hypocrisy you’ve got here.

        Actually, criticism is only taken seriously if it has logical reason behind its nature, but just bitching like a little girl isn’t going to get the job done. Fuck Ebert and Roeper, we could just have a forum full of little twats like you two to critique everything.

        So, your defense of criticism is moot when non-journalistic criticism is still, regardless of how you defend it, still just a person with sand in his or her vagina.

        But, you’re most likely a child. As a result maybe you should have your parents raise you more efficiently without having to rely on the electronic baby-sitter. and A.V.G.N. episodes Maybe they should give you hugs now and again, too?

      • gamez

        December 14, 2011 at 12:14 pm

        You sound like you got a vagina by the way you bitch and moan. I’m a grown man where you seem to be a loser with a temper tantrum. You’re parents should’ve taught you temperance. Or did daddy smack you around and mommy spanked you one too many times? Hey you’re the one who wanted to bring parenting into this. In any case go play with dolls and tell youself how pretty you look in the mirror [email protected] @TwistedSpeech

      • sterling.treadwell

        December 14, 2011 at 12:16 pm

        @gamez Here is the problem. In the same paragraph you state “Hey dumdshit everyone’s entitled to an opinion… Criticism is a good thing sometimes”

        The problem is your opinion is not criticism. It’s just your take on it. Criticism is something that should be constructive, well thought out, invocative and supplemental to the piece.

        Artists, writers and performers can’t do anything with “you suck. go back to the old stuff” and ” this was lame”. They can however do something with statements like ” I liked the use of pun and metaphor in your other piece, “x” and the use of it here wasn’t nearly as effective” etc etc.

        See one actually is an attempt to support and discuss the piece, the other is just blasting an opinion and walking away. I doubt James has an issue with hearing criticism, but blatant opinions, good or bad, are just leaves in the breeze. Sometimes nice, sometimes annoying. Always transient.

        Don’t bother defending those that choose to come here and flame James and his work with no real words to back it up or constructive input to help. It really makes you look foolish.

      • aztoya06

        December 14, 2011 at 12:22 pm

        @[email protected]

        Man, I completely agree with you and Brock I must say. These comments are informative as well as hilarious. “Actually, criticism is only taken seriously if it has logical reason behind its nature, but just bitching like a little girl isn’t going to get the job done. Fuck Ebert and Roeper, we could just have a forum full of little twats like you two to critique everything.” -BrockLobster Hahaha… Oh man.

      • BrockLobster

        December 14, 2011 at 12:23 pm

        @[email protected] I had a nice paragraph for you, but I think I’ll take the moral high-road from this point forward with you, instead. Be well.

      • BrockLobster

        December 14, 2011 at 12:24 pm

        @gamez I had a nice paragraph for you, but I think I’ll take the moral high-road from this point forward with you, instead. Be well.

      • gamez

        December 14, 2011 at 12:27 pm

        @BrockLobster Yeah because really what’s the point right? You insult me and then I insult you. This tit-for-tat could go and end up flooding the commentary. Just remember this – insulting one’s parents is never a good thing. Think next time before you make assumptions. Reflect on that and i’ll reflect in the same way

      • TwistedSpeech

        December 14, 2011 at 1:43 pm

        @[email protected] Hey troll, how about shutting the fuck up and just giving your own comment on the video. Excuse me if an almost 3 minute puke joke has gone too far in my opinion. If you don’t like my comment, then fuck off. You’re the pathetic one lowering yourself down to a childish mindset with name calling. You don’t know me, so keep your prejudices to yourself. Just so you know, I’ve been sick all week. So yeah, the video made me sick this morning as I was eating my breakfast. Sounds can do that, of course you wouldn’t know that because you obviously think you know all there is to know. So just shut your fucking mouth and move on.

      • TwistedSpeech

        December 14, 2011 at 1:44 pm

        @gamez How about you grow the fuck up yourself. You’re no man with a mouth like that. I made a complaint. That’s my right. James doesn’t need you to defend him. If he doesn’t like what I said he knows where the reply button is. You need to just shut your troll mouth and move on, seriously.

      • TwistedSpeech

        December 14, 2011 at 2:00 pm

        @BrockLobster Hey troll, how about shutting the fuck up and just giving your own comment on the video. Excuse me if an almost 3 minute puke joke has gone too far in my opinion. If you don’t like my comment, then fuck off. You’re the pathetic one lowering yourself down to a childish mindset with name calling. You don’t know me, so keep your prejudices to yourself. Just so you know, I’ve been sick all week. So yeah, the video made me sick this morning as I was eating my breakfast. Sounds can do that, of course you wouldn’t know that because you obviously think you know all there is to know. So just shut your fucking mouth and move on.

      • gamez

        December 14, 2011 at 2:03 pm

        Yeah and why the fuck did BrockLobster have to bring my parents into this. Anyway I’m done fighing with the guy

      • BrockLobster

        December 14, 2011 at 2:36 pm

        @TwistedSpeech You’re a pleasant fellow. This was fun.

  • sterling.treadwell

    December 14, 2011 at 10:50 am

    Haha.. Ya know I have to think James is using these current video’s to test the waters of his fans and get a feel for what they can handle, what they enjoy, and what they hate. Then he knows more with this Barometer for the film starting up soon.

    I enjoyed the episode, surprised as Iwas to see it today. I like how you used the sound effects to utterly gross out the fans without actually feeling the need to go to gratuitous barf shots. Though it’d have been humorous if you used after effects to make thebarf just a stream of play-dough shapes randomly falling out his mouth as if never chewed.. hehe… But since it’d ruin the continuity of shots where bootsey is chewin on the stuff it wouldn’t work I guess.

    Fun stuff, will be interesting to see what bootsy looks like next time he shows up. Eye patch, bandages, then.. horrible rash or skin discoloration? Maybe he turns into a mutant play dough man ? mmm that’d be fun to mess with. Lots of possibilities there…

  • AnKun

    December 14, 2011 at 11:14 am

    You know what James succeeded in more then most of Big filmmakers? Makin vomiting and shitting scenes!! Man, those are totally gross, just like they should be. The only ones who do it better then James are makers of copro porn.

    Well, at least it truly takes skill to do that, I respect that 🙂

    • sterling.treadwell

      December 14, 2011 at 11:16 am

      @AnKun And now everyone knows you enjoyed 2 girls 1 cup.. lol… Gratz! (Dont’ worry, we all loved it we’re just too ashamed to admit it *snirk*)

  • jaegerf0x

    December 14, 2011 at 11:20 am

    i think this is one of the best board james lol i love the acting in this one

  • Sinistar87

    December 14, 2011 at 11:45 am

    When I saw the title, for some reason I instantly thought of Grape Escape. When I saw you guys playing it at the beginning I was so excited! That was my favorite board game when I was a kid. Thanks for the nostalgia moment 🙂

  • zTorgi

    December 14, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    Une idée d’un jeu pour Wii avec un mode solo (possible à deux) sympa et un mode game sympa ? (cc @EjisNeos :P)

    • EjisNeos

      December 14, 2011 at 12:29 pm

      @zTorgi Rayman Origins. Un chef-d’œuvre.

  • friedchocobo

    December 14, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    To those of you who keep complaining about his non-AVGN videos… Just Don’t Watch Them!!! Some of us do like these videos. Keep it up James!

  • TH93Fin

    December 14, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Hey, does he REALLY eat that?! If he really eat, is he CRAZY IDIOT?!

    • deusprogrammer

      December 14, 2011 at 1:46 pm

      @TH93Fin Playdough is made out of corn starch and flour…its perfectly edible and non-toxic…but it tastes like shit.

  • deusprogrammer

    December 14, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    Wow…that sounded like at least 20 gallons of puke.

  • deusprogrammer

    December 14, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    So…can we have one video where the comments sections doesn’t become a hate cauldron?

    • sterling.treadwell

      December 14, 2011 at 2:10 pm

      @deusprogrammer Only if you get a fedex out really soon to Santa. Then he might deliver one by the holiday. 🙂

      This also requires that you were “nice” and not “naughty” all year, in which case Santa is more inclined to hook you up since you obviously didn’t get any sex being “nice” and well.. Santa takes pity on stuff like that…

      I’m joking by the way. I tend to agree with you, folk get a little hot around here too easily…. Makes me a bit ashamed to be a fan of this site alongside them…

      • gamez

        December 14, 2011 at 2:20 pm

        At least this comment was short. You’re last one put me to sleep. And folks on here also tend to turn comments into short essays in their [email protected] @deusprogrammer

      • sterling.treadwell

        December 14, 2011 at 2:27 pm

        @gamez Honestly dude.. is that why you come here now? to flame and try and get people riled up? Just let folk be and act like the adult you claim to be.

      • BrockLobster

        December 14, 2011 at 2:38 pm

        @sterling.treadwell We’ll both benefit by not bothering to reply to this chap again.

      • deusprogrammer

        December 14, 2011 at 2:59 pm

        @[email protected] lol I farted

      • deusprogrammer

        December 14, 2011 at 2:58 pm

        @sterling.treadwell lol its cool man.

  • Leongeeste8

    December 14, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Awesome video! despite what people say, I think Bad-luck bootsy is awesome. Just my opinion but I think it’s essential to have a character differ from the rest in personality. Gives you much more material to work with. so in short, great video, and don’t bother giving a shit about the non-constructive comments about you, Bootsy.

    • BrockLobster

      December 14, 2011 at 2:50 pm

      @Leongeeste8 See what I mean? This is a fucking comment!!! A+, mother fucker!

  • Shane_Maloney

    December 14, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Great video! ! Keep up the good work 🙂

  • ChrisDarkheart

    December 14, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    The first game looked much more interesting.

    • BrockLobster

      December 14, 2011 at 3:03 pm

      @ChrisDarkheart Actually, I agree. I think it could have provided more creativity for the script for the guys. I wonder why they didn’t use it, instead? This video wasn’t bad, but I wonder what is wrong with Grape Escape?

  • BrockLobster

    December 14, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    I actually enjoyed the subtle references to film in the dialogue and the gratuitous sounds reminiscent of the long kills in the later “Halloween” movies or the pissing scene in “A League of Their Own”.

    Bootsy makes another return, but I suppose I would have preferred to see something else happen to him, like transforming into something similar to Clayface, which you could have easily created like the Bull-shit Man. But, without much time to create real, special effects, the episode was decent. Short videos are appreciated, of course, James. The board game dictated how much creativity you could have had, and you did the best you could with the tools you had in front of you at the time, and it worked well for what it was.

  • December 14, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    Dat bootsie

  • ChristopherAndert

    December 14, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    On topic of Bad Luck Bootsie (Bootsey? Bootsy?), I feel this character may need some retooling, but shouldn’t be dismissed. I feel there is a lot of room for this character grow.

    From my point of view I had and some initial preconceived notions of how the character should behave. I really wanted him to be an awkwardly nice, happy-go-lucky character. A character who is justifiably hated for his bad luck affecting those around him, but unjustifiably abused by MF Mike and Board James. You feel sorry for him.

    Admittedly, these preconceived notions are what ruined the character for me and that is my own fault. This may have something to do with the overwhelmingly negative response to this character. We saw so much potential and were disappointed when our expectations weren’t met.

  • December 14, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    What was the game at the beginning?It seemed interesting…

    And poor Bootsie XD…maybe was better not eat all that play-doh XD

    • deusprogrammer

      December 14, 2011 at 2:59 pm

      @Kiarachu Grape Escape.

      • tehsmex

        December 15, 2011 at 12:26 am

        @[email protected] And he never reviewed that before, right?

      • December 15, 2011 at 10:24 am

        Not that I recall… @tehsmex

      • December 15, 2011 at 10:24 am

        It’s the name of the game at the beginning? @deusprogrammer

    • deusprogrammer

      December 14, 2011 at 3:00 pm

      @Kiarachu Its like Mouse Trap with Playdough.

    • CambioNomeSenzaMotivo

      December 14, 2011 at 3:02 pm

      @Kiarachu That game’s awesome, I remember having a lot of fun with my cousins, who had it when we were kids… I wonder if they still have it…

  • TwistedSpeech

    December 14, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Okay, since people want to be up my ass about my original comment this morning I’ll try to be a bit more constructive as to why this episode of Board James sucked.

    First though I’d like to state for the record that I love 99% of everything James has done. From his early movies to AVGN and Board James. So let’s get that settled because I’m not just some whiny cry baby who just wants his AVGN episodes and nothing else.

    So why did this episode suck? Well for one there was no back history or information about either game at all. James just went from one game to another, with the only link being the use of Play Dough. I personally like it when the videos are a little longer with explanations about the games, maybe even some fond or torturous memories (depending whether you liked the game or not) as a kid when you probably first played these games like I did back in the 90s. Then after that you could get into playing the game with some devious shenanigans for our amusement, of course.

    Now the second part was Big Bad Bootsy. I loved the last few episodes he was in, but could have done without the dick in coffee joke (that’s just me). This episode though seemed just extremely childish. Seemed like Bootsy became a grown man with a child’s brain. That just offset me and felt a bit disturbing. Then the godawful almost 3 minute long barf joke. Really? That’s been done to death. That could have been put to the side for something else. Maybe smash his fingers with the splat hand and leaving an imprint of splat on his skin. That would have been more hilarious to me than a puke joke because he’s always getting injured so why not keep that going instead of him acting like a man-child.

    Okay, I’ve said what I needed to say in a more constructive tone. If I offended you before, James, I apologize. I’ve been sick all week and haven’t been in the best of moods. Your videos usually cheer me up, so when I saw this one for today I got psyched until I saw Bootsy eating Play Dough and then violently upchucking for almost 3 minutes. I hope the next Board James is better and in the classic format of how you did these in the early days. : )

    • BrockLobster

      December 14, 2011 at 3:06 pm

      @TwistedSpeech This is what I wanted from you, god damn it! This is actual criticism!

      • sterling.treadwell

        December 14, 2011 at 3:11 pm

        @[email protected] That was actually much more interesting to read and a hell of a lot more productive.

        Though to be fair, the puking only took about 1 minute(from 3:36 to 4:36) not 3 minutes. If james had stretched the joke out for 3 minutes.. I’d likely have died laughing at the utter rediculousness of it..As it is Bootsy prolly puked all the playdough, 15 cheeseburgers, a gallon of ice cream, 2 buckets of cheese dip and a can of refried beans for what it sounded like.. hehe…

        But I agree with your earlier points, it would have been cool to hear a bit about the history of the game, it’s company, similar games it was ripping off (or was ripped off) and any nostalgic memories James had of it. But hey, maybe stuff like that just isn’t out there for such a simple game…

        Heck even using the play-dough as a segway device, he could have gone on a bit of a historical narration of various play-dough games that have existed and what he enjoyed doin with them as a kid before shifting to the current game. But.. oh well.

      • TwistedSpeech

        December 14, 2011 at 3:14 pm

        @sterling.treadwell Who cares about the time, it was still way too long and unnecessary. Bottom line this could have been way better and I am sure James knows it.

      • TwistedSpeech

        December 14, 2011 at 3:13 pm

        @BrockLobster I don’t care what YOU wanted from me. I did for James and no one else. So take your troll ass and walk away. I got nothing to say to your stupid whiny ass.

      • gamez

        December 14, 2011 at 3:15 pm

        Yeah there’s no need to valiate yourself to ppl like him @TwistedSpeech @BrockLobster

      • TwistedSpeech

        December 14, 2011 at 3:18 pm

        @gamez I am sure you mean “validate”. And I’m not validating anything. Just expressing my feelings towards trolls who think they own the message board.

      • gamez

        December 14, 2011 at 3:21 pm

        Its called a typo. What pissed me off was that this Lobster guy brought my parents into this. anyway I/m done with this [email protected]

      • gamez

        December 14, 2011 at 3:24 pm

        I know that, its called a typo. @TwistedSpeech

      • BrockLobster

        December 14, 2011 at 3:57 pm

        @TwistedSpeech Love you.

      • Leek

        December 14, 2011 at 4:07 pm

        @TwistedSpeech Love you lots.

      • Leek

        December 14, 2011 at 4:08 pm

        @TwistedSpeech Love you tons.

      • Leek

        December 14, 2011 at 4:08 pm

        @TwistedSpeech Love you much.

      • Leek

        December 14, 2011 at 4:09 pm


    • CambioNomeSenzaMotivo

      December 14, 2011 at 3:24 pm

      @TwistedSpeech Ok, I see your points, this video could have been done differently, but I disagree that it would have been necessarly better. Something I love about James’ series is how episodes are different from one another. There are AVGN episodes like R.O.B. that are less informative and with more storyline, and episodes that are almost plain reviews. But I wouldn’ say one is better than the other, I’d say that they’r just different. This time he wanted to do something simple, but not informative, just a short funny clip. I would have liked it less if BLB was injured, because that already happened twice, instead we got something different. I liked it for what it is.

      • TwistedSpeech

        December 14, 2011 at 3:33 pm

        @CambioNomeSenzaMotivo And that’s cool you feel that way. I just thought it could have been longer, more informative, and a few more jokes rather than the one long puke joke.

      • BrockLobster

        December 14, 2011 at 4:01 pm

        @TwistedSpeech Love you.

    • deusprogrammer

      December 14, 2011 at 6:26 pm

      @TwistedSpeech I enjoyed reading your criticism. Thank you. I wish there were more people like you on the internet.

    • FrankCabanski

      December 14, 2011 at 8:32 pm

      @TwistedSpeech How much information do you need about a game in which you smash Playdoh?

      “But I agree with your earlier points, it would have been cool to hear a bit about the history of the game, it’s company”

      What did that poster mean by “it is company”?

      • TwistedSpeech

        December 14, 2011 at 8:48 pm

        @FrankCabanski That’s true. Not much to say about smashing Play dough. Would have been interesting to know the back story to both those board games though. I have no clue on the poster. I must have missed that.

    • Big McLargehuge

      December 14, 2011 at 10:40 pm

      Haha, wow. Cinemassacre commentsw just keep getting better and better!

      This is the epitome of taking things way too [email protected]

      • TwistedSpeech

        December 15, 2011 at 1:38 am

        @Big McLargehuge It’s called critiquing, the whole point of feed back. Of course you obviously missed that, now didn’t you?

    • TwistedSpeech

      December 15, 2011 at 1:38 am

      @Big McLargehuge I seriously doubt that since the only person I could ever sound like is myself. I’m a horrible actor, so I know that to be true.

  • JamesAVGN

    December 14, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    Oh boy. This is the reason I should never read comments anymore.

    Yesterday, I showed the video to my wife. The conversation went something like this.

    MRS: “Why didn’t you show the vomit?”

    ME: “Because it would have been messy.”

    MRS “Like fake shit all over our kitchen floor in the Bugs Bunny episode. THAT was messy.”

    ME: “Well this time I didn’t think it was necessary to show it. I thought it was more tasteful NOT to show the puke.”

    MRS: “But you’ve showed everything else. You always show shit in your videos.”

    ME: “That’s true. I’ve been shitting in the AVGN videos for years. But I feel like leaving this one to the imagination. Plus, it’s not like it hasn’t been done before. It’s an old joke. I think I’ve seen it in both Family Guy and South Park. It’s cliche.”

    MRS: “I’m just saying, the fans will probably expect you to show the vomit.”

    – – – – – – – – – –

    Well, we were both wrong. People are SO UNPREDICTABLE.

    • Jime W.

      December 14, 2011 at 3:24 pm

      Yeah well, I figured you didn’t add it because it would take too much time, time better spent on the AVGN movie. Sure it would have been cool to see the vomit splat up, or if Bootsie turned into a clay monster–but ah well. I’m happy with what was there, too. Thanks for commenting. @JamesAVGN

    • CambioNomeSenzaMotivo

      December 14, 2011 at 3:31 pm

      @JamesAVGN As I said to TwistedSpeech, what I like about your videos is that they’re always different. I think what makes the AVGN R.O.B. episode great is that you also make little episodes that are just reviews, so when something like that happens, we’re surprised. Every time we see you’ve posted a new video we’re like “what will it be this time?” It’s exciting! So, of course people will always have to complain about something, but you should keep on using your imagination, without too much care of requests, because people will almost always request you do something you already did!! Keep up the good work.Freddy.

    • TwistedSpeech

      December 14, 2011 at 3:32 pm

      @JamesAVGN Sounds like you got a great wife there, James. Glad you can involve her in your work. : )

    • AlexPain

      December 14, 2011 at 4:05 pm

      @JamesAVGN have you seen Guest House Paradiso? This video reminds me of that movie, I was 9 years old, eating fucking crackers with milk like a boss, then puke green started slashing my brains and my guts. I enjoyed it though. I just came from work so I must eat and I’m here again…cinemassacring. 😀

    • Leek

      December 14, 2011 at 4:12 pm

      @JamesAVGN It doesn’t make a damn bit of difference what someone does. You cannot please everyone; no one can, and as they say, “You’re damned if you do, and you’re damned if you don’t.”

    • Leek

      December 14, 2011 at 4:12 pm

      @JamesAVGN It doesn’t make a damn bit of difference what someone does. You cannot please everyone; no one can, and as they say, “You’re damned if you do, and you’re damned if you don’t.”

    • gamez

      December 14, 2011 at 4:16 pm

      Hey James you should consider a cinamassacre or avgn coffee mug as par of the [email protected]

    • blackidna

      December 14, 2011 at 7:28 pm

      @JamesAVGN You forgot the colorful (and yet disgusting) barf coming from the action figures of Robot Chicken.

    • toxikhiro

      December 15, 2011 at 2:51 am

      @JamesAVGN I agree with you. You shouldn’t read the comments section. There are too many people here who want to take direct creative control from you. You have a distinct style, and it’s not going to appeal to everyone (as every single one of Twistedspeech’s comments indicates), so do what feels right. Some of your videos are going to get 100% thumbs up; some will get less than that. What I like about your videos–AVGN, Board James, YKWBS, and your movie reviews–is that they just feel like…James. Which is a great thing. The reason you stand out on this big ol’ internet is that you’re a genuinely funny person with good ideas and the drive to make them happen. It’s your James-ness that makes these videos great. Don’t compromise for anyone…except your wife, maybe. Stay awesome, Mr. Rolfe.

      • TwistedSpeech

        December 16, 2011 at 1:26 am

        @toxikhiro I wasn’t telling him he had to do it a different way or else. It was constructive criticism. James has a right to do his videos anyway he wants. What’s the point of having a message board on your website if you don’t want to have mixed views from the fans. Like I said before, in case you missed it, I’ve loved pretty much everything James has done since I first found him when he did the first AVGN episode all those years ago. This one just seemed rushed, mildly amusing, and too short. Of course that’s just my opinion that James can ignore if he feels like. I just gave him my opinion, that’s all there is to it. James has been doing these videos for years. He’s been dealing with fans for quite some time now. I’m pretty sure he knows what to ignore and what to take into consideration.

    • davidsworld3

      December 15, 2011 at 9:54 am


      Yeah in this case your wife actually knew your fans better than you did in this case? We liked to be grossed out in a funny an obviously fake way, it’s uh it’s charm.

    • YuL

      December 15, 2011 at 1:17 pm

      @JamesAVGN ya u should chill out with people comments I’ve been reading them for a while and I feel like lots of people talk like u owe them (or us) something.

      I enjoy the slapstick humor u brought in Board James and the running joke on Bad luck Bootsie. Maybe it’s because I’m just about your age and grew up watching Looney Tunes and such that this pure simple form of humor reaches to me more than today’s teen who are looking for … I don’t know what they’re looking for but hell I think they’re little unnapreciative brats !

      Keep up the the good work Board James 😛


    • TheChristoph

      December 24, 2011 at 2:15 pm

      @JamesAVGN LOL, that sucks, man

  • Jime W.

    December 14, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    Good job, James, another entertaining episode. Good work to you, too, Bootsie. I don’t know (or care) what people are complaining about and neither should you. You did good, son. Fuck the bozos.

  • JeremyChase

    December 14, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    great job James , you just keep doing what your doing , plz do a special on games that are one player with another character following them that always gets you killed like Mickey Mouse for the NES

  • DanielLeary

    December 14, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    i used to have this this . James you need to do grape escape. its similar to this in terms of playdough playing peices (you are grape though) but instead of just splatting them with a stamp , you get a crazy professor contraption (mouse trap style) in the middle of the board that you might land on, depending on where you land it either cuts your grape in half, rolls them out flat or squashes them with a boot

  • DanielLeary

    December 14, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    lol i should of watched the video first and seen it was right there at the beggining. wasnt expecting that . but grape escape is a much better/more intersting game.

    i know this is off topic , but can you please talk to devs of the anroid cinemassacre app. it doesnt work at all anymore . all the videos just come up with “this video cannot be displayed” its all over the market comments.

    to be honest for a PAID for app that screen wave had obviously made for profit , they have done a shit job. every update makes it worse

    • Tolwrath

      December 14, 2011 at 4:27 pm

      I figured out how to make the app work! Go to options, and change the protocol from “auto” to “http”. This let me play any of the videos, and with out any lag either. Droid2.

      • December 14, 2011 at 8:10 pm

        @Tolwrath @DanielLeary A lot of service providers are blocking the RTSP protocol. We are seriously considering removing it as an option since so many users have had problems with it. It’s a shame because RTSP is certainly a better experience than HTTP. HLS is even better. All Android devices after Gingerbread should support HLS and every iOS device supports it. In the mean time the fix is to use the HTTP stream. With so many devices on the market we built the newest version of the app to support HLS, RTSP, and HTTP at 3 quality levels. Reguardless of your device and connection speed one of these should work well. If you’re still having trouble. Go to and submit a support ticket. We look and respond to every email.

      • YuL

        December 15, 2011 at 1:23 am

        @[email protected]@DanielLeary

        now that’s what I call good service !

  • Lando Funk

    December 14, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    Good to see Bootsy is still recovering from those coffee burns.

  • KeithEllwood

    December 14, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    Thank god you didn’t show the vomit. lol. While I was watching it I was thinking to myself “please don’t show it, please don’t show it.” lol!

  • Chunk

    December 14, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    god I love bad luck bootsy

  • Jasbond

    December 14, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    Cool stuff James! Did anyone else notice tho, at 2:02, he splats someone on the safe spot! Surely not James! xD

  • DaveMcGrath

    December 14, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    Not one of my faves. Bootsy was just too cheesy for me. I am not a running gag fan either so I guess I was doomed from the start. The game was simple fun when I was a young kid on the other hand. Keep em coming guys!

    • DaveMcGrath

      January 11, 2012 at 9:28 pm

      I see allot of hate on Bootsy. Thats not cool! I Just don’t like his performance in THIS video. That aside I say keep him around as he is a new fresh face and he deserves a shot. Just my opinion.

  • ibuycheap

    December 14, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    yah this one was lame

  • muzackattack

    December 14, 2011 at 7:22 pm


    • Jackass351

      December 14, 2011 at 7:22 pm

      @muzackattack lol i agree i hated it

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    December 14, 2011 at 7:23 pm



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    December 14, 2011 at 7:27 pm



  • blackidna

    December 14, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    You know, I can eat eggs and watch John Carpenter’s The Thing at the same time, but I actually felt like throwing up watching Bootsy eating Play-Doh.

  • gamez

    December 14, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    I understand James wants to branch out but I find his board game reviews the weakest, of course that ‘s just my opinion. Just doesn’t have the same substance as his short films and other reviews

  • edencaldas

    December 14, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    Splat, pllrrr, Splat, pllrr

    • Lhorkan

      December 16, 2011 at 12:29 pm

      @edencaldas splattin’ bugs is where it’s at!

  • Staarscommando

    December 14, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    I dunno but I laughed at this one alot, especially at the yakking scene. I guess I just have a simple mind.

  • shameless shaymus

    December 14, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    keep em comin!! havent missed one yet you sexy people! also im glad you didnt show the vomit the noises were enough for my imagination to be discusted.

  • gallaghd

    December 14, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Would this video be illegal if SOPA passes?!? Would Milton Bradley have a lawsuit? ridiculous…

  • lporto

    December 14, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Man, I remember playing this! This was available in Brazil as well! I would’ve never remembered it without this video. Wish you’d shown the vomit, though.

  • loxxorz

    December 14, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    More Board James! It’s awesome.

  • JacobFeasel

    December 14, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    At the end, it looks like Bootsy’s gonna get his stomach pumped.

  • sterling.treadwell

    December 14, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    Ha. Ya know with repeated viewing I think I love he video more and more. I think it is because the style is less like a “skit” with scripting framing devices and more like a “slice of life” moment that ends up feeling mostly off-the-cuff, natural, and almost voyeuristic. No narration about the game, no lead in to the scene really, just a moment of three friends messing with games and trying something new.It is different, which some folk are hating on, but not necessarily BAD like some say. Good practice for the movie, i’d say.

    And looking at Splat, it is a simple game going after a simple concept to sell itself to kids: being comically gross. What kid won’t get a kick out of splatting bugs into smushy cartoon pools of yuck. Now how might somone amp it up and turn the dial up to 11 ? By making the player eat the gamepieces and yurk all over the board, doing something far more gross than the game originalyl intended. and how do we turn it up a little more? make that yurk the MOTHER OF ALL UPCHUCKS and give it some great over-the-top sound effects.

    I think the last puking scene was a great idea in the spirit of the original game, but adding a nice “twist” a’la’ James and Mike.

    I also give a heads up highfive to Bootsy for his great theme song for Splat. It is a cute fun little song. I am curious if he actually really did armpit farts in the video or if it was an added effect. If he did it himself.. damn.. I wanna hire that man for some concerts!

    I went to download the song but was bummed to see it is only available to download for $1. Normally I have no issue with buyng music, but.. a song thats a little over a minute? C’mon… If anything it’d be better top release it free and help gain popularity to help promote your other work. 🙂 Though I guess if you already have a few out there free to download it might not be such a good idea.

    • Lhorkan

      December 16, 2011 at 12:29 pm

      @sterling.treadwell Agreed, I can’t believe there’s so much Bad Luck Bootsy hate.

  • WilliamMitchell

    December 14, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    that was lame and flat… just change it to boring James and his stable of unlikable tag-alongs…

    • TheShadowluigi

      December 14, 2011 at 11:57 pm

      @WilliamMitchell it’s just bad luck bootsy that’s bad

    • December 15, 2011 at 1:58 am


      Your comment inspires a dislike button.

      • WilliamMitchell

        December 15, 2011 at 2:06 am

        @[email protected]

        Why because I was honest in saying that video’s like these are far below the abilities of James et al. I am all for fun, quickly produced vignettes, but they can and have done better. But I guess they’re happy having fans like you that just like everything simply because they made it, therefore allowing them to not have to put in any real effort into their work lol.

      • December 15, 2011 at 2:07 am


        May I watch your videos please?

      • gamez

        December 15, 2011 at 2:12 am

        I agree with william. Look deadlyrazor everybody has an opinion. You can’t expect every video on here to be perfect. But every time someone says something seen as crticism they’re attcked by overzealous guys like you. James doesn’t let it bother him why should you. Its anot as if he’s paying you or anything @Deadlyrazorwings @WilliamMitchell

      • December 15, 2011 at 2:13 am

        @[email protected]

        I’ve also only expressed my opinion. He dished it out he’s gotta know its gonna come back. *Shrug*

      • December 15, 2011 at 2:19 am

        @[email protected]

        I will however cease this debate out of respect to James and the other fellow fans, and not continue to clutter up the forum with another useless internet powerstruggle, and hence forth promise only to offer constructive criticism. I appologize.

      • ViktorFarfarAndersson

        December 15, 2011 at 8:27 am

        @[email protected] Him making a video has nothing about him not liking this one, that’s something 5 year old uses as an argument. I do not agree with him, I think this is a fun lill show. But William, your opinion is not a fact, it’s just an opinion, remember that.

      • December 15, 2011 at 3:10 pm

        @[email protected]

        I’m having a bit of trouble understanding exactly what you’re saying, but if you are refuring to my asking William if I may watch his videos, admittedly it was a way of me making a point, but I also would have watched them from an unbiased point of view and offered my honest opinion.

      • TheChristoph

        December 24, 2011 at 2:13 pm

        @[email protected] Seriously, man.

    • JacekTelejko

      December 15, 2011 at 4:09 am

      @WilliamMitchell You stupid… james rolfe is awesome and you can’t stand that he is simply funnier than most people including you

      • gamez

        December 15, 2011 at 10:07 am

        Its time for you to grow up little man. You’re obviously too immature for this. @JacekTelejko @WilliamMitchell

    • AsgerZerglingNielsen

      December 15, 2011 at 5:06 am

      It certainly wasn’t the best. And the attempt at a sort of Family Guy drawn-out humour didn’t work to well. But Board James videos tend to be kind of one-joke-videos, and if you don’t like that one joke, well then you haven’t wasted more then 5mins of your day. @WilliamMitchell

  • MahkyV1

    December 15, 2011 at 12:20 am

    this is BJ #16 not #15

  • nowhere4321

    December 15, 2011 at 1:39 am

    I for one agree with the creative decision to not show the puke.

    Gross stuff is more of an AVGN thing. Board James seems a little classier than that.

    Anyway, are you going to do a video on Grape Escape?

    • tsbaron

      December 16, 2011 at 10:58 am

      @nowhere4321 I think he sort of just did, though I think Grape Escape deserves it’s own episode. Maybe that’s one for Board James: The Movie.

  • Missing_Screw

    December 15, 2011 at 3:56 am

    I hope this was Bootsy’s last appearance on Board James. I prefer if it’s just James and Mike playing a game like two “normal” buddies. That Bootsy character is more suitable for an AVGN episode. And even then…

    • robindegen

      December 15, 2011 at 7:24 am

      @Missing_Screw i agree. It’s a little too much that it’s not really funny anymore on his side.

    • kane117

      December 15, 2011 at 5:57 pm

      @Missing_Screw I totally agree. Bootsy adds nothing to the Board James videos and just gets in the way of James and Mike’s superior comedic chemistry. The end result is bland, disappointing videos.

    • TheChristoph

      December 24, 2011 at 2:12 pm

      @Missing_Screw Bullshit. Bootsy writes the songs, at least, and they’re hilarious to me. You can’t say he doesn’t add anything (in response to kane117, really); that wouldn’t be true. Chill out for fuck sake’s.

      • kane117

        December 24, 2011 at 11:55 pm


      • kane117

        December 25, 2011 at 12:34 am

        @TheChristoph If the songs are funny to you, that’s fine, but they’re forgettable to me. I literally can’t remember any of the tunes or lyrics to the Board James songs as I’m replying to you. I CAN say that Bootsy adds nothing to Board James because it’s my personal opinion, my view on what I value and don’t value in the Board James series. You’re welcome to disagree with it if you like, but I think you’re the one who needs to chill out. “Bullshit” and “fuck” suggest that you’re flipping out over a personal opinion because it bad-mouths a character that you like. At the end of the day, James decides if Bootsy stays or not. Sometimes James ignores the comments, but to me it seems like Bootsy has more than enough fans to keep the pressure off of James to do something about him.

  • StefanoCiannella

    December 15, 2011 at 4:59 am

    did he really eat the play doh? OMFG!

  • TokuDeka

    December 15, 2011 at 6:40 am

    @Osan0 yo a ese nunca he jugado. Claro, que en el pueblo onde me crie eramos más de liarnos a pedradas.

  • Uncle_Jake

    December 15, 2011 at 7:31 am

    Great video! 😀

  • kane117

    December 15, 2011 at 8:30 am

    Bad Luck Bootsy has his moments, but I wish James would stop using him. In my opinion, the Board James videos that just feature James and Mike are consistently better than the ones that include Bad Luck Bootsy. Bootsy is the Shemp of Board James, the unnecessary extra character that throws off the well-established chemistry between the existing characters, the guy who waters down the punch instead of spiking it. In the case of this video, he’s the guy who wanders into a potentially good video and throws up all over it.

    • TasosSaroglou

      December 15, 2011 at 9:28 am

      I must tell you that you are making a mistake man! i know that he’s not the funiest of the the two of them but we didn’t see him in every episode and its funny to see him have all those acidents all the time. @kane117

      • kane117

        December 15, 2011 at 5:43 pm

        @[email protected] I don’t think I’m making a mistake at all. Like I said, Bootsy has had his moments, but overall, I don’t like him. There are dumb characters that are funny and then there are dumb characters that are cringe-worthy, like the ones that James, Mike, and my older brother seem to think are hilarious. Bill Murray’s character in Caddyshack is a prime example. I had always heard that Caddyshack was supposed to be a comedic classic, but when I watched it, I was bored most of the time and laughed maybe twice. What a disappointment that was.

      • kane117

        December 15, 2011 at 5:44 pm

        @TasosSaroglouI don’t think I’m making a mistake at all. Like I said, Bootsy has had his moments, but overall, I don’t like him. There are dumb characters that are funny and then there are dumb characters that are cringe-worthy, like the ones that James, Mike, and my older brother seem to think are hilarious. Bill Murray’s character in Caddyshack is a prime example. I had always heard that Caddyshack was supposed to be a comedic classic, but when I watched it, I was bored most of the time and laughed maybe twice. What a disappointment that was.

  • federikotozzi

    December 15, 2011 at 9:09 am

    i was eating when that fucker started puking…-_-!!

  • PauliRauramo

    December 15, 2011 at 9:11 am

    I really must disagree with most of you. Bootsy really gives a new twist to it all and gives more opportunitys. Plus this kind of simple game needs a gag to it to work. Thanks James, this was awesome!

  • MichaelLathrope

    December 15, 2011 at 9:16 am

    God I fuckin’ love bad luck Bootsy!

  • OlaviPössi

    December 15, 2011 at 9:56 am

    Seeing His name was Jason on the backround gave me the idea to ask it for christmas and also an awesome video. Just one complaint, i think this was way too similiar to your Donut Disaster review, but hey i’m fine with that 😀 Awesome video!

  • MichaelR.Kuck

    December 15, 2011 at 9:59 am

    lol i had this game

  • Acarmelo1

    December 15, 2011 at 10:57 am

    I find Bad Luck bootsie very funny. With this simple Board Games (Donut Disater, Splat and the one with the tornado) there is not much ot it. So adding a catchy tune and Bootise really helps. to make it better

  • December 15, 2011 at 11:44 am

    Taste the rainbow motherfucker!

  • BillyLott

    December 15, 2011 at 11:44 am

    I can’t believe James has managed to keep so many relics from his childhood. Most of my games, drawings, toys and whatnot got destroyed or lost over the years.

  • DerekBerg

    December 15, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    Mike is a fucking gangster, dude. He needs his own show.

  • VideogameViewer

    December 15, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    any one else notice at 2 min he is splating some one in the very spot he said was a safe zone and why is that kid in bandages.

    • TheShadowluigi

      December 15, 2011 at 1:45 pm

      @VideogameViewer look up doughnut disaster and tornado rex.

    • Jasbond

      December 15, 2011 at 3:32 pm

      @VideogameViewer DO NOT STEAL MY THUNDER.

  • GORavgn

    December 15, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    That guy is gonna be in an iron lung sum day

  • gamez

    December 15, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    Mike’s videos are pretty awesome. He should do more game reviews. Well I think he will once james is busy with the production of the movie.

  • GavCooperSarahDanby

    December 15, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Not the best but hey you can’t hit the mark every time.

  • TRhamy

    December 15, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    the 30 year old kid show plus we all had friends like that

  • December 15, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    i love the splat song….. splat… splat… splat!

  • onraj9mm

    December 15, 2011 at 6:08 pm


  • onraj9mm

    December 15, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    you can say that that puking (puts on sunglasses) … WAS A BIT OVERBOARD. (YEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH)

  • JeramieKruger

    December 15, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    Ahhhh, nostalgia.

  • DonSkiver

    December 15, 2011 at 7:44 pm


  • December 15, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    and for all TMNT live action fans, here you have my funny music video i made! 😉 please leave a comment!

  • December 15, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    “Congratulations, you’re an asshole.”I love how he says it with a smile on his face.

  • Big McLargehuge

    December 15, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    This was a very funny episode. Bootsy is awesome. The puking scene was hilarious… it was like Sideshow Bob stepping on the rakes: first it’s funny, then it’s not funny, then it becomes funny again.

    The puking sound effects were awesome.

  • skullman012291

    December 15, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Is Bootsy Canadian? Or does he just love to wear a Blue Jays cap?

  • MaximilianoVallejo

    December 15, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    Man the Splat song is so catchy… I saw this video yesterday and today I was all day singing “splat… splat…. splating buggss…” I sang this song so much that even my girlfriend ended up singing it!!! good work Bootsy!

  • MichaelLester

    December 16, 2011 at 1:44 am

    Gotta love when they use Bad Luck Bootsy! 😀

  • MichaelLester

    December 16, 2011 at 1:47 am

    Hey someone spatted a bug on a safe zone!

    • tsbaron

      December 16, 2011 at 10:45 am

      @MichaelLester That’s Motherfucker Mike for you.

  • Tropxe

    December 16, 2011 at 2:13 am

    I was eating original flavour Pringles while watching this, and during the vomiting scene I suddenly realised Pringles taste like play-doh.

  • AhhxDumb

    December 16, 2011 at 4:06 am

    No offence to Mike and that other guy but I liked Board James better when it was just him.

    • kane117

      December 16, 2011 at 4:25 am

      @AhhxDumb By “him,” do you mean Mike? I’m just asking because Mike has been in the Board James videos since the very beginning.

      • AhhxDumb

        December 16, 2011 at 4:35 am

        @kane117 No i meant James. I remember James being alone in some episodes until the Crossfire episode.

      • kane117

        December 16, 2011 at 4:59 am

        @AhhxDumb Well yeah, he was alone for like two episodes, but Mike has been there ever since. James is great by himself, but I think “Motherfucker” Mike adds a little something, being the cheating bastard that he is.

  • wedewdw

    December 16, 2011 at 6:04 am

    Man I just want Board James just with mike the other dude is unfunny.

  • TheNikus

    December 16, 2011 at 7:43 am

    Everybody hates Bad Luck Bootsy.

    • Elyjaah

      December 16, 2011 at 1:49 pm

      @TheNikus Really? I like Bootsy, he’s one of those characters that make you feel bad for laughing at his misfortune.

      • ChristopherAndert

        December 16, 2011 at 11:51 pm

        @Elyjaah I wish I could agree with you Elyjaah. I really WANT him to be the character you just described. But for some reason, Badluck Bootsy just doesn’t quite work for me.However, I don’t want him gone. I want him to be refined further. He is still necessary for games of 3 or more players. And the lovable klutz character is a great contrast to James and Mike.

        I just think he needs time.

  • manganime02

    December 16, 2011 at 9:28 am

    Been following James’ videos for a long time but I hope this is the last I see of that bandaged guy, coz he was lame as hell! These overtop episodes generally are not very funny since often they just enter a realm of stupidity.

    Well that’s my feedback anyway.

  • robindegen

    December 16, 2011 at 9:54 am

    I couldn’t quite put my finger on it as to why i didn’t like that character so much as opposed to james and mike. But i think i’ve got it.. It’s a grownup guy acting like a little kid.

  • killarmy

    December 16, 2011 at 10:24 am

    i never post infact just made an account ive been watching your stuff and i did buy a dvd last year…honestly tho…I didnt like this video much…i dont mind the 3rd guy everyone chirps but the problam i found was look at avgn first season u explain the games with a comic appeal…after watching this video i still have no idea what this game is about minus a guy saying splat in a singing voice 55 times…sorry i fas forwarded last 2 min to make sure i didnt miss..i know u listen to comments r else it wouldnt be so long since “Over Analyzers” …all im saying is i like your stuff its interesting but that episode lacked interest just had cheezy entertainment…i dunno if my comment will help you but all i can say is before i used to find myself on the site daily now i check in every 2 weeks and maa…..good luck on your movie i prey its not just acting and has something to do with infromation in your fun witty way

    • killarmy

      December 16, 2011 at 10:26 am

      please dont take this cluster of words without punctuation as a rant or something im just giving my honest feed back…

    • tsbaron

      December 16, 2011 at 10:50 am

      @killarmy Dude, Splat isn’t a complicated game and James establishes the rules of it pretty clearly. The board layout is really linear. You roll dice, some spaces make you draw a card, the card indicates what color you splat. I’ll admit that this episode does feel a little weak compared to other Board James episodes, but all in all, this is consistent with other episodes. As far as the song goes, have you really HEARD the jingles for these board games? Just look at Mr Bucket for a fine example of repetition ad naseaum. Watch through the episode from start to finish.

      I dunno, I guess you had to be a child of the 1980s to truly appreciate Board James.

      • SamAndrews

        January 4, 2012 at 6:20 am

        @[email protected]@killarmy Watch what you say, some of us have aspergers.

  • tsbaron

    December 16, 2011 at 10:55 am

    I’m counting down the episodes until when Bad Luck Bootsy is nothing but a brain in a jar after his body has been completely wrecked from what can go wrong with each board game. After that, he’ll get a new body and be RoBootsy, and we get to see RoBootsy’s body break up all over again. Maybe his body will be made of playdoh?

    Of course now that i’ve said it, it will never happen.

  • Nacho_Vidal101

    December 16, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Thanks guys!

    I was eating when I watched this!

  • MicahJFemino

    December 16, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Great Job! And Mike was great in this one too!

  • ddrguy

    December 16, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    Fucking lol @ Mike at 3:10 ….”Oops!”

    And Grape Escape… I wanted that shit sooo bad and never got it. The idea of a game where you get to brutally torture those little grape guys made my eyes light up. In fact I still kinda want it. Yea, Im a sick fuck.

  • grunt

    December 16, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    I don’t want to offend your work, James, but this video was just.. lame. Sorry for that, I’m a big fan of your series, AVGN as well as Board James, but I’m a little bit concerned about the recent development of your videos. I liked them most when you did explain the game a little bit more, exploited its gameplay and showed what exactly is so crappy about it (by the way, I used to have Splat when I was a child and it seriously was a crappy game). Nowadays, the episodes are much less in detail and explanation. I know, there’s a movie to be produced, right. But I think there’s also a series, the one that started all this stuff. Wouldn’t it be a good idea to either tend to that and put some more effort in it or just do the movie first and stop making episodes meanwhile? I mean it’s not that I don’t like your videos anymore, but I must be honest and state that I’ve seen better. I know you still can and will do so, but maybe doing two time intensive things at once is not often a good idea.

    At all, as I already said, I’m still a big fan, so I hope you won’t get me wrong here.

    • 100vivitar

      December 16, 2011 at 3:05 pm

      @grunt the series is sort of a side job at the moment so you cant really expect too much. im just glad he still makes videos.

      • ChristopherAndert

        December 16, 2011 at 11:55 pm

        @[email protected] I agree with both of you. I don’t want Cinemassacre to be void of new material, but I also don’t want stuff that is put out there for the sake of being put out there.

        I’m so torn! haha.

  • KirbyMatt

    December 16, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    He’s puking diarrhea?

    • 100vivitar

      December 16, 2011 at 3:03 pm

      @KirbyMatt no you retard

      • tsbaron

        December 17, 2011 at 3:16 am

        @[email protected] wow, that was uncalled for. Also you didn’t see the puke. How do you know that Bootsy wasn’t taking a water-buffalo sized diarrhea dump of play-doh out of his mouth?

      • 100vivitar

        December 17, 2011 at 9:45 am

        @[email protected] i dont care what you say. diarrhea doesnt come out of your mouth

      • gamez

        December 17, 2011 at 10:14 am

        Ok so I guess you won’t mind you being an asshole for that comment @100vivitar @tsbaron @KirbyMatt

  • gamez

    December 16, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Unfortunately James doesn’t seem to read the comments, As he stated before. Too bad though

  • edvance1030

    December 16, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    Finally a game I actually had as a kid! This one I know and I liked it too.

  • Acarmelo1

    December 16, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Hi James, My GF just broke with me today, We had 3 years, I was feeling like shit, but the splat song on this video has kept me distraced all day, thanks Bootsie for it. It just keep in my mind.

  • GoldenFrog

    December 18, 2011 at 11:50 am

    Playdough does not taste yummy.

  • BrunoMachado

    December 18, 2011 at 4:05 pm


  • TheBlueGorilla

    December 19, 2011 at 5:40 am

    Awesome! Keep making these ones! I love the Board James series 😀

  • Shidow1123

    December 19, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    2:03 a bug gets splatted on a safe zone.

  • wardrich

    December 20, 2011 at 1:37 am

    I had BOTH of these games. Grape Escape and Splat. I wish I took better care of my games when I was a kid… 🙁 Means I would have saved a lot of money because I wouldn’t have had to re-buy so much stuff. lol

    • December 20, 2011 at 9:43 pm


      Yep. I still have several games from when I was a kid that I played with my brother when he was a kid. And I still have them now that he’s 17. I’ll have to bust them out for some future kids.

  • December 20, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    I prefer the smell of gasoline over Play-Doh, but I don’t drink it.

  • December 20, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    There should be a game where you have different cards and you try to send a person through airport security. The people are visible, but objects aren’t so if you land on a space, your person has to go through a red card slot which reveals the object you have on you if any. If your card reveals a knife, gun, etc., you get tossed in jail. If you don’t, you get money for a lawsuit, then get to move forward. There will be many duplicate cards so you won’t know which person is carrying a weapon. First person to send every card in their hand through to the airplane wins.

  • monstrosity133

    December 21, 2011 at 6:00 am

    More Bad Luck Bootsy please.

  • FabianSchuler

    December 21, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Bad Luck Bootsy sucks. He is absolutely annoying and gets to much attention and time in your videos. Better focus more on MotherFucker Mike, he isn’t the cheating motherfucker anymore that he used to be a few episodes ago.

    Or try focusing on the games a little more – here, we have no clue how Splat is played, like how you get new bugs for example.

    • DevGal89

      December 29, 2011 at 1:07 am

      @FabianSchuler they give bootsy a role at all because he writes the music. Hes annoying, yes. A lot. And the whole gimmick of him eating the play doh was just stupid.

  • CareyPalmer

    December 21, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    I thought you guys were going to show it.

  • OldManJustin

    December 22, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    The adult version of splat plays a little differently.

  • ChrisRupp

    December 23, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    with the puke, i think it would be green with play doh chunks in it.

  • Fluteloop

    December 23, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Blue Jays Hat!

  • December 23, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    LMAO tsk tsk poor bootsy he will never learn

  • Huloo

    December 23, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    wtf was the game that was being played before ?!?!?!?!

  • MetaZora

    December 28, 2011 at 12:44 am

    Lmao. Mike’s face when he splatted the bug with his knee. I can’t tell you how many times I rewound that bit. You know what you did MotherFucker Mike.

  • Lolman123

    December 28, 2011 at 10:44 am

    There should be a game where you have different cards and you try to send a person through airport security. The people are visible, but objects aren’t so if you land on a space, your person has to go through a red card slot which reveals the object you have on you if any. If your card reveals a knife, gun, etc., you get tossed in jail. If you don’t, you get money for a lawsuit, then get to move forward. There will be many duplicate cards so you won’t know which person is carrying a weapon. First person to send every card in their hand through to the airplane wins.

    • PandosII

      December 28, 2011 at 3:05 pm


    • PandosII

      December 28, 2011 at 3:09 pm

      @Lolman123 Dude, have you not heard of Smuggle? I’m from the UK and they stopped manufacturing it a while ago but there’s loads of it floating around on eBay. It’s similar to the game u described. People in the group take turns to be the customs officer, and the others choose cards that have different items all of different value on them (instead of weapons). If you draw a card that has something very valuable, instead of declaring it and paying $500, you can choose to lie to the customs officer and say you have one of the less valuable items. If he/she believes you, you pass your cards to the next player, if not, you have to show your cards. In this case you were lying and have to pay a fine. Take a look for it it’s great fun trying to lie to all your friends!

  • Prophet Wing

    December 28, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Hmm… would you say the people who were going after the bugs members of the “Swat” team?

    • monstrosity133

      December 28, 2011 at 7:43 pm

      @Prophet Wing. No.

  • FernandoBecerraShee

    December 29, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    fuck u james, I would like to be your friend and play every single game u have there from video games to board games… fuck ya dude =(

  • December 30, 2011 at 1:34 am

    Love the song and video I would love to make a song or video with you but that will never happen.

  • December 30, 2011 at 10:29 am

    Hey, check out my new site. I’m a game reviewer and I do my reviews on NES,SEGA, AND SNES games. Check my site out

  • December 30, 2011 at 10:31 am

    Btw, top reviewers

    1. AVGN

    2. Nostalgic critic

    3. Pat the nes punk

    Everyone look up game chasers on, it’s like american pickers but with nes games!

  • BenjaminOstermeier

    December 31, 2011 at 7:21 am

    Funny and informative review! Of course, I had to be eating on the video that you would do a vomit joke on. Thanks for not showing it, at least… even if it would have been “special effects”.

    It’s good to see Bootsie is recovering from his injuries, nonetheless.

  • RhyanChapman

    January 1, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    Mikes face 0:35 HAHA EPIC FACE

  • Yushatak

    January 2, 2012 at 2:48 am

    So… why did the one guy (Pat… uncredited..?) have bandages and an eye patch AND a hat on?

  • DanielPatrickLampe

    January 4, 2012 at 2:52 am

    playdough isnt poisonous

    its just really salty

    true story

  • SamAndrews

    January 4, 2012 at 6:25 am

    I think one of the bugs was either made from chewed gum from Bootsy’s mouth or pink play-dough.

  • MarkBrant

    January 4, 2012 at 10:02 am

    not enough vomit

  • Iwasfrozentodaay

    January 4, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Used to eat that, delicious.

  • SeanAshmead

    January 6, 2012 at 10:54 am

    Bootsie’s really good at armpit farting.

  • CallumPayne

    January 7, 2012 at 6:28 am

    @apanted shut the fuck up, no-one cares about what you have to say! If you do’t like anything on this site get the fuck out!

    • apanted

      January 8, 2012 at 12:18 pm

      @[email protected]

      Dude =) I am entitled to an opinion, and I am actually being so precise that I am giving James explicit instructions of how he can make fun videos again.

      I get the feeling that you posses that special kind of retardness that means that you jump to conclusions after reading one sentence of comments, and then make an overtly aggressive answer.

      For your own good, refrain from voicing your opinions in any kind of context, that way people might not take you for a complete idiot.

      • Valgorn

        February 24, 2012 at 3:59 am

         @apanted Just pointing out some hypocrisy here for a brief moment, you state, “Dude =) I am entitled to an opinion”, yet, at the end of your comment back to him you state that hes not entitled to the same? Is that just because his is different from yours? or that his was quickly created just encase your comment got buried before he could post his in for you to see?  Just wondering.

      • apanted

        February 24, 2012 at 2:59 pm

         @Valgorn There is a difference between having an opinion and telling someone to fuck off.
        He told me I was not allowed to write stuff here, which is not having an opinion, that is giving someone instructions. It always amuses me how people try to boss around on public forums, where their options of limiting someone’s ability to communicate is next to nothing. I mean, what do he expect me to do? Cower in front off my keyboard because he is using a curse word that probably is more popular than “please” and “thank you” right now.
        “or that his was quickly created just encase your comment got buried before he could post his in for you to see?”
        What does this mean? Please, if you write something somewhere, make sure it is understandable.
        And try proper punctuation and having a capital letter at the start of every sentence. It does not have to be oxford english but at least try.

  • January 7, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    I used to have the grape escape but it was like mousetrap you played with it but never PLAYED it

  • joeymoZZa10

    January 8, 2012 at 5:42 am

    do pacman the boardgame next

  • ChristopherDegrauwe

    January 8, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    @apanted Thank you I though I was the only one who though that way. James videos used to be great fun but now it’s just watching a grown man and his friends embarassing themselves with poor acting and a humour thats well below the level of what you used to see on this website.

    I honestly hope you read this James.

  • TerrifyerX07

    January 8, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    that fuckin bootsie kills me man

  • TerrifyerX07

    January 8, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    that fuckin bootsie kills me man

  • ShadeFawks

    January 9, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    I have to agree with apanted. I used to love Board James, because he actually played and showed off the game instead of just derping around. That’s why I used to like this series because I am always looking for good or classic board games to add to my collection. But now its just 3 guys derping around :/

  • DaveMcGrath

    January 11, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    In their defense there is VERY little to explain in this game. It had to be based more around the performance. I myself did not enjoy the running gags. Repetition just kills it for me. Like on SNL. I HATE that program.

    But I still enjoy Board James and I say we be careful about our criticism we dole out. I mean how many of us have been making indy films since we were… What was it james? 6-8 yrs old?

    Many of us are in NO position to make the bold statements we do. And it will only garner less and less attention from the staff here at CInnemassacre.

    The folks here do a FANTASTIC job of keeping on track with the fans. I have seen Mike respond to SO MANY posts and I can barely stand to look for my OWN comments. I don’t know any other online personality that stays so in touch with its Fanbase.

    Go ahead and give your opinion. Just try to think about the work and effort these guys put into their videos. And if this just encourages you to troll… I am not talking to you anyway you turd-muffin-dumpling-dodgers!

    And to the rest of the kick-ass Cinnemassacre/AVGN fans! Don’t change a bit!

    Cheers Mates! “clink”

    • apanted

      January 14, 2012 at 5:12 pm

      @DaveMcGrath So what you are saying is that if you are experienced with something, you are beyond all critique?

      So we are in no way to be agitated on George Lucas for fucking up star wars beyond all recognition, in 3 major movies, just because he at some point USED to be involved with good movies?

      Honestly I don’t give a flying fuck if he(yes, he, by which I mean the nerd, which is what this site has been all about if you ask me) acknowledge his fans, I’d rather want him to deliver something funny!

      • Gator1987

        April 24, 2014 at 2:15 am

        LOL is this guy serious with his ranting? enjoy some of James’ videos and get a life

  • captkiro

    January 12, 2012 at 4:10 am

    well i got some laughs from this but I really want to see you guys play a game and explain the rules!

    • TheShadowluigi

      January 12, 2012 at 6:38 pm

      @captkiro well THEY DID! DURP!!!

  • lancebunny

    January 12, 2012 at 7:52 am

    i now feel sick

  • pogopopex4

    January 12, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    bootsie=best addition to this site ever, ever

    • TheShadowluigi

      January 12, 2012 at 6:38 pm

      @pogopopex4 WHUUUUUUAAAAAAAAAAAT?????

  • JonathanAlexanderForce

    January 14, 2012 at 4:16 am

    Bootsie reminds me of so many people i know. Hes such a great character

  • JamesRolfe is boss

    January 15, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    I’m watching this with my board james had on and the entire dvd collection beside me 🙂

  • Msscrd

    January 18, 2012 at 5:50 am

    You guys aren’t quite entitled to complain as much as you do. You’re acting like James has some sort of responsibility to anyone to produce whatever you fucktards want. He doesn’t.

    Most of you probably never paid him a fucking dime for all the stuff he has done over the years yet you guys are acting like he’s supposed to do whatever you want him to do. My point:

    If you don’t like it: Fine. Leave a SHORT, CONSTRUCTIVE comment expressing your displeasure.

    But DON’T start ranting about it, acting like you’re entitled to anything.

    This too was a rant, but I feel it had to be said. A rant to end all rants, if you will.

    • TasosSaroglou

      January 18, 2012 at 6:28 am

      @Msscrd You tell them man! because i have told the same to another person yesterday in a comend that i replied.Not only the most of us didn’t offer anything plus the fact that many from us complane about those videos.

    • apanted

      January 18, 2012 at 3:48 pm


      We are entitled. We were entitled the moment they choose to put up their stuff on the internet for everyone to see. Like seriously, what is that you find WRONG about people complaining about something they used to like?

      And we get to rant how much we want to, and what exactly gives you the right to discern what is okay to rant about, and what is not?

      This is the motherfucking internet, if you have not got used to people expressing themselves freely here by now, you probably never will.

      I bet PIPA would appreciate such a narrow-minded self righteous specimen such as yourself, go check them out, I hear there are a lot of money in lobyism.

      It’s one thing to disagree, but to be all like “-you don’t get to write here anymore unless you conform to a certain writing code”, that’s how nazi empires are made.

      • Msscrd

        January 19, 2012 at 2:04 pm

        @[email protected] I don’t quite understand all that frustration and anger from you towards the Nerd. I just don’t understand it, is it thát big a part of your life that if something’s wrong with it or something doesn’t conform to your taste -something extremely subjective – your entire world collapses? Really, explain.

      • apanted

        January 23, 2012 at 3:33 pm

        @[email protected] I am not frustrated, I am not angry, I am just witty with words, so when I see someone throwing smash balls, I go for them.

        You honestly are a narrow minded dim-wit, sorry, that is just the way it is.

        My world has not collapsed, I am totally cool with Cinnemassacre not producing a decent video clip every month, I mean I wish that they would, so that is why I gave my input, and for some reason I am not “entitled to”.

        And really, you do in no way explain why it’s cool for you to write something but not for me, instead you try to make me come off as some looney, just for criticising you, which was justified.

        If you cant reply with something more substantial than the rager stereotype, then keep those fatty fingers of the keyboard, please.

      • Msscrd

        January 23, 2012 at 5:30 pm

        @[email protected] I don’t have a problem with people having input, but you could’ve said what you did in probably 3 sentences. Do that and he míght just listen to whatever advice you have 🙂

      • apanted

        January 24, 2012 at 2:44 pm

        @[email protected] You could compress the history of the universe into three WORDS if you wanted to(contracted, exploded, expanding), but that would not really tell you very much about. Do you even realize yourself how arbitrary your reply sounded? That my complaint was… too long? The more thorough I am in describing what I don’t like, the better chance he has to improve from reading it, that goes without a saying!

        And besides, my answer WAS short and to the point!

        Honestly I’m through trying to explain my behaviour to you, if you don’t like it then fine, if you fail to see my points now and meet them with something that is actually relevant to them instead of my character, which you by the way as an anonymous random internet guy don’t know nothing about, then you never will.

        Just a tip you should consider in the future: When someone says something, and you disagree, then instead of saying that what that someone just said is “whiny”, try fucking rebutting his arguments, instead of going all kindergarten!

        Do this and people might consider you adult.

      • Cyberxion

        January 31, 2012 at 2:21 am

        @apanted @Msscrd I find it ironic that the guy who has spent way more time than necessary whining about a video for no other reason than that it doesn’t meet with his expectations would dare call someone else narrow-minded. That’s the fucking height of hypocrisy, man. And listen. Regardless of whether or not this is “the internet”, being a drooling mongoloid dick-face just for the sake of it isn’t acceptable, especially not just because you and every other mouth-breathing troll with malformed social skills have convinced yourselves that it is. Just because you can’t get punched in the face for being a dick online doesn’t mean that you can just go around being a dick. And why is it that dickheads like you eagerly play that card anyway, but then get pissy about the shit other people say to you? I mean, if this is just the internet, then why do you give half a squirt of piss that he thinks you’re an entitled cunt? Which you most certainly are, by the way. If you’ve got the right to be one and say whatever the fuck you please without consequence, then doesn’t he have the right to express his opinion that you’re a lousy shit-stain? Shouldn’t you just accept that he’s free to say whatever the fuck he wants about you and get on with your miserable life, what with this being “the internet” and all? Or is it just only the internet when you’re running off at the mouth like an insufferable douche-bag, but it’s real life when someone posts something that reminds you that when you strip away whatever authority that you imagine you have over other people on the internet, you’re just a sad, pathetic, useless dick-hole? Again, this is just the internet, right? If that’s really the case, and not just something you use to justify being a socially maladjusted fuck-tard, then you don’t really have much room to get pissy about the shit other people say to or about you, especially not if you’re going to trot out that fucking worn out defense to justify trolling in the first place. You can’t have your cake and eat it too, fucko. As for your whining about the video, while you’re entitled to critique James’ work, what you’re not entitled to do is whine about not getting exactly what you feel you’re owed. The reality is that James owes you not a fucking thing, and that if you’re unsatisfied with his work, then you can just fuck off and find something else to occupy the time you spend in your mom’s basement eating Cheetos off of your flabby chest, since you clearly don’t know the difference between creative criticism and being an entitled douche-nozzle. This is free entertainment. It aint the end of the world if James made a video or two that didn’t tickle your nut-sack. The sooner you realize that the world doesn’t revolve around your ass in spite of it having the gravitational pull necessary to facilitate that, the better you’ll function when you finally move out of your mommy’s basement and give the real world a try, where shit doesn’t often go the way you want it, and nobody will give half a squirt of piss about how that makes you feel one way or the other.

      • apanted

        January 31, 2012 at 11:52 am

        @Cyberxion @apanted @Msscrd

        In capacity of a “drooling mongoloid dick-face” I would like to thank you for supplying everyone that frequents these comments with a real, raw, uncut example of how a whiny internet rager behaves.

        Seriously dude, were you off your medicine when you wrote that? You lost your job?

        From all the random rants and raves I was able to discern the following point that you put forward in your cryptic ramblings: I whine, and then I get mad when other people whine at me.

        Is that what you wanted to say?

        Let me meet it like this: Yes, I did complain ONCE about this video, and for some reason I got branded by the fanboys as a whiner for that. All I have been trying to do is explain that a whiner is someone that consistently complains about something, without any sound arguments. That’s not me, though if you fail to see that by now, then you are obviously beyond comprehending that fact. In any case, case closed, I hope life looks up for you in the future so you don’t have to whale on your poor keyboard.

    • rvIceBreaker

      January 19, 2012 at 2:30 am


      Being a content creator depends on taking feedback from your userbase.

      To shun all complaints with a ‘i’m not responsible for making shit you like’ attitude will be the death of your career.

      James depends on traffic to his site. If he went about like this, simply saying ‘Fuck you and your opinion, i’m doing it like this’ then he’d have failed a LONG time ago.

      He is responsible for making generally accepted content. His financial stability depends on it.

      Otherwise? No more cinemassacre. Which’ll lead to attempting a different soulless dead end job.

      I’m sure you’ve had an opinion once before on some of his videos. If every thing you hated ever about anything james has created just went on with no acknowledgment of your opinion, would you stick around to watch it? I doubt it.

      Now apply this to a few hundred people. You’ve just lost a large chunk of your viewers and traffic. You’ve just lost money for your hard work, all because you couldn’t take criticism.

      I’m not saying James can’t take criticism. Quite the opposite.

      I’m saying your thinking hes ‘not responsible’ for quality and enjoyable content, is mentally retarded.

      • Msscrd

        January 19, 2012 at 2:29 pm

        @[email protected] Fair enough, but take this into consideration: There are hundreds, thousands, maybe more, viewers of James’ videos. Only a few of them bother to comment. And only a fraction of those people decide to rant endlessly about how things aren’t according to their taste. Now, most people that like the video won’t bother commenting or will provide minimal feedback (“nice vid James”). But the way some people are is if they DON’T like it, they’ll let people know.. elaborately if possible.

        If James were to view the comments here and from that conclude that everyone hates his new stuff and think “WOW I need to take this into an ENTIRELY different direction”, he’d then forget to take the unheard (and likely positive) majority of his public, into consideration.

        Sure, if I were James I’d listen to my audience too and take constructive feedback into consideration and try constantly to improve the content I create. But hopefully James knows better than to be misled by a few pushy, overly negative whiny bitches like “apanted”.

      • rvIceBreaker

        January 19, 2012 at 4:21 pm


        That’s the dilemma of appealing to your whole userbase.

        You can improve in certain areas, to make everyone as happy as possible, or you can shun the minority (which sounds like a dick move, but you have to think of it from a business perspective).

        Eventually you realize that no matter what you do, there’ll be someone who dislikes your content, and someone who does.

        The only thing that matters is if people like it more than hate it. It sounds like being a dick, but you can’t appeal to everyone.

        I’m sure James has realized this, thus why most, if not all of his videos appeal to the larger masses.

        Deadly Danger Dungeon (on youtube) has 8,490 likes, over 199 dislikes.

        Right now his numbers are 97.7% appeal over 2.3% disapproval, nothing to change his entire direction about.

        Whether he chooses to do something about it is his call, the numbers are small enough to ignore it or improve for the sake of peace throughout the lands.

        He’s made it this far, so i assume he knows this kind of thing.

      • Msscrd

        January 19, 2012 at 4:38 pm

        @[email protected] Which is why I think its annoying, pointless and rude that “apanted” had to rant the way he did. But whatever, he’s probly trolling anyway.

      • Cyberxion

        January 31, 2012 at 2:54 am

        @rvIceBreaker @Msscrd It’s not as easy as all that, though. While his viewers are certainly entitled to offer him creative criticism, James has to take into account his larger fan-base. A small sampling of people from an already small number of his overall worldwide fanbase doesn’t really paint a very clear picture of what he should or shouldn’t do. As Msscrd said, there are probably a vastly greater number of his fans who don’t ever comment than do. Out of that comparatively low number, a smaller percentage of them have problems with his videos, and fewer still ever bother to offer him anything in the way of genuine creative criticism. A good deal of it is from people who feel like James owes them what they want, delivered in the exact manner they feel entitled to exactly when they want it, and there’s nothing constructive that James can take from that. It’s just entitled whining, and it serves nobody. Simply put, even if it was all creative criticism, if what James is doing appears to work for the majority of his viewers, then there’s a greater risk involved in changing things up all for the sake of that small handful of people than there is in continuing to do it. He may lose those few viewers, but that’s the risk you always take as an entertainer. You can’t please everyone all the time, so you gotta just accept that and do the best you can. The sooner that folks on the receiving end realize that, the better off we’ll all be. None of that is to say that people shouldn’t offer him creative criticism, but that as long as they continue to be in the minority, they shouldn’t shit themselves if James doesn’t change things up to suit them. It’s unreasonable to expect it, and most importantly, it aint ever gonna happen.

        In your case, this is something you appear to understand judging by your later comment, so I’m not sure why you called Msscrd a retard. The dude is saying that James doesn’t have a responsibility to satisfy the minority. That’s kind of right…

      • rvIceBreaker

        January 31, 2012 at 5:34 am

        @Cyberxion @Msscrd

        The decision to pay attention to this sort of thing should come from numbers.

        Even sometimes, both parties can be satisfied by the same changes.

        To say James shouldn’t change things with his products, is like living in a bubble.

        ‘I am james. I am god. Because i say so. My movies are so great. Everybody loves them.’

        That decision comes down to what the viewers want.

        What i’m saying:

        -‘Should we become less about fucking around?’

        -‘What percentage of users want us to?’

        This could lead to wider appeal among the user base, and possibly increasing the user base.

        What he’s saying:

        -‘Should we become less about fucking around?’

        -‘Why? I don’t owe them anything.’

        This’ll more likely lead to general dislike of his personality and actions, thus losing users.

        ♫ Which one of these things just doesn’t belong here! ♪

        And i didn’t call him a retard. I called his idea retarded.

  • Msscrd

    January 18, 2012 at 5:54 am

    Nice vid, James! Bootsie’s the best hahaha, what a character.

  • Big McLargehuge

    January 19, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    @MotherFucker Mike I think the majority of us enjoyed the video. I thought it was a really funny video. I think people who didn’t like it are just expecting a funny “review” and not a funny little narrative video.

    I do find it hilarious, though… some of these people get really angry over it and offer lengthy tirades about why, specifically, they didn’t like it.

    I think there’s a major difference between offering an opinion (even negative ones) and just being whiny little bitches.

  • rvIceBreaker

    January 19, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    @MotherFucker Mike

    For the record, i enjoyed this video, like most of the videos on cinemassacre.

  • CraftyAndy

    January 23, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    Yeah this is the worst out of the bunch, and I did find them all entertaining aside from this one, but it is “splat” I can’t even come up with a good skit to do around this thing even if I wanted to outside of setting this thing on fire. At least you tried with a dozen other projects in the works, just better luck next time I guess. I enjoy the work done on this site that’s why I continue to watch as much as I have time for.

  • CraftyAndy

    January 23, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    Yeah this is the worst out of the bunch, and I did find them all entertaining aside from this one, but it is “splat” I can’t even come up with a good skit to do around this thing even if I wanted to outside of setting this thing on fire. At least you tried with a dozen other projects in the works, just better luck next time I guess. I enjoy the work done on this site that’s why I continue to watch as much as I have time for.

  • talk2nite

    January 24, 2012 at 11:16 am

    I kinda like the suggestive nature of the ending, I can imagine some bad stuff 🙂

  • Harvest

    January 27, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    I love Bad Luck Bootsie. I hear he fucked a frog once. Not every video can be a huge winner, but I think, overall, there are a lot of good videos, and Mike and Bootsie do a fine job. apanted is just internet angry, and hey, that’s okay. Some people don’t have anything else in their life.

    • apanted

      January 29, 2012 at 2:55 pm

      @Harvest Okay honestly, this is beyond me, why cant I supply critique, without being judged as some pre-pubertal jumping up and down in rage?

      “anything else in their life.”

      Why do you feel you need to belittle me, instead of actually coming with good answers to my arguments?

      Trust me, I am not the least angry, I am just fucking perplexed to why you respond the way you do, with no substance whatsoever, other than generic internet insults.

      Is it really that hard to come up with counter arguments instead of trying to diminish the character of a person you’ve never even met? Are you really that stupid?

  • StormMann

    January 28, 2012 at 5:54 am

    okay to all who are having a war with each other about how great or bad his videos are please dont wirte a whole fucking book on it because thats not going to get you anywhere besides what it is going to do is start a meaningless fight on the internet i am not picking sides but you guys need to knock it the fuck off other then that i do like the video it could of used more work here and there but i think there were not many ideas to use for a game that simple….now if people could like only type a limit of 8 lines for comments i bet there would not be such a waste of space.

    • TasosSaroglou

      January 28, 2012 at 5:23 pm

      @StormMann If its easy lets see how great they will do that those guys!

  • Keith_C

    January 28, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    Pause it at 3:55.

    • nickthegreat

      February 4, 2012 at 11:44 am

      @Keith_C yuck!!!!!!

    • pogopopex4

      February 9, 2012 at 2:39 pm

      @Keith_C +1 internets

  • GryphinRichard

    February 3, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    remember playdoh fun to play with not to eat

  • CandiceYaacobi

    February 10, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    James, you made my day with this episode of Board James! I LOVED Grape Escape and Splat! Now you need to do one on Snardvark and my life would be complete. Keep up the great work!

  • Rantsu

    February 10, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    Mike’s face at 3:33 😀

  • DavidDupont

    February 22, 2012 at 9:29 am

    at 0:44 you can see bad luck bootsy starts too early performing “armpits” 🙂

  • schloss_ritter

    February 27, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    Splat!? Might as well have called the game “Hershey Squirts”

  • Kaleidoscopic God

    February 28, 2012 at 1:22 am

    ThunderCats cap! 😀

  • hankforeman91

    March 3, 2012 at 11:24 am

    Have you noticed that Bad Luck Bootsy is wearing a Toronto Blue Jays baseball cap in this video? Is he really a Blue Jays fan, or not? I have a few friends (and an enemy) who live in Toronto. One of them told me that she has seen the Nerd, but is more of a Nostalgia Critic fan than an AVGN fan.

  • penpaninu

    March 16, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Funny! hey, quit eating the playdoh!

  • the_pieman

    March 24, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    …guilty pleasure time… I LOVED the taste of Play-Doh!!

  • TomBrannan

    March 30, 2012 at 8:34 pm


  • garrettderose

    March 31, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    2:21 … oldest Splat trick in the book.

  • Noxios

    April 23, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    I looked it up and play doh isn’t poisonous, but it also it isn’t made for eating and even if it is if you eat enough of it you will be sick. i am only wondering that he really ate the play doh (Not enough to throw up off course)

  • venusdemilo

    June 8, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    i have this board game, is really awesome xD and the video its more awesome and funny xD

  • CinemaKirby14

    June 24, 2012 at 3:21 am

    It’s funny that Bad Luck Bootsy doesn’t listen to a word you say!

  • Hrethgir

    July 7, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    I love these videos because they are all of old board games I used to have growing up I just could never remember the names of most of them. The one major board game i DO remember the name of and playing ALOT as a kid was Dark Tower…the one with the electronic tower in the middle, they have a flash game of it now thats a near replica but I would like to see a video of somebody playing that nowadays, its just really hard to find with all the pieces I think it goes for a pretty penny on ebay if its in good condition with all the pieces included since people always lost all the pegs.

  • July 26, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    ya play doh smells awesome

  • imrr

    August 5, 2012 at 12:33 am

    What is the instrumental song at the very beginning of the video? Not the Splat! song.

    Also, I agree with the people who don’t think Bootsy is funny. It’s really obvious that he’s just acting like an over the top version of a very stupid person. The voice he uses also really bothers me.

    I really like the “Motherfucker Mike” character because he’s a cheating asshole but he’s not so over the top that it stops being funny. I would rather see more videos where he cheats against Board James than videos where Bootsy hurts himself. In fact, I wish all of Mike’s videos were in the persona of Motherfucker Mike.

  • frakballz

    November 11, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Someone should tell these ppl that Play-Doh is non-toxic and safe to eat. It is made for kids after all. XS

  • thatonenight

    November 18, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Bootsy is so god damn hilarious.

  • Kdogprime

    November 21, 2012 at 2:57 am

    I too had this game as a kid. Simple and highly enjoyable. Nothing was more frustrating than getting splatted near the finish line, but because you didn’t lose until someone else reached the end, you had no excuse to give up.

  • CINEregister

    November 28, 2012 at 12:28 am

    I am an AVGN fan and like the board game reviews in general, but…sorry, guy…this is not your best review, not even a good, funny one. The earlier reviews are much better examples of your work. Keep at it, but I’m a little surprised by the repetitive nature of this one. One SPLAT sound was fine, but all of them in succession made for a less-than-interesting experience. I get the gag at the end, but the repetition of it is similar to the ending of the movie Executive Decision: drawn out and laborious.

    Still, I like your work overall.

  • January 7, 2013 at 5:05 am

    Playdoh does smell awesome but I’m sure everyone that has tasted it has barfed.

  • Chris Risdal

    February 22, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    I remember picking these games up and losing the playdough all the time lol. either lose it or it dried out.

  • Marco Romero

    March 20, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    This was hilarious. Looks really fun to play too.

  • Jareski

    April 6, 2013 at 1:11 am

    Love the Blue Jays cap, Bootsy!

  • Kitaek Lim

    April 8, 2013 at 1:11 am

    it is quite amazing that Bootsy didn’t make accident while playing Grape Escape.

  • karel1

    April 19, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Have to say James, Bootsy’s really fucjin’ Hee-Haw-LARIOUS!

  • May 13, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    i feel sick 🙁

  • aiden cook

    May 18, 2013 at 10:07 am

    splat my face

  • MoronicChunk

    June 7, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    people throwing up makes me want to throw up lol

  • Wwbonzaiww

    June 13, 2013 at 6:58 am

    It kinda sounds like swag in the song

  • July 25, 2013 at 11:51 am

    i have this game factory sealed

  • August 5, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    lol so I guess this is a P.S.A. episode. If you eat the playdough we wont be able to play, grape escape, & SPLAT!

  • BladeRunner

    September 25, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    OMG can’t believe Bad Luck Bootys is back… awesome, his songs are very funny by the way. This is probably my favorite Board James so far, great stuff.

  • Allie Becroft

    October 5, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    I love the surprised faces that James and Mike make.

  • kevin mahey

    November 15, 2013 at 11:33 pm


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      November 15, 2013 at 11:34 pm


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        November 15, 2013 at 11:35 pm


  • Jef De Bock

    December 19, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    I hate it that i don’t live in America 🙁 We in Belgium didn’t have those games when we where young…. Great video ! Keep up the amazing work!

  • rob wilson

    February 28, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Yea don’t move out of the way or nothing! LMAO You guys are nuts

  • Ryan Cleary

    June 11, 2014 at 10:54 am

    loved those games. The commercials were on every 2 fucking minutes.

  • Brian Goodman

    July 18, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    I want more Bootsy

  • The TRUE Royal SCP

    January 1, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    How much did he consume?!?!?

  • Don Skiver

    March 30, 2015 at 10:58 pm

    Oh Bootsy… You did an awesome job with the barfing and the silly noises people make. The weird mewling and mid sentence puke groan and panting…it was hilarious! Good job on this one!

  • jackson hill

    March 26, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    splat used to be so much fun! i had completely forgotten about it !

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