Board James: Shark Attack

James / November 19th, 2012

Board James finally returns again!

You can download the theme song cover by Bootsy here.


  • November 19, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    I totally remember this game! I love Board James! You should do more of these, they are so fun to watch.

  • November 19, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    I LOVE your Curly shirt Mike! Great episode guys!

  • Darkhusky88

    November 19, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    Wow totally thought something bad was going to happen to Bootsy.

    • Michael Lane

      October 18, 2013 at 9:31 pm

      gotta watch it to the end. 😉

      • thomas weiner

        April 12, 2014 at 12:24 am

        lol yeah

  • November 19, 2012 at 7:04 pm


    Watch after the credits…

  • November 19, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    I noticed you reference monkey cheeze. :Easy peasy monkey cheezy” haha, I hope there’s another monkey cheeze.

  • meamironman

    November 19, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    (slaps forehead)…

  • November 19, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Nice touch at the end. haha, I noticed Board James is kind of blending in with the AVGN’s persona. What would happen if the AVGN, Board James, and the Bullshit man all met up?

    • speccyboy

      April 17, 2013 at 9:04 am

      I think the World would probably blow up from excessive nerdiness. 🙂

  • jaysonb

    November 19, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Holy Shit! This is incredible. I love the Nerd and all the other cinemassacre stuff, but Board James is my favorite! This is such a great episode. I’m really happy there’s a new one.

    These old games look great on camera.

  • Phoenix7786

    November 19, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Welcome back Board James! We’ve missed you!

  • uberrainman

    November 19, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Board James rules! Awesome video. Nice AVGN type outbreak there at the end, haha.

  • ScaryManiac

    November 19, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Holy shit! He just turned into the AVGN

  • strider

    November 19, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Well…not too funny . In fact, it doesn’t look like a board james episode. That bootsy very annoying

  • benjamima08

    November 19, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    LOVE the Primus reference! “ABCDEFGH I’ve got a gal from Kalamazoo”

    • April 23, 2015 at 12:12 pm

      Gotta love the guy who thinks all references are made only to stuff from HIS lifetime.
      “(I’ve Got a Gal in) Kalamazoo” is a #1 popular song recorded by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra in 1942 (wikipedia)

  • November 19, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Yes! I love it. MotherFucker Mike was on his A game- love the “la-coo-carocha”!!!

  • November 19, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    These videos have become so conflicting to watch. I love the fun spin on playing board games, I love the way Mike cheats and the back and forth between Mike and James that happens because of it. But I hate Bootsy. He’s not funny, his songs range from mediocre to terrible, and the jokes about his persona just keep getting worse and worse.

  • Snejku

    November 19, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    wow… james got really pissed.

  • siryuke

    November 19, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Bad Luck Bootsy is what we call a gay fish…

  • Leo

    November 19, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Mike’s blinking expression at the end was PRICELESS. XD Great job guys, I really like this series!

  • jdshald

    November 19, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    kind of a silly episode. but the ending was how some board games ended when I was younger. one of the kids would get upset and go home because he lost or didn’t think it was fair.

    and the bad luck bootsy guy was more of a wierdo then funny. at least he just cuddled up with the shark rather than ya… the dolphin thing was a bit wierd. haha

  • November 19, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    He likes fish sticks.

  • piratinflas

    November 19, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    The last scene made me laugh a lot. LOL

  • Johnthegamer

    November 19, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    He going to take you back to the past, to play all the shitty board games that suck ass, it’s the angry board game nerd!

  • Mariwa

    November 19, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    jajaj this was hilarious

  • Le Denominator

    November 19, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    I love board james! This was the funniest one yet (don’t mind all the negative comments people are never satisfied).

    I feel like Board James is the avgn as a kid, or at least they must be related somehow. It would be awesome to see a crossover between these two characters. =D

  • RaggleFraggle

    November 19, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    Finally, Board James returns! Great episode, the scene after the credits was really good, especially the hook.

    This may just be a coincidence, but are the characters of board james (Mike, Bad Luck Bootsy, and James) supposed to be adults who act like a group of kids playing a game? You got the cheater (mike), the creepy kid who wants to play, but no one else wants him to, but he gets to play anyways (Bootsy), and the kid who gets angry at everyone (James). The part where Mike and James started talking about the rumors they heard about Bootsy really sounded like kids who would talk about ridiculous gossip on some other kid.

    Anyways, great episode!

  • AFX

    November 19, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    good fucking god this was so epic and hilarious

  • JayRam

    November 19, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    Between this shark and Mr. Bucket, board game mascots sure do like the cock.

    Awesome episode, guys.

  • cloudymusic

    November 19, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    New Board James? Featuring Bootsy? Day made. Hell, month made.

  • Trev

    November 19, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    yes. Yes. YES!!!!! Phenomenal. Made my week; god I love this series. Just watched it three times in a row; still pissing myself laughing. Bootsy knocked it out of the park with his music once again as well.

  • GalloogaJoe

    November 20, 2012 at 12:39 am

    Haha yes! I used to love this game. I’m pretty sure it’s still burried in my old bedroom at my Grandma’s house somewhere. I need to go get that shit one of these days.

  • culwin

    November 20, 2012 at 1:02 am

    Bad Luck Bootsy needs his own series

  • Daikun

    November 20, 2012 at 2:28 am

    Have you guys played Shark Attack Bowling?

  • fcabanski

    November 20, 2012 at 4:20 am

    Bootsy is the best thing going.

  • Iron65

    November 20, 2012 at 4:32 am

    Motherfucker mikey you pissed board james ass off!

  • Stefanoragnopazzo

    November 20, 2012 at 6:39 am

    At the start you reminded me of Love Boat, and from there i never stopped having a grin until the very end of the video.

    These are hilarious.

    When are you and motherfucking mike is just amazing and bootsy has to be there little times because at this rate he’s gonna die soon. xDDDDD

  • ama91744

    November 20, 2012 at 7:46 am

    Am I the only one having trouble with the load time with these SpringBoard videos? A 5 minute video takes about 15-17 minutes to watch…

  • GenesisHell

    November 20, 2012 at 8:31 am

    DAMN, he never even gets that pissed in his ANGRY video game nerd reviews. We need more of that in AVGN videos.

  • eightytwo

    November 20, 2012 at 8:32 am

    I wish James would yell like this more. It was frightening and nearly seemed real. Show us your super-human frustration, James. You lunatic.

  • Sonic

    November 20, 2012 at 9:22 am

    Lmfao that was hilarious.

  • eightytwo

    November 20, 2012 at 9:45 am

    oh, hey, uh, James. What did you think of Looper?

  • November 20, 2012 at 10:45 am

    Hahaha, shit, you guys really needs some mental help:D
    Laughed so hard to this one : )
    James, your kid/kids are gonna have a blast at your videos when they grow up, wished you could adopt me but i,m a little too old : D
    I wish you the best!
    When is the Board James Soundtrack comin out?

  • Ren

    November 20, 2012 at 11:41 am

    i found it really boring 🙁
    who is that third guy? he wasnt funny at all, well….my opinion
    still love James and Mike

  • PigmonkeY

    November 20, 2012 at 11:43 am

    Obscure fact: Bad Luck Bootsy quotes a Primus song off the Brown Album when he busts through the door.

  • November 20, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    I love the new character! This Board James video was awesome!

  • waveflux

    November 20, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    oh wow that was TERRIBLE! Bootsy needs to get the AXE! Very sub-par, and I’m a huge fan of board james

  • fanboyfilms

    November 20, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    I’m torn. The character of Bad Luck Bootsy is so well realized, so well acted and written, but since he arrived the other characters don’t have as much to do. Plus the episodes are too skit-heavy. In the AVGN episodes the skit is usually inspired by the game, and the game review comes first. In Board James, they seem to focus not on good or bad games but merely the games with the simplest mechanics so they don’t have to spend time explaining them and can spend the most time on the skit. The games are incidental to the story. These three characters could be sitting around the table having dinner and the episode would be exactly the same. Which wouldn’t necessarily be a bad thing, but I do miss the more fully realized game reviews of the early episodes.

  • November 20, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    See now THAT’s a thoughtful comment and very true.

    Personally, I enjoyed making the episode a lot and couldn’t stop laughing at Bootsy’s improvs, but I might have to take another long break from Board James to come up with something fresh and new.

    • LJNGameDesigner

      March 10, 2013 at 8:48 pm

      Why can’t Board James be a combo of character skits and explanation of the game? Personally, I love the Board James vids as much as the AVGN ones.

      BTW, if the next DVD release is kind of thin due to the lack of AVGN episodes this year, why not fill in the space with Board James videos? I’d definitely buy it and I’m sure I’m not alone.

    • karel1

      April 19, 2013 at 8:28 pm

      I hope you don’t. I really like this series, and the characters. If you want to make it a little more complex, that’s fine, have episodes where Bootsy isn’t in them. That way, you can focus on more difficult games. More people than not like the episodes with Bootsy, but as fanboyfilms pointed out, it might not be a bad thing if you went back to “basics” every now and then.

  • Stick

    November 20, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    Hilarious. Disturbing, but hilarious. Nice one.

  • joliet_jane

    November 20, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    Another board james! Today’s a good day.

    Shark Attack is one of those games I wanted as a kid but didn’t get. I guess I was fine without it.

  • Jel-K

    November 20, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    Very funny episode and excellent new character !

  • ZidaneTribal

    November 20, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Good to see Mike using is motherfucker title. I thought he abounded it.

  • marc_lawson

    November 20, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    That was really funny! I love the fit at the end. I would have thrown in the One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest Christopher Lloyd line:

    “Play the game!”
    “I’m trying to ignore you, see”
    “Play the game”
    “You take your hands off me you son of a bitch!”

    Or the Jack Nicholson line:
    “Do you guys want play cards or do you want to fuckin’ jerk-off!?”

  • Eidako

    November 20, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    I checked the printed instructions (found online) and there are no rules preventing the player in the lead from holding on to the dice. Worse, there are two variations of the rules; in the main one, only the oldest player rolls. What a broken game. All of the creative effort went into the ad campaign, and the actual product was made as an afterthought.

  • Squall85

    November 20, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    This bad luck bootsy character is most annoying rather than amusing… I don’t like him.

  • theandyman85

    November 20, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    I remember playing the crap out of this game as a kid.

    Also, for some reason the one thing that stood out for me was noticing the Criterion Collection bluray of House in the background. Love the crap out of that weird movie.

  • IbanezJFS

    November 20, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Do 13 Dead End Drive.

  • adenton7

    November 20, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    LOL I loved everything about this episode. I did not like bad luck bootsy before this one. He was hilarious this time. great job keep up the great work. I cannot wait for whatever comes next.

  • Eltanin

    November 20, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Hilarious episode! Just made my day.

  • stauken

    November 20, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    I think the fact that theres only 61 comments so far and only a handful suggest getting rid of Bootsy is an indication that he’s not really nearly as bad as the dissenters think. I’m personally not a huge fan, but I don’t think he detracts from the series in any way by his addition. Maybe though, there does kind of need to be a ‘motherfucker’ role filled since we’ve now seen Mike a lot more and know he’s not really that bad 😉 Bootsy is currently doing this, so there is that.

  • Lou1148

    November 20, 2012 at 4:27 pm


  • BraveSirBevier

    November 20, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    dysfunctional gaming group? reminds me of my D&D group…

  • Riknight36

    November 20, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    I love Bootsy, and his songs. I know it’s simple, but are you ever going to do Chutes and Ladders? That’s the first time I ever said, “Fuck!” I was playing with my dad and kicking his ass so badly, and then I rolled and landed on the giant slide at the top that sends you all the way back down to the bottom. I dropped my first F-bomb , and I was only like, seven. I couldn’t play that game ever again with my dad after that. lol.

  • smips

    November 20, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Really great episode. I’ve really enjoyed the Board James episodes, but I feel like this one really pushed it to a new level. Great work!

  • LordJason1986

    November 20, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    OMG! I had this board game when I was a kid. it’s been a very long time since I have ever laid eyes on this item without looking at the old nostalgic commercial for it. there was also a 2nd product called shark bowling. awesome job as always james , and thank you for exploring something I also enjoyed when I was a kid. maybe sometime in the distant future you would look into other nostalgic toys like the Talkboy or toys based on cartoon series like Mighty Max or Street Sharks.

  • disrupture

    November 20, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Excellent episode, I just loooove Bad Luck Bootsie ! Fuck the haters.

  • juancho-kun8

    November 20, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    hey james you can make a video of the zelda board game

  • LordJason1986

    November 20, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    here’s an idea James. since you are a fan of the video game Doom , one future Board James video should be Doom 3 The Board Game. other Board James reviews based on nostalgic board games ideas I have would be Simon , Thin Ice , Dont Wake Daddy , Perfection , Kerplunk , Operation , Battleship , Sorry , Mall Madness , Clue , Trouble , Jumpin’ Monkeys , & Topple.

  • Volsung

    November 20, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    I heard he fucked a fish! No, it was just bass to mouth!

  • goldenbane

    November 20, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    LOVE James and Mike not being able to stay in character while Bootsy does the fishing finger gag! That was hilarious! Personally, I don’t think Bootsy is that bad and like seeing him on occasion. Looking forward to more Board James, as always!

  • November 20, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    James you sould make a haloween review with ghost castle man!

  • mbtthew

    November 20, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Bootsy is so funny! He needs to be in an episode of AVGN!

    Let’s G-O go Go GO!

  • thecorduroysuit

    November 20, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    I spotted Nobuhiko Ôbayashi’s “Hausu” on the shelf behind Mike’s head at 1:03. Nice!

  • Magnum66

    November 20, 2012 at 9:10 pm


    I laughed so fucking hard at Jame’s raging at the end, best part of the video, fucking hilarious. Glad to see board james back, love it.

  • November 20, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    That was hilarious!!!

  • alexmustang692012

    November 20, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    james is fucking awesome

  • William T. Riker

    November 20, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Ferengi Bullshit….

  • funwithpun

    November 20, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    This episode was simply great. You have really taken it to a new level. The song, the characters, the jokes, the artwork in the beginning, it was the best Board James so far.

    However I don’t agree with the commentators who want to get rid of Bootsy. Please keep him. I think his role is very important. It will be interesting to see how much of him that remains, after all injuries, after a couple of years.

    Good work !!!!!!!!!

  • Yamazon3

    November 20, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Loved the ranting at the end. One of the best James moments ever! I also think that it really showcased that James can actually act pretty dang well.
    I hate to bring a criticism to the table, but I do want to address the volume fluctuation during the rant. I know that James was just trying to level the audio so that he wouldn’t kill off his headphone using viewers, but it was a bit overkill this time. The last yell is way to quiet. It just sort of took me out of what I’ll say absolutely one of the best James rants in a while.
    Other than that, this was a fantastic episode. I love Board James!

  • Karoomay

    November 21, 2012 at 12:52 am

    Oh wow, Board James was raging more than the Nerd! Now this the type of rage and anger that needs to come back to the more recent Nerd episodes, because I’ve felt James hasn’t been putting enough rage on the Nerd character lately.

  • beavischrist

    November 21, 2012 at 1:12 am

    I love how you seem to review the exact games I also owned as a kid.

    This fucker was pretty boring and simplistic as a game, but watching your videos makes me want to bust it out anyway. I love that atmosphere you create that makes you want to find your nerdiest, most childlike friend, have both of you put on your jammies and play one of these 3D animatronic board games.

    I think people who hate Bootsy don’t really get what he’s there for. Remember how when you were a kid you usually played board games with your best friend, and somehow, especially at kid parties, there’d always be some complete dicklord kid around who joins in, has no regard for the rules of the game, and fucks it all up? That’s who Bootsy’s supposed to be.

  • Aaron1375

    November 21, 2012 at 3:10 am

    Motherfucker Mike quickly showed the fatal flaw of that game.

  • Josee

    November 21, 2012 at 4:03 am

    Yeah, Bootsy kinda made me cringe. I liked and laughed at the dolphin fucker part, but when he started coming onto the shark it felt over-played, and just got worse.

  • honkytonk

    November 21, 2012 at 6:29 am

    that was the worst board james episode I’ve seen so far and I think I’ve seen them all. The “comedy” felt so forced and the acting was really bad… maybe you should reshoot more often.
    It seems like you all had your fun with this episode, but it takes away from the “comedy” when you always see the actors trying not to laugh, but like I mentioned before there wasn’t much to take away to begin with.

  • November 21, 2012 at 7:30 am

    I don’t know why the reaction to Bootsy is so mixed. I think he’s hilarious. His songs are great as well (I love the Donut Disaster song). I think many people are looking for more of a “review” of board games. Maybe its because the actual board game takes a back seat to the character interaction.

    I personally like the dynamic of the three of you: James is the guy who takes the games seriously. Mike is the Mother-fucking cheater, and Bootsy is the creepy kid you can’t stand. Who can’t relate to that.

    Anyway, I hope we see some more Board James (and Bootsy) in the near future.

  • zengie

    November 21, 2012 at 7:32 am

    Great painting Mike!

  • jingorot

    November 21, 2012 at 7:52 am

    holy shit, man.

    this is my first comment here, but i’ve gotta say this.

    that was really, really funny.
    and you should not get rid of the creepy guy. your and mike’s reactions to him, as well as james’ breakdown at the end, were the best parts of this.

    keep it up man.
    the funny if strong with you.

  • Peron

    November 21, 2012 at 8:17 am

    These 3 fellas together are the best

  • IndieLEDS

    November 21, 2012 at 8:28 am

  • November 21, 2012 at 8:43 am

    Look, they put already three fish on the board, before Bootsy joined in… xD

  • November 21, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Pay no attention to the criticism being flung at this episode. Anyone that doesn’t like this, just doesn’t get it.

    This episode of board james has great editing, writing, comedic timing and music. This is what consistently puts cinemassacre productions ahead of other online series. The comedic timing when their talking about the fish, and then it shows the picture of the fish, is hilarious.

    Also, bad luck Bootsy is damn hilarious. The chemistry between the three characters in board james is comedic genius, keep at it.

    As usual those who don’t like the episode are the ones commenting, and those who do are staying silent. It’s like the people who watch avgn and get pan it for not being angry enough. Fools.

  • marc_lawson

    November 21, 2012 at 10:26 am

    I love Bootsy. That guy has got edgy wit and timing. He’s like a cheerfully filthy cartoon character and the musical tone in his speaking voice cracks me the fuck up.

  • Kiminara

    November 21, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    i totally forgot i had this game as a child!! EEK 😀 😀

  • Turbo Onion

    November 21, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Mike! Is that Tony Halme in your shirt?!? (AKa Ludvig Borga in WWF)

  • sdbrown84

    November 21, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    I remember watching the commercials for this game when I was a kid. I knew even then all you had to do was get one space ahead and just hold onto the dice. Not exactly D&G complexity there…

  • Magnus32X

    November 21, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    The title card was one of the best yet, killed myself laughing. Once again, Mike and James did a great job, but I don’t really like Bootsy. It was better seeing James try and play against the hilariously cheap Mike, the old episodes were great. I feel that Bootsy adds nothing, and just isn’t funny. But once again, nice job.

  • Keydsimon

    November 21, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    I FUCKING love bootsy. I think he’s the funniest character in this series.

    Also, is board james family with the nerd ? They seem to suffer from the same anger management problems !

  • Firx

    November 22, 2012 at 12:45 am

    Kickass Board James, as usual! Spankins haters can all go moogle a phat wang.

  • DTysonator

    November 22, 2012 at 2:06 am

    Hahaha I remember seeing the commercial for this game back in the day, but I never did buy it oddly enough, even though I was a huge fan of sharks at the time (thanks to the Jaws movies) :).

    Guess I’m glad that “this shark is a Canadian”, being from Toronto and all, but if that implies that Canadians like to bite on dicks at the end of the day, then I’ll take that back! 🙂

  • RetroMusicBox

    November 22, 2012 at 3:35 am

    I love Board James! These videos always remind me of the fun games I had as a child 🙂 I think I still may have a lot of them in storage. I’d love to go through them all again. I know I definitely had Shark Attack!

    ♪♪♪ Check out my youtube channel if you are into retro video game music! ♪♪♪

  • cidtheninja

    November 22, 2012 at 5:31 am

    Board James: RATTLE ME BONES
    do it.

  • Xen11

    November 22, 2012 at 7:03 am

    I’m sorry, but this really fucking sucked. I’ve never complained on here before. I love pretty much everything James has done. Shit pickle I don’t get, it’s not funny. There were a couple of funny shit pickle bits, but its my least liked of everything James does.

    I really like Board James, but this was just really bad.

    I love you, James. I’m just giving helpful criticism. I can’t let this go unsaid.

    That third wheel character with the mustache was absolutely horrible. The only good thing in this bit was your rant at the end.

    This has to be the worst thing you’ve ever done, in my opinion.

  • imrr

    November 22, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Xen11 took the words right out of my mouth. I absolutely hate Bootsy and the music he makes for these episodes. Please go back to making episodes like “Weapons and Warriors” where you play and comment on more complex games. Where Mike cheats and complains like the Motherfucker he’s suppose to be.

    I love Cinemassacre but take this constructive criticism seriously.

    Xen11 writes:
    “I’m sorry, but this really fucking sucked. I’ve never complained on here before. I love pretty much everything James has done. Shit pickle I don’t get, it’s not funny. There were a couple of funny shit pickle bits, but its my least liked of everything James does.

    I really like Board James, but this was just really bad.

    I love you, James. I’m just giving helpful criticism. I can’t let this go unsaid.

    That third wheel character with the mustache was absolutely horrible. The only good thing in this bit was your rant at the end.

    This has to be the worst thing you’ve ever done, in my opinion.”

  • pyroman512

    November 22, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    bad luck bootsy is sooo akward.. He is like that kid that lives across the street that no one wants to hang out with, but when that’s all that is available you don’t have a choice.. I feel like james yelling at the end was a long time coming.. i was dead silent

  • psyonikx

    November 22, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    Sorry dude, but that is the worse episode you’ve ever done. Bootsys character sucked, and doesn’t fit in with you and Mike. I can tell this episode was rushed. Keep it to just you and Mike, and you’ll be fine.

  • rush86

    November 23, 2012 at 12:13 am

    lol ive been waiting for another episode of board james. Wat a great episode. Keep them coming

  • Yamazon3

    November 23, 2012 at 1:48 am

    Hi James,
    I know I already commented, but after reading some of the comments, I have to say that I love the Bootsy character. I like the music, and I’m always just waiting for the injury to happen.
    Please ignore the haters. Board James is a great series, and I love all of the episodes. Keep em coming. Great job!

  • N64Ever

    November 23, 2012 at 7:16 am

    Ahh you know I find it funny when user’s complain about how when James doesn’t make a video for a long time, then when he finally does everyone Is like “what the hell this sucks compared to your other videos”. I just feel like well what do you freaking expect, James is getting his AVGN movie ready for theaters right now he doesn’t really have alot of time to work on videos so it’s either 1. have a new video that isn’t really that great. or 2. Don’t have any new videos so he can actually work/prepare for a good one.

  • Steveee

    November 23, 2012 at 10:13 am

    Yayyyyy MotherFucker Mike is back!

  • Steveee

    November 23, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Not that he was ever gone, but at least they’re addressing his name now.

  • 8void8

    November 23, 2012 at 10:41 am

    LOL awesome episode guys, btw i love your shirt Mike

  • natedog

    November 23, 2012 at 11:07 am

    good stuff, when are you guys gonna do monopoly, that would be epic, you could have everyone die at the end.

  • Dan021

    November 23, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    This episode was great!

    I can understand why some didnt love it but I think it’s because they watch it with a closed mind.

    Things that I loved on this one,

    The wacky faces every now and then,
    the song was good,
    the Q-Bert cap LOL
    the part where Bootsy is trying to seduce the shark with Wine XD
    and the mega ranting at the end.

    I do have to say that while you sometimes need more players on this series, but Bootsy is so akward that it makes us feel uneasy or bad. If this is your goal, I’m pretty sure it is, then you guys succeed!

    Great stuff like always! Thanks guys!

  • frostare

    November 23, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Please never get rid of Bad Luck Bootsy. The episodes he’s in have so many fucking awkward moments it’s what makes them fun to watch. I also enjoy the episodes where it’s just you and Mike as they are really creative but I don’t see why not just balance them.

  • dsmattj

    November 23, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    This video was hilarious. Great job on the video James, Mike, and Bootsy.

  • Cycomike

    November 23, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Primus reference 😀

  • Tiernay

    November 23, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Tottaly had that game as a kid

  • Bleh

    November 24, 2012 at 2:07 am

    I made this account just to show my support to Bootsy, James, and Mike. I LOVED this episode. I think Bootsy is a guy with a lot of a talent and a great humor, loved the music too. To the haters who don’t get the humor: go watch Ray William Johnson douchebags.


    November 24, 2012 at 3:12 pm


  • AlfredENoNewGames

    November 24, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    This video kind of strikes me as a single-facet character study, of sorts. It’s an exploration of the depth of each of their characters without really digging up too much new.

    Motherfucker Mike really doesn’t do anything too clever to cheat, like he does in the other videos, nor does he really have any lines that makes one laugh. He’s just kind of a dick, and gets yelled at. Lots of depth in that one aspect, but no breadth.

    Bad Luck Bootsy really doesn’t do anything that involves his trademark Bad Luck, nor does he do anything that humorous. He simply dresses creepily, acts creepy with the Shark Toy, and gives an uncharacteristic cursing out of Mike that seems to betray his normal mischievous yet good-natured and bumbling attitude. As much as BLB makes a mess of things, usually he also evokes a sympathy that as bad as he comes across, he’s actually a nice guy that’s trying to get along. This video? He may as well be BLB’s brother, Fishy-Fucking Bastard. Totally unlikeable.

    And Board James? I’m sorry to say, he really isn’t that funny in this one, especially given that most (if not nearly all) of his videos are intended for humor on some level. What does he do? He explores the game, gets creeped out with Mike over FFB, and gets frustrated, shouts, and leaves. This is something that is a part of his character, but to the exclusion of everything else.

    It’s sort of like when a TV or Movie comedian decides he wants to do serious and dramatic stuff, gets cast in a movie, and while he technically could be considered to be following his role, most of the people who are drawn to his name keep asking, “Is he going to say or do something funny soon?” Perhaps James is trying to ease us into a new art direction, involving things not intended primarily for humor, but something else.

    Or maybe he just had an off day, and did something simple that didn’t work out. It doesn’t reduce the quality of his other videos, and he can try again next time.

  • davistator63

    November 25, 2012 at 12:13 am

    When will Board James get a board game that’s Mother-Fucker Mike proof?

  • puff447

    November 25, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    I thought this was HAH-LAHRIOUS. Bad Luck Bootsy is the best character. I don’t get why people are hating on him in the comments, I find he completes a hilarious trio.

  • ravinspawn

    November 25, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    hahahaha wow, yeah i had this as kid uest to do what mike was doin. it pisses the fuck out of pepole

  • November 27, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Dude board james kicks ass, idc what other people say there a bunch a cock a doodle butt kissers. james keep rockin that shit maaaann

  • DieJay

    November 29, 2012 at 1:52 am

    Bootsy’s dolphin better had been stuffed!… oh wait no, I didn’t mean it like that! D=

  • CinemaKirby14

    November 29, 2012 at 10:25 am

    Nice to see the return of Board James!

  • November 29, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Board James is so fuckn’ awesome
    Love the random Bad Luck bootsy outbursts “fuck you, you mother fucking peice of shit!”
    James: 😮 Mike: 😮

  • Dolly Dagger

    November 30, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    I have to go with the majority here: I don’t care for (and have never cared for) the character of Bad Luck Bootsy.

    I’m sure the guy who plays him is nice and everything, but I really can’t stand the character–which I understand is the whole point of Bootsy, but I really feel like the episodes of Board James that feature him become less about playing the game and more about what stupid thing he’s going to say/do/injure next.

    I get that there are some reviews that won’t focus a lot on the game because it’s a kid’s game and there’s not much to it: Mr. Bucket barely focused on the game at all, and it was hilarious. But it was well-planned, excellently executed, and the interplay between James and Mike was great. When Bootsy shows up, he takes over.

    I don’t even think it would be as bad if there were a fourth character to sort of balance him out–a lot of the games you play are four-player games, anyway…maybe get Kevin Finn (who I think is freaking hilarious) to be the fourth in the gaming group?

    Just my thoughts on the subject.

  • truufinator

    December 2, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    We need more Bad Luck Bootsie. He is a great add-on character which I can see people beginning to love. Hell, you could have a spin-off eventually of him doing weird shit. You never know what he’s gonna do next.

  • manguy777

    December 2, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    I had this game when I was a kid. I mostly used the shark to torture the fish in our aquarium.

  • AVGN1234

    December 3, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    I LOVE THIS GAME!!!! there is a new version of this game, but this time it’s called shark chase.

  • AVGN1234

    December 3, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    also this game kicks ASS!!! Which means brilliant

  • You Only Live Thrice

    December 3, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    ppl complaining about Bootsy?? what is wrong with you ppl 🙁

  • Digger318

    December 4, 2012 at 12:27 pm


  • LicaWolf

    December 4, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    Finally! new Board James!

    People dissing on Bootsy, well… My favorite episodes are the ones with Board James alone- Key to the Kingdom being my favorite-but still I think Bootsy is funny… anyway about the episode:

    I swear Bootsy gets weirder and weirder with each episode, I never know what to expect of him (fucking fishes? Bootsy wtf? xD) and Board James cracking at the end lol poor guy, he just wanted to play a game 😛

  • JackBurton

    December 5, 2012 at 8:09 am

    This is one of the funniest things i’ve ever seen. I can relate to every character here. I’ve been the guy that grew frustrated with his friends refusal to simply play the damn game. I’m usually mike, finding some way to scam and cheat, not cuz i care about winning, but just cuz it’s funny and a real kick to see if i can get away with it. And I def have been that absurd jackass, bored with the game being played and acting out like a fool as a result.

    Beyond that though, this was really funny. The way they all play off eachother is perfect. The end rant is one of james all time greatest. Bootsy is like a cartoon character come to life, just fantastic. Truly gutbusting stuff here, fantastic.

    The naysayers should settle down and grow a better sense of humor. Board James yet again fails to dissapoint.

  • VariXx

    December 5, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    I had a nightmare as a kid once that I was a plastic fish and that shark chased me around the ocean.

    I think everyone had one of those three types of friends. Okay maybe not the sea creature raping kind but close enough for the weird kid.

  • StarvinMarvin

    December 9, 2012 at 8:02 am

    I love Bad Luck Bootsy! Kevin Finn is hilarious! I must have watched this video 20 times so far! By far, in my opinion, this is the best Board James video yet. I would actually like to see Bootsy in even more videos and even AVGN videos if you were to consider it. Thanks for tanking the time to make such wonderful content.

  • Kipper984x

    December 9, 2012 at 10:53 am

    Bad Luck Bootsy is amazing and hilarious! I must have repeated the armpit fart scene from the splat episode 100 times, it never gets old. I rewatch every episode he is in multiple times. Please keep him in all future Board James episodes!!

  • dktje

    December 17, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    Best episode ever! who ever says that Bad Luck Bootsy is really funny in this one. Hope to see more of him too!

  • mychael

    December 31, 2012 at 8:03 am

    What a great reference to any person’s childhood! You start a game with friends, and halfway through, your friends do anything, but play the game, and it pisses you off!

  • Gunflyer

    January 1, 2013 at 3:38 am

    The anger level in this video was so over the top great it made me split my sides. Damn! I don’t think even the AVGN has ever been THAT damn angry! Kudos!

  • January 2, 2013 at 11:30 am

    Oh men, bad luck bootsy is just like a friend of mine, doesn’t listen a damn thing of what I say!

  • K6CTX

    January 2, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    Is that a poster on the door with Bootsy Spankins'(P.I.) name on it?

  • RetroGamer

    January 3, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    That was so funny !

  • Donnie Dangerdick

    January 4, 2013 at 3:18 am

    Bad Luck Bootsy is the only good thing about this video. Mike and James are the worst actors ever! Seriously go back and watch their dialogue, they constantly react facially before the other person responds and the delivery of their lines comes off about as natural as Joan River’s face and just as hard to watch. Bootsy is funny as hell and his timing and delivery are spot on. Bootsy wins.

  • Drew Clausnitzer

    January 13, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    As someone living in kalamazoo his song lyric was great to hear.

  • January 24, 2013 at 6:57 am

    I used to have that shirt Mike!


    February 7, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Bad luck Bootsy

  • February 10, 2013 at 11:55 am

    AVGN is someone I think I could have a beer with and enjoy some two player Marble Madness or Gauntlet. Board James and his friends seriously just creep me out.

  • February 11, 2013 at 3:32 am

    LOOOOOOOOOL!!!!! when the dude cuddled up with the shark i couldnt stop laughing til after it was over! hahaa, james outburst was really well timed too, it made it soo much funnier

  • Ben_from_G-town

    February 15, 2013 at 10:19 am

    YES! A new Board James! What a pleasant surprise! This episode was hilarious! LOL at Bootsy inching in and out of the room, and his turn of the century swimsuit. Most of the video felt like an old commercial for the game, then Bootsy decided to fuck the shark. XD The wink was unexpected, nice touch. When James got pissed at the end, he should have flipped the board or broken something! 😀

  • spike87

    March 9, 2013 at 7:10 am

    I am a long time watcher of you guys. But i never registred to the website until now because i want to speak my mind about the recend Board James episodes.

    I liked Board james a lot, but since the Bootsy charackter it is become a bad excuse for a musicvideo. Dont get me wrong. I dont hate the Man himself because I dont know him. And I dont had a problem with him in the first or the second episode but after that it should have been enough with the high pitch singing. Well music is a matter of taste. I rather see James with Mike or alone because if the series keeps this format it is unwatchable for me. Just take a look and compare it to some of the older clssic episodes. It lost much of its charme…

    Keep in mind that it is only an opinion. If you enjoy the episodes I am happy for you.

    • culwin

      April 6, 2013 at 12:09 am

      The songs are the same ones from the commercials for the games.

  • Noah Menezes

    March 15, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    you guys are freaking awesome!

  • March 18, 2013 at 5:12 am

    lol ok the third character, and him jumping with the ninetendo noises with funny. also james yelling was good.

  • malthus92

    March 19, 2013 at 9:25 am

    Laughed my ass off.
    Best episode of board james ever!
    Bootsy is a ass rapin fish fucker I fucking loved him!

  • nammm3

    March 22, 2013 at 2:35 am

    Lol, nice touch to the ending 😛

  • Tim Daggan

    March 23, 2013 at 1:57 am

    That’s a fib…That has not been proven in a court of law. LOL

  • chin doe

    March 26, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    i like kevin finn hes actually a good acter and nething hes involved with on this site is gold,too bad i cant say the same thing for mike.

  • jomamma

    April 10, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    you fucked frog,BOOOTSSY!!!!

  • jomamma

    April 10, 2013 at 5:38 pm


  • April 11, 2013 at 3:31 am

    Bootsy was the best in this episode! The way he romanced that shark had me laughing out loud. Great work, guys!

  • The Kaleidoscopic God

    April 18, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    I missed this. How the fuck did I miss this?

  • Noah Cruz

    May 13, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    He’s making love to the shark !

  • MoronicChunk

    June 7, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    Nathan Explosion: 1:40 Brutal.

  • Eric Rogolja

    June 11, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    lol, i always enjoy watching board james =D

  • June 14, 2013 at 12:15 am

    story of my life 3:57-4:29

  • BronyGod

    July 25, 2013 at 10:01 am

    It’s been so long since I have seen this game…

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    • Lukas Sprehn

      August 11, 2013 at 2:53 pm

      I wish there was a report button. Please get your filthy advertisements off this site!

  • Nina Perry

    August 19, 2013 at 6:07 am

    how is bad luck bootsy still alive after all of these injuries xD

  • PrincessZelda

    August 29, 2013 at 11:31 am

    Yeah u spoon that shark good!!! Haha

  • BladeRunner

    September 25, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    yes awesome episode, Bad Luck Bootsy is so crazy. Its weird my friend Mike has the same Three Stooges shirt Motherfucker Mike has on.

  • Chance Moody

    October 7, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    that guys a fuckin fuck-face!

  • Damian Wayne

    October 31, 2013 at 1:48 am

    bad luck bootsey wiped his ass today.

  • November 9, 2013 at 12:13 am

    Haha, I remember this game! I remember getting it at a garage sale but it didn’t come with any instructions so I never knew how to play it. Great episode, James!

  • November 22, 2013 at 11:49 am

    wow come down man

  • December 18, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Haha this video is so funny

  • _Surprise

    December 23, 2013 at 2:36 am

    This Mr. Bucket, and Dream Phone I think are the best Board James episodes.

  • January 19, 2014 at 4:52 am

    LMAO He Wipes His Ass Once A Year WTF

  • Vanessa Corneille

    February 24, 2014 at 9:51 am

    Hhaha omg Bad luck Bootsy’s walk thing gets me every fucking time xD

  • June 5, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    I had this game as a kid……. did not keep my attention. lol

  • Weldin Dunn

    June 16, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    Wow, Bootsy looks like Giovanni Ribisi in this episode.

  • UltimateTomato

    June 26, 2014 at 4:50 am

    Bootsy was a funny addition. I approve.

  • Shaun Roberts

    June 30, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Oh my God. My sides. I can’t stop laughing.
    1:25 to 1:45 is the best 20 seconds of video I’ve ever witnessed.

    Mike’s and James’ expressions when Bootsy starts reeling in a fish are priceless. It looks totally superscripted and their expressions are like “WTF is he doing”

    It’s amazing. I can’t stop watching that part.


  • September 11, 2014 at 2:53 am

    Great video, thanks a lot guys!

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  • Ericco79

    September 25, 2014 at 9:43 am

    “Fuck you you mother fucking piece of shit!….Alright guys you wanna play this game or what??”

    I laughed so hard. It sounds like my friends and I when we get together!

  • JT

    October 14, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    Got this one for christams the same year I got Robocop and his car and lightbright. We used to have the coolest board games, nothing like what’s out there today.

  • Adam Ferrari

    November 26, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    Still a better love story than Twilight!

  • Don Skiver

    February 21, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    I just realized that Board James’ freakout here at his dysfunctional friends is a small allusion to the next episode…where he murders them. 😛

  • Weldin Dunn

    March 31, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    In this episode, Bootsy reminds me of Giovani Ribisi in Ted.

  • T S

    December 6, 2016 at 11:47 pm

    Close your eyes and Bootsy becomes Zach Galifanakis.

  • Bennett sherrill

    November 18, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    hay dose anyone remember that phone??

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