Board James: Dream Phone

Mike Matei / April 1st, 2013

Board James: DreamPhone! Episode 19

You can get the song here


  • genju

    April 1, 2013 at 3:15 am

    1:28 “Mike” looks like the dude that plays Joffrey on Game of Thrones.

    • April 1, 2013 at 10:53 pm


    • June 15, 2013 at 5:37 pm

      i like how james walks in the room to put away the game and you see the twilight poster on the door. and you feel like james had just walked into the twilight zone. and if only it was mr. bucket

  • April 1, 2013 at 3:23 am

    Amazing great work!

  • beau hunt

    April 1, 2013 at 3:27 am

    yeh new shit to watch

  • April 1, 2013 at 3:29 am

    Great acting, editing, everything. Great movie!

  • nygiants10

    April 1, 2013 at 3:37 am

    OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I best order it on ebay before th eprice goes up like crazy because of james

    • April 1, 2013 at 10:48 pm

      Its true! All the games cinemassacre reviews and recommends or even when they talk about how bad they are (video game or board game) the prices go through the roof. Classic gaming is SUEPR hot right now because of shows like AVGN and others. The prices of NES games are RIDICULOUS today!!

      • April 16, 2013 at 3:34 pm

        Not always true. Prices of games go up simply because the generation who loved them in the past want them back when they grow up. The main reason why the prices go up for games like Tornado Rex, Mr Bucket, and esspecially Fireball Island is because the limited production runs for each game, the popularity of them, and finding one complete and intact is always a hassle. Maybe James helps with the memory a bit but it’s mainly general nostalgia for these things that drive up the price. Fireball Island was and is still a expensive game because of it’s limited run, the many many pieces that make up the game and it’s overall popularity 25 years ago, ebay has continually sold those things for 75-80 bucks in online bids before James even had a Board James show.

  • April 1, 2013 at 3:37 am


  • Tim Harrod

    April 1, 2013 at 3:37 am

    Nice Malachi Throne homage in the credits.

  • DoctorColossus

    April 1, 2013 at 3:44 am

    Wow this one was way darker than the other ones. Brutal!

  • Thomas Mahouski

    April 1, 2013 at 3:47 am

    hes dead jim

  • redlandsman87

    April 1, 2013 at 3:47 am

    So…I’ve just registered an account just to tell you James, Mike, Bootsy… that this was brilliant!

    Is this the end of Board James? Considering the circumstances of the video, I can’t see this series progressing much further.

    Just…wow. I was honestly creeped by this. This series just took an AMAZING turn!

  • risk

    April 1, 2013 at 3:47 am

    epic scream parody.. nice work.. Always enjoy the new content. every time I see a new video I’m like ” fuck yeah mudder fuckerrrrrsssssss!!! “

  • Darkest

    April 1, 2013 at 3:51 am

    I liked the reference to Its a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, World. Clever James! 😉

  • April 1, 2013 at 4:02 am

    Oh no…please tell me this isn’t the end of Board James! I love this series even more than the Nerd! ;_;

  • mysterywolf

    April 1, 2013 at 4:13 am

    Why would you use a microwave? They’re complete bullshit.

  • An Heroic Hippo

    April 1, 2013 at 4:17 am

    Awesome Twilight Zone poster James! Oh, and great episode, too!

    • goes.2.eleven

      April 2, 2013 at 4:43 am

      Ha! I thought the same thing! kick-ass poster!

  • poncho

    April 1, 2013 at 4:41 am

    BLACK CHRISTMAS fuck yeah!:)

  • Mattashell

    April 1, 2013 at 4:55 am

    When he said he was in the house, I thought it would be the bucket, but I was wrong.

  • April 1, 2013 at 4:59 am

    Thundercats hooooooo!!! lol Good work as always James.

  • April 1, 2013 at 5:01 am

    love it! Motherfucker Mike was very natural. He’s come a long way and we are all proud of his performances. Nice work on Bootsie’s death shot. Would have liked to have seen something shoved up his ass… maybe next time 😉

  • Stefanoragnopazzo

    April 1, 2013 at 5:06 am

    This was amazing James and really scary. 4 Stars!

  • Mr_Nabby

    April 1, 2013 at 5:13 am

    Great to have a sequel to the Mr Bucket episode.

    Yeah, if someone made this kind of mystery/stalker board game, it could be really fun to play.

  • Itchan

    April 1, 2013 at 5:19 am

    That was awesome!! XD I used to have this board game when I was little >__<

  • SilverShadow333

    April 1, 2013 at 5:28 am

    Great job on this James. I loved the whole “Scream” feel of the episode. You guys put a lot of work in on this, and it shows. =) So the question is, who plays the voice of the Dream Phone??? I sat here wondering if you actually found one of the voice talents from the real game. xD But NAHHH doubt it. Cant wait for the Nerd movie!!!

    • October 5, 2014 at 1:31 pm

      For me there isn’t any doubt. The ‘Thundercats hooooo’ gave it away, it’s Bootsy Spankins P.I.

  • curtis maximus

    April 1, 2013 at 5:30 am

    I liked the Ghost Busters 2 reference. “Wanna come over and play Boggle or Super Mario Brothers?” lol

  • LastOrders

    April 1, 2013 at 5:30 am

    Im supprised you never picked up on that the phone looks like a giant pink dildo. And they let little girls play with it!

  • Dark Pythagoras

    April 1, 2013 at 5:36 am

    That was awesome

  • Forsythia

    April 1, 2013 at 5:45 am

    Great episode! 🙂

  • April 1, 2013 at 5:46 am

    lol now that was the darkest board james yet. fuckin awesome

  • horrorshow

    April 1, 2013 at 5:52 am

    I used to play this with my sister and I’m a guy…

  • Rezor

    April 1, 2013 at 6:02 am

    Happy Eastern!

  • log

    April 1, 2013 at 6:04 am

    Oh my God. My sister used to have that game. I completely forgot about it.

    Also, was the music used when you first spoke to the mystery voice from “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” It sounds very familiar.

  • April 1, 2013 at 6:12 am

    Holy shit that was funny! More of these!

  • April 1, 2013 at 6:12 am

    Wow, James should find a boardgame with a background story like ET and make a movie about it. This is as good as the AVGN in my opinion!

  • elvnsword

    April 1, 2013 at 6:27 am

    So wait… given that the events of other Board James have been fairly continuous, does that make this the last episode?

  • April 1, 2013 at 6:42 am

    Did anyone get the ghostbusters reference ?

  • rsaotome

    April 1, 2013 at 6:50 am

    I honestly didn’t expect it to go horror/comedy, until I looked at the running time…freaking hilarious!

    Thanks James!

  • curiousgyorg

    April 1, 2013 at 6:58 am

    Best Board James yet. The ending had me roaring. You’re golden James, thanks for the vid 🙂

  • Carl

    April 1, 2013 at 7:03 am

    Had to pause the video and check out a little of Night of the Living Dead when I saw James watching it, ended up seeing the whole thing cuz forgot how awesome it was lol. Then when its over I look at my tabs and its like “Oh yeah, I was watching this first”

    btw it was really cool to see so much acting from Mike and James, pls do more mini-movies like this later

  • George Parker

    April 1, 2013 at 7:04 am

    Amazing, you really know how to do a thriller!

  • Topper Harley

    April 1, 2013 at 7:07 am

    Excellent. Can’t wait for real horror movies created by James. The style is brilliant! Especially the last scene, in which James is laughing is cool and in some way terrifying.

  • Patrik Gustafsson

    April 1, 2013 at 7:12 am

    Haha! I really love these episodes. I actually jumped a couple of times. Keep up the good work !

  • Frow

    April 1, 2013 at 7:17 am

    Fucking great as always, cinemassacre guys!

  • PoopyMcpants

    April 1, 2013 at 7:29 am

    Fan fucking tastic.

    The editing was really good, the production quality was actually better than some of the shitty movies I’ve seen lately (Blood Night: Legend of Molly Hatchet, for example), James, your acting is really improving, I just can’t say enough good things about it. There was actual tension here.

    So, yeah, I liked it.

  • April 1, 2013 at 7:35 am

    Oh GOD! This was amazing!

    Mr Bucket 2 – The Dream Phone

  • Lukas Sprehn

    April 1, 2013 at 7:37 am

    See what day it is?? The supposed end of Board James is obviously some kind of Aprils Fool. I am fairly sure about it 🙂 Or else it’ll be like the continuity of a Tom and Jerry episode.

  • James Mason

    April 1, 2013 at 7:38 am

    Oh god , why does the phone look like a pink sex toy ???

    • dansims

      April 1, 2013 at 8:38 am

      Maybe some girls do use it as a pink sex toy..ouch…!

  • Luca0.2b

    April 1, 2013 at 7:42 am

    Hahahahaha i had so much fun! ♥

  • taykel

    April 1, 2013 at 7:50 am


  • James Mason

    April 1, 2013 at 7:54 am

    Didn’t the trauma guy gave you his best blood recipies James ? That blood in the Mike scene looks like gatorade… Even better, the dried blood on the knife, looks like cake batter that has dried for five days … I think Ketchup would have looked better…

    • April 2, 2013 at 11:01 am

      It’s okay dude. We all know YOU could have done far better. Right?

      • July 12, 2013 at 6:19 pm

        This was literally the worst example I’ve ever seen of the “of course you could have done much better right” trope I’ve ever seen. You can buy a decent bottle of fake blood for around $5 at Amazon, so yeah, HE could have done far better.

      • October 5, 2014 at 1:36 pm

        I’m sad to say, yeah I could have done better on the blood as well. And we all know James could have done better too. I really wonder why he decided to go for that stuff. Maybe he didn’t want fake blood all over the place.
        Or maybe they had some of their chunky peanut butter shit recipe left 😛

  • cottonrhetoric

    April 1, 2013 at 7:58 am

    clever ending!!!

  • April 1, 2013 at 8:17 am

    Please tell me this isn’t the end for James board show? Wow just suddenly dawned on me how much I sounded like the phone with that question.

  • stoney_1

    April 1, 2013 at 8:18 am

    Oh man, that the best Board James ever! In fact that seriously was one of the best things I’ve watched all year!! Very very funny stuff and I loved the noir feel 🙂

  • TheElectricVolt

    April 1, 2013 at 8:36 am

    Dude, this was scary. Such a great twist ending! Such great writing! Such great cinematography! James, this is why your specialty is horror films! Amazing job!

  • Shade

    April 1, 2013 at 8:40 am

    Best Board James ever! I liked the Twilight Zone poster foreshadowing and this easily could have passed for a Halloween episode.

    Thanks for making a great video on your busy schedule!

  • Alan Cumbess

    April 1, 2013 at 9:06 am

    Wow, what a great episode!!! That was awesome!!!

  • Entrenaturaleza

    April 1, 2013 at 9:16 am

    So awesome, loved every second of It. I love the idea of a pschyco-toy saga cominng, its so good, great talent mixing humour and chills, Im ultra-mega pleased gentlemen

  • Ace

    April 1, 2013 at 9:19 am

    Great looking video guys, looks like your AVGN movie experience is really paying dividends to all of your other work as far as improved production and editing. Has been commented here already, but really, how did they get away with making that phone look like a huge dildo? Pretty sure standard 90’s phones didn’t appear that way…

    If this is the last Board James, it is truly a tribute to the horror/comedy genre with nods to Scream, Ghostbusters, Gremlins, etc. So many quotes and plot/visual homages that I won’t even attempt to identify them all, but would love to see someone try to list them all in a future comment.

    (Possible Spoiler?)

    Last thought. In the style of movies such as Secret Window or Hide and Seek (and Psycho of course), my interpretation was that Board James developed dissociative disorder from playing so many shitty games with his shitty friends, finally killing them all in a psychotic rage by placing his murderous split personality into the Dream Phone. Fantastic imagination in using a bubble-gum girl’s game as the engine for a legitimate psychological thriller!

  • xenxander

    April 1, 2013 at 9:59 am

    IS this the end of Board James? His two companions are now dead and the cops have shown up. They will think he’s nuts and take him away (If we’re following cannon, here).

    I hope he clones his friends or something so Board James can continue.

    but if this was the death of board james, I understand. Sad but if James is too busy with other things, then eliminating one of his tasks would be a logical step, albeit at the saddened feelings of his fans :[

  • Chendzeea

    April 1, 2013 at 10:06 am

    I am so ashamed that I never gave these a chance until now. What a wonderful treasure trove. After this and the MR Bucket episode, Wonderful cinematography, and actually creepy. 🙂

  • Jake Chaplin

    April 1, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Board James got intense quick!

  • scat3710

    April 1, 2013 at 10:07 am

    James, not sure if you’ll ever read this, but you have a lot of talent in the horror movie genre. Obviously all those Monster Madness marathons are paying dividends on your ability to catch the fear and atmosphere you portray in these videos. Heck, if you can make Mr. Bucket and the dream phone seem scary, imagine what you could do with a real horror movie villain. After the AVGN movie, you really should look into making your own Intellectual Property horror movie franchise. The horror movie genre has been stale for some time. It’s all blood and guts shock horror now. Most horror movies fail to be scary nowadays. And I think you could revive it. Just a thought from a long time viewer.

    • tannerkish616

      April 1, 2013 at 4:01 pm

      I second this petition. I’m not even a big horror fan, but yeah, you’re right– a lot of contemporary horror is geared towards shock-moment junkies and gore porn enthusiasts. A return to traditional slasher-flick techniques would be refreshing, however, I can’t say I’m confident that mainstream viewers have the same desires. Hollywood is a business that caters to demand like any other successful enterprise, so such a risk might not be worth it to the studio execs.

  • April 1, 2013 at 10:10 am

    I have this game, and used to play it as a little kid. This and Mall madness were my favorites. That being said, watching you play Dream phone, has set the tone for my entire day. 😀

  • April 1, 2013 at 10:19 am

    Robert Englund did the voice for the dream phone :O

  • Br4ndon

    April 1, 2013 at 10:28 am

    James’ unconsciousness developed an external personality and made himself murder his friends for multiple reasons. Take care to what he said: “Forget that it’s targeted towards young girls, it’s played like a detective game.” He deeply and hardly wanted that game to exist, and he’s frustrated he can’t play such a game. That is why a psychological mechanism made him schizophrenic and imagine a secret admirer through the phone, to feels like he plays such a game.
    The admirer himself says “I just want to play a game!”, wich also makes a reference to a famous quote.Alongside the talk with his “admirer”, you can see james trying to conince himself he really got an admirer. That the reason why he went crazy and murdered his friends, to make the game as realistic and joyful as it would have been playing it as a board game. 

    • Hank Foreman

      April 1, 2013 at 10:47 am

      So what you’re saying is either the phone is actually alive or the madness is all in James’ mind! Leaving fans open to interpretation is clever, especially in horror films like this! Great analyzation!

      • Br4ndon

        April 1, 2013 at 12:33 pm

        Thanks! Imho the phone is not alive and there isn’t another person or entity than James, Mike and Bootsy here. I’m quite sure there is no voice nor sound coming out of that phone, it’s just the madness in James’ mind talking, as you said!

  • Steven

    April 1, 2013 at 10:41 am

    “This is a girl’s toy. This is for a little girl” – that line is a reference to the line “This is a girl’s bike. This is for a little girl” from It’s A Mad Mad Mad Mad World

  • Robert Campana

    April 1, 2013 at 10:52 am

    Freud would have something to say about the shape and color of that phone.

  • KaiProton

    April 1, 2013 at 11:08 am

    See if you can find “Electronic Detective” kinda like your phone game, but tracking a killer like James Wanted..

  • Limmburger

    April 1, 2013 at 11:11 am

    I’m serious man, you guys need to make more of these horror themed Board James vids.

    They’re fucking fantastic.

  • April 1, 2013 at 11:26 am

    This was pretty suspenseful and hilarious. After the phone blows up in the microwave, you should have said “Don’t leave a message after the beep, motherfucker!”

  • brandrone

    April 1, 2013 at 11:30 am

    “Stop having so many kids, You …fucking asshole”

  • EnterTheFridge

    April 1, 2013 at 11:43 am

    The best thing about this episode, aside from the flying knife-weilding phone and its awesome background music, is the symbolism. Like, when James enters the basement and there’s a “You are now entering THE TWILIGHT ZONE” poster on the door. Or when he’s getting pestered by the mysterious caller and in the background you can see the games “GUESS WHO?” and “AGGRAVATION”.

  • April 1, 2013 at 11:53 am

    Great work guys! You just keep getting better and better.

  • russiancthulhu

    April 1, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    years of entertainment and still original..
    I see a bright future for you, James.
    thank you.

  • April 1, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    That was really cool. I love how you kept it all ambiguous at the end about whether the phone was doing the killing or it was Board James who went insane.

    I personally would like to see more of videos like this on Cinemassacre, not necessarily having anything to do with Board James, just these small homegrown little horror flicks.

  • disrupture

    April 1, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    That was so excellent

  • April 1, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    Best Board James EVER! Amazing work guys!

  • April 1, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    At first I thought the Bad Luck guy was the killer. In the beginning, he said, he went to college and studied Bio-Engineering. I thought it was foreshadowing and I guessed he cloned himself and faked his death. Then the phone started to fly…

  • cerveaupro

    April 1, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    You have a Biff Tannen expression at the end!

  • Michel_Angelo

    April 1, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Like the Dick Tracy of board games.

  • sdbrown84

    April 1, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    Great job yet again!

  • Norteno del Sur

    April 1, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    The last scene is Awesome!

  • April 1, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    That was awesome; totally unexpected; I was expecting an April Fools video!

  • Jonn

    April 1, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    That was amazing. Great job!

  • Soc27cer

    April 1, 2013 at 2:35 pm

  • Soc27cer

    April 1, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    locations? waht locations, its in our homes, and local communitys? free.

  • April 1, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    this is so freakin cool! everything from the camera to the music to the acting and writing was so campy and so entertaining. the shark bite line was so funny i played that part back a couple times. campy horror is a dying genre and i think the three of you could bring it back in a big way. seriously. next movie needs to be a slasher movie with your guys’ sense of humor added in. im going to watch this again and again.

  • videogamehunter820

    April 1, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    Great episode, but one question…
    where does the series go from here!?

  • Tim Ryan

    April 1, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    I always look forward to seeing Bootsy again in these episodes. Not only for the great comedic elements he adds to the mix, but the terrific, amazingly catchy songs he writes that always accompany his appearances…they get stuck in my head for weeks.

  • You Can Just Walk Over It

    April 1, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    Much better than the Mr. Bucket episode. Dream phone felt like it was slowly ramping up in the tension/eventual reveal of the killer. I was hoping for James to look in the mirror above Mr. Bucket to reveal himself as the killer as a huge twist, however the ending I think pulled through with that in the end.

    Loved the twilight zone poster too, really set the tone for the rest. And for anyone complaining this was a waste and it should have been a ‘basic review’, the review would have been the same 3 minutes in and that would be all.

  • April 1, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Awesome Film James!!!
    I laughed a lot with… well is dead hahaha
    You’re the best, also all your team are!
    Regards from Mexico City

  • April 1, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    My favorite board james episode by far!

  • Apparition

    April 1, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    Thanks James, this was excellent!

  • tannerkish616

    April 1, 2013 at 3:39 pm


    This episode had all the makings of a suspenseful yet hilarious home-brew horror flick, complete with an ambiguous ending. A few questions left on the table: how could James have killed Mike from the other side of the door? Why would James call the police in the end if he was responsible for the murders? Clearly James goes nutso in the final shots; but perhaps this doesn’t signify James’ guilt–our cause and effect could be backwards. Of course, let’s not forget James’ flip-out at the end of the last episode, which could be construed as an omen for James’ mental demise in this quasi-psychological thriller.

    All of this conversation from an episode of “Board James”…hehehe…this Rolfe guy is good.

  • April 1, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    lol this one really pulled me in.

  • J5

    April 1, 2013 at 3:52 pm


  • Venkman

    April 1, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    this is why James’ reviews are the best, love when he makes it into a mini movie. funny as shit. MORE!!!MORE!!! SLEEP IS FOR THE WEAK!!! 🙂

  • April 1, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    James that was pretty fucking baddass! I think this was one of the best things I’ve seen here so far. I really hope you get to make feature films like this. I can’t imagine what you’d do with a better budget. You’re really like a one man film studio. Just need a make up artist.

  • stunik101

    April 1, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    Brilliant !! love the video james, very funny.

  • April 1, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    xelent video make my day hhahaha saludos !!!!!!

  • Inspector Butters

    April 1, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    All I can say, if this is an April Fool’s joke, good one James. And don’t worry fellow nerds, all he needs to do is hit “A-B-B-A” and they come back to life, if Ikari Warriors is any indication.

  • April 1, 2013 at 5:40 pm


  • April 1, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    HAHA they topped the Mr. Bucket episode

  • April 1, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    Now that was the best Board James so far, I was actually surprised when the killer`s been revealed to be the phone. I just hope it`s not the last of the series, even though it ends like it is.

  • karel1

    April 1, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    I see you’re “Stepping Up your Game”. Bravo! Malachi Throne would be touched by your Homage. As an Entertainer, your performance skills continue to improve markedly, and you are always a pleasure to watch. I’m constantly on the lookout for your next instalment in all of your series. Keep Up the Great Work!

  • April 1, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    Holy crap, you guys put a lot of effort onto this one. Did not expect anything like this for a Dream Phone board game, lol. Nice job.

  • Pascal

    April 1, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    I expected something completely different …

  • Biscuit Misfit

    April 1, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    James is an independent film making inspiration. Even with this simple concept he’s able to make a short “movie” within his constraints.

  • Link1993

    April 1, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    This ist just amazing!! Mike´s death was epic!!

  • April 1, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    I guess this means it’s the end of Cinemassacre if the police arrested James and no more Motherfucker Mike…

  • Ricky Russell

    April 1, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    nice touch on 5309 in Bootsy’s number

  • farness

    April 1, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    so this and mr bucket are the only two games were they m alive

  • jomamma

    April 1, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    hope this wont be a series conclusion

  • Joker83

    April 1, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    Here’s the truth: this is one of the best videos you have done and you are a sick director, bravo cinemassacre

  • erik37

    April 1, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Dude that was fucking great!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • April 1, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    That was awesome. You guys did a great job acting, filming, and conveying the plot.

  • Wes

    April 1, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Hilarious! Great episode. Twitter @WSGinWV

  • April 1, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    Nice Ghostbusters reference: Play some boggle, Super Mario Bros? haha

  • LicaWolf

    April 1, 2013 at 10:03 pm


    This is one of the best videos in a long time! Not only was the sketch part perfect (beyond perfect), but you took the time to review the game, actually showing how it worked, and THEN you went for the sketch. This kind of sketches really let your directing skills and your knowledge of horror shine, James.

    I admit, at first I was a esceptical. “What? Two Bootsy episodes in a row?”. I usually like having episodes with Mike and James or with James alone too, I like variety. But this episode was NOTHING like the last one. WOW.

    You totally fooled me during the whole episode. I thought it was Bootsy faking his death for a joke, then I thought it was Mr. Bucket –I actually screamed “OH MY GOD!” when Board James looked at the sink, suggesting it was Mr. Bucket–. Also, I was definately not expecting such a dark ending!

    Well, there it goes, another childish game I’m not going to be able to play again out of fear. Great Job!

  • Fei Wong

    April 1, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    I returned today from visiting my wife that lives in another country and i was very much sad for not being able to see her again, and seeing this made me feel very much better.
    Thanks for making this marvelous and well crafted episode James, i follow you from the old Castlevania 2 days and i really love all your works.
    Really the wait for making much more elaborated videos is worth!
    This is undoubtedly one of your most awesome episodes ever,

  • culwin

    April 1, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    This was great.
    Could Board James be – I dare say – surpassing AVGN??

  • CaptainSpeakeasy

    April 1, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    This is a pretty solid episode in regards to production quality. Solid editing, good soundtrack, top notch all around, good work, you fail to disappoint.

  • BaweepGranaweep

    April 1, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Loved it!!

  • zobook

    April 1, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    In some scenes that phone looks like a pink dildo, maybe because of that the girls in the box looks so happy…

  • April 1, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    Man you really did one of your best movies in this one. If you put the same effort n AVGN movie, this one will be an anthologic movie. I can hardly wait to see it.

    Hilarious movie! Congrats!

  • April 1, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    hey james i can tell u really really want to do a true original horror film….and i hope you will with your avgn movie money (fingers crossed) i loved this and ALOT OF OTHERS DID TOO!! simply cause or the horror aspect…

  • April 1, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    Very cool clip. Keep them coming Mr Rolfe.

  • Rushkid2112

    April 1, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    Love the Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters 2 reference! Good stuff guys!

  • April 1, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    So, so good. Hilarious as usual.

  • toonbat

    April 1, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    Mike’s running for mayor?

    Motherfucker Mike Haggar!

  • fantasticfink

    April 1, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    fucking pure brilliance. how the hell do you do it?

  • April 1, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    Does this mean the end of Board James?

  • Stuckonearth

    April 1, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    Very army of darkness … I loved it.

  • Hunter Wilde

    April 1, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    I was always thought that game was a little creepy as a kid and could never figure out why. The electronic voices also remind me of that guy from Mystery Mansion. This was way beyond though, amazing work all around!

  • April 1, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    That was fucking awesome. Now, I love The Nerd and all, but this far surpassed anything I’ve seen in a Nerd episode in terms of conveying a story.

    I had kept wondering when we would see a new Board James. Now that it’s been released, it’s clear that the wait was well worth it. You weren’t kidding when you said you thought it was the best Board James yet. It reminds me very much of the Mr. Bucket episode in the way it felt. It seemed much more like one of your short films.

    I wouldn’t care if you only did 2 or 3 videos a year if this is the way they all were. Absolutely fan-fucking-tastic.

  • April 2, 2013 at 12:36 am

    loved it!!!

    the ending was actually creepy, James pulled off an amazing psycho look at end

  • April 2, 2013 at 1:09 am

    A twisted, epic Masterpiece of filmmaking!!!! If there was an academy awards of the internet, Martin fuckin Scorsese would be handin James and Mike goddamn gold statues!!!!! Great work to all involved!!!!

  • aedrian

    April 2, 2013 at 1:31 am

    awesome work James!
    i laughed so hard at the beginning,and loved the horror at the end.
    great video!

    • April 2, 2013 at 2:07 am

      This is incredible! Genius twist. Been a fan since my brother got me hooked and looking forward to the movie.

      Also, am I really the only one who’s got a guess? Because it’s Doug Walker, right?

  • April 2, 2013 at 2:06 am

    Oh man! I will have a hard time trying to sleep. Thanks James =( Great clip indeed 😀

  • The Kemosabi

    April 2, 2013 at 2:21 am

    That was freakin awesome!! The best episode yet!

  • Alex Bogles

    April 2, 2013 at 2:50 am

    Holy fucking shit. That was a great short film, James. Gave me goosebumps at the end. But… does that mean no more Board James?!?!?!

  • scottmetal666

    April 2, 2013 at 2:57 am

    Zuni Fetish Doll ftw!

  • likalaruku

    April 2, 2013 at 3:12 am

    Tune in next April First when Rolph & Pals play “Babysitter Club: The Game.”

  • likalaruku

    April 2, 2013 at 3:20 am

    This game will turn your daughters into lesbians.

  • likalaruku

    April 2, 2013 at 3:25 am

    When you have the phone face down like that…It kinda looks like a dildo.

  • the_grim

    April 2, 2013 at 3:34 am

    Epic! What a great production! Keep up the good work guys!

  • likalaruku

    April 2, 2013 at 3:36 am

    That’s the most effort I’ve ever seen someone put into an April Fools joke.

  • shplog

    April 2, 2013 at 3:46 am

    That was brilliant. Brilliant is an understatement. I can’t think of a better word.

  • LJNGameDesigner

    April 2, 2013 at 3:47 am

    First, I was laughing hysterically at this, then a feeling of complete and total dread washed over me when I realized that Motherfucker Mike had been motherfucked and Bad Luck Bootsy had kicked the (Mr.) bucket, but then I though “Hey, Dumb Ass, the name of the game is ‘Dream Phone’, as in – it was all just a horrible dream.” Right? This is an April Fool’s Day joke, right? RIGHT?!

    BTW, the brunette kid on the box is actress Jodi Lyn O’Keefe who later appeared in Halloween H20.

  • rpbaca

    April 2, 2013 at 4:23 am

    I was so trying to put up a mix to Kavinsky’s Odd Trip over the horror sections, but I can’t stop cracking up at the pink dildo when the scene gets serious! Dammit, I know it’s obvious and that’s why you didn’t mention it… but its funny as hell! What could they possibly have been thinking in a children’s toy? Fuck it, it can’t be done.

  • April 2, 2013 at 4:37 am

    I love how James keeps horror alive these days. We all need something dark every once in a while.

    I never would have seen the oldie horrors like Dracula or Frankenstein if it wasn’t for him.

  • Dead Interior

    April 2, 2013 at 4:57 am

    But who was phone!?

  • Justine König

    April 2, 2013 at 6:17 am

    wow thx james, last night I just had a fucking nightmare because of this.
    But anyway, amazing work, just brilliant.

  • April 2, 2013 at 6:38 am

    I loved this episode. Does this mean that Mike and Bootsy are dead now?

  • April 2, 2013 at 7:51 am

    This was all a bad dream (get it, “Dream Phone”?), and will serve as a segue for the Nightmare episode of Board James.

    Just my guess!

    • Shinoda

      April 2, 2013 at 8:01 pm

      Fuck yes! A nightmare episode would be awesome! I used to play that and it would make a PERFECT game to review with this kind of production quality and story.

  • DON

    April 2, 2013 at 8:33 am

    Wow that was great 🙂
    Brilliant fx with the flying phone.

  • Cineassacre

    April 2, 2013 at 9:25 am

    I loved the beeping microwave reference.

  • April 2, 2013 at 9:37 am

    your best piece of work ive ever seen , that was fucking great.

  • April 2, 2013 at 11:08 am

    Well, that escalated quickly.

    That was excellent, James. Dream Phone is actually one of my favorite games from the 1990s, I was thrilled to see it here.

  • Jel-K

    April 2, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    the voice sounds very much like bad luck’s bootsy’s one ;p

  • mayhem

    April 2, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    haha this was great, good work.

  • Gintoki Sakata

    April 2, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    “The story you are about to witness is the one of a simple man who likes to play board games, we’ll call him Board James, because when James is bored… he plays some board games… But tonight, he’s going to play a completely different game, because this game’s rules were written…. in the TWILIGHT ZONE”

  • schmeal

    April 2, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Not what I was expecting, very funny guys, thanks.

  • 1148BucksX2

    April 2, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Heh. Too lazy to read through all the comments at the moment, but hoping someone else caught the reference with the specific offer of playing either Boogle or Super Mario Brothers…

  • yepper23

    April 2, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    maybe when hes in prison his cell mate will have some board games laying around

  • marc_lawson

    April 2, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    This is the best pink flying phone movie off all time.

  • RichterBelmont

    April 2, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Awesome job, James and team. I really love it when we’re surprised with these videos that have amazing production quality, for lack of knowing the right wording. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll take a less labor intensive gameplay video anytime, but it’s great to see these “going all out” videos, too. Thanks!

  • Eric Pilon

    April 2, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    Looks like a giant pink dildo.

  • April 2, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    Hey Mike, I can call you too when there is a murderer in my house?

  • eightytwo

    April 2, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    Funny. I was watching this most the way through, thinking to myself how much I respect the upkeep of work James & Co. put out, fun stuff, EVEN through the death of Bootsy. Ahaha, they aren’t so affected by his death, ahahaha.

    Then Mike dies. ?.

    Shit just got real.

  • Shreddertype

    April 2, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    This kinda reminds me of the movie black christmas but carries the morbid humor like the buckethead song post office buddy. I really thought it was Mr. Bucket calling. Good twist

  • z

    April 2, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Really enjoyed this episode!! good job, ps was that shit on the knife lmao

  • Aaron1375

    April 2, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    When I started watching this I thought it was a rather short episode, but then it kept going after the game and I looked and saw it was a long one. I figured it would be a Mr. Bucket type of episode at that point. At first I thought it was Mr. Bucket, but then I thought he was no killer he just wanted you to put your balls in his mouth.

  • sarentaris

    April 2, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    doesn’t that bring any memories

  • LiquidHawk

    April 2, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    This was awesome, best Board James ever. I loved Bootsy’s theme song, that will be stuck in my head for weeks. 1:02 to 2:31 was masterful. Thanks for the 90’s flashbacks!

    “Hello! I know who it is… But I’m not telling. Ha Ha!”
    “Fuck you! Fuck you! You piece of fuckin’g shit!”


  • Josh R

    April 2, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Loved this episode, James always does an amazing job bringing in the classic horror movie feel.

  • April 2, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    I know exactly what Bootsie means. I can’t count how many times I played candy land and ended up solving a murder. Every fucking time I opened up a Candy Land box, BLAMO! A corpse would somehow end up on my front doorstep, in my basement, or in the crawlspace. Me and my buddies ended up trying to figure out who kept delivering these damn corpses to us. Here we are, 5 years old, it’s Saturday afternoon, and instead of enjoying our weekend, we had to solve yet ANOTHER fucking murder. This went on til college. It was later discovered that our asshole RA, Keith, was responsible for the murders. This really didn’t destroy my love of Candy Land, but it really killed my desire to want to see corpses…fucking asshole.

  • greedo

    April 2, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    That was a great Board James! It was masterful filmmaking at its’ finest. I loved the way you built it up. But a quick question for you: If MF Mike and Bootsy are dead, where does the series go from here?

  • greedo

    April 2, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    James, great work! This is film making at it’s finest! You could have great potential as a suspense/horror director. I can honestly see you being the next Hitchcock, or something. It’s that good. Only one question: Now that MF Mike and Bootsy are dead, where does the series go from here?

  • greedo

    April 2, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    Sorry for the double post, I thought my comment hadn’t registered the first time!

  • Katharsys

    April 3, 2013 at 1:17 am

    Holy shit, James! That was extremely entertaining!

    “One nine hundred FUCK YOU!!” CLASSIC.

  • Johnthegamer

    April 3, 2013 at 1:18 am

    That was an awesome video James.

  • UnholySanctuary

    April 3, 2013 at 1:32 am

    I don’t think it’s the end of Board James. James probably had the video flow the way he did as a nod to slasher flicks. Next episode will probably be as if nothing happened at all.

    Anyway, awesome video James, Mike and Bootsy! It made my whole day a lot better.

  • weldon hogue

    April 3, 2013 at 4:20 am

    Awesome use of a scene from Night of the Living Dead

  • weldon hogue

    April 3, 2013 at 4:22 am

    Also, Awesome lengthy Board James ep! Love sitting down to ridiculous pop culture references throughout the site haha!

  • April 3, 2013 at 7:49 am

    So.F*cking.Good. Amazing! Tremendous!! just loved everything about this episode: the story, the dialogues, the jokes, the effects, the actin’… Once again you proved to be a great artist James, keep up the good work and soon there will be that global breakthrough.

  • Joe Byrne

    April 3, 2013 at 8:46 am

    For a girls game it sure is scary

  • demonsty

    April 3, 2013 at 11:56 am

    whoa. that was killer! \m/

  • AquaBlueStew

    April 3, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    Just a few words for you, James.
    Most importantly, best use of Bad Luck Bootsy! Really, this time, he’s funny in every scene (“Mom says, Haaang up”). It’s quick, sharp, well done. Even know we’ve seen him before, he really brought a new dimension to this video.
    Great video, great work. Really entertaining, first few minutes is laugh your ass off funny, really well edited, funny catches (“Stop having so many kids, f-in a-hole”), plus, (it even got like “really good” in thrill factor when he says Thundercats, OOoohh!). Congrats.

  • April 3, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    Well done james.

  • Englandsdreaming

    April 3, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    i have dream phone lol

  • behemothmm

    April 3, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    Love how it starts getting weird after the twilight zone poster is shown on the door!

  • elcalvo

    April 3, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    OMG. Win. This is good in all levels. Like a real Cinemassacre film, congratulations.
    This is like Cinemassacre’s Nightmare on Elm Street 2 combined with Evil Dead and John Carpenter. Please, more.

  • toonbat

    April 3, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    Dream Phone song is incredibly catchy.

  • Dan021

    April 4, 2013 at 12:41 am

    lol when you made those color effects, made me think about Plumbers don’t wear ties! Great stuff guys! Thanks! 😀

  • Dan021

    April 4, 2013 at 12:56 am

    haha I guess you guys didnt like the comments on the last Board James so you went crazy on this one! It was really good! Memories of Mr.Bucket and the acting was pretty good too! A job well done guys!

  • April 4, 2013 at 1:06 am

    Great episode! The next girly board game you should play is Ask Zandar. Thats the one that has a little wizard inside plastic ball. You ask him a question, wave your hand around, and he’ll answer. Never played it, but it looked interesting. If they had a version for boys, I would’ve gotten it. Here’s the commerical:

  • Michael McNeal

    April 4, 2013 at 1:52 am

    “Im not telling”! “FUCK YOU”!

  • Gintoki Sakata

    April 4, 2013 at 3:10 am

    Maybe the guy behind this “dreamphone” is Zach Morris

  • April 4, 2013 at 8:52 am

    I loved this video the dream phone thing It’s like the movies like When a Stranger Calls (1979 film), Scream (1996 film) and Black Christmas (1974) But anyway great job!! 🙂

  • Anderol

    April 4, 2013 at 10:53 am

    Thx for the nightmares and plz continue the series, if everything go back to normal it doesnt really need an explanation…

  • uncolober

    April 4, 2013 at 11:31 am

    That was simply great.

  • Clutchkman

    April 4, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    That was pretty freakin’ cool guys!

  • HighVoltage

    April 4, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    Fucking Awesome.

  • HighVoltage

    April 4, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    I got my dick bit off by a shark. LMAO! Fucking Bootsy.

    • Doopliss

      April 5, 2013 at 12:03 am

      HAHAHAHA that was my favorite part! Thunder Cats HOOOOOO! was second

  • inatspong

    April 4, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    No wonder Bootsy was trying to get rid of the game. Maybe he didn’t really die and HE was the one who killed Mike, being in cahoots with the phone. Then James is framed for murder.

  • Stephan Jackson

    April 4, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    What a great one. I absolutely love this production. I’ve been watching Cinemassacre videos with religious fervor for the last year and some change but this is the one that made me create an account so I could comment on it.

    Loved the dialogue, pacing, and scene setting here. Great job you guys!!! Very precise work you’ve done here that excites me for the movie.

    Oh, and Bootsy is a great character used with just the right amount of restraint; here’s hoping he gets the perfect cameo he deserves in the aforementioned flick.

    Again, great work on another great video. . .and as a P.S. I just have a couple things that would’ve made sweet additions to this one. . .just for the hell of it!

    -James:(to Dream Phone) “Fuck you you big pink dildo!!!”

    -Dream Phone: (cut to up-close shot of James’s eyes) “I’m your boyfriend now, James!” then a quick pan down to reveal a Freddy Krueger tongue protruding from the phone)

    Well, that’s it. Oh yeah by the way, James, I have the number for a guy who can help you with those loud-ass crickets in your basement. Just email me.

  • April 4, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    I love how this video went from funny to terrifying!

  • April 5, 2013 at 1:20 am

    Probably should have called collect?! AMIRIGHT?! Well done Rolfe boy.

  • Deeke

    April 5, 2013 at 7:07 am

    I laughed so hard when the little “Motherfucker MIKE” card thing came up. So awesome.

  • Lachie Martin

    April 5, 2013 at 8:25 am

  • April 5, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    So, with Motherfucker Mike and Bad Luck Bootsy dead, and James completely bonkers, is this the defacto series finale? I mean, Bootsy’s injuries stayed from every episode… including having his dick chomped off by a shark… So, is this the end??

  • Melchizedek

    April 5, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    Wow, this phone REALLY looks like a penis.

  • April 5, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    *Spoilers* Haha, the dream phone looks so cute when it’s chasing James with the knife. 😀

  • April 5, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    “The murder weapon of the horrific ‘Dream Phone Murders’ was found to be covered in Play-Doh for as of yet unknown reasons. Police are still trying to uncover how and why the killer’s second victim, Mike Matei, bled said substance. Details at eleven.”

  • mirbo

    April 6, 2013 at 3:05 am

    I saw evil dead today. It saddens me that I found many parts of this skit to be superior. In particular the atmosphere is more tense in the skit

  • April 6, 2013 at 5:25 am

    The last scene is awesome. Good acting James

  • Kyle Dunn

    April 6, 2013 at 8:42 am

    I keep dreaming, dreaming of a Dream Phone! Its stuck in my head!

  • tiffany rogers

    April 6, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    I literally jumped at one point! srsly entertaining!!

  • loughlin mckenzie

    April 6, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    mr. bucket

  • April 6, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    Just had a dream about the dream phone (took a nap after work). I think there was a huge missed opportunity when the big reveal occurs (you’ve got ‘ahold of me right now!’) I would have loved to see a big tongue kissing James like in the original Nightmare on Elm Street when the freddy-phone licks Nancy. That would have been awesome.

  • Voxgizer

    April 7, 2013 at 4:57 am

    Awesome. Simply awesome.

  • April 7, 2013 at 8:24 am

    Definitely the best Board James ever. It’s interesting to see how they have evolved from the first episode to now. Really a great commentary on film making and the evolution of your own personal journey, James.

  • Joakim Johnsen

    April 7, 2013 at 11:27 am

    Very good episode as always.

    A very good April fools joke aswell tricking us into beliveing that Mike and Bootsy are dead 🙂
    (I might be wrong)

  • Sebastien L. Wood

    April 7, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    WOW :O

  • NicotineLL

    April 7, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    You’ve outdone yourselves. This was simply a masterpiece!

  • GameDudeMat

    April 7, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    This was fricken awesome and hilarious!! I had my girlfriend watch this and she was actually scared,… of course until she saw the phone was the killer. lol Great work james.

  • uberrainman

    April 8, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    Unexpected turn on this episode, into a horror flick. Highly entertaining and awesome. You make the best videos on the net James, keep it up.

  • hawk949

    April 8, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    i have the game they played in the begining but its in german and i have 0 idea what its supposed to be 😀 can someone tell me the name of it so i can find some translation

  • Ben_from_G-town

    April 9, 2013 at 6:01 am

    Wow, awesome video. Some might say it was too similar to the Mr. Bucket video, and while does have some similarities, there are enough differences in content and tone that you have a very different, good video. I had a feeling it might be Bootsy because it sounded like his voice playing the phone, but then I had the crazy thought that it WAS the phone, and I was right! Haha! Oh, by the way, the acting was great, especially in that last scene where we see a crazed Board James! Scary! Well done!

  • Seth Ganier

    April 9, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    This was such a great video! I remember when AVGN first started. I see this and think, DAAAAAMN. Nice.

  • April 9, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    Thank you James for all you do. I really enjoyed the cinematography in this. The lighting was cool. Loved the way it built up. I was not expecting this at all from Board James. Always keep me surprised and you have a loyal fan!!!

  • stefkeee

    April 10, 2013 at 2:51 am

    you could see this as a sequel to mister bucket, but this time with an open ending 🙂 you could perfectly make a trilogy out of it :p the board james horror trilogy :p

  • April 10, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    if this were my phone i would burn it with a cross on it

    • jomamma

      April 10, 2013 at 5:56 pm

      you think thats a little too far

  • ulukinatme

    April 10, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    Super creepy at the end there. Is this the end of Board James? Or will he be playing from a prison cell now?

  • metal0737

    April 11, 2013 at 12:13 am


  • nammm3

    April 11, 2013 at 1:15 am

    Good video James! I hope this doesn’t mean the end to Board James 🙁

  • Jacob Stevenson

    April 11, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    why does the phone look like a dildo? lol

  • randomname111

    April 11, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    Its a triumph from beginning to end.

  • DaleRoby

    April 12, 2013 at 3:53 am

    Thanks for the quality free entertainment. Your time and talent really show in this video. I watched it at work on the night shift and it was spooky. Great job!

  • Thad

    April 12, 2013 at 10:49 am

    whenever you acty i always remind of a comment ive read a long time ago “he looks like ben afflecks retarded brother”. and i lol.

    isnt that girl on the games cover a famous acctress?

    and btw, that was not the worst horror movie that ive seen, even it being a joke.

  • April 12, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    This is gold !

  • April 12, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    That was really great. The best Board James so far! And the last, I guess?

  • SimpleTater

    April 12, 2013 at 11:23 pm


  • Elvenking

    April 13, 2013 at 12:33 am

    Loved it! Loved it! Loved it! Love the Mr. Bucket tie in….just awesome work. Thanks for another great adventure.

  • Moderus

    April 13, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    I didn’t read all the comments, but, is the voice on the phone the Nostalgia Critic?

  • April 13, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Well, that was… different.

    I was slightly disappointed that Bootsy didn’t end up admitting that the whole reason he brought the game out, then insisted James take it home, was that it had been tormenting him as well. I agree that a similar game could be made for men, based on Scream. Great idea.

  • parKb5

    April 13, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    Dude, this video is awesome! It makes me want to play that game so much LOL

  • menny

    April 15, 2013 at 10:13 am

    Best Board James episode… This seems to be the end of the series :(… I don’t see how it can continue now that James is probably going to a Mental Institution and Both Motherfucker Mike and Bootsy are dead…
    Unless, the next season, James is now in the nut house and imagines playing imaginary board games with imaginary Mike and Bootsy.
    Man, that’s dark.

  • Three-10

    April 16, 2013 at 2:11 am

    James please review or play crossbow and catapults!

  • rush86

    April 16, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    fucking awesome episode. Keep them coming.

  • Critic From The Future

    April 18, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    That was hilarious and scary at the same time! Even better than Mr.Bucket in my opinion. Great work James.

  • NordicFortune

    April 19, 2013 at 1:09 am

    Welp…never gonna look at that board game the same way ever again!

  • Leah

    April 19, 2013 at 1:13 am

    I love this episode of Board James so much! The only thing missing is during the filtered section near the beginning there should’ve been some race cars and random, poorly trimmed go-kart pandas! lol Seriously though, I love the effort put in, just like with the Mr. Bucket episode. And seeing grown men playing a child’s game, for a little girl no less, will never get old for me. Poor Bootsy, poor Mike. I’m not the only gal out there who’s gonna miss Bootsy, am I!? XP

    • Jarnor23

      November 20, 2013 at 3:35 am

      Well, there is the shark…

  • mdgeist3

    April 24, 2013 at 4:56 am

    Does anyone else notice the phone kind of looks like a dick?

  • mdgeist3

    April 24, 2013 at 4:58 am

    I don’t think this is the end. For all we know this is just a bad dream Board James is having.

  • The Shamster

    April 25, 2013 at 1:43 am

    Oh no, it’s Mr Bucket all over again! Run, James, RUN!!!

  • metalaoraor

    May 25, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    wow just wow

  • earthboundyboy

    June 3, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    2:43 That’s what I thought of Friendship is Magic.

  • Freddie Phillips

    June 6, 2013 at 11:49 am

    dream phone song was stuck in my head yesterday, lol… that and splat…nooooo 🙂

  • June 14, 2013 at 12:06 am

    that was a great, no AMAZING video great job i was on the edge of my seat the entire time.

  • Andrew Herlihy

    July 8, 2013 at 1:26 am

    This was pretty entertaining. I love it when you guys turn reviews into short films. But you only do it when it’s unexpected. This really shows how you can make an interesting short film with minimal resources. Awesome job! Love your work!

  • karel1

    July 15, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    So does this mean that James has ‘Hung up the guns’ on his Board James series?

  • salty

    July 16, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    totally thought it was Mr. Bucket

  • July 19, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Haha, nice Ghostbusters II reference there, James!

  • July 21, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    Board James should play with an OUIJA board someday…
    it would be awesome:
    -Mike stop moving it!
    -im not doing it!!!

  • July 23, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    is this the last epsoide becuase mike and bootsy are dead

  • July 29, 2013 at 4:56 am

    This was hilarious. You guys should get an Easy Bake Oven and make an episode out of that.

  • Zachary

    August 2, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    the dream phone is kevin fin right?

  • Tommi Heikkinen

    August 3, 2013 at 7:34 am

    A Board James idea for Halloween: Chess – and make it a parody of Det sjunde inseglet, done with creepy cinematography in B&W, and of course some kind of a plot that serves the comedic twist.

  • August 5, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    It reminds me of a short story in the back of the I am Legend novel. It’s about a guy who cant sleep cuz he hears ringing in his head, & his doctor tells him to try picking up ‘the phone’. Someone actually answers, & it’s a really creepy story. I wont ruin the ending. Also, it’s like scream with what the phone says.

  • August 5, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    “You can only ask yes or no queston. Ask anything other than that, & I wont answer anything else.”

  • August 16, 2013 at 2:08 am

    More Board James please!!!

    • Lukas Sprehn

      October 31, 2013 at 6:34 pm

      I’d really like to see more as well. I hope this is not really the end…

  • August 16, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    Probably they’ll just have to pretend Bootsy and Mike didn’t get killed when a new Board James is made BUT… it would be awesome if the next one was somehow a continuation of this. Like they’re playing Clue in the hospital or prison.

  • Andrew Opgenorth

    August 30, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    haha fantastic

  • Robert Patterson

    September 19, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    i wonder what the hell the people in all the pitures are up to. i bet carlos is gay.

  • BladeRunner

    September 25, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    more epic than the Mr. Bucket episode.

  • Hypoxic

    October 2, 2013 at 11:52 am

    James, you’d love King of Tokyo, if you haven’t played it. It’s giant monsters fighting to see who gets to stomp the fuck outta Tokyo. It’s awesome.

    Have a look! I’d love to see it reviewed.

  • David Piçarra

    October 2, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    My sister got that game in cristmas and then he wanted to play with me

  • October 7, 2013 at 5:31 am

    this is soooooooooooo funny lol

  • Justus McNeal

    October 8, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    That is some excellent production value with the camera work and even some decent acting. I would watch a movie based on this!

  • October 15, 2013 at 4:31 am

    OMG the fucking Dream Phone i hate it even when its on t.v fuck!

    • mason saltalamachea

      October 27, 2013 at 9:07 am

      Agreed. Phones that kill people suck. To think they still sold it, knowing…

      • Captain_N

        November 6, 2013 at 10:08 am

        Yeah, unlike today where they’ll just give you cancer or something..

  • November 4, 2013 at 11:05 am

    This is some of your finest work yet James. Bravo.

    I may be reading into things too much, but I love how the phone doesn’t come alive until after everybody else is already dead, leaving open the possibility that James was just insane, and the phone wasn’t really evil after all. He could have killed Mike and Bootsy.

    I don’t usually like horror movies, but that added dash of James (and crew) awesomeness has made this one of my favorites!

    Thanks again for all the hard work, and I hope I can make it to the AVGN movie premeir.

    • April 5, 2014 at 7:30 am

      Exactly how I felt, dude. Not a huge horror fan, but James and co. made this genuinely interesting and suspenseful, as well as funny.

  • Rebecca Mamaeff

    November 7, 2013 at 5:13 am

    And here I thought Mr. Bucket was intense…

  • November 17, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    that was fucking awesome!!! video conchesumadre bueno!!!

  • November 18, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    It all makes sense! I know why there haven’t been any new episodes of Board James! James obviously went crazy in the ending, right? So maybe he was checked into a mental facility and is still recovering to make a new video! Plus his friends are dead. But does this mean this episode was a series finale, and we never noticed it? If so, it was one heck of a finale.

  • Jarnor23

    November 20, 2013 at 3:36 am

    Hmm, and now Board James shows up in AVGN. Epilogue or do we have more BJ coming?

  • Yan Liechocki

    November 21, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    damn, i love bootsy.

  • Kyle Wood

    November 21, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    Did Anyone Know That Robert Englund Played the Voice on The Dream Phone Coincidence or Irony…?

  • December 14, 2013 at 3:12 am

    “Is it a good idea to microwave this?”

  • Michael Lane

    December 16, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    wow, dark.

  • December 17, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Board James why do u have dis phone thing

  • ryu2044

    December 18, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    I love when James walks down to put the dream phone away for the first time. The door says “you have entered the twilight zone and it comes in your face. Really really nice touch. I love this video so much I’ve watched it like 20 times. More of this Please. I love when bootsy says. uhhhh like umm candy land. lol

  • cathy roland

    December 24, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    Ive waited to reply on this, but please dont leave the board james series out, its one of my favorites. It remindes me that board games are fun…i keep tellin the kids that it doesnt have to b on tv 2 b fun…PC OUT Googlemom

  • Joseph Schultz

    December 25, 2013 at 2:43 am

    Holy Mother of B-Movies

  • casey manis

    December 29, 2013 at 9:48 am

    eh I got my dick ripped off

  • brad elliott

    January 9, 2014 at 11:33 am

    this was a great video /movie short i know it was just a phone but it had some really great suspense and all that any way loved it gg

  • Peter Ashouri

    January 12, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    Swe: Denna video är verkligen skrämmande bra gjord.
    Eng: This video is really scary good made.

  • mojosam1

    January 16, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    hahahahaha,attacked by a dream phone with a knife lol

  • Stainabletie449

    February 9, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    I want to see Board James make more episodes!!!!

  • February 18, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    Keep making these funny ones, they are good stuff!

  • Chris Yewcic

    February 19, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Yes please continue this amazing spin off!

  • LegallyBlindGamer

    February 25, 2014 at 7:47 am

    Here’s a suggestion for a board game to review. King of Tokyo! It’s like Yahtzee on steroids with giant monsters. Here’s a video showing what the game is like.

    • LegallyBlindGamer

      February 25, 2014 at 8:04 am

      Crap! I forgot to mention the expansions. The first one, Power Up, adds evolution cards and a new monster. The Halloween expansion adds costume cards, two new monsters, and evolution cards for those monsters.

  • Joel Gonzalez

    February 27, 2014 at 4:22 am


  • Zack Robey

    March 11, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    Listen closely to the clap sound effect in the dream phone song its towards the end i started crying from laughing so hard bootsy spankins P.I. is the fucking shit

  • March 27, 2014 at 9:15 am

    Is the end suggesting it was james who did it? probably not. But its still cool imagining that…

  • Clyde DeVore

    March 28, 2014 at 1:25 pm


  • Nicolas Trapp

    April 4, 2014 at 12:19 am

    I love the ominous Twilight Zone poster on the door when James first goes into the basement

  • April 5, 2014 at 7:29 am

    This is an excellently done episode. I’ve always preferred AVGN over Board James of course, but I always thought Board James was decent. But this is by far the best one, probably on par with AVGN I’d say. It’s got plenty of good comedic moments, as well as some good suspense. I think James is really showing his talent as both a comedy AND horror director, how he blends the two genres together so well.

    The suspense kept me guessing, the acting was good, the delivery was good, the writing was good, the whole thing was just very well done. I need to watch more Board James!

  • likalaruku

    April 7, 2014 at 4:10 am

    I guess he figured he’d never do an episode of Board James funnier than this & hung up his board hat? I was really hping for an April Fools episode this year too.

  • Peter Herring

    April 12, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    Always takes me by surprise, how innocuous the video begins, but what a chilling thing it becomes.

  • April 21, 2014 at 11:05 am

    Hey James! Do the koolaid man board game!

  • Adrian Alan Bullock

    April 27, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    Whoa, how’s that for a twist? I wonder if this will make a good creepypasta?

  • Nintendope

    June 3, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    I hope this isnt the last board james, i like this more than the Nerd. I love the Nerd, but with Mike and Bootsy it seems much more lively and entertaining than just James alone.If only he had a game with a time travel theme so that he can go back in time to stop the phone!

  • Sibman654

    June 25, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    This reminds me of a episode from “Tales from the Darkside(If anyone ever heard of it.)

  • June 27, 2014 at 11:48 pm

    An indirect sequel to Mr Bucket!!! Now we need a sequel to this to bring everyone back to life!!! But which game? Hmmmm….

  • June 30, 2014 at 3:33 pm


  • fuckfarts

    July 2, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    To answer everyone’s question of which game can be used to bring them back to life, take the time travel game Khronos it easily succeeds a novel way of simulating time travel effects. Hopefully, James you can get this game and bring back the series.

  • July 13, 2014 at 10:57 am

    hahahaha man I didn’t recall this one being so awesome, I love the mystery and the reveal of the killer at the end, and the one liners you guys used to reveal it. Totally original and unexpected!!

  • July 16, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    Look at the end of the video to see the Prize !

  • jdub

    July 30, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    Please make some sort of Board James: Days of Future Past episode that paves the way for new Board James episodes

  • September 8, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Sorry if this has already been suggested- But what about doing an OUIJA board Board James as a way to bring Mike back? Could be like some kind of crazy Poltergeist thing where you have to go in to this spiritual vortex and bring him out. Anyway another one for the suggestion box.

  • Santiago Gonzalez jr

    September 9, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    James and Mike have u ever heard of the video board game Nightmare aka atmosphere? U should check it out, its an awesome game.

  • September 11, 2014 at 2:52 am

    Great video, thanks a lot guys!

    Click on my profile name to go to my webpage, I customize and repair NES and all other video game systems.

  • October 9, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    I thought it was gonna be his cat!

  • Leeleeleeleelee

    October 11, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    A masterpiece. Yes.

  • Larry Hood

    October 13, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    Mr. Bucket and Dream-phone are some of the best entertainment this site offers. I really wish a short horror/comedy Board James was filmed each year and let loose on Halloween.

  • October 14, 2014 at 11:21 pm

    Love the “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World” reference by James:

    “This is a girl’s game! This is a game for a little girl!”

  • Carlos Henrique Prado Soares

    October 21, 2014 at 1:23 am

    14:41 this is where Board James turns into the Nerd!!

  • enderman908

    December 7, 2014 at 12:55 am

    creepy episode of bored james ever

  • Veronica Schinske

    January 23, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    Can you please do pretty pretty princess?

  • Derek Bugno

    February 9, 2015 at 11:08 am

    This was so epic, best picture 2013

  • April 4, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    This was actually scarier than Scream!

  • beavischrist

    July 28, 2015 at 3:41 am

    My bed has room enough for twoooooo…. yeaah

  • Jerry Poulin

    October 13, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    Once again, the ending is fucking awesome. The way he looks into the camera is freaky, it’s priceless!

  • rian fox

    July 12, 2016 at 11:56 pm

    “ehhhhhhhh well I don’t know if ya heard, but I got my dick bit off by a shark last week so aaahhh I’ll try to speedwalk… might take me a few”………. I have laughed at nothing harder than this…. I think I blew a funny fuse like Cartman did in southpark

  • Kosta Maniatakis

    February 16, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    This episode was hilarious. I love rewatching this episode. That Mr. Bucket jingle is so catchy.

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