Board James: OMEGA VIRUS

Mike Matei / April 1st, 2015

Episode 20. Board James returns after a 2 year hiatus, following the events of the DreamPhone episode. This time Board James takes on the Omega Virus.


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  • Katana

    April 1, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    AVGN needs to review games that could be good, we were expecting to be good, but sucked. Not games we know are bad going in.

    • mrsleep

      April 1, 2015 at 1:43 pm

      Nah, it’s about shitty games, and that’s what it should be about.

      • Highwing

        April 1, 2015 at 2:42 pm

        Games that we know are shitty can still be surprising. I don’t think it’d be very interesting if AVGN stuck to the “games we think are good” idea for every single episode. So many of the really horrible games out there make for really interesting episodes.

      • Katana

        April 1, 2015 at 6:27 pm

        Maybe you didn’t read where I said “but sucked”. Sorry I have to translate this to you. In laymens terms it means “shitty”.

      • Katana

        April 1, 2015 at 6:32 pm

        Let’s be clear. What makes AVGN funny is imagining his character renting a game for the weekend with high hopes only to put it in a find out it is terrible. That is where the anger comes from. Disappointment from knowing your weekend is ruined. Put yourself back in the 1980’s when your weekend would revolve around a single rental.

        A normal sane person wouldn’t rent the japanese game his last video. If someone did they would know it would suck so there would be no anger.

        I can’t make it any clearer and if you can’t understand this I’m wasting my time.

      • Highwing

        April 1, 2015 at 8:57 pm

        I don’t know who you’re talking to (me or Mrsleep or both), but I understood you perfectly well. And what makes AVGN funny is totally subjective. I think both kinds of games make for funny videos (the ones we might think are good as well as the ones we know are horrible). Both kinds can also be interesting. I’m just of the opinion that AVGN shouldn’t skip a game just because it’s known to be bad. 🙂

      • Pumphrey

        April 1, 2015 at 9:04 pm

        @Katana “I can’t make it any clearer and if you can’t understand this I’m wasting my time.”

        Dude, you’re arguing with a stranger on the internet, you’re already wasting your time.

      • net_rogue

        April 1, 2015 at 9:59 pm

        Lets not forget that AVGN and Board James are 2 different characters. Board James has reviewed a few games that are actually quite fun. I think he strikes a good balance.

      • Katana

        April 2, 2015 at 7:29 pm

        The reason why AVGN is so funny is because of his reaction to the shitty game not the game itself. Why would the character be angry? Because he just put $50 down on a game that he expected to be good and it turned out to be shit.

      • xZombie1x

        April 3, 2015 at 2:07 am

        Ignore the commetns by katana. He/she/it’s been trolling.

    • April 2, 2015 at 12:08 am

      You sound like such a pleasant person. And why are you commenting about AVGN’s latest video on a Board James comment section? Acting arrogant for no reason with other fans also doesn’t do you any favors.

    • April 2, 2015 at 1:09 am

      Katana I made this same exact comment on the Hong Kong ’97 video…I agree. It’s way more funny when he’s criticizing a botched opportunity than it is when he is simply lampooning a game that had no chance from the start. Listening to someone complain about a game like Hong Kong ’97 just illicits a “So? What did you expect?” kind of feeling.

    • April 2, 2015 at 1:14 am

      Mystery Science Theater 3000 works because multiple people are involved. This gives them the opportunity to play off of each other and come up with funny gags and jabs on the spot. With one person it just comes off as someone who ordered a shit sandwich and then complained about it.

    • Highwing

      April 2, 2015 at 1:24 am

      You guys have a point, but I still don’t see why it’s so bad to just have BOTH kinds of games. It’s just that there’s so many shitty games out there that make for funny/interesting videos, and I’d hate for AVGN to skip all of them just because it’s well-known that they’re awful. To me, the point of AVGN is not him just playing a certain type of game, but him just being angry (or shocked, disturbed, etc).

      • Highwing

        April 2, 2015 at 1:26 am

        But I guess if you think it’s just not possible for well-known shitty games to make funny videos, then that’s enough of a reason to not want AVGN to review them.

      • April 4, 2015 at 7:20 pm

        Nah my favorite eps were games that were kind of good but had a lot of bullshit in them. Dick Tracy comes across as a perfect game for mockery. It was decentish back when it came out but going back to it now, it’s like “Are you fucking kidding?”

        Games like Red Riding Hood or whatever other weird unlicensed garbage he has dug up are pretty meh IMO

    • Kane_Magus

      April 2, 2015 at 2:34 pm

      I guess it’s a good thing that you have no say over what games AVGN does and does not review, then.

      By the way, this is s Board James video, not AVGN, so not sure why you are making a comment about AVGN here.

    • Katana

      April 2, 2015 at 7:35 pm

      AVGN is funny not because the game is shitty but his reaction to the shitty game. His anger. And what would make him angry? More than just a bad game. It’s because he just put $50 of his hard earned money into a game and it turned out to be shit. This premise works for games such as Back to the Future, Superman, etc because it’s reasonable that someone would pay $50 for those games and they turned out to be a disappointment. Nobody would buy the Japanese game so there is no reason for him to be angry. He is just reviewing a bad game. James is smarter than this and I’m not quite sure what is going through his head. Maybe he is burnt out, etc. which would be understandable after over 10 years.

    • ToadRoad

      April 16, 2015 at 12:54 am

      I don’t know why everyone says you’re trolling. It’s a perfectly valid argument, but maybe it’s how you phrased it. I agree that the early episodes showcased his childhood disappointment resurfacing as volatility and anger. It was a catharsis to vent about all those wasted weekends where great characters/properties/ideas were turned into horrific digital entertainment. It’s hard to be disappointed or enraged by something when you go into it with the expectation it’ll be lackluster or infuriating. That’s what I got from what your saying, and games like Big Rigs, HK97, etc. aren’t shocking him with the low quality, he is choosing them because he already knows they’re low quality.

      • ToadRoad

        April 16, 2015 at 12:58 am

        But I don’t think he’s burned out. I think he just had a finite list of games to do. Once he finished doing those, its became mostly about requests. And since people want to see him review the bad games (whole point of the show) it’s no surprise to him anymore that he’ll be playing crap.

    • June 22, 2015 at 12:52 am

      What Japanese game are you talking about? Also, this isn’t AVGN it’s just James. He’s reviewed games that he knows suck and they’ve still been funny to watch, get off your high horse.

  • Fuckface

    April 1, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    Yes! Board James! Sweet, Dude 😀

  • April 1, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    Happy April Fools! (But there better be a new Board James w/ Mike & Bootsy soon!)

  • Fuckface

    April 1, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    I just contacted Mike, since he´s in control of fixing glitches like this 🙂

  • April 1, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    Ugh! What a terrible day for a glitch! I swear it’s not a joke. Will get it fixed ASAP

    • April 1, 2015 at 1:11 pm

      Forgot the embed code. Try it now.

      • xdeathknightx

        April 1, 2015 at 1:16 pm

        It works now! Thanks!

      • April 1, 2015 at 1:54 pm

        Perfect! Great episode too!

      • April 1, 2015 at 10:37 pm

        god damn glitch gremlin!

      • Moose Of Woe

        April 2, 2015 at 5:27 pm

        NIGHT TO
        HAVE A
        GLITCH . ..

    • DiscoingGD

      April 1, 2015 at 1:44 pm

      Damn Glitch Gremlin! On April Fool’s Day no less… At least it’s fixed now. Great video James!

      • Larry Hood

        April 1, 2015 at 2:07 pm

        One of my fav AVGN quotes ever. “Cause shit all over it with me glitches”

    • Mitsukara

      April 1, 2015 at 3:20 pm

      What a horrible night to have a glitch-curse.

      The morning embed code has vanquished the horrible glitch.

  • Joker83

    April 1, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    yes Thank you!!! I love this, thanks so much James and Company! Cinemassacre is the best

  • Ross Morgan

    April 1, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    So… Board James killed his friends?

    • xdeathknightx

      April 1, 2015 at 1:27 pm

      Watch Dream Phone and find out

  • April 1, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    Wow…now thats a board game!And somehow the box art reminded me of Contra III…

  • April 1, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    I’m telling ya… have Board James contact Motherfucker Mike and Bad Luck Bootsy through a Ouija board! TRIFECTA BITCHES!

  • Phoenix7786

    April 1, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    YESSSSSS! We had this game as kids and it ROCKED! I used to bring this to school. That was so much fun.

  • MetalHorrorNES

    April 1, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    Cool! It would’ve been cool to see what happened to Board James at the end of the Dream Phone episode in the beginning of this one. Like he was released from a rest home/asylum or something. Idk, still pretty cool though and I cant wait to see more episodes!

  • April 1, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    Yeah! Board James made me go get myself a copy of mousetrap, loopin louie and shark attack. Here in Argentina is fuckin hard, man. Lookin forward for the new episodes

  • sam graham

    April 1, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    Good to see Board James again. Should review Chainsaw Warrior. Old solitare game from way back.

  • Rick

    April 1, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    Lovely 🙂

  • LiquidHawk

    April 1, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    Great episode! I never played that game, but it looks awesome. Very atmospheric episode. Love that the classic quote is back. “When board james is bored, I play some board games.”

  • Vince Abbruzzese

    April 1, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    Glad to see the return!!

  • Mattheus

    April 1, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    A new Board James episode, what a great surprise!

  • April 1, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    That was brilliant James, can’t wait for the rest !

  • Jay_Oh_Aitch_En

    April 1, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    I like Easter Eggs in the background. Having displayed No Respect, Hangman, and How to Host A Murder sums up the Board James series nicely.

  • FullMetalHobbit

    April 1, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    Sick love I was wandering If BJ would ever do this one

  • FullMetalHobbit

    April 1, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    Just realised I said ‘sick love’ In my last comment. don’t know what that means

  • April 1, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    This is waaaaay better than fucking AVGN… I love Board James!

  • The Omega

    April 1, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    Finally registered to Cinemassacre just because of seeing this board game. I had it in my closets for nearly 20 years before I donated it, along with my other board games, to a Boys & Girls Club. I never did convince my friends to play it with me, but the voice in the video brought back vivid memories of me trying to pull off winning on my own. One of the few board games that can be played single player while still retaining a win or loss mechanic. Very stressful to try to get everything you need and then find the virus as the game clock ticks down. Thanks for making the public aware of the game, James, and I’m happy to see this feature return to Cinemassacre. I love your work.

  • Sam Hain

    April 1, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    Oh my goddess that was a great video. I really love the story in the Board James series. To be sure the Mr Bucket & Dream Phone sequel have been my favourite videos of the entire Cinemassacre run but this is right up there. What the other two did for horror (and they were great horror movies in their own right) this did for sci fi action. Well done sir, I look forward to more like this. Mayhaps a murder mystery using clue, or mystery mansion, or something, and tie in with the missing friends?

  • April 1, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    It is always such a treat to come home from a hard days work and find new material on this website.

  • chikpee

    April 1, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    If you were wondering what that crazy gun and sword toy is at the end…it’s the

  • April 1, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    AVGN VS Board James VS MR. Riggs with Mario Party E.

  • frostare

    April 1, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    I’m more excited to watch this than a new AVGN… odd because AVGN is still my favorite series.

  • frostare

    April 1, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    I’m more excited to watch this than a new AVGN… odd because AVGN is still my favorite series. They’re still like two different worlds but…

  • Jonas Sars

    April 1, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    Keep up the good work James this was video was awesome.

  • Tryptlock

    April 1, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    I had this game as a kid. I liked how it was capable of functioning as a one-player game. I had that multi-configuration toy gun as a kid, too. Two things from my childhood on one video – cool.

  • taykel

    April 1, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    Welcome back Board James!

  • April 1, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    2 year hiatus, or 2 years in prison…
    But I must say, BRILLIANT! For a moment, I thought Board James went scitzo, but then found out it was 3 viruses taking over his show. :p
    Then again, it could still be part of his new psychosis…

  • JayRam

    April 1, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    James, I hope you read this:

    The intro set in the attic totally reminded me of the one for Are You Afraid of the Dark? With some creepy music and some unsettling images of things you’d find in an attic, it could totally work for the series as an intro.

    Just as the Midnight Society sat around a campfire to tell stories, it would be cool to see you start each Board James episode with you in the attic.

    Just my 2 cents.

  • SolskeyKong

    April 1, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    Anyone else notice “How to Host a Murder” in the background?
    Reference to ‘Dream Phone’ perhaps?

  • April 1, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    I really enjoyed this.

  • Don Skiver

    April 1, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    What the fuck just happened?!

    This board game looks fucking awesome to play, I’d love to play that game with my brothers. We’d get a huge kick out of it.

    But…what the fuck happened with that ending?! Does that mean it’s still possible to bring back Mike and Bootsy? Is Board James (the real one) going to attempt to reprogram those robots so he can have his dead friends come back and play with him again?

    I think I’m more pumped now for Board James than for AVGN! Never before have we had an entire season of a show be serialized with a back story like this!

    • Pumphrey

      April 1, 2015 at 9:08 pm

      I think it’d be cool if it turned out that the people Board James killed were just robots, then he could bring M.F. Mike and B.L. Bootsy back easily.

      • Don Skiver

        April 2, 2015 at 6:23 am

        That’s what I’d do, definitely. Then he could have a spare character that he could bring in at any time to play as anyone he wants, or as an evil incarnation of himself or something. Board James can play board games whenever he wants now with these robot pals!

      • Don Skiver

        April 4, 2015 at 9:17 pm

        Or maybe he could take a cue from Konami’s “Snatcher”.

  • Dean Nielsen

    April 1, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    I am so glad you brought these back.

  • April 1, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    The Board James character seemed different at the start, like you were changing the character (which is good because he never really had any imo). Seemed creepier and got this hint that he’s alone most of the time, just reminiscing of his childhood. you could really develop his backstory into some dark, but funny, shit lol. but then he just became the Nerd, tearing apart games.

  • erik37

    April 1, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    Awesome, loved the ending 🙂

  • April 1, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    So he did use a get out of jail free card after all 🙂

  • Entrenaturaleza

    April 1, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    OMG That was AWESOME!!

  • April 1, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    Split personality disorder?

  • Jeremy Learn

    April 1, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    Near the end did you use a mask or full effects? If it is a mask where did you acquire it?

  • Superspecs

    April 1, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    Great returning episode.

  • itscmillertime

    April 1, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    Hahaha i see you have forbidden bridge! That was my favorite game growing up! They just dont make games like that anymore.

  • Satnav

    April 1, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    Board James is back, yes! If you want to play a real badass board game set in space, try Space Hulk. 😉

  • Weldin Dunn

    April 1, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    YES! I have been waiting for this! I started watching Cinemassacre inbetween Shark Attack and Dream phone, so I haven’t seen a new Board James other than Dream Phone until now.

  • Dan021

    April 1, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    Are comments working now?

  • teenagewildlife

    April 1, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    love it!!!
    keep up the content. look past the haters!

  • April 1, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    O M G i HAD that toy gun/sword as a kid! the sword blade had an extension addition just like that tube you put on the barrel! and the sword had buttons on the hilt that made sounds separate from the gun sound buttons and they locked together zomg i was flipping out the instant i saw it!

  • April 1, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    This was awesome i was just telling my gf we need more board james when i found this video! Longer would have been nice and maybe including bootsy and motherfucker mike would have made it funnier! Either way im glad board james is back! Thank you Mr Rolfe for getting back into the whole shibang!!!!

  • April 1, 2015 at 9:08 pm


  • Anna Ram

    April 1, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    I am very suspicious of the many ominous chalk tally marks. Just how long has Board James been isolated without game buddies?!

  • April 1, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    so uh james seriosuly man, WTF did i just see?

  • April 1, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    Awsome James. Here’s some othergame ideas. Nightmare and Atmosfear ( VCR horror games). One as equal to the other. Another is Raise the TiTanic there a plastic titanic on a spring load shaft. And as you a salavage boat captin remove artifacts the boat rises. Also there a monopoly like space game called solar quest: There was a nerdy math game called Smath. Mall madness is a fun girls game .

  • greedo

    April 1, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    Interesting to see this episode. Nice slick beginning! Have mixed feelings about this episode, though. Interesting to see you stick to your guns on the deaths of Bootsy and Mike. Noticed that Board James is living in the attic. Is that b/c he’s afraid the police might catch him?

    Still, it would be nice to see you resurrect the other two, somehow. Maybe as zombies! Or… maybe it was all in Board James head. Maybe Board James is holed up in a lunatic asylum, somewhere! Who knows? The possibilities are endless! In any case, Board James needs someone to play with!

    As for the vid in general, it wasn’t bad. Not the best, but certainly okay. Not sure what to make of that ending, though…

  • doublesbrian

    April 1, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    I really enjoyed this. Had a mixture of game explanation and story line that tied together really well.

    I’m hoping in a future episode you play the back to the future game and bootsy and mike bust back in though!

  • April 2, 2015 at 12:24 am

    I saw this game at an antique mall today. It was $45. Far too pricey. I saw the Rodney Dangerfield game too. It was cheap and still sealed. I doubt Rodney even understood that game.

  • ejp022791

    April 2, 2015 at 2:35 am

    I already miss Mike and Bootsy. 🙁 Hopefully you can somehow think of a funny way to write them back in.

  • likalaruku

    April 2, 2015 at 2:58 am

    What’s this? A Board James on April Fools? Well, Christmas has come early!

    I see Hero Quest in the background. I was just thinking aobut that a few days ago.

  • April 2, 2015 at 6:09 am

    me gusta el juego, muy bueno, o por lo menos eso parece…

  • April 2, 2015 at 6:12 am

    y el intro del vídeo, definitivamente Rules!

  • StandingCow

    April 2, 2015 at 6:42 am

    Oh man, we used to play this game as kids… so much fun.

  • April 2, 2015 at 7:10 am

    Great video thank you James and crew!

  • April 2, 2015 at 7:17 am

    Awesome shit! lol

  • April 2, 2015 at 8:25 am

    After the AVGN movie, James camera angles, screenplay and acting has improved by faaaaar!

  • April 2, 2015 at 8:30 am

    😀 the gun at the end looked like it belonged to a porn flick

  • April 2, 2015 at 8:33 am

    i like the board james character. we get to see the dilutional semi-homicidal character. the beginning of this video was great. “let splay a game. i don’t get to play much anymore.” “dont have anyone else to play it anyway….” great touch. however could help to see AVGN in this video. It was more hidden in the last vids.

  • damon

    April 2, 2015 at 9:59 am

    Ok… What just happened? 3 Board James androids? And the original killed them? The hell?

  • Stick

    April 2, 2015 at 10:02 am

    Fuck yeah, great episode, great editing.

  • Gerald Robinson

    April 2, 2015 at 11:22 am

    James, we need to get you some real board games. These are… eclectic, though they do make for fun videos.

    Hero Quest and Dragon Strike can stay though 🙂

  • Thifurious

    April 2, 2015 at 11:42 am

    This was fantastic. So happy to see Board James back, and I’m really excited to see where the story goes – after, well…you know.

  • April 2, 2015 at 11:45 am

    Holy shit is that an Eliminator TS-7? Best toy gun I ever owned!

  • Pablo1989

    April 2, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    hmmm ;D “How to Host a Murder”

  • April 2, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    Forget about a Battleshit movie! They should have made a movie of Omega Virus! Yeah!

  • Rennie Page

    April 2, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    Damn. I havnt laughed that hard…since your last video. I love you dude. No homo

  • MrBrrumpkins

    April 2, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    Great video!

  • Bobby1001

    April 2, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    Awesome video. I can’t wait to see more. Will Motherfucker Mike and Bad Luck Bootsy come back? They should because I like them too.

  • April 2, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    Hey James, you wouldn’t happen to have the rare Monopoly clone “Ghettopoly” would you? That game was infamous and was called racist by many, and the feds destroyed thousands of copies of the game in 2004. It cannot be legally sold in stores or on Ebay(though Amazon still has it and it can be bought from the creator’s website)

  • austin castle

    April 2, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    James, you have no idea how happy i am see this new episode! you rock bro!!!

  • April 2, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    Holy shit, that just blew my mind. I wanna play this. It sounds like the most insanity driven board game ever created. I want 3 other hardcore badass friends who could spend like hours doing this game until we are all masters. Then go to tournaments. This feels like the most intense game ever. Nail biting, interactive, mind-bending and stressful fun! This has to be the one! I need this game!

  • Katana

    April 2, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    AVGN is funny not because the game is shitty but his reaction to the shitty game. His anger. And what would make him angry? More than just a bad game. It’s because he just put $50 of his hard earned money into a game and it turned out to be shit. This premise works for games such as Back to the Future, Superman, etc because it’s reasonable that someone would pay $50 for those games and they turned out to be a disappointment. Nobody would buy the Japanese game so there is no reason for him to be angry. He is just reviewing a bad game. James is smarter than this and I’m not quite sure what is going through his head. Maybe he is burnt out, etc. which would be understandable after over 10 years.

  • maniac_3_2000

    April 2, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    What’s the name of that gun/sword at the end. I had that as a kid, and now i want to find one on ebay.

  • April 2, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    I remember this game. Not sure if it works anymore. It’s been in the garage for years, and the batteries probably leaked already being in the heat and cold for so long. Not to mention the box itself has seen better days (so I’m not sure all the parts are there anymore). Still, I really enjoyed playing it back in the day, especially since you could play it solo.

  • Daw

    April 2, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    I had to register immediately after watching this new episode, just to tell you what a masterpiece you created here. The beginning up the attic from 0:30 to 0:52 was so damn creepy.. that vacant expression you had… wow a real psychopath was there and your slow approch towards the cam scared the crap out of me. Excellent performance man, keep that style going and even expand the creepy parts.

  • Dan Gibbs

    April 2, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    James…This is the best episode of Board James you have ever done. Keep doin what you do man.

  • Jonathan Bailey

    April 2, 2015 at 10:35 pm

    I got this game for Christmas one year. Played it all the time with my brothers. Dogs partially chewed a bunch of the pieces though. Would love to find it again some day. ^^

  • An Heroic Hippo

    April 2, 2015 at 11:44 pm

    Oh my god, James, you’ve awakened a memory from my life that I haven’t thought about in around 18 years. I had this game when I was very young and would play with the pieces constantly. I had completely, 100% forgotten it until now, when I saw the new Board James episode and thought oh, that looks familiar. Thank you so fucking much!

  • Jacob Van Beemen

    April 3, 2015 at 3:33 am

    Now I have to watch DreamPhone again. I totally forgot what happens haha

  • Sean McLoughlin

    April 3, 2015 at 10:52 am

    Here I am thinking that Board James and all his friends are either dead or locked up and I wake up this morning to find he has reviewed my favorite childhood board game. Nice.

  • Face

    April 3, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    Yo good work,Board James has been mia for a while but im glad to see its still badass, great production. James your awesome! music was great! (ノ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)ノ︵┻┻ ∩༼˵☯‿☯˵༽つ¤=[]:::::> ლ(́◉◞౪◟◉‵ლ) ╰[✿•̀o•́✿]╯ (っ ºДº)っ ︵ ⌨ (つ ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)つ

  • April 3, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    It’s great to see Board James again but it’s not the same without Mike and Bootsy. 🙁 You what could be awesome: a plot where Board James tries to contact his old friends playing with an Ouija board game or something, well it’s just an Idea I am sure you guys can come up with something great.

  • bud

    April 3, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    I’m glad to see the return of Board James, and I like the fact that the season has been developed ahead of time, so obviously there is much more of the story to come.

    Am I wrong in assuming that the “real” Board James comes in at the end of the video and blows all the clones away? Meaning that Board James isn’t in the video at all? Or was that just a highly elaborate metaphor for schizophrenia/multiple personality disorder?

    • bud

      April 3, 2015 at 10:48 pm

      I also forgot to mention I really love the new Board James opening logo and the creepy music leading up to it. It made me feel like it was the beginning of an epic saga, along the lines of Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit. Anyone else pick up on that vibe, or have I gone the way of Board James?

  • Charlie Higgins

    April 4, 2015 at 7:29 am

    Idk if it’s intentional or not, but I love when he hints towards the deaths of Mike and Bootsie, and to the right is a game called “How To Host A Murder”. That’s a brilliantly subtle prop placement and attention to detail.

  • April 4, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    in the next ep you should have mother fucker Mike and Bad Luck bootsy come back as zombies..

  • Wyatt Loftin

    April 4, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    Awesome to see you’re doing more Board James! I may have a donation if you don’t already have it. It’s one of the last classic bored games of the 90’s. Ever hear of Goofy Golf Contraption?

  • April 4, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    Totally Yeah!

    This is what I was talking about =) It was a long wait but it was worth it.

    As I said before, I enjoy your boardjames videos a lot more than AVGN.

    Cool episode =) You should consider doing more of this, there is still a lot to explore in the world of board games.


  • ToadRoad

    April 4, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    Haven’t watched the video yet, but YES!!!!!! I used to love playing this game with my brother and friends.

  • Phoenix7786

    April 4, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    I hope Bootsie and Mike come back. Doing board-game reviews by yourself is going to be weird, lonely, and depressing. So hoping that that was the “true” Board-James at the end, meaning his friends are still alive.

    I also used to have this game. I used to bring it to school all the time, since we had 45m of free time every day and mine was spent saving humanity with my class-mates.

    • bud

      April 4, 2015 at 6:13 pm

      I rewatched all the Board James eps in anticipation of this. Almost half of them were solo reviews, so it’s still keeping in the spirit of the series. Plus, he explained that the season was planned out in advance, so I get the feeling there will be allusions to Mike and Boots. Maybe some “flashback” episodes wouldn’t be out of line.

  • twf4e

    April 4, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    james that was amazing, awesome to see a new board james if you could somehow get your hands on the board game “mouse mouse

  • King L.

    April 5, 2015 at 9:11 am

    Excellent revival!

  • ToadRoad

    April 5, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    You could make a hilarious “Ask Zandar” episode (I saw the box in the background), be it in the vein of talking board games come to life, a la Dream Phone or Mr. Bucket, or something totally different.

  • stoney_1

    April 5, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    Yes! Awesome video! Board James is like the Ed Gien of board games! Whoa! Can’t wait to see the next episode!!

  • Leeleeleeleelee

    April 6, 2015 at 1:30 am

    omgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomg BOARD JAMES!!!

  • April 7, 2015 at 11:50 am

    Was I the only one saying WTF 10x over at the ending scene?

  • Terry Steinhauer

    April 7, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    I fucking LOVED this game as a kid. And you’re right, all of my friends hated it. Even my parents thought it was too confusing. It was one of those games that unless you played it a lot you had no chance at winning

  • kuksoolwon

    April 8, 2015 at 12:29 am

    i wonder if james actually plays all these games?

  • April 8, 2015 at 7:32 am

    This was freakin’ awesome! Way to go. You rock!

  • April 8, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    Loved the ending.

  • James Smith

    April 9, 2015 at 2:58 am

    You know what would’ve been cooler? If they wheeled him into a padded cell with a mask on like Hannibal Lecter and chucked a bunch of Board Games in for him to play. Just an idea.

  • Drowkin

    April 9, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    Mmmh… Between the creepy opening and the multiple camera angles during the video; foreseeing the ending, I’d say there was much more work put in this video than anybody would ever notice. Like many of James’ videos. Also: BOARD FUCKING JAMES! *cries*

  • gamelover200

    April 10, 2015 at 9:28 am

    It says “help me” like its taunting or mocking you.

  • Ben_from_G-town

    April 11, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    Pretty good video. That game always looked awesome, just from the box. It looks pretty cool, but kind of a pain to come up with. So, the other characters are really dead and won’t appear in future episodes? That’s a shame.

  • Internoob

    April 12, 2015 at 5:46 am

    This was awesome! I completely forgot Board James even existed, what a pleasant surprise. Now if you could just do Bullshit episodes more frequently too, I’d be one happy mother fucker!

  • Aaron1375

    April 12, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    Nice to see Board James back. That game looks like it might be fun, but also a bit nerve racking.

  • Night-X

    April 13, 2015 at 2:04 am

    I just found out about this on my 3DS today. Need to do a email setup thing for new episodes.

  • Nozzy

    April 13, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    So epic…

  • April 14, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    Holy crap. I got my email address from this game. I named it after battlesat1.

  • April 19, 2015 at 11:14 am

    this episode is encouraging since avgn episode quality has decreased. this is ok, sharp acting and technically ok. no annoying overacting.

  • mike420

    April 25, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    hell yea good episode

  • mike420

    April 25, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    awesome ending

  • silentboardwalk

    April 25, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    I am SOOOOO happy to see Board James back!! I love seeing game reviews in the 8 bit world, but it’s fun to see some board games too. Just sayin James: If a board game took out the other characters (MF Mike and Bootsey), maybe another board game can bring em back. A magic game? A time traveling game? But, even if you go it alone, MORE BOARD JAMES PLEASE. 😀


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  • Phoenix7786

    May 1, 2015 at 11:40 pm

    Any idea what song that was at the end? That was awesome.

  • June 3, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    I had something like this game. Nice movie. More of this please!

  • Genome4824

    June 9, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    I really love Board James! It’s one of my favorite shows. Thanks for bringing it back!

  • penpan

    June 14, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    That is a bitching logo, James. I love this series and this looked like it had an awesome 80’s commercial to go with it and I would have asked my parents for after having seen said commercial. This one was fun!

  • July 19, 2015 at 1:57 am

    Loved this game as a kid. This ep feels like a new AVGN.

    Hero Quest, Key to the Kingdom, Nightmare (and all its spin offs/sequals) Dragon Strike, all that shit.. classic.

    owned them all (and hopefully still do somewhere)

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