Board James


Board James Mythology Explained – Board James

December 8, 2015

Confused about the latest Board James episode? This will explain.


NIGHTMARE… and Beyond… – Board James (Episode 27)

December 4, 2015

It’s the season finale of Board James! For the moment, this is the last planned episode, just as DreamPhone was. Nothing is ever definitive. We will see what the future holds. For now, enjoy this epic conclusion to this year’s story arch. This time, we look at Nightmare, a VHS board game from the 90′s. […]


13 Dead End Drive – Board James (Episode 26)

November 1, 2015

Angry Video Game Nerd delivered the Halloween episode, now it’s time for Board James to ease your post-Halloween sadness. Board James 13 Dead End Drive!


Video Game Board Games – Board James (Episode 25)

September 5, 2015

In this episode Board James plays Pac-Man, Super Mario Bros, Legend of Zelda, Street Fighter 2 and Tetris!!


Full House & Urkel Games – Board James (Episode 24)

August 4, 2015

Full House & Urkel board games existed!? Have Mercy! A full house of pain! You’d rather deal with family matters!


Wacky Blasters – Board James (Episode 23)

July 3, 2015

With Mike and Bootsy back in the picture, Board James introduces a rare game that will BLOW you away!


Ouija / Domino Rally – Board James (Episode 22)

June 1, 2015

We’re not talkin’ Domino’s pizza delivery. We’re talkin’ Dominos! That’s right, this episode, Board James takes a look at Domino Rally! Oh yeah!! But that’s not all, he also delves into the supernatural world of the Ouija board! What will happen?


Lie Detector – Board James (Episode 21)

May 3, 2015

James takes a lie detector test with the game Lie Detector. Who is who? Are you you? Is he Board James? Is he still the same?


Omega Virus – Board James (Episode 20)

April 1, 2015

Board James is back! This time Board James takes a look at a talking electronic board game from 1992 called Omega Virus!


DreamPhone COMMENTARY – Board James

March 18, 2015

James, Mike, and Bootsy all take a look at and discuss the DreamPhone episode of Board James.


The Making of Board James – Board James

March 12, 2015

In this extra video, we take a closer look at the process behind the curtain, and behind the board, at the creative process behind the first nineteen episodes of Board James.


Board James: Shark Attack (Episode 18)

February 7, 2015

James, Mike, and Bootsy try to survive and outrun the neverending clock in Shark Attack! This motorized race and chase game provides intense nautical action, leaving every player in the deep end without a lifeboat.


Board James: Splat! (Episode 16)

November 13, 2014

Bootsy somehow comes back yet again as the three try not to be splatted, and instead be the splatter in Splat. With the help of some Playdoh, they all learn that truly, splatting the bugs is where it’s at.


Board James: Doggie Doo (or Kackel Dackel) (Episode 17)

May 1, 2014

Yes, it’s a real game. We received it as a donation from Germany. The German title is Kackel Dackel. The US title is Doggie Doo. Both versions seem to be exactly the same.


Board James: Dream Phone (Episode 19)

April 1, 2013

Board James loves board games enough to try one exclusively for girls: 1991′s “Electronic Dream Phone” by Milton Bradley. The plastic “phone” plays prerecorded clues about the game’s stable of hunky guys. Players then use a process of elimination to determine their randomly assigned “secret admirer.” First player to guess which guy likes them is […]


Battle Masters – Board James (Episode 15)

December 12, 2011

Sometimes, bigger isn’t always better. James Rolfe and Mike Matei look in the board game closet and find one of the largest board games on the market: Battle Masters. Created by Milton Bradley, this strategic war game is one large behemoth. However, is this game simply too much for the two guys to handle? Well, […]


Monster Madness – Board James (Episode 14)

September 29, 2011

Wait a minute, Monster Madness? This is Madness! No. This is Board James! For Halloween, James takes a look at Monster Madness, a board game he feels a strange connection to. If only he could remember…


Loopin Louie – Board James (Episode 13)

September 27, 2011

Board James LIVE! James tries to find if anyone at PAX wants to play Loopin’ Louie, the 1994 Milton Bradley game of high flying thrills, and plastic. Will someone get arrested? Tune in to find out.


Donut Disaster – Board James (Episode 12)

September 23, 2011

In this disastrous episode, Board James takes a look at Donut Disaster. In 1992, the Parker Brothers introduced Donut Disaster. Designed by Jim Keifer, the goal was for each player to place their donuts on the baking machine. The first player to get rid of their donuts wins! Each player is assigned a set of […]


Key To The Kingdom – Board James (Episode 11)

September 6, 2011

James opens up a whole new world with Key to the Kingdom, one of his favorites. Can he make it back with the key, or will his allies become his enemies?


TMNT Games – Board James (Episode 10)

June 19, 2011

James gets shell shocked with a blast from the past: board games based on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!


Tornado Rex – Board James (Episode 9)

November 16, 2010

James, Bike, and Bootsy take on Tornado Rex. Unfortunately, James seems to be the only one who wants to play the game rather than just play with it. Will they make it through without losing an eye? Are they ready for this ride?


Mr. Bucket – Board James (Episode 8)

June 3, 2010

Mr. Bucket is NOT a threat. Mr. Bucket is NOT set to devour anything it sees. Mr. Bucket is NOT a dangerous killer born from that which we choose not to think about made with one sole intention of harming the innocent. Mr. Bucket is a game created by Milton Bradley in 1990, and James […]


Hero Quest – Board James (Episode 7)

May 11, 2010

Restore glory to the kingdom and take power away from the most wicked of evil in this quest fit for a hero! Released by Milton Bradley in 1989, Hero Quest has variety and excitement, but also all the complexity that comes with it. Will James, let alone Mike, be able to comprehend all of it, […]


Deadly Danger Dungeon – Board James (Episode 6)

April 7, 2010

This episode features quite a treat, arguably the most brutal and unforgiving board game ever created, brought to us by the childhood mind of Board James himself. Deadly Danger Dungeon!!! But first, we’re treated to a smattering of other self-created games from James’ childhood. We go to space, cause mayhem in a neighborhood, steal jewelry, […]


Fireball Island – Board James (Episode 5)

January 8, 2010

This is a board game that’s anything but boring! Fireball Island was released by Milton Bradley in 1986. Instead of a flat board, players traverse a three-dimensional island in search of the idol Vul-Kar’s jewel. But escaping with the treasure won’t be easy. Players utilize cards, bridges, caves, and tokens as they attempt to obtain […]


Weapons and Warriors – Board James (Episode 4)

September 8, 2009

“The game of battle action!” “The realistic battle game of the Medieval Ages.” At least that’s what the box said. Weapons and Warriors was released by the Pressman Toy Corporation in 1994. Why they thought a game consisting of more than 75 pieces would be great for kids is anyone’s guess, but once the battlefield […]


Crossfire – Board James (Episode 3)

July 17, 2009

Board James takes a look at Crossfire, a game largely remembered more for its hyperactive commercial in the early 90s than for the game itself. The Crossfire commercial, with its in-you-face visuals and hard rock theme song, is certainly a product of the 90s. However, the game itself dates back to 1971, when it was […]


DragonStrike – Board James (Episode 2)

May 27, 2009

Board James takes a look at DragonStrike, a strange board game, AND… movie? Released by TSR, Inc in 1993, the high-fantasy VHS tape sucks James in, and maybe even the game, too.


Mouse Trap – Board James (Episode 1)

April 15, 2009

When Board James is bored, he plays some board games. In the inaugural episode, James takes a look at a childhood classic – Mouse Trap. In 1963, the Ideal Toy Company introduced this little gem to the world. Inspired by the work of cartoonist and inventor Rube Goldberg, the goal was to slowly build a […]