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