History WebVideo / BoardJames

21st Aug '16 2:14:19 AM SunriseWarrior
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* UnreliableNarrator: The ''Lie Detector'' episode hints at this, as James' recollection of [[spoiler:drowning Mr. Bucket]] is different from what was actually shown. In the ''Mr. Bucket'' episode, Mike looks at Mr. Bucket with a disturbed expression and says, "Dude, what the fuck?! What the fuck is going on?". In ''Lie Detector'', Mike [[spoiler:looks at ''James'' with a disturbed expression and says, "What are you doing?! It's just a toy! Are you fucking crazy!".]] It's unclear which of these scenarios (if either of them) is what actually happened.

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* UnreliableNarrator: The ''Lie Detector'' episode hints at this, as James' recollection of [[spoiler:drowning Mr. Bucket]] is different from what was actually shown. In the ''Mr. Bucket'' episode, Mike looks at Mr. Bucket with a disturbed expression and says, "Dude, what the fuck?! What the fuck is going on?". In ''Lie Detector'', Mike [[spoiler:looks at ''James'' with a disturbed expression and says, "What are you doing?! It's just a toy! Are you fucking crazy!".crazy?!".]] It's unclear which of these scenarios (if either of them) is what actually happened.
21st Aug '16 2:07:11 AM SunriseWarrior
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* SanitySlippage: [[spoiler:Many believe that James is going through this over the course of the series. It starts with "Mr. Bucket", which ends with James graphically and disturbingly drowning the bucket in a sink. (Mike even calls him out on it, saying that it was just a toy.) Then came the end of the "Shark Attack" episode, where he reaches a RageBreakingPoint and ''yells'' at his friends for fucking up everything. Everything culminated with "Dream Phone", where a popular idea is that James was the real killer, not the phone; an idea that was acknowledged but deliberately left vague until the "Full House / Do the Urkel" episode, where it's revealed that there ''was'' no slippage. James was insane all along and his friends never existed to begin with.]]

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* SanitySlippage: [[spoiler:Many believe that James is going through this over the course of the series. It starts with "Mr. Bucket", which ends with James graphically and disturbingly drowning the bucket in a sink. (Mike even calls him out on it, saying that it was just a toy.) Then came the end of the "Shark Attack" episode, where he reaches a RageBreakingPoint and ''yells'' at his friends for fucking up everything. Everything culminated with "Dream Phone", where a popular idea is that James was the real killer, not the phone; an idea that was acknowledged but deliberately left vague until the "Full House / Do the Urkel" episode, where it's revealed that there ''was'' no slippage. James was insane all along and his friends never existed to begin with.]]



** The person calling James on the Dream Phone challenges him to [[IKnowYourTrueName guess his name]] "if you've got the balls, and I ''know'' you've got the balls!". This leads James to suspect Mr. Bucket as the culprit, but upon finding Mr. Bucket still dead in the sink where James left him, it's revealed that the person on the phone (actually [[spoiler:the phone itself]]) purposely invoked this trope just to mess with him.

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** The person calling James on the Dream Phone challenges him to [[IKnowYourTrueName guess his name]] "if you've got the balls, and I ''know'' you've got the balls!". This leads James to suspect Mr. Bucket as the culprit, but upon finding Mr. [[spoiler:Mr. Bucket still dead in the sink where James left him, him]], it's revealed that the person on the phone (actually [[spoiler:the phone itself]]) purposely invoked this trope just to mess with him.



* UnreliableNarrator: The ''Lie Detector'' episode hints at this, as James' recollection of [[spoiler:drowning Mr. Bucket]] is different from what was actually shown. In the ''Mr. Bucket'' episode, Mike looks at Mr. Bucket with a disturbed expression and says, "Dude, what the fuck?! What the fuck is going on?". In ''Lie Detector'', Mike [[spoiler:looks at ''James'' with a disturbed expression and says, "What are you doing?! It's just a toy! Are you fucking crazy!".]] It's unclear which of these scenarios (if either of them) is what actually happened.



** The "Dream Phone" episode. We shouldn't even have to explain why by this point.
** "Lie Detector", which starts out normally but then is revealed to be [[spoiler:a continuation of the narrative from "Dream Phone", where he imagines that all of the people on the game cards are accusing him of the murder. Then the attention gets turned to the ''viewer'', who is asked to pick between "true" or "false" as to whether James is the killer, which takes them to two separate videos]].

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** The "Dream Phone" ''Dream Phone'' episode. We shouldn't even have to explain why by this point.
** "Lie Detector", ''Lie Detector'', which starts out normally but then is revealed to be [[spoiler:a continuation of the narrative from "Dream Phone", where he imagines that all of the people on the game cards are accusing him of the murder. Then the attention gets turned to the ''viewer'', who is asked to pick between "true" or "false" as to whether James is the killer, which takes them to two separate videos]].
21st Aug '16 1:56:14 AM SunriseWarrior
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* {{Unwinnable}}: Deadly Danger Dungeon. Understandable as James invented the game [[UnwinnableByMistake back when he was a child]].
21st Aug '16 1:52:45 AM SunriseWarrior
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* PoorlyDisguisedPilot: The way Board James started. Board James first episode was only called "Board Game Review", and it was announced like [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd the Nerd]] doing a review of the game Mouse Trap. Although the narrator appears to be dressed as the Nerd, his face is never on screen and [[CausticCritic he's not as angry as he usually is]]. Also, James Rolfe's wedding ring (which he never wears while playing the Nerd) can be seen in his left hand in some of the scenes, suggesting that the reviewer was James Rolfe himself and not his Nerd persona.

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* PoorlyDisguisedPilot: The way Board James started. Board James The first episode was only called "Board "Cinemassacre's Board Game Review", and it was announced Review". The narrator can be seen wearing a white shirt, much like how [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd the Nerd]] doing a review of the game Mouse Trap. Although the narrator appears to be dressed as the Nerd, his face is never on screen and always has white shirts, although [[CausticCritic he's not as angry as he usually is]]. Also, James Rolfe's wedding ring (which he never wears while playing the Nerd) can be seen in on his left hand in some of the scenes, suggesting that the reviewer was James Rolfe himself and not his Nerd persona.persona. The animated title card at the end also shows him wearing glasses, which Board James is never seen with.
2nd Aug '16 11:40:52 AM Morgenthaler
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** Board James uses [[AngryVideoGameNerd someone else's]] catchphrases abruptly in ''Video Games!'' [[spoiler: shortly before he becomes the Nerd.]]

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** Board James uses [[AngryVideoGameNerd [[WebVideo/AngryVideoGameNerd someone else's]] catchphrases abruptly in ''Video Games!'' [[spoiler: shortly before he becomes the Nerd.]]



* TheOner: [[spoiler:The entire shot of Board James transforming into the AngryVideoGameNerd never pans away from him from when he moves from backstage in Board James to the filming location of the Nerd videos, showing they're literally walking distance apart.]]

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* TheOner: [[spoiler:The entire shot of Board James transforming into the AngryVideoGameNerd WebVideo/AngryVideoGameNerd never pans away from him from when he moves from backstage in Board James to the filming location of the Nerd videos, showing they're literally walking distance apart.]]
30th Jul '16 10:31:20 AM nombretomado
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-->'''BoardJames:''' It's very '''stimulating''' cause you're always '''grabbing''' the '''balls''' underneath your '''gun'''. You gotta keep '''firing''' and '''reloading''' nonstop. But the gun gets '''jammed''' all the time.

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-->'''BoardJames:''' -->'''Board James:''' It's very '''stimulating''' cause you're always '''grabbing''' the '''balls''' underneath your '''gun'''. You gotta keep '''firing''' and '''reloading''' nonstop. But the gun gets '''jammed''' all the time.
22nd Jul '16 7:52:49 PM jormis29
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*** Amongst other BlackSpeech, James tries to say [[Film/TheDayTheEarthStoodStill1951 "Klaatu barada nikto"]] but ends up [[Film/ArmyOfDarkness coughing on the "nikto"]].

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*** Amongst other BlackSpeech, James tries to say [[Film/TheDayTheEarthStoodStill1951 "Klaatu barada nikto"]] "KlaatuBaradaNikto" but ends up [[Film/ArmyOfDarkness coughing on the "nikto"]].
13th Jun '16 11:22:17 AM MickJamesSupaFreak
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* EmbarrassingMiddleName: Motherfucker Mike's middle name is ''Clarence''.
31st May '16 9:59:26 AM stuffedninja
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It started out as a SpinOff of WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd, but is now its own series. It follows the same MidReviewSketchShow formula that the [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd AVGN]] helped popularize, but features a much less ''[[CausticCritic ''enraged]]'' style of reviewing, often focusing on the good too.

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It started out as a SpinOff of WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd, but is now its own series. It follows the same MidReviewSketchShow formula that the [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd AVGN]] helped popularize, but features a much less ''[[CausticCritic ''enraged]]'' enraged]]'' style of reviewing, often focusing on the good too.
23rd May '16 7:19:16 AM Kindle4Light
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* DuctTapeForEverything: Used in the Weapons and Warriors episode while setting up the game, because glue takes time to dry, and all is going to get fucked up again anyway.
** James seems to get a bad time keeping the pieces together with the tape. [[FridgeBrilliance The thing is, he's actually using masking blue tape, which has a weaker adhesive than regular tapes to A) be easily removable, and B) prevent further damage that a stronger tape could cause.]]

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* DuctTapeForEverything: Used in the Weapons and Warriors episode while setting up the game, because glue takes time to dry, and all is going to get fucked up again anyway.
** James
anyway. He seems to get a bad time keeping the pieces together with the tape. [[FridgeBrilliance The thing is, he's actually using masking blue tape, which has a weaker adhesive than regular tapes to A) be easily removable, and B) prevent further damage that a stronger tape could cause.]]though.
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