! BoardJames (James Rolfe)
A pretty normal guy, Board James is a kid at heart who collects board games as a hobby and plays with his sorta-friend, Motherfucker Mike.

* AlterEgoActing: Board James is a character, just like the AVGN, though it's probably a safe bet that he's much closer to the RealLife personality of James Rolfe than the Nerd.
* AuthorAvatar
* BerserkButton: [[spoiler: Bring up his dead friends and see if he's still nice to you then. '''''[[ItMakesSenseInContext "It wasn't me, IT WASN'T ME, IT WAS THE FUCKING PHONE!"]]''''']]
* BewareTheNiceOnes: As seen in "Shark Attack", where [[RageBreakingPoint he gets pissed off]] to such an extent that he yells at his friends in a really escalated TheReasonYouSuckSpeech.
** Even more so if you believe that [[spoiler:James killed Mike and Bootsy in the "Dream Phone" episode]].
* TheCameo: His appearance in ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}'', in which he briefly appears to explain how to play ''{{Risk}}''.
** Appeared in the "AVGN Games" episode of ''WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd'', to help the Nerd review an AVGN Monopoly game. He leaves in a huff when [[spoiler:the Nerd mentions that he'd been accused of killing his friends]].
* CatchPhrase: "Hey, I'm Board James. And when Board James is bored, I play some board games!"
** Subverted. It ''seems'' as if that was going to be his catchphrase, but actually he only said it in one episode.
* CrossOver: Appeared in WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd episode on AVGN games to show off a fan-made Monopoly game on the AVGN himself.
** And once again in the Board James episode focusing on video game based board games. [[spoiler:At least until the reveal that Board James ''is'' the Nerd.]]
* EvilLuddite: Has shades of this, as seen in "13 Dead End Drive", when he locks Mike and Bootsie in his basement with him and destroys their cellphones.
--> "'''''FUCK TECHNOLOGY!!!'''''"
* NiceGuy
** BewareOfTheNiceOnes: You wouldn't believe that such a nice guy could create such a sadistic board game. Then again, he made it when he was a kid, and KidsAreCruel.
*** Also, [[spoiler: the ending of the Dream Phone episode may suggest you should REALLY beware this nice guy]]... [[TheEndOrIsIt maybe.]]
* NiceHat: Several of them, actually.
* PlatformHell: Deadly Danger Dungeon, which he designed himself when he was a kid.
* PunnyName
* SanitySlippage: [[spoiler:The end of the Dream Phone episode ''really'' hints this.]]
** [[spoiler:As does the end of the Ouija/Domino Rally episode.]]
** [[spoiler:The Full House/Urkel Games episode confirms that there was no slippage, he was insane the whole time.]]
** [[spoiler:Then in the Board James/AVGN crossover finally confirms that Board James himself was a SplitPersonality of the Angry Video Game Nerd from the beginning.]]
* SirSwearsALot: [[BewareTheNiceOnes When angry.]]
* [[spoiler:SplitPersonality]]: [[spoiler:Which happens to be the Angry Video Game Nerd.]]

! Motherfucker Mike (Mike Matei)

* [[spoiler:BackFromTheDead]]
* CharacterExaggeration: Mike Matei also does videos on the [[http://cinemassacre.com/category/avgn/mikesglitches/ Cinemassacre site about game glitches]], and implies that he's good at finding them because he likes trying to break games and cheat his way through for the challenge. The character he plays on ''Board James'' is this turned up to 'dirty cheater' status.
* DeadpanSnarker
* GuestFighter: Is a playable character in ''VideoGame/TheAngryVideoGameNerdAdventures''. In the Nerd's own review of the game, he expresses some confusion, since he doesn't know who the hell Mike is. Funny enough, Board James had a cameo in that video, but didn't stick around long enough to see ''AVGN Adventures'' being played.
* LaserGuidedKarma / CoolAndUnusualPunishment: All the time, he's been cheating. The karmic whiplash? Mr. Bucket [[GroinAttack goes for his balls!]]
** Despite cheating a lot, [[CheatersNeverProsper it's usually Board James the one that wins in the end.]]
* [[spoiler:ImaginaryFriend]]
* JerkAss: Cheats ''a lot''. I mean, how do you think he got the nickname "Motherfucker Mike"?
* LazyBum: Sits on his ass while James is busy setting up Weapons and Warriors.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Motherfucker Mike is basically a caricature of those people you knew who would be poor sports, cheat at games, refuse to help set it up, or get bored mid-way. If you played a lot of board games, you ''knew'' someone like this.
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Board James rarely seems to notice him cheating, even when it should be obvious. [[spoiler: Then, in the Full House/Urkel Games episode, it's suggested there's a good reason he never noticed...]]
* VitriolicBestBuds: Mike gives James a really hard time when they play board games, but as seen in the "Mister Bucket" review, they get along just fine otherwise.

! Bad Luck Bootsie (Bootsy Spankins, P.I.)

* [[spoiler:BackFromTheDead]]
* BestialityIsDepraved: Mike accuses him of fucking a frog, which he denies. Then James accuses him of fucking a fish, and to James's horror he remains silent, confirming the accusation. Then he clarifies that he fucked a ''dolphin'', which is a mammal, not a fish. Although, he does later try to fuck the shark from Shark Attack, and sharks ''are'' fish. Maybe James gave him the idea.
* TheDitz: By the Splat! episode, he seems to have cemented himself as this kind of character...
** GeniusDitz: ...even though he apparently has a degree in bioengineering.
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: To the point that [[spoiler:both James and Mike are completely unfazed by his death]]. You can't help but wonder why Board James keeps allowing him in his house... [[spoiler:or imagined him to begin with]].
* GroinAttack: As of TheStinger of the "Shark Attack" episode, he now wears a hook on his crotch.
* [[spoiler:ImaginaryFriend]]
* TheJinx: Though it's his clumsiness and carelessness that causes bad luck for others.
* TheKlutz
* PasteEater: During Splat!, he ate all the Play-Doh, just because it smelled nice. Then he [[VomitDiscretionShot put it all back]].
* TooDumbToLive
* RememberTheNewGuy

!Mr. Bucket

* AnimateInanimateObject
* CatchPhrase: "Hi, I'm Mr. Bucket, and ''I want to suck on your '''balls!'''''"
* DepravedHomosexual: ''Really'' enjoys...well, you know.
* GagNose:
-->'''Motherfucking Mike:''' Looks like a drunk [[BewareTheSillyOnes or a child molester or something]].
* GroinAttack: Poor Mike.
* LivingToys
* NotSoHarmlessVillain
* PerversePuppet
* [[spoiler: RedHerring: To Dream Phone.]]

!Dream Phone

* AnimateInanimateObject
* CharacterAsHimself: The credits list its voice actor as "?????". [[note]]"The Making of Board James" shows that Bootsy is the one who voiced the phone.[[/note]]
* [[spoiler:KnifeNut: Carries a bloody knife throughout his killing spree.]]
* LivingToys
* [[spoiler:SerialKiller]]

! Fight Promoter
One of many cards in the Lie Detector game.

* InspectorJavert: To Board James [[spoiler: since he thinks James killed his friends.]]