YMMV / Board James

  • Awesome Moments:
    • James reaching his Rage Breaking Point and upright screaming at Mike and Bootsy at the end of "Shark Attack".
    • James' acting at the end of "Dream Phone". It's sure to send a chill down your spine.
    • The show's long-awaited return after a two-year period of absence. And it was on April Fools' Day, and it wasn't a joke.
    • James laying waste to Mike's army in "Weapons in Warriors"... When the former had only one guy left!
    • In the "Ouija / Domino Rally" episode, there was Mike appearing as Elvis and killing Mr. Bucket and the Dream Phone, simultaneously saving James.
  • Awesome Music: Every time Bootsy Spankins appears, he also comes with some awesome music for the board game of the episode.
  • Ear Worm:
    • All of the "theme songs" for the different board games. It got to the point where some people actually thought they were from the actual commercials, not knowing they were performed by Bootsy, despite the first two songs containing Precision F Strikes for the specific purpose of making it as obvious as possible that they were not from the actual commercials. Instead, it just caused people to be shocked that the songs were allowed to be played on TV. This may be why the Shark Attack episode just has Bootsy doing a cover of the actual commercial song.
    • "When the devil calls your name...YOU BETTER FUCKING ABIIIIIIIDE!"
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Deadly Danger Dungeon had gotten tons of popularity in its episode that not only did people make their own versions, but Board James even uploaded his own version for people to play.
  • Fridge Brilliance: Why can't he stick broken game pieces together well? Because 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.
  • Girl-Game Ghetto: Despite Dream Phone having been made with little girls in mind, it seemed to break out of it when James, Mike, and Bootsy said in the review that they actually enjoyed playing the game themselves.
  • He Really Can Act: James' acting from the end of "Dream Phone" onwards is genuinely impressive in showcasing a man that's gone batshit crazy.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • In the Mr. Bucket review, he keeps joking about how dirty a concept Mr. Bucket is. Suffice to say that it was hardly the last time buckets were seen as dirty.
    • An episode of a certain other web series has the titular character realize he doesn't have any friends to play a game with him. He also has to 'resurrect' someone just to have someone to play with.
    • In "Deadly Danger Dungeon," James mentions making his own board game version of Street Fighter II as a kid. In "Video Games," he reviews an official board game version of it.
    • At the end of Doggie Doo a special thanks is given to Anna and Elsa.
  • Memetic Molester: Mr. Bucket. He just wants to suck on your balls.
  • Narm:
    • Despite the Dream Phone episode being a fairly effective horror movie pastiche otherwise, the revelation that the phone was the killer is rather silly — particularly when it starts going around the house holding a knife. Yes, a phone somehow holding a knife by its side.
    • The Mr. Bucket episode, which was also Darker and Edgier. The fact that James and Mike allows themselves to be terrorized by a fucking plastic bucket says a lot.
      • In one instance, James tells Mr. Bucket to get away from him and instead attack Mike, and the bucket obliges. James then comes over and acts terrified as if he didn't just let the event unfolding in front of his eyes occur.
  • Nightmare Fuel: See here.
  • Rewatch Bonus: So many examples that Word of God has encouraged viewers to search for themselves.
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: The combat theme from Weapons and Warriors sounds a lot like He's a Pirate.

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