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Did anyone else in the UK catch the final episode of the IT Crowd last night? For those who didn't, this excellent TV comedy, that already featured board games in previous episodes, went the whole hog in its final show and showcased Moss's own board game video review internet show. Yes, video reviews! It even ripped off Scott Nicholson's old 'board games with scott' music for the intro. I couldn't believe my eyes!

It was a complete p*** take of course, but to see at least 20 bgg-style games featured, along with hilarious made up euros such as 'Dutch Textile Trader' (T Vas' would have appreciated that particular jibe), on mainstream British telly, was a joy to behold. A parody of little old BGG content on one the UK's best ever TV shows! Amazing!

The twist of the show was that Moss was advised to wear tight womens' trousers to get more confidence, and so, changing into them like Superman, his first mumbling board game video review transforms into an explosive, super-cool (and even more cheesy) presentation style.

I also believe that the writer of the show, Graham Linehan (who also wrote Father Ted and other classics) actually enjoys boutique board gaming as it seems to be a thread running through the shows, what with another episode featuring a full D&D game too.

There's nothing up on youtube yet, but if we could find a link and add it here. There is a teaser of the episode here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ytmd5aHNvo
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Yes, watched and laughed and cringed throughout. They have featured board games before - they played D&D in one episode and the Days of Wonder boardgames and a few others have always been on the shelf behind Moss. I'm afraid this was the final nail in my 'coffin of coolness' as far as my wife is concerned. She just threw me rather pointed looks - and a withered raise of an eyebrow. Rather dreading meeting up with friends next time who know of my board game weakness... it'll be bad, really bad. I mean, I knew I was a bit geeky but come on.... are we really this bad. Oh dear, I rather think we are! Now I want more of Moss' youtube channel - make it real Ayoade - you know you want to!
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There's some of it up...

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Is there a repeat scheduled for this over the weekend? Perhaps it will be available via 4oD?
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I've been in electronic contact with Graham- I'll ask him about board games.
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I reckon there are a good few 'celebs' into our games, prbably lurking on the geek, too. David Walliams always features crazy board games in his sketches - both in Little Britain and Come Fly With Me he includes a couple of long sketches based on crazy game designs.
 
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What we need now is 'Ports of Essen' and 'Dutch Textile Trader' trending on The Hotness! C'mon geeks, you can do it...
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JoffW wrote:
Is there a repeat scheduled for this over the weekend? Perhaps it will be available via 4oD?

A repeat is scheduled tonight on 4seven (Sky:140, Freeview:47, Freesat:127, Virgin:195) at 9pm.
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JoffW wrote:
A repeat is scheduled tonight on 4seven (Sky:140, Freeview:47, Freesat:127, Virgin:195) at 9pm.

And it is now on 4od. I just had a look to see if they namechecked Reiner Knizia or if I'd misheard. I think I misheard.
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What we need now is 'Ports of Essen' and 'Dutch Textile Trader' trending on The Hotness! C'mon geeks, you can do it...
Nope you want Textile Trader Norfolk Edition.
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Looks like there's an episode of the fake board game review show available here:



Now, where can I find some women's trousers...
(or was I on the right track with the kilt?)
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I nearly wet myself laughing at this last night. The whole episode is on 4OD now. I want this web-series to be real.
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http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-it-crowd/4od

Stunning. Going out on a high. Those clips of Game Board will be plastered all over here pretty soon.
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Bagpuss42 wrote:
JoffW wrote:
A repeat is scheduled tonight on 4seven (Sky:140, Freeview:47, Freesat:127, Virgin:195) at 9pm.

And it is now on 4od. I just had a look to see if they namechecked Reiner Knizia or if I'd misheard. I think I misheard.


Close - I think Moss says that Ports of Essen and Textile Trader Norfolk Edition are two new games from "Reiner Knizski"
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For those of us not in the UK, the full episode has been posted on YouTube (at least for now...) at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyL8pETtEy4

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snicholson wrote:
Looks like there's an episode of the fake board game review show available here:



Now, where can I find some women's trousers...
(or was I on the right track with the kilt?)
Bit Slack of you not knowing what Moss is wearing.
 
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BGG reviews need more explosions...
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I didn't even know they were doing any more episodes after series 4. This is great!
 
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JoffW wrote:
JoffW wrote:
Is there a repeat scheduled for this over the weekend? Perhaps it will be available via 4oD?

A repeat is scheduled tonight on 4seven (Sky:140, Freeview:47, Freesat:127, Virgin:195) at 9pm.


Thanks for the information.
 
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I nearly wet myself laughing at this last night. The whole episode is on 4OD now. I want this web-series to be real.

It is real; only the names have been changed to protect the innocent!
 
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It's like art imitating life. It's what I think of most video boardgame reviews. Who am I kidding, all of them.
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MWChapel wrote:
It's like art imitating life. It's what I think of most video boardgame reviews. Who am I kidding, all of them.


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Poor Yorick wrote:
Close - I think Moss says that Ports of Essen and Textile Trader Norfolk Edition are two new games from "Reiner Knizski"

Yeah, something like that. The Essen reference is a nice touch, too.
 
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Watched it earlier on 4OD.
It was a great end to a classic comedy show.
The boardgame stuff was brilliant and I was delighted to see Richmond make an appearance!
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Had to get up just to watch this episode when I read about it. Thanks for the youtube link.

Brilliant!

Games on the shelf in the IT department:
Memoir
Simpsons Camelot
Mystery of the Abby
Ticket to Ride (SdJ Version)
War on Terror

As far as I remember they played War on Terror in one episode, although not with the real rules...

BOARD GAMES! BOARD! BOARD! GAMES!

brilliant episode
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