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Marty Connell
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Where has the week gone? I had such a great time answering questions and interacting with the community. But all good things come to and end. And with that I'd like to introduce the new Geek of the Week, Barry Doublet!

Barry provides some great content for the community through videos, podcasts and original songs. He's always entertaining and gives me a good laugh. Let's hear some more from Barry!

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Wow!

I have been called all sorts of names in my life... Idiot...Fool...Freak (close but no cigar)...Weirdo...Girls Blouse. But the name that I always wanted to be remembered by was Geek, way before it was Chic. “Here lies Barry Doublet the Geek. May his weird ways rest with him in the grave.”

When at school, I stood out, but not in a sore thumb way. Everybody knew me but nobody ever talked to me. Bully’s would leave me alone. Cute girls would giggle and run. Friends were few and far between. And my big aspiration in life was to be a stunt man. Because playing Star Wars in the street with the other kids always left me with the role of a Stormtrooper...Or R2! Needless to say, I enjoyed dieing, over and over again. In new and imaginative ways. That explains why I like playing games and don’t mind losing.

My family were card game players, so I got interested in Whist, Rummy, Uno. Every sunday, the whole family would sit around the table and play after lunch, through tea time, until the stars started to pop up. It was an honor, when I was of age, to be invited to play with the grown ups. And something that I missed after my grandparents died. The replacement of MB games never held my interest for too long, until HeroQuest arrived.

HeroQuest was a game I could get behind. I could play the bad guy, having his minions slaughtered and his plans destroyed by my hero friends. Spending many a saturday in some great adventure. Then I discovered Munchkin...then Heroscape...then BGG. And the people of BGG (and later friends) who are like me. Jackpot!!!

I was hooked. Watching Tom Vasel videos (because they were the best) till the cows came home. Then on a spout of redundancy (after moving to another country) I decided to mimic my hero and highlight all the errors and editing faults of his video, and post it on youtube. It was something to pass the time and I didn’t think anyone would care. But people did care and Tom himself, after giggling at this, ask me to make more video for his channel. I so I did. Concentrating on reviewing games and explaining rules in a way that I thought need to be done. And thus was born “Board Games Everybody Should…” A series of board game reviews with humor and clowing. But not content with being a “one trick pony,” (or a pony of any sort) or being like everyone else does, I did other things. Board game songs. Playthroughs. Sketches. A soundtrack CD (Last Night by The Balance Of Power (GO DOWNLOAD IT NOW!!!)) for horror boards games. And now a LIVE podcast with Kevin Burkhardsmeier. “Burky and Badger’s Board Game Babble.”

I never thought that I would be where I am today. Always thinking that I would end up a nameless shemp or stormtrooper #53,446. Thank you to all of you other geeks, friends and board game lovers. And especially Marty Connell for making me the GEEK OF THE WEEK.


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Which of the following three items from Barry is a lie?
My three music children have created a band and I currently mixing their first song
I have a love of uprooting weed and planting vegetables
I was in the final of an Hanabi tournament
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And do kick off Barry's week, here is his first question..

You go into the market craving some sweet treats. What item do you end up buying?
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Josh Malbon
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Congrats
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I don't believe Barry could keep quite enough to play in a Hanabi tournament! : )
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Congratulations, Barry! Much deserved. I've quite enjoyed your segments on the Dice Tower and appreciated your humor. I'm especially fond of the hilarious video you did for Heroscape. Enjoy your week! Cheers!

What's your favorite game of those released so far in 2016?
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Congratulations, Barry, enjoy your week!
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rockxhero wrote:
I don't believe Barry could keep quite enough to play in a Hanabi tournament! : )


Golden.
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Congrats on officially attaining gecko status. Your videos are entertaining and informative. Do I have a question for you yet? Je ne sais pas... you'll have to wait.
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Congratulations Barry. Hope you are having a great week!

What is your favorite spaceship? And why?
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Many congrats, Barry...or may I call you 'Baz'?

Barrington?

Bee-dog?

Barribaldi?

Anyway, a few questions for you:

[1] What is your favourite species of Sponge (and why?)

[2] How would you make use of your boardgames, in a non-playing way, during the last days of human civilization?

[3] Talking of musical theatre: what is your favourite quantum particle (and why)?

[4] Grease 2 OR Stayin' Alive? (see IMDB for more info)

[6] What happened to question no. 5?

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Congrats Barry! Enjoy your week!
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Congratulations Barry!
Have a great week!
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Bravo Barry!
A great big thank you for your involvement in the gaming hobby.

My question: As a brit living in France, what do you miss most about England. What do you miss the least? What do you like the most about France and what do you like the least? (if you can answer that last one without hurting the feelings of your hosts...)

Cheers!
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Get in, Barry!! My question: What makes French games unique?
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Congratulations Barry!
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Girls Blouse?
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Congratulations on making Geek of the Week!

I have a few questions for you......
1 What is your opinion of war gaming?
2 Do you have a favorite war game; if so, what is it?
3 What are your opinions or memories of playing Risk?
4 What are your opinions or memories of playing Axis & Allies?
5 What game would you tell all gamers about that just has no publicity and that nobody knows about?
6 What game reminds you most of your dreams of being a stunt man?

I thank you for your time. thumbsup cool

-M_R
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Congrats Barry! Enjoy your week as top Geek thumbsup
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Congrats Barry and enjoy your week!
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All right. Then, fine. The title is "Cheese Song". Eh-hem. Hn... Here I go:
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Congratulations Barry! Enjoy your week thumbsup

Here's my usual questions:
What's the weirdest thing that's happened while you were playing?
What's your favorite comic/manga (if you have one)?
If you could have one superpower what would it be?

Thanks
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Hello Chapettes
Thank you for all your kind words =)
I will endever to respond to you all, because this honor has fallen on the GREAT FRENCH GRAPE HARVEST. So I am working very long shifts for - day straight.
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rockxhero wrote:
I don't believe Barry could keep quite enough to play in a Hanabi tournament! : )

What...what...WHAT!!!
I can do, if "the wife" is playing with me =P
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Naomiooooo8 wrote:
Congrats on officially attaining gecko status. Your videos are entertaining and informative. Do I have a question for you yet? Je ne sais pas... you'll have to wait.


je ne peux pas attendre pour entendre votre question
=D
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Jocab wrote:
Congratulations Barry. Hope you are having a great week!

What is your favorite spaceship? And why?

Tough one...
either the Enterprise, Serenity, the Liberator or anything chicken shaped.

to be continued...
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tonyboydell wrote:
Many congrats, Barry...or may I call you 'Baz'?

Barrington?

Bee-dog?

Barribaldi?

Anyway, a few questions for you:

[1] What is your favourite species of Sponge (and why?)

[2] How would you make use of your boardgames, in a non-playing way, during the last days of human civilization?

[3] Talking of musical theatre: what is your favourite quantum particle (and why)?

[4] Grease 2 OR Stayin' Alive? (see IMDB for more info)

[6] What happened to question no. 5?



Bazza or Badger is fine. But if you see me in person "CHAAAAAAAAAAAAP" will earn you a hug.

1)Favorite sponge is the one that cleans between my checks
2)I'd re-enact the scene at the end of Time Bandits
3)Cheese (I live in france)
4)Grease 2 (I have heard its better than the first one)
6)Well, Babylon 5 was sent back in time to help Valen in the war against the shadows...so it went with! (nope, that was B4)
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Congratulations, Barry!

Whats the best game you've ever only played once?

Whats the best game you've ever only played twice?

Whats the best game you've ever only played three times?
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