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Thoughts:
1) Wil Wheaton seems like it would be fun to game with.
2) They do an nice job making the rules come in easy, bite sized chunks
3) Still, watching folks board game gets a little slow by the last chunk of the episode. I'd love to see non-gamer reactions to it.
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I think the fact that they brought people in from other parts of the gaming/geeking community will help open up the market for boardgaming.
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...Still, watching folks board game gets a little slow by the last chunk of the episode. I'd love to see non-gamer reactions to it.


I found it to be really entertaining. IMHO, it is much better than reality TV shows or watching sports.

Honestly, if there was competitive gaming comparable to professional sports I would probably watch that...
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Fun show! However, due to its length I wonder if this wouldn't work better as a podcast.
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I enjoyed it.

Welp, I guess I gotta go buy Small World now.
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I think it's a well produced, great editing and has good rhythm. I think it's perfect for the wider audience, and a good medium to bring more non-hobbyists to the table. It's cool to see people in the media enjoy something I enjoy. When I envisioned what BGG TV "All Things Geek" should have been, this is what I meant.



For me personally though, it's just a bunch of folks who are just now finding out about something that was out of date a decade ago when it was called Vinci.
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That was a well produced introduction to Small World and board gaming in general. They did a great job presenting the game, explaining rules and demonstrating how fun it is to play. Nice first effort for Wil and his team.
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Who are these people? Seriously.
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It was well done, but I think limiting it to 15 (or maybe 20) minutes would have made it more likely that folks would watch it to the end. But great effort by Wheaton and pals!
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Drew1365 wrote:
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Who are these people? Seriously.


Uh, well . . . Wil Wheaton . . . and some other people.


I'd bet Grant is more recognized by the general public than Whil Wheaton.

And by general public, I mean me.
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this is so boring I'd rather castrate myself~

Put that on youtube and I'll watch it.
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Landstander wrote:
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this is so boring I'd rather castrate myself~

Put that on youtube and I'll watch it.
Inevitably there'll be people telling you how you did it wrong, and that it was boring.
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To me it felt like it was aimed at geeks who don't already play boardgames. I don't see that this would attract any new players from outside the sci-fi/fantasy fanbase. So, if you go to ComicCon but don't play boardgames yet, this show is for you. It's well produced but not as aimed at the mainstream as I was expecting.
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CrankyPants wrote:
Drew1365 wrote:
Cannibal Ox wrote:
Who are these people? Seriously.


Uh, well . . . Wil Wheaton . . . and some other people.


I'd bet Grant is more recognized by the general public than Whil Wheaton.

And by general public, I mean me.


Grant is very cool, he built Craig Ferguson's side kick robot Geoff

Oh, & I really enjoyed Will's show here. I'll be tuning into future episodes. It'd be nice to see him invite some game designers on to play.
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Drew1365 wrote:
Cannibal Ox wrote:
Who are these people? Seriously.


Uh, well . . . Wil Wheaton . . . and some other people.


I've never heard of or seen his name before this video. I was going to ask what is his claim to fame other than being annoying and obnoxious. Apparently he's been in a few movies and tv shows that I've never seen.
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Cannibal Ox wrote:
Drew1365 wrote:
Cannibal Ox wrote:
Who are these people? Seriously.


Uh, well . . . Wil Wheaton . . . and some other people.


I've never heard of or seen his name before this video. I was going to ask what is his claim to fame other than being annoying and obnoxious. Apparently he's been in a few movies and tv shows that I've never seen.

He was the annoying and obnoxious kid in one of the Star Trek TV series.
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dedbob wrote:
Cannibal Ox wrote:
Drew1365 wrote:
Cannibal Ox wrote:
Who are these people? Seriously.


Uh, well . . . Wil Wheaton . . . and some other people.


I've never heard of or seen his name before this video. I was going to ask what is his claim to fame other than being annoying and obnoxious. Apparently he's been in a few movies and tv shows that I've never seen.

He was the annoying and obnoxious kid in one of the Star Trek TV series.


Ahmed Best, you'll have your moment in 2019. Be patient.
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dedbob wrote:
Cannibal Ox wrote:
Drew1365 wrote:
Cannibal Ox wrote:
Who are these people? Seriously.


Uh, well . . . Wil Wheaton . . . and some other people.


I've never heard of or seen his name before this video. I was going to ask what is his claim to fame other than being annoying and obnoxious. Apparently he's been in a few movies and tv shows that I've never seen.

He was the annoying and obnoxious kid in one of the Star Trek TV series.


That might be why I've never heard of him.
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Cannibal Ox wrote:
dedbob wrote:
Cannibal Ox wrote:
Drew1365 wrote:
Cannibal Ox wrote:
Who are these people? Seriously.


Uh, well . . . Wil Wheaton . . . and some other people.


I've never heard of or seen his name before this video. I was going to ask what is his claim to fame other than being annoying and obnoxious. Apparently he's been in a few movies and tv shows that I've never seen.

He was the annoying and obnoxious kid in one of the Star Trek TV series.


That might be why I've never heard of him.


You've never seen Stand By Me either?
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JockiB wrote:
Cannibal Ox wrote:
dedbob wrote:
Cannibal Ox wrote:
Drew1365 wrote:
Cannibal Ox wrote:
Who are these people? Seriously.


Uh, well . . . Wil Wheaton . . . and some other people.


I've never heard of or seen his name before this video. I was going to ask what is his claim to fame other than being annoying and obnoxious. Apparently he's been in a few movies and tv shows that I've never seen.

He was the annoying and obnoxious kid in one of the Star Trek TV series.


That might be why I've never heard of him.


You've never seen Stand By Me either?


Nope.
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Cannibal Ox wrote:


Nope.


So essentially, we are arguing with someone with the same level of pop culture knowledge as my grandpa.
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I thought it was interesting to watch. I think their stated goal was to be similiar to Celebrity Poker in style and flavor. I would say mission accomplished. Wil did a fine job and it was well produced. To those who are critical, I would suggest that this was the FIRST episode and to allow them time to figure things out and tune the show a bit before being too harsh.

Overall, I'm looking forward to the next episode and hope that it turns into an Internet success.

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