If you aren’t familiar Felica Day’s YouTube project Geek and Sundry, you should be. There is lots and lots to love about it. Felica’s Flog is really pretty awesome. Though really, I think the best part of the whole thing is Wil Wheaton’s contribution to the gaming world: TableTop.
Its like having 4 of your friends over to play a game. Now I know you’re thinking “Watching people play a game…booooring!” But its not, really. Partially because the majority of people on the show are actors, or TV people, so they know how to be on camera. Also, its produced…very well…so the slow parts are edited out, and the shows stay really interesting. My kids and I have watched nearly all of them, and its helped us find some great games to play together. Here are a couple of my favorite episodes from this season:
Ticket to Ride: Hands down, this is my favorite one from this first season. The group that plays really clicks together and its fun to watch. Ticket to Ride has ended up being one of our favorite games to play.
SmallWorld: This is the first episode, and though there are better ones, because Grant Imahara is in it, its my daughter’s favorite. Because of that, it ends up being mine.
Fiasco: There are about 5 people I know that I MUST play this game with. This is actually a 3 part episode (the gag reel is worth watching too). I’m only posting part one. You can find the setup here, part 2 here and the gag reel here. This just looks like such a fun game to play, and the group that plays this couldn’t have been more perfect. They had so much fun with it.
Really, all 16 episodes are worth it to me, but I’m a geek.
What kind of games do you play?