The Politics of Competitive Board Gaming Amongst Friends

I just caught this highly entertaining geek culture documentary short film by Jay Cheel, host of the Documentary Blog podcast, which is one of my favorite podcasts. It’s called “The Politics of Competitive Board Gaming Amongst Friends.”

The Politics of Competitive Board Gaming Amongst Friends (April 20, 2012)

Release Date: April 20, 2012
Genres: Documentary
Runtime: 11 min
Original Title: The Politics of Competitive Board Gaming Amongst Friends
Original Film Language: English
Through first hand accounts and dramatic recreations, director Jay Cheel examines the mental breakdown of a man who loses his cool during a friendly night of board games, proving that even the most trivial things sometimes have the highest stakes.

The short doc has a really cool use of ironic slow motion. All the interviews are looking straight into the camera — very Errol Morris.

If you love board games, like Settlers of Catan, you’ll appreciate this film. You can see the whole thing here:

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