The Politics of Competitive Board Gaming Amongst Friends

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Jay Cheel's friends play Settlers of Catan. Soda is poured, chips prepared, the board laid out, and then...a ruckus ensues. In this documentary, Cheel reveals the fractured relationships within one group of friends who play, fight, and eat snacks.

Sample exchange:

Gerry: "I remember screaming, and I'm not sure if I was intelligible or what I was screaming. Yeah, I can't remember, but it has nothing to do with my losing my temper that I can't remember."

Zak: "I think he may have said that he hated us all and he was sick of the game."

Language warning: two f-bombs, late in the video.

The Politics of Competitive Board Gaming Amongst Friends from Jay Cheel on Vimeo.

Okay, friends -- you know this video describes your lives. Who here has a board game nemesis?

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