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Omega Virus – Board James (Episode 20) Game Review

December 9, 2019

[Horror-style music] [Suspenseful music] Let’s play a game. I don’t get to play very much any more, and I’ve been bored. Very bored. And when Board James is bored, I play some board games. You like board games, right? Well, let’s check out the attic here and dust off some old memories. Wow, it’s amazing all the stuff you can find. Childhood relics that have been locked away for so long. Remember all of these, the Elvis board games? I don’t. Elvis King Of Rock, Elvis Monopoly, Elvis-Opoly?! Do you think there’s enough? No Respect? Rodney Dangerfield gets his own game too? Where did I get this game? Let me see this. This is the ugliest board I’ve ever seen. That guy still gets no respect. What does stacking numbered columns have to do with Rodney Dangerfield? Has anyone ever played this?! Even the people on the back of the box couldn’t take the picture without drinking whiskey. Executive Decision? Oh, dear. Object of the game: as the top-level executive of a large corporation, each player makes monthly decisions regarding the purchase of raw materials and the manufacturing and selling of finished goods. Wow, real exciting game. Somebody has no fucking imagination! Of all the things you can make board games about! Dragons, battleships, medieval armies, business management. All right, let’s see what I got here. [Suspenseful Music] Yeah, now we’re fucking talking! The Omega Virus. This is what you call a board game. It’s the type of game my friends wouldn’t want to play. It’s too complicated. They called me a nerd for playing It. The moment you open the box, they say ‘Oh shit, my mom’s calling me.’ Well, now it’s not like I have anybody to play with anyway, because… never mind. Look at the detail. This is a work of art right here. The instruction manual looks like a comic book. It is a comic book. And instructions. This is amazing. The year is 2051. The place is Battle-SAT 1 Space Station, equipped with lasers designed to protect the Earth from meteors. All of a sudden, the station is taken over by a computer virus. Class-8, omega, self-replicating, highly anthrophobic. The virus aims the station’s lasers toward planet Earth to annihilate all humans. You take control of the highly-trained commandos. The objective: find the virus and terminate It. The only way to stop it is by finding three AVDs. What, you don’t know what AVDs are? Anti-virus devices. Duh. The negatron, the disruptor, and the decoder. The game works on a time limit. You can set it anywhere between ten and thirty minutes, depending on the patience of your friends. When the timer runs out, the virus takes over and everybody loses. So you gotta play quick. It puts a fire under your ass. Before you can find the AVDs, you have to gain access to the colored rooms by finding access cards. So the more cards you have, the more rooms you can enter. When you enter a room, you explore it by punching in the room code. [Electronic voice: 0, 1, 0] [Electronic voice: blue access card found] Okay, I put in two to explore, and then one point, two points- [Electronic voice: Fifteen minutes until time.] I’m trying to put in the code! Shut up! [Electronic voice: Hehehe!] [Electronic voice: 1, 2, 0. Probe found.] I found a probe robot. That’s like having a second player, so you can cover twice the space. Oh, and speaking of which, to win, you want to be the first player to stop the virus, so it’s a competitive game. Imagine if there WAS a virus ready to destroy the Earth. Couldn’t they all cooperate? [Electronic voice: Blue, help me.] [Electronic voice – mockingly: Help me, help me, help me] Shut up, Shut up! I’m trying to play the fucking game! [Electronic voice – in disgust: You human scum.] What’s the point of putting in codes anyway? How about just have a deck of cards? Even better, put the cards on the rooms. One for each player. That way, you don’t have to keep track of which rooms you’ve already been in. [Electronic voice: Yellow, help me.] But wouldn’t you miss that voice? [Electronic voice: Help me, help me. Fool.] [Electronic voice – in disgust: You human scum.] Not to mention, you have to keep track of a secret code that’s unique to each player. If you hear your code after you’ve explored a room, that means the virus is in that room. For that particular player. Not for the others. [Electronic voice: Security breach! Security breach!] Oh no, the virus is attacking! Gotta defend by punching in two random numbers. [Electronic explosion sounds] [Electronic voice laughing] Find the AVDs. There isn’t enough. 0, 1, 2, center shut down. Disruptor locator, 0, 2, 0, reverse the anti-matter integrator! Use the auto-1 matter neutralizer!. [Electronic sounds] Play the standard isolation systems. Increase the quantum gravinite thrusters! Polarize the alphatronic materialization stratowave! 1, 2, 0! [Electronic Sounds] Reflectatron! 1, 2, 2! [Electronic voice: Enter room code – 0, 0, 2.] Whoa Whoa Whoa Whoa Woah Woah Woah! [Rock Music]


  • Reply HansDampf1911 March 11, 2019 at 8:54 am

    I still own a german version and the virus taunts are incredibly hilarious to this day. ???

  • Reply BC Nation March 18, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    hElP mE! hElP mE!

  • Reply NorybDrol82 March 23, 2019 at 3:40 am

    I totally forgot about this game! I could only get my dad to play it with me. I am pretty sure only he knew how to play as I don't think even I quite knew all the rules.

  • Reply LordKraken3 March 28, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    H E H E H E H E E E E

  • Reply Brandonn Leyva March 30, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    You like games really

  • Reply Robert Pich March 30, 2019 at 4:32 pm


  • Reply Alejandro Garcia April 1, 2019 at 5:38 am

    James, I love your videos. Dude i used to own a toy gun just like the one you have in 6:11 unfortunately i lost it over 20 something years ago. Seeing it again even on video brings a smile to my face. Hard nostalgia feels right now. Just out of curiosity what was it called or who made it? I also remember seeing a movie with that same gun but I don´t remember what moovie it was. It woud mean the world to me if you could give me some info on the toy gun so i can find it online and buy it. Thanks and keep up the awesome videos!

  • Reply member of chat April 1, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    this video is 4 years old today

  • Reply Renacimiento April 3, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    Oh shit. My mom is calling me." ?

  • Reply Octodude April 6, 2019 at 9:52 pm

    4:58 Look at the games in the background. E.T. makes sense AVGN movie was out around 2015. But look at the other games, Hangman, and How to Host a Murder. Really makes you think doesn't it.

  • Reply Savior 1332 April 7, 2019 at 10:58 pm

    I remember that gun James had at the end. One if the greatest toys ever

  • Reply Bill Beis April 10, 2019 at 5:23 pm

    2:58 Master chief

  • Reply TARDISChameleon 1973 April 17, 2019 at 3:42 am

    Why can't you do Wheel of Fortune the board game

  • Reply 황석현 April 18, 2019 at 3:07 pm


  • Reply yeahboy 2k3 April 20, 2019 at 7:52 am

    Is it me or was the beginning of this kind of… creepy.

  • Reply RequiemPoete April 21, 2019 at 6:04 am

    I liked that the virus and computer talked smack to each other and you.

  • Reply Nick Ducharme April 22, 2019 at 4:34 am

    Looks like a fun board game

  • Reply mr langustinos May 1, 2019 at 2:45 am


  • Reply Juggalo Magic Ninja MCL May 9, 2019 at 11:17 pm

    YO NERD, whats the name of that sword-gun toy combo? My best friend had one of those as a kid, it was absolutely amazing! Haven't seen that thing in over 20 years!!

  • Reply Johnny Tran May 10, 2019 at 1:12 am

    Hey what toy gun is this


  • Reply alex dias May 11, 2019 at 4:23 pm

    I want to play war or Risk

  • Reply Senpai ThatFriendzonesyou May 19, 2019 at 7:34 am

    Where does board james keep his warhammer minis?

  • Reply ZER0 F0X May 19, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    This could become a full on movie

  • Reply Megamodpod ! May 21, 2019 at 2:06 pm

    Back then* games were crazy as shit with awesome mechanics and rules.
    Now* 90% of board games are shit. Like actually shit like doggy doo and i think i saw a game where it was hop scotch but you have to avoid stepping in poop because you're blind folded

  • Reply TomDenney Art June 8, 2019 at 4:29 am


  • Reply Evan Vance June 17, 2019 at 4:59 am

    Love how its like DOOM with the colored keys and doors.

  • Reply slamdeathgrindmachine June 26, 2019 at 9:44 am

    You should do a spin off of this and make this into a don't series and play shitty board games and I played some shity board games in my day so I can relate lol

  • Reply Jonathan Tsang June 26, 2019 at 11:28 am

    This reminds me of System Shock, remember that game?

  • Reply DOSRetroGamer June 29, 2019 at 6:05 am

    you know it's serious when James brings on the dildo.

  • Reply Richard Wise June 29, 2019 at 6:29 pm

    Loved this game

  • Reply Christopher T aus W June 30, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    Wenn eine Banane versucht, ein Kind mit eine Amsel zu machen! !

  • Reply 180DegreeMason June 30, 2019 at 9:05 pm


  • Reply Internet Explorer July 2, 2019 at 4:58 am

    Now that's a board game

  • Reply wildxxxvenom July 2, 2019 at 7:23 am

    Love this game been trying to remember what it was called , THX

  • Reply Fire Angel Productions July 2, 2019 at 10:44 pm

    a space station that blasts meteors how much did we destroy the ozone in the future

  • Reply littlemimus July 3, 2019 at 10:38 pm

    that ending. what the fuck did i just watch

  • Reply An3 July 8, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    GunSword! Clearly the Coolest thing he found cleaning out his Attic…

  • Reply Spellbinder July 9, 2019 at 4:57 am

    i remember seeing commercials for this when i was a kid, couldn't find it at Kmart

  • Reply Alexdias Dias July 9, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    I want to play some board games like war Risk I love strategy games

  • Reply The Handimals July 9, 2019 at 9:57 pm

    Can this be remade

  • Reply Minae2584 July 10, 2019 at 7:12 am

    This fucking game randomly started talking in the middle of the night when I was staying over at a friend’s place as a kid and I have never been more terrified!

  • Reply Shayne Carter-Murray July 10, 2019 at 5:11 pm

    It was great until the timer started speeding up…10 mins became 5…

  • Reply Jay Robinson July 14, 2019 at 6:14 am

    Pause at 2:58 the guy with the gun looks like doom guy

  • Reply Эйс Вентура July 16, 2019 at 3:43 am

    wow O_O

  • Reply Michael Winters July 17, 2019 at 3:24 am

    Dude u brought my childhood back I had that gun from the end shot didnt remember it till now

  • Reply Simon July 21, 2019 at 6:39 am

    So when does Board James get his own intro song?

  • Reply AxZelJibanyan Anims July 22, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    So the universe is trying to mix AVGN and Board James. Makes me think of the resonance effect in Inazuma Eleven Go : Chronostone.

  • Reply xuanbao Xb2103 July 26, 2019 at 3:22 am


  • Reply Joe Mama July 31, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    Game unvulontary inspires T pain album

  • Reply Gregory Galyan August 4, 2019 at 6:10 am

    I remember playing this game! I looked for so long trying to figure out what it was called. I was very excited to find out James had already reviewed it. I watch his videos about 4 hours a week so I am surprised I didn’t already watch it.

  • Reply Randominator August 4, 2019 at 11:18 pm


  • Reply Fenris Marrodane August 8, 2019 at 10:06 pm


  • Reply Rick H August 10, 2019 at 2:10 am

    This might be my favorite board james episode ever! How awesome was that ? riff?! Amd that game looks as fun as it is complicated. Loved all of this

  • Reply dante040 August 11, 2019 at 2:09 pm

    Board james isnt as funny as avgn but the long form story telling and development make it cinematically better

  • Reply KevinP5335 August 13, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    Crazy Flashback, I had that same sword/gun combo toy. Man…Good Times.

  • Reply Enrico vanderswanlake August 16, 2019 at 11:27 am

    Its so brilliant

  • Reply TwoDigitScout August 16, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    I got this as a kid for Christmas, probably 92, and I still have it.

  • Reply SuperNGaming YT August 17, 2019 at 10:10 pm

    1 like=1 friend for James

  • Reply SuperNGaming YT August 17, 2019 at 10:17 pm


  • Reply Joyson Wildhart August 18, 2019 at 7:12 am

    this game is dope af and the story is amazing too wtf this is amazing

  • Reply Joyson Wildhart August 18, 2019 at 7:13 am

    and the artwork is 10/10

  • Reply Fuzzy Skinner August 21, 2019 at 2:21 am

    Someone should make a smartphone app to replace the computer for this game! Then just 3D-print some pieces, print out a board, and there you go…

  • Reply Wade August 25, 2019 at 10:02 pm

    This happened to me in real life back in 1983.

  • Reply Scarabic Enterprises August 27, 2019 at 1:10 am


  • Reply Tea Jay August 27, 2019 at 7:22 am

    2:40 ……. how i feel

  • Reply Tea Jay August 27, 2019 at 7:26 am

    OMG i got that sword gun for christmas as a little kid!!!!!!

  • Reply Mr. Jodaniels August 28, 2019 at 12:24 pm

    Ahhhhhh I had that crazy gun sword thing as a kid! Was like my fav toy ever! I have never seen it anywhere else!

  • Reply alex dias August 28, 2019 at 11:40 pm

    I like strategy board games like chess, civilization a new dawn,and war

  • Reply Ken Bober August 29, 2019 at 1:45 am

    I still have that game! Got it for my birthday when it was new!

  • Reply Ron Happold August 30, 2019 at 8:04 am

    This is kind of like Spacehulk lol

  • Reply no name August 31, 2019 at 6:31 am

    That game looks fucking cool.

  • Reply PHILSWIFTY69 September 1, 2019 at 4:04 am

    Why hasnt anyone tried to figure out the lore of the entire board james series?

  • Reply cantthinkofagoodname September 5, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    developer of executive decision: "what shall we base our game on"
    high af intern : "STONKS"

  • Reply Frosty L September 7, 2019 at 10:11 am

    It's mind boggling that this is now 4 years old. What a great series

  • Reply Kevin Marsh September 9, 2019 at 9:09 am

    It looks like halo

  • Reply Jen n Ninja September 9, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    Totally had that gun at the end ….never were my friends so suprised when I yanked a sword out of my gun!!!???

  • Reply kyle the dued September 12, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    5:12 ad

  • Reply Cruz Guzman September 16, 2019 at 5:27 am

    Did you kill all your childhood friend's? You seem like a cool guy!

  • Reply Lady Thanos September 16, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    Love the easter eggs in the background 2:39

  • Reply eo September 17, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    What's the music at the end? Sounds like Quake 2

  • Reply Dave B September 20, 2019 at 3:42 am

    Fuck em up Nerd !!!!!!!

  • Reply Tim R September 23, 2019 at 7:05 am

    Had this as a kid and it was the best board game ever made

  • Reply Julian Taylor September 25, 2019 at 2:11 am

    i wonder if there is a modern equivalent of this game

  • Reply travos k September 29, 2019 at 3:28 pm


  • Reply Noob Owl October 3, 2019 at 12:05 am

    I need this game in my life

  • Reply MrJakeboy24 October 7, 2019 at 4:39 am

    Board James Season 3 is like Twin Peaks Season 3. Both are very different from what came before, but are still both wonderful and chilling in their own right.

  • Reply Pigpog101 October 10, 2019 at 2:10 am

    I have this game

  • Reply Antonio Mod October 13, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    Nowadays I have Spanish version yet! I think it is a great game. 🙂

  • Reply Preston K. Productions October 16, 2019 at 2:18 pm

    I'm the baaaaaad guuuuy… 3:33

  • Reply cyborg264 October 17, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    Executive Decision? Then you would love Acquire, also from maker 3M Bookshelf Games. Played Acquire alot and it was quite intense, to be honest.

  • Reply matheus 3511 October 19, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    I want that game

  • Reply Chris lein October 26, 2019 at 4:55 am


  • Reply Derek Walker October 27, 2019 at 10:15 am

    $50 on eBay!

  • Reply Ghost Chaser December 4, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    Not going to lie..this looks like a pretty badass board game.

  • Reply RedCrim Chan December 5, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    Why we never see this series again ?

  • Reply Doom Guy December 5, 2019 at 11:28 pm

    This is just Doom the board game.

  • Reply Omega December 7, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    I've been tested, I have no such virus.

  • Reply Ari-Sketoboy December 7, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    I love how James is sort of insane at the beginning after Dream Phone

  • Reply Jay Williams December 8, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    6:09 now that’s how you take care of a viruse

  • Reply KingDom's Kingdom December 8, 2019 at 10:56 pm

    im 37 i had this as a kid and never played it once never found anyone to play this one w lmao

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