My Simplistic Review of Table Top

20 Aug

I really like this YouTube show, TableTop.

It’s where they take old tables, remove the tops, and teach you how to refurbish them. So fascinating. Makes my power tool belt giddy with excitement. Today’s installment dealt with a 200 year old coffee table once used by Napoleon. Apparently he wasn’t fond of coasters, also left several burnt cigarette holes in the top and some sort of nasty white film all over the left side. Our host Wil Wheaton, of Stand By Me and Star Trek fame, will take us on a magical transformation of bringing this table top back to mint condition. Just like the day Napoleon got it from Chambres to Go.

Ok. The show is not really about that.

You probably already knew that.

Because you’re smart.

And I have a confession to make. I don’t own a power tool belt. I don’t even own any power tools. (I will spare you the obvious joke.)

I shouldn’t. I could probably, easily staple my hand to the wall…while installing floor tile.

But when I describe the show to you, it may or may not sound just as lame.

But it’s not. Trust me.

Wil Wheaton, of Stand By Me and Star Trek fame, invites 3 internet celebrities to play board games with him while they film and edit it into a nice under 30 minute package.

Wait. Don’t click out of this post yet….

You have to watch. I promise you’ll find it entertaining.

I so want to play a game with Wil Wheaton, of Stand By Me and Star Trek fame. I’m not saying I’m an internet celebrity, I’m just saying Wil Wheaton, of Stand By Me and Star Trek fame, makes playing board games look super fun again.

That is until I gather my own kids together to try to recreate the show, pull out a board game…

…get the cries of, “Do we have to? I would rather play video games!”…

…stop the, “You’re cheating! fight”…

…listen to the, “I’m quitting!” declarations…

…and wish I was playing with Wil Wheaton, of Stand By Me and Star Trek fame, and his friends instead.

I decided to give it a try with one particular game that I thought everyone would like: Ticket To Ride. A big disappointment thanks to Target with a 50 dollar price tag. Just kind of broke right now…that money needs to go to groceries.

Amazon had a little better price…but I don’t know how much shipping would be…

Check it out on YouTube. There are about 9 or 10 episodes, maybe more, a different game each week. Plus bonus features.

I like bonus features.

Side Note: Wil Wheaton, of Stand By Me and Star Trek fame, has a hot wife.

Side Note Part Two: I hope that didn’t hurt my chances of getting on the show.

Side Note Part Three: David Harding wants to play as well…can we be on the same show?

Side Note Part Four: If the hot wife comment made you mad…Wil Wheaton, of Stand By Me and Star Trek fame…don’t punish David Harding…that was all me.

14 Responses to “My Simplistic Review of Table Top”

  1. Christopher De Voss August 20, 2012 at 4:12 PM #

    Two goofy guys and a hot chick. Perfect. That’s what is usually on the show. We are so in.

  2. Bumba August 20, 2012 at 5:14 PM #

    I think they should call it a bored game. Your commentary was OK, but lacked any zombie refences.

    • Christopher De Voss August 21, 2012 at 9:48 AM #

      They play a game on one episode called Zombie Dice. Check it out, maybe not so boring for you. I like the show because most of the games I have never even heard of before. Not everyone likes board games. To each their own.

  3. Maddie Cochere August 20, 2012 at 11:38 PM #

    Oh, I see. I have no one to have game night with, so I watch other people have their game night. I’m good with that. I kind of dig Colin Ferguson anyway. I see these people are chattier than the guys who play poker.

    • Christopher De Voss August 21, 2012 at 9:51 AM #

      As a poker player, you don’t want to be too chatty. Gives away tells. I never watched Colin’s show, so this is the first I have heard of him. Seems cool though.

      • Maddie Cochere August 21, 2012 at 10:23 AM #

        I found Eureka in season three. The show was such a hoot to me, I went to Hulu and watched all of the back episodes, and then stayed with the series. I watch a lot of poker when I work late into the night, so I do get the whole tell thing. 😉

  4. westwickletimes August 21, 2012 at 6:12 PM #

    It looks like Eureka Guy and Wheaton’s wife are together and they invited the nerdy couple from the neighborhood around to sell them an Amway franchise… But they got sidetracked playing the nerdy guy’s board game. ‘Always be closing’ Eureka Guy, ‘Always be closing.’

  5. Carr Party of Five August 23, 2012 at 7:53 AM #

    Dear Chris,
    I canNOT believe there is a show about this!!!
    Not that there’s anything wrong with it, but still!
    I love the way you are real about actually playing games with children.
    The patience that is required….I have to be drinking, or it just doesn’t work.

    • Christopher De Voss August 23, 2012 at 9:03 AM #

      It’s true. I think that’s why adults grow to hate board games. The fun memories are replaced by squabbling. Apples to Apples is always a winner in my house though.

  6. davidhardingblogs November 23, 2012 at 10:48 PM #

    Has Wil got back to you about this yet? He hasn’t contacted me.

    • Christopher De Voss November 24, 2012 at 8:05 AM #

      No! And I’ve been sitting by the phone forever!

  7. Christopher De Voss August 21, 2012 at 9:49 AM #

    Thank you. Did I make it in the book?


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