You Should REALLY Be Watching Wil Wheaton’s ‘TableTop’ Series!

You Should REALLY Be Watching Wil Wheaton's 'TableTop' Series!

Yesterday afternoon I had some time before taking Chris to his piano lesson, and I fired up the latest edition of Wil Wheaton’s TableTop, this week featuring the game ‘Say Anything’ (Amazon link). Soon I had both boys pulling up chairs and thoroughly enjoying watch someone else play a board game.

Here is the basis of the show:

My ulterior motive with Tabletop is to show by example how much fun it is to play boardgames. I want to show that Gamers aren’t all a bunch of weirdoes who can’t make eye contact when they talk to you, and that getting together for a game night is just as social and awesome as getting together to watch Sportsball, or to play poker, or for a LAN party, or whatever non-gamers do with their friends. I want to inspire people to try hobby games, and I want to remove the stigma associated with gaming and gamers.

The setup is as simple as it sounds – Wil explains the basis of the game and how it is played, the three guests introduce themselves … and the game is played!

Here is the video for this week’s game:

The great thing is that although you are basically watching someone else play a game, it is FUN. These are all enjoyable personalities, you learn a new game or perhaps look at an old one in a new way, and there is always some backstory between characters or Star Trek references or some other thing that takes it beyond just watching a game!

Head to TableTop to check it all out!

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About the Author

Michael Anderson
I have loved technology for as long as I can remember - and have been a computer gamer since the PDP-10! Mobile Technology has played a major role in my life - I have used an electronic companion since the HP95LX more than 20 years ago, and have been a 'Laptop First' person since my Compaq LTE Lite 3/20 and Powerbook 170 back in 1991! As an avid gamer and gadget-junkie I was constantly asked for my opinions on new technology, which led to writing small blurbs ... and eventually becoming a reviewer many years ago. My family is my biggest priority in life, and they alternate between loving and tolerating my gaming and gadget hobbies ... but ultimately benefits from the addition of technology to our lives!