I doubt I need to tell any of you about the awesomeness of Tabletop, but just in case, here’s a link to the show: Tabletop!

You really *must* watch it! Not only does it feature a bunch of games that are perfect for the sort of games night that Dustin likes to host, but they’re also a great chance to see some of the geekiest people in Hollywood play the same games that you or I do! Some of the games that have been featured are old classics, like Settlers of Catan or Munchkin, and some of them I discovered through the show and am desperate to get my hands on, like Fiasco and Dixit.

In fact, so many of the games on the show are such old favorites around the gaming table that it’s become something of a running gag at games night. Whenever something that was featured on the show is pulled out, everyone ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’, then says ‘as seen on Wil Wheaton’s Tabletop!!’. I knew I had to work that into the comic somehow, and Dustin seemed the likeliest choice to deliver a delightfully cheesy line. (Anyone remember ‘wackity wacky, power atacky?‘)

News: Posted October 9th, 2012 by Alina

^ 17 Comments to “Tabletop!!”

  1. William McDuff Says:

    Pandemic on Legendary. Straight up crazy, yo. 🙂

    Posted October 9th, 2012 at 12:52 am
  2. ClockworkDragonfly Says:

    I like Tabletop well enough, but to really get a feel for seeing a game played, I like Watch It Played ( which, instead of a list of celebrity and psuedo celebrity geeks, features a guy playing mostly genre games in the same vein with his kids.

    Posted October 9th, 2012 at 2:41 am
  3. Brent Says:

    Tabletop is probably one of the best things on YouTube right now. Not only is it fun watching them play through some old favourites, but I’ve discovered some really great games that I look forward to playing.

    And one of my new goals is to play a board game with Wil Wheaton at a con. Because that would be amazeballs!

    Posted October 9th, 2012 at 5:29 am
  4. Zoid Says:

    To anyone interested in get some more info in the world of boardgames I STRONGLY recommend the BGG site:

    Posted October 9th, 2012 at 10:43 am
  5. Hasson Says:

    Alina!!! As a Canadian, you should be supporting Rodney Smith’s far superior YouTube channel “Watch it Played” IT IS GOOD!!!

    Posted October 9th, 2012 at 10:57 am
  6. Erlend Says:

    It’s difficult to get Fiasco? Can’t you just buy and download the PDF?

    Posted October 9th, 2012 at 11:08 am
  7. Tabletop is pretty awesome. I’ve bought games based on watching them be played there.

    Posted October 9th, 2012 at 2:40 pm
  8. Hinton Says:

    I would watch Tabletop, but I heard Wil Wheaton was on it, so that pretty much kills it for me.

    I’ll check out Watch It Played, though; sounds interesting. Thanks to those that recommend it!

    Posted October 9th, 2012 at 2:52 pm
  9. Krause Says:

    I really liked the idea and concept of Tabletop!, but I really wasn’t a fan of how they tried to make it an oh-so-funny reality show. Way too much americanisms in there. Just add some awkward humor and it’s all there. But I really would like to like it, and probably watching it some more might make me change my mind. Props for the concept, anyhow!

    I’ll need to check Watch it Played out, though. Thanks for sharing!

    Posted October 9th, 2012 at 3:43 pm
  10. Jill Says:

    Dixit is awesome. I’ve lost both times I’ve played, but it is so much fun it doesn’t matter.

    Posted October 9th, 2012 at 9:37 pm
  11. KenderBryant Says:

    Abby’s mind scares me a lot.

    Posted October 10th, 2012 at 12:06 am
  12. whims Says:

    Of all the regular Geek and Sundry shows, Tabletop is the one I keep coming back to.

    I’m guessing they’ll never play Cards Against Humanity on Tabletop, but it would be an interesting episode.

    Posted October 10th, 2012 at 2:34 am
  13. Faranior Says:

    Whoa! I feel like I’m Dustin now, because that’s eerily similar to how I must have come off when I first saw the show and had bought Smallworld. :O

    Posted October 10th, 2012 at 7:34 am
  14. SarahP Says:

    Yessss definitely get Fiasco–it is so much fun!

    Posted October 10th, 2012 at 9:57 am
  15. Yuppers, love me some tabletop! The munchkin epi is still my favorite!

    Posted October 11th, 2012 at 1:55 am
  16. Kryss LaBryn Says:

    One of the really cool things about trains in Canada is that when they switched to the diesel engines back when, they got the guy who did the steam clock in Gastown, Vancouver to design the whistles. So while American trains (from what I gather) have whistles, Canadian ones have these great multi-toned horns that sound like the old steam ones.

    All of which is to say that the Canadian ones, at least, really do still go “Toot toot”!

    Posted October 11th, 2012 at 9:14 am
  17. I got Ticket To Ride for my iPhone after watching them play it on Tabletop! I love that I can introduce my friends to it wherever we are!! (Someday, I hope to buy the actual board game version!)

    Posted October 11th, 2012 at 11:17 am