Video of the Day: The Politics of Competitive Board Gaming Amongst Friends


If you’ve ever been ready to reach across a kitchen table and strangle another player during a heated game of Settlers of Catan — or stalked off swearing when someone rolled a seven, and things suddenly weren’t going your way — then you’ll find plenty to enjoy in this beautifully-shot short from Canadian filmmaker Jay Cheel. While your friends might find your intense dedication to the German board game a tad bit creepy, click through to meet a mostly charming group of guys who can appreciate the thrill of shutting down resource production with the Robber or building the longest road.

[via Kottke]