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Board Games Are Not Just for Geeks Anymore

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Published on Feb 19, 2019

I have an important message for the world, which I will deliver through song.
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Turn on subtitles to see the lyrics. Credits:

Based on original song "It's Not Just For Gays" from 2011 Tony Awards, performed by Neil Patrick Harris. Written by Adam Schlesinger and David Javerbaum

Lyrics and vocals - Jon Purkis

Musical arrangement - Dave Culling - http://daveculling.com

Videography - Sam Houghton and Joe Collinson

Vocal recording - Rich Savage - https://www.facebook.com/sleep.delete

Production assistant - Ben Moss

Guest stars:
1. Becca Scott from Geek and Sundry
https://www.youtube.com/user/geekands...

2. Rodney Smith from Watch It Played
https://www.youtube.com/user/WatchItP...

3. Quintin Smith from Shut Up and Sit Down


Board games shown in the video:

1. Pandemic - https://geni.us/pandemicgame
2. Dice Forge - https://geni.us/diceforge
3. Codenames - https://geni.us/codenames
4. Captain Sonar - https://geni.us/captainsonar
5. Colt Express - https://geni.us/coltexpress
6. Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective - https://geni.us/sherlockholmes
7. Celestia - https://geni.us/celestia
8. Santorini - https://geni.us/santorini
9. Cash n Guns - https://geni.us/cashnguns
10. Catan - https://geni.us/catan
11. Zombicide Black Plague - https://geni.us/zombicideblackplague
12. Flick Em Up - https://geni.us/flickemup
13. Ticket To Ride - https://geni.us/tickettoridegame
14. Sushi Go - https://geni.us/sushigo
15. Catch The Moon - https://geni.us/catchthemoon
16. Blue Lagoon - https://geni.us/bluelagoon
17. Scrawl - https://geni.us/scrawl
18. New York Slice - https://geni.us/newyorkslice

Lyrics:

If you’ve played Pandemic, you already get it
How wonderful board games can be
It’s a one hour, box-sixed, amazing, repeatable, immersive, escape room for free

So this song goes out to the rest of you
Those who’ve never played Codenames before
Board games are no longer boring
It’s not just for geeks anymore!

If you take an interest in the clothes you wear
The fedora explorers are ready to share
If you are socially able
You’re invited to the table
It’s not just for geeks anymore!

Gaming is spreading to people with mates
Those who don’t struggle when going on dates
We’re no longer intolerant
To those who wear deodorant
It’s not just for geeks anymore!

It’s for fashion conscious females
Who like to socialise
It’s for well-adjusted weight-lifters
Wanting more than exercise
So quit with your selfies, and come have some fun
Take shots at your friends, playing Cash ‘n’ Guns
There’s so much to respect
You don’t need a bearded neck

It's not just for geeks
And German families
And old folks trying to stave off their Alzheimer's disease
And the hippies who refuse to even own a TV
And the brainy mathematicians
And those wholesome loving Christians
And actors you've sort of heard of
And the kids with skin conditions
Although they’ll only grow up to be geeks or mathematicians
Now I've lost my train of thought
Oh yes, it's not just for geeks anymore!

(Becca Scott)
I’m so over Overwatch I’d rather go to yoga class
But Catan? Nah, i’mma stay and kick your ass

(Rodney Smith)
I like kayaking down rivers jogging six days of the week
But on Sunday I’m a zombie killing freak

(Quintin Smith)
I like playing games while eating cheese and drinking wine
I've never posted theories ‘bout films I like online

We’ve got Kristen Bell, The Green Bay Packers, Woody Harrelson
Daisy Ridley, Tottenham Hotspur, Penny Cruz and Wil Wheaton!

Fashionistas and Hipsters, you know what to do
Buy a Ticket to Ride and Sushi Go too
There's really nothing stopping thee
We’re not talking Monopoly
It's not just for geeks
No it's not just for geeks
You'll be absolutely hooked in but a matter of weeks,
Board games are not just for geeks anymore...

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If you're new to Actualol, my name is Jon Purkis. My two passions are writing comedy and playing board games, so I decided to combine the two in this YouTube channel.

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