Don’t worry Wil Wheaton fans, Tabletop is not a cooking show or guide to Wheaton’s favorite restaurants or restaurant apps. Tabletop is about board games.
Wheaton said on his personal typepad site that when his,good friend and hit Web series producer, Felicia Day asked him if he wanted to do a show on her premium YouTube channel,Geek & Sundry he said of course he did. That’s when his wheels started turning to come up with a cool idea.
Wheaton writes on his typepad site:
“Oh my god,” I said, “What if we did something that was like Celebrity Poker meets Dinner for Five, where we got interesting people we know together for tabletop games?!”
More after the break
Hence Tabletop was born.
Spoiler alert: Wheaton spills the beans on the games and the players for season one;
“In season one of the show, we play games like Settlers of Catan, The Last Night on Earth, Munchkin, Small World, and Alhambra. Some of the players include Grant Imahara, Sean Plott (better known as Day), Dodger Leigh, Ryan Higa, Beth Riesgraf, Phil Lamarr, Morgan Webb, Garfunkle and Oats, Veronica Belmont, and Colin Ferguson.”
With those games, and those guests Tabletop will quickly become a geek favorite like San’a other series including the award winning “The Guild”
But Wheaton warns,that geek is not his intention;
“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.”
Wheaton admits that after editing each episode he wanted to go play each game until his face fell off.
Source: Wil Wheaton’s Type Pad