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Wil Wheaton: Spreading the gospel of table top games

Wil Wheaton

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Actor Wil Wheaton and Take Two host A Martinez pose in the KPCC studio.

Wil Wheaton is something of a nerd king. He's voiced video game characters, he starred in "Star Trek: The Next Generation" as Wesley Crusher and he regularly appears as himself on the CBS show "The Big Bang Theory."


Wil's moved beyond being Wesley Crusher, though. These days he hosts a popular You Tube show Table Top, all about table top games.  The show focuses on new and contemporary games like Settlers of Catan, The Resistance, Coup and Werewolf.

Wil playing Settlers of Catan

In addition to his YouTube show, Wil Wheaton is also the creator of International Table Top Day (April 5), which is all about getting people out to play games. To see if there are events  in your area, check out their official website.

Correction: An earlier version of this segment page mentioned that Monopoly and Dungeons & Dragons are also featured on Wheaton's show. Though these are table top games, Wheaton's show features more contemporary games and does not include old games like Monopoly or Dungens & Dragons. Take Two regrets the error. 

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