Canadian filmmaker Jay Cheel once worked for video game developer Silicon Knights, but in his 10-minute documentary The Politics of Competitive Board Gaming Amongst Friends, he focuses instead on tabletop gaming, casting his camera on his own friends while they play The Settlers of Catan. It's a beautiful, funny, and poignant look at how competition and friendship intersect when gaming dominance is on the line.

The Politics of Competitive Board Gaming Amongst Friends [Vimeo]