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Review: PitchCar

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By SU&SD on Aug. 28, 2014

Matt: I don't know if this is by far the silliest thing we've ever reviewed...

Paul: ...and I don't even know if that matters or not. Is PitchCar silly? Is it also possibly the simplest game to ever grace our (web)pages? Is it even a board game?

Matt: Do we even care?

Paul: Will we ever stop using the word "even"?

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Podcast #21: The Cardcast

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By SU&SD on Aug. 27, 2014

Our very 21st podcast is now live in our podcast section, and it's a magical journey into the realm of the hottest new card games!

We can now give some exclusively indescisive impressions on Bruno Cathala's undersea Abyss and Antoine Bauza's dramatic Samurai Spirit. We've finally caught up with the mortifyingly cruel games of Lifeboat and Seiji Kanai's Say Bye to the Villains. We also found the time to discuss our experience of Panda Poker, before finally answering some of your choicest questions.

The best bit, though, is that it turned out we couldn't agree on anything this week. Enjoy, everybody!

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Games News! 25/08/14

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By SU&SD on Aug. 25, 2014

Quinns: Morning, everybody! I'm not 100% sure what happened to me this weekend, but this vine exists so I suppose it was pretty awesome.

Once again our top story is the one with the prettiest image, again proving that SU&SD is as shallow and corrupt as a dwarven bidet. What you see above is Realm of Wonder, an upcoming Finnish game that's caught the attention of indefatigable outlet BoardGameGeek News. Each player controls a fantasy character trying to complete a secret objective, then return to the king's castle.

But there are problems! The two innermost continents of the board can be physically rotated, locking new paths in place and (hopefully) leaving your friends stranded in some faerie bog. And while Realm of Wonder can be played with young children, advanced rules add bluffing, the claiming of resource pools, magic spells, monstrous combat and the fantasy equivalent of road blocks.

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Our Favourite 8 Games From Gen Con 2014!

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By SU&SD on Aug. 22, 2014

Paul: OK. That title isn't accurate at all.

Quinns: Yes, but "Our Favourite 7 Games From Gen Con '14 and One Game We Were Disappointed By" sounds silly and doesn't fit.

Paul: Fair enough. Wait, which game were we disappointed by? I thought everything was pretty great.

Quinns: You'll have to click through and FIND OUT!

Paul: But I work here

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Podcast #20: The Livecast!

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By SU&SD on Aug. 20, 2014

At Gen Con 2014 we hosted a special, live podcast for 300 of our closest fans. It was unbelievable, and it's now live in our podcast section. We offer our sincerest thanks to everyone who was there.

If you weren't there, contained within is us yammering about the new XCOM board game, Ca$h 'n Guns and one huge game of Two Rooms and a Boom, before running two games of our own! True (or False) Dungeon and Question Jenga. It's more madness than you can shake a sedative at.

[Photo credit goes to GameWire. Thanks guys!]

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Games News! 18/08/14

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By Quintin Smith on Aug. 18, 2014

Quinns: My goodness! 18 hours of travelling to Indianapolis, 4 jam-packed days of Gen Con, I've just this second arrived home after another 18 hours of travelling and now it's time to do the Games News again. Don't feel sorry for me, friends! If I wasn't working I'd probably be asleep on all fours, with my face (and only my face) on the bed. This way I'll get to sleep at a more sensible hour.

Gen Con was astonishing, by the way. We're going to try and salvage the audio of our live podcast first, then post a huge preview article, and finally release our Gen Con special episode. It's going to be a superb couple of weeks.

SO! Hot on the heels of Fantasy Flight announcing Star Wars: Armada, they've come out with the biggest X-Wing news of the year. We're getting a third faction, to go with the Rebels and Imperials! Scum and Villainy will arrive in a big box full of cards to convert some existing ships to Team Scum, and a suite of old ships with new paint-jobs and brand-new ships will be arriving too.

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SU&SD Play... Archipelago: War & Peace

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By SU&SD on Aug. 15, 2014

Sun! Sea! Sand! And the growing threat of murder from an indigenous populace. Before we jetted off for the Lake Geneva Gen Con Convention we snuck in a cheeky game of Archipelago with the War & Peace expansion.

If you haven't heard of this one, definitely think about watching our review, even if it's just for the reference pineapple. This is a magnificent, strange, colourful game, but not an easy one. Not by any stretch of the imagination.

Oh, and we know about the many and varied rules we got wrong. But it wouldn't be a SU&SD Let's Play without it, eh? Enjoy, everybody!

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Going to Gen Con? Meet SU&SD this Friday!

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By SU&SD on Aug. 12, 2014

Quinns: Above is one of the many, many confusing Google Image Search results for Gen Con. Gamers who've given up on the concept of hotels and are just sleeping in halls. This will truly be our team's most noble adventure.

Alas, our live podcast on Saturday is now sold out. But if you'd still like to meet us, we'll be at the Tomlinson Tap Room this Friday from 8pm onwards as part of the Pretend Money collective, a group of amazing people (and also us) who want to make board gaming better through technology.

Come along! Drink a beer. Bring a game. Teach a game! Make Paul sign your copy of Fluxx. We very much hope to see you there.

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