Review: Dream Crush

whoah whoah whoah don't go anywhere, what did you just say about a ginseng farm?

“It’s time to GUSH… about your CRUSH!”

It’s challenging to imagine a more nauseating line of marketing copy, and yet that’s exactly what Dream Crush expects you to do. I won’t stand for it.

Wait, Quinns thinks this game is good? He thinks this game is good? He thinks this game is good? I’m uncertain about all of this, but I’m going to press play all the same.

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This Week On Shut Up & Sit Down…

A Pesto of Predicaments, SmallWar, Cryo Me A River, Moonraker (but say it like the bond theme), (the bond theme for goldfinger)

Tom: Today’s the day, and that day is Monday – and on this particular Monday, there’s been an absolutely chunky spread of errors; a peanut butter of wrongdoing!

Quinns is on review duty this week, but due to a large time accident the game we planned coverage of doesn’t come out until… next year? WHOOPS.

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Podcast #144 – Oxford’s Delight

Not too close, Delight’s delight, An erotic district
Shut Up & Sit Down · Podcast #144 – Oxford's Delight

In this hungrily 144th episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down podcast, Quinns, Tom and Ava are locked in a room together! A week long gathering of your verifiably rowdy hosts kicked off with three cracking reprints of lovely older games, and then we all did a podcast about them!

We start with Big Daddy Kniz’s Royal Visit, move to Cornwall for Martin Wallace’s Tinner’s Trail before jumping across the pond for a steamboat race in Mississippi Queen!

Due to a live record, some of the trips and erms have been impossible to excise, so expect a slightly more chaotic pod than usual. We were very excited to be playing games together.

Have a great weekend, everybody!

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Review – MicroMacro: Crime City

Crime Ghost, Dead Pears, I hear he’s called ‘Waldo’ over there, Embezzlement Again

June 16, 2021 Reviews MicroMacro: Crime City Knock knock, who is there, it is crime – and it has come to take all of your things away from you and use them to buy other, different things. So it goes. In this week’s video review, Tom takes a look at the ‘very large detective’ simulator … Read more

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This week on Shut Up & Sit Down…

actual faces, victory spreadsheet, things fall apart

Ava: Hey there Monday! The whole team is fresh back from a week of actually seeing each other in person, and playing as many board games as we could squeeze into four entire suitcases. I actually met Tom’s face. We sat around a table and passed physical cards to each other, making drafting games bearable for the first time in over a year. I believe I narrowly won the weekend’s victory spreadsheet, despite a full day of my brain being completely unable to wrap it’s head around maths, rules, and the concept of time. Also I had the worst single turn I’ve had in any game ever. It was fun.

This away week gave us a chance to playtest so many games that we’re all excessively hyped about how many games, opinions and gags we’ve got to stream, podcast and review right into your lovely faces.

So let’s get started!

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Podcast #143 – The One With All The Adventures

A disastrous introduction, Trad Boobage, The Time Hook, The Best Boots in Boardgames
Shut Up & Sit Down · Podcast #143 – The One With All The Adventures

In this willingly 143rd episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down podcast, Quinns and Tom are going on an adventure(s)! Keep your hands and feet inside the box at all times – especially as we lower the lid over the top of your head and slide you into a Kallax. It’s where we keep all the adventures.

We’re going on ADVENTURE through ARNAK in the Lost Ruins of Arnak! We’re going on an ADVENTURE through TIME in The Loop! And last but not least, we’re going on a CARD GAME through FANTASY in Fantasy Realms!

Have a great weekend, everybody!

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Review – Summoner Wars 2nd Edition

smeg, sweet what's their name, we've recruited a new champion for you master, what?

When was the last time you had a good summon? It’s been too long, hasn’t it?

In that case, may we recommend the brand-spanking new edition of Summoner Wars, which is also now playable online? It’s got goblins. It’s got magic spells. It’s got plenty of charming fantasy art. And most importantly, it has a swanky, simple little ruleset that’s easy to learn and hard to master.

In fact, we like this game so much we’ve now reviewed it twice. I’m not going to go back and watch our original 2011 review because I would die instantly, but if you want to do so then that is a choice that you can make.

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This week on Shut Up & Sit Down…

a thorough stoking, if su&sd was voltron who would be which bit, the sewer reviewer

Quinns: A wise fellow once said “Life is what happens when you’re making other plans.” Recently this has been especially true of the SU&SD weekly plan, which “life” has been chasing all over the shop with a big stick. Thwack! goes life. Ow! says team SU&SD.

My new video review scheduled for last week will now be published this Wednesday. As Tom teased, you should expect plenty of cards, dice and violence, as well as a big ol’ SU&SD Recommends seal.

There will not be a Twitch stream on Tuesday (those should return on the 15th of June) and there will not be a podcast on Friday (the next episode will probably be on the 11th of June).

While this is partially due to life being annoying, mostly these delays are happening because Matt, Tom, Ava and myself are all trundling up to an Airbnb next week for four days of gaming! We’re all bringing as many new games as we can stagger under. It’s gonna be epic. After spending a year with my to-be-played games slumped slovenly in the corner of my office, I couldn’t be more amped to put them through their paces.

Also, this will in fact be the first time all four of us have been in the same room. If you never hear from us again it will probably be because we will have vibed so hard that we fuse into one nine-foot tall board game reviewer and must retreat into the local sewer system to hide from the authorities.

But that’s relatively unlikely. I imagine what will happen instead is team SU&SD will return refreshed, relaxed, and with our burning passion for tabletop comprehensively stoked.

So, what have you lot been playing? Nothing? Everything? Let us know in the comments below!

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Podcast #142 – Oath: First Impressions

Paul Verehoeven’s ‘Showgirls’, ChancellorMaking, A Sceptre Scuffle, Basically Poker
Shut Up & Sit Down · Podcast #142 – Oath: First Impressions

In this frankly 142nd episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down podcast, Ava and Tom have been left alone again, and proceed to gush for almost an entire hour about the hottest hotgame right now: Oath! They shouldn’t let us get away with this stuff.

I can only promise that we do get to ‘how to play’ in this podcast, but it made sense for us to get whimsical about the victory conditions first to frame the rest of the rules, because they’re quite special.

Have a great weekend, everybody!

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How to Play RATS: High Tea at Sea

A banquet on a sinking ship can’t last forever, but there’s just enough time to prove yourself the most fabulous rat aboard! Each round you’ll be scavenging for supplies and competing with your honorable host in a most delightful competition of dishes and decorations – all the while forgetting that the ship is sinking beneath you!

Download the game here, or visit this page for half of your purchase to go to environmental charity – let’s make our cardboard addiction a more sustainable hobby together!

RATS: High Tea at Sea is a print & play, roll & write boardgame for 2-6 players that’s playable over the internet, in the same room, or a combination of the two! It is preposterously easy to learn and teach, but has sneaky twists and turns that will reveal themselves every time you play – a lovely little treat for whoever fancies climbing aboard.

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