This Week On Shut Up & Sit Down…

Tom: Hello! How is everyone doing? In a reversal of fortunes since the last ‘This Week On Shut Up & Sit Down…’ post, I’ve garnered a copy of Frosthaven! This time I greeted the postman fully clothed! Hah! That’ll… show them?

We’ve got two absolutely fabulous weeks of content for you on the site this week to lead into the holidays with two incredibly HOT releases! Both sturdy Shut Up & Sit Down Recommends… what could they be? One is big, and the other is big! Both are games, and they feature boards! Both have cards, and one has dice! Knowing you lot, you will almost certainly guess ’em from those clues alone. Darn.

Podcast-wise, we’ve got Matt and Ava on this episode chatting about Libertalia and Oltree – two games that… well I can’t remember exactly what the thematic cohesion is there, but I’m sure they’ll have worked something out!

That’s all for this week – I’m busy sprinting the last bits of content out before nipping over to PAX Unplugged in… two days?! Oh my. What have you been up to, everybody?

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This Week On Shut Up & Sit Down…

Tom: Welcome to Monday! How’s it going? I just heard the doorbell of my flat ring and – thinking it was Frosthaven – rushed out of the shower I was in the process of having so I could gallop to the door wearing merely a towel. Turns out it was just a microwave.

This week on Shut Up & Sit Down you can expect both a video review and a bumper 200th episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast! The video review, contrary to a previous post, actually contains less gore than advertised, and the podcast will contain none whatsoever. A terrible loss for meatfans everywhere.

Little else to report this week! We’re cooking up two reviews of games we’re really excited about this November, and I’m eager to get right back to writing one of them! What have you been up to, everybody?

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This Week On Shut Up & Sit Down…

Tom: Welcome to Monday! Enjoy this absolutely garish header image of Quinns ‘searching for cheeky boards’ (his words, not mine) to gradually guide you into this week like it were a scalding hot bath and the image is, I don’t know, a big hoist or something. It’s been a long week. 

This Thursday, we should have that bumper four-pack review ready and waiting – a whole cluster of games that are perhaps as exciting as they are expensive. Keep ‘em peeled over on the YouTube channel for that one – I think it’s shaping up to be a ‘big giggler’ (my words, unfortunately).

On Friday, Quinns and I are tackling a perfectly-plotted arc of a podcast – charting a course from clear cards (3000 Scoundrels) through asymmetric pirates (Ahoy) to finally land at a perfect merger of those very same ideas! That game is Dead Reckoning, and we reckon it’s dead weird.

That’s this week! What have you been up to, everybody?

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This Week On Shut Up & Sit Down…

Tom: And we’re back! After an absolutely fabulous, surprisingly smooth SHUX 2022, the team are all back home, a little bit rested, and ready to get some HOT GAMES onto the internet as soon as possible. Let’s get cracking.

Next week we’ll have a fresh video for you – a bumper quadruple-review special of games that share a common theme! Myself and Quinns will be tackling that one, though he has the thankless task of actually wrangling the scripting and editing process. Me? I’m just there. In the video. To give bad opinions about cardboard.

On Friday, we’ll be bringing the podcast out from its month-long-slumber (sorry!) with an episode all about the previews we made for SHUX! This one is live, it’s loose, it’s full of mistakes and allusions to an unobservable powerpoint. What a joy! We’ll have another live podcast following that, and then we’ll be back to some sort of schedule – ready to share thoughts on games like Twilight Insription, Splendor Duel, Great Western Trail: Argentina, Galileo Project… the list goes on!

I’m also thinking of streaming some videogames at some point soon for a SHUX debrief and to ramble about all the plans for the site as we slide into the end of 2022. I might play something cerebral and interesting, or I might just absolutely plaster some screebs in Destiny 2, because they deserve it.

That’s all for this week! Thank you so much for your patience with a relative lack of ‘typical internet products’ coming down the pipe recently – we’ve got some incredibly exciting games to tell you all about very soon.

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This Week On Shut Up & Sit Down…

Tom: Folks, I am bogeyed up. I am one sneezy lad. I am a gloopy goblin who has been playing Railroad Ink in bed and doing very little else.

This state is, unfortunately, not that conducive to making ‘hot new content’ – so we’ve not got a video going up this week and have taken the opportunity, as a team, to have a bit of a rest on the content-schedule before SHUX. Of course, just like ol’ Worm Month – that doesn’t mean we’ve taken our feet off the gas, far from it! We’re working on some stuff that’ll be fresh out the oven when we’re back; and, of course, we’re putting together ‘the actual show’, where Matt has concocted some fab ideas for live stuff if you are making your way over to Vancouver in… TWO WEEKS?! Oh blimey.

However! That doesn’t mean we’ve got nothing for you, now! Podcasts will still be sliding out as per usual (sorry for skipping last week – technical difficulties!) – but more excitingly, we’re going to start rolling out our preview videos just a little early. 

Over the next couple of weeks you can look forward to a series of videos going over a whole bunch of new releases from a huge array of publishers. I am just really excited for everyone to see these! Not only do we have some really rather exciting games available to have a peek at, but we’ve also got multiple team members in one room! Together! Doing previews! What a concept.

That’s all for this week! What have you been up to, everybody?

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This Week On Shut Up & Sit Down…

Tom: Oh no, oh crumbs, I got the schedule all muddled. Last week we were meant to be publishing a review from me about a card game (with tokens!) but instead, this usually reputable Monday Post News failed you. Instead, we all got a video from Matt about spreadsheet-’em-up Khora: Rise of an Empire – so I suppose I’ll Monday-Post in a way that suggests that video is coming out this week.

This Wednesday, expect a video from Matt about a game packed with tracks, brimming with digits, and overflowing with decisions! Wowee! Isn’t that just so exciting – and entirely different to a ‘regular card game’ that you might play with your hands and brain!

Hope that addresses the balance neatly. This week there will surely be a video about that card game folks, don’t you miss it. Podcast-wise? It’s all a bit of a mystery! Myself and Matt have been so deep in the SHUX-Preview videomines that we’ve neglected to play any games – with two members of the team completely gameless, we’ll have to speedily scrounge something up! Maybe myself and Quinns will talk about Arkham and Paris: La Cite de la Lumiere as promised last episode? Who, indeed, is to say.

That’s all for this week! What have you been up to, everybody?

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This Week On Shut Up & Sit Down…

Tom: HELLO! I’m back from my holiday (in Italy!) and ready to be your trusty Monday-Poster. I have fattened myself on pasta (large), gelato (cold), and bread (bread). I reliably vinoboarded myself, nightly. I have seen so many domes, basilicas, and towers. From this wined and dined vantage point I shall deliver you: the words.

Wednesday, Thursday, OR Friday will contain within itself a video review that I am scripting now. It will probably be quite short and quite silly! I can give away that it’s a card game, and it also has tokens – never has a more exciting combination been concocted.

Friday is, as always, pod-day. Myself and Quinns will be rambling about Obsession and it’s expansions – a cult-favourite Victorian Living Room Simulator. We have some thoughts about it, and recorded the episode in a most unconventional way. I think It’ll be rather fun.

That’s all for this week! If you’re getting a bit sick of ‘just me’ at the moment, sorry! We’re in the midst of SHUX preparation, so the whole team is busy burying themselves in ‘all that’ – please be kind if the content-train slows down as we approach Vancouver! I know you will be, you’re all lovely. If you want more info about SHUX, we just clarified our covid policy and tickets are still available! Come check it out if you… like board games I guess? Nerd.

What have you been up to, everybody?  

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This Week On Shut Up & Sit Down….

Hi all! We’re off for the week getting a bunch of SHUX stuff nailed down and a couple team members are off on holiday, but have an awesome week, and enjoy exploring all the new GenCon releases, we’ll be dipping our toe in ourselves over the next couple weeks.

We also have SHUX previews coming next month for a bunch that we’re super excited to get hands on with, including Starship Captains, Turing Machine, Septima, Evergreen, Gutenberg, and Fit to Print!

If you missed it, make sure to also go give Ava some love on her awesome video last week on this year’s Kennerspiel winner, Living Forest!

See you next week!

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This Week On Shut Up & Sit Down…

Tom: Back at it again with yet another week in Shut Up & Sit Down! What’s on the tabletop-table over the next few days?

We’ve got a video! Maybe. Technical difficulties (as per usual) have meant that it may or may not make its way to you this Wednesday or Thursday! Stay tuned for that one, or just let it slide over when it fancies.

One thing that is a certainty is the podcast – where myself, Ava, and Quinns will be chatting about three games! We’re talkin’ trains in The Transcontinental, revisiting the Court of Miracles after it drowned its way out of the last podcast, and I will be letting loose some choice words about Draftosaurus.

That’s this week! What have you been up to, everybody?

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This Week On Shut Up & Sit Down…

Tom: It’s stopped being quite so aggressively warm in the UK, for the time being – and you know what that means…. IT’S GETTING HUMID, BABY! The air is the consistency of custard and everyone gets it piped straight into their lungs. Wahoo! It’s a good time to be made of flesh and blood in England. Let’s talk about some content.

For Wednesday’s video, I’m taking another swing at what may become an annual tradition; a tier list of every expansion for a game! I’m putting the finishing touches on ‘The Freaky Little Morsel’ tier, so you can be assured that all opinions will be entirely rigorous.

At the end of the week, you can feast your ears on a podcast all about Van Ryder Games’ latest schlock-em’-up; Final Girl! There’s a time honoured tradition within the company of Quinns getting very hyped about a solo game, and then dumping all of it onto me just so that he can have someone to talk to about it. The result of that process; on Friday.  

That’s this week! Hope everyone is doing fine and dandy! What have you been up to, everybody?

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