Review: Mind MGMT

Who fancies a bit of spy-vs-spy in 1980s Zanzibar?

Oh, there’s just one catch: Everybody is psychic. And four characters are immortal. And one of the teams has a dolphin. And the game has 14 expansions.

This is Mind MGMT, and it’s an absolutely terrific board game.

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This Week on Shut Up & Sit Down

Febwooooo, kill the beast, scratching

Matt: January has almost been slain, just a few more jabs to those weak ‘n’ flabby points and we can level up to FEB-WOO-RARY. If you too have failed to achieve all the things you’d hoped to this month, then never fear – you’re in good company. What’s going on with this website though, this week?

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Podcast #168 – The Heavy-sode Layer

VC Funded Thrones, Art Griftin’, Vital School

In this 3,000 pound episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast, Matt and Ava are wading into the quagmire of crunchy decisions, cold calculation and brain-burnin’. First, they’re rambling about the plains and pains of The Great Zimbabwe before letting their artistic side loose on The Gallerist. If by ‘artistic side’ you mean ability to manipulate the market value of a wonky sculpture.

Have a lovely weekend, folks!

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Review: Equinox

This week Matt’s here to spill the beans on a Reiner Knizia bidding game, Equinox, filled with mystical creatures and oversized cards. But does this gorgeous purple box manage to cut the mustard?

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This Week On Shut Up & Sit Down…

Wobbly Weeks, Boring Business, Filmin' Funtimes

Tom: Hey folks! Happy New Year! Sorry we’re a little slow in churning up the content-machine this month, we’ve actually been busy planning out what this whole year is going to look like – building some structural supports for what should (hopefully) be a pretty exciting time for Shut Up & Sit Down. I don’t want to promise anything (who knows what global-pandemic-shaped entity could throw big rusty spanners into our minty fresh machine) but you should have plenty of new bits and bobs to chew on in the coming year. I’m excited! But enough excitement, let’s get down to business. What the heck is going on this week?

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Podcast #167 – Generic Wet Hubris

Grain Faces, HoloMeeple, A Cheque That Swears

In this panoramic episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down podcast, Matt and Tom are back in action, ready to talk about a little heap of cardboard that’s been growing in the corner over the festive break; it grows a little every time you look away, and we’re hiring someone to take care of it.

On this podcast you can hear about the ever-rolling Dice Realms, the ever-sinking Atlantis Rising (2nd Edition) and the ever-expensive Q.E. A bunch of games that we’re keen on, but not… that keen on. Wahoo!

Have a lovely weekend, folks!

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Rodney & Quinns – 10 Years In Board Games!

You Can't See The Fake Beards, They Really Tie The Whole Thing Together

For this special episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down podcast, join Rodney and Quinns for a celebration of 10 years in board games! This is an audio-only version of their chat from AwSHUX 2021 – and you can find a video version of it right here. Thanks once again to Rodney for coming on to chat!

Normal podcasts will begin again next week, with Matt and Tom talking about Dice Realms, Atlantis Rising (2nd Edition) and Q.E; and a video review will be out around the middle of next week too!

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Podcast #166 – Live From PAX Unplugged! (Part 2)

A Soiled Tailor, Stealing Ducks, Balloon Death, Quantum Cats

In this admirably 166th episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down podcast, we’re BACK at PAX Unplugged! Even though it was multiple weeks ago, we’ve brought the past into the present through the media of recording – which we, of course, invented. From the heady heights of Himmelsstürmer to the sandy shores of Strand Unter – the twisty time travelling of That Time You Killed Me to the dastardlly Doodle Dash… we’re talking about a lot of games! Ducks In Tow, Biblios: Quill and Parchement and Scape Goat all get to stick their respective oars in, before tying everything up in a trio of trick takers. What a treat!

We’ll be back to the normal podcast schedule very soon!

Have a lovely weekend, folks!

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Podcast #165 – Live From PAX Unplugged 2021! (Part 1)

Unreliable Shrimp, Cow Denominations, Moat Kings, Horse Stocks

In this wobbly 165th episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down podcast, the whole gang beams their thoughts about games to the hungry gamers at PAXU 2021! Enjoy a quippy Quinns, a meticulous Matt, an articulate Ava and a terrified Tom as they collectively ramble through no less than 5 excellent games – from the undead discos of Castle Party to the hellacious horse racing of Long Shot: The Dice Game; ‘this one really do got it all’

This will be the last podcast of 2021, but stay tuned for early next year where we’ll be uploading the second PAXU special.

Have a lovely weekend, folks!

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Sorry folks, but no podcast today - SHUX prep is in full swing! We'll be taking a short break while we do 'all that stuff' and will likely sneak back into your ears on the 7th of October!

About 5 days ago from Shut Up & Sit Down's Twitter via Twitter Web App