This April In Shut Up & Sit Down!

Tom: April! The month of my birth. In it we shall surely make some videos, some podcasts, and some streams! Here’s what’s happening this month on Shut Up & Sit Down.

Coming soon, we’ve got a few great video reviews. I’m just about to embark on playtesting a chunky box with a robust community around it to see if a video springs forth – but I’ll be coy about exactly what game that is, just to keep things exciting. Myself and Quinns are working on a ‘Top 10 Small Games Video’ that’ll hopefully be done this month – a rapidfire assessment of a bunch of little boxes we’ve been digging into that’ll hopefully capture some of the energy of the 10 Oink Games video we made all the way back in 2019. We’ve got some other ideas simmering too – one incredibly large box in particular finally getting a full script from Matt – but I will not over-promise!

Podcasts! We’ve got some great games to cover on that front too! If the right boxes arrive on my doorstep at the right time, a ‘Retrospective Special’ on a few old favourites in shiny new jackets might appear somewhere on the podfeed – and we’ve also got a plump stack of new games to natter about too. I’ve not quite sorted out the schedule for such delights – a week of holiday was followed by a week of video… which was then followed by a week of ILL! Rubbish.

Stream-wise, things should be really fun. I’m going to play some Slay The Spire: Downfall on Tuesday – a wildly impressive fanmade mod to one of my favourite deckbuilders! We’ll also probably squeeze some more King Of The Castle in at some point, alongside any suggestions thrown out by the general Twitch public. I’m not sure what to do on my birthday – as it does fall on a stream day! Do I go out and enjoy a nice meal with my partner, or do I use the occasion to force Quinns to play Fortnite in front of you folks? We’ll see.

What have you been up to, everybody?  

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We’ve Played Some Word Games!

Stubby, Woddly, Toddly, Widdly, Worldly, Ghostly

In this wordly (???) episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast, Ava and Tom natter about some of the word games they’ve been playing recently! Tom waxes lyrical about Paperback Adventures and LOK, two games featured in the just-published word game special, whilst Ava brings Letter Jam and Fiction to the table! Enjoy!
Have a great weekend, everybody!

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Oops, All Card Games!

Big Daddy Bridge, The Pickling Podcast, Lucky 7sCast

In this 52-card episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast, Ava and Tom are chatting about a whole bindle of different card games – some of which Tom took with him on holiday, some of which are new adventures in the world of trick taking, and some of which are juuuust for Ava. It’s a rambly wander through a whole bunch of different boxes… right here.

Have a great weekend, everybody!

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Quinns’ Sad Mafia

Not Much Buddy How About You

In this lightly depressed episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast, Tom and Quinns are having a chat about the games they’ve played recently on a rainy Thursday afternoon. First up is the team-based Mafia crunch-em-up La Famiglia: The Great Mafia War – a game we have mixed feelings about. We then take a trip through a roleplaying game about Superheroes (Masks) and a deckbuilding game about Star Wars (Star Wars: The Deckbuilding Game). 

 Have a great weekend, everybody!

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We Tried (and Failed) To Review Mahjong

Tom’s Special Dance, Lowly Transfers, Completely Forgetting How To Podcast

In this complete failure of a Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast, Quintin Smith is coming to you, hat in hand, to apologise profusely for not making a robust and fully-featured video review of the ancient game of Mahjong. In this episode, we talk about Mahjong, our experiences playing it for review, and why it didn’t quite make its way onto your screens!

Have a great weekend, everybody!

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