Review: Khôra: Rise of an Empire

Khorfu: Rise of a Hangover, Matt Would Like You To Leave, Pot Appraiser

This week on Shut Up & Sit Down, Matt is providing everyone with a public service – reviewing maybe the driest game we have received this year. An absolutely delirious mix of currency, tracks, and ‘playing cards’, Khora: Rise of an Empire seems a typical eurogame on the surface, but what lies… underneath?! Enjoy!

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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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Podcast #192 – The Dino Miracle Express

SUN-BAT-HER, Three Draftosauruses, A Feast For Learning, Explain Me A Magnate

In this hodgepodge episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast Tom, Quinns, and Ava are rambling through a trilogy of games! First up, we’re chatting about the kid-friendly draft-’em-up Draftosaurus before moving onto more deceitful, meatier fare in The Court of Miracles. Lastly, The Transcontinental pulls up to the station and we load it full of chat and opinions.

Have a great weekend, everybody!

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Review: Living Forest

tiny sacred and on fire, woods got the goods, property is theft, how to have a bad party, do talk about dance club numbers are down

Ava: What’s that hiding in the undergrowth? Why it’s another Ava review! She’s been working on this so long that Living Forest has gone from under-rated gem to Kennerspiel Des Jahres, and I’m so miffed I didn’t beat the German jury to the punch. This lovely deckbuilding push your luck ecosystem has magic, woods, cute art and an appealing pricetag. Do you want to get lost in the woods with me? Don’t answer that, just watch the video.

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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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Podcast #191 – ‘The Final Boys’

An Intimidating Losing Streak, Liv Tyler Fanclub, Lightning Strikes About Eight Times Actually

In this spooooooky episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast, Tom and Quinns are talking about just one game! The successor-sequel to Hostage Negotiator; FINAL GIRL! Will they get away from the killer? Will they be ‘stabbed a bit’? Find out NOW.

Have a great weekend, everybody!

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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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Podcast #190 – Flick of Twelve

Heistes Blitz, A Double Introduction, We Are Not Going To Do Anything Bad To You I Promise

In this dextrous episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast, Tom and Ava are talking about a quadrilogy of games that they have been playing recently! We’ve got the daft-n-pacy King of 12, the even dafter Flickfleet, the not-quite-great Museum: Suspects… and to round it all off, a little chat about Caper: Europe.

Have a great weekend, everybody!

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