Podcast #102: Frankenstein’s Goat Dilemma

Bad Meat Suburbs, Goat Of The Year, Frankenstein's Little Monsters

Back once again like a renegade podcast, the Shut Up & Sit Down podcast is back in action and ready to wrestle with your ears and your brain. Let’s not bury the lede – we’ve got a formal introduction to make this week, with the official addition of Mr Tom Brewster to the team. He’s lovely, and you’ll be hearing and seeing a bunch more of him in the months to come.

In this episode of the podcast we dive back into Suburbia, explore The King’s Dilemma, and dabble with Abomination and Finger Guns at High Noon as well as plenty of others. We also have a rather lovely reading of Tactics and Tactility by Ava Fortfox, as a break from all of this ghastly pod-wrestling.

Due to exciting new technological discoveries, you can now expect a new episode to drop on Friday every other week! Thanks to the patience of those who love the podcast and have missed it over the last few months, you’re the best.

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Review – Marvel Champions: The Card Game

gambit-level cardplay, a ton of tiny tangoes, a mean scheme machine

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s yet another collectable card game from Fantasy Flight, launched from the giant collectable game cannon that sits on top of their headquarters.

After being blown away by Arkham Horror: The Card Game and stunned by Keyforge, what will our team make of Marvel Champions: The Card Game? Will this  game make it a hat trick? Or will it bring with it the sequel fatigue of Marvel movies? Click play, and find out.

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GAMES NEWS! 27/01/20

BEEZ WITH A Z, SWEET LIZARD TETRIS, BOADGAMESMNEWNS KAKAOARKOAKE, the cosmic frog will have its revenge

Ava: Tom, Tom, bring me a mug of hot lemon and ginger, a feather boa and five microphones.

Tom: Oh no.

Ava: That’s right! It’s time for BOADGAMESMNEWNS KAKAOAROAKE

Tom: Those aren’t real words!

Ava: When you flick at a fox and you write in a box

Tom: THAT’S SO-NO-RA!

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Review – A War of Whispers

Storkspace, Whspspwpspsp, I've always loved the lannisters

Greetings, Warfans! If you love military sabotage and/or ASMR, then we’ve got some fairly mixed news for you. A War of Whispers features almost nobody speaking very, very quietly – but might be the Game of Thrones Game that Matt has always dreamed of. This is a simple, small box that does a great deal with very little – and is one of the most immediately exciting designs we’ve seen in years. Enjoy!

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GAMES NEWS! 20/01/20

Disappearing up our own Derridarses, Roll-and-Barthes, Components with a conscience, Hang on no that's a bit too rude

Ava: Sit down, esteemed guests, grab a stool and join us for the launch of the Literary Review of Games News. The place to go for the wittiest, smuggiest, and dare I say the most Lacanian dissection of play this side of Freud’s own daycare centre.

Tom: Brace yourselves for some nuanced analysis, enlightening discourse and an intellectual rigour that hasn’t been seen since my failure to get into art school.

Ava: I mean we’re just going to name drop a bunch of fancy theorists, talk in a haughty voice and smoke French cigarettes, right?

Tom: Don’t tell them that! The important thing is that we’ll feel superior.

Ava: We will. Let’s get to the news, dear friend.

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Podcast #101: Donkeys Behind Enemy Lines

Donkeys in the DMZ, psychic shops, Don't mention the CIA, please stop asking about the money

Ringing in the new year with a podcast recorded *checks notes* … last year, Matt and Quinns are coming right at you from PAX Unplugged, with a plethora of exciting games to chat about. If you’d rather watch this episode and pretend you were there, we’ve got you covered with a lovely “YouTube Video“. It’ll never catch on.

If you’ve been missing the podcast over the last few months, don’t be alarmed – we’ll be back in regular action very soon. Thanks all!

Thanks again to our amazing community for creating these podcast transcripts – usually completed within a week of the podcast’s release.

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Review – Undaunted: Normandy

the boy shop, the final bun, and one badass baghat

Do you like GUNS? Do you like CARDS? Do you like GRIEF?

If the answer to any of those questions is “Kind of?”, you’ve got to check out Undaunted: Normandy. Not only is it the greatest World War 2 game to come out in forever, it’s deliciously cheap.

What else is there to say? Except, of course, that we could not be more excited for Undaunted: North Africa later this year.

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GAMES NEWS! 13/01/20

here's jomnhy, excuse me i don't think limbs work like that, the brewsterdome, bring your own blood

Ava: Welcome… to the Newsdome! And welcome our latest challenger, Tom Brewster, despoiler of news.

Tom: I WILL RIDE THE CARDBOARD CHARIOT OF NEWS INTO THE SUN.

Ava: Okay Tom, calm down a second, this is just what we call a riff.

Tom: TWO NEWS ENTER! ONE NEWS LEAVE!

Ava: *pinches nose* That’s not how this works! Not to mention I’m definitely Tina Turner in this situation. Let’s just write about some games.

Tom: MEDIOCRE.

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Matt Walks You Through His Board Game Collection

Put it in a bin: season 2, landstation confusion, neoprene crimes

We’re kicking off the year with a much-requested video! Today Matt will be talking you through his relatively trimmed-down collection of board games, taking you by the hand and walking you through a mental corridor of joy, shame, and occasional warmth. We actually recorded this after PAX Unplugged this year, which explains a handful of references that don’t quite make sense, and why Matt looks a bit like a semi-retired yeti. If you missed Quinns’ collection video from last year, go and take a peek! We’ll be back soon with some exciting new reviews. 2020 is already shaping up to be a stonker!

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GAMES NEWS! 06/01/20

2020, longer johner silverer, Forbidden dice, still recovering from the willenium

Ava: Oh my word, would you look at that, a whole fresh new year, hot out of the oven, gently cooling on the windowsill. The year is 2020, and I’m still hungry for news. Let’s cut a slice off the still-warm year, and spread some tasty melted news all over it.

Fort, coming soon from Leder Games, is an update to fellow four-lettered card game SPQF, with cuddly classical empires swapped for rival neighbourhood tree-forts. I skipped over this when it first got announced, but artist Kyle Ferrin has been posting some really lovely pieces of art and it gives me an opportunity to right that wrong.

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