The SU&SD 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

December always comes this time of year, other brands of dad are available

Welcome one, welcome all! It is officially the most December-est time of the year, and that might mean you’re on the lookout for the perfect gift for the board gamer in your life? The board gamer in OUR life wants “an egg timer”, so there’s really no knowing if you’re barking up the right tree – but the whole SU&SD team is on-hand this week to give you great suggestions for great games that are currently in stock! Enjoy!


0:54 My City
1:51 Tournament at Camelot / Tournament at Avalon
2:35 Gùgōng
3:10 Undaunted: Normandy / Undaunted: North Africa
4:06 Pandemic Legacy Season 0 / Pandemic Legacy
4:28 Quacks of Quedlinberg
4:54 Oceans
5:19 Monikers: Serious Nonsense
6:03 Patchwork
6:22 The Mind
6:41 No Thanks!
7:00 The Crew
7:35 Ghost Blitz
8:24 New York Zoo
8:54 Modern Art
9:27 Solo RPGs: 9:41 Artefact, 9:58 The Sealed Library & The Wretch3d, 10:18 Thousand Year Old Vampire
10:38 Senet Magazine

A few more worth a look!
Little Town
Unmatched
Junk Art
Paris: La Cité de la Lumière
A Fake Artist Goes to New York
Watergate
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Podcast #123 – The All-New Family GameZone™ Special

A Burger ‘n Bechamel Argie Bargie, Bread II: Cookin’ It Again, The Worst Sting, Ticket to Teutonica, Satisfying Aliens
Shut Up & Sit Down · SU&SD Podcast 123

Oh no. It happened again. Tom pitched a segment to management, and look at what happened. An entire half of a podcast, absolutely ruined.

On this delectably 123rd episode of the Shut Up and Sit Down Podcast, join an incredibly tired Tom, Matt and Ava to discuss a smattering of games, most of which are juuuust fine. Sandwiching this podcast are twin discussions about Thurn Und Taxis and Under Falling Skies – and in between? It’s Tom’s Family GameZone, where we’ll (?) discuss (?) such riveting (?) titles as Cupcake Academy, What’s Missing?, Mr. Face, MonsDRAWsity, and Herd Mentality. Help!

Have a lovely weekend, everybody

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Review: Inhuman Conditions

A Rubbish Grid, The Perfect Family Game, Tango Orange: A Delicious Weekend Treat

December 2, 2020 Reviews Inhuman Conditions As we approach the festive season, what better says ‘the festive season approaches’ more than a game about accusing those near and dear to you of being cold heartless androids. Inhuman Conditions! It’s a unique oblong box that we’ve unleashed our keenest reporter on – to dissect its mechanical … Read more

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GAMES NEWS! 30/11/20

Origin of the (Dominant) Species, The Nap Strat, Screaming Donkeys, P-ZONE 2005 WORLD TOUR

Tom: G! A! M E S! This games news – is the best! Tom and Ava write some words! Something else that rhymes with words! GOOooOOOoo GAMES NEWS!

Ava: If you read that in any other way than exactly how it sounds in your head then it all just falls apart.

Tom: K-I-L-L-J-O-Y! Ava you’re so nasty, why? I just want to make a rhyme! Something else that rhymes with rhyme! GoOOoOoo A WAY!

Ava, frowning and ignoring Tom: Oh my word look at the donkeys!

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Review: Under Falling Skies

Big willy style, welcome to erf, personal space invaders

November 25, 2020 Reviews Under Falling Skies And now we’re back! In outer space! This game with aliens might put a smile upon your face. Delving into the dusty mines of Serious Alone-Time, Matt reviews Under Falling Skies – the Print’n’Play Star turned fully-boxed product. Is it worth selling your Deskjet 3720 for the purposes … Read more

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GAMES NEWS! 23/11/20

a game enters the sun, a guest ribbing, an in-depth buff-dude

Ava: I don’t think you’re ready, for this jelly.

Tom: I don’t think i can handle this.

Ava: It’s just jelly Tom. It’s all just jelly.

Tom: And news, right?

Ava: Yeah, sure, you can call it that if you want!

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Podcast #122 – Marry My Migrating Metro

McDonalds’ Shrimper Menu, The Mid-Podcast OpinionAround, Duck-Duck-Going a Tiger, Graphs You Can Hear
Shut Up & Sit Down · Podcast #122 – Marry My Migrating Metro

On this week’s BUMPER BOX podcast we’ve got SIX entire GameBoards for you to picture in your head as we loosely describe them with words and, quite frankly, a lot of noises? This podcast is really great if you’re a young child and want to hear a bunch of cool new ways you can make sounds with your mouth.

What games are we going to create frequencies about this time, I hear you ask? We’ll be chatting about the unusual themes of Zestrea, the beautiful butterflies of Mariposas, the wonders of the internet in Sumatra, and sheer, unadulterated organisation in Maglev Metro. Then, to round it all out, we have a ramble about Fleet: The Dice Game and Troyes Dice – two games with the same core that couldn’t be more different. That makes it sound like a mid 90s comedy that stars Danny DeVito and Dwayne Johnson. Does that exist? It might already exist.

Have a lovely weekend, everybody

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GAMES NEWS! 16/11/20

Queen’s Famous Burncycle, Health and SPACEty, Board Game Beats, ‘Za-Man Games

Tom: I need to kick-back, relax, play on some slide guitar, drink a bit too much too cheap whiskey and sing a song about my problems.

Ava: It’s 11am on a Monday. Where is this going?

Tom: We’ve done the heavy lifting here, they can put the pieces together this time. Let’s crack on-

Ava: -WITH THE GAMES BLUES!!

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Review: Renature

Fuzzy Little Dominoes, The GameFeel, What Kinda Bird Says ‘Argh’, Spot the Double Badger

Crikey! It’s a review! At this hour? On a WEDNESDAY?

For this scintillating mixture of performance art and review, Tom got lost in the woods for an entire week reviewing Renature – only bringing a camera and some boardgame pieces into the ordeal. On the 7th day, he emerges from amidst the leaves, and bestows upon us his completed work. Oh no.

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