This Week On Shut Up & Sit Down…

angling for poise, get the boogie bonus again

Hello humans! It’s another Monday here, which means the start of another week of THINGS. This week should be a fun one, I hope – tomorrow on the stream we’ll be doing a Print & Play-Along session of Super Skill Pinball 2! Fire up that deskjet or digitally draw on a PDF like a wizard as we check out the sequel to this brilliant roll & write. Excitingly we’ll be joined by Big Geoff E himself during the stream, cutting down the time we spend getting rules wrong by upwards of 25%. Here are the rules. We’ll teach on the stream, but some people like to read ’em!

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Podcast #146 – Thanks, but No Thanks

Thanks but no, maybe just get a new bookcase, Not the game the game the game
Shut Up & Sit Down · Podcast #146 – Thanks, But No Thanks

In this mischievously 146th episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down podcast, Quinns, Ava, and Tom are going back to Oxford one last time for a night of card games, libraries, gardens and gratitude.

We’re looking at Atheneum, Ohanami, Similo and No Thanks! Four games with a lot of cards and not a lot in common! It’s almost entirely games we’re a bit ambivalent about! Is that exciting? I do hope so.

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Review: Oath

Sweet Shades of Purple, A Bumper Box of Stories, Escalating Whiteboards, Take A Chancellor On Me

Oats! The latest, biggest, four-letter-iest board game from Leder Games! It is not to be confused, mind, with Oath. That game SUCKS.

In this week’s review, Tom is spending a sweet half of an hour talking you through the ins and outs of this year’s most anticipated, most perplexing title. How good is it? Short answer: very – but click play for a whole bundle of words that are slightly more nuanced than that…

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This Week On Shut Up & Sit Down…

Hello am i live, happy birthday boardgames, goodbye and thank you for coming to the shut up and sit down weekly post dot com

Tom: It’s still Monday! What happens on Mondays? The MONDAY POST! It’s absolutely sagging with letters and parcels and maybe just a little birthday card or two! Whose birthday is it? BOARDGAMES! They’re twelve.

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Podcast #145 – In Space, No One Can Hear You Freeze

Iron Bru, Agricolarson, The Art of the Deal, A ‘Not Good’ Song
Shut Up & Sit Down · Podcast #145 – In Space, No One Can Hear You Freeze

In this chilly 145th episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down podcast, Matt, Ava, and Tom are popping off into space! Do you want anything? We’ll be back in 5 minutes – but I’ve not got my keys so you’ll need to let me in thanks x

First we’re getting cold with Cryo – a game left us just a little nippy. We’ll then be negotiating ourselves into oblivion with Moonrakers – a game that has less connective tissue to the bond film of the same name than you might think!

Have a great weekend, everybody!

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Review: Dream Crush

whoah whoah whoah don't go anywhere, what did you just say about a ginseng farm?

“It’s time to GUSH… about your CRUSH!”

It’s challenging to imagine a more nauseating line of marketing copy, and yet that’s exactly what Dream Crush expects you to do. I won’t stand for it.

Wait, Quinns thinks this game is good? He thinks this game is good? He thinks this game is good? I’m uncertain about all of this, but I’m going to press play all the same.

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This Week On Shut Up & Sit Down…

A Pesto of Predicaments, SmallWar, Cryo Me A River, Moonraker (but say it like the bond theme), (the bond theme for goldfinger)

Tom: Today’s the day, and that day is Monday – and on this particular Monday, there’s been an absolutely chunky spread of errors; a peanut butter of wrongdoing!

Quinns is on review duty this week, but due to a large time accident the game we planned coverage of doesn’t come out until… next year? WHOOPS.

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Podcast #144 – Oxford’s Delight

Not too close, Delight’s delight, An erotic district
Shut Up & Sit Down · Podcast #144 – Oxford's Delight

In this hungrily 144th episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down podcast, Quinns, Tom and Ava are locked in a room together! A week long gathering of your verifiably rowdy hosts kicked off with three cracking reprints of lovely older games, and then we all did a podcast about them!

We start with Big Daddy Kniz’s Royal Visit, move to Cornwall for Martin Wallace’s Tinner’s Trail before jumping across the pond for a steamboat race in Mississippi Queen!

Due to a live record, some of the trips and erms have been impossible to excise, so expect a slightly more chaotic pod than usual. We were very excited to be playing games together.

Have a great weekend, everybody!

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Review – MicroMacro: Crime City

Crime Ghost, Dead Pears, I hear he’s called ‘Waldo’ over there, Embezzlement Again

Knock knock, who is there, it is crime – and it has come to take all of your things away from you and use them to buy other, different things. So it goes.

In this week’s video review, Tom takes a look at the ‘very large detective’ simulator MicroMacro: Crime City. Is it good? Is it bad? Is it somewhere in-between?! Hopefully this video review will do the detective work for you! Expect ‘at least one joke’, some seriously dry b-roll, and one rare instance of good timekeeping.

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This week on Shut Up & Sit Down…

actual faces, victory spreadsheet, things fall apart

Ava: Hey there Monday! The whole team is fresh back from a week of actually seeing each other in person, and playing as many board games as we could squeeze into four entire suitcases. I actually met Tom’s face. We sat around a table and passed physical cards to each other, making drafting games bearable for the first time in over a year. I believe I narrowly won the weekend’s victory spreadsheet, despite a full day of my brain being completely unable to wrap it’s head around maths, rules, and the concept of time. Also I had the worst single turn I’ve had in any game ever. It was fun.

This away week gave us a chance to playtest so many games that we’re all excessively hyped about how many games, opinions and gags we’ve got to stream, podcast and review right into your lovely faces.

So let’s get started!

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