Review: burncycle

Insert jokes here, relaxation for gamers, hydraulic matthew

This week, Tom takes on the chips in a review of burncycle – the big-box heist-em-up from Chip Theory games! Robots, Corporations, and Stealth; ‘Oh My!’. This is a big one; with more components than a thousand-piece jigsaw (false) and more neoprene than most board games (true)!

But is it… any good? Find out in this video! Right here!

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This Week On Shut Up & Sit Down…

Tom: Hello! Another week, is it? We’re slowly reassembling ourselves after a slight schedule-bump around the UK Games Expo, and we’ve got a full stack of content for you. It’s a big wobbly tower in my hands, picture it! WeyUughH! WahhooOO! WoaoAOAA! Wasn’t that fun?!

On either Wednesday or Thursday, I’ve got a video review! This one is a little spicy, and I’m having lots of fun editing it – expect a fairly chunky box that works less well than you want it to (welcome to Kickstarter!).

Then, on Friday, we’re podcasting! I’m not entirely sure what stack of games will make it to pod-town, but know that it’ll likely be packed with games, stuffed with surprises! Perhaps some chat about Rush M.D? A chuckle over some Wormholes? Or maybe some first impressions of Undaunted: Stalingrad?

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Podcast #185 – Did We Play Cosmic Frog? (Live!)

It’s In A Box, Oomph Energy, Dog Robbery, FishButt

In this agnostic episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast, our three intrepid explorers at the UKGE blast through multiple odd games in a chaotic pod-special! We Rob Art in Art Robbery, Get On Board in Get On Board and Island Small…ly… in Small Islands, before dreaming of factories in Nicodemus. This podcast also posits a very, very important question… did we play Cosmic Frog?

Have a great weekend, everybody!

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Podcast #184 – A Wibbly Wobbly Egg (Live!)

Cheese Dreams, Stationary Egg, Funnoying, Live 'n Wonky

Tom: Live and happening, it’s a podcast! When I edit podcasts, I usually slice out the bits where I sound silly, or ask if it’s ‘time to talk about Rats’ too many times; but in the live format, they have to stay. On this very special episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast, Matt and his two adult children are talking about a bunch of games! We’ve got the absolute excess of Wonderlands War, the snakes-and-ladders-worker-placement of First Rat and the secret sneaky bidding of Dreadful Circus alongside plenty of healthy chat about a Wibbly Wobbly Egg from Dodo. Enjoy!

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This Week On Shut Up & Sit Down…

Vanishing Ava, Excitable Matthew, Enigmatic Quintin, Sleepy Tom

Tom: zzzzz… zzzz …. Zzzz ….

Ava: Tom! Wake Up!!!

Tom: AHGh! Ava! Why are you here? Did I accidentally resurrect the multi-person-back-and-forth for a convenient framing device, only for you to vanish entirely not three lines later?

Ava:

Tom: Alright. No need to be rude.

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Podcast #183 – Sniper Station Phoenix

Sponsored by Terry’s Chocolate Oranges, Scrapping Incidents, You Can Finally Play As The Nazis Wahoo

In this X-Ray-Slow-Motion episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast, Tom and Matt are talking about two games that couldn’t be more different. First up, we’ve got the alien hospitality of Space Station Phoenix – a eurogame where you destroy your own worker placement spaces! And secondly, we’re talking Sniper Elite: The Board Game – a thematic hidden movement game where you destroy a submarine and also maybe some Nazis.

Have a great weekend, everybody!

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Why You Should Get Into Netrunner in 2022

Challenge Aesop, John Netrunner, Poker Tokens, Quintin’s Special Segment

It’s a big one! In this lengthy videofilm, Tom takes a look at the work of Project NISEI and their version of Android: Netrunner! Is it good? Is it GREAT? Does it stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the original? Find out the answers to some of these questions for the low low cost of just 32 minutes of your life.

This one was a bit of beast, took me forever, and I don’t know what to do with myself now. Enjoy!

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This Week On Shut Up & Sit Down…

a goofless monday, i haven't a single funtag, is this the end of writing??

Tom: Readers, you join me for a practically goofless Monday Post. I’ve just poured 90% of my creativity into a string of very silly words that will maybe one day become a Shut Up & Sit Down video, but until then, I’m spent. It’s Monday! Time to tell you about it!

At some point in the Wednesday/Thursday nebulous VideoTime you can anticipate another fine production from Shut Up & Sit Down studios! We’re talking about a game! What game? I fear to give a single clue for the accuracy of your guesses are simply ferocious.

Twitch? Quite possibly! On Probably Thursday or Improbably Tuesday (my favourite days of the week) either myself or Ava will record video directly into the harddrive of your brain. Exciting! Expect videogames and rambles, in that order, if at all.

On Friday, you can expect a podcast where two strange hosts will chat about two strange games. Myself and Matt will first tackle the oddity that is the Sniper Elite Boardgame, before moving on to Rio Grande’s latest efficiency-obtainer Space Station Phoenix!

That’s this week! What have you been up to recently, everyone?

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