No video review this week!

flat matt, binned quinns, some kind of sleepy rhyme with tom, nothing rhymes with ava either what the heck

Tom: Good morning everybody, and a happy… THURSDAY? Oh no. I have overslept terribly.

Listen, I can explain my tardiness. Each limb of Shut Up & Sit Down digitally assembled earlier in the week to chat about what exciting content we’re putting out, and all we had to show for it was a big collective moan. Well, that and the productive decision to not put out a video this week; sliding our schedule back a notch to make sure everything’s looking less exhausted. It’s ‘the year’, what else can we say?

You can still expect a podcast on Friday – Quinns and I are going to have a little ramble about a smattering of solo RPGs that I’ve been playing over the past couple days and weeks. I think it’ll be a lot of fun, so keep your ears open so that one can crawl in and have itself a home.

Normal video service will resume next week – and until then, stay hydrated! xx

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Podcast #134 – The Great Tollbooth In The Sky

Great Western Sheep, A Medical Intermission, The Ungodly Nose Noise, Pandemonium
Shut Up & Sit Down · Podcast #134 – The Great Tollbooth In The Sky

In this floaty 134th episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down podcast, Matt and Quinns peek through a collection of cumulonimbi to deliver their verdict on just one game: CloudAge! Expect a dash of opinion, some twists of chatter, and just one unexpected visitor. We’ve got it all!

Have a lovely weekend, everybody!

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Review: Paleo

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CAVES! FORESTS! MAMMOTHS!

What do all of these things have in common? That’s right! You can die inside them.

Today Quinns is looking at new co-operative game Paleo, and do you know what? This is one of the better co-op games to land on our desk in recent years. It’s also – you’ll never guess – kind of problematic.

Apologies in advance if this video means you can never enjoy Bonk’s Adventure the same way again.

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Podcast #133 – Saint Carrara The Grande

Probably not the KLF, Another fine segue, It’s Spanish for ‘The Grande’
Shut Up & Sit Down · Podcast #133 – Saint Carrara The Grande

In this old-fashioned 133rd episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down podcast Tom and Ava have been left on their own, and are abusing the privilege with a personal campaign to get some wonderful, fusty old European games reprinted. Come join us on a journey across a continent! We’ll be making friends with weird faces in Saint Petersburg, stealing some surprisingly colourful bricks from The Palaces of Carrara and getting grandiose in Spain with El Grande.

It’s weird for us to cover so many out of print games, but don’t worry, these are all currently available to play online through BoardGameArena or Yucata – so put your feet up for the no longer a very mystery tour, because I just told you all where we’re going, oops!

Have a lovely weekend, everybody!

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Review: Kitchen Rush

A Modern Bagsterpiece, Microphone Woes, The Smallest Brewster, The Feline Brewster

In this week’s review, Tom takes a look at Kitchen Rush – a decision that was entirely made by his family. ‘You’ve got to review it, we like it!’ they said. They were… Right, I suppose? I did have fun making the video. And speaking of fun…

That’s right folks,  in this video you can say hello to the newest month in the Shut Up & Sit Down calendar – fun month! From now on, that’s what March is. We got approval from the man behind the counter at WHSmith, who said he’d get it sorted with the bigwigs as soon as possible. He charged us very reasonably, considering the hassle. 

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BIDDY WITH THE FRIDDY, Frycast, FROD-COSTING

Matt: Contrary to the lies of Orange Cat Propaganda, it is possible to love both lasagne and Mondays – and I’ll tell you for free, I’ve got a hunger for both. As the frosty-grim weather in the UK eases up a touch in favour of something bright and very chilly, I’m finally feeling like it’s … Read more

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Podcast #132 – Dreamin’ of a Game Night

Quintin ‘Almost Wonderful’ Smith, The Perfect Size of Boardgame, A Classic Schengen Joke, Peeking Through The Lies
Shut Up & Sit Down · Podcast 132 – Dreamin' Of A Game Night

In this mysterious 132nd episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down podcast, Tom, Quinns and Ava clamber aboard a raft of games that’s gently sailing down a river made of…dreams… Do not get into the water, the dreams are also full of plague.

We’re going to be rambling about an absolute bunch of games that, when combined, would make up our perfect post-covid boardgame night. If you want to be surprised by each addition to our lists then click play! Or if there’s anything in particular you’d like to hear about, we’ve got all the games timestamped below.

Have a lovely weekend, everybody!

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Review: City of the Big Shoulders

Strings and Brooms, lovely shoes, pork wars 2021

This week on the website Matt discovers that you *can’t* just stuff things inside of a jacket in order to recreate David Byrne’s signature look. We also made two new friends, one of whom is most definitely not alive – the other one? We’ll leave you to decide. Find out why City of the Big Shoulders, this caramel rainbow of brown and beige pieces, has captured a tiny piece of our heart..

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This week on Shut Up & Sit Down…

oh boy i can't wait for the new and almost totally dead member of team SUSD

Ava: Hey there peoplefolks, welcome to another bright, shining week on Shut Up & Sit Down. We’re nearly at the end of the wintery void, and right now there’s sun falling on me and it feels like hope. Wahey!

What are we hoping for this week? We’re hoping for a stream, a review and a podcast, and you know what, it’s all actually going to happen. (Terms and conditions may apply)

On Tuesday we’re streaming the potion-popping extravaganza that is Quacks of Quedlinberg, and we’re even going to chuck in the currently German-only Alchemists expansion. We promise it won’t be as chaotic as when we tried to do this with Excalibohn. We’ll be slightly more prepared for those explosive potion notions.

Wednesday is review day, and all I am permitted to say is that Matt will be talking about a game that got him so excited he dressed up all fancy, and may have an appearance from the newest, least-living member of the team.

Finally, on Friday we’ve got a lovely little podcast special, with Tom, Quinns and myself having a chat about what we’re planning and dreaming of for our first, perfect game night once all this *gestures vaguely* is a bit less diseasey.

Without wanting to get too serious, what hopes are you hoping right now, folks?

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