Hexagonal Tile-Laying Game Fest, 2013

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It's that most wonderful time of the year! The holiday when families come together and induldge in colourful capitalism. That's right, I'm talking about Economic Hex-Based Tile Laying Game Fest: 2013.

In this year's hex fest we review the moreish Suburbia, the quaint Keyflower, remember the daring Archipelago, and in doing so unearth our Game of the Year.

Pour yourself a glass of hexnog, dear viewer. Tis' the season!


The Dexterity Games Special

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When you think SU&SD, we know you think "co-ordinated," "graceful," probably even "lithe." So this was a long time coming- a video featuring three of our favourite dexterity games on the market today. The noble Oss, the exotic Toc Toc Woodman and the farcical Cube Quest, all showcased lovingly by us in time for Christmas!

One more word, from Brendan: "I've put an end to all this sodding continuity, too." What on earth is he talking about?


The Unaired SU&SD Pilot

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Look what we found! The unaired SU&SD pilot from 1974! And reviewing such contemporary board games! Crazy.

Watch as the boys take their first halting steps through the gorgeous Legends of Andor, and stick it to the man with a look at two titles from Victory Point Games' catalogue: Darkest Night and Moonbase Alpha. You might remember VPG as the small publisher Quinns talked about earlier in the year, whose games come with a complimentary napkin.

Keep on rocking, guys.


The Halloween Special, 2013

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Halloween is close, now. Can you feel it? The sticky breath on the back of your neck? The bony hand on your thigh when all the lights are out? Getting higher... and higher...

Following on from Matt's suggestion of Werewolf last week, Paul and Quinns are offering a couple more creepy gaming suggestions. Including one board game of a real life monster.

Happy Halloween, everybody. Stay safe.


The SU&SD Incredible Outtakes Project, Pt. 1

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Paul: Did you know that Shut Up & Sit Down is now two years old? This month is our anniversary month and, to celebrate that, we thought we'd give you something very special. It's something you've all been asking for since we started and it's our way of thanking you for your terrific support.

You, our viewers, our readers, our commenters, have been a brilliant audience. You've been friendly and patient and kind and insightful and generally excellent, so we really hope you enjoy fourteen minutes of Shut Up & Sit Down outtakes, fourteen minutes that pull back the curtain and expose the ramshackle workings behind this show.

We should warn you that there's liberal use of cursing and swears and also bad language and even some rude words. There's a fair amount of embarrassment. There's a lot of silliness.

Oh, and this is only a compilation that spans our first series. It takes a little while to edit a collection like this together and we need to rummage through our rushes to see what we can serve up next. There'll be more to come.


Shut Up & Sit Down Presents: Board Gaming’s Golden Age

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Last year Quinns gave a 40 minute talk at UK video game festival GameCity, designed to teach people about what’s happening in board games and why gamers the world over MUST get involved.

Hear Quinns' caramel baritone as he provides evidence of why board game sales are rocketing up, three deadly arguments for why video gamers need to be playing board games, and even some jokes. Yes, JOKES.


Season 2 – Episode 5

The summer of 2012 is over! It’s disappearing, like a boiled egg into the hungry belly of time. But don’t be sad! The Summer Special, the biggest episode of board game review show Shut Up & Sit Down ever, is here to help.

We’re reviewing games


Season 2 – Episode 4

WIZARDS! What are they? What do they do? No, seriously, we don’t know.

But ignorance is for cowards! We’ve created a Wizard Special our board game review show, where we review Wiz-War, Epic Spell Wars and Mage Knight. And as always, there’s yet


Season 2 – Episode 3

Thabwam! That’s the noise of another half-hour of board game review goodness landing in your world like a bit of glittering space junk. You’re very welcome.

In this episode, the boys are going to be on REAL LIFE TELEVISION! They’re just having a bit of trouble getting home in time for the programme. Possibly


Season 2 – Episode 2

THE FINEST (and only) board game review show going has, for episode two of season two, turned its wet, wide, child-like eyes towards two player games! Four of them!

And that’s /not even all!/ They’re also trying to be adults! Witness their HOT REPORT from London’s