This Week On Shut Up & Sit Down…

Tom: It’s stopped being quite so aggressively warm in the UK, for the time being – and you know what that means…. IT’S GETTING HUMID, BABY! The air is the consistency of custard and everyone gets it piped straight into their lungs. Wahoo! It’s a good time to be made of flesh and blood in England. Let’s talk about some content.

For Wednesday’s video, I’m taking another swing at what may become an annual tradition; a tier list of every expansion for a game! I’m putting the finishing touches on ‘The Freaky Little Morsel’ tier, so you can be assured that all opinions will be entirely rigorous.

At the end of the week, you can feast your ears on a podcast all about Van Ryder Games’ latest schlock-em’-up; Final Girl! There’s a time honoured tradition within the company of Quinns getting very hyped about a solo game, and then dumping all of it onto me just so that he can have someone to talk to about it. The result of that process; on Friday.  

That’s this week! Hope everyone is doing fine and dandy! What have you been up to, everybody?

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Podcast #190 – Flick of Twelve

Heistes Blitz, A Double Introduction, We Are Not Going To Do Anything Bad To You I Promise

In this dextrous episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast, Tom and Ava are talking about a quadrilogy of games that they have been playing recently! We’ve got the daft-n-pacy King of 12, the even dafter Flickfleet, the not-quite-great Museum: Suspects… and to round it all off, a little chat about Caper: Europe.

Have a great weekend, everybody!

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Review: Spirit Island

Racist Jelly Babies, Nobody Likes Drowning, Tom Hates Spirit Island!!!

It’s taken us SO LONG to make a Spirit Island video that it’s only appropriate that somebody is PUNISHED. It’s true that back in the day we covered it a bit, but it’s fair to say that this co-op classic had yet to get the love from us that it deserved. But is all well on our precious little island, or do we detect the vile tendrils of HATRED? Does someone HATE this game?? Oh my!

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This Week On Shut Up & Sit Down…

Tom: Hoooo boy it’s warm out today folks. Team Shut Up & Sit Down are doing their very best to stay hydrated and happy so that we can still chip away at some soft-serve content for you to enjoy (preferably in a cool room with a damp towel on the head).

We had some technical difficulties at the back end of last week that have pushed that review into this week! Expect to see it on Wednesday or Thursday whilst we polish it up for delivery.

Friday is, as always, ‘the pod-day’. Ava and I are talking about a bouquet of games we’ve been playing recently – FlickFleet, King of 12, Museum: Suspects and Caper: Europe! You can hear us begin to get loopy in the heat on that one.

That’s all for this week! I’m chugging a big glass of ice water and setting up Shinkansen: Zero-Kei (is it any good? I’m about to find out!) What have you been up to, everybody?  

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Podcast #189 – Our First Impressions of Undaunted: Stalingrad!

That One Guy You Hate, Undaunted: XCOM, It Is Summer Oh No

In this militaristic episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast, Tom and Matt have been playing a whole bunch of Undaunted: Stalingrad! A larger, legacy-lite version of the Undaunted system! Is it good? Is it… Not? Does it accurately depict the horrors of war? All this salient information and more awaits…

Have a great weekend, everybody!

Thanks to our amazing community, podcast transcripts are available here, and are usually completed within a few weeks of the podcast’s release.

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This Week On Shut Up & Sit Down…

Tom: Hello all! How’s things? I’ve had an eventful weekend of not doing much – though on Sunday I nipped to the beach and took part in the great British tradition of “having some cans”. I returned home to make pasta, and only when my housemate saw the “recipe” I’d hastily scrawled with a felt-tip pen did I realise that maybe I was just a touch too wobbly to be near any sharps. I settled on the other great British tradition of “crisps for dinner”. That’s all for this new edition of “Tom’s Mundane Weekend News”. Tune in next week for hair-raising tales of shower unblocking.

But enough about me, what about us? What are we making for you, hot off the backs of our summer donation drive? This week brings two spicy gems. Thursday bears a review of a modern classic – a game that hasn’t yet been given the review treatment but is near and dear to plenty of people; one that Matt is a new fan of and I’m a touch more sceptical about. How exciting!

Then, on Friday, we’ve got the delayed Undaunted: Stalingrad podcast. I promise we’ll talk about it this week after pushing it back a touch – it’s an enticing box.

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

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Podcast #188 – How Do You Pitch a Game? (w/Tim Clare)

Salt the circle, Pitch me an elevator, Poet card revoked

Ava: Well look at that! It’s an interview. Well something like that. I spent the evenings of the ‘United’ Kingdom’s Game Exposition chatting with my favourite podcaster-poet-editor-writer Tim Clare, then convinced him to get together to have a chat about a thing. We’re offering tips and thoughts on how to ‘pitch a game’, both at a convention, and in your very own home. Do we stay on topic? Occasionally! But hopefully it’s a fun listen.

Go find Tim on twitter or his very own website timclarepoet.co.uk. I genuinely think Death of a Thousand Cuts, and particularly the couch to 80k bootcamp/100 day writing challenge are the absolute best ways to get stuck into creative writing, and his first page critiques (the reason I thought he’d be a great person to speak to about this) are the absolute best writing advice you can get! Check him out, he’s lovely.

I’m hoping to put together a few more interviews and other ‘special’ podcasts over the coming months, so do let us know what you think. Opinions and suggestions welcome to [email protected] or on our website. If it doesn’t sound up your street, do feel free to skip it! It’ll probably be a normal pod with more familiar voices next time you visit!

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Everything is fine!!

Gosh, what a normal week we’re having! Another normal week in this wholly normal year. And what could be more normal than our bi-annual reminder that we are actually just humans with gas and electric bills!

We do hope you enjoy this silly bit of video, regardless of whether or not you’re currently cushioned enough to allow you to chuck us a couple of quid.

We love doing this, we love making you smile each week, and we hope that we can continue to do both for the foreseeable future.

Thank you for watching, from the whole team!

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