Podcast #170 – Environments and How Not To Die In Them

A ‘Rules’ Dispute, Forget About The Turtles, Desert Gems, DADLands

In this arid 170th episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down podcast Tom, Ava, and Quinns are chatting about a bunch of games featuring HOSTILE ENVIRONMENTS. It’s like the Shut Up & Sit Down Annual Company Retreat after Quinns threw a War Sun at Ava. We’ll never be the same again.

In this podcast, the gang are saving tigers in Endangered and planting gardens in Ishtar; before settling down to a nice bit of post-apocalyptic bickering in Radlands. Enjoy!

Have a lovely weekend, folks!

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Review: The Initiative

This week’s video features Matt and Tom wrestling with a co-operative campaign of cyphers and code-cracking with The Initiative. Well, it’s mostly Matt reviewing this one if we’re honest, although Tom does a stellar job of wearing a coat and behaving like an idiot. We’re starting to creep our way back out of isolation, and you’ll be seeing more two-human videos in the future! Have a lovely week.

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This Week on Shut Up & Sit Down

Agonising Aunt more like, sorry about the weird ball, enthusiastic distancing

Ava: February: Why bother? Well, because it’s nearly the end of the voidperiod. February is shorter than January and by the end you can actually feel the days getting longer. Unless you’re in the other half of this big weird ball, in which case you must hate me for always banging on about the seasons. SORRY!

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Podcast #169 – Welcome To… Coevorden?

The Child Labour Special, Mary Berry's Bricklaying Years, Writing A Review: LIVE!

In this picturesque episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast Matt, Ava, and Tom are absolutely chomping at the bit to tell you about three games that are all PRETTY GOOD!

We’ve got the scintillating urban planning of Townbuilder: Coevorden, the scintillatingy-er LUNAR planning of Welcome To The Moon and… what was the last game? I don’t know if I can quite… remember…

Have a lovely weekend, folks!

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Review: Mind MGMT

Who fancies a bit of spy-vs-spy in 1980s Zanzibar?

Oh, there’s just one catch: Everybody is psychic. And four characters are immortal. And one of the teams has a dolphin. And the game has 14 expansions.

This is Mind MGMT, and it’s an absolutely terrific board game.

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This Week on Shut Up & Sit Down

Febwooooo, kill the beast, scratching

Matt: January has almost been slain, just a few more jabs to those weak ‘n’ flabby points and we can level up to FEB-WOO-RARY. If you too have failed to achieve all the things you’d hoped to this month, then never fear – you’re in good company. What’s going on with this website though, this week?

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Podcast #168 – The Heavy-sode Layer

VC Funded Thrones, Art Griftin’, Vital School

In this 3,000 pound episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast, Matt and Ava are wading into the quagmire of crunchy decisions, cold calculation and brain-burnin’. First, they’re rambling about the plains and pains of The Great Zimbabwe before letting their artistic side loose on The Gallerist. If by ‘artistic side’ you mean ability to manipulate the market value of a wonky sculpture.

Have a lovely weekend, folks!

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Review: Equinox

This week Matt’s here to spill the beans on a Reiner Knizia bidding game, Equinox, filled with mystical creatures and oversized cards. But does this gorgeous purple box manage to cut the mustard?

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This Week On Shut Up & Sit Down…

Wobbly Weeks, Boring Business, Filmin' Funtimes

Tom: Hey folks! Happy New Year! Sorry we’re a little slow in churning up the content-machine this month, we’ve actually been busy planning out what this whole year is going to look like – building some structural supports for what should (hopefully) be a pretty exciting time for Shut Up & Sit Down. I don’t want to promise anything (who knows what global-pandemic-shaped entity could throw big rusty spanners into our minty fresh machine) but you should have plenty of new bits and bobs to chew on in the coming year. I’m excited! But enough excitement, let’s get down to business. What the heck is going on this week?

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Podcast #167 – Generic Wet Hubris

Grain Faces, HoloMeeple, A Cheque That Swears

In this panoramic episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down podcast, Matt and Tom are back in action, ready to talk about a little heap of cardboard that’s been growing in the corner over the festive break; it grows a little every time you look away, and we’re hiring someone to take care of it.

On this podcast you can hear about the ever-rolling Dice Realms, the ever-sinking Atlantis Rising (2nd Edition) and the ever-expensive Q.E. A bunch of games that we’re keen on, but not… that keen on. Wahoo!

Have a lovely weekend, folks!

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