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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Rodney & Quinns – 10 Years In Board Games!

You Can't See The Fake Beards, They Really Tie The Whole Thing Together

For this special episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down podcast, join Rodney and Quinns for a celebration of 10 years in board games! This is an audio-only version of their chat from AwSHUX 2021 – and you can find a video version of it right here. Thanks once again to Rodney for coming on to chat!

Normal podcasts will begin again next week, with Matt and Tom talking about Dice Realms, Atlantis Rising (2nd Edition) and Q.E; and a video review will be out around the middle of next week too!

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Podcast #166 – Live From PAX Unplugged! (Part 2)

A Soiled Tailor, Stealing Ducks, Balloon Death, Quantum Cats

In this admirably 166th episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down podcast, we’re BACK at PAX Unplugged! Even though it was multiple weeks ago, we’ve brought the past into the present through the media of recording – which we, of course, invented. From the heady heights of Himmelsstürmer to the sandy shores of Strand Unter – the twisty time travelling of That Time You Killed Me to the dastardlly Doodle Dash… we’re talking about a lot of games! Ducks In Tow, Biblios: Quill and Parchement and Scape Goat all get to stick their respective oars in, before tying everything up in a trio of trick takers. What a treat!

We’ll be back to the normal podcast schedule very soon!

Have a lovely weekend, folks!

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Podcast #165 – Live From PAX Unplugged 2021! (Part 1)

Unreliable Shrimp, Cow Denominations, Moat Kings, Horse Stocks

In this wobbly 165th episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down podcast, the whole gang beams their thoughts about games to the hungry gamers at PAXU 2021! Enjoy a quippy Quinns, a meticulous Matt, an articulate Ava and a terrified Tom as they collectively ramble through no less than 5 excellent games – from the undead discos of Castle Party to the hellacious horse racing of Long Shot: The Dice Game; ‘this one really do got it all’

This will be the last podcast of 2021, but stay tuned for early next year where we’ll be uploading the second PAXU special.

Have a lovely weekend, folks!

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SU&SD: Time For A Confession…

As the team grows and we grow alongside them, we couldn’t be more excited about 2022 – but rather than a video explaining what we’ve got planned for the year ahead, we wanted to offer up a tiny confession: we still haven’t made good on our promise from the summer!

We’ve yet to nail down the specific plans and details, but we’re hoping to spend a good chunk of time this Friday streaming with some of the team on Twitch – if you fancy joining for some low-key festive silliness, we’ll see you then!🎄

If you can comfortably afford to support our team we massively appreciate it – it makes a huge difference. When the skeleton fruits finally fall from the tree? Be warmed by the knowledge that you helped to grow it.

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Podcast #164 – Rushin’ Retail

cheap electronics, a baby on drugs, dungeon coworkers

In this industrious 164th episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast, Matt and Quinns are mostly talking about two games where I (Tom, hello) rinsed them; two crusty brains pummelled into the dust by three cups of coffee and an unending desire to ‘prove myself’ in the cardboard battlegrounds of ‘board games’. Huzzah.

On this podcast you can hear words about the hellacious retail disasterpiece of Brick & Mortar, the dice-chucking mayhem of Rush Out! and the nonsensical auctions of Furnace. Three games wallowing in a lot of minutes – minutes stuffed with observations, rammed with remarks and runneth(ing) over with criticismé.

Have a lovely weekend, folks!

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Review: Calico, Cascadia and Verdant

toss that cat, maybe there's a rat, the shower trilogy completes

This video is surely proof of SU&SD’s dedication to board game review technology. In the above video we’ve managed to compress no less than three reviewers and three reviews of Flatout Games’ Calico, Cascadia and Verdant.

But that’s not all! You’ve heard her on the pod, you’ve partaken of her written words, but this video represents the team’s own Ava Foxfort’s very first video review. Everybody, please join me in wishing her a the warmest of SU&SD welcomes.

Ava, if you’re reading this? You’re a gem. A gem we’ve socketed into our crown, and you know what? We don’t feel the slightest bit guilty about it.

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This Week On Shut Up & Sit Down…

Dads-on-games, Commissioner Gordon but make it scouts, Somewhere outside of Yorkshire

Ava: Look. It’s literally snowy outside. How did this happen? Snow fell from the sky, that’s how. Baffling. What am I going to do to keep warm? Well. I’m going to rub my hands together, and get typing. Here’s what’s happening on Shut Up and Sit Down this week and why I’m very excited for it.

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