Podcast #185 – Did We Play Cosmic Frog? (Live!)

It’s In A Box, Oomph Energy, Dog Robbery, FishButt

In this agnostic episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast, our three intrepid explorers at the UKGE blast through multiple odd games in a chaotic pod-special! We Rob Art in Art Robbery, Get On Board in Get On Board and Island Small…ly… in Small Islands, before dreaming of factories in Nicodemus. This podcast also posits a very, very important question… did we play Cosmic Frog?

Have a great weekend, everybody!

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Podcast #184 – A Wibbly Wobbly Egg (Live!)

Cheese Dreams, Stationary Egg, Funnoying, Live 'n Wonky

Tom: Live and happening, it’s a podcast! When I edit podcasts, I usually slice out the bits where I sound silly, or ask if it’s ‘time to talk about Rats’ too many times; but in the live format, they have to stay. On this very special episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast, Matt and his two adult children are talking about a bunch of games! We’ve got the absolute excess of Wonderlands War, the snakes-and-ladders-worker-placement of First Rat and the secret sneaky bidding of Dreadful Circus alongside plenty of healthy chat about a Wibbly Wobbly Egg from Dodo. Enjoy!

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This Week On Shut Up & Sit Down…

Vanishing Ava, Excitable Matthew, Enigmatic Quintin, Sleepy Tom

Tom: zzzzz… zzzz …. Zzzz ….

Ava: Tom! Wake Up!!!

Tom: AHGh! Ava! Why are you here? Did I accidentally resurrect the multi-person-back-and-forth for a convenient framing device, only for you to vanish entirely not three lines later?

Ava:

Tom: Alright. No need to be rude.

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Podcast #183 – Sniper Station Phoenix

Sponsored by Terry’s Chocolate Oranges, Scrapping Incidents, You Can Finally Play As The Nazis Wahoo

In this X-Ray-Slow-Motion episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast, Tom and Matt are talking about two games that couldn’t be more different. First up, we’ve got the alien hospitality of Space Station Phoenix – a eurogame where you destroy your own worker placement spaces! And secondly, we’re talking Sniper Elite: The Board Game – a thematic hidden movement game where you destroy a submarine and also maybe some Nazis.

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Why You Should Get Into Netrunner in 2022

Challenge Aesop, John Netrunner, Poker Tokens, Quintin’s Special Segment

It’s a big one! In this lengthy videofilm, Tom takes a look at the work of Project NISEI and their version of Android: Netrunner! Is it good? Is it GREAT? Does it stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the original? Find out the answers to some of these questions for the low low cost of just 32 minutes of your life.

This one was a bit of beast, took me forever, and I don’t know what to do with myself now. Enjoy!

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This Week On Shut Up & Sit Down…

a goofless monday, i haven't a single funtag, is this the end of writing??

Tom: Readers, you join me for a practically goofless Monday Post. I’ve just poured 90% of my creativity into a string of very silly words that will maybe one day become a Shut Up & Sit Down video, but until then, I’m spent. It’s Monday! Time to tell you about it!

At some point in the Wednesday/Thursday nebulous VideoTime you can anticipate another fine production from Shut Up & Sit Down studios! We’re talking about a game! What game? I fear to give a single clue for the accuracy of your guesses are simply ferocious.

Twitch? Quite possibly! On Probably Thursday or Improbably Tuesday (my favourite days of the week) either myself or Ava will record video directly into the harddrive of your brain. Exciting! Expect videogames and rambles, in that order, if at all.

On Friday, you can expect a podcast where two strange hosts will chat about two strange games. Myself and Matt will first tackle the oddity that is the Sniper Elite Boardgame, before moving on to Rio Grande’s latest efficiency-obtainer Space Station Phoenix!

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

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Podcast #182 – The Numbers Go Up Special

Secret Square Rondels, Reflecting Pyramids, An Impossible Pretzel

In this apparently aquatic episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast, Tom, Ava, and Matt are talking about some suspiciously dry games! And spinners. And Twister.

First up is Khora: Rise of an Empire – the ultimate spreadsheet experience! Tom then rambles about Boonlake for a moment, before Ava takes us home with Founders of Teotihuacan; the game which we essentially forgot to have a discussion about.

Have a great weekend, everybody!

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Review: Spire: The City Must Fall RPG

What’s this?! Could it be? They said it couldn’t be done…

Yes, today SU&SD has released none other than a ginormous video review of a role-playing game. The award-winning game of Spire casts a party of players as members of an underground resistance cell, making small acts of rebellion in a society that will almost certainly kill them. This book is imaginative, evocative and has a marvelous sense of humour… but it turns out Quinns had a bit of a problem with it, too.

Enjoy, everybody.

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