Flipping Great

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Flipping Great
I appreciate that, for a lot of people, this whole board game thing is still a bit mystifying. When we say we enjoy board gaming that might call to mind Monopoly*, Cluedo or, worse still, kids’ games like Snakes and Ladders. Why on earth would we want to play things like that? Well, we don’t, and for exactly the same reason everyone else doesn’t: They’re boring as hell.

But it’s no good knowing what’s bad. What’s good? Even better, what’s a good place to start? There’s a bewildering array of games out there and some are more accessible than others. A poor choice, especially for a beginner, can put a person off games for life.

If you’ve watched out first episode, you’ll have seen one suggestion. Here’s another. This a particularly good game for converting people to the our gaming cause because the rules are so damn easy that it beggars belief.


Robot Rock

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Robot Rock
My mum’s attic is a narrow crawlspace some four feet high and seventy feet long. If you imagine poking around inside a building’s intestine, you’re most of the way there. I was up there the other month, scrambling around on my hands and knees and squinting through sweat and dust when I found exactly what I was looking for. A box containing my old copy of RoboRally. Hell yes!

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Season 1 – Episode 1

The first episode of the smash internet series Shut Up & Sit Down is bristling with the very best in board games.

In their debut, The Boys review Citadels and Memoir ’44, give playing tips for Ghost Stories and meet some ducks. Lots and lots of ducks.

If you’re new to board and card gaming, or just sick of Monopoly, then man, do we have some surprises for you.

(EDIT: We apologise about the ducks thing. We realise they’re mostly not ducks.)

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