Podcast #181 – Imperial Explorers

the famous semmering token, wonky stings, taking a dump in the sandpit

In this themeless episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast, Quinns and Tom are talking about two of the driest games that they’ve ever been smitten with. First up is the Austrian Rail Simulation of Imperial Steam, followed by a dessert of semi-colonial discover-em-up The Guild of Merchant Explorers. Enjoy!

Have a great weekend, everybody!

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Podcast #180 – Marauder Management

Kleptomaniac Rats, SWAT Badgers, Factory Farming, The Outro Cometh

In this marauding episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast, Tom and Ava have been let loose on games once again. Someone stop them.

First up, we’ve got some disclaimer-laden chats about Root’s latest Marauder expansion, followed by some hot-off-the-(im)press(ions) of Little Factory – the latest edition to the Little™ Expanded Universe. We also have a brief chat about Tom’s obsession over Knotwords and other Word(le) games at the end!

Have a great weekend, everybody!

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Podcast #179 – Small Game City

Farty Noises Tee Hee, Sponsored by the London Graphics Center, Questionable Advice

In this meagre episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down podcast, Tom and Matt are talking about three whole boxes with games inside of them!! First up is MAGIC BINGO, also known as Via Magica – a game of wizards and crystals that your (imaginary) family might enjoy. We then talk about the disastrous urban planning of Next Station: London, before getting thoroughly confused by Cryptid: Urban Legends.

Finally, we take a trip to the forbidden zone to chat about Square Valley – a delightful little mobile game that is… ‘Quite Boardgames’.

Have a great weekend, everybody!

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Podcast #178 – Voices in the Walls

Rich Tea Boardgames, Rodney Smith Simulator, Comfy Carpets

In this semi-cooperative episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down podcast, Tom and Matt are talking about two very unusual games! First up is Voices In My Head’s handsome-man-sentencing, followed by a small course of Decorum; a passive-aggressive living simulator. We also chat a few nice words about SHUX (and the carpets within) as well as Matt’s review of the Quacks expansion.

Have a great weekend, everybody!

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Podcast #177 – Asymmetrical Arguing

Place your bets, Nobody Cares, Elon Musk’s Turd Handkerchief

In this electric episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down podcast Tom and Quinns are going toe-to-toe in a battle for the ages, fighting the corner of the game that they like, and the other person… likes too… but less…

On this podcast we’re chatting about our lengthy first impressions of Crescent Moon and our much snappier first impressions of Bear Raid, as well as literally about 20 seconds of talking about the Mind MGMT app – so little, in fact, that I haven’t even timestamped it!

Have a great weekend, everybody!

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Podcast #176 – Illuminate the Dogs of War

Argh, Grargh, Oooargh, Bllarrrggh

In this furious episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down podcast, Quinns, Ava, and Tom are talking about three games that couldn’t be more different. First up we’ve got a chat about Illumination – a game all about scrawling doodles in the margins of MonkBooks, before pivoting hard into playing (?) with (?) dogs in Good Puppers – a set collection game with a sinister backstory. Finally, we’re talking about our not-too-positive experience with Memoir ‘44 Flight Plan, and Quinns asks everyone a difficult question.

PS: I’m really sorry about the stings.

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Podcast #175 – The Art Special

PodSnacks, ArtThoughts, Rifling Through The Bins, Jacking Up The Price

In this painterly episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down podcast, Tom and Ava are playing to the gallery in an ART SPECIAL! We’re talking all things Museum: Pictura and Art Decko – two games that aren’t necessarily our new favourites, but are certainly doing some interesting things with art.

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Podcast #174 – The Lazy Sundaycast

Big Bribes are the Best, Get Jade All The Time, Luckily No Lizard Voice, A Twist Ending

In this sluggish episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast, Tom and Quinns are fresh off the back of two games – one a box of unison and joy; the other a lump of conflict and discontent. We’re talking about Gugong and it’s expansion – Panjun – as well as Lizard Wizard! But which is the belle of the ball, and which is the slob of the swamp? Find out… right here!

Have a lovely weekend, folks!

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Podcast #173 – Bashing Our Brains On Bitoku

Summer All Year Long, Have A Lovely Podcast, StealthCake

In this spiritual episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast, Matt and Tom are talking about just one game – a game that has sat alone on Tom’s ‘To-Play’ shelf like a bottle of brown sauce in a wetherspoons sauce caddy. That’s right, it’s Bitoku, a game about splodging sauce all over a beautiful forest until various bears, otters and raccoons come to lick of all the liquid from the branches and leaves: yum yum yum.

Have a lovely weekend, folks!

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Podcast #172 – The Great Unmatched Showdown

Jump Scares, Buffy the Greek Slayer, Raptor High

In this UNMATCHED episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down podcast, Tom and Quinns have decided to pursue the strange little feature that Quinns has been dwelling on for a while – seeking to ask and answer the question: ‘how good is all this Unmatched… really?’.

Through three ferocious bouts of slippery copyright law, our heroes put their heroes to the test in a battle of wits, strategy, and pointing out how ridiculous it is that Bloody Mary just dropkicked Bigfoot.

Have a lovely weekend, folks!

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