Podcast #244 – Our 2024 Board Game Predictions!

We’re Bad At This, Do Not Trust Us, We Know Nothing

On this mystical episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast, Tom and Quinns are delving into the future… and being embarrassed by the past. It’s the SU&SD 2024 Predictions Special, where our two intrepid hosts guess at what treasures await for the hobby in this glittering, shiny, brand new year.

Want to vote? If you listen to this podcast on Spotify, there should be a polls section where you can cast your opinion as to which of our hosts deserves a game from the others’ collection. A video of the resulting pilfering will be shared in part on our Twitter once the poll closes, and in full in our monthly ‘Bonus Bits’ Newsletter for donors to the site.

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Podcast #243 – Triple A

Tom’s Soapbox Section, Pip’s Sandwich Dreams, On Our “A Game”

On this AMAZING episode of the Shut Up AND Sit Down Podcast, Tom AND Pip chat ABOUT A trilogy of excellent games that start with A! Yes, really, that’s the theme. It was kind of an ACCIDENT!

In-between retrospective chats about Tom’s favourite ‘gentle tile build-em-up game’ Akropolis and Portugese tile-smashing simulator Azul, there’s ample time to chat about the latest in the soothing nature-themed game subgenre; Aqua.

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Podcast #242 – The PAXU Playlist (Pt.3)

BGB’s Secret Weapon, The Matthew’s Special Report Special, Captain Sonar Revisionism

On this triptychal (NOT A WORD!?) episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast, Tom and Matt are summing up the final selection of games that they played at PAX Unplugged – ready to wipe the slate clean and begin a whole new year of boardgames!

We’re chatting about the trick-taking-twist of Inside Job, taking on a double whammy of family in CDSK and Fun Facts, and finishing up with two very different dexterity (?) games; Nekojima and Turbo Kidz.

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Podcast #241- Bees and Trees

Dangerous Deer, Busted Bees, Toppling Towers

On this untimely episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast, Emily and Tom are chatting about two cracking games with a little twist of nature in them – Forest Shuffle and Apiary! The former has you playing cards and building a forest, whereas the latter is 99% about moving a big plastic bee, I think? Awkwardly tucked away at the end of this podcast is, fittingly, Misfits – a stacking game with A GHOST!

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Podcast #240 – The PAX Unplugged Playlist (Pt.2)

Tom Was Wrong, Radioactive Coal Markets, Big Cars are the Best, Leave Earth All The Time

On this moderately larger episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast, Tom and Matt chat about a few more games that they played at PAX Unplugged! We’re dealing with the chunkier games of the bunch here – the games that got us to calculate, maneuver, and… drive a big truck into a wall. Enjoy!

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Podcast #239 – The PAX Unplugged Playlist (Pt.1)

On this hot meat sandwich of a Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast, Tom and Matt are running through a selection of the games they played at PAX Unplugged!

First up are some excitable impressions of the latest from Leder Games: Arcs! That’s followed up with a double bill of Grandpa Beck games – the raucously silly Cover Your Assets and Skull King – which in turn is followed by ANOTHER double bill of mushroom-themed boxes with Mycelia and Mycelium: A Mushling Game. Finally, we get to the real good stuff, where Tom and Matt wax lyrical about Strike; a ridiculously simple dice-chucking game that we simply couldn’t get enough of.

This is the first in a double, potentially TRIPLE feature of PAX Unplugged games! Next time, we’re tackling the big crunchy boxes that melted our brains…

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Podcast #238 – BIG CHALLENGES

Britishisms 101, Squat Little Bonsai, Giant Cardboard Gun

On this international episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down podcast, Tom welcomes the absolutely fabulous Emily to the airwaves! Wahoo! Together, they chat about Bonsai, Infiltraitors, and Crash Octopus – a trio of much-hyped games that are all pretty damn good!

Please do show your appreciation for Emily in the comments below! She was SO nervous about appearing on the pod, and I think she absolutely bossed it.

Have a great weekend, everybody!

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Podcast #237 – Spirit Cows!

Cow Culling, Ripped Djinn, Spirits or Spirits, Stick a Fork in Tom

On this bedominoed episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast, Tom and Pip chat about a couple of pleasing games they’ve been playing over the past couple days! Djinn is a fabulously satisfying game of stuffing spirits into bottles, and Moon River is a divisive entry into the Kingdomino series of games! That’s games! Two of ‘em! Read ‘em and WEEP!

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Podcast #236 – Brain of the Century

The Professional Podcast Special, Deep Blue vs Team Liquid, Brain Worms, SAXOPHONE!

On this historic episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast, Matt and Tom are smacking chess pieces together in Match of the Century, cramming their brains with tetrominoes in Mind Space, cramming their drawers (NOT RUDE) with junk (NOT RUDE) in Junk Drawer, and stealing eachothers words in Shenanigrams! It’s a smorgasBOARD of BOARD games! See what I did there? WAHOOEY!

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Podcast #235 – The Exclusively Two-Player Special

There Are Only Two Player Games, None Of These Have More Players, Games for Head on Head Contact Only

On this DUALITY of a Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast, Tom and Quinns are EXCLUSIVELY talking about games for just two players! After an afternoon of cards and “Brotherly Bonding” they’re ready to let it rip – where IT is opinions and RIP means AMIABLY DISCUSS! We’re nattering about Dogfight, Nawalli, and Sail on this one – with a little snippet of Mind Bug thrown in for good measure.
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