Podcast #27: Japanese Ghost Welfare

STOP! This is the police. You’re under arrest for being in possession of 27th Shut up & Sit Down podcast. I’m afraid it’s very illegal indeed. First there was that scaremongering at the beginning about ghosts in Mysterium. Then they openly discussed how they were underqualified for their work as politicians in the recent Megagame, … Read more

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Podcast #26: Mostly Books and Wookies

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Matt, Quinns and Paul re-unite in a stuffy room to discuss all the marvellous games they’ve seen on their travels around North America, the forgotten continent. We get off to a civilized start with Bring Your Own Book and the delicate negotiation of Dragon’s Gold, followed by total regression into childhood and the beautiful miniatures … Read more

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Paul’s Greatest Gaming Memory

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Paul: Here’s the story of how I bunked off school to play a board game and how that board game changed my life. Saying that immediately makes me excited to tell it. A written transcript, with pictures, is available here.

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Podcast #25: Stop! Let’s Banana

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First things first, huge thanks to Vitaliy Zavadskyy for gifting our podcast with some magical intro and outro themes. The UK finally has a second radio show to be proud of after the BBC World Service. In this episode Paul’s been hard at work testing Spyfall, Panamax and The Witcher Adventure Game as well as … Read more

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Podcast #24: On Poor Quality Property

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Oho! What’s this? Board gaming’s most excitable hour of chatter is back, as Matt and Quinns discuss everything they played and saw over the New Year, including a visit to London’s first board game cafe. After that, this one’s all about crap houses. The boys discuss the terrible property investments they made in Last Will and the Getting Sacked expansion, Matt makes fun of Quintin’s horrible estate in Castles of Mad King Ludwig, before finally the boys discuss how being tall makes it harder to build pagodas in Pagoda.

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Quinns’ Favourite Drinking Games

Quinns spent his youth as a “Keeper of Drinking Games”. Whenever him and his friends were boozing as kids, in those empty kitchens or under trees, he’d lay the games out. He wants to share a few with the world now, before he dies. A written transcript is available here, and Brendan’s essay on craic … Read more

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Podcast #23: The Christmas CarolCast

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For our 23rd podcast Paul and Quinns discuss board games past, present and future. That sounds more hifalutin than it probably is. We begin by discussing the consenting tentacle sex of Consentacle, and how our next live podcast will be an excuse to review Cat on Yer Head. We fret about Prophecy, chat about Tammany … Read more

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Presenting… Sean Bean Quest

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Last month Grant Howitt Kickstarted a silly RPG called Goblin Quest. A game where players take the role of a steady stream of goblins trying to compete banal tasks, but mostly just dying along the way. This week Grant sent us a preview of one of the variants in the back of the book, titled … Read more

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Podcast #22: The OctoberCast

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Halloween is upon us! That wonderful time of the year where bumps are forcibly inserted into the night, and we can bookend our podcast with creaky door sound effects. In this horrifying installment we discuss the gore-flecked teenagers of Zombie 15′, the forbidden pouches of Sheriff of Nottingham, the… uh… terrifying suburbs and sidewalks of … Read more

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