Podcast #146½ – Teaching Complex Games & Talking Go

beast masters, did you know she is also a climate change scientist, multiball

Apologies for the lateness of this week’s podcast! This site’s own Tom Brewster has fallen ill with Covid-19. Tom’s okay, but in his own words, “It sucks.”

In this emergency episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down podcast, we’re presenting one of our favourite panels from the most recent AWSHUX, our “Away SHUX” online convention. In it, Quinns has a terrific talk with his favourite Go YouTuber, In Sente, a.k.a. Michaela Galluci.

The pair shared their favourite tips for teaching complex games to people, but eventually succumbed to the temptation of just talking about Go. Did you know that it’s a good game? It’s a good, good game. If you missed Quinns’ review of Go last year, definitely check it out.

We hope you’re having a great weekend, everybody. Your regular podcast will be back next week.

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Podcast #146 – Thanks, but No Thanks

Thanks but no, maybe just get a new bookcase, Not the game the game the game
Shut Up & Sit Down · Podcast #146 – Thanks, But No Thanks

In this mischievously 146th episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down podcast, Quinns, Ava, and Tom are going back to Oxford one last time for a night of card games, libraries, gardens and gratitude.

We’re looking at Atheneum, Ohanami, Similo and No Thanks! Four games with a lot of cards and not a lot in common! It’s almost entirely games we’re a bit ambivalent about! Is that exciting? I do hope so.

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Podcast #145 – In Space, No One Can Hear You Freeze

Iron Bru, Agricolarson, The Art of the Deal, A ‘Not Good’ Song
Shut Up & Sit Down · Podcast #145 – In Space, No One Can Hear You Freeze

In this chilly 145th episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down podcast, Matt, Ava, and Tom are popping off into space! Do you want anything? We’ll be back in 5 minutes – but I’ve not got my keys so you’ll need to let me in thanks x

First we’re getting cold with Cryo – a game left us just a little nippy. We’ll then be negotiating ourselves into oblivion with Moonrakers – a game that has less connective tissue to the bond film of the same name than you might think!

Have a great weekend, everybody!

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Podcast #144 – Oxford’s Delight

Not too close, Delight’s delight, An erotic district
Shut Up & Sit Down · Podcast #144 – Oxford's Delight

In this hungrily 144th episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down podcast, Quinns, Tom and Ava are locked in a room together! A week long gathering of your verifiably rowdy hosts kicked off with three cracking reprints of lovely older games, and then we all did a podcast about them!

We start with Big Daddy Kniz’s Royal Visit, move to Cornwall for Martin Wallace’s Tinner’s Trail before jumping across the pond for a steamboat race in Mississippi Queen!

Due to a live record, some of the trips and erms have been impossible to excise, so expect a slightly more chaotic pod than usual. We were very excited to be playing games together.

Have a great weekend, everybody!

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Podcast #143 – The One With All The Adventures

A disastrous introduction, Trad Boobage, The Time Hook, The Best Boots in Boardgames
Shut Up & Sit Down · Podcast #143 – The One With All The Adventures

In this willingly 143rd episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down podcast, Quinns and Tom are going on an adventure(s)! Keep your hands and feet inside the box at all times – especially as we lower the lid over the top of your head and slide you into a Kallax. It’s where we keep all the adventures.

We’re going on ADVENTURE through ARNAK in the Lost Ruins of Arnak! We’re going on an ADVENTURE through TIME in The Loop! And last but not least, we’re going on a CARD GAME through FANTASY in Fantasy Realms!

Have a great weekend, everybody!

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Podcast #142 – Oath: First Impressions

Paul Verehoeven’s ‘Showgirls’, ChancellorMaking, A Sceptre Scuffle, Basically Poker
Shut Up & Sit Down · Podcast #142 – Oath: First Impressions

In this frankly 142nd episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down podcast, Ava and Tom have been left alone again, and proceed to gush for almost an entire hour about the hottest hotgame right now: Oath! They shouldn’t let us get away with this stuff.

I can only promise that we do get to ‘how to play’ in this podcast, but it made sense for us to get whimsical about the victory conditions first to frame the rest of the rules, because they’re quite special.

Have a great weekend, everybody!

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Podcast #141 – The Cosiest Podcast

JOGGLEDY BOGGLEDY, comfycosy, I’d side with the fairies to be honest
Shut Up & Sit Down · Podcast #141 – The Cosiest Podcast

In this cuddly 141st episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down podcast, we’re taking a breather with a brew, and a couple of gentle games with cosy, cosy themes! We’re (k)notting our whats with The Whatnot Cabinet, trailing fairies in Fairy Trails, and… doing something else unusual in Herbaceous!

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Podcast #140 – My Beans! My Beautiful Beans!!

Caffeine Cove, The ChronoTrader, Beanburgled, Diagnosis: Spreadsheet
Shut Up & Sit Down · Podcast #140 – My Beans! My Beautiful Beans!!

In this decadently 140th episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down Boardgame: The Podcast, we’re talking about a couple of hot-button-games that we’ve come over all tepid about. We’ll first guide you into the asymmetrical port of Merchants Cove, before serving up a delicious mug of mathematical coffee in… Coffee Traders!

Have a lovely weekend, everybody!

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Podcast #139 – The ManualCast

Layouts!, Illustrator!, Rats!, RULES!
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In this butt-clenchingly 139th episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down podcast, we’re talking all about manuals! Do not try to escape, you have been warned! Thrills abound as Matt and Ava jungle-gym their way through a forest of Adobe products, kerning, and intriguing observations – all centered around RATS: High Tea at Sea – the roll and write that we think is quite good! No need to ask for any other opinions, we are the professionals, after all.

Have a lovely weekend, everybody!

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Podcast #138 – Live from AwSHUX 2021!

A Million Boxes, An Architectural Disaster, Stabbing Your Pals, Time 2 Snooze
Shut Up & Sit Down · Podcast #138 – Live From AwSHUX 2021!

Live and scary from AwSHUX 2021, it’s Quinns, Tom and Ava! Apologies for the incredibly unhinged energy on this one, it was powered by nerves and I’m also editing it at 1 in the morning! What a combination!

We’ve got an absolutely brutal lineup of games on this one, folks. We’re talking plants, gardens and sheds in Three Sisters, we’re slapping down a bunch of little wooden towers in Medina, and we’re serving up hot hot murder on our pals in Night of the Ninja.

BUT WAIT! There’s more! At the tail-end of this pod, embark on an odyssey of AwSHUX previews! Tom and Quinns will battle it out in an arena of hyperbole – armed with 26 separate previews that they’ve ruthlessly whittled into the silliest segment around!

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