Podcast #34: The Great Antarctic Experiment

deadly winters, human knots, mysterious diseases, Quinns' stupid youth
In what could be our most exciting reader mail ever, Quinns has helped a marine biologist pick some board games to take to the above Antarctic research station for 18 months. Tune in next year to hear how those games fared against penguins, boredom and the deadliest winters on planet Earth.

But that's not all! Join Paul and Quinns as they walk the tightrope of talking about Pandemic Legacy without spoiling a darn thing. Listen as they discuss other Game of the Year candidates Codenames and Mysterium. Laugh as they chat about the most dangerous games they played as kids, and moan with delight as they describe yet another perversely erotic folk game.


Podcast #33: Paints, Knocks and Christian Petersen

did we mention Quinns came 7th in the UK netrunner nationals yet
Market research tells us that the median SU&SD reader is, at a given moment, most likely to be thatching their mead hall. How boring! You'd best pop our 33rd ever podcast on in the background.

Matt and Quinns are desperate to talk about their crippling Infinity habit, while Paul's been playing the beloved game of Battlecon. We've got a quick interview with Fantasy Flight CEO Christian Petersen where he answers such lovely questions as "What happens to board games that don't sell" and "What is the most stressful thing about your job". And we receive an email from Brooklyn-based SU&SD fan Nate Kushner titled The Sad Room.

The fun never stops! The thatching shouldn't either, though. Chop chop.


Podcast #32: Gas, Quiche and King Eric Lang

basically eric thinks he is is a modern Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni
My god! 32 podcasts in and we're finally approaching "professional".

Paul, Matt and Quinns discuss the bold new Game of Thrones card game and think back on classic lie-athon Battlestar Galactica, before clearing the floor for an interview with veteran designer Eric Lang (Quarriors, XCOM: The Board Game, Chaos in the Old World). We close with a quick trip to the SU&SD mailbag and an impromptu game show(!).

We've done it, ladies and gents. It's all downhill from here.


Podcast #31: Return of the Gen-Cast

Pip's horrible species, Matt's horrible healthcare, Quinns' horrible adventure, Paul's biker gang

(This podcast is also available as a video.)

Last year team SU&SD hustled 300 people into a dingy Gen Con annex to record a live podcast. It was incredible. So this year we did it again!

After a shaky start where Matt, Quinns and Pip realise their audience is only there to hear about their hotel, the board game chat begins in earnest. We discuss the croquet mallets of T.I.M.E. Stories, the wandering chicken nuggets of Evolution and waste disposal in The Bloody Inn. Then it’s time for QUESTION STACK ‘N FALL! Which is different from Question Jenga by about £8.
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Podcast #30: An Opera of Toys

Matt's dangerous gambit, wooden jelly, tripping bowls

You ever eat Nerd Rope? Just an endlessly long, glutinous tongue, speckled with sour little gobbets?

That’s basically the 30th ever SU&SD podcast. On this lengthy journey of no less than one hour and one minute, we discuss the absence of bitterness in the magnificent Forbidden Stars. We chat about the sheer joy of Funemployed (alas, we’re still waiting on the European release), and the sweet coloured pebbles of Trajan. The Saturday morning cartoon-looking reimagining of Catacombs has reached us, too, complete with a wooden jelly cube! And of course, Spyfall snuck into the mix.

WARNING: Your RDA of SU&SD podcasts is 0.2 a day.
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Podcast #29: Nightmares at the Hilton

quasi sexual encounters, shifty bishops, stripping down, bucket helms

Now Quinns is back from the UK Games Expo, we slid a microphone under the door of the con-tamination chamber to record a new podcast!

Paul’s got questions about the sublime Welcome to the Dungeon, the prototype of Vlaada’s Codenames and Quinns’ performance at the UK Netrunner Nationals. But that’s not all! Quinns is starved for company and wants to know about the games Paul’s been playing: For the Crown and 7 Ronin, which both sound great. There’s also some discussion of Knightmare Chess, mostly along the lines of “Why haven’t we reviewed it yet?”

For curious international listeners, here’s a clip of the UK’s Knightmare game show. Enjoy that one.
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Podcast #28: Imperial Smog

grumpy scientists, burning sweet shops, the gentle tazers of the canadian police

Sometimes Team SU&SD can be compared to a marching band, except instead of playing musical instruments we make awful mistakes, and instead of moving forward we stay in the same place forever.

Not today, though! Today, in podcast #28, we prove our competence. Paul discusses overcoming Panamax‘s awful manual to discover the fabulous game within, while Matt and Quinns discuss the great time they had leading civilizations in both Nations and Imperial Settlers. Finally, we discuss Paul’s new, potent sex power in the game of Apocalypse World.

Don’t worry. This can’t last… can it?
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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, detectives in Consulting Detective and alchemists in Alchemists.

Then there was Quinns’ segment on the most morally questionable games in all of the board game geek database, and they finished the whole affair with a folk game about pre-teen nudity!
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Podcast #26: Mostly Books and Wookies

books, wookies, rooks, rookies

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 and deadly turbolasers of Imperial Assault.

Finally, Matt’s heard rumours of a folk game that’s all about ruining things. But that’s all they are… rumours…
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