Podcast #153 – Sleeping Negotiators

Ghostfriends, highly specific bell instructions, genuinely concerned how quickly Tom took to using a euphemism for murder

In this considerably 153rd episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down podcast, Ava, Tom and Quinns are talking all about stories. First Ava and Tom dive deep into the watery archipelago of Sleeping Gods, and then Tom and Quinns trade water-cooler gossip about their ridiculous times with Hostage Negotiator: Career. There’s bells and swamps and influencers and ghosts. It’s truly the podcast that has everything!

Have a lovely weekend, folks!

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Podcast #152 – Bashing The Reggies

The ‘Animal Collective’ Year, A tense tiebreaker, One hasty ending, No Envelopes This Week

In this nastily 152nd episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down podcast, Tom and Quinns get shonky while talking about two games against the clock! We ramble for far too long about Egizia, a game of rivers and building monuments – before then chatting about Regicide, the hot new card game that’s got everyone a-bubblin’. We also talk a tiny bit about The Crew, and Tom does a bad joke twice!

Have a great weekend, everybody!

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Podcast #151 – Sloth Trek: The Twelfth Generation

The Envelope Party, I hate it when Quinns is right, disappointing unicorn

In this rapidly 151st episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down podcast, Ava and Quinns are climbing mountains and swinging from trees to tell you about some board games about climbing mountains and swinging from trees.

Quinns introduces us to Trek 12, a game of mapping out mountains, roping numbers together and some clever envelopes. Then Ava wants to be a bit over-familiar with Fast Sloths, a game of hitch-hiking sloth racing.

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Podcast #150 – A Space, A Siege, A Christmas Surprise!

MEGA Damage, The Crosstalk Special, Matt likes Wargames now, Tom’s UKGE adventure, 4-5 Days of Bad Pork

In this wobbly 150th episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down podcast, a freshly-jabbed Tom and perfectly off-kilter Matt are ready to tell YOU about SOME GAMES!

Matt regales us with the story of him crushing my space station in Star Scrappers:Orbital! We pretend to know all about wargames with Freedom! Tom rambles about his UKGE adventures in a smushed up-special!

And before you listen to this most excellent podcast, dear listener; a fun tidbit. We were going to do a big chunky roundup of all the exciting things Tom saw at UKGE, but so much of it was sufficiently interesting or strange that we’re going to save it for future, more in-depth coverage. Stay tuned for some opinions, and some hot, hot games!

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Podcast #149 – The Great Big Earthy Interview

did you know cards aren't recycleable, that seems bad

It’s a very special episode of the SU&SD podcast! Are you gonna learn about drugs? NO. Instead, Matt done a big ol’ interview with tabletop veteran and fabulous man Andrew Navaro. Andrew used to be the head of the legendary design studio Fantasy Flight Games, then became the director of Chip Theory Games, and now he represents Earthborne Games, a brand new publisher with a focus on sustainability. Enjoy, everybody!

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Podcast #148 – The Cost of Forks

Asbesdon’t, Forkwright, Arkwright: The Arkwright Game, Stop saying every game is like Quarto

In this industrious 148th episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down podcast, Quinns and Tom are jumping into two varyingly bleak economic games. The Cost is an asbestos-mining infrastruct-em-up with a beige board and some bleak commentary, while Arkwright: The Card Game takes Arkwright’s cutlery manufacturing to a more compact place.

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Podcast #146½ – Teaching Complex Games & Talking Go with In Sente

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

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

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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