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 … Read more

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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 … Read more

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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, … Read more

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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, … Read more

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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 … Read more

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Paul’s Greatest Gaming Memory

sketch of a natural object, distant reading, wolfenstein 3D the board game

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

industrial rubber bands, beauteous mutants, the worst spies, montana

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

hectic days, fungus rooms, sad big spoons, sexy bodies (alive), sexy bodies (dead)

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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