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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Podcast #23: The Christmas CarolCast

italian discs, balloon cheese, tender tenatcles, war

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

deadly teens, secret dungeon entrances, the contents of paul's pouch, cookies

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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Podcast #21: The Cardcast

rubbish seahorses, secret passages, kid with knife, prismatic pandas, james cameron

Our very 21st podcast is a magical journey into the realm of card games. We start in our Lifeboat, fall into Bruno Cathala’s undersea Abyss, and wash up in the exotic Eastern home of Samurai Spirit, Panda Poker and Seiji Kanai’s Say Bye to the Villains. Matt, Quinns and Paul have played all of these … Read more

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Podcast #20: The Livecast!

false dwarves, a hot pocketful of wands, tired scientists, broken formats

At Gen Con 2014 we hosted a special, live podcast for 300 of our closest fans. It was unbelievable. If you were there, thank you. If you weren’t there, contained within is us yammering about the new XCOM board game, Ca$h ‘n Guns and one huge game of Two Rooms and a Boom, before running … Read more

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This month on Tactics & Tactility, Ava explores the simple joys of stacking and clacking the tiny bits that make up the games we adore. A love letter to Caverna, and building small piles of stones. shutupandsitdown.com/tactics-… pic.twitter.com/wMwO4gRvJm

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