Last week we enjoyed exclusive access to scalding-hot 2016 Fantasy Flight epic Star Wars: Rebellion, and on this podcast we want to tell you all about the fun we had with it. But that's not all! We also discuss our time with the wonderful new edition of Fury of Dracula, return to Star Wars: Armada and Quinns has sat down with Jeff Cannata of the DLC Podcast for a (well signposted) spoiler-ridden chat about Pandemic Legacy.
That's more amazing board games than is wholly decent. But you deserve it.
Of course we had to provide you with the earliest possible review. You won't find a more heartfelt, spoiler-free analysis anywhere.
Share this review, buy this game, fall in love, in that order. Board games don't come much better than this.
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.
Can you hear us, Paul?
Paul: Quinns? This isn't a great time. I'm up a tree at 63.9946° N, 135.4902° W. There's a bear after me, or I THINK it's a bear--
Quinns: Paul, the first images have come through for Pandemic Legacy!
Quinns: Yes! There's a whole video trailer.
No, wait, sorry. I had the wrong tab open. It's ebola. Pandemic: Legacy will be arriving late this year, turning the fantastic game of disease-battling (see our review here) into a single, apocalyptic, simulated year at the Centre for Disease Control. Excited? You're not the only one. Z-Man has already received a preposterous 50,000 pre-orders.
This week, Shut Up & Sit Down was invited to play a finished prototype of the game. An event we were wholly unable to make because Brendan got his arm stuck behind a radiator again. Instead, we left that job to the data hounds of Board Game Geek news, who've posted a blog on the inner-workings of this box, though you'll find a summary below.
Watch us try our luck in a True Dungeon! Hear what Risk Legacy creator Rob Daviau has to say for himself in a hungover interview! See the hottest games sweat under our studio lighting! And make sure your nan's not around for the Hot Cosplay segment. Enjoy, everybody.
Board game news! Forthcoming Antoine Bauza co-operative stress-fest Samurai Spirit takes the top slot with a publisher image of the finished game (seen above).
It's only now that I realise Samurai Spirit sounds an awful lot like a mashup of Antoine Bauza's two other co-operative games, Ghost Stories, where you defend a village of a firehose-like stream of ghosts, and Hanabi, ostensibly a game of fireworks displays where players all hold their cards backwards, in practice a game where you win by following additional rules which the smartest player invents between games.
We didn't like Hanabi very much. Heresy, I know.