SHUX’22 is in a month!

Tom: “SHUX! HUH?! What does it stand for?!” We don’t really know. But we do know that it’s Canada’s biggest (and best!) board game convention. It’s happening in less than a month, and you should absolutely come along!

As Matt (who is in your garden, right now) attests in the video above, SHUX is our annual board game get-together in the beautiful city of Vancouver. This year we’ve got GAMES, GUESTS, AND RIGOROUS COVID PRECAUTIONS! That last one is less exciting, but it’s certainly important – for your whole bod! We take pride in SHUX being a safe space – and not just in a covid-cautious sense – we truly do want everyone to feel as welcome as possible to sit themselves down at any table they like, and start playing some molten hot board games.

We’ve got a great set of special guests running all kinds of shows, a fabulously stocked library of games, and the whole team running around trying to say hello to literally everyone. I can’t wait. Tickets are available right here, as well as everything you need to know about the show.

But what’s happening in the land of YouTube? Nothing this week, I’m afraid! After the absolutely shocking revelation that a card game (with tokens!) does in fact exist, the whole team have gone into hibernation… by which I mean ‘squirrelling away on preparations for SHUX’. We’ll have a fresh video for you next week, instead!

But don’t fret too much, because we’ve got a truly fabulous feature over in pod-town; Quinns and Ava are going to be talking all about their favourite RPGs! I’m just about to edit it, and I’m quite excited.

That’s all for this week! What have you been up to, everybody?

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How to Get Into the World of Tabletop RPGs!

Well, here’s a first! The first ever Shut Up & Sit Down segment inspired by a letter from a medical doctor.

Huge thanks to Chicago’s “Dr. Randall” for giving Quinns the nudge to create this video, which is a lengthy guide to getting into RPGs. Are you intimidated? Lost? Confused? We’re here to make you marginally less of all of those things.

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Everything is fine!!

Gosh, what a normal week we’re having! Another normal week in this wholly normal year. And what could be more normal than our bi-annual reminder that we are actually just humans with gas and electric bills!

We do hope you enjoy this silly bit of video, regardless of whether or not you’re currently cushioned enough to allow you to chuck us a couple of quid.

We love doing this, we love making you smile each week, and we hope that we can continue to do both for the foreseeable future.

Thank you for watching, from the whole team!

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SU&SD: Time For A Confession…

As the team grows and we grow alongside them, we couldn’t be more excited about 2022 – but rather than a video explaining what we’ve got planned for the year ahead, we wanted to offer up a tiny confession: we still haven’t made good on our promise from the summer!

We’ve yet to nail down the specific plans and details, but we’re hoping to spend a good chunk of time this Friday streaming with some of the team on Twitch – if you fancy joining for some low-key festive silliness, we’ll see you then!🎄

If you can comfortably afford to support our team we massively appreciate it – it makes a huge difference. When the skeleton fruits finally fall from the tree? Be warmed by the knowledge that you helped to grow it.

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Help us celebrate TEN YEARS of Shut Up & Sit Down!

This summer the site turned TEN YEARS OLD! If it was a child it would have no legal rights to speak of, but it would be, erm, tall? It might be tall. Today we’re launching our ten year anniversary donation drive and teasing a brand-new feature that we’re hoping to launch. What do you say, everybody? How does another ten years sound?

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How to Play RATS: High Tea at Sea

A banquet on a sinking ship can’t last forever, but there’s just enough time to prove yourself the most fabulous rat aboard! Each round you’ll be scavenging for supplies and competing with your honorable host in a most delightful competition of dishes and decorations – all the while forgetting that the ship is sinking beneath you!

Download the game here, or visit this page for half of your purchase to go to environmental charity – let’s make our cardboard addiction a more sustainable hobby together!

RATS: High Tea at Sea is a print & play, roll & write boardgame for 2-6 players that’s playable over the internet, in the same room, or a combination of the two! It is preposterously easy to learn and teach, but has sneaky twists and turns that will reveal themselves every time you play – a lovely little treat for whoever fancies climbing aboard.

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