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The Collectible Card Game Special!
The Collectible Card Game Special!
[apologies for some slightly wonky audio on this one - it's another one-mic-two-boys special!] In this close quarters episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast, Tom and Quinns are having a natter about two very interesting Collectible Card Games they’ve played recently - Flesh & Blood and SolForge Fusion! Enjoy nearly an hour of rambling chat where we don’t entirely know what we’re talking about - but are having fun regardless. Have a great weekend, everybody! Timestamps: 01:49 - Flesh and Blood 26:55 - SolForge Fusion
52:40
February 03, 2023
Facing Total SpaceDeath in Stationfall
Facing Total SpaceDeath in Stationfall
In this rapidly plummeting episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast, Tom and Matt are talking about Stationfall and Deal with the Devil - two games that we didn’t quite love, but really enjoyed thinking about! Have a great weekend, everybody! Timestamps: 03:38 - Stationfall 25:17 - Deal with the Devil
42:27
January 27, 2023
Three Exciting Ways To Say ‘Ginkgopolis’
Three Exciting Ways To Say ‘Ginkgopolis’
In this peppy and positive episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast, Tom and Quinns are talking about the first set of games they’ve played this year; a triple-bill of Ginkgopolis, The Wolves, and The Search For Lost Species! Our intrepid hosts struggle to pronounce the name of the first game, struggle to comprehend the strategy of the second, and just plain struggle with the third. Enjoy! Have a great weekend, everybody! Tap below for full timestamps and more info! Timestamps: 04:12 - Ginkgopolis 19:24 - The Wolves 28:41 - The Search for Lost Species
45:01
January 20, 2023
Our 2023 Board Game Predictions!
Our 2023 Board Game Predictions!
In this new paradigm in Shut Up & Sit Down Podcasting history, Tom and Quinns are chatting about what they think the board game industry holds for us all… in 2023! Expect a series of 5 completely uninformed opinions laced with ‘reckons’ and ‘guesses’ - all with a competitive twist. We're hoping to circle back on this episode in 2024 and be overjoyed by quite how wrong we are. Have a great weekend, everybody!
39:10
January 13, 2023
Undaunted: Stalingrad and HEAT: Pedal to the Metal are Just Great Games
Undaunted: Stalingrad and HEAT: Pedal to the Metal are Just Great Games
Note: This podcast was meant to come out a little earlier, who could have guessed? If you're looking for more Frosthaven thoughts, as the intro might suggest, then we've got our FrostCast just one pod away in the feed. Cheers! On this surprisingly colonic episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast, Tom and Quinns tackle two fantastic games... that one of us wishes were just a smidge better. That's right, it's the Undaunted: Stalingrad Spoilercast, and the HEAT: Pedal to the Metal... praisecast? These are two games we've reviewed recently and both think are just peachy. Enjoy! Have a great weekend, everybody! Timestamps: 02:48 - HEAT: Pedal to the Metal 18:48 - Undaunted: Stalingrad 26:51 - Undaunted: SpoilerGrad
53:35
December 23, 2022
Our First Impressions of Frosthaven!
Our First Impressions of Frosthaven!
In this slightly early episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast, Tom and Matt have sat themselves down for a lengthy, lively chat about the game everyone is eagerly awaiting; FROSTHAVEN. This is a mostly spoiler-free episode, focusing on what you’re going to see upon opening the box and little more than that. We start by chatting about some of our first impressions, before talking characters, story, and future coverage. Have a great weekend, everybody!
01:08:15
December 15, 2022
SU&SD's Christmas Gift Guide 2022 [Video Podcast]
SU&SD's Christmas Gift Guide 2022 [Video Podcast]
Trying something new today! This is our first ever video podcast, so if you're getting this in audio format, enjoy?! Or pop over to our website or YouTube for the video version and to see our obviously hilarious faces. Full game list with links to all these reviews on our website as well: https://bit.ly/3FtNROK
25:33
December 08, 2022
Playin' Pirates & Knights in Libertalia and Oltree!
Playin' Pirates & Knights in Libertalia and Oltree!
In this voyage of a Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast, Ava and Matt are sailing the high... skies... with Libertalia: Winds of Galecrest, and saving a small French town from disaster in Oltree. We've got pirates, we've got knights, and we've got more disagreements than you might expect on this dandy little pod. Enjoy! Have a great weekend, everybody! Tap below for timestamps and more info! Timestamps: 01:50 - Libertalia: Winds of Galecrest 25:19 - Oltree
53:54
December 02, 2022
Ava's Cosy Corner: A Soothing Little Trio
Ava's Cosy Corner: A Soothing Little Trio
In this winter sweater of a Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast, we’ve got a very special episode for you. It’s just Ava on this one, in Ava’s Cosy Corner - a solo podcast all about the cosiest games she's played this year. Enjoy! Have a great weekend, everybody! Timestamps: 01:09 - Floriferous 05:52 - Kim Joy’s Magic Bakery 12:12 - Meadow
30:08
November 25, 2022
Podcast #200 - The Top 10 Games You "SHOULD" Play!
Podcast #200 - The Top 10 Games You "SHOULD" Play!
In this 200th episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast, the team sit down for a frankly unwieldy chat about the top 10 games we collectively reckon you should play. I'll let the episode speak for itself here - nearly two hours of absolute nonsense from all four of us. Thank you so much for listening to 200 episodes, here's to 200 more! x Have a great weekend, everybody! SPOILERS: . . . 1. Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 Mentions: Pandemic 2. The Mind Mentions: The Crew - War of the Ring Mentions: Twilight Struggle, Cuba Libra, Labyrinth: The War on Terror, Combat Commander, 1989: Dawn of Freedom, Maria 3. Twilight Imperium 4th ed. Mentions: Eclipse, Oath, The King's Dilemma, Inis - Werewolf & The Resistance Mentions: Blood on the Clocktower, Secret Hitler, Mafia, The Resistance: Avalon - Mottainai Mentions: Mage Knight, Innovation 4. Crokinole Mentions: Jenga, Snooker/Pool, Toc Toc Woodman, Loopin' Louie, Flick 'em Up 5. Bohnanza Mentions: Modern Art, Sidereal Confluence 6. Tigris & Euphrates Mentions: Modern Art, Through the Desert, Samurai, Taj Mahal, Amun-Re, My City, Ra - Cosmic Encounter Mentions: Cosmic Encounter: Cosmic Odyssey 7. The King's Dilemma Mentions: The Queen's Dilemma, Oath 8. A Feast for Odin Mentions: Le Havre, Nusfjord, Glass Road, Caverna, Bärenpark - Undaunted series Mentions: Dominion, The Quest for El Dorado, Combat Commander 9. Skull Mentions: Cockroach Poker, Go 10. Roads & Boats Mentions: Brass Birmingham, The Estates, Container, Food Chain Magnate, 'Hey, That's My Fish', Magic Maze on Mars, Magic Maze, Gardeners, Monikers/Celebrities, Carcassonne, Codenames, Decrypto, Fantasy Realms, Star Realms, City of the Big Shoulders, Patchwork, Here I Stand, The Quest for El Dorado, Terra Mystica Heart Picks (games we wished made the list): Tom: Undaunted: Normandy Quinns: Monikers Ava: The Crew Matt: Brass: Birmingham
01:51:55
November 18, 2022
Podcast #199.75 - Destroying Vienna, Rebuilding Seattle
Podcast #199.75 - Destroying Vienna, Rebuilding Seattle
In this acrimonious episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast, it’s a Tom-And-Quinns-Knee-To-Knee Special! We’re talking about two games whilst incredibly close to each other in a quasi-live podcast experience! On this episode, we’re focusing our wrath on two cities in Rebuilding Seattle and Fire & Stone: Siege of Vienna 1683. They’re both games, and we’ve played them! Have a great weekend, everybody! Timestamps: 03:44 - Rebuilding Seattle 13:36 - Fire & Stone: Siege of Vienna 1683
36:30
November 11, 2022
Podcast #199.5 - Dice and Tears
Podcast #199.5 - Dice and Tears
In this rock and rolling episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast, Ava and Tom take on a whole bunch of dice games with Gang of Dice, Sequoia, and Roll in One! After we’re done with our potluck of probability, we delve into a dessert with the deceased! That doesn’t quite work, does it. We’re talking about Lacrimosa! Mozart is dead. Have a great weekend, everybody! 01:42 - Roll in One 09:02 - Gang of Dice 17:43 - Sequoia 21:12 - Lacrimosa
35:07
November 04, 2022
Podcast #199 - LIVE from SHUX 2022! (Again!)
Podcast #199 - LIVE from SHUX 2022! (Again!)
In this jam-packed episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast, we’ve got a SMORGASBORD of hosts who are ready to tell you all about the games they played at SHUX. Ava! Tom! Pip! Quinns! ‘Sick Matt’! They’re all here! Not satisfied with just having ‘a whole bunch of hosts’, we’re also talking about a ‘whole bunch of games’ - notably the boxes we enjoyed whilst at SHUX in sunny Vancouver. Not all of these are out yet, and some of them aren’t really real, but we figured that you would enjoy the chat nonetheless. Have a great weekend, everybody! Timestamps: 04:23 - Hair of the Dog 08:11 - Dutch Blitz 13:09 - Bagged & Boarded 20:11 - Harrow County: The Game of Gothic Conflict 25:07 - Starry Night Sky 28:52 - Space Bound 36:01 - Flick Fleck 39:04 - Highlights! (RPGs, Hot Potatoz, and more!)
47:31
October 28, 2022
Podcast #198 - The Clear Card Pirate Special
Podcast #198 - The Clear Card Pirate Special
In this buoyant episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast, Tom and Quinns are sailing the seas with Ahoy, stealin’ safes in 3000 Scoundrels, and doing another alliterative activity in Dead Reckoning! It’s the Clear Card Pirate Special, where each game is thematically linked to the others in a conga line of cardboard. Timestamps: 01:48 - Ahoy 09:46 - 3000 Scoundrels 24:25 - Dead Reckoning 37:17 - Stefan Feld’s ‘The City Collection’
43:22
October 21, 2022
Podcast #197 - LIVE from SHUX 2022!
Podcast #197 - LIVE from SHUX 2022!
In this extra special episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast, Tom, Ava, and Quinns are getting to the bottom of a complicated question; ‘Who Can Pitch Their Previews The Best In a 50 Minute Podcast Segment?’. We’re talking about a whole host of interesting upcoming or recently released games in this bumper podzone. Folks, this one was great fun to record, with a lovely lovely audience at SHUX 2022. Enjoy! Timestamps 04:55 - Cheese Thief 08:15 - Hamlet 13:10 - Deal with the Devil 17:15 - Phantom Ink 22:25 - Fit To Print 25:38 - Lands of Galzyr 30:18 - Return to Dark Tower 34:38 - Mountains Out of Molehills 39:30 - Turing Machine 43:50 - Leaf
53:09
October 15, 2022
Podcast #196 - How Do You Get Into Roleplaying Games?
Podcast #196 - How Do You Get Into Roleplaying Games?
In this roleplaying special of the Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast, Ava and Quinns have a big rambly chat about getting into RPGs and what systems they’ve been dabbling with recently! Have a great weekend, everybody!
47:10
September 16, 2022
Podcast #195 - Llamas of Atlantis (2!)
Podcast #195 - Llamas of Atlantis (2!)
In this highly addictive episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast, Tom and Matt are talking about Guards of Atlantis 2 and Llama Land! The former is a MOBA in a box and the latter involves llamas in flocks! It’s been a long week. Have a great weekend, everybody! Timestamps: 02:24 - Guards of Atlantis 2 20:17 - Llama Land 31:23 - SCOUT
36:04
September 02, 2022
Podcast #194 - We ACTUALLY Played Cosmic Frog
Podcast #194 - We ACTUALLY Played Cosmic Frog
In this cosmically historical episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast, Tom and Ava are talking about two very different games. First up is 1941: Race to Moscow, where you get to roleplay as your very favourite war criminals - and then we’ll talk about Cosmic Frog, where you get to roleplay as your very favourite cosmic war criminals. Have a great weekend, everybody! Timestamps: 02:05 - 1941: Race to Moscow 19:12 - Cosmic Frog
34:47
August 26, 2022
Podcast #193 - A Big Chat About Obsession
Podcast #193 - A Big Chat About Obsession
In this aristocratic episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast, Tom and Quinns are talking about just one game - Obsession! We’re chatting about the second edition of this cult hit alongside its Upstairs, Downstairs and Wessex expansions. Enjoy! Have a great weekend, everybody!
41:50
August 19, 2022
Podcast #192 - The Dino Miracle Express
Podcast #192 - The Dino Miracle Express
In this hodgepodge episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast Tom, Quinns, and Ava are rambling through a trilogy of games! First up, we’re chatting about the kid-friendly draft-’em-up Draftosaurus before moving onto more deceitful, meatier fare in The Court of Miracles. Lastly, The Transcontinental pulls up to the station and we load it full of chat and opinions. Have a great weekend, everybody! Timestamps: 02:38 - Draftosaurus 15:55 - The Court of Miracles 26:54 - The Transcontinental
40:15
August 05, 2022
Podcast #191 - 'The Final Boys'
Podcast #191 - 'The Final Boys'
In this spooooooky episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast, Tom and Quinns are talking about just one game! It's the successor-sequel to Hostage Negotiator; FINAL GIRL! Will they get away from the killer? Will they be ‘stabbed a bit’? Find out NOW. Have a great weekend, everybody!
46:38
July 29, 2022
Podcast #190 - Flick of Twelve
Podcast #190 - Flick of Twelve
In this dextrous episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast, Tom and Ava are talking about a quadrilogy of games that they have been playing recently! We’ve got the daft-n-pacy King of 12, the even dafter Flickfleet, the not-quite-great Museum: Suspects… and to round it all off, a little chat about Caper: Europe. Have a great weekend, everybody! Timestamps: 02:54 - King of 12 15:22 - FlickFleet 26:23 - Museum: Suspects 35:32 - Caper: Europe
46:42
July 22, 2022
Podcast #189 - Our First Impressions of Undaunted: Stalingrad!
Podcast #189 - Our First Impressions of Undaunted: Stalingrad!
In this militaristic episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast, Tom and Matt have been playing a whole bunch of Undaunted: Stalingrad! A larger, legacy-lite version of the Undaunted system! Is it good? Is it… Not? Does it accurately depict the horrors of war? All this salient information and more awaits… Have a great weekend, everybody!
31:56
July 15, 2022
Podcast #188 - How Do You Pitch a Game? (w/Tim Clare)
Podcast #188 - How Do You Pitch a Game? (w/Tim Clare)
Ava: Well look at that! It’s an interview. Well something like that. I spent the evenings of the ‘United’ Kingdom’s Game Exposition chatting with my favourite podcaster-poet-editor-writer Tim Clare, then convinced him to get together to have a chat about a thing. We’re offering tips and thoughts on how to ‘pitch a game’, both at a convention, and in your very own home. Do we stay on topic? Occasionally! But hopefully it’s a fun listen. Go find Tim on twitter or his very own website timclarepoet.co.uk. I genuinely think Death of a Thousand Cuts, and particularly the couch to 80k bootcamp/100 day writing challenge are the absolute best ways to get stuck into creative writing, and his first page critiques (the reason I thought he’d be a great person to speak to about this) are the absolute best writing advice you can get! Check him out, he’s lovely. I’m hoping to put together a few more interviews and other ‘special’ podcasts over the coming months, so do let us know what you think. Opinions and suggestions welcome to ava@shutupandsitdown.com or on our website. If it doesn’t sound up your street, do feel free to skip it! It’ll probably be a normal pod with more familiar voices next time you visit!
57:11
July 08, 2022
Podcast #187 - More Podcasts About Buildings and Villages
Podcast #187 - More Podcasts About Buildings and Villages
In this deeply sponsored episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast, Tom and Matt are talking about two ferociously dry games. First up is the pastoral human-collector Villagers, and second up is the vertical build-em-up Akropolis. We also take some time to defibrillate the podcast back to life by talking a little bit about Rush Out, our favourite Shut Up & Sit Down video review that came out this week. Enjoy! Timestamps: 02:40 - Villagers 17:18 - Akropolis 29:26 - Rush Out
35:41
July 01, 2022
Podcast #186 - Kidney Handling Simulator 2022
Podcast #186 - Kidney Handling Simulator 2022
Apologies for all the drilling noises in this episode - We couldn’t scrub them from the recording without Quinns sounding like a strange squeaky robot! In this medical episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast, Tom and Quinns are donning their scrubs for a lengthy chat about Rush M.D, punting down the Nile in Sobek: 2 Players, and slipping through space in Wormholes! Have a great weekend, everybody! Timestamps: 03:23 - Rush M.D 22:57 - Sobek: 2 Players 34:20 - Wormholes 48:11 - burncycle
51:27
June 24, 2022
Podcast #185 - Did We Play Cosmic Frog? (Live!)
Podcast #185 - Did We Play Cosmic Frog? (Live!)
In this agnostic episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast, our three intrepid explorers at the UKGE blast through multiple odd games in a chaotic pod-special! We Rob Art in Art Robbery, Get On Board in Get On Board and Island Small...ly... in Small Islands, before dreaming of factories in Nicodemus. This podcast also posits a very, very important question… did we play Cosmic Frog? Have a great weekend, everybody! Timestamps: 00:35 - Cosmic Frog 01:08 - Get On Board! 15:47 - Small Islands 21:08 - Art Robbery 25:57 - Nicodemus
35:05
June 17, 2022