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The world's best board game review show.

    Podcast #122 - Marry My Migrating Metro

    Podcast #122 - Marry My Migrating Metro

    On this week’s BUMPER BOX podcast we’ve got SIX entire GameBoards for you to picture in your head as we loosely describe them with words and, quite frankly, a lot of noises? This podcast is really great if you’re a young child and want to hear a bunch of cool new ways you can make sounds with your mouth.

    What games are we going to create frequencies about this time, I hear you ask? We’ll be chatting about the unusual themes of Zestrea, the beautiful butterflies of Mariposas, the wonders of the internet in Sumatra, and sheer, unadulterated organisation in Maglev Metro. Then, to round it all out, we have a ramble about Fleet: The Dice Game and Troyes Dice - two games with the same core that couldn’t be more different. That makes it sound like a mid 90s comedy that stars Danny DeVito and Dwayne Johnson. Does that exist? It might already exist.

    01:27 - Zestrea
    09:22 - Mariposas
    19:00 - Sumatra
    29:41 - Maglev Metro
    41:33 - Fleet: The Dice Game
    52:30 - Troyes Dice

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Podcast #121 - The Stingless Spectacular

    Podcast #121 - The Stingless Spectacular

    In this ghoulishly 121st episode of the Shut Up and Sit Down podcast, Quinns, Ava and Tom once again settle into the lavishly upholstered podchairs to scream words about boardgames into a wall. NEW YORK ZOO (04:02)! MARIA (19:38)! LITTLE TOWN (40:06)! THE KING IS DEAD (55:41)! These are all words bellowed in an order that one would assume makes them titles for games - and we will run with that assumption to save everyone the embarrassment.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Podcast #120: James Bond’s Sexy Racist Kneecap.... LIVE!

    Podcast #120: James Bond’s Sexy Racist Kneecap.... LIVE!

    Broadcast live and silly from AwSHUX 2020, this episode sees Ava and Tom delve into Mottainai (10:11) and A Game of Thrones: The Board Game (31:32)- the two very different boxes chosen for their respective application videos. Betwixt these two discussions we ramble about the infinite flowcharts of Combat Commander (06:45) and Dominant Species (16:04), before settling on lighter fare with Legendary: A James Bond Deckbuilding Game (39:30) - a box that asks the question: ‘what if bond(s)’? We then wrap up with brief, punchy chats about putting your friends into a bind in Oriflamme (48:02), and putting your kangaroos into buns in New York Zoo (52:51).

    • 57 min
    Podcast #119 - The Big Reiner Beefcast

    Podcast #119 - The Big Reiner Beefcast

    In this venomously 119th episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast Ava, Quinns and Tom gather around the podfire to burn every game they own in a ritual that can be traced hundreds of years into the past. It’s to keep it at bay.

    This week we politely disagree about Village Green, tut about Glasgow, and aggressively grumble about Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Crypt Hunters. Then, the gloves come fully off for an all out argie-bargie over a load of Kniz’ - Through The Desert! Blue Lagoon! Tigris & Euphrates! Yellow and Yangtze! They’re all here, and they’re all loudly shouting each other and I want to go home now please, Quinns did a swear.

    01:51 - Village Green
    10:43 - Glasgow
    23:05 - Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Crypt Hunters
    31:20 - Through The Desert & Blue Lagoon
    48:42 - Tigris and Euphrates & Yellow and Yangtze

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Podcast #118: Stuck Holding Double Badgers

    Podcast #118: Stuck Holding Double Badgers

    Hark! Tom, Matt and Quinns have eaten the sacred pod-beans and soon opinions will grow from their open mouths. Specifically, opinions about the board games Renature (01:41), Pictures (17:33), The Search for Planet X (34:12) and Eclipse: Second Dawn for the Galaxy (49:50), as well as some organic chat about Ride the Rails and Decrypto.

    • 59 min
    Podcast #117 - (Virtually) Live from the UKGE!

    Podcast #117 - (Virtually) Live from the UKGE!

    In this preposterously 117th episode of the Shut Up and Sit Down podcast Quinns, Ava and Tom are going absolutely LIVE to the UK Games Expo, threatening to snarf endless pizza in Fort, crunch the numbers in 18Chesapeake, and do ‘Good Japanese Business’ in Yokohama. Then, in a secret less-than-live twist, they’ll yoko-yammer-on-about 5D Chess With Multiverse Time Travel for far too long.

    Apologies for some occasionally crunchy audio at times on this one, and have a great weekend, everybody!

    0:44 - Fort
    11:40 - 18Chesapeake
    22:44 - Yokohama
    37:14 - 5D Chess with Multiverse Time Travel

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
212 Ratings

212 Ratings

Robert Stalker ,

Insightful reviews, entertaining takes, and a down to earth approach

-Great reviews that give multiple angles to overview a game
-Highlight which games might suit people of different tastes and experience
-A heavy dose of humour, because hey, they’re reviewing board games

Avi kroo ,

This podcast isn’t for everyone but it’s definitely for me!

This is a great podcast for those looking to hear about a wide variety of games in a relatively short amount of time. The type of board game varies from euro games to party games to solo RPGs so I find that I’m drawn into listening for one game and unintentionally learning about another game I was completely unaware of! I personally love the dynamics of the different pairs of hosts.
I do say it isn’t for everyone though. If you are newer to board games or not super entrenched in them you might find it hard to keep up with the lingo they use, and also keep in mind, it’s a board game podcast, so all they basically talk about is board games. If you’re not up for that this may not be for you.

Cult Classic Callback ,

Great mix of games and jokes

These gents have a great sense of humour and really bring that out as they discuss games. Very thoughtful discussions as well.

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