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The world's best board game review show.

    Podcast #113: The Double-Monster Solo-Roleplay Small-Box TeamBuilder 8000

    Podcast #113: The Double-Monster Solo-Roleplay Small-Box TeamBuilder 8000

    Contained therein are discussions of everything from Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion to Team3, as well as a double-bill of SPOOKY MONSTER GAMES in Hakko Onna and Anomaly. We also take a little amble through solo-RPG land, returning to the wonderful (horrible) world of Thousand Year Old Vampire, and a discussion about Artefact - a game where you can finally be what you’ve always dreamed; a clarinet.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Podcast #112 - Spooked in Sea, Spooked in Space

    Podcast #112 - Spooked in Sea, Spooked in Space

    On this week’s episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down podcast, Matt, Tom & Ava sit around in a board game soup, rambling about a series of games that we’ve been playing in the darkest reaches of lockdown - and even go so far as to talk about some digital card games! The horror.

    Join us for a bumbling episode where we talk about everything from the raucous Forgotten Waters to the pensive and tense The Crew, as well as a quick chat about Gloomhaven and its upcoming mini-adventure Jaws of The Lion. We’ll also be talking about all the recent games we’ve been streaming - such as the delectable 1s and 0s of Slay The Spire, and the existential dread of Mothership. Last, but not least, we'll be giving some positively DANGEROUS thoughts about Wingspan, a game that everyone can agree is QUITE NICE.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Podcast #111 - Cramped Cats, Demonic Cricket

    Podcast #111 - Cramped Cats, Demonic Cricket

    Are current events getting you down? In this episode of the podcast, Ava and Quinns discuss a selection of games that might make real life seem a little cheerier. There's the threat of drowning adorable animals in Isle of Cats (02:43), the demon invasion of Planet Apocalypse (12:53), the startling cruelty of Antiquity (24:17)and the bum-punishingly long Western Empires (46:01).

    • 56 min
    Podcast #110: The Death of Madeira 1000

    Podcast #110: The Death of Madeira 1000

    Quinns, Tom and Ava voyage boldly into the great boardgame unknown, this time without Matt’s assistance on the technology side of things! The result? A podcast that’s deeply flawed. Am I going to triple-check the edit to make sure the audio isn’t slipping and sliding around, crashing into itself like an ouroboros of waveforms? I’m sure you’ll be able to guess the answer to that question by just listening to it.

    This week, we get covered in eldritch goop while talking about Cthulhu: Death May Die, barraged by dice AND pirates in Madeira, turned into candles with a Thousand Year-Old Vampire, and utterly BAFFLED by the interlocking systems in The Defence of Procyon III! We’ll also be talking a little about the games we’ve looked at recently, and discussing that stream.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Podcast #109 - Waterboarded By Elves

    Podcast #109 - Waterboarded By Elves

    You, at the back! Was it you that ordered a chat sandwich? Was it with ramble bread and discussion filling - extra… stream schedule?

    Look. I spent ages trying to make a joke about this podcast being ‘like a sandwich’ - with the strong base of classic Eurogames (Terra Mystica and Hansa Teutonica) wedged between the spicy hot filling of Root Underworld and Frosthaven. But there you see my problem; the filling is on the outside and the bread on the inside and that just ‘AINT a sandwich, chief. And then where does Mr Cabbagehead’s Garden fit in? The pieces are all there, but my brain won’t make them fit - the sandwich metaphor falls apart like a… like a… wet… sandwich. Dang it, just listen to the podcast.

    This week’s episode is extra chunky and was a lot of fun to edit! I Hope YOU (yes, you!) enjoy, and have a great weekend!

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Podcast #108: Beatdown, Madness, Chaos in the Train

    Podcast #108: Beatdown, Madness, Chaos in the Train

    Look, I’m really sorry that I sat on the podcast intro music but what am I supposed to do, check every seat for audio files before I sit down? I know it’s a bit crushed and quiet, but if we give it enough love and care then it’ll spring back soon enough, I’m sure - and I can always do my own version of the music for the time being… Oh the podcast is meant to be out… today? I’ll see what I can do…

    This podcast may contain traces of trains - perhaps more than a trace, even, as Matt and Quinns discuss both Russian Railroads and 1889: History of Shikoku Railways in the space of just one hour. I know, it’s all getting a bit exciting. Squashed between those discussions like a fun filling in a games sandwich, Tom yammers on about Calico, Pax Pamir 2e and Watergate; games that somehow all contain the same levels of tension and despair in spite of their wildly differing themes.

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
479 Ratings

479 Ratings

Galballeth ,

Great Hosts and Great Content

Got into SU&SD through their YouTube channel and enjoy the podcast even more than that. Great asset when looking at what new board games to buy. They’ve definitely got me hooked on their work and their hobby

The Chom ,

Great

Good hosts, great enthusiasm, pleasing attention to details other shows miss like accessibility and inclusivity.

Macaqueattack ,

Great Fun!!

and I Love finding MORE GAMES TO PLAY!!

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