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The world's best board game review show.

    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 min
    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 min
    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 min
    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 min
    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 min
    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 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
584 Ratings

584 Ratings

Sebastian O ,

Enjoyable, informative and recommended!

Not sure why it took me so long to stumble across this podcast as I have been a big fan of the video series. The podcast translates well and I have enjoyed returning back to the earlier eps and listening to the evolution of the podcast. Just about started on 2014 episodes and felt I needed to review. Thanks chaps - a great podcast!

arkman87 ,

Quite possibly the greatest podcast of all time

That’s not entirely correct, but the team’s expert coverage of all things board games definitely is. This show (along with the excellent YouTube channel) have helped steer us in the right direction re tabletop purchases for years.

esengie ,

Irresponsible

I find the stance "we want more people to play games" is not good enough. People won't get into the hobby if all you recommend are games that last two plays.

They need to cover good games and for that they need to play them more than once or even 5 times.

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I think this wasn't as apparent initially because when they started out they would defer to classics to steer their judgement. But I think with them around for longer Knizia would be overlooked by them as dry.

This is based on them ignoring Spirit Island, any of Lang's games, Lacerda's games. And not rediscovering them until recently (apart from Lang).

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Also if I drew a parallel with covering video games you need to pay through at least half of the game. You can get distracted on "ooh shiny" but it will wear off quickly. So why not test that with boardgames?

For example: it's like playing the first 2 hours of God of war [insert any game] and declaring it the best game ever - that would never fly. (Even when it is actually a good game)

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So if you say nemesis is good - this will steer the industry towards that. If you ignore something like spirit Island - it will kill off the game in 95% is the cases.

And this rant is here because they have such a large spot in the hobby. They need to be better.

Ps: I think Tom is a change towards this actually.

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