In this deliberately 156th episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down podcast, Tom and Matt are poring through the back-catalogue after a lovely afternoon of playing nice games together. We’re chugging along in Empyreal: Spells & Steam before literally obliterating hundreds of invaders in Spirit Island. It’s a tonal soufflé! I will not elaborate further.
The Mystery Pod, Cracking Open A Sequel With The Boys, Quinns Will Never Retire
Tom: We’re scarce on the content-sphere this week, with no stream and no video for you to treat yourselves to! The slow spooling back up into being real people again is taking a peculiar toll.
Ava and I are both trying to find houses! Matt’s holed-up in an AwSHUX tech-cave! Quinns is sipping margaritas in the Shut Up & Sit Down company retirement jazz lounge. It is how it is.
Next week though, we’ve got one of this year’s biggest reviews for you to delve into – and the week after that? I’ll be breaking open a sublime sequel. Watch this space!
But what about the podcast? This week, Matt and myself will be talking about whatever we end up playing this week – the ‘Matt’s ShelfCast’, if you will. Normally we think these things through, but this time you’re getting a podcast of undiluted mystery! That’s the week, and a bit of next! But what have you been up to, everybody?
The Rules of Robin, A Humble Shell, Guy Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
The choice of a green morphsuit was a mistake, I know. I’ve thought about this many times during the editing process, and ‘tight green’ is certainly not the look for me. The game however? It’s… probably not for me either. But that’s okay! Let me explain…
Today on the site, feast your eyes on a video review of The Adventures of Robin Hood – another review that you have my family to thank for – who swarmed around this box like wasps to a jar. This isn’t a game that’ll receive the oldest-young-brewster seal of approval, but it does get it from every other size of Brewster you can think of. Enjoy!
maybe it's a game about a man called brian who wants to bore u
Quinns: Is it gauche to say that I’m having one of those weeks where I just love my job?
The sky outside is bruised and moist (perfect weather for staying indoors with a game), I’ve got TWO big, great games that I’m playing exhaustively for my next great big reviews, and just minutes ago I received a package containing Brian Boru from Osprey Games*. Tabletop publishers around the world might still be struggling with punishing shipping problems, but I can at least promise that my advocacy on SU&SD will be as honest as ever.
This week on the site we’ve got a video and a podcast for you. At some point in the middle of the week Tom will be going green in the week’s video review, and then on Friday you can look forward to a podcast where Tom and I talk about Magnate: The First City, North Berkeley and Witchstone. Two games about property development and one game about witches who are only tangentially interested in property.
How are you doing, everybody? Have you been affected by publishing woes? Or have you, like me, just been having a great time playing games?
* I don’t even know what Brian (Mr. Boru?) is yet, but I feel like I can rely on Osprey to deliver something polished and deliciously unexpected.
In this resplendent 154th episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down podcast, Ava and Tom are going to be talking about a whole bouquet of different games! Tune in for some thoughts on the gently charming LUNA Capital, and Ava’s segment on ‘games what were one thing but are now a different thing’ – where we’ll be talking about Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition and Lost Cities: Roll and Write, as well as their respective parents.
Chaotic energy, wonderful face, Tim Curry in Red Alert
Ava: Just another manic Monday? I don’t know about anyone else, but my week has started with a deep chaotic energy that I was not expecting. Let’s get that sorted by making a plan for this week, starting right now on the Shut Up & Sit Down’s very own website.
In this considerably 153rd episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down podcast, Ava, Tom and Quinns are talking all about stories. First Ava and Tom dive deep into the watery archipelago of Sleeping Gods, and then Tom and Quinns trade water-cooler gossip about their ridiculous times with Hostage Negotiator: Career. There’s bells and swamps and influencers and ghosts. It’s truly the podcast that has everything!
Female Friends, Sad Stories For Frowning Men, Crotchgoblin!, Thrice Maxed
Go on then, what’s yer favourite card? I’m partial to a 4 of diamonds myself – but I’m also partial to the hundreds of individual cards featured in this very video. That’s right, we’re once again counting down the very best that cards have to offer right now, covering a dizzying array of games big and small!
In this video, you can catch Tom and Quinns reviewing The Crew again, creating a Fantasy Realm in Fantasy Realms, moseying over to a monarch in Royal Visit, and enjoying what sounds like a big french dessert in Oriflamme. We also make time to talk about the crown prince of cards; Regicide – as well as dipping our critical toes into a bunch of different boxes in a not-quite-review-roundup. It’s a big one, and you’re invited!
Also? Huge thanks to the owner of Brighton’s excellent Artisan Deli Market for being such a good sport.
It’s a podcast! Tom and Matt have been messing with trains in Empyreal: Spells & Steam, as well as dunking on plastic in Spirit Island! All aboard for some lively chats about depositing sludge and scaring humans! shutupandsitdown.com/podcastl…
Oh look! It’s an episode of the Shut Up & Sit Down podcast with three different takes on cities! Except one of them is: witches. We’ve got Magnate: The First City, North Berkeley and Witchstone on the table, with Quinns and Tom dissecting. shutupandsitdown.com/podcastl…
Tom takes on the green garb in this week’s video review of 'The Adventures Of Robin Hood'! Expect horrible costume, hot takes, and brief chatter about a questionable family movie. shutupandsitdown.com/videos/r…