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#70: Trading Shady Trees
Dec 21, 2017 • 65 min
Who’s feeling cosy? In this final, festive podcast of 2017 Matt and Quinns tuck themselves beneath the Christmas tree before cutting it down for victory points. That was an oblique reference to the first game the pair discuss, the noble Photosynthesis.…
#69: An Erotic Scottish Village
Dec 9, 2017 • 67 min
Oh my goodness! Apologies if anyone was looking for a board game, we seem to have them all here. In this 69th instalment of the SU&SD podcast Paul chats about Charterstone and explains Ex Libris. Matt is fascinated by Fabled Fruit, Fast Forward: Fortress…
#67: Spanish Tiles and Surprise Rats
Nov 10, 2017 • 63 min
Sixty six podcasts. Can you imagine such a thing? Try and picture sixty six podcasts lying jumbled-up in a big pile. You can’t, can you? Well, today we’ve made things even stranger by releasing the 67th SU&SD podcast, a spoooOOOoooky Halloween special in…
#66: The Post-SHUX Yingisode
Oct 27, 2017 • 65 min
Our 66th ever podcast has been removed, hot & crispy, from the aging oven of our minds! In this instalment Matt, Paul and Quinns try and unpick all of the games they played at SHUX 2017. That means chat about Shifty Eyed Spies, Bargain Quest, Hanamikoji,…
#65: Every Dog Has His Donner
Sep 13, 2017
Drop everything! Our 65th ever podcast is live, Paul is talking about A Dog’s Life and Quinns is on about something called Yummy Yummy Pancake. These are the releases you’ve been waiting for, right? …No? Not to worry. We’ve also got Quinns’ exclusive…
#64: Dolphins Are People Too
Aug 16, 2017
Buckle up, everybody! The 64th ever Shut Up & Sit Down podcast is here, and it’s something of a round the world special. It’s Quinns and Paul in the driver’s seat once again as they discuss their journey Between Two Cities with the new Capitals expansion.…
#63: A Bag of Glass and Cheese
Jul 14, 2017
You know what doesn’t get enough kudos? Bags. Big ones, small ones, soft ones, leathery ones. Where would we be without bags? Walking home from the shops, clutching cucumbers to our chest with onions in our armpits, that’s where. Our 63rd podcast is all…
#62: Bruises in Bruges
Jul 2, 2017
OH MY GOODNESS our 62nd podcast ever is here! This episode is all about older games, so why not join Paul, Matt and Quinns as they creep across the board game scene like a pack of daring botanists through primeval jungle, jealously cataloguing and…
#61: Lazer Pizza from Mars
Jun 16, 2017
Who’s hungry? The 61st ever SU&SD podcast is here, and it’s an uncomplicated buffet of board games. Do you like it when we talk about board games? Then this is the podcast for you! You can start by letting Matt, Pip and Quinns whet your appetite with talk…
#60: The Godfather’s Animal Champion
Jun 16, 2017
You told us the three games that you were most excited about at the UK Games Expo, and we listened. Now it’s time for you to listen as Matt, Pip and Quinns discuss their early impressions of all three: The Godfather: Corleone’s Empire, First Martians:…
#59: The Ghost of BoardGameGeek’s Top 100
Jun 1, 2017
In this shellshocked edition of the SU&SD podcast, Matt, Paul and Quinns crawl out from their writing-trenches to discuss the mammoth feature we published this week: SU&SD Take On The BoardGameGeek Top 100. As a postscript, they discuss the dozens of…
#58: A Field of Marbles
May 12, 2017
Here’s a question for you. What contains Fields of Arle, Spoils of War, Conflict of Heroes and Lost Valley of the Dinosaurs? That’s right! The answer is ”A fistfight over an archaeological dig site in Northern Germany.” But another valid answer would be…
#57: A Purple Boss, A Spicy Path
Apr 28, 2017
Quickly, man the battlements! The podcastle is under attack from deadly waves of silence. Secure the chat parapets, and brace the gates of opinion! In episode 57 of our award-winning podcast Quinns offers thoughts on I’m the Boss!, the first Sid Sackson…
#56: Three Tough Guys and a Yamatai
Apr 14, 2017
The stakes have never been higher! In this, the one and only 56th episode of the SU&SD podcast, renowned street warriors Matt, Paul and Quinns take a break from their usual areas of discussion (inner-city brawls, knife fights, how to stare down a local…
#55: Teenage Monstrous Roman Soldiers
Mar 23, 2017
You guys love podcasts! We literally know how to do them! With episode #55 of the SU&SD podcast we’re committing to getting these bad babies out twice a month. If you like what you hear please do share it among your friends! So what’s in this one? Ooh,…
#54: In A Bedroom With A Nasty Lich
Mar 8, 2017
In this temporarily-educated instalment of the SU&SD podcast, Matt, Pip and Paul gathered at a hotel during the 2017 Game Developer’s Conference. Their mission? To discuss the hot questions of the day. Should liches be banned? Are humans secretly terrible…
#53: Matt and Quinns go to the Past!
Feb 18, 2017
Like the plot of every time-travel movie ever, Matt and Quinns have officially gone too far into the past and may never be the same again. In this unusually raunchy edition of the acclaimed SU&SD podcast the pair discuss/complain about some titans of the…
#52: A Deception, a Dove and a Dungeon
Feb 1, 2017
Get your pod-plates ready! We’re serving up another steaming hot pot of chat. Matt, Paul and Quinns discuss deck-building burgle box that is Clank!, they return once again to the irritatingly more-ish Black Stories, Quinns chats a bit about Deception:…
#51: The Pearple’s Choice Awards
Dec 22, 2016
We don’t want to tell you how to live your life but you might want to put on a tie or a string of pearls or BOTH before listening to this very classy podcast. The results of the inaugral Pearple’s Choice Awards are in and noteworthy hosts Paul Dean and…
#50: Our Top 5 Games of 2016!
Dec 14, 2016
Hold onto your listicles, Paul and Quinns are celebrating the 50th ever Shut Up & Sit Down podcast (by recording a podcast (they are unimaginative)) and we want you to join us! In this tawdry tornado of numerology the site’s aged founders discuss Spyfall…
#49: A Dream Home and an Ill Moon
Nov 16, 2016
In what’s surely our most mathematically pleasing podcast ever, today Paul and Quinns discuss 6 games (2 of which they’d recommend) before answering 4 emails and examining 2 folk games. What’s next in this sequence? Why, your enjoyment of course! Games…
#48: Complaining in the Crystal Maze
Oct 19, 2016
Like a domestic Sisyphus, Paul and Quinns continue on their quest to play all of the things! Quick, listen to this podcast before their boulder of relevancy rolls back down the side of Mount Internet. This month games discussed include Pax Pamir! Conan!…
#47: Struggling in a Vast Aquarium
Sep 21, 2016
Like a Jaguar (the car) or a jaguar (the cat), our 47th ever podcast is an absolute classic. Paul and Quinns discuss board games ranging from Vast: The Crystal Caverns, to Twilight Struggle, to Aquarium and The Dragon & Flagon. They answer reader mails!…
#46: One Miniature Vlaada
Aug 24, 2016
Oh dear! After a metaphorical explosion of our recording equipment at Gen Con ’16, this is all we could salvage from our two live shows. Please don your protective masks and take turns passing the blasted husk around. The first 30 minutes of this…
#45: A Nebulous Boneyard
Aug 2, 2016
Oh god, it’s too much. Asmodee has announced a new edition of Citadels - the first game SU&SD ever reviewed - and Quinns has a hangover that’s lasted all day. Is our end near?! Not yet, it’s not. In this episode Quinns proves he’s young by playing the…
#44: Mausoleums of Birmingham
Jul 13, 2016
Hot diggity and a lack of dignity! It’s the second podcast we recorded live at the 2016 UK Games Expo. This time we offer definitive feels on Spiel des Jahres-nominted games Karuba and Imhotep, as well as chatting about Beyond Baker Street, Yeti, Coup:…
#43: Deciding Where The Bullets Go
Jun 29, 2016
Long and spicy like a hot dog, the 43rd EVER SU&SD podcast is HERE! Quickly, consume the whole thing before it starts disintegrating and leaking board game mustard into your lap. In this cast Matt, Paul, Pip and Quinns met up with 300 fans in a sweaty…
#42: Fairytale in North Korea
Jun 15, 2016
Strap on your jackboots! It’s time for a veritable military parade of a podcast, impressive and pacy but nonetheless going on for slightly too long. Games covered include A Feast to Die For, Quadropolis, Fairy Tale, Pandemic: Contagion and Dear Leader, as…
#41: Misery, farkles and Soren Johnson
Jun 1, 2016
Psst! Down here! Climb into this cramped cave of chat with us. There’s room for one more person. In what could well be our most feature-filled podcast ever, Matt, Paul and Quinns discuss Torchbearer, Merchant of Venus, Dragon Farkle, The Red Dragon Inn…
#40: Reiner Knizia’s Relationship Simulator
Apr 20, 2016
Matt, Paul and Quinns have met once again to create a board gaming Voltron! Albeit one with three hearts and no brain. Games discussed in this prestigious 40th episode include And Then We Held Hands, Ra,Through the Ages, FUSE and A Fake Artist Goes to New…
#39: Dancin’, Brawlin’ and Burglin’
Mar 23, 2016
Paul, Matt and guest star Jonathan Ying come to us LIVE from GDC 2016 discuss the hottest new board games! And by “hottest” we mean “weirdest” (and by “new” we mean “old”). Designer Tim Fowers stopped by our lounge to demo his games to us, the…
#38: 504 Ways to Eat Paper
Feb 17, 2016
Welcome back to the podcastle! Not to be outdone after listener Alex Cannon contributed a jingle for last episode, Matt’s made yet another jingle. Ready your body! Lube up your ears. It’s got a harmony. You’ve been warned. As for games, we chat about…
#37: The Fun Stick Game
Jan 13, 2016
Matt, Quinns and Paul return for 2016! New games discussed include Billionaire Banshee, Flick ‘em Up and Marrying Mr. Darcy. Old games discussed include Tikal andPictomania. Million year-old games discussed include The Fun Stick Game. Most importantly of…
#36: Art vs. Knives
Dec 2, 2015
Hey kids! It’s the SU&SD podcast, the perfect background noise when polishing, sharpening or simply admiring a knife. Paul’s back from BoardGameGeek Con with stories to tell! Quinns joins him for a discussion of the pleasing heft of The Gallerist, the 2nd…
#35: Rebellion in an Airport
Nov 12, 2015
Oh god. Sit down. The new podcast is out, and we’ve peaked. We’ll never have a lineup like this again. Last week we enjoyed exclusive access to scalding-hot 2016 Fantasy Flight epic Star Wars: Rebellion, and on this podcast we want to tell you all about…
#34: The Great Antarctic Experiment
Oct 22, 2015
In what could be our most exciting reader mail ever, Quinns has helped a marine biologist pick some board games to take to the above Antarctic research station for 18 months. Tune in next year to hear how those games fared against penguins, boredom and…
#33: Paints, Knocks and Christian Petersen
Sep 16, 2015
Market research tells us that the median SU&SD reader is, at a given moment, most likely to be thatching their mead hall. How boring! You’d best pop our 33rd ever podcast on in the background. Matt and Quinns are desperate to talk about their crippling…
#32: Gas, Quiche and King Eric Lang
Sep 2, 2015
My god! 32 podcasts in and we’re finally approaching “professional”. Paul, Matt and Quinns discuss the bold new Game of Thrones card game and think back on classic lie-athon Battlestar Galactica, before clearing the floor for an interview with veteran…
#31: Return of the Gen-Cast
Aug 7, 2015
(This podcast is also available as a video.) Last year team SU&SD hustled 300 people into a dingy Gen Con annex to record a live podcast. It was incredible. So this year we did it again! After a shaky start where Matt, Quinns and Pip realise their…
#30: An Opera of Toys
Jul 9, 2015
You ever eat Nerd Rope? Just an endlessly long, glutinous tongue, speckled with sour little gobbets? That’s basically the 30th ever SU&SD podcast. On this lengthy journey of no less than one hour and one minute, we discuss the absence of bitterness in the…
#29: Nightmares at the Hilton
Jun 3, 2015
Now Quinns is back from the UK Games Expo, we slid a microphone under the door of the con-tamination chamber to record a new podcast! Paul’s got questions about the sublime Welcome to the Dungeon, the prototype of Vlaada’s Codenames and Quinns’…
#28: Imperial Smog
Apr 30, 2015
Sometimes Team SU&SD can be compared to a marching band, except instead of playing musical instruments we make awful mistakes, and instead of moving forward we stay in the same place forever. Not today, though! Today, in podcast #28, we prove our…
#27: Japanese Ghost Welfare
Apr 8, 2015
STOP! This is the police. You’re under arrest for being in possession of 27th Shut up & Sit Down podcast. I’m afraid it’s very illegal indeed. First there was that scaremongering at the beginning about ghosts in Mysterium. Then they openly discussed how…
#26: Mostly Books and Wookies
Mar 25, 2015
Matt, Quinns and Paul re-unite in a stuffy room to discuss all the marvellous games they’ve seen on their travels around North America, the forgotten continent. We get off to a civilized start with Bring Your Own Book and the delicate negotiation of…
Brendan’s Rooky Errors: A Story of Chess
Mar 25, 2015
In a special feature on this ancient pastime, Brendan discovers everything he was taught about chess to be wrong and goes on a quest to learn it properly. A written transcript is available here.
Paul’s Greatest Gaming Memory
Mar 7, 2015
Paul: Here’s the story of how I bunked off school to play a board game and how that board game changed my life. Saying that immediately makes me excited to tell it. A written transcript, with pictures, is available here.
#25: Stop! Let’s Banana
Feb 4, 2015
First things first, huge thanks to Vitaliy Zavadskyy for gifting our podcast with some magical intro and outro themes. The UK finally has a second radio show to be proud of after the BBC World Service. In this episode Paul’s been hard at work testing…
#24: On Poor Quality Property
Jan 14, 2015
Oho! What’s this? Board gaming’s most excitable hour of chatter is back, as Matt and Quinns discuss everything they played and saw over the New Year, including a visit to London’s first board game cafe. After that, this one’s all about crap houses. The…
Quinns’ Favourite Drinking Games
Dec 5, 2014
Quinns spent his youth as a “Keeper of Drinking Games”. Whenever him and his friends were boozing as kids, in those empty kitchens or under trees, he’d lay the games out. He wants to share a few with the world now, before he dies. A written transcript is…
#23: The Christmas CarolCast
Nov 13, 2014
For our 23rd podcast Paul and Quinns discuss board games past, present and future. That sounds more hifalutin than it probably is. We begin by discussing the consenting tentacle sex of Consentacle, and how our next live podcast will be an excuse to review…
Presenting… Sean Bean Quest
Oct 30, 2014
Last month Grant Howitt Kickstarted a silly RPG called Goblin Quest. A game where players take the role of a steady stream of goblins trying to compete banal tasks, but mostly just dying along the way. This week Grant sent us a preview of one of the…
#22: The OctoberCast
Oct 16, 2014
Halloween is upon us! That wonderful time of the year where bumps are forcibly inserted into the night, and we can bookend our podcast with creaky door sound effects. In this horrifying installment we discuss the gore-flecked teenagers of Zombie 15′, the…
#21: The Cardcast
Aug 27, 2014
Our very 21st podcast is a magical journey into the realm of card games. We start in our Lifeboat, fall into Bruno Cathala’s undersea Abyss, and wash up in the exotic Eastern home of Samurai Spirit, Panda Poker and Seiji Kanai’s Say Bye to the Villains.…
#20: The Livecast!
Aug 20, 2014
At Gen Con 2014 we hosted a special, live podcast for 300 of our closest fans. It was unbelievable. If you were there, thank you. If you weren’t there, contained within is us yammering about the new XCOM board game, Ca$h ‘n Guns and one huge game of Two…
Amazing Star Wars Adventures! Pt. 3
Aug 12, 2014
Yes, we’re still playing the Star Wars: Edge of Empire roleplaying game! No, our intrepid gang of sob stories and space-wastrels hasn’t been arrested yet. In session #3 the gang stretch their luck to the very limits by attempting a heist at the height of…
#19: The Watercast
Aug 6, 2014
In June, Paul, Leigh and Quinns took part in a month-long, city-wide, entirely ludicrous watergun assassination game. In podcast #19 they cast off their disguises, holster their leaky weapons and assemble for the official SU&SD review. A downloadable .pdf…
Leigh’s Month as an Assassin
Aug 6, 2014
For the month of June 2014, Leigh played a deadly femme fatale in a month long watergun assassination game. This is her story of stalking her prey, shivering in bushes and battling the most dangerous enemy of all. GUILT. A companion podcast where Leigh,…
Amazing Star Wars Adventures! Pt. 2
Jul 29, 2014
It’s part 2 of our entirely amazing Star Wars adventures! In this session our team of heroes arrive at a space station, kill an orc (kind of), succeed at crime (mostly) and (almost) begin working as a team. I’m calling it now. There is no way this ends…
#18: The Turbocast
Jul 22, 2014
Podcast #18, “The Turbocast”, has been sighted in the Earth’s atmosphere! Not to be confused with podcast #17, the Megacast, the Turbocast sees Team SU&SD compressing 60 minutes of board game chatter into a super-dense 30 minutes. We recommended you pop…
Brendan’s Correct Way to Scratch
Jul 10, 2014
Have you ever considered the humble scratchcard? Brendan would like you to. There’s a ceremony involved, you see. Like a papery King Canute, you must take joy in coaxing a tide of wealth forward, and agonise in watching it retreat. Within the scratchcard,…
Amazing Star Wars Adventures: The Prologue
Jun 12, 2014
And now for something a little different. We want to provide an exhaustive review of the new Star Wars: Edge of Empire Roleplaying Game, which means we’re going to have to spend lots of evenings being crap in space. So why not let you guys in on it?…
#17: The Megacast
May 27, 2014
Hopefully by now you’ve all enjoyed the majestic clusterbump that is our video report of Watch the Skies. This was a “Megagame” that featured dozens of players posing as world leaders, scientists and dastardly aliens, in something like a model U.N. turned…
#16: On the Death of Bothans
May 14, 2014
Fwssh-pop! A new Shut Up & Sit Down podcast has dropped out of hyperspace, its hull slick with enthusiasm, and its bulbous cargo bays heaving with games. In this episode Paul and Quinns are joined by Mike, Reference Pear’s personal assistant, to discuss…
#15: Fleeing the City
Apr 9, 2014
Oh my goodness it’s a PODCAST! Rarest of all the pods. Gather round and hear Quinns and Paul talk of the giggly Jamaica, the confusing Rivals for Catan, the tricksy Great Fire of London 1666, the long-awaited Race for the Galaxy: Alien Artifacts and lots…
#14: That Heart-Restarting Moment
Mar 5, 2014
The Shut Up & Sit Down podcast has been sighted again! Quickly, catch it before it disappears back into the Thames in search of tasty nutrients. Ah, it’s a fine specimen this time! Paul and Quinns discuss Richard Garfield classic RoboRally, they’re…
#13: The Tale of Elfblow Whistleknife
Jan 15, 2014
It’s the very first ever podcast of 2014, and we’re celebrating with never before seen audio quality! Not that you can see sound. Unless you’re a bat! Do any bats listen to the podcast? We just don’t know. If they WERE listening, they’d hear Paul and…
#12: Quinns’ Holiday Crush
Dec 5, 2013
Our very TWELFTH podcast has arrived! Twelfth doesn’t look like a proper word, does it? Twelfth. What are all those consonants doing? It sounds like a Lovecraft monster. So: Quinns is back from Board Game Geek con, and he’s fit to BURST with news of…
#11: All Your Broken Monsters
Nov 14, 2013
That’s right, babies! You asked for more regular podcasts on your subscriber questionnaires, and we’re doing exactly that. The system works! Ignore that clattering and keening coming from our servers. Right now, in this moment, the system works. Packed…
#10: Pirates & Politics
Oct 29, 2013
What’s this? A scant three weeks since the last SU&SD podcast, a new one has slipped into the world like a newborn babe: Dirty, noisy, desperate for attention and a little bit intimidating. We’ve got so, so much chatter in this one. We’ve got new releases…
#9: Reigning Supreme
Oct 9, 2013
The NINTH EVER Shut Up & Sit Down podcast has arrived like a beautiful steam train! It’s impressive, quite long and harnesses only rudimentary technology. Several days after recording it, we’ve arbitrarily decided that this one has the theme of reigning!…
#8: Pointy Masks & Huge Beetles
Aug 7, 2013
The SU&SD podcast has once again arrived like a great big board gaming burrito: Fiery, fresh and surprisingly dense*. In our eighth instalment Paul and Quinns are joined by Matt Lees as they thoroughly deconstruct Egypt simulator Kemet, senile dementia…
Lucky Podcast Number Seven ft. Leigh Alexander
Jun 18, 2013
Paul: Yes, yes, we have a seventh podcast for you, for all of you, even you there, at the back. Please form an orderly queue here and pick up your free copy. In this podcast we bounce from topic to topic like kangaroos on trampolines in an earthquake,…
The Very Sixth SU&SD Podcast
May 1, 2013
Oh, no. Having survived month one of the new site, the boys are trying to make their podcast more professional. The result? A regular feature they can’t decide on, musical stings they’re wielding like cattle prods, and a special guest! Of Brendan. On the…
The Fifth SU&SD Podcast, From SU&SD
Apr 12, 2013
In this VERY SERIOUS podcastery from renowned “Men of letters” Paul and Quinns, we answer the questions that some people, somewhere, might want answered. Are board games cool? When is it about American-style boardgames? We also wonder if there’s a The…
The Fourth Ever SU&SD Podcast
Mar 13, 2013
Quinns: The technology behind podcasts is beyond us, as stars are beyond the humble antelope. I’ll tell you what, though! Paul and I can totally put a mic on a table and shout at it for 60 minutes. Poor mic. Hit play! That is, if you’d like to hear us…
The “Very Third” Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast
Oct 13, 2012
Paul: As well as bouncing between topics like a pinball between flippers, this is an important podcast for us for two reasons. First, we’re announcing an exciting thing and second, we’re also asking you, our audience, an important question about a…
The Second Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast
Aug 1, 2012
Paul: Yep, that’s right, your eyes do not deceive you and nor do your ears. Shut Up & Sit Down is back and tightly, trimly encoded into a 64kbps podcast, streamlined for your pleasure. Just like your lunch break, it’s almost but not quite an hour long,…
The First Ever Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast
May 11, 2012
Paul: What is this?! Why, it’s the Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast! At last, you can enjoy SU&SD while shelling crabs, or during an exceptionally banal bout of lovemaking. As our chat bubbles (and meanders) like a mountain stream, we touch on some of our…