It’s getting close now, can you feel it? Or are you just feeling sore from the game you just lost? We’re talking sore losers and sore winners: people who are hard to be around when they lose or win a game. What can you do to avoid being that person, and what games bring out the worst in us? Before we fight our feelings, we talk about Paris: New Eden, Glory to Rome, and No Swap No Pay.
Author: Orange Tank
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! We’re showing our thanks with a surprise podcast about … well, maybe we’ll just let the episode speak for itself. Gobble gobble.
We’ve all got them, whether we’ll care to admit it or not, quirks and and biases that might be irrational, but nevertheless affect our judgement of the games we play. This week we’re looking at a few of the little things that might weigh a game in or out of our favour, even if they don’t necessarily make much sense. Before we exercise extreme prejudice, we talk about Flamme Rouge, The North, and Ragusa.
Uh oh, you’re not enjoying the game you’re playing. Now what? Is it okay to excuse yourself? Maybe it’s better that you just call it rather than continue to have a bad time. This week we’re talking about scenarios where some or all of the players of a game might decide it’s better to bounce than to wallow in misery. Before we make an early exit, we talk about SEAL Team Flix, Paranormal Detectives, and I’m the Boss.
Where has the year gone?! It’s almost time to start packing our bags for various family gatherings, and inevitably the most important question becomes … what games are we taking? Whether it’s specific games for specific people, or games that work in large inexperienced groups, we’re here to make your holidays merry and bright. Before we head on home, we talk about Ethnos, Street Masters, Templari, and Carnival of Monsters.
It took us almost a hundred episodes, but we finally reveal how to have fun with your friends even when you’re losing. Specifically, we’re talking about games and mechanisms that help us enjoy our losses, because let’s face it, we can’t all be winners. Before we celebrate our setbacks, we talk about Sierra West, Mansions of Madness: Second Edition, and Black Angel.
Blue Tank’s back to talk take-backs, so take that to the bank. It’s bound to happen, someone makes a mistake on their turn and desperately wants a do-over – but how do you handle it? What’s fair for everyone at the table? Before we undo, we talk about Air, Land & Sea, Menara, and Seasons of Inis.
We’re joined by the Blue Tank for a quick look back at SHUX, before we dive into a discussion on games that are better than their mechanics suggest. These are games that we might describe as not very good, but somehow still give us incredible experiences that we find distinct and unique. But that makes them good, right? Before we lose all credibility, we talk about Kingdomino Duel, Panic on Wall Street!, and Blood on the Clocktower.
Shut Up & Sit Down’s very own Quintin Smith joins us live on stage at SHUX 2019! We play a rousing game of Hundreds of Horses, discuss some games from the convention, and lay out the unspoken truths of board games – opinions about the hobby we vehemently hold, even if everyone else is too afraid to say it. Before we speak truth to power, we talk about Deep Blue, Curios, Obscurio, and Vast: The Mysterious Manor.
Mark Rosewater, head designer for Magic: The Gathering, defined three player archetypes back in 2002, and we figured it’d be fun to see how we can apply them to, not just board games, but your three beloved hosts. We look into what makes a Timmy, Tammy, Johnny, Jenny, or Spike tick, and try to find some board games each might like. Before we profile ourselves, we talk about FlickFleet, Québec, and Ra.