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Listen in on our experiences with the very best of popular culture - board games, video games, comic books, movies, music, and more.
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Listen in on our experiences with the very best of popular culture - board games, video games, comic books, movies, music, and more.




Control, Perfect Information Games, and Kelvin and the Infamous Machine - Ep87

00:00 - The lovely Stephen, and some Toilet Duck Jeans. 07:03 - What are our favourite perfect information games? A great question from our pal @xhs_mdy_swimmer, which we do our very best to answer... 17:44 - Kris has backed his first Kickstarter, and it's the stupendous looking Burgle Bros 2: The Casino Capers from Tim Fowers. 30:45 - Kelvin and the Infamous Machine is a fantastically funny adventure game romp through time. 40:42 - Oh boy, oh gosh, the bizarre and brilliant Control is...


20 Second Showdown, 6 nimmt!, and Donut County - Ep86

00:44 - A truly astonishing DPD Delivery. 05:39 - A big discussion on party games, why they're great, and the reasons 20 Second Showdown from Big Potato Games is one of the greatest. 24:48 - The wonderfully fast 6 nimmt!, playing 7 Wonders in under five minutes using the app version, and Bristol's Clifton Rock Slide. 45:13 - Our pal @Fatboy_Rob asks which is better, Toy Story 4 or Toy Story 3, and we give our expert opinion. 51:57 - Donut County is a story of quadcopters and the...


Scythe, Ticket to Ride: New York, Baba Is You, and Mark Robinson of Link To The Cast - Ep85

00:00 - The benefits of the multi-screen setup, and Sandra Bullock as an unbelievable hacker. 06:57 - The 20th anniversary of The Matrix, and a trip down memory lane. 23:34 - Scythe is a strange but elegant mash up of lots of board game genres, plus a dissection of bad tutorials in digital tabletop adaptations. 40:33 - Ticket to Ride: New York is just the right size of game (about 20 minutes). 51:49 - Baba Is You throws you at literal and metaphorical walls, but that's okay, and you...


Blood Bowl, Spider-Man: Far From Home, and Florence - Ep84

00:00 - The deep appeal of croquet. 06:32 - The peaceful joy of painting miniatures, a visit to Element Games, getting into The Hobby, a dash of Star Wars: Legion, avoiding Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team, kicking back with Shonan BeachFM, and kicking things off with Blood Bowl. 34:26 - Superior sunglasses. 36:16 - The Wandering Games Conference at Bangor University, Kris's keynote, and why there aren't any shoes in The Fullbright Company's Gone Home. 40:49 - Florence by Mountains is a short...


Dandy Dungeon - Legend of Brave Yamada, Feed Me!, and Roll Dice Gaming - Ep83

00:00 - Roll Dice Gaming is a solid addition to the UK tabletop event calendar, and 2019's weekend was "a good first event" (even if we didn't get a goodie bag!), but it's currently a bit lacking in an identity to call its own. 09:45 - From Gen42, the folks who brought you Hive, comes Feed Me!, which is coming to board game stores this Christmas. We saw it at Roll Dice Gaming and it's a physics-y puzzle game that's a bit Pachinko, a bit Rube Goldberg machine, and more than a little Cut the...


Chernobyl, ScorePal, and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids - Ep82

00:00 - Being painfully middle class and watching people with real jobs go about their business. 13:33 - Our pal @twpercival1 has a question for us, which is: "why when people remake a film is it a remake, but if you remake a song it's a cover?" and we then proceed to talk about Honey, I Shrunk the Kids for an extraordinary amount of time. 23:13 - A competition to read the Discworld novels, a rivalry-inducing board game app called ScorePal, and a daily check in via Daylio. 37:40 - A...


Chocobo Party Up!, Celeste, and The Quacks of Quedlinburg - Ep81

00:00 - Going to the UK Games Expo, and a gift of Wibbell++. 05:50 - Gravity wells and hex maps and a problem in the making with a purchase of BattleTech: AeroTech. 07:58 - Chocobo Party Up! is Square Enix's latest in-house designed board game, we've played it, and we can tell you all about fat Chocobos. 14:25 - Avoiding a potion explosion with Wolfgang Warsch's The Quacks of Quedlinburg. 26:27 - God of War, how it relates to parenting, and a discussion about difficulty in video...


Game of Thrones, John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum, Bontegames - Ep80

00:00 - Telling the truth about a trip to see Liar Liar. 04:40 - Bang bang, it's John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum calling. 17:04 - A Charity Miles update and a pat on the back to our pals at Sporadically Board. 19:59 - We've seen Game of Thrones season 8 and we'll tell you what we think about it, but don't worry, we don't spoil anything... except the theme tune. 36:58 - The BBFC Game, and Peter and Dan's idea for a new horror podcast. 42:00 - What's Yellow, Red, and Black? Some of the...


Avengers: Endgame, Canopy & Stars, and Guard Duty - Ep79

01:00 - Fancy glamping via Canopy & Stars, plus a game or two of Joker. 10:00 - A long discussion and some pretty big spoilers for Avengers: Endgame, why fancy cinemas are the best cinemas, and snack strats. 42:54 - Guard Duty is a fantastic retro-tinged modern adventure game, so we have a nice chat about that. 50:25 - Our Listener Question this episode comes from our pal @CaptainBuckers, who asks us about getting into video games, and where to start. All that, plus a very revealing...


Heaven's Vault, Hook, and Bali - Ep78

00:13 - Sam's 10 out of 10 wedding, plus a metaphysical discussion about seafood. 12:02 - It sounds like a cliché to say it, but Bali truly does feel like another world at times. 18:45 - Rainbow Train's relaxing, thoughtful puzzle game Hook is 50 levels of meditative mobile gaming loveliness. 34:06 - Heaven's Vault is an exhilarating, highly personal narrative experience from Inkle. 44:25 - @Lithiumproject provides the question for this episode, asking "is there a game you wish you could...


Super Arcade Racing, Bird & Blend Tea, Return of the Obra Dinn - Ep77

00:00 - Wedding decompression and a very special ice cream. 04:19 - EGX Rezzed 2019 as experienced as a member of the video games industry. 11:35 - OutOfTheBit's new 2D top-down racer Super Arcade Racing feels like an ever-so authentic mix of 90s racers like Micro Machines and Overdrive. 15:47 - Return of the Obra Dinn from Lucas Pope has you piecing together a maritime mystery in a stylish 1-bit visual style. We think it's genius. 25:28 - A lovely tea blending workshop at Bird & Blend...


Captain Marvel, Old Man's Journey, and Railroad Ink - Ep76

00:00 - Dan's feeling a bit poorly, bless. 02:04 - The first 30 mins or so of Captain Marvel. 08:50 - How late is too late for someone to write a groomsman’s speech? 21:30 - We go on an Old Man's Journey, with the perfectly slow-paced adventure from Broken Rules. 27:36 - Railroad Ink and other games to play with a cup of tea. 33:38 - Another episode, another Charity Miles update. 37:54 - The problems with computer voices and phoning it in. 41:38 - Our listener pal @Adamski_UK provides...


Super Mario Odyssey, TowerFall Ascension, and York - Ep75

00:00 - Super Mario Odyssey is great, with a surprisingly compelling narrative hook, and has convinced us that maybe, just maybe, 3D Mario games can work as well as the 2D ones. 09:29 - Stag Part 1: fun and games and fizzy beverages at Sam's stag in York, plus RAF facts. 14:41 - Stag Part 2: Sam Bingo came to a rapid end, the best salt and vinegar crisps, and "the great normaliser" that is FootGolf. 20:09 - A big welcome to Winston, Superkmx, Adamski, Andy Barton, Robyn Z, and (probably)...


The Umbrella Academy, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, and Rise of Industry - Ep74

00:00 - White chocolate and matcha brownies, some sort of cheddar abomination, and a spot of Have I Got News For You via @CrapLocalNews. 7:25 - An ear worm and a return to form for Assassin's Creed in Odyssey. 20:53 - A Charity Miles update and a big thank you. 25:30 - Who among us is the Kebab King? Find out in this episode. 27:25 - Rise of Industry's extreme detail can feel like a second job, but that's also what makes it so great, and we wouldn't have it any other way. 37:15 - Comic...


Risk Express, The Gardens Between, and Schummel Hummel - Ep73

00:10 - Revealed: our favourite Twitter accounts (spoilers, it's @leastusedemoji & @darkstockphotos). 06:21 - The chaps went to Frankfurt, or as it shall now forever be known, "Coventry Gone Crazy". Plus a visit to the incredible T3 Terminal Entertainment. 18:32 - Charity shop find Risk Express is a dangerous game for friendships, from Hasbro and Reiner Knizia. 27:17 - We get drawing and scheming with A Fake Artist Goes to New York by Jun Sasaki. 35:29 - It's our regular Charity Miles...


Brass: Lancashire, SimCity: Build It, and Into the Inferno - Ep72

00:00 - Our time with Charity Miles continues, and there's still space for you in our #StayingInPod group if you fancy joining us. 04:35 - Into the Inferno is not an easy going watch, Mary Poppins Returns absolutely is, and things get really really real. 19:59 - Feldherr foam is a joy-sparker for tabletop gamers. 27:33 - Mayor Contests in SimCity: Build It keep us coming back for more of this slick city management mobile game. 42:35 - Brass: Lancashire is a game that seems impenetrable,...


Flamme Rouge, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch and Tidying Up with Marie Kondo - Ep71

00:00 - Do people do New Year's resolutions any more? 06:58 - Sparking joy in us all is the TV series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. 16:17 - You can get involved with our big challenge this year: raising money for charity, through exercise, via a smashing social good app called Charity Miles. We need your help to hit our target, so please join us! 25:46 - We crack into Escape Room In A Box: The Werewolf Experiment. 30:05 - Flamme Rouge sprints into our hearts while it provides a...


Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Cryptid, and Project Highrise - Ep70

00:00 - We start off 2019 with our best foot forward, chatting about cycling naked. 09:13 - Project Highrise from Kasedo Games is a ridiculously compelling, meditative tower management game on PC, mobile, and console. 19:03 - Kris and Sam have been getting their deduction on with Cryptid from Osprey Games. 26:16 - We open our Secret Santa gifts which, as you'll all remember, is a nice thing we often balls up. 37:19 - Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse will define a new era for what...


Spyro Reignited Trilogy, Mass Effect: Andromeda, and Dragonmeet - Ep69

00:10 - Saint Nicholas Day (hooray!) and Dan's Deep Clean Dentistry (boo). 09:26 - Another cause for celebration is that Peter has finally completed Mass Effect: Andromeda. 20:58 - Kris thinks Spyro Reignited Trilogy is some pretty hot stuff. 31:27 - Fallout 76's nylon bag sure is something. 36:17 - Dragonmeet 2018 was a tabletop RPG fan's dream convention. 47:33 - The ever-so lovely Neil Bailey asks "what is the best Christmas film?". Thanks Neil! All that, and a very Gnasty Gnorc,...


Keyforge: Call of the Archons, Human: Fall Flat and Killing Eve - Staying In Ep68

00:00 - Krismas Eve (not Christmas Eve!), and the start of Secret Santa preperations, as we do every year. 10:10 - Keyforge: Call of the Archons is here and we have opinions about Richard Garfield's latest for Fantasy Flight. 23:10 - Reminiscing about The Incredible Crash Dummies. 28:00 - Human: Fall Flat is an unmissable, playful, an wonderfully silly comedy game. 34:44 - Killing Eve is Phoebe Waller-Bridge's dark drama with a wry sense of humour, and it is excellent. 42:58 - An update...