Risk Express, The Gardens Between, and Schummel Hummel - Staying In Episode 73

February 15, 2019

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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 update. There's 15 of us now and our pals Nicholas, Mike Daw, Brittany Harbidge, Kathryn Hopkins, and Qourth are putting in some amazing effort!
39:59 - Oh sure, Hypnotising surreal puzzler The Gardens Between is on PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, but it's best played on Switch, and we'll tell you why.
50:38 - "Cheaters never prosper", except in Schummel Hummel.
57:35 - Our listener question comes from @Lonegamesman, who asks "what is one aspect of the hobby (board game or video game) that one of your fellow SiP members raves about or enjoys that you do not, and why?". Thanks pal!

All that, and a fair bit of Currywurst, with Dan (@ThisDanFrost), Kris (@DigitalStrider), and Sam (@MrSamTurner).

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Brass: Lancashire, SimCity: Build It, and Into the Inferno - Staying In Episode 72

February 1, 2019

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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, but is actually very elegant, and in-turn is supremely satisfying.

49:44 - Our question this episode is from Neil Bailey, who asks "what game are you most looking forward to in 2019?". Thanks Neil!

All that, and the best Revel, with Dan (@ThisDanFrost), Kris (@DigitalStrider), and Peter (@XeroXeroXero).

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Flamme Rouge, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch and Tidying Up with Marie Kondo - Staying In Episode 71

January 15, 2019

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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 wonderfully thematic board game take on competitive cycling.
36:00 - We unpick our thoughts on interactive TV show Black Mirror: Bandersnatch.
52:25 - Our pal @MantisMat provides the question for this episode, asking if we have a list of stuff we want to do before we're 40. Thanks Matt!

All that, and a whole lot of nihilism, with Dan (@ThisDanFrost), Kris (@DigitalStrider), Peter (@XeroXeroXero), and Sam (@MrSamTurner).

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Cryptid, and Project Highrise - Staying In Episode 70

January 1, 2019

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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 animation can achieve on the big screen. No joke, it's THAT good.
45:50 - Our question from you for this episode is from Richard Simpson who asks whether we keep any Christmas traditions we had as kids. Thanks Richard!

All that, and a whole lot of vegetarian curry, with Dan (@ThisDanFrost), Kris (@DigitalStrider), Peter (@XeroXeroXero), and Sam (@MrSamTurner).

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Spyro Reignited Trilogy, Mass Effect: Andromeda, and Dragonmeet - Staying In Episode 69

December 15, 2018

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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, with Dan (@ThisDanFrost), Kris (@DigitalStrider), and Peter (@XeroXeroXero).

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Keyforge: Call of the Archons, Human: Fall Flat and Killing Eve - Staying In Episode 68

December 1, 2018

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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 for the Round The Houses Challenge. And then WE CHALLENGE YOU!!!!!!1
50:35 - "Going out to eat, do you choose breakfast, lunch, or dinner?" <- it's a stellar question, from a person with an equally stellar Twitter handle. Thanks @BoardGraemes!

All that and a Google Image Search you definitely shouldn't do, with Dan (@ThisDanFrost), Kris (@DigitalStrider), Peter (@XeroXeroXero), and Sam (@MrSamTurner).

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Hamilton: An American Musical, Videogames: Design/Play/Disrupt, and GRIP: Combat Racing - Staying In Episode 67

November 15, 2018

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00:14 - How to deal with trick-or-treaters AND carol singers.

05:00 - ALEXANDER HAMILTON! And also Hamilton: An American Musical.

20:11 - The fantastic and fascinating Videogames: Design/Play/Disrupt exhibit.

31:10 - Does anyone feel like Chicken Tonight anymore?

35:46 - Getting to grips with GRIP: Combat Racing on Nintendo Switch and PC.

48:48 - Discussing the benefits of occupying Australia, thanks to a great question from @Cromerty.

And why it's always good to carry a pack of Sesame Snaps with you, with Dan (@ThisDanFrost), Kris (@DigitalStrider), Peter (@XeroXeroXero), and Sam (@MrSamTurner).

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Wolverine: The Long Night, Istanbul: Digital Edition, and Night in the Woods - Staying In Episode 66

November 1, 2018

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00:00 - "The talk" and just one of the perils of modern living.

05:37 - Kris has been playing Night in the Woods, and we find out what kind of a Mae he is.

14:37 - Seasonal teas, hot chocolates, and whether Horlicks is an international brand.

19:16 - Istanbul: Digital Edition, and why this straight adaptation of the board game is a winner.

36:44 - Peter's chamomile teas, and a particularly memorable "date".

41:08 - Wolverine: The Long Night is a podcast from Marvel that comes thoroughly recommended.

51:12 - Our listener question this episode comes from @purple_steve who asks us a question about coals, LEGO, and plugs.

Plus some farmers who don't like the dark, with bright sparks Kris (@DigitalStrider) and Peter (@XeroXeroXero).

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Doctor Who Series 11, Transformers Trading Card Game, and 1 Screen Platformer - Staying In Episode 65

October 15, 2018

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00:00 - Appropriate attire for when working from home.

06:07 - Doctor Who Series 11 is here, Jodie Whittaker is at the helm, and this show might just be worth the TV licence fee alone.

19:12 - A very special blanket.

21:41 - Transformers Trading Card Game is either truly wonderful or totally awful, depending on how you approach it.

39:36 - 1 Screen Platformer is the new indie platforming hotness from Return To Adventure Mountain and we've played it early.

48:01 - Big thanks to @Fatboy_Rob, who provides this episode's question, which is... "what's the 'greatest' film of all time?".

Plus revelations about tea drinking and T-shirt rubbing, with Kris (@DigitalStrider), Dan (@ThisDanFrost), and Peter (@XeroXeroXero).

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Marvel’s Spider-Man, Abzû, and Megaquarium - Staying In Episode 64

October 1, 2018

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00:00 - Kris's "discrete toolbox" and "top half jobs".

06:22 - Board game order woes, why the board game industry gets so slapdash so regularly, and the marketing funnel.

14:51 - Abzû, scuba diving, meditative games, and having a little cry at a lottery advert.

30:54 - Marvel's Spider-Man, how Peter Parker and New York are intertwined, and being a comic book hero.

41:50 - Our regular Listener Question comes via e-mail from Rebecca this week, who asks "what's your perfect Sunday?"

49:28 - Yes, you should buy Megaquarium, and no, puns about cheese don't make you big or clever.

All that, plus a very special mustard yellow chair, with Kris (@DigitalStrider), Peter (@XeroXeroXero), and Sam (@MrSamTurner).

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