Staying In

Staying In

Exploring the best of board games, video games, comic books, movies, and more, with four pals talking life and the geek stuff they love.... Show More

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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 lit... Read more

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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 Com... Read more

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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,... Read more

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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 S... Read more

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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 parentin... Read more

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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... Read more

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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... Read more

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April 30, 2019 59 min

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 fo... Read more

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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... Read more

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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 phoni... Read more

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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, ... Read more

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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 gre... Read more

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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 b... Read more

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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:... Read more

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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 ... Read more

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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 ... Read more

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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?".... Read more

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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 se... Read more

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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 @Crom... Read more

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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 ... Read more

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