Staying In Podcast

Staying In Podcast

Pull up a seat with your new pals and discover the very best of things you can play, watch, and read! This award-nominated comedy podcast uncovers the hidden indie gems you'll wonder how you ever lived without, dives deep into the franchises you already know and love, and talks about pretty much everything that's worth talking about from the worlds of board games, videogames, comicbooks, movies, TV, literature, and beyond.... Show More

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July 31, 2020 60 min

00:00 - 15,000 who-gives-a-toss credits.

11:21 - Skater XL is an entirely skill-driven skating simulation and it's been fascinating seeing it progress from Early Access to full release. Plus the year extreme sports games started coming back, and our history with the best in the genre - y'know, stuff like Skate, Thrasher: Skate and Destroy, and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater.

29:13 - A smashing yurting holiday, the joys of outd...

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00:00 - Exciting adventures with caffeine.

07:33 - "The Enid Blyton and George R. R. Martin crossover you didn't know you needed"... we finally get to play asymmetrical strategy game Root from Leder Games, via the wonderful Board Beans board game cafe.

18:47 - Hypnospace Outlaw, whether or not Zane rocks (he doesn't), the Space Jam website, and an explanation of what Yahoo! GeoCities was.

29:47 - Uncomfortable hair...

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00:00 - When is a broom not a broom?

07:00 - A spoiler-free discussion about The Last of Us Part II.

27:12 - Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition is deeply profound, philosophical, and beautiful.

36:49 - Redesigning the teasmade for the 21st century.

41:27 - Beyond Burgers: The Best.

46:46 - Treachery in Beatdown City shattered expectations in the most fascinating of ways.

All that, and some very sweet dreams, with Dan (@ThisDanFro...

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00:00 - Slipmington. Patent pending.

09:03 - What little we know about wine, and what we love about Stonemaier Games' Viticulture Essential Edition, a relaxing worker placement in which you run a vineyard.

23:30 - Escape room games at home, including Sherlock Holmes from The Panic Room, and Exit: The Game - Theft on the Mississippi.

32:31 - Recreating the PC point and click adventure in a tabletop game, via Adventure Games: Mo...

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00:00 - Sam's 'superpower' and Kris's least favourite theme park.

07:20 - Gorogoa is gorogorgeous, how different mediums handle pacing a story, and the definition of a visual novel.

19:35 - The natural, chilled beauty of Lonely Mountains: Downhill, and why its ability to get you into a state of flow is perfect for listening to audiobooks to.

30:58 - In a great way, Pentago reminds us of games with grandparents, whi...

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00:00 - The Peter-Minute-Ton.

03:23 - Lockdown hair cuts.

08:03 - Break the Code is a fantastic deductive puzzle experience, but what's not fantastic is losing a bit of it under some decking.

28:23 - We're divided on Devs. Is it some of the best television of the year? Or is it boring and, at times, a bit clichéd?

39:59 - Ion Fury is highly evocative of days-gone-by playing Duke Nukem 3D and Blood, so much so that we talk ...

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00:00 - Dancercise with Ryan Heffington, and line dancing up to the oche.

06:31 - Oh sure, Ring Fit Adventure is an indoor exercise masterpiece of games design. But does that mean Ring can say what he likes about our shiny muscles?

17:24 - Well, we're finally here: discussing beer subscriptions.

19:34 - Like a Belgian Quad, Brew Crafters from Greater Than Games is initially foreboding, has lots of depth, and is very very big.

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00:00 - Loyd Grossman impressions and other things that show our age.

05:55 - Some of our favourite things to enjoy during lockdown so far have been the comforting certainty of MasterChef and the relationship-testing Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

11:30 - "To have theatre in the house is amazing" - National Theatre Live at home is a thing of wonder and a super accessible way of seeing the stage.

16:19 - The Darby Family Qu...

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00:11 - Arguing about The Bee Gees.

04:13 - We decide upon our favourite video games, board games, TV, and films from the previous 100 episodes. We each chose our personal top tens - including fantastic things that you should absolutely check out - and then attempted to get the complete list down to just the very best of the bunch as a collective ten we can all agree on. The full list was;

- Bart Bonte Games (Ep80)

- Batman Role-P...

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00:00 - Something called an ISTQB, the linen finish high quality of Wingspan ("the most beautiful game I own"), and the lesser spotted Trivia Tidbits.

12:40 - Relationship advice and Mini Eggs.

14:35 - Omerta has a really good rhythm to it and we think it's "a breath of fresh air".

25:22 - The guy with the games on holiday. And is taking eighteen games away with you too many? (probably)

27:25 - We start talking...

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00:00 - Miniatures games, what makes BattleTech fun to paint, and why the hobby is oh so therapeutic.

08:43 - The sensory overload of Arcade Club in Bury.

15:09 - The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine is a deceptively tricky trick-taking game that feels incredibly fresh and different.

32:19 - Parasite won best picture at the Oscars, which it fully deserves, and we'll tell you why you MUST see it (without spoiling a thing).

40:03...

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February 14, 2020 69 min

 

00:00 - An adventure in AI Dungeon, aka The Halfpipe Chronicles.

07:12 - A technological trip into the wonderful world of PSVR, the perils of VR horror, and exploring all the new experiences to have in virtual reality.

20:23 - Brikks is the "analogue Tetris", and yet another banger from our fav, Wolfgang Warsch.

31:00 - More from The Halfpipe Chronicles.

36:25 - Looking for the antithesis to imperious games like Settlers ...

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00:00 - A show called Best Home Cook, and what's interesting about being with the The Hairy Bikers in-person.

04:57 - What's it like playing The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt - Complete Edition on the move with the Switch version? We'll tell you.

09:20 - We're back to talking about Assassin's Creed Odyssey, and some digital sightseeing in Greece.

10:22 - We toss a coin to the Witcher TV series.

31:11 - A final (???)...

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00:00 - H. G. Wells, a true literary genius?

05:04 - TwentyPlenty.

11:15 - Don't Get Got from Big Potato Games is a mix of silly party fun and intense paranoia that demands creative thinking and social nous to outwit your loved ones.

33:30 - Jojo Rabbit is Taika Waititi's darkly-tinged comedy about why hate is so stupid, and while it can be an uncomfortable watch, it's a worthy one.

45:46 - In an energetic mood? Then A...

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00:00 - Halo: Reach is out as part of the Halo: The Master Chief Collection so we head down memory lane to discuss the series.

16:00 - Do we make it to 2020? Find out at the end of the show! :o

20:15 - As usual, we've got the hottest takes. This episode? Our thoughts on Sam Neill going topless in sci-fi horror movie Event Horizon.

25:07 - Marvel's Spider-Man is wrapped up, but after the game's ejected from the PS4 we w...

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00:00 - A peacefully tomb-like (!?!?) flotation tank experience at Float Planet in Liverpool.

07:43 - We went to Modiphius's tabletop RPG event Dragonmeet, and make a resolution.

15:47 - Hoover chat.

18:07 - Kosmos and Devir have put out Silk, a wonderful little entry level worker placement/area control game from designer Luis Ranedo and artist Roc Espinet, and it's taught us a valuable lesson.

27:22 - Secret Santa!!! :D

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00:00 - Top hotel hacks, boiling eggs in unconventional ways, and award-winning hotel service horror stories.

15:16 - Our first experience of the BoardGameGeek Secret Santa, and adventures in sending board games to Taiwan.

23:22 - Even more crimbo-capers-on-the-quiet, as we prepare for our own Secret Santa.

31:15 - We're rubbish at the fantastic Medium, a game about unlocking latent psychic powers.

43:09 - His Dark Materials h...

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00:00 - The Fingers Dilemma.

07:03 - "Kojima-esque" and other words to describe the game one of us has made with the extremely accessible, creativity-inspiring game development software Pixel Game Maker MV.

20:39 - Our question comes from our pal "Dr. Kenneth A. Barnes" (@SuperKMx), who asks: which fictional duck is the best duck? a) Edd the Duck, b) Donald Duck, c) Scrooge McDuck, or d) Howard the Duck. And fr...

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00:00 - Reasons to enjoy dressing gowns a bit more often than you currently do.

06:16 - Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's The Mooseman.

18:45 - "How do you do, fellow kids?", and other stories about how we know we're not running in the same circles as that Ninja guy who plays Fortnite.

23:03 - Air, Land and Sea from Arcane Wonders is a short and oh so sharp strategic card game that has us asking "why don...

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00:00 - Yes, these definitely sound like things a beer drinker would make up.

12:20 - The peculiar awkwardness of full body massage.

18:52 - Imhotep: The Duel is a two player board game masterpiece from Kosmos.

35:28 - Soedesco's latest is called Truck Driver and it's the first big vehicle simulation game on console. We've got an early review of it for you.

50:13 - Our listener question comes from Kathryn Hopkins (@...

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