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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February 15, 2021 60 min

00:00 - We like to eat eat eat Apples and Bananas. We lake to ate, ate, ate ay-ples and ba-nay-nays.

07:14 - Daylife in Japan is a cheap and very cheerful jigsaw puzzle game we’ve played on Switch, by Minimol Games and QUByte Interactive. Want a meditative game to play while listening to audiobooks? This might just be it.

20:43 - Wolfgang Kramer and Michael Kiesling’s Renature is a wonderfully relaxing experience with just enou...

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00:00 - A jigsaw of the Moon.

06:54 - How to play Lost Cities wrong. Very wrong. And incorporating baby-friendly player aids into board games.

12:35 - Reiner Knizia’s Schotten Totten 2 is more thematic, more focused, and easier to get others into it than its previous iteration.

23:08 - A true centrepiece for any happening party.

26:32 - Disney’s new WandaVision TV series is shaping up to be a unique and brave entry in the Mar...

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00:00 - Sam's mug.

04:54 - Kris's mattress.

09:02 - Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, a high concept spy thriller that’s “the first time travel movie”, but perhaps it doesn’t explain itself enough?

27:12 - Knights and Bikes is from Double Fine and Foam Sword, and it’s a completely riotous co-op craftpunk adventure with a great sense of humour.

44:00 - HeidelBÄR’s Coyote and Spicy are brilliant bluffing games with gorgeous ar...

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00:00 - New Year's Resolutions Part 1, plus a hot take on Final Fantasy XII.

05:22 - Star Wars: Squadrons is an enjoyably arcade-y VR flight sim that really surprised us.

16:46 - New Year's Resolutions Part 2, cracking eggs, smashing glutes, and Hobbits with trundle wheels.

23:37 - The Mandalorian, and why you don’t have to know anything about Star Wars to enjoy it.

37:22 - What if you could time travel, but no one wo...

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00:00 - Top tips for job interview success.

04:14 - Secret Santa, part 1 - powered by Mr Lister's Quiz Shootout from Big Potato Games (plus a little bit on Thousand Year Old Vampire too).

12:45 - Looking at ladders on the loo.

15:21 - Secret Santa, part 2 - with thoughts on Fungi/Morels.

24:16 - Abandon All Artichokes from Gamewright is a light and breezy deck building game that everyone who likes board games should own.

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00:00 - Crunchy Nut Peanut Butter and very thick milk.

06: 42 - A cartoon-like, one page RPG that is tremendous fun: we’ve played Honey Heist by Grant Howitt and had a great time with some bears in hats.

18:57 - Squirty cream “as a vehicle”.

23:30 - Taking early steps into FIFA 20’s Ultimate Team (and its similarities to Pro Evo’s Master League mode), playing with friends with Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, doing cool...

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00:00 - What’s that banging? What day is it? How old is Sam?

05:32 - And for that matter, what’s your favourite era of time?

11:40 - TRAINS! We talk Ticket to Ride and the digital adaptation of it that we’ve been thoroughly enjoying.

16:20 - Cóatl is crammed full of bright and lovely plastic, has a very pleasing Aztec art style, and is a super elegant bit of game design that’s one of the best in its genre.

25:15 - The Lost Wo...

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00:00 - An intensely heated debate: is a Twix a biscuit or a chocolate bar?

07:53 - Tapestry: Plans and Ploys continues to build upon the foundations of the lean(ish) civilization-creating original, and also continues Stonemaier Games’ tradition of featuring beautiful components.

21:07 - Some grumps bang on about how they don’t like Halloween, and an alternative is discussed: Falloween.

31:08 - The Three Stages of Boardgaming,...

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October 15, 2020 60 min

00:00 - Forgetting names and confusing idioms.

03:10 - A graduation, but whose graduation?

06:10 - Making rum, plus the sweetly thematic Fort from Leder Games, in which you pretend to be kids building bases, using pizza and toys to curry favour with Icky and Sticky.

17:44 - Al's FINEST wine and socially distanced martial arts.

21:52 - From humble packaging comes something we had a ton of fun with; Coiledspring’s Anomia is...

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00:00 - The Home Alone Meal Deal, and first movies.

09:13 - Hotshot Racing looks and sounds great, the racing model is spot on, but you’ll want to put most of your time into the time trial mode, and we’ll tell you why. Also, go watch Get Indie Gaming.

20:57 - Every Breath You Take. Every Slice You Make.

27:45 - Pendulum from Stonemaier Games (them what did Viticulture) is a “rollercoaster” of a board game, a superb experiment ...

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00:00 - The Egg Saga.

09:40 - A trip to Vale Street in Bristol, and leaving the house for a curry.

12:28 - Ghost of Tsushima, Akira Kurosawa, and the satisfaction of feeling powerful when playing as a samurai.

22:37 - An amazing quad biking adventure in Greece. Top tip: check your headlights before setting out.

28:23 - Set dressing the house and tackling the play-it-at-home escape room Art Heist, from The Fantastic Factory’s ...

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00:00 - Fridge biscuits and a shocking revelation about eggs.

08:59 - Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout, why it’s Fortnite crossed with Takeshi's Castle, and its obvious similarities with The Last of Us Part II.

26:59 - With UK Games Expo going digital this year - calling it Virtually Expo - we were asked by our pals at Kosmos if we wanted to be part of their booth. We did! And we talk about how our video about food and board ga...

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00:00 - An update on some PlayStation IAP problems.

07:24 - SOMEONE has become a Certified Beer Server with the Cicerone program. Can you guess who?

15:08 - We play a spot of the phenomenal party game Herd Mentality from Big Potato, which are the same folks behind Don’t Get Got, which we talked about back in Episode 95.

26:52 - A desire to get into woodworking, and a love of astronomy? ... or was it astrophysics? ... or was it...

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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 o...

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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 ...

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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 (@Thi...

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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...

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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,...

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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 ...

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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 b...

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