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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.
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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 Amanita Design's Chuchel - a riotous combination of puzzler and point-and-click adventure for mobile and PC - is for you. All that, and some rather "unique" CVs, with Dan (@ThisDanFrost), Kris (@DigitalStrider), Sam (@MrSamTurner), and Peter (@XeroXeroXero). Links - StayingInPodcast.com Instagram - @StayingInPod Twitter - @StayingInPod Facebook - @StayingInPodcast Steam Curator - http://store.steampowered.com/curator/28314572/ BoardGameGeek - https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamepodcast/41888/staying
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 wonder if open world narratives work well in video games, and how important roleplaying can be for the overall enjoyment of being in these worlds. 44:25 - Decrypto and its first expansion Laserdrive are brilliantly thematic, 1950s spy-ish board game that really does make you feel like a codebreaker. Another banger from Coiledspring Games, we reckon. 56:38 - The end of the lovely BGG Secret Santa 2019 experience, and jumping in two-feet-first with Multi-Man Publishing's Advanced Squad Leader: Starter Kit #2. All that, and Halo as an adjective, with Dan (@ThisDanFrost), Sam (@MrSamTurner), and Peter (@XeroXeroXero). Links - StayingInPodcast.com Instagram - @StayingInPod Twitter - @StayingInPod Facebook - @StayingInPodcast Steam Curator - http://store.steampowered.com/curator/28314572/ BoardGameGeek - https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamepodcast/41888/staying
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 39:47 - The question this episode comes from Holly, via The Question Man of course, who asks "what is your favourite Quality Street?" 51:39 - Knives Out, and a betrayal. All that, and our thoughts about baths, with Dan (@ThisDanFrost), Kris (@DigitalStrider), Sam (@MrSamTurner), and Peter (@XeroXeroXero). Links - StayingInPodcast.com Instagram - @StayingInPod Twitter - @StayingInPod Facebook - @StayingInPodcast Steam Curator - http://store.steampowered.com/curator/28314572/ BoardGameGeek - https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamepodcast/41888/staying Image: "wooden decoration" by marcostetter.
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 has us completely charmed, of course, but more importantly: who *would* our spirit animals would be? 58:33 - Our question this week comes once again via The Question Man, and @Purple_Steve asks "what cocktails would you pair with your favourite games?" All that, and cereal-flavoured booze, with Dan (@ThisDanFrost), Kris (@DigitalStrider), Sam (@MrSamTurner), and Peter (@XeroXeroXero). Links - StayingInPodcast.com Instagram - @StayingInPod Twitter - @StayingInPod Facebook - @StayingInPodcast Steam Curator - http://store.steampowered.com/curator/28314572/ BoardGameGeek - https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamepodcast/41888/staying
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 from this question, comes a revelation. 31:07 - Night School Studio is back with boozy indie adventure Afterparty, which we sum up as "Dutch courage, the video game". 41:52 - We've been playing Kingdomino Duel and Sushi Roll, two fantastic spin-off games that might... whisper it... be better than the originals. 57:20 - The Important Call. All that, and amazing little conveyor belts, with Dan (@ThisDanFrost), Kris (@DigitalStrider), Sam (@MrSamTurner), and Peter (@XeroXeroXero). Links - StayingInPodcast.com Instagram - @StayingInPod Twitter - @StayingInPod Facebook - @StayingInPodcast Steam Curator - http://store.steampowered.com/curator/28314572/ BoardGameGeek - https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamepodcast/41888/staying
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't we retreat more?" 34:43 - The knives are out for the new Watchmen TV series but you know what? Maybe they shouldn't be... 43:51 - A Charity Miles update, and it's a biggie! 46:52 - Our question this episode comes from The Lone Gamesman (@lonegamesman) who asks "are established IPs a good basis for board games, or do you prefer original themes?" All that, and murmuring the word "sweet", with Dan (@ThisDanFrost), Kris (@DigitalStrider), Sam (@MrSamTurner), and Peter (@XeroXeroXero). Links - StayingInPodcast.com Instagram - @StayingInPod Twitter - @StayingInPod Facebook - @StayingInPodcast Steam Curator - http://store.steampowered.com/curator/28314572/ BoardGameGeek - https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamepodcast/41888/staying
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 (@Calon_Lan) who asks: "what classic board game can the world live without?" and we nearly all have a falling out. Thanks pal! All that, and the 85%, with Dan (@ThisDanFrost), Sam (@MrSamTurner), and Peter (@XeroXeroXero). Links - StayingInPodcast.com Instagram - @StayingInPod Twitter - @StayingInPod Facebook - @StayingInPodcast Steam Curator - http://store.steampowered.com/curator/28314572/ BoardGameGeek - https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamepodcast/41888/staying
00:30 - All rise. The Court of The Pod is now in session, the Honourable Judge Frost presiding. Our first case: leaving drinks in other people's fridges. 07:20 - The maker of The Mind and The Quacks of Quedlinburg - Wolfgang Warsch - is back with Taverns of Tiefenthal from Schmidt Spiele and Coiledspring Games, which we review in-depth. 27:17 - Watching stuff together but separately, and Battle of Big Rock, the (quite scary) new Jurassic Park short. 38:37 - Our question comes from Dan Hughes (@Dghughes28), who asks: is a 10/10 game possible? 49:25 - Honk a.k.a. Untitled Goose Game. All that, and the cheeky things Mario Kart will make you do, with Dan (@ThisDanFrost), Kris (@DigitalStrider), and Sam (@MrSamTurner). Links - StayingInPodcast.com Instagram - @StayingInPod Twitter - @StayingInPod Facebook - @StayingInPodcast Steam Curator - http://store.steampowered.com/curator/28314572/ BoardGameGeek - https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamepodcast/41888/staying
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 out, and we've just started scratching its surface. 53:49 - A Charity Miles update, and it's an exciting one. All that, and Kris's fridge toilet, with Dan (@ThisDanFrost), Kris (@DigitalStrider), Sam (@MrSamTurner), and Peter (@XeroXeroXero). Links - StayingInPodcast.com Instagram - @StayingInPod Twitter - @StayingInPod Facebook - @StayingInPodcast Steam Curator - http://store.steampowered.com/curator/28314572/ BoardGameGeek - https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamepodcast/41888/staying
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 satisfaction of putting the correct shaped blocks into the correct shaped holes. All that, and Barry's dilemma, with Kris (@DigitalStrider), Sam (@MrSamTurner), and Peter (@XeroXeroXero). Links - StayingInPodcast.com Instagram - @StayingInPod Twitter - @StayingInPod Facebook - @StayingInPodcast Steam Curator - http://store.steampowered.com/curator/28314572/ BoardGameGeek - https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamepodcast/41888/staying
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 should persist, because it's completely brilliant. 56:28 - The Ultimate Licensed Video Game. All that, and a pirated cable box, with Kris (@DigitalStrider), Peter (@XeroXeroXero), and Mark (@lithiumproject). Thanks again to Mark from Link To The Cast for joining us - we think his podcast is really good, and you should give it a go. Also we had Link To The Cast's Dave Ryan on a little while back, so give that a listen if you get the chance. Links - StayingInPodcast.com Instagram - @StayingInPod Twitter - @StayingInPod Facebook - @StayingInPodcast Steam Curator - http://store.steampowered.com/curator/28314572/ BoardGameGeek - https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamepodcast/41888/staying
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 but delightful experience, and bounding through the best Bart Bonte game: Blue. 47:48 – A long discussion on the theme tune and lyrics to Spider-Man. And also that new Spider-Man: Far From Home movie. All that, and the sun from Super Mario Bros. 3, with Dan (@ThisDanFrost), Kris (@DigitalStrider), Peter (@XeroXeroXero), and Sam (@MrSamTurner). Links - StayingInPodcast.com Instagram - @StayingInPod Twitter - @StayingInPod Facebook - @StayingInPodcast Steam Curator - http://store.steampowered.com/curator/28314572/ BoardGameGeek - https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamepodcast/41888/staying
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 Rope. 20:25 - Woof. 25:20 - Meditation. Mindfulness. And games like Stardew Valley that transport you to a peaceful, relaxed state of mind. 35:15 - Dandy Dungeon - Legend of Brave Yamada is an odd game with a strong pedigree, that's a blend of puzzle-infused dungeon crawling RPG, and critique of the games industry, and it feels just right on Switch. 45:45 - Our listener question this week comes from our pal Adam... or was it Greg? Anyway, he asks us which real life statistic we would want to know about our own lives. Plus bonus guest appearance from Lisa, who argues with an apostle. All that, and the calming properties of public transport, with Peter (@XeroXeroXero) and Sam (@MrSamTurner). Links - StayingInPodcast.com Instagram - @StayingInPod Twitter - @StayingInPod Facebook - @StayingInPodcast Steam Curator - http://store.steampowered.com/curator/28314572/ BoardGameGeek - https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamepodcast/41888/staying
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 smooth segue and a Charity Miles update.45:18 - What film should never be remade? We have an answer.47:47 - The light and breezy TV series, Chernobyl. All that, and the circle of life, with Dan (@ThisDanFrost), Kris (@DigitalStrider), Peter (@XeroXeroXero), and Sam (@MrSamTurner). Links - StayingInPodcast.comTwitter - @StayingInPodFacebook - @StayingInPodcastSteam Curator - http://store.steampowered.com/curator/28314572/BoardGameGeek - https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamepodcast/41888/staying
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 games.39:12 - Butterscotch Shenanigan's Levelhead has difficulty that's super high, but that's also part of why it's so satisfying.43:08 - Celeste's mountain climb is tough, but very smart, has something to say, and is so incredibly rewarding.48:26 - Hello and welcome to "Peter Asks a Question".52:40 - Our Listener Question for this episode comes from our pal Robyn Zwicker, who asks: "What is the best biscuit to have with tea?" and the answer to which we all vehemently disagree. All that, and going for a cry, with Dan (@ThisDanFrost), Kris (@DigitalStrider), Peter (@XeroXeroXero), and Sam (@MrSamTurner). Links - StayingInPodcast.comTwitter - @StayingInPodFacebook - @StayingInPodcastSteam Curator - http://store.steampowered.com/curator/28314572/BoardGameGeek - https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamepodcast/41888/staying
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 lovely, peaceful puzzlers from Bart Bonte, that's what!49:50 - Our pal @baileyneil asks... "If each of you was a pizza, what pizza would you be and why?" All that, and a sack of potatoes, with Dan (@ThisDanFrost), Kris (@DigitalStrider), Peter (@XeroXeroXero), and Sam (@MrSamTurner). For links to topics covered - StayingInPodcast.comFind us on Twitter - @StayingInPodFind us on Facebook - @StayingInPodcastFind us on Steam - http://store.steampowered.com/curator/28314572/Find us on BoardGameGeek - https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamepodcast/41888/staying
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 ablution, with Alix (@EruditeWolf), Dan (@ThisDanFrost), Kris (@DigitalStrider), and Sam (@MrSamTurner). And as mentioned, a massive thank you to all the people who have reviewed the podcast, including our pals from the UK: LittleGem96, BooBoo et famille, colossalblue, olisims, --RTerry--, Footballmad19910, Stevie Allan, Jebusf, RickyG23189, Boardgraemes, Paultcha, DoFuss, Shazawazawa, Ateeeeeena, NOOBS on ice, Kartar, Jabanda, Edddd368, Hollsi85, Dad8287, We're Not Wizards, Revatar, AND our pal from Australia lonegamesman, AND our pals from the USA MC Variety Hour, Big Brother B, Berzerkerguy, DerrickLewis, AND our pal from New Zealand Qdabean. For links to topics covered - http://stayingin.podbean.comFind us on Twitter - @StayingInPodFind us on Facebook - @StayingInPodcastFind us on Steam - http://store.steampowered.com/curator/28314572/Find us on BoardGameGeek - https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamepodcast/41888/staying
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 have got to the end of?" - thanks pal! All that, plus a PlayStation Vita blast from the past, with Peter (@XeroXeroXero) and Sam (@MrSamTurner). For links to topics covered - http://stayingin.podbean.comFind us on Twitter - @StayingInPodFind us on Facebook - @StayingInPodcastFind us on Steam - http://store.steampowered.com/curator/28314572/Find us on BoardGameGeek - https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamepodcast/41888/staying
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 Tea in Bristol, plus a "Cremebow". 41:49 - Our pal Robyn Zwicker asks us via Facebook: "if Brexit was a board game how would it play and how would you rate it?". Thanks! All that, plus a fair bit about pu'er, with Kris (@DigitalStrider) and Peter (@XeroXeroXero). For links to topics covered - http://stayingin.podbean.comFind us on Twitter - @StayingInPodFind us on Facebook - @StayingInPodcastFind us on Steam - http://store.steampowered.com/curator/28314572/Find us on BoardGameGeek - https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamepodcast/41888/staying
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 our question for the episode, and it's all about our "inner voices". Thanks! All that, and a not-grift, with Dan (@ThisDanFrost), Kris (@DigitalStrider), Peter (@XeroXeroXero), and Sam (@MrSamTurner). For links to topics covered - http://stayingin.podbean.comFind us on Twitter - @StayingInPodFind us on Facebook - @StayingInPodcastFind us on Steam - http://store.steampowered.com/curator/28314572/Find us on BoardGameGeek - https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamepodcast/41888/staying
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Eva Hayes

Great for when you want to hang out with friends but can't do conversation. Which is me 80% of the time. It's a mood upper!

Jul 29th
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Eva Hayes

Great for when you want to hang out with friends but can't do conversation. Which is me 80% of the time. It's a mood upper!

Jul 29th
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Josh Butler

A great podcast, easy going and chilled.

Jan 24th
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