UPDATE: SU&SD have made some announcements about being more productive and creative, and our collective heart goes out to Matt Lees.
There are a lot of YouTube videos out there. A lot. Even narrowing it down to something as niche as board games, there are still a lot of videos. And YouTube Channels. Dice Tower, Spooning Meeples. And Vimeo Channels. Vimeo. Vimeo is where Shut Up & Sit Down lives. I was actually introduced to SU&SD via the Dice Tower Network. The first video I saw was their review of Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective. Here it is…
Review: Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective from ShutUpShow on Vimeo.
That was enough to get me very interested. So I tracked them down on the Vimeo and watched a few minutes of many of their videos. This here looked like something. Something more. Something different. I went straight back to the very first video and worked my way forward in time. Paul Dean and Quintin “Quinns” Smith are very clever and engaging. Dean and Smith are the primary hosts but they are frequently joined by others who are just as witty and entertaining(Matt Lees and Brendan). They do skits and get outside. Yes, outside!
Shut Up & Sit Down, Season 2, Episode 3 from ShutUpShow on Vimeo.
Super cool! But, you want to see genius? Watch these next three videos in order. I don’t want to give too much away, but there is a great setup in the first video and then just an amazing payoff in the third. And the way they tie in their board game reviews in this set of three videos is inspired. Here, watch them and then continue reading.
The Halloween Special, 2013 from ShutUpShow on Vimeo.
Review: Seasons from ShutUpShow on Vimeo.
The Dexterity Games Special from ShutUpShow on Vimeo.
Please tell me you watched all of that. Ah! So cool! That right there made me a life long fan.
But…but, lately. OK, look. These guys are still very good. Better than most. Better than the best. And they have been able to turn SU&SD into a bonafide business. I love this and am so happy for them. But…well, they don’t seem to get out as often. They don’t travel through space and time as much. They don’t rhyme like they used to. Again, they are still really entertaining, and witty, and smart and fun. You should watch all of their videos. I’m assuming that with Shut Up & Sit Down becoming a business that they are having to meet with accountants and lawyers and such. I do hope they find time to get back to their roots. I hope that they find a way to get back outside more and maybe fit a song or two into future episodes. That being said you should watch this recent review of Zombie 15’. This is good stuff.
Review: Zombie 15′ from ShutUpShow on Vimeo.
And then when you are done with that please check out my youtube and subscribe. Thanks! 🙂
Update: Now at Spaghetti & Meeples
Oh, I also have a vimeo.
Update: Now at Spaghetti & Meeplesby