Games & Hobbies



We try out a new format called Glancing Blows, based around early impressions on games we have played once or twice. Ronan is joined by Ellie and Rachel to discuss nine new releases or games due to drop tomorrow at Spiel 2019. 

We also have an interview from Chris O'Regan, esteemed video game podcast host, and Issac Childres, designer of Gloomhaven.

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For the final time this year Sean and Ronan share their musings on twelve upcoming releases due to debut at Spiel 2019. For each game your intrepid hosts have done their research and without having played these titles they make an informed guess on whether they are Treasures or Traps.

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Sean and Ronan are back once again after ransacking through the information on the upcoming releases at Spiel 2019. They have picked eleven games to pore over and try to make a decision on whether these games will be Treasured for years to come or Traps to capture the unwary. 

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Matthew Jude is again a 'guest' in The Pit to finally discuss our Top 10 very best games released in 2018. 

Join us for eighty six minutes if the finest the gaming could give you from last year.

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Sean and Ronan have been rooting through the upcoming releases due out at Spiel in Essen 2019. 

As is tradition, they have chosen twelve games to preview and attempt to discern whether these titles are Treasures worthy of your eye or Traps destined to disappoint.

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September 23, 2019

Episode 136: Pit Spit

Sean and Ronan descend into the pit carrying twelve games they have been playing recently. Some will be thrown into the bone midden while others will be placed carefully in the Trophy Hall. Which games make the cut?

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Sean and Ronan are joined by Matthew Jude to chat about the best and worst of board gaming in 2018. A few awards are handed out but the Top 10s will have to wait for another day due a technical difficulty.

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September 5, 2019

Episode 134 - Pit Spit

Ronan and Sean reunite and discuss the generally lighter games they have been nibbling at during a collective slowdown in gaming over the past few months. Games old and new and chewed over, holiday plans mentioned and plans are made for more episodes soon as the games are starting to flow again.


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With the boys taking turns at being stricken, This time Ronan is unable to crawl into the pit.

However, fear ye not! Natalie has stepped into the breach and joined Sean to discuss the UK Games Expo 2019 and the games we played there.

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With Sean nursing an ailing ear it is time for Pouria and Chris to step up and fill the big shoes left behind. 

The three of us recap eighteen games we played over the weekend at LoBsterCon XVII in Eastbourne. Covering games old and new, long and short. 

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