Critical Twits Podcast



Podcasts every Tuesday. Passionate, informed, sometimes silly discussion of video/board/war games, tabletop RPGs, and geek culture. Videos here:


  • 107 - The Joy of Lying (In Board Games)

    20/09/2018 Duración: 01h03min

    Lying - a terrible, hurtful, nasty thing to do, or a great way to have fun with your friends? Brian and Aaron take you through their favourite lying, bluffing, social deduction games. Want to help support our content? Now you can make a donation here:

  • 106 - The Joy of Co-op Board Games

    04/09/2018 Duración: 01h04min

    In this week's podcast The Twits look at co-operative board games. What are they? What makes them great? And what are some of the best examples we know of? Want to help support our content? Now you can make a donation here:

  • 105 - Malifaux 3rd Edition Dissected

    16/08/2018 Duración: 02h18min

    In this podcast we pick apart the recent news that our favourite miniatures game, Malifaux, is getting a 3rd edition. Want to help support our content? Now you can make a donation here:

  • 104 - Two Player Games: The Sequel - Codinca, Fugitive, and SuperHot

    23/07/2018 Duración: 58min

    This week's podcast sees Aaron and Brian discuss more 2 player tabletop games. The puzzle based Codinca, the puzzle based Fugitive, and the puzzle based SuperHot. Accidental double synergy feature! You can find our 2 Player Tabletop Games: Part 1 here - Want to help support our content? Now you can make a donation here:

  • 69 - RPG Basics - World Building for Tabletop Games

    14/07/2018 Duración: 55min

    In this very special lost episode, Brian and Jamie discuss world building for tabletop RPGs. A vivid, consistent setting is the solid foundation from which all good role playing campaigns are built, so join us for our top tips on how to create worlds your players will talk about for years to come. Want to help support our content? Now you can make a donation here:

  • 103 - End The Run: Netrunner Flatlined - Netrunner Noobs - Critical Twits Podcast

    28/06/2018 Duración: 01h58min

    Join Aaron and Brian with guests Simon and Kar as they say so long, farewell, auf wiedersehen and goodbye to Netrunner, our favourite card game which is sadly being discontinued by FFG after they lost the IP rights. Listen as we reminisce & speculate on the potential future for the game. Want to help support our content? Now you can make a donation here:

  • 102 - RPG Basics - How to Keep Your Campaign Alive

    21/06/2018 Duración: 01h43min

    In this episode of RPG basics, Brian and Aaron discuss how to keep a campaign going when problems start appearing. Things such as loss of interest, loss of players, loss of party cohesion. You'd be lost without us. Want to help support our content? Now you can make a donation here: @criticaltwits

  • 101 - UK Games Expo 2018

    09/06/2018 Duración: 01h18min

    This week we discuss all of the wonderful games we played and previewed at the 2018 UK Games Expo! Including Elite: Dangerous Battle Cards, Fog of Love, Frenetic, Rumbleslam, several offerings from Big Potato Games and many, many more including the rather adult part games Gutterhead and Random Minds! 4:05 Forgotten Floof 9:25 Elite Dangerous Battle Cards 12:15 Fog of Love 17:50 Gutterhead and Random Minds 25:40 Sins RPG 27:15 Call of Cthulhu 30:13 Games Workshop 31:30 Grant Howitt and Spire 32:55 Minerals 36:55 Whitewashing 40:30 Frenetic 48:35 Rumbleslam 52:10 Big Potato Games – Klask (53:37 Clickbait, 56:20 Weird Things Humans Search For) 58:48 Villagers 1:00:10 Dice Summoners 1:02:45 The Old Hellfire Club 1:08:45 Ominoes 1:11:58 Thirsty Meeples

  • 100th Episode Special - The Critical Twits Quiz & Funemployed with special guests

    24/05/2018 Duración: 01h25min

    We've finally reached 100 episodes! Join us as we celebrate with a handful of special guests (and Twits). Play along with the official Critical Twits Quiz and laugh at our attempts to find other employment while we play Funemployed. Special thanks to Alex Tyler: Spoken Nerd for joining us (who you can find at and outdoing what we do.

  • 99 - The Best Doggos In Malifaux

    10/05/2018 Duración: 01h20min

    Aaron and Brian explore the best doggos in Malifaux - which hound, pooch, wolf, canid or canine will top our poll? We also share our best dog stories.

  • 98 - Twitflix - Snowpiercer

    03/05/2018 Duración: 01h23min

    This week sees Aaron and Brian discuss the surprisingly hard to source film, Snowpiercer. A film about the last of humanity surviving on a train in a post-apocalyptic wintery wasteland. Just the sort of thing to watch during Spring. Will the Twits consider Snowpiercer to be size 10 chaos or a lovely protein bar of goodness?

  • 97.5 - Board Talk - The Dice Cup - Critical Twits Podcast

    05/04/2018 Duración: 01h39min

    This week's podcast sees Aaron and Wife of Twit discuss their experiences at the Dice Cup board game cafe in Nottingham and the huge number of games they tried. These include: Agricola, Machi Koro, Camel Up, Sushi Go, Sagrada, Mutant Meeples, Rick and Morty Total Rickall, Unlock and Penguin Pileup. Phew! All in the space of an hour and a half. We're also still running our survey, tell us what you think about us at:

  • A Critical Twits Call For Help

    24/03/2018 Duración: 06min

    We need fill out our survey. We're looking at ways to improve the channel, so tell us what you think be clicking the link.

  • 97 - The Ritual Movie Review and Novel Comparison

    28/02/2018 Duración: 01h07min

    Warning: Spoilers from 28:08, continue at your own peril. This week Aaron and Brian discuss The Ritual, a horror movie based on the novel by Adam Nevill, and see it how it shapes compared to the stunning source material.

  • 96 - Malifaux Gaining Grounds 2018 Review

    22/02/2018 Duración: 02h13min

    This week we look at Malifaux's new schemes and strategies for Gaining Grounds 2018. Each year Wyrd shake up how Malifaux is played with a completely new suite of objectives - we run the rule over them and give our verdicts here!

  • 95 - Malifaux 2018 Errata Review

    09/02/2018 Duración: 01h07min

    We return to the gritty streets of Malifaux to discuss the 2018 errata document. This time round only a couple of abilities have changed; instead, it's all about adjusted soulstone costs and a game-wide rebalancing act.We look at all seven factions and pick our big winners and losers.

  • 94 - Malifaux - Troubleshooters 3, Our First GG2018 Tournament

    01/02/2018 Duración: 01h15min

    We headed out to our first Malifaux tournament with strangers, and also our first tournament with Gaining Grounds 2018: Troubleshooters 3 at Battlefield Hobbies in Daventry. How did we fair in this fixed master tourny, you ask? Click and find out!

  • 93 - 2017: Video Gaming in Review

    18/01/2018 Duración: 01h16min

    Join us for our final look back at 2017 - we discuss the video games that we loved in the official Year Of The Micro-Transaction (tm).

  • 92 - 2017 -Tabletop Gaming in Review

    09/01/2018 Duración: 56min

    We review 2017 in tabletop gaming - board games, roleplay games, Malifaux and Netrunner. 2017 was a terrible year so find out which old classics we returned to like so much hot, hot soup.

  • 91 - We Interview 12 Tabletop Podcast at the Dragonmeet 2017 Podcast Zone!

    05/12/2017 Duración: 01h28min

    We're back at the Dragonmeet gaming convention in London for another year, where we were invited to join the #podcastzone. We decided to interview the other podcasts to find out why you should listen to them! Join us as we endeavour to learn more about our fellow podcasters, discover tips for getting started with podcasting and find out answers to important questions, such as "If your podcast was a character from Friends, which character would it be and why?" Pretending with Dice (01:43) How We Roll (06:10) Dem Drunk Blokes do D&D (09:46) Chimpions (22:23) The Lucky Die (26:15) Penance Podcast (28:47) Demipia (32:16) Baylor’s Blades (35:50) Crudely Drawn Swords (41:40) The Rolistes (49:54) The Formal Gamer (59:11) Wizard on the Wynd (1:06:33) The Coriolis Effect (1:14:29)

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