Stay InsideShow Pop Culture Picks – Day 28

Due to social distancing, many of us have found ourselves with more time inside than usual. Many of our schedules have changed, giving us the opportunity to try new things. As fans of pop culture ourselves, Sideshow’s Staff is happy to share a few suggestions to help you fill your newfound time with high quality content.

To help encourage everyone to Stay InsideShow, every day this week we will be recommending one film/series, one comic/book, one board game, and one video game that you can enjoy while you practice safe social distancing. These picks are the best of the best, curated and personally suggested by our very geeky staff.


Streaming

Recommended by Robert

Westworld

The new season just started, so its a great time to catch up on the first two seasons. Sci-fi in a wild-west setting — what could possibly go wrong?


Book

Recommended by Amy

Supermutant Magic Academy by Jillian Tamaki

This charming and sardonic graphic novel follows a handful of students in a preparatory school for gifted, weird, and mutant children (no, not that one). For these kids, their superhuman abilities take a backseat to everyday teenage drama, like picture day, doing homework, and admitting that you might have a crush on your best friend. Perfect for fans of X-Men, Hark! A Vagrant, and Gotham Academy.


Board Game

Recommended by Jeff

Splendor (2 to 4 players)

As a wealthy Renaissance merchant, acquire mines and transportation, hire artisans and woo the nobility. Create the most fantastic jewelry to become the best-known merchant of them all! Acquire precious stones to trade them for development cards. Use development cards to acquire more gem stones. Use your gems and gold to create the most fantastic jewelry, and appeal to the nobles to gain the prestige you need to win.


Video Game

Recommended by Kiana

Myst

Didn’t play this puzzle game in the 90’s? That’s fine, because Myst has aged well! The story begins when you stumble across a book that warps you onto an island world full of complex (and often challenging) puzzles. The puzzles you solve uncover more books that can send you to other realms, or “Ages”. Ultimately, as you explore the Ages and uncover secrets, you must make consequential decisions… My advice to any new players is to save often, and use multiple save files! And if you enjoy Myst, there are plenty of sequel games and even novelizations available.


Check out some of our recommendations, and as always don’t forget to Stay InsideShow!