Board Game Gumbo is a blog written by a krewe of gamers located in the heart of Louisiana. The Gumbo travels to conventions, hosts game days, playtests prototypes, and plays lots and lots of new and old games alike. Each week, different writers bring you these adventures with Louisiana flavor! BJ edits the blog, and welcomes contributors who want to talk about that spicy next game, or some gaming lagniappe, or even those voodoo games to avoid. The Krewe also hosts a weekly Gumbo Live! talk show on Facebook Live, which has quickly risen to become the #1 Facebook Live talk show dedicated to the board game hobby.
Are you a fan of Brandon Sanderson’s series, The Reckoners? Or are you a fan of Nauvoo Games’ amazing first release, Stockpile, or their party game, Cross Talk? Then you will enjoy our visit with Brett Sobol, co-founder of Nauvoo Games and co-designer of the upcoming Kickstarter release of The Reckoners.
What games should you bring to your first game night? Let the Gumbo be your guide!
BJ and the rest of the Krewe de Gumbo looks at more Best Of 2017...this time with games that they missed out on playing, plus the Best 2 Player, Best Euro, and Best Gateway games.
BJ chats with his Krewe de Gumbo about their favorite game experiences of the year, this time talking about Best New-To-Me Game, Best Abstract, Best Art, and Best Production. We'd love to hear your comments as to any we missed.
BJ looks back on a great year of gaming in 2017, and lists some of his favorite experiences. Plus, a little thanksgiving to all of the friends that have contributed to some of the highlights of the year.
Nolan Nasser joins BJ on Gumbo Live! to chat about his new company, Deep Water Games, and their new products coming out in 2018. Plus, con talk, recent games, moving to Texas, and The Envie Game!
BJ chats with Dr. Steve Finn of Dr Finn's Games, the designer of Biblios and Herbaceous and many other great filler games.
BJ is in love with Concordia. Find out why it is a great game to introduce to players who like Catan but want to play the next level of resource gathering and trading games.
Rather Dashing Games have been on our radar for a while. We finally get a chance to visit with Grant & Mike about beards and board games. We dive into their newest release, Wakening Lair, plus their convention travel this year. Finally, can the guys stump us in a double shot The Envie Game? Find out on the next episode of Gumbo Live!
Oscar Valera of the Youtube review show, The Valera Boys, joined Gumbo Live! to talk after school gaming, Pax Unplugged, and some recent great games he has played including Azul, Clans of Caledonia, and Anachrony. Plus they play The Envie Game!
The Chief Noisemaker of Grey Fox Games, Alex Goldsmith, returned to talk (shill?) about Bushido, the hot new dice and deck battle game out on Kickstarter.
BJ chatted with the Game Geek Ninja on Gumbo Live recently about games that would make great Christmas gifts for new gamers to the hobby.
Jason Dinger is back on Gumbo Live! with a detailed update on his development of The Acadians. Plus, we talk Clans of Caledonia and Wildcatters. (Photo courtesy of Jason Dinger).
BJ talks about one of his favorite GEN CON 50 experiences, a game he demoed for Fireside Games called Kaiju Crush.
BJ from Board Game Gumbo caught up with Jason Bice in the midst of his Kickstarter campaign for Loot The Body, a new take that card game from B Team Games. They talked design philosophy, good filler games, the design scene in Atlanta, and played The Envie Game.
BJ takes a closer look at a filler sized, take-that dungeon exploring card game coming out on Kickstarter this week, Loot The Body.
BJ from Board Game Gumbo goes inside the spooky and atmospheric adventure game, Legends of Sleepy Hollow on Kickstarter right now from Dice Hate Me Games.
Another episode of Gumbo Live! BJ interviews the Game Geek Ninja about gateway gaming and GEN CON.
Board Game Gumbo welcomes back Jason Dinger, designer of Captains of the Gulf, in another in his series of lesser known Queen Games family night weight games.
Gumbo Live! welcomed Chris Kirkman (@dicehateme) to talk about Legends of Sleepy Hollow, the relative value of baseball jerseys versus baseball games, Kickstarter pre-order systems....plus, can Chris stump Steve & BJ in the Envie game?
The Krewe de Gumbo and friends have an "envie" to play the hottest games from Essen. Which ones? Find out here.
BJ chats with Lance Myxter of Tasty Minstrel Games about Downfall, out on Kickstarter, October 17.
Want more info about Bezier Games' WereEmpire? BJ talks with Ted Alspach about the art of publishing, fame and the board game industry, and they take questions from viewers.
Has the Krewe de Gumbo found the ultimate five minute social deduction game? "Yes", "No", or "So Close?" Find out if Werewords from Bezier Games is spicy enough to take that mantle.
Chris Kirkman from Dice Hate Me Games and the State of Games podcast joins BJ and Dave to talk about favorite game experiences since GEN CON 50.
Some of Queen Games' best gems often don't get much love from other reviewers -- but Jason Dinger's back with a fresh look at one from 2010, Fresco.
The Krewe de Gumbo spent a week in the forest primeval, and are ready to give you their thoughts about Photosynthesis, a hot SdJ weight game from Blue Orange Games.
Alex recently joined Grey Fox Games as their Chief Noise Maker, and sits down with BJ on Gumbo Live! to talk best game experiences since GEN CON, and life on both sides of the board game industry.
Carla Kopp is a relatively new designer from Huntsville. She and her husband Nick have designed two well regarded games: Super Hack Override and Stellar Leap. She joins BJ from Board Game Gumbo to talk about gaming, her favorite themes, and what it takes to put on a successful Kickstarter project.