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.
BJ checks out another “one hour wonder” — Century: Eastern Wonders, designed by Emerson Matsuuchi and published by Plan B Games.
BJ previews the SdJ nominations, starting with Just One from Repos Production
BJ chats with Pete McPherson, the designer of Tiny Towns out from AEG right now, on a recent Gumbo Live! Gumbo Live!
Gumbo Game Night recap returns with looks at Gentes, Turin Market, Chrononauts and Tiny Towns
BJ chats with Dr Steve Finn of Dr Finn's Games about his newest project, Cosmic Run: Mining Colony. Gorgeous art, fun mechanics, a 1-2 player experience -- and on Kickstarter right now.
BJ checks out some lagniappe from Eggertspiele — the mini-box expansion to Coimbra called Royal Treatment.
BJ checks out the latest cards available from Stonemaier Games’ hit worker placement game, Viticulture, called Viticulture: Visit from the Rhine Valley.
Bradly takes a deep dive into Donning The Purple, a game of Roman treachery and title holding.
BJ takes a look at Scorpius Freighter, the space-pirate themed pick up and deliver/rondel game designed by David Short and Matthew Dunston and released by AEG.
With Tsukuyumi: Full Moon Down in its last few days on Kickstarter, Board Game Gumbo provides some insight into a game they’ve been playing quite a bit of down in Louisiana.
Zack M checks out a hybrid RPG / board game that he really enjoyed.
BJ takes a rocket ride on Space Base, the new dice based engine builder designed by John D. Claire and released by AEG.
BJ chats with Jeremy "Jambalaya Plays Games" Howard about a ton of new games he has played.
BJ is joined by the wonderfully delightful duo of Christina & Robb from Blue Peg, Pink Peg Podcast for a rousing chat! PLUS A SPECIAL SNEAK GUEST POPS IN!
Steven Aramini, designer of Animal Kingdoms out on Kickstarter from Galactic Raptor Games, joined BJ for a rousing chat about design philosophy. Plus The Jambalaya Game!
Eric Buscemi of the Cardboard Hoard joins BJ for a big chat about PAX U and the Jambalya Game!
Gumbo Game Night recap, with mini-reviews of Cryptid, AuZtralia, and Coldwater Crown.
Zack M. takes a close look at two new offerings from AEG for the Smash Up world!