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.
The Gumbo looks at John D Claire’s new expansion for the Mystic Vale universe, Twilight Garden from AEG.
BJ takes a deep dive into a dungeon delving deck building game, but quickly runs out of alliterative words.
Board Game Gumbo Monday morning QBs their recent plays of Istanbul: The Dice Game, The Flow of History, and Keyflower.
BJ is fascinated by the genre of roll and write games. Does Ancient Artifacts add to the joy or get lost in the jungle?
Is there a new favorite Fireside Games in BJ’s game closet? You might be surprised by the choice, given the theme….
BJ chats with Edo about his thoughts on Azul as a nominee for the SdJ, his favorite recent games, Kickstarter issues, Disney as an IP, and his newest project — Herbaceous Sprouts.
BJ is fascinated by a new genre of gaming, the Graphic Novel Adventure. Can Captive meet his expectations?
BJ takes a quick look at a new worker placement game — small size box on the outside, but how big is the game play on the inside?
BJ chats with Curt Covert of Smirk and Laughter Games about the new imprint, three new titles coming out (Nut So Fast, Koi, and Before There Were Stars), and what makes a great filler game. Plus, some new on Smirk and Dagger's newest Tower of Madness.
BJ chats with Brian Lewis the co-designer of Dinosaur Island. They talk about his newest designs, his development of Dinosaur Island with his co-designer, Jon Gilmour, his convention plans and recent game plays, and of course, the Envie Game!
BJ chats with Phoebe Wild from The Cardboard Vault and social media manager at Bezier Games about her big birthday board game bash and Bezier Games 2018 lines up! Plus, the Envie Game!
BJ chats with Justin Jacobson of Restoration Games all about Fireball Island. Plus, the Envie Game!
BJ chats with Jeremy Davis a/k/a The Game Geek Ninja about which Kickstarter projects to back...and which ones to Kick To The Curb!
BJ checks out a real time game with a new twist on the mechanism, plus a heavy dose of theme.
BJ chatted with Carla Kopp of Weird Giraffe Games and board game reviewer Jeremy Davis about Fire In The Library out on Kickstarter right now.
BJ chats with Christian Strain, designer of Asking For Trobils, about his latest plays and upcoming projects, including Reavers of Midgard.
BJ chats with Jambalaya Plays Games about his fave recent games including Fate of the Elder Gods, Pulp Detective and Chronicles of Crime. Plus, the Envie Game!