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 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!
The Krewe de Gumbo looks at a new space combat game with gorgeous miniatures from IDW designed by Scott Rogers.
BJ chats with Dennis Hoyle of Bellwether Games about Coldwater Crown:The Sea and Mars Open.
Jamey Stegmaier of Stonemaier Games joins Gumbo Live! to talk about the new 2018 line up, plus chat about his thoughts on Board Games 2.0.
BJ shares his love of small box games with big game experiences when he looks at Mystery of the Temples. If you like area control and set collection in a tiny package, then Spice it up!
BJ chats with Stephen Buonocore of Stronghold Games about Florida, the 2018 con season and game lineup, and can Stephen stump the Krewe in The Envie Game?
BJ chats with Mark Burke with Kolossal Games about Western Legends.
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.