Board Game Gumbo Live!
Episode 116: Molly & Shawn from Flatout Games

Episode 116: Molly & Shawn from Flatout Games

August 20, 2020

Board Game Gumbo Live! welcomes in Molly & Shawn, two of the owners of Flatout Games for a lively chat about their start in hobby gaming, their influences, and why they publish their own line of games. 

Then, there is some talk about spicy hot games they have played recently: 

  • Degrees in Darkness coming soon from Weird Giraffe Games; and
  • Adventure Mart from Hub Games

BJ chats with Shawn and Molly with plenty of questions from the Chat Krewe about CASCADIA and CALICO! Cascadia is designed by Randy Flynn and out on Kickstarter next month, and Calico is designed by Kevin Russ and being reprinted by AEG.  Beth Sobel provided amazing art for both! 

Finally, Verla, Steve & BJ challenge Molly & Shawn in the ENVIE Game. It may be the first time that two guests had the same game in mind! There was a lot of chatter from the Chat Krewe, including questions from Beth Sobel, a surprise guest in the chat! 

Laissez les bon temps rouler!

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Episode 115: Patrick Leder of Leder Games

Episode 115: Patrick Leder of Leder Games

August 13, 2020

Board Game Gumbo Live! welcomes in Patrick Leder, owner of Leder Games, publisher of hit games like Root and Vast. BJ chats with Patrick about the recent release of Grant Rodie's FORT game, a retheming of SPQF. There is lots of chat about Patrick's thoughts on solo games, expansions, theme versus mechanics, etc.

BJ & Steve also chat with Patrick about spicy hot games they have played recently: 

  • Unmatched: Cobble & Fog from Restoration Games
  • On Tour from Boardgametables.com; and
  • Shadow Network, from Talon Strikes Studios

Finally, Verla, Steve & BJ challenge Patrick in the ENVIE Game. But is it really a challenge?  Patrick has a great entry. 

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Episode 114: Steve Finn from Dr Finn’s Games

Episode 114: Steve Finn from Dr Finn’s Games

August 6, 2020

BJ welcomes in the King of the Filler Games, Steve Finn from Dr Finn's Games!   BJ chats with Steve about positive and negative reviews, and Steve gives some good advice to budding designers. 

BJ and Eric then chat about spicy hot games that they have played recently:

  • BJ - Lock Up: A Roll Player Tale
  • Steve - Foundations of Rome
  • Steve - Paris

Then Verla joins the show to interview Steve about four brand new games coming to Kickstarter on August 24: 

    1. Biblios: Quill and Parchment (KS)
    2. Nanga Parbat (KS)
    3. Mining Colony (KS)
    4. Butterfly Garden (KS)

But wait, there's more!

BJ and Verla challenge Steve to a rousing game of Just One Medium with the Chat Krewe. Who is the big winner? 

 

Next week:  Grant Rodiek & Patrick Leder come by to chat about FORT from Leder Games

 

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Episode 113: Eric Alvarado designer of Vinyl & Jukebox

Episode 113: Eric Alvarado designer of Vinyl & Jukebox

July 30, 2020

BJ welcomes in Eric Alvarado from Talon Strikes Studios, designer of Vinyl and Vinyl: Jukebox! BJ and Eric chat about how they miss conventions and what makes a good music themed game. 

BJ and Eric then chat about two spicy hot games that they have played recently:

  • BJ -- RagnaRok Star
  • Eric -- Villainous (with expansions)

Then Eric Buscemi of Punchboard Media joins Verla & Steve to play a very tough THE ENVIE GAME! Can Eric Alvarado stump everyone? 

Next week:  a visit from Dr. Steve Finn

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Episode 112:  Eric Slauson designer of Tatoo Stories, Nerd Words & MonsDRAWsity

Episode 112: Eric Slauson designer of Tatoo Stories, Nerd Words & MonsDRAWsity

July 23, 2020

BJ welcomes in Eric Slauson, game designer and teacher of games!   BJ and Eric chat about Eric's philosophy on game design and his background in gaming.

 

BJ and Eric then chat about four spicy hot games that they have played recently:

Then Steve "The Name Father" joins the show to interview Eric on three games he has designed and either available now or soon to be in stores!

  • Tattoo Stories;
  • Nerd Words: Science; and
  • an upcoming gaming that sent the Chat Krewe into a tizzy, MonsDRAWsity!

But wait, there's more!

 

BJ always has a surprise up his sleeve, and this time, stay tuned for the Boudin Bowl with Charles & Jimmy from the GAMEMASTER documentary! Wow, does Eric have some hard choices each quarter! 

 

Next week:  Eric Alvarado stops by to talk everything about VINYL 

 

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Episode 111: Charles Mruz director of GAMEMASTER documentary

Episode 111: Charles Mruz director of GAMEMASTER documentary

July 16, 2020

BJ welcomes in Charles Mruz, a documentary filmmaker based on the West Coast, who directed GAMEMASTER documentary, the brand new full length look at the board gaming hobby through the eyes of four up-and-coming designers. 

But first, they talk about some spicy hot games they have played recently: 

  • Roll Player Adventures;
  • My City; and
  • Azul: Crystal Mosaic Expansion

Then Verla "Gumbo Overlord" joins the show. She is a newly minted Producer helping out with guests and interviews, and they take a deep dive in to the GAMEMASTER film. Charles shares some stories of the production, insights into the designers featured, and some of the reactions to the release. 

But wait, there's more!

BJ always has a surprise up his sleeve, and this time, stay tuned for the Envie Game (which The NameFather runs with the Chat Krewe) with Charles and TWO very special guests.  And keep an eye out in the Chat Krewe for lots of friendly faces!  

Next week:  Eric Slauson stops by to talk about his designs, including TATTOO STORIES and MONSDRAWSITY. 

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Episode 110: Carla Kopp of Weird Giraffe & Galactic Raptor Games

Episode 110: Carla Kopp of Weird Giraffe & Galactic Raptor Games

July 9, 2020

BJ welcomes back Carla Kopp from Weird Giraffe Games & Galactic Raptor Games, and Carla brings the spicy games! BJ & The Name Father chat about some recent plays: 

  • Metro-X (how about those pencils!)
  • With A Smile & A Gun (with a surprise appearance in the Chat Krewe from the designer, Jon V!) 
  • Rap Godz

And of course, BJ & The Name Father get in a long chat with Carla Kopp about her ongoing Kickstarter for Roar & Write. Based on the Animals Kingdom game theme, Carla has designed a doozy of a randowriter with one of the best names in the hobby. It has beautiful art, is already funded, is easy to teach yet is a very thinky roll-n-write. Check it out now and tell them BJ said hey. 

Then, The Name Father takes over the show for the game -- it is the return of the Boudin Bowl!  BJ competes (rather poorly) with Starla & Mik Fitch of Our Family Plays Games and ABC's Good Morning America!  Can BJ even score a single point in the competition? With categories like "Aw, Shoot! That's Cute! Big Brute! and Toot Toot!", there is no guessing what games BJ will try to sneak past the Fitches. Will Alex successfully convince the Chat Krewe to boo BJ's choices?  Find out! 

(P.S. Don't miss Christian Strain's comment in the Chat Krewe about news on Asking For Trobils!) 

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Episode 109: Jeremy Howard of Man v Meeple

Episode 109: Jeremy Howard of Man v Meeple

June 25, 2020

BJ welcomes in Chat Krewe favorite, Jeremy Howard from Man v Meeple, back to the show! But he was busy doing a live play through of Tales of BarBEARia, so BJ chatted with The Board Game Ambassador (Verla LeBaron) and The Namefather (Steve O'Rourke) about recent games they've played: 

  • Belratti
  • Coimbra

Then, Jeremy Howard joined in for some great chat about a lot of spicy hot games he has played recently: 

  • Stop Thief
  • Miyabi
  • Shadows of Valeria
  • Rap Godz
  • Monumental
  • Minecraft Travel Puzzle

Then, it was time for the Game of the Century!  Jeremy and BJ have had a Twitter battle over the last few years as to who owns the rights to "Jambalaya" in board games -- it was time to settle it up!  The NameFather debuted a new game, "Mumbo Gumbo", and the results were surprising! 

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Episode 108: Dean & Jon from MeepleTown

Episode 108: Dean & Jon from MeepleTown

June 18, 2020

BJ chats with Dean & Jon from MeepleTown Podcast & YouTube Channel. They chat about musicians and board games, Dean's love of Sister Hazel, why Jon hates certain games, and they chat about some spicy hot games they've played: 

  • Cosmic Run: Regeneration
  • Tang Garden
  • Nevada City
  • Roar and Write
  • Rap Godz

Plus, they welcome in Alex & Abby from The Dukes of Dice Podcast for a rousing new games:  Etouffeighties, the Gumbo's version of Heartthrob: The Board Game. Who wouldn't want to play a game where you choose your favorite game from the 1980s, and your favorite 80s music in the background, and top it off with three of your favorite characters from 80s blockbuster movies!?!

 

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Episode 107: Julie Ahern of Greenbrier Games

Episode 107: Julie Ahern of Greenbrier Games

June 11, 2020

BJ and Steve interview Julie Ahern with Greenbrier games about her new Kickstarter for Tales of BarBEARia, a game we think will go very fur in the industry. Plus, there's plenty of talk about some spicy hot games they've played recently: 

  • Succulent
  • Chai 
  • Wreck Raiders 

Julie gives us an update on Folklore: Fall of the Spire expansion, and then Verla joins in for the Envie Game. Can Julie outwit all of the hosts AND the Chat Krewe in one unBEARable swoop? Don't paws this episode until you find out! 

 

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