I have been an avid gamer all of my life. I grew up around board games and card games, and never stopped playing. Back in 2008, I discovered the "new" hobby games like Carcassone, Ticket to Ride, and Catan, and have been playing steadily ever since.

I joined a Lafayette based Meet Up group in the fall of 2015, and we now meet every Wednesday and every other Sunday. The group is made up of a bunch of very experienced gamers with good collections, so there is always a large group of games and gamers.

That group has slowly morphed into The Krewe de Gumbo, a loose collection of gamers, bloggers and playtesters. We travel to conventions together when we can, and post reviews, previews, game reports, and other board game related communications each week at, a proud member of Punch Board Media.

Come join us on Tuesday nights at 8:30 PM CST as we host Gumbo Live!, a weekly talk show all about board games on Facebook at

You can find me also as an infrequent contributor to the Dice Tower, first on the old Board Game Gumbo Segment, then on the Kickstarter Lagniappe segment on Crowd Surfing, and now on Board Game Breakfast.

I am always on Twitter and Facebook @boardgamegumbo and love talking about board games, especially about design and game play. I'm pretty active on the Euro Games, Spotlight and the Gateway & Filler Games FB groups so come say hey! 

Next up for the Krewe is Southern Board Game Fest in September of 2021