The Cardboard Jungle

The Cardboard Jungle
The Cardboard Jungle is a podcast all about tabletop gaming hosted by gaming friends, Anthony Racano, Paul Leoncavallo, Matthew Soares and Kevin Crowther. We hope to give our own spin on board and card games along with some input from our bullpen of contributors. Our goal is to promote the hobby and those individuals who make it up, including designers, publishers, retailers, conventions and other podcasters and bloggers. We love gaming because of all of you and we want give you your proper credit.

Ep89-Kicking Back
May 27, 2018 • 140 min
The boys are back with a big contest…and even bigger announcement…and a conversation about the good, the bad and the ugly of Kickstarter
Ep88-Our Social CONstruct
May 1, 2018 • 133 min
Anthony, Paul & Kevin discuss what they want to see in a gaming convention.
Feb 15, 2018 • 84 min
Anthony, Paul & Kevin discuss how they see the Seven Deadly Sins manifested in the board gaming hobby
Ep 86-Dont Look Back In Anger
Jan 22, 2018 • 160 min
The boys take a look back at 2017 in gaming
Ep85-New Kid On The Block
Jan 21, 2018 • 104 min
Anthony, Paul & Kevin give a recap and their impressions of the very first PAX Unplugged….does it have the right stuff?
Ep84-Making Our Mark
Dec 10, 2017 • 94 min
Anthony and Kevin discuss the new publishing company Anthony teased on Twitter, Hexagram 62 Games Studio
EP83-E I E I O
Oct 21, 2017 • 92 min
While Anthony’s away the mice will play…farming games. Other Games Discussed… Bunny Kingdom (IELLO) The Climbers (Capstone Games/Simply Complex) Sentient (Renegade Games) Kickstarters Discussed… Downfall (Tasty Minstrel Games) 7th…
EP82-Wish You Were Spiel
Oct 10, 2017 • 157 min
Anthony, Paul & Kevin reveal their Most Anticipated Games of Essen Spiel 2017 KS Spotlight: End of the Trail (Elf Creek Games)
Ep81-It’s Not You, It’s Me
Sep 23, 2017 • 140 min
Anthony, Kevin & Paul discuss what turns them off in gaming. Games Discussed: Fate of the Elder Gods (Fabled Nexus) Century Gollum Edition What’s in our carts? Find out what the guys are currently looking to purchase. …
Ep80-A Little Fourplay
Sep 20, 2017 • 77 min
Anthony welcomes Kevin, the newest member of the crew, in this rise from the ashes new episode of CBJP Games discussed… Alien Artifacts (Portal Games) The Godfather (CMON) Nemo’s War (Victory Point Games) Wasteland Express Delivery Service…
EP79-Don’t Call It A Comeback
Apr 30, 2017 • 117 min
Anthony and Paul discuss several games they’ve played and talk about their love hate relationship with reprints.
Ep78-The Grand Design
Apr 21, 2017 • 136 min
The CBJP crew puts their heads together to come up with their list of 50 Favorite Designers…Easy, right?
Ep77-Dont Believe The Hype
Mar 1, 2017 • 101 min
Anthony & Paul talk about hype in board games and how it positively and negatively can affect people.
EP76-I’m So Excited
Jan 25, 2017 • 145 min
The gang takes a look at the games they are most looking forward to, make a few resolutions and some predictions for 2017.
Ep75-Red Rover
Jan 18, 2017 • 60 min
Anthony & Paul welcome Ignacy Trzewiczek to discuss First Martians and other things going on at Portal Games
Ep74-On The Edge Of 17
Jan 8, 2017 • 111 min
The boys end the year/start the year by asking each other questions on various topics…what could go wrong?
Dec 1, 2016 • 198 min
The boys talk about all the games they played at this years Lobster Trap (No cows were injured during the recording)
Ep 72-Talking Back
Nov 19, 2016 • 143 min
Anthony and Paul are back at it interjecting their opinions into topics discussed on other podcasts
Ep71- Enter The Dargon
Oct 24, 2016 • 97 min
Anthony welcomes back Lance Myxter the Undead Viking to the co-host seat to talk about all things Tasty Minstrel Games
Sep 28, 2016 • 179 min
Matt, Paul & Anthony count down their top most anticipated games of Essen Spiel 2016
Ep69- After The Gold Rush
Sep 25, 2016 • 150 min
Anthony & Paul recap their adventures at GenCon. Games, stories and impressions (figurative & literal)
Ep68-CONtractual Obligation
Jul 28, 2016 • 105 min
You kind of HAVE TO record a GenCon preview episode, right? Here is ours…
Ep67-Two Cents
Jul 25, 2016 • 136 min
Anthony & Paul weigh in on some topics discussed on other podcasts
Ep66-In Through The Out Door
Jun 1, 2016 • 141 min
The boys talk about what makes games enter and leave their game collections
Ep65-Faves of Fifteen
Mar 30, 2016 • 121 min
It’s that time again…time for us to pick our favorite game from the previous year. Did your favorite make the list?
Ep64-Podcast Podcast
Mar 15, 2016 • 191 min
When Anthony & Paul aren’t recording their own podcast, they are listening to someone else’s. Come hear them talk about which ones they like and why.
Ep 63-DefCon
Mar 3, 2016 • 141 min
The boys are back from TotalCon and talk about what does and doesn’t make a great convention experience.
Ep62-Any Questions
Feb 15, 2016 • 160 min
Rather than ask the audience for questions, the CBJ guys decide to ask each other some questions and hilarity ensues
Ep61-Suck It Up, Buttercup!
Jan 31, 2016 • 127 min
With GenCon housing day being a disappointment for so many, Anthony & Paul discuss whether GenCon has outgrown Indianapolis or not.
Ep 60-Crystal Balls
Jan 25, 2016 • 120 min
Anthony & Paul talk about last years predictions and make some new ones for 2016
Ep59-Advent of Gaming Part 2
Dec 31, 2015 • 147 min
The flurry of games continues in Part 2 of this final episode for 2015. Happy New Year everyone!
Ep58-Advent Of Gaming Part 1
Dec 29, 2015 • 172 min
The boys bring 2015 to an end with a flurry of games in part 1 of this special year end episode.
Ep57-$#*! Gamers Say
Nov 30, 2015 • 162 min
The boys let loose on some things they hear from the gaming community that quite frankly drive them crazy. Straight jackets not included.
Ep56-Game Eat Game
Oct 7, 2015 • 178 min
It’s time for the annual wishlist of new games being released at Essen and the gang is excited. And soon poorer.
Ep55- Back In Black
Oct 6, 2015 • 169 min
The boys are back in town w/ a recap of their GenCon 2015 experience and a look back at Essen 2014
Ep 53-Mrs Garrett and the Infinite Sadness
Jun 24, 2015 • 129 min
Anthony & Matt talk about disappointments in gaming and wait for Mrs G to bring them cookies and cocoa to cheer them up.
KIck Me 003-Commissioned
Jun 24, 2015 • 24 min
Anthony chats with Patrick & Katherine Lysaght of Chara Games about their co-op game Commissioned
Kick Me 002-Dark Dealings
Jun 22, 2015 • 21 min
Anthony chats with Bryan Fischer of Nevermore Games about their latest offering on Kickstarter, Dark Dealings
Ep 1-Come Out And Play w/ Rolling Dice & Taking Names
May 14, 2015 • 123 min
Anthony hangs out and shoots the breeze with fellow podcasters Marty and Tony from Rolling Dice & Taking Names
Kick Me 001-Wombat Rescue
May 14, 2015 • 17 min
In this first episode of Kick Me, Anthony sits down with Matt Wolfe to talk about his game Wombat Rescue which launches on Kickstarter 5/15 from Eagle Gryphon Games
Ep52-Take A Chance
Mar 18, 2015 • 159 min
The boys discuss expanding your gaming repitoire beyond your comfort zone
Ep51-TotalCon 2015
Mar 4, 2015 • 213 min
Anthony, Matt & Paul run through all of the great games they got to play at TotalCon a couple weeks back.
Ep50- Keep It Together
Jan 28, 2015 • 154 min
The boys get organized and discuss how they sort, store and transport their games. Games discussed on the show -Room 25: Season 2 -La Isla -One Zero One -Scoville - Zombicide:Rue Morgue -Puerto Rico -Epic Dice:Tower…
Ep49- Late To The Party
Jan 26, 2015 • 162 min
Took awhile to get this out but the boys are back to discuss predictions for 2015. Matt gives his faves of 2014 list…Anthony amends his a little. Games discussed include… -Swinging Jivecat Voodoo Lounge -Imperial…
Ep48-Schnitzel with Noodles
Dec 24, 2014 • 151 min
Anthony & Paul talk about their favorite games of 2014 & their 2015 resolutions.
Ep47- Go Stuff Yourself
Dec 10, 2014 • 138 min
Anthony & Paul talk about the good things that come in small packages in know the stuff that makes perfect stocking stuffers.
Ep46- Caught In A Trap
Nov 26, 2014 • 181 min
Anthony & Paul recap all of the games they got to play at Lobster Trap plus a new Sheriff of Nottingham contest (ends 11/30)
Ep45-Frozen-Let It Go!
Oct 29, 2014 • 189 min
The CBJ crew talks about dealing with players with Analysis Paralysis & those who take games too seriously. Do you want to play a boardgame? Yes..but maybe not with you ;)
Ep44-Meister Oktober
Oct 8, 2014 • 167 min
The boys are jealous of everyone going to Essen Spiel but they take the time to talk about some of the games they are most excited about coming out at the fair this year.
Episode 42-Topical Storm
Sep 17, 2014 • 154 min
With Matt away, Anthony invites friends Lance Myxter & Chaz Marler over to guest host. Format be damned!!
Sep 3, 2014 • 32 min
Anthony chats at the fence with designer Kevin Wilson about his work with Fantasy Flight & his upcoming games
Bonus-What’s The Buzz?
Aug 30, 2014 • 40 min
Anthony chats with Sean Brown of Mr B Games about Steampunk Fantasy Alien Pirate Cowboys…or something like that.
Aug 30, 2014 • 46 min
Anthony welcomes back Scott “Tox” Morris to discuss Sheriff of Nottingham, Firefly Dice Game & GenCon
Bonus-Phil It Up
Aug 28, 2014 • 4 min
Anthony sits down with Phillip duBarry to discuss games, Kickstarter and breaking commandments
Ep41-Vini Vidi Lusi
Aug 26, 2014 • 160 min
Matt & Anthony are joined by gaming friend Keith Collins to discuss their experience at GenCon 2014
Bonus-Funding Nemo
Aug 7, 2014 • 20 min
Anthony sits down with Mike Friesen of Lamp Light Games to discuss their new KS for Nautilus Industries as well as their upcoming release Space Junk
Ep40-GenCon Preview
Aug 5, 2014 • 113 min
Anthony & Matt discuss their most anticipated games from this years GenCon
Ep39-You Oughta Be In Cardboard
Jul 21, 2014 • 144 min
Anthony & Matt are joined by Ricky Perez from Let’s Level Up to discuss making games out of other media sources & vice versa.
Episode 38-Prose and Cons
Jun 25, 2014 • 119 min
Anthony & Paul welcome author, blogger & photographer Scott King to the 3rd chair to talk boardgames & give convention tips.
BONUS-Winter Is Coming
Jun 19, 2014 • 30 min
Anthony sits down with Jonathan Gilmour & Isaac Vega, the designers of the much anticipated game Dead of Winter from Plaid Hat Games.
SPECIAL-Whose Turn Is It Anyway?
Jun 9, 2014 • 26 min
Take a sneak peek at the new Cardboard Studios podcast hosted by Robin Lees. WTIIA takes a fresh improvisational look at the boardgaming hobby as a cast of revolving panelists discuss various games and topics. Follow them on Twitter @WhosePodcast and…
Ep37-It’s Not What You Think!
Jun 4, 2014 • 167 min
Anthony, Paul & Matt talk about games that aren’t very appealing at first glance but are fantastic and vice versa.
May 10, 2014 • 144 min
The boys celebrate their 2 year anniversary as a podcast the only way they know how.
Ep35-Breaking The Rules
May 4, 2014 • 119 min
Matt & Anthony talk about the good, the bad & the ugly when it comes to game rulebooks
Bonus-Baseball, Hotdogs, Apple Pie & Chevee Dodd
May 3, 2014 • 22 min
Anthony sits down with Chevee Dodd to discuss his games, graphic design and things to do with your wood.
Bonus-And There You Have It!!
Apr 24, 2014 • 32 min
Anthony chats with board game reviewer Ryan Metzler from The Dice Tower about reviewing games, his position at Northstar Games and more.
Episode 34-Look Ma! Top of the World!!
Apr 15, 2014 • 189 min
Anthony, Matt & Paul answer the one question they get asked the most…What are your Top 10 games?
Episode 33-Why So Serious?
Apr 2, 2014 • 109 min
Matt & Anthony talk about what gaming is all about. FUN! Hear about some of the games they like to play just for the laughs.
Bonus-Fantastic Mr Fox
Apr 2, 2014 • 34 min
Anthony sits down over a cup of tea with Michael Fox to discuss the many hats he wears in the boardgame hobby.
Bonus-High on Wine & Wood
Mar 24, 2014 • 32 min
Anthony & Matt are joined by Matthias Nagy from What’s Your Game? to discuss various topics about game design, production & promotion in both US & European markets
Episode 32-I Got Time For That!
Mar 21, 2014 • 135 min
Anthony & Matt talk about game length and its effect on depth, gameplay, enjoyment and replayability.
Bonus- New Mage In Town
Mar 14, 2014 • 22 min
Anthony sits down with Scott Morris (AKA Tox) to discuss his new role with Arcane Wonders as well as the future of Mage Wars, Crits Happen & where Jimmy Hoffa is buried…ok not so much the last one.
Episode 31- Mass Confusion
Mar 7, 2014 • 192 min
Matt & Anthony recap their long list of games played at TotalCon
Episode 30-Two By Two
Feb 13, 2014 • 139 min
Anthony & Matt have to work as a duo again in Paul’s absence and decide its a great time to discuss their favorite 2 player games. They answer some more listener’s questions and welcome the folks from Board With Life to the show to discuss their…
Episode 29: Tell Me A Story
Jan 24, 2014 • 155 min
The Cardboard Jungle boys start off 2014 with a discussion of how a game’s back story adds to the gaming experience.