Lake Leafty – Owner
Lake was a pharmacy tech in just about every facet you can think of including as a veteran of the United States Air Force. He’s also a husband to his wonderful wife with whom he has been blessed to be the father of 5 great children. Due to circumstances beyond his control he got thrown into the world of Tabletop gaming. As an overachiever he couldn’t just sit there quietly playing games. So he started podcasting about games in May of 2017. Ever since then has been slowly trying to grow his evil regime starting with The Giveaway Geek
and now EBG.
See Lake’s reviews and interviews HERE
Jazz Paladin- Reviewer
Jazz Paladin is an eccentric at heart — When he is not learning to make exotic new foods at home, such as Queso Fresco cheese and Oaxacan molé, he is busy collecting vintage saxophones, harps, and other music-related paraphernalia. An avid music enthusiast, when he is not pining over the latest board games that are yet-to-be-released, his is probably hard at work making jazzy renditions of classic/retro video game music tunes as Jazz Paladin on Spotify and other digital music services
See Jazz Paladin’s reviews HERE.
QuelqunQui (literally Someone who in French) is an eclectic who can’t stop doing more than one thing at a time.. Quelqunqui is a harpsichordist and gamer at heart that doesn’t abide by rules he doesn’t believe in. When not playing he’s traveling the world for the Belgian Air force.
See QuelqunQui‘s reviews HERE.
Harry Jacobs- Reviewer
Harry has been a gamer for over 5 decades, his first games were strategic war games from Avalon Hill and Strategic Publications Incorporated (SPI). Currently he resides in Yellowknife Northwest Territories in Canada, a city known to hold most of the cold weather records in Canada. While not playing games or working, his five dogs keep him busy around the house and yard. He is active in Ptarmicon Game Knights a club dedicated to bringing gaming to the communities in the Territories and can be often found teaching games both on club nights and at their various events. He looks forward to bringing his reviews and perspective of various games, in order for you to make an informed decision around buying and playing games. You can also catch Harry nigh-lighting as the North of 60 Gaming HERE.
See Harry‘s reviews HERE.
Roger Cotton- Reviewer
Roger Alan Cotton is a 3D artist, graphic designer, and independent board game designer. He teaches Literature, History, Creative Writing, and Drama at a private Christian high school in Tucson, AZ.
Previously, Roger taught 3D Animation, Game Design, and Graphic Design at various colleges in San Diego, CA.
See Roger‘s reviews HERE.
Shane “Bogue” Bogardus- Reviewer
Born and discarded to the wolves of the great Northern Planes, Bogue grew up a nomad. His recluse behavior landed him in the penitentiary of the Witchic County Municipality with a population 2 -A man and his dog. (Translation: A retired broadcast television and radio broadcaster turned financial planner for the good folks of main street not Wall Street.)
Life was always a game set on hardcore until he met a mild mannered digital publisher who took him under his wing and showed him the miracles of game design and play testing. (Translation: Bogue is an entrepreneur at heart owning multiple businesses including the latest www.Meepology.com dedicated to growing and maximizing the gaming experience
for current and new gamers to the hobby.) Now he is a thriving member of the Everything Board Games review team (THIS IS TRUE along with hosting the monthly joystickshow.com podcast on video game reviews heard anywhere you get your downloads) and lives with his long lost mother and his pet ferret named Meeple in Austin, TX. (Translation: He lives with his wife, two teenage boys and his dog “Pepper Potts” in Austin, TX.)
See Shane “Bogue” Bogardus reviews HERE.
Mike Pratt– Reviewer
Mike hails from the Pacific Northwest. When not playing tabletop games, he can be found spending time with his beautiful wife, two kids and three dogs. He started out playing Masterpiece, Scotland Yard, and Risk as a kid, but that all changed nearly 20 years ago when a friend returned from Germany with a copy of Settlers of Catan. Now, with a much larger and more diverse game collection, he’s excited to introduce a new generation (including his kids) to tabletop gaming.
See Mike Pratt’s reviews HERE.
E.V. – Reviewer
E.V. is passionate about music, nature, and her family. She is a piano teacher/composer who loves to venture outdoors on sunny days. Hiking, camping, snowboarding and beach days are her favorite kind of adventures. She has always loved playing tabletop cards & board games. Being taught backgammon at a young age her love of games grew, some of her favorites include: Thanos Rising, Battle of Hogwarts, Red Dragon Inn, and Mysterium. Finding the time to play board games with friends and family, and instilling a love for games in her children is very important to her. She is excited to be a part of EBG, to learn new games and continue to branch out and diversify the types of games that she plays.
Adam Collins – Reviewer
Adam Collins plays many games. Too many games if you ask his wife. Not enough games if you ask his kids. Adam also designs games for his publishing company Bearded Board Games
. He also runs a podcast, Eat Lunch and Board Game
, where he reviews games on their merits include their ability to be played over a lunch hour. He also interviews other people involved in various facets of the board gaming community: designers, podcasters, authors, cross stitch designers. He grew up playing games, revived the passion ten years ago, and hasn’t turned back.
I’m from a quite little town in Missouri. Just south of St. Louis. I’m a lover of the outdoors. When I’m not playing board games I can be found next to a lake fishing or floating down a river, and of course camping. I can’t forget drag racing I go to the local tracks as much as possible. About 2 years ago though when I lived in Huntsville Alabama, before this nasty Covid thing popped up on anyone’s radar, I started playing boardgames. From the first meetup I went to I was hooked! My first game I played was diamond’s I really enjoyed it. Later that week I went to another meetup and found worker placement games and fell in love. Since then I have expanded my horizons and have been to local game festivals and played as many different games as I can. I am as completely competitive while playing but never get upset when I lose, and that happens a lot! I just enjoy being able to spend time playing games with friends family and anyone else I can get to play!!
See Kurtis Clark’s reviews HERE.
TechnoFunkBoy is a podcaster, musician, and author. Both he and his music can be heard on the actual play podcasts Dice & Dreary, Order of Podcasters, and Tales from the Rusty Speeder. His music is available on Bandcamp, Amazon, Apple, and Spotify, and ranges from electronic video game covers to soundtracks. His latest album is called The Wolves and is an energetic collection of synthwave instrumentals.
See TechnoFunkBoy’s reviews HERE.
Carl King- Reviewer
Nick Brouillette- Reviewer
Nick grew up playing board games like Chess, Stratego, and Monopoly. His first glimpse into the wide expanse gaming has to offer came from a miniatures game called HeroScape he played as a teen (Hasbro, if you’re reading this I’ll help fund a Kickstarter revival) , but he didn’t get fully immersed until 2019 when he and his wife decided to get Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle for their wedding anniversary. Now a few years (and many games) later, they spend most of their free time together playing board games and cannot wait until their kids are old enough to join in! He loves sharing the joy of board gaming with others, and is excited to do that as a part of EBG.
See Nick Brouillette’s reviews HERE!