The Cardboard Jungle

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The Cardboard Jungle is a podcast all about tabletop gaming hosted by gaming friends, Anthony Racano, Paul Leoncavallo and Matthew Soares. 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. We are a proud member of both The Chronic Rift and The Dice Tower networks.
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-05-06 02:52
last episode published
2018-05-28 01:48
publication frequency
21.4 days
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Ep89-Kicking Back

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

Anthony, Paul & Kevin discuss what they want to see in a gaming convention.  


Anthony, Paul & Kevin discuss how they see the Seven Deadly Sins manifested in the board gaming hobby

Ep 86-Dont Look Back In Anger

The boys take a look back at 2017 in gaming

Ep85-New Kid On The Block

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

Anthony and Kevin discuss the new publishing company Anthony teased on Twitter, Hexagram 62 Games Studio

EP83-E I E I O

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 Continent (...

EP82-Wish You Were Spiel

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

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.   Contest for $100 GC to ...

Ep80-A Little Fourplay

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 (Pandasa...

EP79-Don't Call It A Comeback

Anthony and Paul discuss several games they've played and talk about their love hate relationship with reprints. 

Ep78-The Grand Design

The CBJP crew puts their heads together to come up with their list of 50 Favorite Designers...Easy, right?

Ep77-Dont Believe The Hype

Anthony & Paul talk about hype in board games and how it positively and negatively can affect people.

EP76-I'm So Excited

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

Anthony & Paul welcome Ignacy Trzewiczek to discuss First Martians and other things going on at Portal Games

Ep74-On The Edge Of 17

The boys end the year/start the year by asking each other questions on various topics...what could go wrong?


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

Anthony and Paul are back at it interjecting their opinions into topics discussed on other podcasts

Ep71- Enter The Dargon

Anthony welcomes back Lance Myxter the Undead Viking to the co-host seat to talk about all things Tasty Minstrel Games


Matt, Paul & Anthony count down their top most anticipated games of Essen Spiel 2016

Ep69- After The Gold Rush

Anthony & Paul recap their adventures at GenCon. Games, stories and impressions (figurative & literal) 

Ep68-CONtractual Obligation

You kind of HAVE TO record a GenCon preview episode, right? Here is ours...

Ep67-Two Cents

Anthony & Paul weigh in on some topics discussed on other podcasts

Ep66-In Through The Out Door

The boys talk about what makes games enter and leave their game collections

Ep65-Faves of Fifteen

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

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

The boys are back from TotalCon and talk about what does and doesn't make a great convention experience.

Ep62-Any Questions

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!

With GenCon housing day being a disappointment for so many, Anthony & Paul discuss whether GenCon has outgrown Indianapolis or not.

Ep 60-Crystal Balls

Anthony & Paul talk about last years predictions and make some new ones for 2016

Ep59-Advent of Gaming Part 2

The flurry of games continues in Part 2 of this final episode for 2015. Happy New Year everyone!

Ep58-Advent Of Gaming Part 1

The boys bring 2015 to an end with a flurry of games in part 1 of this special year end episode. 

Ep57-$#*! Gamers Say

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

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

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

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

Anthony chats with Patrick & Katherine Lysaght of Chara Games about their co-op game Commissioned

Kick Me 002-Dark Dealings

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

Anthony hangs out and shoots the breeze with fellow podcasters Marty and Tony from Rolling Dice & Taking Names

Kick Me 001-Wombat Rescue

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

The boys discuss expanding your gaming repitoire beyond your comfort zone

Ep51-TotalCon 2015

Anthony, Matt & Paul run through all of the great games they got to play at TotalCon a couple weeks back.

Ep50- Keep It Together

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 Defense-Orleans-Theomachy-Villain Tactics.....

Ep49- Late To The Party

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 Assault-Brewcrafters-Dino Race...and m...

Ep48-Schnitzel with Noodles

Anthony & Paul talk about their favorite games of 2014 & their 2015 resolutions.

Ep47- Go Stuff Yourself

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

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!

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

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

With Matt away, Anthony invites friends Lance Myxter & Chaz Marler over to guest host. Format be damned!!