Contributor: Ambie Valdés

Segment Contributor

Starting with classics like Clue and D&D with her family as a child, then modern games like Dominion and Tichu with her college friends, Ambie has always had fun playing games. After graduating college, she and her boyfriend (now husband) started building up a collection and getting more into the hobby together. Now, Ambie plays a lot of games with her husband and their friends. They enjoy games that integrate the mechanics well with the theme, which is what inspired her Strategically Thematic segment for Throat Punch Lunch. Some of Ambie's favorite games are 18xx, The Resistance: Avalon, Arkwright, Dungeon Petz, Space Alert, and Tragedy Looper.

Ambie has a lot of hobbies related to board gaming. She likes singing and has been making board game song parodies since 2014. She cohosts Board Game Blitz, a podcast (and videos) devoted to concise gaming content. She also likes making things through knitting, crocheting, sewing, or painting. You can find Ambie as 'ambierona' on most social media places.

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May 16, 2018
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Tom is away and Eric's power (and trees) have been felled by a storm so Crystal calls on Mandi and Ambie to join her for this week's show!

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May 16, 2018
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Join Sam Healey and his host of contributors for another episode of Throat Punch Lunch, the show that's nicer than it sounds!

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May 10, 2018
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Ambie and Crystal discuss Dispatch by Breakout and Rising 5: Runes of Asteros. We then talk about role playing in board games, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "character."

Recent Games: 0:48
Role Playing: 11:48
Board Game Etymology - 'Character': 25:32
Outro: 27:09
Bloopers: 28:22

May 2, 2018
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Join Sam Healey and his host of contributors for another episode of Throat Punch Lunch, the show that's nicer than it sounds!

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April 26, 2018
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Ambie and Crystal discuss Anachrony and ...and then we held hands. We then talk about how people are influenced by board game media, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "epic."

Recent Games: 1:00
Board Game Media: 10:38
Board Game Etymology - 'Epic': 24:46
Outro: 25:39
Bloopers: 26:43

April 19, 2018
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**This is a re-posting to fix some audio issues in one of the show's segments...sorry for the inconvenience!!**

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April 12, 2018
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Ambie and Crystal discuss 1889 and Sunset Over Water. We then talk about what can make a game objectively bad, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "bad."

Announcement: 1:00
Recent Games: 3:09
Objectively Bad Games: 12:09
Board Game Etymology - 'Bad': 26:03
Outro: 27:23
Bloopers: 28:27

April 4, 2018
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March 29, 2018
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Ambie and Crystal discuss The Mind, Dinosaur Island, Arkham Horror: The Card Game, Island Hopper, and High Society. We then talk about games that are from other cultures, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "love."

Announcement: 0:40
Recent Games: 1:45
Gaming Around the World: 12:02
Board Game Etymology - 'Foreign': 23:54
Outro: 25:17
Bloopers: 26:21

March 21, 2018
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Join Sam Healey and his host of contributors for another episode of Throat Punch Lunch, the show that's nicer than it sounds!!

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