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.

All Content With Ambie Valdés

October 12, 2017
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Ambie, Cassadi, and Crystal discuss Spirit Island, First Orchard, and The 7th Continent. We talk about ethics and bias in reviewing, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "adventure."

October 11, 2017
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Join Sam Healey and his host of contributors for another installment of Throat Punch Lunch, the show that's nicer than it sounds!

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September 28, 2017
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Ambie, Cassadi, and Crystal discuss The Pyramid's Deadline, Kobayakawa, Russian Railroads, and BONK. We talk about art and graphic design in board games, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "art."

September 27, 2017
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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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Find more reviews and videos at http://www.dicetower.com

September 14, 2017
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Ambie, Cassadi, and Crystal discuss 18OE, World's Fair 1893, and the Ferengi and Cardassian expansions for Star Trek Ascendancy. We talk about board game expansions, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "expand."

September 10, 2017
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Ambie Valdes created this neat little music video with footage she took at GenCon 50...enjoy!

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September 5, 2017
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Join Zee Garcia and a varied cast of contributors as they share some great new discoveries from August, 2017.

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August 31, 2017
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Ambie, Cassadi, and Crystal discuss EXIT: The Game, Ethnos, and Dice Forge. We talk about dice in games, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "roll."

August 17, 2017
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Ambie, Cassadi, and Crystal discuss 1859, Rocky Road a la Mode, and T.I.M.E Stories: Lumen Fidei. We talk about Gen Con and GenCant, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "hype."

August 16, 2017
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Join Sam Healey and his host of contributors for Episode 28 of Throat Punch Lunch, the show that's nicer than it sounds!

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