Contributor: Sam Healey

Reviewer, Segment Contributor

I was born in San Antonio, Texas, in May 1974.  My father was an officer in the US Air Force, so the family did a lot of moving around, including a 4-year tour in Bitburg, Germany (I envy Morritz for the virtual paradise in which he lives…).  I graduated from high school in 1992, and from college in 2001, with a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies, with a minor in Speech.  I met my wife, Dulcy, at college, and we were married in 1997.  We have 3 sons (Michael, David, and Aedan), and 1 daughter (Katherine).  We lived in South Korea, as a missionary family; first, as ESL teachers in Gunsan and Iksan for 2 years, and then with the Network of International Christian Schools (NICS),  where I taught basic computer skills to grades K-12, and Speech/Debate to grades 9-12 for 5 more years.  We then moved to Martinez, California, where I served one year as an Assistant Pastor at Bethany Baptist Church. From there, we found what will hopefully be our settlement in Homestead, Florida, where I have spent the last five years teaching HS Bible and HS Speech/Debate at Colonial Christian School, a ministry of South Dade Baptist Church, where I also serve as the Youth Pastor.  Beginning in June 2015, I’m to join the Dice Tower team in a full-time capacity.  I look forward to the opportunities and challenges that this new endeavor presents. 

I have always enjoyed playing games of different varieties.  I like dexterity games, but they bore me after a while.  Eurogames are usually fun, but sometimes seem to sacrifice common sense for the sake of the game in their rules.  Wargames are also fun to me, but can be somewhat tedious, and one can get bogged down in trying to understand the rules rather than enjoying the game.  Cooperative games are rapidly becoming my favorite pass-time.  I simply enjoy the camaraderie, and the sense of accomplishment the group can experience at the end of the game, having won or lost, together.  So, truly, I usually am happy to play whatever game is the chosen flavor of the day.  I just love the social interactivity that board games represent.

Thanks for taking the time to listen to our show, and I hope that we can continue to entertain and inform you in the future. 

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June 25, 2017
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Tom, Zee, and Sam take a look at this new release from IELLO!

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June 24, 2017
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Tom, Zee, and Sam take a look at this new game in the Dice Tower Essentials Line, from Arcane Wonders!

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June 24, 2017
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Sam takes a look at this trick-taking gaming with a good number of twists and variable player powers, from WizKids!

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June 23, 2017
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Tom Vasel, Zee Garcia, and Sam Healey take a look at this deck-building racing game from Ravensberger that has recently been nominated for the 2017 Spiel des Jahres.

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June 23, 2017
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Sam Healey takes a look at this two-player hand management, simultaneous action selection card game from V3G!

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June 22, 2017
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Tom Vasel, Zee Garcia, and Sam Healey discuss the 2017 Spiel des Jahres Nominees, and field a few questions in this live edition of BackTalk!

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June 22, 2017
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Sam Healey takes a look at this set for the Timeline family of games from Esdevium Games and Asmodee!

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June 18, 2017
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Sam Healey takes a look at this abstract strategy game with an economy about growing and harvesting trees, from Blue Orange Games!

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June 9, 2017
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Sam Healey takes you along on his day trip to Nottingham while in England for the UKGE...last stop, Games Workshop for a peek at Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire!!!

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June 9, 2017
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Sam Healey takes you along on his day trip to Nottingham while in England for the UKGE...first stop, a board game cafe called The Dice Cup!

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