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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May 24, 2018
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Sam and Aedan take a look at this set collection card drafting game designed by John Hex Carter and Mat Nicholson, from Quick Simple Fun Games!!

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May 24, 2018
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Sam continues his struggle against The Internet in the Khalkhin-Gol Campaign for Memoir '44 from designer Richard Borg and Days of Wonder!!

May 23, 2018
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Sam and Aedan take a look at this pattern building abstract strategy game from Think Fun!!

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May 20, 2018
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Sam shows you what you'll get in the new Snowtroopers Unit Expansion box for Star Wars Legion, from Fantasy Flight Games!!

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May 19, 2018
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Sam sits down with Eric M. Lang, the now full-time Game Director for CMON Ltd.

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May 18, 2018
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Sam contiunes his struggle against The Internet in the Memoir '44 Khalkhin-Gol Campaign, Scenario 5: The Halha River Shelling!! Come check it out!

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May 18, 2018
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Sam and co-designer Michael Shinall talk about and play-through a (edited) round of A Song of Ice & Fire coming later this year from CMON Ltd.!

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May 17, 2018
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Sam takes a 2nd look at a game he was initially shown at The Gathering of Friends 2018, Gizmos!

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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 14, 2018
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Follow Sam around a bit on his last day at CMON Expo 2018!

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