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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April 26, 2017
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Join Sam Healey and his host of contributors as they present to you Episode 21 of Throat Punch Lunch, the show that's nicer than it sounds!

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April 23, 2017
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Rob Oren and Sam Healey continue painting their Guild Ball teams: Denver Broncos-themed Butcher's Guild and Pittsburgh Steelers-themed Fisherman's Guild

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April 22, 2017
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Tom Vasel, Zee Garcia, and Sam Healey discuss the highlights of their recent trip to the Gathering of Friends 2017!

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April 22, 2017
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Sam Healey take a look at this pattern building poker variant from R&R Games!

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April 21, 2017
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Tom Vasel, Zee Garcia, and Sam Healey review Yamataï, a new route/network building game from Days of Wonder!

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April 21, 2017
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Sam Healey takes a look at this hand management game from Blue Orange Games!

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April 20, 2017
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Sam Healey takes a look at this small set collection, hand management game with a touch of take that in it, from HUCH! & friends!

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April 19, 2017
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Sam Healey shows you around some the things he did at the Gathering of Friends 2017!

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April 16, 2017
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Sam Healey takes a look at the rest of the "extras" that are available for Slaughterball, from Frog the What Games!

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April 14, 2017
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Sam Healey shares his Top 10 Worker Placement Games!

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