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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August 18, 2017
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Sam Healey takes a look at the new expansion for Onitama from Arcane Wonders, "Sensei's Path"!

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August 17, 2017
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Join Tom, Sam, and Zee and they discuss some games that really inhabit and utilize their themes!

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August 17, 2017
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Tom, Zee, and Sam take a look at the new bunny-themed area control card drafting game from Richard Garfield and Iello...Bunny Kingdom!

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August 17, 2017
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Sam Healey takes a look at this area majority, simultaneous action selection game from the Moliis Brothers and Queen Games!

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August 16, 2017
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Tom, Zee, and Sam take a look at the new space-themed game based on the Clank! System from Renegade Game Studios!

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August 16, 2017
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Tom, Zee, and Sam play through a game of the new Clank!...In Space!!, from Renegade Game Studios!

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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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August 15, 2017
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In this show, we are joined by Sam Healey and Zee Garcia and a host of other Dice Tower contributors to talk about board games, play in a live game show with folks from the audience, and then answer questions from the same audience. All done live at Origins Game Fair 2017!

August 12, 2017
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In this episode, Joined by a host of contributors, we hand out the Dice Tower Awards for the best games of 2016. From best small publisher game to most innovative to game of the year, join us and out network as we choose the winners! Afterwards, Sam, Tom, Zee, and Eric answer questions from the audience at Dice Tower Con 2017.

August 12, 2017
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Sam Healey takes a look at this dice-less dungeon crawl from NSKN Games!

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