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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January 16, 2017
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Tom and crew take a look at the review of the week!

January 15, 2017
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Sam Healey takes a look at some of the miniature terrain sets from Epix Haven!!

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January 14, 2017
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Sam Healey takes a look at the tank expansion for The Great War from Richard Borg and PSC Games!

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January 11, 2017
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Join Sam Healey and his host of contributors for episode 14 of Throat Punch Lunch!! We've got segments for Eurogamers, Solo Gamers, and MORE!

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January 11, 2017
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Tom Vasel, Sam Healey, and Zee Garcia take a look at this new deck-building game with player interaction from Lucky Duck Games!

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January 10, 2017
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Sam Healey takes a look at the skirmish playmats for Star Wars: Imperial Assault from Fantasy Flight Games!

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January 9, 2017
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Here are the Dice Tower Reviews from the past week!

January 8, 2017
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Sam Healey takes a look at this hand-management worker placement pirate-themed card game from u.playit edizions!!

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January 7, 2017
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Tom Vasel, Zee Garcia, and Sam Healey think back on various movies and TV Shows from 2016!!

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January 7, 2017
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Join us as we briefly discuss the best new games we each played in the month of December, 2016.

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