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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December 1, 2017
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Tom, Zee, and Sam fight dragons...ummm...defeat dragons......urmm...read about possibly slaying dragons...maybe...I don't know!!!

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November 30, 2017
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Stop by and have a chat with Sam...ask him whatever you'd like, and he'll do his best to answer as many questions as he can!

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November 30, 2017
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Join Sam as he shares some of his experiences at PAX Unplugged 2017!!

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November 29, 2017
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Sam takes a look at nearly every thing (ok...he couldn't go over EVERY card) you're going to get in the newest big-box expansion for Star Wars: Imperial Assault, from Fantasy Flight Games!

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November 27, 2017
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Tom, Sam, and Zee play through Pandemic Legacy Season 2!

BGG link: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/221107/pandemic-legacy-season-2

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November 26, 2017
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Tom, Zee, and Sam take a look at this new map collection expansion for the classic Alan R. Moon game, Ticket To Ride, from Days of Wonder!

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November 26, 2017
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Sam Healey takes a look at what you're going to get in this new villain pack for Star Wars: Imperial Assault, from Fantasy Flight Games!!

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November 25, 2017
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In this show, we are recording live from PAX Unplugged 2017. We pull various people from the crowd to talk about their and our experiences, mention a few games that we've played, and hear Geoff talk about...losing?

The Live Top 10 Games That Need a Sequel is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtqmjmHZ6j4

November 25, 2017
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Sam takes a look at this new worker placement dice rolling game from designer Roberto Pestrin and CMON Ltd.!

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November 24, 2017
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Tom, Zee, and Sam take a look at this puzzle-y worker placement game with a deep sea salvaging theme, from designer Claude Lucchini and Libellud!

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