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. 

All Content With Sam Healey

June 28, 2018
Posted by Rob Searing

Tom Vasel, Eric Summerer, Sam Healey, Mandi Hutchinson, Suzanne Sheldon, and Zee Garcia talk about the top 5 overrated games (in our opinion) live at Dice Tower Con 2018!

June 28, 2018
Posted by Rob Searing

Come pepper Sam with as many questions as you can, and he will do his best to answer as many of them as possible.

June 27, 2018
Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Join Sam Healey and his host of contributors for another episode of the newly named board game variety show, Token Punch Lunch!

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June 27, 2018
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Join in as KOSMOS shares a number of titles coming out this year, including Legends of Andor: Dark Heroes Exp., a reprint of Targi, a couple Exit: The Game titles, Word Slam Family, and Lost CIties: Rivals!

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June 25, 2018
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Tom, Sam, and Zee take a look at all the games we reviewed over the past week!

Big Trouble in Little China - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QPIU7lPtIA
Blue Lagoon - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xr-hfStZvfs

June 24, 2018
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Sam takes a look at this new dice-rolling, variable player power game set in the backdrop of the popular 1986 martial arts movie, designed by Chris Batarlis and Boris Polonsky, from Everything Epic Games!

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June 23, 2018
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Sam takes a look at this hand management set collection game with some pattern building thrown in there, too, designed by Eros Lin and Nightsorrow Chou, from EmperorS4 and Deep Water Games!

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June 22, 2018
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Tom, Zee, and Sam take a look at this new resource management engine building game from designer Phil Walker-Harding and CMON Limited!

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June 22, 2018
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Leder Games shows off Root at Origins 2018!

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June 22, 2018
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USAopoly shows off one of their new releases at Origins 2018, Snow White & the Seven Dwarves: A Gemstone Mining Game!

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