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

January 5, 2018
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Tom, Sam, and Zee chat about what upcoming games they're excited to check out!

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January 5, 2018
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Sam, along with his youngest son, Aedan, takes a look at this memory set collection game from Strawberry Studios!!

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January 4, 2018
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Sam takes a look at this battle card-driven war game set in the Viking invasion of England, from Academy Games!!

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January 4, 2018
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Tom, Sam, and Zee take your questions live, and fifteen minutes in we launch our annual Kickstarter!

Kickstarter here!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tomvasel/the-dice-tower-2018

January 4, 2018
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Sam takes a look at this grid movement take-that game from Great Wight Games in which you're trying to get all your islanders to safety!!

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January 2, 2018
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Tom, Zee, and Sam take a look at the new Michael Rieneck design set in Ken Follett's Kingsbridge series of books, A Column of Fire...from Kosmos!

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December 31, 2017
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Sam takes a look at the newest installment in the C&C family of games, Commands & Colors Tricorne: The American Revolution, from designer Richard Borg and Compass Games!!

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December 30, 2017
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Sam takes a look at this card shedding game which involves clever use of mathematics to get rid of your cards from designer Park Tae Woo and Korea Board Games!

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December 29, 2017
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Tom, Zee, Derek, and Sam continue showing off their lack of adventuring prowess (let's face it...that's no secret now), with the guidance of dungeon-master, Justin Jacobson, using the Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition ruleset!!

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December 29, 2017
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Tom, Zee, Derek, and Sam show off their adventuring prowess, or lack thereof, with the guidance of dungeon-master, Justin Jacobson, using the Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition ruleset!!

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