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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September 28, 2018
Posted by Rob Searing

We kick off our 2018 edition of the Top 100, including not only our choices but also the people's top 100 picks!

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September 27, 2018
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Join Sam and Vernon for a live session of the new Warhammer Underworlds: Nightvault, from Games Workshop!!

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September 27, 2018
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Join Sam & Vernon for an informal time of answering questions and painting some minis from CMON's A Song of Ice and Fire!

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September 26, 2018
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Sam takes a look at this pick up and deliver fishing game designed by Hisashi Hayashi, from Eagle-Gryphon Games!!

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September 23, 2018
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Sam takes a look at this new social deduction game set in the colonial Revolutionary War designed by Tom Butler, from Green Feet Games!

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September 22, 2018
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Sam takes a look at the new Warhammer Underworlds core set from Games Workshop, Nightvault!!!

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September 21, 2018
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Sam takes a look at this simultaneous action selection set collection card game with bright colors and lots of geometric shapes

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September 20, 2018
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Sam takes a look at this self-published push-your-luck filler game from designer Stephen Betts.

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September 19, 2018
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Join Sam and his host of contributors for another installment of Token Punch Lunch!!

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September 18, 2018
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In this paid playthrough, Tom, Sam, and Zee sit down with designer John Clowdus to learn and play Mezo, an upcoming miniature-driven area control game from Kolossal Games!

BGG: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/243797/mezo

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