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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November 10, 2017
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Sam Healey takes a look at this hand management card game from designer Hegedüs Csaba and A-Games!!

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November 9, 2017
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Tom, Zee, Sam, and Rich play-through a game of Small World as they learn the new expansion for it released at Essen, Sky Islands!!

And yes, we realize that the "winner" didn't really win because of everyone reading a power wrong. But we decided to declare them winner anyway!

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November 9, 2017
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Sam Healey takes a look at this new hand management, grid movement game with variable player powers from designer Wei-Min Ling and Emperor S4 Games!!

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November 9, 2017
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Tom, Zee, and Sam light-heartedly entertain the question of whether or not online board games and/or apps should count in determining that you've played a "board" game.

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November 8, 2017
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Tom, Zee, and Sam play-through learning game of Otys, a new Essen release from Libellud and Pearl Games!

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November 8, 2017
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Join Sam Healey and his host of contributors for the next episode of Throat Punch Lunch, the show that's nicer than it sounds!

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November 8, 2017
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Tom, Zee, and Sam take a look at this new abstract strategy game seemingly inspired by the computer version of mah-jong, from Horrible Games!

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November 8, 2017
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Join Sam Healey for about an hour of chit-chatting where you ask the questions and he does the best he can to answer them.

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November 7, 2017
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Tom, Zee, and Sam play the newest version of Ticket to Ride live!

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November 7, 2017
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Tom, Zee, and Sam take a *SPOILER-IFIC* look at the new worker placement legacy game from Stonemaier Games, Charterstone!!

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