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 21, 2017
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Tom, Sam, and Zee learn to play A Column of Fire, next game in the trilogy started with Pillars of the Earth

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December 21, 2017
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Tom, Zee, and Sam share their Top 10 pop-culture related things from 2017, from video games to tv shows to movies, and anything in between...but mostly movies.

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December 20, 2017
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Sam takes a look at this lip-reading party game from Hasbro with the help of a special guest, Zee Garcia.

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December 19, 2017
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Tom, Sam, and Zee delve once again into the world of Dragonholt. Will we find adventure? love? a dragon? Who knows?

(THERE WILL BE SPOILERS)

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December 19, 2017
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Tom, Zee, and Sam take a look at the newest edition of Sid Meier's Civilization from Fantasy Flight Games, A New Dawn!!

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December 17, 2017
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Sam shares his Top 10 Games of 2017 that he chose to disclude from the other list that he did with Zee and Tom, because they were reprints/sequels/new editions.

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December 16, 2017
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In this show, we are joined by Mandi, Suz, Sam, Zee, and Jason for our second annual Dice Tower Cruise Live Show!

We spend time talking about recently played games that we each have enjoyed, and answer some really great questions from the crowd.

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December 16, 2017
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Sam Healey takes a look at the Asian-themed abstract strategy game from designers Dox Lucchin and Pedro Latro, and Thundergryph Games!

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December 15, 2017
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Sam takes a look at this new worker placement game from Renegade Game Studios and designer Daniel Fremgen!!

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December 14, 2017
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Tom, Sam, and Zee play this space game in which you draft dice, fly ships, and...get points through a myriad of ways. See if Sam and Zee like it as much as Tom?

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