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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June 6, 2018
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Sam and Aedan take a look at this dice-rolling game designed by Reiner Knizia, from Tactic!

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June 3, 2018
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Tom, Sam, and Zee take a look at the newest game in the Manhattan Project family from designer Brandon Tibbetts and Minion Games, Minutes to Midnight!!

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June 2, 2018
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Tom, Sam, and Zee take a look at this new dice rolling, card drafting, variable player powers game by designers Matthew Dunstan and Chris Marling, from Tasty Minstrel Games!

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June 1, 2018
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Sam continues his struggle against The Internet in the Khalkhin-Gol campaign for Memoir '44, designed by Richard Borg, from Days of Wonder! This scenario is the "Attack on the Soviet Outpost".

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June 1, 2018
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Tom, Zee, and Sam take a look at this new tableau building game from designer John D. Clair and AEG!!

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May 31, 2018
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Tom, Sam, and Zee take a look at this new hand management, set collection game designed by Rüdiger Dorn, from Queen Games!

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May 30, 2018
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Join Sam Healey and his host of contributors for another episode of Throat Punch Lunch (soon to be under a new name), the show that's nicer than it sounds!

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May 30, 2018
Posted by Rob Searing

Sam and Vernon go head-to-head in the new Drop Zone Demo Kit #1 for Heroes of Black Reach, from Games Workshop and Devil Pig Games!...AND...depending on how long HoBR goes, we may sneak in some other 2-player games, too!

May 30, 2018
Posted by Rob Searing

Come pepper Sam with questions, and he will do the best that he can to answer them, but the over-arching theme of the hour will be, "How much is too much?"

May 27, 2018
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Sam takes a look at what comes in the Fleet Troopers Unit Expansion for Star Wars Legion, from Fantasy Flight Games!

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