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

April 7, 2018
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Tom and Sam take a look at this new 2-player grid movement hand management game designed by Colby Dauch, J. Arthur Ellis, and Andrea Mezzotero, from Plaid Hat Games!

**This is a re-posting of an erroneous video...sorry, folks!**

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April 7, 2018
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Sam takes a look at this new hand management deck construction game for 2 players from Awaken Realms, designed by Marcin Świerkot.

*This game is available through the publisher's website:
http://www.siegestorm.com/

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April 6, 2018
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Sam takes a look at the Industrial Terrain Set and the 4x4 Double-Sided Battlemat with the Quarantine and Wastelands prints from Gamemat.eu!!

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April 5, 2018
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Sam continues to challenge you, The Internet, in the Memoir '44 Khalkhin-Gol Campaign between Soviet and Japanese forces during World War 2. In this episode, the battle of Bain Tsagan Heights takes center stage.

April 5, 2018
Posted by Rob Searing

Come ask Sam as many questions as you'd like, and he'll answer as many of them as possible...AND take part in a over-arching discussion concerning competition or camaraderie: which is more conducive to a healthy hobby (and/or workplace)?

April 5, 2018
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Tom, Sam, and Zee discuss their favorite sci-fi games set in space!

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April 4, 2018
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Tom, Sam, and Zee take a look at a new deck-building game for 2-4 players from Stone Blade Entertainment and Ultra PRO, designed by Gary Arant and Justin Gary!

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April 4, 2018
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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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April 3, 2018
Posted by Rob Searing

Sam continues the Khalkhin-Gol campaign for Memoir '44 against The Internet!! This episode is the Battle for Kawatama Bridge!

April 1, 2018
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Sam takes a look at this memory pattern recognition game from designers Sheyla Bonnick and Maureen Hiron, and Game Factory!

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