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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January 21, 2015
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Tom Vasel and Sam Healey go head to head in Memoir '44. Who will be victorious!

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January 10, 2015
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Tom Vasel and Sam Healey take a look at this time traveling game

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January 9, 2015
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Tom Vasel and Sam Healey examine this

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January 9, 2015
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Tom Vasel and Sam Healey take a look at this board game from Red Raven Games

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January 8, 2015
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Tom Vasel and Sam Healey take a look at this dice rolling space game

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December 25, 2014
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Tom Vasel, Sam Healey, and Zee Garcia tell you our favorite games from 2014. Oh, and Merry Christmas!!

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December 24, 2014
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Tom Vasel, Sam Healey, and Zee Garcia take a look at the year 2014 from a board game perspective

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December 15, 2014
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Tom, Zee, Sam and friends all get together to play games for 18 hours. This is crazy, right?


Nick's live feed here of the board:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtF89vDNNzA

Games played
0:45 - Time's Up: Title Recall
1:02:27 - Pandemic: the Cure
1:53:16 - Spyfall
2:52:07 - Cosmic Encounter

December 15, 2014
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Tom, Zee, Sam and friends all get together to play games for 18-24 hours. This is crazy, right?

Time: 12 PM - 6 AM

Games played
0:25 - Kobayahawa
26:15 - Smarty Party
1:25:00 - Xia
2:47:30 - Jerk
3:01:52 - Spyfall
3:42:20 - Arcadia Quest
4:51:32 - Manilla


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December 11, 2014
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Tom Vasel, Sam Healey, and Zee Garcia take a look at some of their favorite stories and games that they've been part of.

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