Contributor: Ambie Valdés

Segment Contributor

Starting with classics like Clue and D&D with her family as a child, then modern games like Dominion and Tichu with her college friends, Ambie has always had fun playing games. After graduating college, she and her boyfriend (now husband) started building up a collection and getting more into the hobby together. Now, Ambie plays a lot of games with her husband and their friends. They enjoy games that integrate the mechanics well with the theme, which is what inspired her Strategically Thematic segment for Throat Punch Lunch. Some of Ambie's favorite games are 18xx, The Resistance: Avalon, Arkwright, Dungeon Petz, Space Alert, and Tragedy Looper.

Ambie has a lot of hobbies related to board gaming. She likes singing and has been making board game song parodies since 2014. She cohosts Board Game Blitz, a podcast (and videos) devoted to concise gaming content. She also likes making things through knitting, crocheting, sewing, or painting. You can find Ambie as 'ambierona' on most social media places.
You can contact Ambie at ambie@dicetower.com.

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November 14, 2018
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Join Sam Healey and his host of contributors for another episode of Token Punch Lunch!!

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October 28, 2018
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Special guest Ambie joins Crystal for her monthly Q&A. We'll be answering questions about board games or whatever random topics the chat wants to ask us about. Stack up some pancakes, pour yourself some fresh orange juice, and join us!

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October 17, 2018
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Join Sam and his host of contributors for another episode of Token Punch Lunch!!

Check out the friendliest conventions on Earth!
Dice Tower Con! - www.dicetowercon.com (July 3-7, 2019)
Dice Tower West! - www.dicetowerwest.com (March 6-10, 2019)

October 14, 2018
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Ambie goes over different ways you can acquire 18xx games in this video in her 18xx series.

All-Aboard Games: http://www.all-aboardgames.com/
Goldes Spike Games: http://www.goldenspikegames.com/
BoardGameGeek: https://boardgamegeek.com/

October 4, 2018
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Ambie goes over some tips for speeding up play in this video in her 18xx series.

18xx with Ambie (playlist): https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOlRvTbmD6tJCzjOr2XGEwFMll79J58zv

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October 3, 2018
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Join Sam and his host of contributors for another episode of Token Punch Lunch!!

Check out the friendliest conventions on Earth!
Dice Tower Con! - www.dicetowercon.com (July 3-7, 2019)
Dice Tower West! - www.dicetowerwest.com (March 6-10, 2019)

September 27, 2018
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Ambie and Crystal discuss Gloomhaven and Tiny Epic Zombies. We then talk about teaching board games, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "teach."

Recent Games: 0:47
Teaching Games: 13:38
Board Game Etymology - 'Teach': 28:54
Outro: 31:33
Bloopers: 32:55

September 25, 2018
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Ambie goes over some accessories that are useful for playing 18xx games in this video in her 18xx series.

18xx with Ambie (playlist): https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOlRvTbmD6tJCzjOr2XGEwFMll79J58zv

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September 13, 2018
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Ambie and Crystal discuss Villainous and Sprawlopolis. We then talk about board games involving water, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "flood."

Recent Games: 1:00
Watery Games: 13:07
Board Game Etymology - 'Flood': 23:25
Outro: 24:47
No Bloopers: 25:51

September 11, 2018
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Ambie goes over which 18xx board games are good ones to start with in this video in her 18xx series.

1830: Railways & Robber Barons: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/421/1830-railways-robber-barons

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