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.

All Content With Ambie Valdés

January 3, 2019
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Ambie and Crystal discuss Go Away Monster and Catch the Moon. We then talk about our top 5 silly games!

Recent Games: 0:36
Top 5 Silly Games: 6:19
Outro: 33:59
Bloopers: 35:04

December 20, 2018
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Ambie and Crystal discuss Tragedy Looper and Trapwords. We then talk about ways to make a welcoming game environment, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word 'welcome.'

Announcements: 0:45
Recent Games: 2:16
Welcoming Game Environment: 14:30
Board Game Etymology - 'Welcome': 28:21
Outro: 29:31
Bloopers: 30:43

December 18, 2018
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Ambie talks about ways to find a gaming group and ways to play 18xx games online in this video in her 18xx series.

Links:
Board18: http://board18.org/
Rails: http://rails.sourceforge.net/
rr18xx: http://www.rr18xx.com/

December 6, 2018
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Ambie and Crystal discuss Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game and Fireball Island: The Curse of Vul-Kar. We then talk about comfort games, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word 'familiar.'

Announcements: 0:45
Recent Games: 3:06
Comfort Games: 14:05
Board Game Etymology - 'Familiar': 25:01
Outro: 26:24
Bloopers: 27:37

December 2, 2018
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Ambie and Crystal vlog their adventures at BGG.CON 2018!

Part 1 here: https://youtu.be/vWSKbA4M91Q

Day 2 (Thursday): 0:12
--18Chesapeake: 0:13
--Pecan Lodge: 1:10
--Exhibitor Hall: 2:43
--Rail Pass: 3:04
--Just One: 4:21
--Fireball Island: 6:04
--Men at Work: 7:01
--War of the Ring: 8:10

December 2, 2018
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Ambie and Crystal vlog their adventures at BGG.CON 2018!

Part 2 here: https://youtu.be/8uO7pcoEAP4

Day 0 (Tuesday): 0:12
--Tacomex Las Colinas: 0:13
Day 1 (Wednesday): 0:45
--Registration: 0:46
--Library: 4:13
--Exhibitor Hall: 5:09
--Marble Bobsleigh: 7:08
--Hot Games Section: 8:42

November 28, 2018
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Join Sam Healey and his host of contributors for another, albeit truncated, 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)

November 22, 2018
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In this special episode, Ambie and Crystal recorded together for the first time ever! We talk about our time at BGG.CON.

BGG.CON Recap: 0:28
Outro: 38:53

November 14, 2018
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Join Sam Healey 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)

November 8, 2018
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Ambie and Crystal discuss Cryptid, Hansa Teutonica, and Illusion. We then talk about our top 10 convention board games.

Announcements: 0:43
Recent Games: 2:30
Top 10 Convention Games: 12:27
Outro: 32:28
Bloopers: 33:33

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