Contributor: Ambie Valdés

Boardgame Reviewer

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

April 27, 2017
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Ambie, Cassadi, and Crystal discuss 1880: China, 7 Wonders, and Bridges to Nowhere. We talk about board games on Kickstarter, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "promise."
April 26, 2017
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Join Sam Healey and his host of contributors as they present to you Episode 21 of Throat Punch Lunch, the show that's nicer than it sounds!

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April 13, 2017
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Ambie, Cassadi, and Crystal discuss Pret-a-Porter, The Phantom Society, and Roll Player. We talk about board game burnout, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "exhaust." We also announce our t-shirts!
April 5, 2017
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Join Zee Garcia and a varied cast of contributors as they share their fave new discoveries of March, 2017.

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March 30, 2017
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Ambie, Cassadi, and Crystal talk about their time at MeepleCon. We also announce our contest winners.
March 16, 2017
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Ambie, Cassadi, and Crystal discuss The Pursuit of Happiness, Cottage Garden, and Starving Artists. We talk about board game rules, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "cheat." We also announce our Patreon!
March 8, 2017
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Join Sam Healey and his host of contributors for Episode 18 of Throat Punch Lunch...the show that's nicer than it sounds!

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Find more reviews and videos at http://www.dicetower.com

March 7, 2017
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Join us for as we check out some new-to-us games!

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March 2, 2017
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Ambie, Cassadi, and Crystal discuss Witness, Suburbia, and Santorini. We talk about blitz games and Blitz Con 2017, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "grok." We also announce a contest!
February 16, 2017
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Ambie, Cassadi, and Crystal discuss Rolling Stock, Power Grid Deluxe, and Lotus. We talk about good two-player games, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "alliance."

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