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

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

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 25, 2018
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Ambie, Crystal, and Cassadi discuss Legacy of Dragonholt, Azul, and Welcome To.... We then talk about board game charities.

Recent Games: 1:29
Board Game Charities: 12:28
Outro: 27:00
Bloopers: 28:05

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 11, 2018
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Ambie and Crystal discuss The Enigma Emporium Presents: Wish You Were Here and the Stockpile app. We then talk about unique victory conditions, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "unique."

Recent Games: 0:47
Unique Victory: 13:28
Board Game Etymology - 'Unique': 25:58
Outro: 26:51
Bloopers: 28:04

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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