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

October 3, 2018
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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

September 6, 2018
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Ambie goes over what 18xx board games are and why she likes them in this introductory video to her 18xx series.

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August 30, 2018
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Ambie and Crystal discuss Miraris and Pikoko. We then talk about intellectual property in board games, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "box."

Announcements: 1:13
Recent Games: 1:42
Intellectual Property: 12:36
Board Game Etymology - 'Box': 29:29
Outro: 31:22
Bloopers: 32:26

August 16, 2018
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Ambie and Crystal discuss Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Jack the Ripper & West End Adventures and King of Tokyo. We then talk about games we love in genres we hate, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "anomaly." Announcements: 0:49 Recent Games: 1:38 Games We Love in Genres We Hate: 10:59 Board Game Etymology - 'Anomaly': 28:29 Outro: 29:25 Bloopers: 30:47
August 2, 2018
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Ambie and Crystal discuss 1849: The Game of Sicilian Railways and Pandemic Legacy: Season 2. We then talk about games that everyone seems to like except us, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "like."

Recent Games: 0:45
Unpopular Opinions: 10:30
Board Game Etymology - 'Like': 29:33
Outro: 30:55
Bloopers: 32:08

July 25, 2018
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Join Sam Healey and his host of contributors for another episode of Token Punch Lunch!!

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