Contributor: Ambie Valdés
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.
All Content With Ambie Valdés
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
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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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
No Bloopers: 25:51
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
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."
Recent Games: 1:42
Intellectual Property: 12:36
Board Game Etymology - 'Box': 29:29
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