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

July 21, 2018
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Follow along in the adventures of Ambie Valdés and Crystal Pisano as they chronicle their days at Dice Tower Con 2018!!

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July 19, 2018
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Ambie and Crystal discuss the fun time they had playing games and meeting people at Dice Tower Con 2018!

Announcements: 0:44
Dice Tower Con: 4:49
Outro: 30:13
Bloopers: 31:26

July 5, 2018
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Ambie and Crystal discuss 1834, Southern Pacific, Ganz schön clever, and Near and Far: Amber Mines. We then talk about Kickstarter board games, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "turn."

Announcements: 0:55
Recent Games: 3:26
Kickstarter: 16:00
Board Game Etymology - 'Turn': 29:07
Outro: 30:09
Bloopers: 31:13

June 27, 2018
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Join Sam Healey and his host of contributors for another episode of the newly named board game variety show, Token Punch Lunch!

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June 21, 2018
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Ambie and Crystal discuss Container and Istanbul: The Dice Game. We then talk about gaming as an introvert or extrovert, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "crowd."

Announcements: 0:48
Recent Games: 4:46
Personalities: 14:28
Board Game Etymology - 'Crowd': 28:57
Outro: 30:14
Bloopers: 31:18

June 20, 2018
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Join Sam and his host of contributors for the inaugural episode of Token Punch Lunch, the show that's slightly nicer than it used to sound!

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June 7, 2018
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Ambie and Crystal discuss Sidereal Confluence, Unfinished Case of Holmes, and Noch Mal!. We then talk about games with unique sensory mechanisms, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "sense."

Announcements: 0:44
Recent Games: 2:53
Unique Sense Mechanisms: 14:44
Board Game Etymology - 'Sense': 27:42
Outro: 28:42
Bloopers: 29:47

May 24, 2018
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Ambie and Crystal discuss Tokyo Highway and Legacy of Dragonholt. We then talk about lists and why people like them, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "list."

Announcements: 0:47
Recent Games: 2:20
Lists: 11:21
Board Game Etymology - 'List': 25:31
Outro: 26:50
Bloopers: 28:02

May 16, 2018
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Tom is away and Eric's power (and trees) have been felled by a storm so Crystal calls on Mandi and Ambie to join her for this week's show!

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

May 16, 2018
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Join Sam Healey and his host of contributors for another episode of Throat Punch Lunch, the show that's nicer than it sounds!

Check out the greatest convention on earth - Dice Tower Con!
www.dicetowercon.com

Buy great games at http://www.coolstuffinc.com

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