Contributor: Sam Healey

Reviewer, Segment Contributor

I was born in San Antonio, Texas, in May 1974.  My father was an officer in the US Air Force, so the family did a lot of moving around, including a 4-year tour in Bitburg, Germany (I envy Morritz for the virtual paradise in which he lives…).  I graduated from high school in 1992, and from college in 2001, with a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies, with a minor in Speech.  I met my wife, Dulcy, at college, and we were married in 1997.  We have 3 sons (Michael, David, and Aedan), and 1 daughter (Katherine).  We lived in South Korea, as a missionary family; first, as ESL teachers in Gunsan and Iksan for 2 years, and then with the Network of International Christian Schools (NICS),  where I taught basic computer skills to grades K-12, and Speech/Debate to grades 9-12 for 5 more years.  We then moved to Martinez, California, where I served one year as an Assistant Pastor at Bethany Baptist Church. From there, we found what will hopefully be our settlement in Homestead, Florida, where I have spent the last five years teaching HS Bible and HS Speech/Debate at Colonial Christian School, a ministry of South Dade Baptist Church, where I also serve as the Youth Pastor.  Beginning in June 2015, I’m to join the Dice Tower team in a full-time capacity.  I look forward to the opportunities and challenges that this new endeavor presents. 

I have always enjoyed playing games of different varieties.  I like dexterity games, but they bore me after a while.  Eurogames are usually fun, but sometimes seem to sacrifice common sense for the sake of the game in their rules.  Wargames are also fun to me, but can be somewhat tedious, and one can get bogged down in trying to understand the rules rather than enjoying the game.  Cooperative games are rapidly becoming my favorite pass-time.  I simply enjoy the camaraderie, and the sense of accomplishment the group can experience at the end of the game, having won or lost, together.  So, truly, I usually am happy to play whatever game is the chosen flavor of the day.  I just love the social interactivity that board games represent.

Thanks for taking the time to listen to our show, and I hope that we can continue to entertain and inform you in the future. 

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August 17, 2018
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Tom, Sam, and Zee play through Victorian Masterminds, an upcoming CMON game from celebrated designers Antoine Bauza and Eric M. Lang.

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August 16, 2018
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Join Sam & Vernon for a live painting session of the work they're doing with A Song of Ice and Fire, from CMON Ltd. Feel free to ask questions and interact as much or as little as you'd like!

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August 15, 2018
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Come ask Sam as many questions as you'd like, and he will answer as many of them as he can! The over-arching theme for this session is: "To Mini, or Too Many...THAT is the Question!"

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August 15, 2018
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Sam shows you what comes in the expansion for Tsukuyumi: Full Moon Down, and tries a fix for the standee problem he mentioned in his review of the base game!

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August 12, 2018
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Sam shares his first (or second) impressions on 5 games that he demoed at GenCon 2018 this year!!

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August 11, 2018
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Sam takes a look at this competitive area control, asymmetric player powers game designed by Felix Mertikat, from King Racoon Games!!

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August 10, 2018
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Sam and Tom test the new Warhammer Age of Sigmar Champions Trading Card Game from Play Fusion!

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August 10, 2018
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Sam and Tom try out the new Dicemasters, set in the Warhammer 40K universe!

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August 10, 2018
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Sam takes a look at this new set collection, dice rolling, push your luck game designed by Michael & Lisa Eskue, from Gamewright!!

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August 10, 2018
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Tom and Sam play a live match of Keyforge, an upcoming Richard Garfield game from Fantasy Flight

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