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 25, 2018
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Sam takes a look at this point to point movement resource management game from Rule & Make where players are Dwarven smithys competing for the most lucrative contracts in town!

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August 24, 2018
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Tom, Zee, and Sam share their top 10 games in which the end of the game is a stand-up time of excitement!

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August 23, 2018
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Sam takes a look at this new set collection game with an "I Split, You Choose" mechanism in which you're competing to build the best quality sword, from Adam's Apple Games!!

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August 22, 2018
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Tom, Zee, and Sam take a look at this new worker placement game with variable player powers set in the Carolingian Empire, from Garphill Games!!

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August 22, 2018
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Join Sam and his host of contributors for another episode of Token Punch Lunch!!

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August 19, 2018
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Sam takes a look at this new roll and write game (kind of), designed by Elad Goldsteen, where players are adventurers out hunting dragons, from Golden Egg Games!

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August 18, 2018
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Sam takes a look at this new game system from Iello that comes with 3 different games in the box, with more games planned!

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August 17, 2018
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Join in as Tom, Sam, and Zee share their picks for best games to take on a camping trip!

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August 17, 2018
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Sam shows what you can expect to find in the new starter set of Warhammer 40K: Kill Team, from Games Workshop!

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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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