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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June 20, 2015
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Sam takes a look at the Overlord expansion for Memoir '44

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June 19, 2015
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Tom Vasel and Sam Healey are joined by Zee Garcia as they take a look at this new board game from Blue Orange Games

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June 19, 2015
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Tom Vasel and Sam Healey take a look at this Catalyst game based on the Duke

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June 19, 2015
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Tom Vasel and Sam Healey take a look at this dungeon crawl style game

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June 18, 2015
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Join Zee Garcia and company on episode 9 of Board Game Blender!

Show Notes:

0:00 Intro
2:23 Bored Online? Board Offline!
6:23 The Suzanne Plan
10:29 The Quirky Game
14:21 Corner Chat
19:01 Gaming with Others (by The Nerdy Girl)
21:28 Under The Radar
25:21 Retro Board Game Corner
29:32 Board of Education (with Tiff)

June 18, 2015
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Sam takes a look at Memoir '44's terrain expansion

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June 13, 2015
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Sam takes a look at this classic world war two war game

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June 13, 2015
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Sam takes a look at this family game about surviving a volcano

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June 13, 2015
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Sam takes a look at this themed version of the dice version of Bang!

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June 11, 2015
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Tom Vasel, Sam Healey, and Zee Garcia each list ten games that they seem to have a hard time finding opponents for

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