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. 

All Content With Sam Healey

May 4, 2015
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Tom Vasel, Sam Healey, and Zee Garcia take a look at their ten favorite video games.

(This is a bonus Top Ten list.)

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April 30, 2015
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Tom Vasel, Sam Healey, and Zee Garcia take a look at ten games that we think are great to teach to people new to the hobby.

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April 23, 2015
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Join Zee Garcia and company on episode 5 of Board Game Blender!

Show Notes:

0:00 Intro
1:56 The Suzanne Plan
4:55 Bored Online? Board Offline!
8:38 Under The Radar
12:57 Corner Chat: Ignacy Trzewiczek
18:06 Maggibot
21:04 Real Talk with Sam
25:00 Grizzly Gaming
28:20 Designer Spotlight
30:32 The Quirky Game
36:00 Board of Education

April 10, 2015
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Tom Vasel, Sam Healey, and Zee Garcia take a look at ten games we enjoy, but still cause us stress

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April 9, 2015
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Join Zee Garcia and company on episode 4 of Board Game Blender!

Show Notes:

0:00 Intro/Old & New Editions
3:04 The Randy Zone
7:19 Retro Board Game Corner
9:45 Maggibot
12:50 Special Guest: Pierô
20:41 Real Talk with Sam
24:23 Designer Spotlight
26:37 Under The Radar
30:01 The Suzanne Plan
33:04 Board of Education

April 3, 2015
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Tom Vasel and Sam Healey take a look at this ship combat game set in the Star Wars universe

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April 2, 2015
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Tom Vasel, Sam Healey, and Zee Garcia take a look at ten board games that are hilarious!

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April 2, 2015
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Join Tom Vasel and Sam Healey for a live playing of Imperial Assault Tactical Skirmish

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March 31, 2015
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Well, we wanted to do something special for episode 400, so we invited in FOUR co-hosts!  Sam Healey, Zee Garcia, Geoff Englestein, and Stephen Buonocore join us as we talk about some recently played games, and what's in store for us in the future.  But wait, there's more!

March 26, 2015
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Join Zee Garcia and company on episode 3 of Board Game Blender!

Show Notes:

0:00 Intro

1:01 The Suzanne Plan

4:27 MAGGIBOT

7:35 Board Games Meet...

9:33 Bored Online? Board Offline!

13:30 Real Talk

17:03 Board of Education

21:24 Designer Spotlight

23:05 The Quirky Game

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