Contributor: Sam Healey

Boardgame Reviewer / Video Editor

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 23, 2019
Posted by Rob Searing

Tom, Zee, and Sam share their top ten favorite exploration games!

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May 22, 2019
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Join Tom, Zee, and Sam as they host another episode of Crowd Surfing, a show devoted to the crowdfunding niche of the board game hobby!

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May 19, 2019
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Sam takes a look at this hand management take that game from Ninja Division!

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May 18, 2019
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Sam shares his ten favorite Days of Wonder games...check it out!

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May 17, 2019
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Sam gives his first impressions of Grifters: Nexus from Indie Boards & Cards, and Zombicide: Invader from CMON Ltd.!

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May 17, 2019
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Join the fellas in the studio as they announce the Dice Tower Awards Nominees for 2018!!

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May 16, 2019
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Sam takes a look at this grid movement abstract strategy game designed by Hegedús Csaba, from A-Games!

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May 16, 2019
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Join, Tom, Zee, and Sam as they share their top ten games where they like (or don't mind) playing the bad guy!

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May 15, 2019
Posted by Rob Searing

Join hosts, Tom, Zee, and Sam as they discuss Board Game Geek in a thought-provoking way...yeah, that's the ticket...kinda!

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May 12, 2019
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Sam takes a look at this dice rolling, variable player power modular board pick-up and deliver game designed by Corey Konieczka and Tony Fanchi, from Fantasy Flight Games!

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