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

March 31, 2011
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March 29, 2011
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Tom Vasel and Sam Healey review Hotel Samoa

To buy the game, go to http://tinyurl.com/hotelsamoa

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March 28, 2011
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Tom Vasel and Sam Healey review Gosu

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March 28, 2011
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Tom Vasel and Sam Healey review Fresco

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March 27, 2011
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Tom Vasel and Sam Healey review Founding Fathers from Jolly Roger Games

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March 24, 2011
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Tom Vasel and Sam Healey review Conquest of Planet Earth from Flying Frog Games

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March 24, 2011
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Tom Vasel and Sam Healey review Cosmic Conflict, the new expansion for Cosmic Encounter

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March 21, 2011
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Tom Vasel and Sam Healey take a look at the Alvin and Dexter expansion for Ticket to Ride

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November 9, 2009
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In this show, Tom answers some questions about the game fair in Essen, and talks about some of the new games he picked up there. Sturm and Geoff talk about game rules, and Moritz ambushes the listeners. Joe and Mark talk about their ASL conference, Sam reviews some new games, and we end the show talking about our top ten gimmicks in board games.

October 2, 2009
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In this episode, Sam Healey reviews Revolution; and Tom and Eric review Railways of the World and 2 De Mayos. We have a showdown between Acquire and Union Pacific, and discuss recently played games. We talk about deduction games, with input from several contributors - ending the show with our top ten deduction games.

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