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

October 30, 2019
Posted by Rob Searing

Join hosts Tom, Zee and Sam as they take a look the current landscape fo the crowdfunding board game community, along with their host of contributors, too!

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Dice Tower East! - www.dicetowereast.com (July 1-5, 2020)

October 30, 2019
Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Mandi, Sam, Zee, Suzanne, Eric, and Tom all come together on Eric's birthday to celebrate a live show at the Essen Spiel fair 2019!  Recorded live in front of an audience, we talk about some interesting games at the fair, answer questions from the audience, and end the show with a game show sponsored by Pandasaurus games!

October 27, 2019
Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Sam takes a look at this hand management set collection game designed by Kamil 'Sanex' Cieśla, from Awaken Realms Lite and Van Ryder Games!!

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Dice Tower East! - www.dicetowereast.com (July 1-5, 2020)

October 25, 2019
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Sam shares his first impressions of Wayfinders, designed by Thomas Dagenais-Lespérance from Pandasaurus Games, and Paris: New Eden, designed by Florian Grenier and Ludovic Maublanc from Matagot!

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Dice Tower East! - www.dicetowereast.com (July 1-5, 2020)

October 24, 2019
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Sam takes a look at this cooperative storytelling game designed by Michael Palm and Lukas Zach, from Pegasus Spiele!

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Dice Tower East! - www.dicetowereast.com (July 1-5, 2020)
Dice Tower West! - www.dicetowerwest.com (Feb 26 - Mar 1, 2020)

October 22, 2019
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Tom, Roy and Sam take a final spoiler-free look at this deck-building legacy game from Renegade Game Studios and Dire Wolf Digital!

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Dice Tower East! - www.dicetowereast.com (July 1-5, 2020)

October 20, 2019
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Sam takes a look at this tiny 2-player tile placement game about constructing a map designed by Reiner Knizia, from XVgames!

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October 18, 2019
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Sam shares the ten games that, if you're going to Essen and you share even the hints of the same kinds of board game like as he does, you need to go demo them if at all possible!

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Dice Tower East! - www.dicetowereast.com (July 1-5, 2020)

October 17, 2019
Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Brought to you by Pandasaurus Games, join the fellas as they share their Top 10 games at Essen Spiel 2019 that they haven't played yet, and hope they are good!!

Sponsored by:
Pandasaurus Games (Booth 4-J114)

Come See the Dice Tower staff at booth 2-D130 with Rathskellers!
We'll have promos and more!

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October 17, 2019
Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Sam takes a look at this hand management, set collection, take that game from ThinkFun!

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Dice Tower East! - www.dicetowereast.com (July 1-5, 2020)
Dice Tower West! - www.dicetowerwest.com (Feb 26 - Mar 1, 2020)

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