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 10, 2019
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Sam gives his first impressions on two games that he's played only once thus far, Bloom Town and Jetpack Joyride!

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October 10, 2019
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Join in as the fellas list their favorite ten games that make them laugh!!

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October 9, 2019
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Join hosts Tom, Zee, and Sam and their group of contributors as they take a look at the board game crowd funding scene with hand-picked projects ending in 3 three weeks!

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October 6, 2019
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Sam takes a look at a few differences and the new warbands that come in the third Warhammer Underworlds core box, BeastGrave, designed by David Sanders, from Games Workshop!

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October 5, 2019
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Sam opens all the boxes that he got for his Wave 2 arrival of Time of Legends: Joan of Arc, from Mythic Games!

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October 5, 2019
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Roy, Sam, David and me (Chris) compete to see who can save their meeples in this card flicking dexterity game. Where are those pesky eagles?!?

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October 4, 2019
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Sam takes a look at a couple games he's played recently, but only once, Porto and Fantastic Factories!

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October 4, 2019
Posted by Rob Searing

Brought to you by Kolossal Games, join the fellas in the studio as they play Almanac, designed by Scott Almes!!

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October 4, 2019
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Sam, Roy and David play the opening scenario for Adventure Island.

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October 3, 2019
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Sam takes a look at this auction stock market game designed by Tom Russell, from Capstone Games!

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