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 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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October 3, 2019
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Join the fellas as they share their ten favorite abstract strategy games!!

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October 2, 2019
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Joins hosts Tom, Zee, and Sam for a discussion about the best selling games and expansions from June and July, according to the CoolStuffInc website!

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October 2, 2019
Posted by Rob Searing

Join hosts Tom, Sam, and Zee for another dive deeper into a part of our hobby...this time a company, Z-Man Games!

October 1, 2019
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Join the fellas in the studio for another session of play-testing games for review!!

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September 29, 2019
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Sam takes a look at this new cooperative game from Games Workshop!!

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September 27, 2019
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Sam shares his first impression of The Quacks of Quedlinburg, designed by Wolfgang Warsch, from North Star Games and Schmidt Spiele!

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September 26, 2019
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Join Tom, Sam, and Zee as they share their ten favorite games with horror themes!!

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September 26, 2019
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Sam takes a look at the new Judge Dredd game from Osprey Games, based on Wildlands, designed by Martin Wallace!

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September 25, 2019
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Join hosts Tom, Zee, and Sam in the studio, along with all their contributors, for another jaunt into the crowd-funding scene in the board game hobby

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