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. 

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June 27, 2019
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Sam and Aedan take a look at this new dexterity game from Blue Orange Games!!

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June 24, 2019
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Stop by and ask Sam as many questions as you'd like and he'll answer as many of them as he can, or so chooses...;)

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June 23, 2019
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Sam shares his ten favorite games from WizKids!!

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June 21, 2019
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Join Zee and Sam for a discussion of the best selling titles for the month of May, according to stats compiled by CoolStuffInc.!!

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June 21, 2019
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Sam and Roy go head-to-head in this Ork-filled speedster game from Games Workshop...WAAAAGH!!!

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June 20, 2019
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Sam takes a look at this modular board variable player powers legacy-style campaign game designed by Jervis Johnson, from Games Workshop!

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June 20, 2019
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Join Sam and Zee and start your Thursday morning off right with some board game news, banter, and great contributor segments!!

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June 16, 2019
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Sam takes a look at this historically charged minitaures board game designed by Pascal Bernard, from Mythic Games!

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June 14, 2019
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Sam gives his first impressions after only one play of the newest installment in the Commands & Colors System, Medieval...designed by RIchard Borg, from GMT Games!

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June 14, 2019
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**WE HAD TO RESCHEDULE THIS LIVE STREAM DUE TO AN INTERNET OUTAGE PROVIDED BY COMCAST. HOPE TO SEE YOU AT 1PM EST!!**

Join in for another rousing session of Sam vs. The Internet (that means YOU!), in Memoir '44, from Days of Wonder!

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