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

April 4, 2019
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Tom, Zee, and Sam share their top 10 games that make them feel smart or clever!

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April 4, 2019
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Gaming sustenance! Tom, Sam, and Zee are joined by a slew of contributors for all sorts of gaming news and entertainment.

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April 3, 2019
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Tom, Zee, and Sam host a discussion on a deeper dive into one of the classics in our hobby, Carcassonne!

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March 30, 2019
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Sam takes a look at this family weight real-time tile laying game designed by Reiner Knizia, from Pegasus Spiele!

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March 29, 2019
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Sam gives his first impressions of four games he played during Testing Tuesday this week!

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March 29, 2019
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Tom, Zee, and Sam take a look at and chat about the best selling games in February!

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March 28, 2019
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Sam takes a look at the anniversary edition of one of his most liked games, Stone Age, with a couple mini expansions and variations included!

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March 28, 2019
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Tom, Zee, and Sam share their updated list of top ten board games that keep getting better for them!

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March 27, 2019
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Join Tom, Zee, and Sam as they take another look at what's happening in the crowd-funding niche of the board gaming hobby!

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March 25, 2019
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Come ask Sam any number of questions and he will do his best to answer them accordingly!

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