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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May 10, 2019
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Sam takes a look at this tile placement hand management game designed by Rustan Håkansson, from WizKids!!

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May 10, 2019
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Come join the fellas as they discuss the top sellers for both March and April 2019!!

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May 9, 2019
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Join Tom, Zee, and Sam as they look into a number of crowd-funding campaigns in their final days of funding.

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May 9, 2019
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Sam shares his first impressions of Yukon, from A-games, and Doomseeker, from Ninja Division!!

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May 5, 2019
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Sam takes a look at this bluffing, hand management and set collection card game designed by James Hudson, from Druid City Games and Skybound Games!!

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May 3, 2019
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Sam shares his first impressions of Warhammer Age of Sigmar: The Rise and Fall of Anvalor from WizKids, and Star Wars: Outer Rim, from Fantasy Flight Games!!

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May 3, 2019
Posted by Tom Vasel

Join the fellas in the studio as they discuss different things they have to do in preparation for convention trips.

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May 2, 2019
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Sam shares his ten favorite games from CMON Ltd. Check it out!

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May 1, 2019
Posted by Rob Searing

Come join in and take on Sam in a rousing game of Memoir '44 designed by Richard Borg, from Days of Wonder!

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April 30, 2019
Posted by Rob Searing

Join the fellas at the studio for another session of play-testing games for review!!

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