Contributor: Ambie Valdés

Boardgame Reviewer

Starting with classics like Clue and D&D with her family as a child, then modern games like Dominion and Tichu with her college friends, Ambie has always had fun playing games. After graduating college, she and her boyfriend (now husband) started building up a collection and getting more into the hobby together. Now, Ambie plays a lot of games with her husband and their friends. They enjoy games that integrate the mechanics well with the theme, which is what inspired her Strategically Thematic segment for Throat Punch Lunch. Some of Ambie's favorite games are 18xx, The Resistance: Avalon, Arkwright, Dungeon Petz, Space Alert, and Tragedy Looper.

Ambie has a lot of hobbies related to board gaming. She likes singing and has been making board game song parodies since 2014. She cohosts Board Game Blitz, a podcast (and videos) devoted to concise gaming content. She also likes making things through knitting, crocheting, sewing, or painting. You can find Ambie as 'ambierona' on most social media places.
You can contact Ambie at ambie@dicetower.com.

All Content With Ambie Valdés

September 9, 2021
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Ambie and Crystal discuss a couple games they've played recently, including Wok and Roll, Kopi King, and Chope. We then talk about board game expansions and what makes us like or dislike them.

Recent Games: 0:41
Replayability: 14:57
Outro: 35:08

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August 26, 2021
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Ambie and Crystal discuss a couple games they've played recently, including Project Nos, Flapjack Flipout, and TEN. We then talk about replayability in games and what things can make a game replayable.

Announcements: 0:45
Recent Games: 2:09
Replayability: 12:55
Outro: 26:37
Bloopers: 27:41

August 20, 2021
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Ambie gives an overview of the game 1849: The Game of Sicilian Railways in this video in her 18xx series.

18xx with Ambie (playlist): https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOlRvTbmD6tJCzjOr2XGEwFMll79J58zv

Start: 0:00
Intro: 0:16
General Overview: 0:36
Map & Track: 0:56

August 12, 2021
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Ambie and Crystal discuss a couple games they've played recently, including Murder at the Motel, MicroMacro: Crime City, and Gartic Phone. We then list our top five favorite games that we're bad at but still like.

Announcements: 0:44
Recent Games: 2:04
Top 5 Games We're Bad At: 9:55
Outro: 32:47
Bloopers: 34:00

August 3, 2021
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This video was originally part of The Dice Tower's 2021 Summer Spectacular coverage.

Ambie, Anthony & Brandt highlight their top 3 chill out games!

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July 29, 2021
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Ambie and Crystal discuss a couple games they've played recently, including The Game: Face to Face and Atmosfear. We then talk about some ways we can play games with people who don't usually play board games.

Announcements: 0:45
Recent Games: 1:54
Non-Gamers: 13:53
Outro: 28:25
Bloopers: 29:38

July 15, 2021
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Ambie and Crystal discuss a couple games they've played recently, including Escape from the Science Lab of Shifting Rules, Escape from the Two Base Stations, Escape from Lockdown: The Demon Fortress, Webscapade Season 0: Welcome to Argenia, and Nidavellir. We then list off our top 5 favorite polyomino board games!

July 1, 2021
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Ambie and Crystal discuss a couple games they've played recently, including Escape Room: The Game - Puzzle Adventure: Secret of the Scientist, Exit: The Game + Puzzle - The Sacred Temple, and The Search for Planet X. We then talk about some tips for hosting game days and nights.

Announcements: 0:47
Recent Games: 1:43
Gaming Gatherings: 15:03
Outro: 32:05

June 17, 2021
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Ambie and Crystal discuss a couple games they've played recently, including Bilder, Cold Case: A Pinch of Murder, Cold Case: A Story to Die For, and Let's Make a Bus Route: The Dice Game. We then talk about some of our favorite games we've played together over the years.

Announcements: 0:45
Recent Games: 2:55
Gaming Together: 12:21
Outro: 32:06
Bloopers: 33:10

June 3, 2021
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Ambie and Crystal discuss a couple games they've played recently, including Funny Pages, The Search for Planet X, and Jackpot Payout. Since we just celebrated our 5 year podcast anniversary, we then revisit our topic of our first episode, conventions!

Announcements: 0:41
Recent Games: 3:06
Conventions: 13:46
Outro: 30:09
Bloopers: 31:13

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