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

July 1, 2020
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In this video, Pandasaurus makes an announcement, Tom interviews Justin from Stoneblade about Ascension Tactics, Ambie gives us Strike Tips, and Tom, Roy and Zee play Infinity Gauntlet live!

Go check our next video in the Summer Spectacular here! - https://youtu.be/laQOreJyVLo

June 29, 2020
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Ambie talks about how corporations can change ownership, either through dumping companies or through hostile takeovers, in this video in her 18xx series.

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

June 7, 2020
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Ambie, Toby, and Scott played 18Chesapeake online through https://www.18xx.games/

18Chesapeake is an 18xx game set in the Chesapeake region of the United States and it plays 2-6 players.

1:40 - Start of Game
2:19:50 - End of Game & Discussion

June 6, 2020
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Ambie talks about suitcase companies in this video in her 18xx series.

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

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May 6, 2020
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Ambie talks about the separation of personal and company money and ways to get more personal money in this video in her 18xx series.

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

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April 9, 2020
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Ambie, Crystal, and patron of the show Pam talk about ways to game without leaving the house.

Gaming Inside: 1:46
Outro: 26:43
Bloopers: 27:38


Publisher Free Stay at Home offers: https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/271049/publisher-covid-19-response-of...

March 26, 2020
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Ambie and Crystal discuss Adventure Games: The Dungeon, Adventure Games: Monochrome Inc., and Unmatched: Battle of Legends. We then talk about some underrated and overlooked games, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word 'rate.'

March 21, 2020
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Crystal & Ambie play the 80s classic game... Electronic Mall Madness!


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Dice Tower East - www.dicetowereast.com (July 1-5, 2020)
Dice Tower Retreat - www.dicetowerretreat.com (September 16-20, 2020)

March 12, 2020
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Ambie and Crystal are joined by Nick, Mike, Matthew, and Dave from the This Game is Broken podcast to celebrate the 100th episode of Board Game Blitz with a game show!

Intro part 2: 3:17
Round 1 - Ready, Set Up, Go!: 5:49
Round 2 - 18xx: 17:56
Round 3 - Vanessa Parody: 27:30
Round 4 - Higher or Lower: 36:16
Outro: 45:30
Bloopers: 46:42

February 27, 2020
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Ambie and Crystal discuss Detective Stories: Case 1 - The Fire in Adlerstein and Betrayal Legacy. We then talk about the role of Kickstarter in board games and share our top 5 Kickstarter games.

Announcements: 0:47
Recent Games: 3:07
Kickstarter: 11:16
Top 5 Kickstarter Games: 19:02
Outro: 32:04
Bloopers: 33:00

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