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

March 15, 2018
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Ambie and Crystal discuss Stuffed Fables and Herbaceous. We then talk about our passion for the board gaming hobby, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "love." MeepleCon: 0:46 Recent Games: 1:28 Passion for Gaming: 11:46 Board Game Etymology - 'Love': 27:44 Outro: 28:33 Bloopers: 29:37
March 7, 2018
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Join Sam Healey and his host of contributors for another episode of Throat Punch Lunch, the show that's nicer than it sounds!!

Buy great games at http://www.coolstuffinc.com

Find more reviews and videos at http://www.dicetower.com

March 1, 2018
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Ambie and Crystal discuss Dinosaur Island, Castell, and GROWL. We then talk about social deduction games, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "deduce." Blitz Con Recap & MeepleCon: 0:48 Recent Games: 2:21 Social Deduction Games: 16:39 Board Game Etymology - 'Deduce': 27:04 Outro: 28:10 Bloopers: 29:14
February 15, 2018
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Ambie and Crystal discuss 18CLE and Keyper. We then talk all about cooperative games, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "cooperation." Blitz Con: 0:48 Recent Games: 2:19 Cooperative Games: 13:44 Board Game Etymology - 'Cooperation': 30:01 Outro: 30:49 Bloopers: 31:54
February 7, 2018
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Join Sam Healey and his host of contributors for another episode of Throat Punch Lunch, the show that's nicer than it sounds!

Buy great games at http://www.coolstuffinc.com

Find more reviews and videos at http://www.dicetower.com

February 1, 2018
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Ambie, Cassadi, and Crystal discuss The Ravens of Thri Sahashri, Seikatsu, and Muse. We then talk about culling our collection, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "cull." Recent Games: 0:49 Culling the Collection: 12:45 Board Game Etymology - 'Cull': 29:21 Announcement: 30:17 Outro: 33:51 Bloopers: 35:05
January 25, 2018
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A couple weeks ago, Crystal decided to recap her first ever play of Twilight Imperium live on Twitch! This is the podcast version (you can see the video version on YouTube).

Start of Stream: 0:34
Mental Check in: 2:42
Twilight Imperium: 7:17

Crystal's Audio Clips:
#1 - After Round 1: 12:56
#2 - Mid-Game: 23:52
#3 - Interview with Scott: 32:53

January 24, 2018
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Join Sam Healey and his host of contributors for another episode of Throat Punch Lunch, the show that's nicer than it sounds!

Buy great games at http://www.coolstuffinc.com

Find more reviews and videos at http://www.dicetower.com

January 18, 2018
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Ambie, Cassadi, and Crystal discuss Dungeon Petz, The Downfall of Popmeii, and Majesty: For the Realm. We then talk about 2017 in board gaming with the 2017 Blitzies and our top 10 games of 2017, in this double length episode!

Announcements: 0:50
Recent Games: 4:09
2017 Blitzies: 16:07
Top 10 2017 Games: 37:59
Outro: 1:04:53
Bloopers: 1:05:57

January 10, 2018
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Join Sam Healey and his host of contributors for another episode of Throat Punch Lunch, the show that's nicer than it sounds!

Buy great games at http://www.coolstuffinc.com

Find more reviews and videos at http://www.dicetower.com

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