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

November 10, 2016
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Ambie, Cassadi, and Crystal discuss A Feast for Odin, Karuba, and Betrayal at House on the Hill: Widow's Walk. We talk about some games from before 2000, both good ones and bad ones. Crystal goes over the origins of the word "board."
October 27, 2016
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Ambie, Cassadi, and Crystal discuss Mythos Tales, Tokaido, and Mice and Mystics. Our accessory of the week is board game music, and we talk about some games that scare us. We answer another viewer question, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "dungeon."
October 13, 2016
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Ambie, Cassadi, and Crystal discuss Haspelknecht, Kingdom Builder, and Tiny Epic Western. Then we answer some viewer questions, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "trivia."
September 29, 2016
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Ambie, Cassadi, and Crystal discuss Junk Art, Monster Factory, and A Fake Artist Goes to New York, as well as our shame games (popular games we haven't played), and the origins of the word "lose."
September 15, 2016
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Ambie, Cassadi, and Crystal discuss Captain Sonar, Marrakech, and Star Trek: Ascendancy, along with our "Accessory" of the Week - space savers, games that have space themes, and the origins of the word "space."
September 8, 2016
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Ambie and Crystal discuss T.I.M.E. Stories in this bonus Spoilercast episode.
September 1, 2016
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Ambie, Cassadi, and Crystal discuss Chicago & Northwestern, German Rails, Onami, and Legendary Encounters: Firefly, along with our "Accessory" of the Week - school items, games that are school related, and the origins of the word "rule." We also announce our contest winner!
August 18, 2016
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Ambie, Cassadi, and Crystal discuss Dark Moon, Puerto Rico, and Quantum. We also discuss the Spiel winners as well as past Spiel winners we enjoy, and the origins of the word "win."
August 4, 2016
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Ambie, Cassadi, and Crystal bring on a special guest, Suzanne Sheldon, to discuss GenCant.
July 21, 2016
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Ambie, Cassadi, and Crystal discuss 18xx games, Seasons, and Awesome Kingdom, along with our "Accessory" of the Week - drink accessories, games that are "hot," and the origins of the word "shelfie."

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