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

January 30, 2020
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Ambie and Crystal discuss City of the Big Shoulders and Fantastic Factories. We then talk about the importance of first impressions, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word 'opinion.'

Announcements: 0:45
Recent Games: 1:13
First Impressions: 12:26
Board Game Etymology - 'Opinion': 27:05
Outro: 28:05
Bloopers: 29:09

January 29, 2020
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Ambie goes over her top 100 games, continuing with numbers 70-61.

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#70: 0:31
#69: 1:39
#68: 2:36
#67: 3:31
#66: 4:27
#65: 5:18
#64: 6:43
#63: 8:03
#62: 9:06
#61: 10:44

January 28, 2020
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Ambie goes over her top 100 games, continuing with numbers 80-71.

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#80: 0:31
#79: 1:56
#78: 3:12
#77: 4:19
#76: 4:57
#75: 6:14
#74: 7:24
#73: 8:22
#72: 9:35
#71: 10:24

January 27, 2020
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Ambie goes over her top 100 games, continuing with numbers 90-81.

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#90: 0:33
#89: 1:16
#88: 2:12
#87: 3:18
#86: 4:39
#85: 6:07
#84: 6:42
#83: 7:41
#82: 8:43
#81: 9:32

January 26, 2020
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Ambie goes over her top 100 games, starting with numbers 100-91.

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#100: 1:24
#99: 2:24
#98: 3:12
#97: 4:04
#96: 4:51
#95: 5:58
#94: 7:02
#93: 8:05
#92: 9:09
#91: 10:10

January 16, 2020
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Ambie and Crystal discuss Draw Your Own Conclusions, Grand Austria Hotel, Mystery House: Adventures in a Box, and Chocolate Factory. We then talk about board game challenges and resolutions and how they can affect your gaming. Recent Games: 0:51 Gaming Resolutions: 17:33 Outro: 28:53 Bloopers: 29:48
December 19, 2019
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Ambie and Crystal discuss some Graphic Novel Adventures (Captive, Sherlock Holmes: Four Investigations, and Your Town), Nokosu Dice, and Fafnir. We then talk about Crystal's time at PAX Unplugged.

Announcements: 0:59
Recent Games: 2:02
PAX Unplugged: 14:03
Outro: 32:44
No Bloopers: 33:39

December 5, 2019
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Ambie and Crystal discuss Tortured Cardboard, Roll Estate, and Silver & Gold. We then talk about light themes and dark themes, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word 'point.'

Announcements: 0:58
Recent Games: 2:08
Theme: 12:18
Board Game Etymology - 'Point': 33:25
Outro: 34:48
Bloopers: 35:44

November 21, 2019
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Ambie and Crystal discuss Unlock! Heroic Adventures and Funkoverse Strategy Game. We then talk about what the world would be like if everyone played board games, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word 'common.'

Announcements: 0:50
Recent Games: 2:05
If Everyone Played Games: 16:12
Board Game Etymology - 'Common': 32:39
Outro: 33:59
Bloopers: 35:12

October 10, 2019
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In this special episode, Ambie and Crystal answer a bunch of questions from listeners!

Announcements: 0:40
Q&A: 1:52
Outro: 45:28
Bloopers: 46:40

For the list of questions, see the complete show notes at http://www.boardgameblitz.com/posts/215/episode-90-q-a

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