The Dice Steeple

Dan King (The Game Boy Geek) & Sam Healey talk about topics involving Christians and Tabletop Gaming while trying to bridge the gap between world views.
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May 12, 2016

In this episode we are joined by Burky & Badger from the Burky & Badger Board Game Babble Podcast.

We talk about the choices we make & Why.


0:00 Intro

8:19 - Questions begin

8:46 - Why do you choose the color that you play & why?

15:54 - Why do you choose a certain role in the game when available?

21:08 - Do you have a certain playing style? Why or why not?

28:38 - Do you draw the line when playing games with violence, murder, theft, in games? If so, where?

45:44 - Does religion play a part in what games you play and/or how you play them?



Burky & Badger can be found at:
Apr 7, 2016

Recently Asmodee North America announced increasing prices of their board games especially online. This has caused a massive outrage on the board game forums. In this episode we shed light on our own personal thoughts on the matter, and also take a look at it through a biblical lens.

Into - 0:00

Recent Games Played

1:15 Happy Salmon

3:27 Pirates of the 7 Seas

5:15 Council of Four

6:30 Thunder & Lightning

8:30 Odin's Ravens

9:50 Meeple War

12:09 Asmodee Pricing Increases Personal Thoughts

29:30 Biblical lens

Mar 5, 2016

We are joined by board game designer Jeff Allers who is involved in reaching out to Middle Eastern refugees in Berlin. A portion of his efforts include playing games with the refugees.  We learn about the situation in Germany and how this has helped them.

0:41 Introducing Jeff Allers

2:26 Games Designed by Jeff

10:10 Jeff's Life Background

14:43 Refugee Situation in Germany


Read more about this and contact Jeff here:

Feb 11, 2016

Sam & Dan discuss luck in gaming, and if luck really exists at all in life.


Kickstarter talk - 0:37

Luck in Gaming - 4:39

Does Luck Exist in Life? - 11:03

Jan 8, 2016

In this Episode, Sam & Dan explore a comedic setup & punchline in with Comedian Michael Jr. Then they talk about how this works in games & in life.


1:55 - Fun gaming over the holidays 

6:51 - Introducing Michael JR's comedy

9:29 - Michael Jr's life lesson breakthrough

12:41 - Applying the setup and punchline to our lives in and around board gaming


Dec 5, 2015

Sam & Dan talk about prejudice in board games and in life. They take an example of a thread about the game New York 1901 to use as an example.

Judgement in Gaming 1:07

Judgement in Life 15:11



Nov 2, 2015

Dan & Sam are joined by Marty Connell from Rolling Dice & Taking names to talk about contentment in gaming, & in life.


Intro: 0:00

Contentment background scripturally - 1:45

Contentment in gaming - 10:29


Here is the video / audio sermon that Dan was referring to in this podcast from Jeremy Jernigan at Central Christian church in Mesa, AZ.





Oct 4, 2015

Sam & Dan speak with Chara Games about their upcoming release Commissioned. It's a is a 2-6 player, historically-themed, cooperative-style board game with a simple deck-building mechanism that plays in 1 hour. Players are the early Christian Apostles and must work together to mature their faith decks, grow the church, collect the books of the New Testament, and overcome persecution. You do not need to know anything about Christianity to play. The game includes five scenarios that cover the first 150 years of church history, two difficulty levels, and a one-vs-all variation.


0:00 - Intro

1:10 - Chara games at a personal level

3:01 - Gaming history, favorite games

9:11 - Personal stories of faith

14:33 - How do games and faith mix

18:21 - Commissioned the game 

21:10 - Using faith to create a game

23:19 - Trouble finding a publisher

27:20 - Advice for other game designers / publishers

29:20 - Timeline for Commissioned

30:58 - How to find Chara Games

32:11 - Next episode details

Sep 3, 2015

In this episode we interview Bruno Faidutti. We ask him questions about his designing background, new games & re-prints he's coming out with (Mission Red Planet & Raptor) & then get personal and talk about his world view.


Intro / Background as a designer - 0:00

Mission Red Planet Re-print - 14:13

Raptor - 21:50

World Views 26:45

Aug 17, 2015

In this episode we interview Steven Bell & Seth Hale from the Student Ministries dept of Hindman First Baptist Church in Hindman, Kentucky. They started a board game ministry for the students and it has grown to over 60 students over time. We ask them about their gaming preferences, how the ministry got started, how they run it in detail.

Jul 27, 2015

The Dice Steeple re-launches with Sam Healy and new co-host Dan King (the Game Boy Geek). They share their background with the Dice Tower, their gaming likes & dislikes, and get deep and personal about their own stories of faith. Finally, they discuss their vision for the Dice Steeple.


Dice Tower Backgrounds:

Sam - 2:13

Dan - 3:40


Who are they as a gamer?

Sam - 6:29

Dan - 8:37


Personal Testimony's 

Sam - 12:10

Dan 21:08


Dice Steeple Vision



Breaking Down Barriers 


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Apr 3, 2015

In this show, Tom talks to Mike Perna from Game Store Prophets.  We talk about Christian/gaming podcasts, and working with churches using gaming.

Mar 5, 2015

In this episode of the show, Tom talks to Lance Hill, designer of Kings of Israel and president of Fun Hill games.


Jan 25, 2015

In this show, the first in our new format, we are joined by Chris Schock, who talks about how he is starting a gaming group at his church.  We go into some of the details of that, and how well it's working for him.

Nov 16, 2014

What's this?  Back after over a year?

Apr 5, 2013

Hey, we're back!  Did you miss us?

In this show, Tom, Sam, and Mark talk about being the "bad" guy in a game, whether the dungeon master, a gangster, etc.  Is it a good example?  Does it promote bad behavior?  Listen and find out what we think.

Jun 26, 2012

In this episode, Mark Jackson, Sam Healey, and Tom Vasel talk about magic in games, as well as other gods, demons, and more.

Apr 16, 2012

Mark Jackson, Tom Vasel, and Sam Healey sit down and talk about a variety of topics in regards to games and Christians.  We are joined by several contributors and talk about forbidden themes, is it okay to lie in a game, how should one act in a game, and much more.