Give to Game is a board gaming event in Austin, Texas, whose goal is to raise funds for the Bastrop County Emergency Food Pantry. Come join us for a day of gaming!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Picking Up a Donation

I took a trip to Dragon's Lair last night and picked up their donations to Give to Game. They donated a $20 gift certificate to their store and some games. Initially, I was only expecting to get one game, but I was surprised to receive two!

The first game donated is Change Horses. I haven't played this one, but it looks interesting. Its a a horse racing game where you secretly own a horse. At the end of the game, the the player that bet on the last place horse wins.

The second game donated is Age of Gods. This is a game where you are playing as ancient gods who are helping their chosen tribes conquer the land. Sounds like fun!

Thanks Dragon's Lair! Look for a chance to win these at Give to Game!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Dragon's Lair Donates!

Dragon's Lair Comics and Games

Dragon's Lair Comics & Fantasy is going to sponsor us again this year! They'll be donating a game as well as a gift certificate to their store. We're still in the process of planning out how these goodies will be sorted out, but expect an auction, raffle, or some other fun event.

If you haven't been to Dragon's Lair in awhile (or at all), you should check them out. They're on Burnet Road just north of 2222 in Austin. They have a huge selection of board games and plenty of demo copies if you are interested in trying some out. (They are even having a sale going on now) On Monday nights, they have open gaming so if you're looking for someplace to play all of those board games, that's a good place to find players.

Thank you Dragon's Lair!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Thought Hammer's Helping Out Again!

Thought Hammer

We asked Thought Hammer, the Austin-based online board game store, if they'd like to help out again this year, and they emphatically said yes! This year they're going to be doing something a bit different and very awesome! Here's the deal...

Thought Hammer "Give to Game" Special

If you place an order with Thought Hammer by April 5th, 2010 and use a special coupon code, you can get free shipping to the Give to Game event. On top of that, a donation of 5% of the total sales from this deal will be donated to the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas.

Here are the Details:
  • The order cutoff date is the end of the day on Monday, April 5th, 2010.
  • In the shipping section, just put your normal address and check "Add to existing order" if the order is less than $100, and in the comments section, put "This is for Give to Game".
  • Use the coupon code TH_GTG_10 in the discount coupon section.
  • The shipping will be free, but all games will be delivered to the event. Again, you won't receive your games until they are handed out on Saturday, April 10th, at Give to Game. Do not use this deal if you don't plan on attending.
  • If you order anything that is backordered or pre-ordered, and
    it does not show up by Monday April 5th, then it won't ship with the other
    games, and they will cancel it and refund you the money.
  • If you have any questions, contact us or Thought Hammer and we'll get it sorted out.
[EDIT: You need to check "Add to existing order" if the order is less than $100]

Monday, February 8, 2010

It's that time of year again! Give to Game is coming!

Give to Game
is a board gaming event in Austin, Texas, whose goal is to collect food and raise funds for the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas. Come join us for a day of open gaming and a chance to win some great door prizes! Last year we raised over $800 and over 250 lbs. of food, so come out and help us beat that goal!

Date & Place
The event takes place on Saturday, April 10, 2010 from 10:00 AM to Midnight at Holy Cross Lutheran Church on 4622 S Lamar Blvd Austin, Texas.

Admission to the event is either one grocery bag of non-perishable food or a donation of $20 at the door (or $15 if you register online). To register online, visit our Capital Area Food Bank page and make a donation of $15 or more (you'll have to enter the amount) and you'll be all set. if you have any questions, email us at

We will be providing a library of games from our collection for anyone to play, but feel free to bring your own games! If you haven't played anything beyond Monopoly and Sorry, then you are in for a treat. There has been an explosion in the quantity and quality of board gaming world in the last 15 years. Don't worry if you don't know how to play, because there will be plenty of friendly folks on hand to help out and teach you. Come on down and have some fun!

Food & Drinks
There will be drinks and snacks available for a small donation.

Door Prizes
Last year, everyone who came was able to go home with a free game as a door prize. We're in the process of trying to do the same again this year!

Auctions and Other Events
Last year we had a silent auction that was a lot of fun, and this year we are going to try something similar. There will also be a special game swap that is in the works.

More Info to Come Soon...