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!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Fireside Games Donates!

Fireside Games

Justin De Witt from Fireside Games has just donated a copy of Castle Panic for the auction! If you haven't played it, it's a really fun cooperative board game where you and your friends try to hold back invaders from destroying your castle. Thanks Justin!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Tribe Comics and Games Donates!

Tribe Comics and Games

Tribe Comics and Games, the new game store in South Austin, has donated a copy of The Tower of Mystery for our auction. Thanks Tribe! Our sponsor list is growing and it is great to see the gamers of Austin coming together!

Monday, March 29, 2010

The Game Auction

We will be having a game auction this year again at Give to Game. Last year we had a lot of fun with it, and we hope to have even more this year since it will be a regular auction (instead of a silent one). You won't have to feel bad if you overbid because all money collected from the auction will go directly to the Capital Area Food Bank. I have just finished making a list of auction items. You can browse this list here:

Give to Game 2010 Auction Preview

The auction will start at 7:00pm and should last about an hour. Depending on how fast it goes and how many people are clamoring to bid, we may add more.

During the day of the event, up until the auction starts, each of the items will be available to examine and purchase. There will be a "Buy it now" listed on all of the auction games. This is for people who can't stay for the auction, or people who just want to make sure nobody else steals it from them at the auction.

Hope to see you there! And make sure to bring some cash!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

What Did Dingus Bring Us?

So Betty Dingus did it again! She donated around 60 more games!!! I had to cram it all in my car just to get it home. I just got through sorting them out last night, and still can't believe it. It went across the spectrum from Fortress America to Dungeon Twister. There are a lot of out-of-print games that I know a lot of people would love to get their hands on. I still need to sort out which will go in the auction and which will go in raffles. I'll post more info soon.

I can't stress enough that you need to remember to bring some cash to the event! There will be plenty of opportunities to get some great games!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Same Location, Different Building

Last year Give to Game was held in a building behind Holy Cross Lutheran Church. It worked out great for us, and we are very grateful that they let us use it. We couldn't have run the event without it!

Although we will still be on the same grounds, this year we will be having it in a different building, the Fellowship Hall. I just found out about this today, but it turns out that this is a good thing (except for the now out-of-date fliers we handed out). The open space is much bigger and there are a lot more tables.

View Give To Game in a larger map

We'll have signs to direct you to the right building just in case you get lost.

Only three weeks away!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

A Generous Donation

On Tuesday night, I met with Betty Dingus at Austin Pizza to pick up some games she bought for Give to Game. We got to her car and started transferring box after box after box. I was stunned! Then she said that I didn't need to reimburse her, and that the event could have them for free! That was mighty generous! She ended up donating around 35 brand new games! This should make the door prize table a lot more interesting, and it goes a long way toward out goal of letting everyone go home with a game.

Thanks Betty!

If you have a game (new or used) that you would like to donate to Give to Game, just bring it along and let us know. We can put it in the auction, raffle, or just as a door prize - whichever you want.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

One Month Countdown

Only one more month until Give to Game! (Actually, it was one month yesterday)

We're slowly getting things ready. I picked up some games from Great Hall on Friday. It was a very generous donation! Thanks again Great Hall! After sorting things out, we have a good number of door prizes, raffles items, and auction items.

Speaking of auctions, this year we're going to have an old-fashioned auction. Last year's silent auction was fun, but I think it would be better for the cause to have a called out one. I asked Jonathan Grabert if he would help out this year and call the auction. I've only experienced his auction abilities in board game situations, but he gets my seal of approval. As we get closer to the event, I'll be posting a list of auction items.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

New Sponsor: Great Hall Games

Great Hall Games

Great Hall Games is going to sponsor us again this year by donating some games. Last year they helped us out tremendously by donating a lot of games and puzzles for door prizes and auctions. Thank you Great Hall! I'll post more info after I pick them up.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Spread the Word!

This year's flier is available for download. Please feel free to download it and post it anywhere you think gamers might gather. Hand it out to your game group. Post it at your school. Find a bulletin board and stick it up!

Click here to download the Give to Game flier.