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!

Sunday, April 11, 2010


Yesterdays event was a lot of fun and more importantly It was an enormous success. We more than doubled what we brought in last year. Initial estimates show that we raised over $1600 and about 300lbs of food!!! We also doubled our attendance with 60 people participating this year! We will be updating soon with the final tally and pictures from the event! So stay tuned!

All of this could not have been possible without the help of our sponsors and volunteers--THANK YOU!!!!

In case you missed out on giving, you can still give through our virtual drive on the Capital Area Food Bank's website. Click HERE. Please consider this charity in your giving this year as they have seen a 40% increase in request for services. They are currently serving 48,000 people a week, 41% of which are children.

A big thank you to those who gave of your time, talents and funds!!! We hope to see you all there next year. We already have some fun, new and exciting ideas stewing.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Pre-registration is now CLOSED!

Pre-registration on our virtual drive is now closed. You may gain admittance to the event tomorrow by paying $20 at the door or by bringing a grocery bag of non-perishable food items. See you all tomorrow!!!

Fox Morning News Segments

Here is the link to the interview of me with Fox newscaster, Nick.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

What Should I Donate?

If you plan on donating one grocery bag of food to your admission, you may be wondering what you should give. There are more details on the admission page, but here is how I filled my bag from last year:
  • 1 Box of Cereal
  • 1 Bag of Rice
  • 1 Bag of Noodles
  • 1 Peanut Butter
  • 1 Baby Food
  • 1 Can of Spaghetti Sauce
  • 2 Cans of Black Beans
  • 2 Cans of Green Beans
  • 2 Cans of Pork and Beans
  • 2 Cans of Mixed Vegetables
  • 2 Cans of Tuna

This can be used as a guideline for what we're expecting, though feel free to contribute whatever non-perishable food items you want. The more you give, the more needy families you'll be helping out.

Give to Game on Fox 7

This morning my co-organizer and wife Kelly was supposed to appear on Fox 7 in a segment promoting Give to Game, but it was bumped. The good news is that they are going to try to do it Friday morning. The segments will be live and take place at one of our sponsors, Tribe Comics & Games. So, tune in tomorrow morning at 7:10, 7:40, and 8:10.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Give to Game 2010 Library

I have created a list of games that I will be bringing to Give to Game for the library. I tried to pick a good variety from my collection. Last year, a lot of people brought their own games, so between the library and those games, there will be definitely not be a shortage of things to play. Get ready to play!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Only Four More Days!

Time is flying. I have been very busy this week. I got the key for the building - always a good thing. I printed off the tags for the auction items as well as the rules. Last night I was preparing the raffle items and their ticket boxes. There are eight lots of games that you can enter to win (one of them is a mystery box). I'll be heading over to CAFB to pick up the food boxes to we have a place to store our grocery bags. Still lots to do!

One thing you can do is make sure to let everyone know that it is this Saturday! Clear your schedules and get ready to play some games.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Last Days of Thought Hammer Deal

I just wanted to remind everyone that the deadline for ordering games with the special deal from Thought Hammer is this Monday (the 5th). Here's why you should order:

  • You will get free shipping to Give to Game no matter how few games you purchase.
  • %5 of the total sales will be donated to the Capital Area Food Bank.

For more details, see our Thought Hammer Special Deal page.