Wednesday, December 14, 2011
We have set the dates for the 2012 edition of Give to Game and this year we have decided to do it for two days. So save the dates of April 13th-14th. This year the event will benefit the Bastrop County Food Pantry. The County of Bastrop was hard hit by the fires this fall and the Food Pantry has seen an increase in request for services. Stay tuned in for more information as it becomes available. Lets make the fourth annual G2G the best yet.
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Saturday, September 17, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
In an effort to assist individuals and families that have been affected by the wild fires in Bastrop we will be holding a scaled down Give to Game on September 16th at 6pm. It will be an open board gaming event held at the same location (Holy Cross Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall 4622 S Lamar Blvd Austin, TX 78745).
We ask that you donate any or all of the following:
1) Non-perishable food
2) First aid items
Items will be donated to the Bastrop County Food Pantry. You can also make a check out to the Bastrop County Food Pantry.
Please spread the word to the gaming community!
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
If you attended this years event, please let us know if there is anything you would like to stay the same or change for next year.
Ps:Pictures will be posted soon.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Monday, April 4, 2011
- Canned meats like tuna, stew and chili (pop-tops preferred)
- Canned vegetables
- Pasta, pasta sauce
- Healthy cereals
- Peanut butter
- Baby food
- Baby formula
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Give to Game 2011 Flier
Sunday, February 13, 2011
About Rio Grande Games,
In case you are unfamiliar with Rio Grande here is their history off of wiki,
" In 1995, Jay Tummelson began working for Mayfair Games. At that time, Mayfair had begun to import German-style board games for sale, without doing any localization. Tummelson first suggested that they incorporate an English translation, and then that they completely localize the game for American audiences. Tummelson acquired the rights for Detroit/Cleveland Grand Prix, Manhattan, Modern Art, Streetcar, and The Settlers of Catan, which were published together in 1996.
One part of the localization process was to create original art and components. Tummelson thought that a better solution would be to use the same artwork and components as the originals and to share the cost of printing with the European publishers, as well. In 1998, he founded Rio Grande Games to take that approach.
Since then, Rio Grande Games has published over 350 games and has had a significant effect on board gaming in the United States.
The most popular of the games published by Rio Grande Games are Carcassonne, Puerto Rico, Lost Cities, Power Grid, Bohnanza, and Race for the Galaxy. More recently, Rio Grande Games has begun publishing its own games and has even begun licensing its games to partners in other countries wanting to localize the games in their local languages. Thus, Race for the Galaxy will soon be seen in Chinese, Korean, and others, as well as its original English, French, and German."[Source: Wikipedia]
Monday, February 7, 2011
Our good friends at Thought Hammer (locally based on-line game store) have stepped forward as our first sponsor of 2011. This is their third year as a sponsor, we love them! Be sure and check out the great deals they have on their website. Over 5000 titles at great prices, flat-rate domestic shipping for orders under $...100.00, and free domestic shipping for orders over $100.00
Tribe Comics and Games:
If you haven't heard, south Austin has a comic and game store! If you haven't been there yet, you should go check them out, pronto!
Location:2919 Manchaca Rd, Suite 102,Austin, TX 78704
On Twitter, Facebook, and Yelp.
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. Check out their events calendar.
Monday 10:00 AM 12:00 AM
Tuesday 10:00 AM 12:00 AM
Wednesday 9:00 AM 12:00 AM
Thursday 10:00 AM 12:00 AM
Friday 10:00 AM 12:00 AM
Saturday 10:00 AM 12:00 AM
Sunday 12:00 PM 7:00 PM
Has agreed to be out sponsor for the third year in a row! Thank you Great Hall!
Location:5501 North Lamar, Suite A-135 Austin, Texas, 78751
Events: Open board gaming every Friday night until 12am.
Facebook and On-line forum
If you would like to be a sponsor, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Date & Place
The event takes place on Saturday, April 9, 2011 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). You can register online, on our Capital Area Food Bank virtual fund drive 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 email@example.com
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.
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
There will be a silent auction and SHORT live auction. We will also have one raffle item.
If you would like to help with the event please contact Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org