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, February 27, 2011

Get the Word Out!

I have created a flier for anyone interested in posting about the event at their school, work, or wherever you think someone may be interested. If fliers are too low-tech, you can always like us on facebook to show your support.

Give to Game 2011 Flier

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Rio Grande Games!

This year Dan and I decided to branch out and ask for sponsorship outside of our local realm. I got the official e-mail this weekend that Rio Grande Games will be donating 4 of their hottest games for the Give to Game auction! Here is the catch, the games they have donated need to have their oppening bid in the auction be at MSRP. It is important for Mr. Tummelson that the person bidding for the game be "donating" as well. Let me know what you think about this in the comments of this post.

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.[1][2]

Since then, Rio Grande Games has published over 350 games and has had a significant effect on board gaming in the United States.[3]

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[4]. 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


We have secured four sponsors for this years event: Thought Hammer, Tribe Comics and Games, Great Hall and Dragon's Lair.

Thought Hammer:
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

M-F: 11am-8pm
Saturday: 10am-8pm
Sunday: Noon-5pm

On Twitter, Facebook, and Yelp.

Dragon's Lair:
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

Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare

Great Hall
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
Sunday: 12pm-6pm
Monday: 11am-6pm
Tuesday: 10am-10pm
Wednesday: 10am-10pm
Thursday: 10am-10pm
Friday: 10am-12am
Saturday: 10am-8pm

If you would like to be a sponsor, please e-mail me at