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!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

A Game to Give?

One of the cool things about Give to Game is that people are so willing to help out by donating games. All of the local game stores that we've contacted have been very generous in donating game for our auctions. We also get local gamers wanting to donate some games because they want to help out. For example, my friend Christopher just donated a new copy of Mord im Arosa for us to put in the silent auction. If you are interested in donating some boardgames, contact us at or just bring them to the event and let us know. We'd like to limit the auction to the number of items we currently have, but we are always looking for games for our door prize table or for the auction next year. Thanks!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Online Donation

I was checking out the online donation site for Give to Game at the Capital Area Food Bank's website. It looks like a few people have already pre-registered! You can see their names scroll by. If you'd like to pre-register, just donate $15 or more through that page and that's it - we'll know who you are at the door. Of course, you can still give $20 at the door or donate one grocery bag of food. See you there!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Give to Game will have a game library that will be available for all attendees. You can feel free to take out and play any of the games. We will be on hand to explain the rules if you need help, or to scrounge up some players. A list of the games found in the library can be found here. Of course, feel free to bring your own games, or request games that you'd like to play.

This year Ian Cooper was tasked with selecting the games for the library from both of our collections. He did a good job of selecting a variety of good games from light to heavy, from short to long. I'm in the process of packing up the games I am lending and it looks like I'm going to need a few more boxes...

Monday, March 28, 2011

Silent Auction

At this year's Give to Game, we'll be having a silent auction. We have around 25 games for you to place your bids on during the downtime between playing games. The games were donated by our sponsors Tribe Comics, Great Hall Games, Dragon's Lair, Rio Grande, Thought Hammer, and Michael McCarthy.

The silent auction will start when Give to Game opens at 10:00 am. During that time you can browse through the items and place bids on their auction slips.

Bidding will close at 7:00 pm. At that point, you can come by to see if you won. We will be accepting cash and checks (made out to The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas). Make sure you are prepared! There are a lot of cool things to bid on so having a checkbook comes in really handy!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Thank you Michael!

Michael McCarthy, a local artist, has agreed to donate some of his work for Give to Game! He is going to be donating 8 etched glasses for our silent auction. Check out his work on Board Game Geek:Click Here.