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, April 13, 2011

Third Annual Give to Game in Photos

Group Gaming

Concession Stand


Door Prizes

More gaming

Monday, April 11, 2011


Give to Game was a great success! We made $2758 and collected 385 lbs of food, which will translate into 14,348 meals for individuals and families experiencing hunger in Central TX. We had a record breaking 83 participants this year! We are very thankful to our sponsors and to the board gaming community who came out to make a big difference in the lives of thousands of hungry Texans. We hope that this trend continues and that next year is another record breaker.

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.

Thanks again!

Ps:Pictures will be posted soon.

Friday, April 8, 2011


Here is the schedule for Give to Game:

10:00am - Doors open, silent auction starts
Around Noon - Holy Cross will be offering lunch (sandwiches, drinks). Donations accepted.
Around Dinner - Holy Cross will be offering dinner (sandwiches, drinks). Donations accepted.
7:00pm - Silent auction closes, you can pay for your won games
7:30pm - Raffle drawings
7:35pm - Live auction starts
8:00pm - Live auction wraps up
Midnight - Doors Close

See you tomorrow!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

More Donations!

My friend Betty donated a whopping 50+ games for our door prize table this year. With that I can pretty much guarantee that everyone who shows up will go home with a free game! Yay!

Also, for you Heroscape fans, my friend John donated a couple large base sets and lots of expansions. These will be going into the silent auction. Remember, Heroscape is now out of print - so use this opportunity to pick the game up while you can!

See you in a couple days!

Monday, April 4, 2011

What to Bring

Give to Game is less than a week away! I thought I'd let you know what to bring along with you:

#1. Food

If you plan on bringing a grocery bag of food for admission, get your paper bag ready and start filling it up! I went through my pantry already and was able to fill a bag with no problem.

Not sure what to give? The most requested items by the food bank are:
  • Canned meats like tuna, stew and chili (pop-tops preferred)
  • Canned vegetables
  • Pasta, pasta sauce
  • Beans
  • Rice
  • Healthy cereals
  • Peanut butter
  • Baby food
  • Baby formula

#2. Cash

If you plan on paying $20 at the door, then you'll need cash. You also have the silent auction, live auction, raffle, lunch, and dinner to worry about!

#3. Checkbook

Yes, I know we live in the digital age and checks are old-fashioned. However, having some checks handy will let you bid on items without worrying about how much cash you have in your pocket.

#4. Games

There will be a game library that anyone can use, as well as many other gamers bringing their own games. You can also bring your favorite games from your own collection.

#5. A Friend

The more people that come to the event, the more successful it will be. So if you have a co-worker, friend, or family member who wants to help a good cause, bring them along and I can guarantee they will have a good time!