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!

Friday, April 26, 2013


A big thank you shout out to all of our volunteers and the 75 participants who helped us raise $3,607.46. This will make a big impact in feeding the hungry in Central TX. I will be bringing by the check to Tresha, the Executive Director, next week. I will post some pictures so stay tuned! 

Friday, April 19, 2013

Give To Game

"Never doubt that a small group of concerned citizens can change the world, indeed it's the only thing that has." -- Margaret Mead

As a parent I hear this phrase several times a day, "Mommy, I am hungry". Thankfully I am able to provide food for that request every time. Today, all across Central Texas, children are saying that same phrase to their parents some of which are unable to provide the food that their growing children need. A recent study found that 1 in 4 children in Central Texas are going hungry. That is why we do this event. I think of those children and those parents through the whole process of planning and executing this event. When it gets hard and we face challenges and we want to throw in the towel, I think of those children. This weekend as you play games with friends, family or complete strangers remember the reason why we are all gathering together, to lend a hand to families and individuals in need. While it may not seem like our little event will have a big impact remember that every dollar raised can pay for 5 meals! For the individuals and families that will benefit from this event the impact is great. Join us in making a difference in Central Texas by playing hard and giving generously!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

ATM's and Restaurants

We are only able to accept cash and checks at the event.
Here is a map of where all the ATM's are by the event:

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Here is a map of what restaurants are close by the event:

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Friday, April 12, 2013


All children (17 and under), accompanied by an adult, will be given free admission to the event. If the families wish they can make a small donation for their children, but it will not be required.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


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Monday, April 8, 2013

The Bastrop County Food Pantry

Who will be benefiting from the event: The Bastrop County Food Pantry. Learn more about the great need that Bastrop County Food Pantry faces through this wonderful new promotional video.

Spotlight on Donors: Dragon's Lair

Dragon's Lair signed on to be our sponsor for the fifth year in a row! Thank you, Dragon's Lair. If you didn't already know, Dragon's Lair Austin has moved to a new (and improved) location: 2438 W Anderson Ln B-1  Austin, TX 78757

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They have also updated their website. They now sell more geeky fun things as well as the games and comics they have always sold.

Store Hours:

Monday10:00 AM12:00 AM
Tuesday10:00 AM12:00 AM
Wednesday9:00 AM12:00 AM
Thursday10:00 AM12:00 AM
Friday10:00 AM12:00 AM
Saturday10:00 AM12:00 AM
Sunday10:00 AM7:00 PM

Monday, March 18, 2013

Spotlight on Donors: Whose Turn Is It?

Give to Game 2013 Donation
Whose Turn Is It? is South Austin's newest game store and Give to Game's newest sponsor. This weekend Dan stopped by and met with the owner who donated some really awesome games as well as gave us a bunch of 20% coupons!

If you get a chance, you should definitely stop by their store. Their games range from kids games to advanced strategy to warhammer and everything in between. According to their website they want to provide the community with an accessible gaming environment--especially for families. They have open gaming tables every night (even on event nights). They also say that they are willing to stay open later to let you finish a game. Also, they do birthday parties for little and big gamers alike.


WTII Games
Phone: (512) 294-2740


Sun    12pm-6pm
Mon   11am-9:30pm
Tue    11am-6:30pm
Wed  11am-9:30pm
Thu    11am-9:30pm
Fri      11am-11:30pm
Sat     10am-11:30pm
We’ll be happy to stay open a little late to allow people to finish their games.


2708 S Lamar Blvd #100B
Austin, TX 78704

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Spotlight on Donors: Dream Punk

This year we were pleased to receive a donation from Dream Punk Productions, which included The Stork and several copies of House of Wack. The Stork was nominated for the Ennie Award in 2011. Go to his website and check it out.

Spotlight on Donors: Minion Games

Thank you Minon Games for being a 2013 sponsor! 

About Minion: 
"Minion Games is based out of the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area. Minion Games was created by a team of friends and designers to bring new and interesting games to the market. We specialize in games dripping with theme that mix direct conflict with Euro-style game play. From a Euro game with Zombies (Grave Business) to games about goofing off at work (Five Fingered Severance) to the smash hit bomb building game: The Manhattan Project. Minion Games has blasted onto the gaming scene with innovative mechanics and fast-paced player interaction." 

Spotlight on Donors: Tribe Comics and Games

Tribe Comics and Games has signed on to be our sponsor for the fifth year! They are an awesome store and do a lot to give back to the community. Their support has helped raise money for various local charities including ours. Last year they gave customers the option of saying, "keep the change",raised $345.15 in small change and we donated another $1202.27 to Randy's Cancer Fund, The Austin Planetarium, American Red Cross, Boy Scouts, ACLU, St Judes, Austin Pets Alive, Conspire Theater, Project OUTYouth, Capital Area Food Bank.  [Blog post].

A word about our sponsor...

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
Monday11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday - Friday11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sunday12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Spotlight on Donors: Great Hall Games

Dan and I went up to Great Hall Games this weekend and picked up to large boxes of games for donation. This is the fifth year that Great Hall has been a donor!

A word about our sponsor:
Great Hall Games sells a variety of board games, mini's, puzzles and lovey game bits and dice. They hold lots of different events during the year as well as a weekly open gaming night on Fridays. If you haven't checked them out, I highly suggest it!

5501 North Lamar, Suite A-135
Austin, Texas, 78751
1 block south of the Lamar & Koenig/2222 light 

Open 7 Days a week!
Click to see Store Hours & Events
Phone: 512-505-0055

Monday, March 4, 2013

Calling All Donors!

We are looking for donations for auction or door prizes. Please e-mail us at if you would like to donate a game(s) or a cool geeky item(s).

It Pays to Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers to assist us in setting up the event, manning the registration desk, picking up donations, closing up each night of the event, final event clean-up, etc. In return we would like to offer our appreciation to these volunteers as well as our long time VIP donors with a pre-event open gaming night. The night of April 19th will be reserved gaming for our volunteers and VIP donors only. After set up all volunteers and donors will be allowed several hours of open gaming as well as getting first dibs on door prizes. 

Here is how you can participate in the extra night of gaming: 

* Sign up to volunteer for the event (man the registration booth, set-up, tear down, etc.). Interested volunteers are asked to email us at  

Friday, March 1, 2013

Save the Date: give to game 2013

After a long process of finding a new venue we have at last secured a location and have set the date. This year we will be holding the event at Abiding Love Church in their activity building (7210 Brush Country, Austin 78749). The dates are as follows:April 20th 9am-Midnight and the 21st 4pm-10pm will be open gaming to the public, while April 19th 5pm-Midnight will be for volunteers and sponsors only. If you would like to be a volunteer or sponsor and take advantage of an extra night of open gaming, please email us at