2014 Extra Life Fundraiser Participants
Bill Reed
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Galloway
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This Geeklist has been created to recognize BBG users who are participating in the 2014 Extra Life fundraiser.

Extra Life raises money for the local Children's Miracle Network Hospitals of the participants. It encourages the participant to receive pledges in support of a 24-hour gaming marathon!

In 2013, Extra Life raised over $3 million! There were 13 groups that listed themselves on the 2013 Extra Life Fundraiser Participants. I think we can involve more people and help raise more money!

If you're participating, please add your favorite game (or another) as the item. Include the following in your entry:

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Name:
Location:
Hospital:
Extra Life link:
Extra Life Team:
Add any other details you think a supporter may find interesting.


Good luck with your Extra Life efforts!

Don't forget that there's a Microbadge available, designed by Cody Jones from the "classic podcast" Game On! with Cody and John.


Get it at:
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1. Board Game: Summoner Wars [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:365] [Average Rating:7.31 Unranked]
Bill Reed
United States
Galloway
Ohio
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Name: Bill Reed
Location: Columbus, OH
Hospital: Nationwide Children's Hospital
Extra Life link: http://www.extra-life.org/participant/WMREED
Extra Life Team: Central Ohio Boardgamers - http://www.extra-life.org/team/COBOARDGAMERS

This is my third year participating in Extra Life. Last year the BGG community helped me raise over $500.00 for my local hospital!

I'm doing my marathon early, Sept. 11 thru 14, 2014, at the Buckeye Game Fest, the local con organized by CABS (Columbus Area Boardgamers Society).

I've added a raffle to my fundraiser! Every $25 donation earns an entry into a raffle for some games! See my Extra Life page for details!
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2. Board Game: Area 1851 [Average Rating:6.50 Overall Rank:6905]
Justin Blaske
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Lincoln
Nebraska
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Name: Justin Blaske
Location: Lincoln, NE
Hospital: Children's Hospital & Medical Center
Extra Life link: http://www.extra-life.org/participant/jblaske
Extra Life Team: http://www.extra-life.org/team/nerfsickness

This will be my fifth year participating. In the past we have done lots of board game and video game playing to raise money for the sick kiddos. Over the last four years we have raised about $4,000. Hopefully this year I can get a team together and raise that much this year alone. That's the goal anyway!

If you're in the Lincoln area and want to participate, send me a geekmail.
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3. Board Game: Wits & Wagers Party [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:1318] [Average Rating:6.92 Unranked]
Jim Jones
United States
Evansville
Indiana
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Name: Jim Jones
Location: Saint Peter's (Highland) UCC Church, Evansville, IN
Hospital: Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis, IN
1st Extra Life Team for the Saint Peter's Community Game Night (captained by Jim): http://www.extra-life.org/team/stpetersgamenight
2nd Extra Life Team for the Great Big Table podcast (captained by Adrienne): http://www.extra-life.org/team/greatbigtable

Dates: October 24, 25, and 26

I'll add more later, so think of this as a placeholder.

This will be our third year running a weekend-long board game marathon where we will play at least 24 hours of board games across three days to raise money for Riley Hospital for Children. In the past two years of our event, we have raised over $6000 for Riley.

We have great food supplied by members of our community and plenty of space to play games for the whole weekend.

We're going to continue our tradition of a Saturday night meal provided by our church and community followed by a game show style game of Wits & Wagers played between all the participants.

We're going to have the 2nd annual World Series of Clabber (Clabber originated in Evansville, IN). Winners will be added to the World Series of Clabber plaque and should also have some small trophies to take home.

I'm toying with the idea of running the world's loudest game tournament of Pit as well as it was designed by Edgar Cayce, the psychic son of Hopkinsville, KY, which is only an hour or so south of Evansville, IN. I'd need a bunch of copies, though.

We're hoping to bring back our "Play to Win" program for team members and guests provided we get enough publisher, designer, and business support (publishers, if you are interested in supporting our event, PM me).

We're bringing back our "Play to Win" and "Teach to Win" program! We've started to receive donations from publishers and we're already floored! Thank you so much!

Here is a Geeklist of all the Play and Teach to Win games that we have (so far): http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/179377/play-and-teach-win-...

Join one of our teams and help raise funds for Riley Hospital!


If you live in or around, or want to make a road trip to, the Evansville area that weekend, we would love to have you join our team and come and play with us for a great cause. We can probably even work out a pretty good rate at a local hotel (It looks like the rate will be around $45 per night plus taxes and fees). Think of it as a mini (playing focused) gaming convention for good.

Seriously. We would love to have you. We hope to make this event bigger and better each year. Doubling our combined donations from 2012 to 2013 is a great start, but we're hoping to get bigger and raise more year to year and it will be easier with your help.

We can always user MORE team members and we would love to have you! I'm serious. Send me a GeekMail if you are interested.
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4. Board Game: Splendor [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:112]
Sam Dominguez
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Abilene
Texas
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Our team this year is The Gamesters of Triskelion!

http://www.extra-life.org/team/gamesters

 


We are raising Quatloos for the kids at Cook Children's Medical Center in Forth Worth, Texas.

http://www.extra-life.org/participant/Pac-Dad

This is my third year of Extra-Life participation. I love being involved in this work and each year I have known kids who have directly benefitted from this charity. If you can't pick a team to join, be sure to pick one to support. Every little bit counts.
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5. Board Game: The Castles of Burgundy [Average Rating:8.12 Overall Rank:11]
Liam M
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East Lansing
Michigan
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Name: William Martinez
Location: East Lansing, MI
Hospital: Sparrow Hospital
Extra Life link: http://www.extra-life.org/participant/pdef
Extra Life Team: Team Bance (special thanks to Jared and the Flip the Table crew) - http://www.extra-life.org/team/15609

This is my second year doing Extra Life. Last year I was able to raise over $700 and I'm hoping I can get even close to that again (I was really blown away by the generosity last year).

The best part of last year's event was actually going to the hospital and playing for a few hours. I arranged it through the volunteering system to visit the children and actually be a bigger part than just the financial aspects. I am hoping to visit again this year, but circumstances may make that prove a bit difficult.

As for my event date, I'll have to move it a bit. Oct 25 is the MSU v UM football game, and this town goes crazy for it. I couldn't find a convenient way to hold an Extra-Life event for it, so I believe I will move it a little earlier. Oct 10-11 will by my gaming days.

(Edit: confirmed dates of event)

What a weekend! Had a fantastic event that went 25+ hours afterall of gaming (although I was up for 43...), had 8 people at my house to play games and even met up with a couple donors online to play with them. What did we fill our time with? Well...

Rialto
Burgoo
Eminent Domain (x2)
Friday
Worms: Reloaded (too many rounds/games to count)
Ticket to Ride x2
Takenoko x2
Sentinels of the Multiverse
Flash Point: Fire Rescue x2
Euphoria: Build a Better Dystopia
Splendor
Pack of Heroes
Android: Netrunner x2
The Duke x2
Random card games to fill gaps while waiting for others to be ready, like Knock (kind of like Crazy Eights) and Go Fish (seriously...had to keep playing, I guess!).
Villa Paletti

Whew...felt good to play, but as always, was a draining event. Thanks for all the support! Til next year...
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6. Board Game: Madcap Marathon [Average Rating:6.21 Unranked]
Jesse Hickle
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Colorado Springs
Colorado
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Name: Jesse Hickle
Location: Merrillville, IN
Hospital: Lurie Children's Hospital, Chicago, IL
Extra Life link: http://www.extra-life.org/participant/100560
Extra Life Team: http://www.extra-life.org/team/NWIBGA

Our group (the Northwest Indiana Boardgamers Association) participated in Extra Life for the first time last year. This year, we're doing it again. Our event will be held on October 11-12, two weeks earlier than the official event. The location is currently TBD because we're trying to find out if the location where we have our game nights will let us use the facility for free since it's a charity event. It will be in Merrillville, IN, however, and I'll post the address when we figure it out for anyone who wants to join us!

EDIT: The event is confirmed at the Northwest Indiana Church of Christ, located at 3803 E Lincoln Hwy in Merrillville, IN.
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7. Board Game: No Thanks! [Average Rating:7.04 Overall Rank:391]
Stephen Eckman
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Oviedo
Florida
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Name: Stephen Eckman
Location: Orlando, FL
Hospital: Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Shand's Children's Hospital
Extra Life link: http://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.pa...

No Thanks! is certainly an odd choice for the GeekList item, but it was the most popular game played during our marathon!

We actually did our 24 hour board game marathon back in July because we knew we couldn't get together on October 25th. I ended up playing for 25 hours (and staying awake for 40). 12 people participated in 27 game sessions and raised $425 for local children's hospitals. Here is a list of all of the games that were played:

El Grande Decennial Edition
No Thanks! x2
Expedite
Ticket to Ride: 10th Anniversary
Airlines Europe
No Thanks! x3
Love Letter
Hanabi
For Sale
Suburbia x2
Legacy: The Testament of Duke de Crecy
We Didn't Playtest This At All x2
King of Tokyo x2
Ticket to Ride: 10th Anniversary
Skyline x2
Castle Panic: The Wizard's Tower
No Thanks! x3
For Sale
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8. Board Game: Ultimate Werewolf: Ultimate Edition [Average Rating:7.10 Overall Rank:667] [Average Rating:7.10 Unranked]
Josh Owens
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Charleston
West Virginia
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All of our donations are going to West Virginia University Children's Hospital. We made almost $3,000 last year. I chose Werewolf because I'm hoping we have enough people to show up again this year and play large games like that. Thank you so much!

http://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donordrive.pa...
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9. Board Game: Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition) [Average Rating:7.76 Overall Rank:76]
Brian Ooten
United States
South Charleston
West Virginia
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Name: Brian Ooten
Location: Charleston, West Virginia
Hospital: West Virginia University Children's Hospital
Extra Life Link: http://www.extra-life.org/participant/brianooten
Extra Life Team: Meeples for Medicine

This is my 2nd year participating in the event and I have to say, it has been one of the most rewarding things I've done. We will be having our event on Nov 1 at the home of my good friend and geekbuddy
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. I think we are expecting around 30 people this year for plenty of board gaming & maybe even some D&D. Geekmail me if you are in the area & are interested in joining us. We'd love to have you.

Of course, feel free to donate if you can't make it. If you donate to my page and I reach my fundraising goal of $5,000.00, I'm going to make a personal donation of 10% of my goal or $500.00.

Thanks in advance for your help for this very worthy cause.
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10. Board Game: Tumblin-Dice [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:592]
Chris Holm
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Rio Rancho
New Mexico
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Name: our team is ImagineAction
Location: Albuquerque, NM (at Active Imagination)
Hospital: UNM Children's Hospital
Extra Life link: http://www.extra-life.org/team/ImagineAction
Extra Life Team: ImagineAction2014
This year was our fourth year holding an Extra Life marathon. We've grown every year in donations and in participation -- and next year will be even bigger!

geeklist: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/176593/extra-life-2014...
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