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Give To Game - A day of board gaming benefiting the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas


Nearly one in five adults and one in four children in Texas are hungry. Many of the people who used to give to the Food Bank are now receiving services from them. Come join us to help out your community and have some fun playing board games!

When: April 10th, 2010
Time: 10am - Midnight
Where: 4622 S Lamar Blvd Austin, TX 78745
Admission: Admission to the event is either one-grocery bag of non-perishable food or a donation of $20 at the door (or $15 if you register online). To register online, visit our Capital Area Food Bank page and make a donation of $15 or more (you'll have to enter the amount) and you'll be all set. if you have any questions, email us at givetogame@gmail.com

Last year we raised over $800 and over 250 lbs of food. Come by, have some fun, and help us beat that amount!

We will be providing a library of games from our collection for anyone to play, but feel free to bring your own games! Drinks and snacks will be provided for a small donation. Come join us for a day of open gaming and a chance to win some great door prizes!

Visit our website for more info: http://givetogame.blogspot.com/.

Preregistration Page: Donation Page (Use the "Enter an Amount" to enter at least $15 and you are all set)

What should I donate?
- Healthy non-perishable food
- Items with intact, un-opened, consumer or commercial packaging
- Items with non-breakable packaging (no glass please)
- Food within the expiration date on the packaging

What are the most-requested items?
- 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

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Thought Hammer "Give to Game" Special

If you place an order with Thought Hammer by April 5th, 2010 and use a special coupon code, you can get free shipping to the Give to Game event. On top of that, a donation of 5% of the total sales from this deal will be donated to the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas.

Here are the Details:
* The order cutoff date is the end of the day on Monday, April 5th, 2010.
* In the shipping section, just put your normal address and check "Add to existing order" if the order is less than $100, and in the comments section, put "This is for Give to Game".
* Use the coupon code TH_GTG_10 in the discount coupon section.
* The shipping will be free, but all games will be delivered to the event. Again, you won't receive your games until they are handed out on Saturday, April 10th, at Give to Game. Do not use this deal if you don't plan on attending.
* If you order anything that is backordered or pre-ordered, and
it does not show up by Monday April 5th, then it won't ship with the other
games, and they will cancel it and refund you the money.
* If you have any questions, contact us or Thought Hammer and we'll get it sorted out.


Dragon's Lair Comics & Fantasy has donated a game and a gift certificate to their store!


Great Hall Games has donated a LOT of games!

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Betty Dingus has donated 35 games 91 games!

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More Info to Come...
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Count me in again! Last year was a lot of fun and totally worth the drive to Austin for the day.
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Barring any difficulties, I as well should be there again this year.
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MWChapel wrote:
Barring any difficulties, I as well should be there again this year.


Well in that case, I may reconsider... arrrh
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I'll be there.
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Depending on the little league schedule, I'll be there after our game that day. I should have my schedule in a few weeks.
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Thought Hammer has signed on to help out again this year.

http://givetogame.blogspot.com/2010/02/thought-hammers-helpi...

I'll update the main post.
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Hooray for Dragon's Lair! They have donated some items again for this year.

http://givetogame.blogspot.com/2010/02/dragons-lair-donates....

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Great Hall Games has made a very generous donation of game again this year. Thank you Beka!

http://givetogame.blogspot.com/2010/03/new-sponsor-great-hal...
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Betty Dingus has donated an amazing amount of games! Our door prize table has just doubled in size!

http://givetogame.blogspot.com/2010/03/generous-donation.htm...
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Last night I sorted through another 60 games that were donated by Betty Dingus. It is an amazing array of new games, traditional games, and out-of-print classics (good classics - not bad ones).

http://givetogame.blogspot.com/2010/03/what-did-dingus-bring...

I will be posted a geeklist soon of what items will be in the auction. Start saving your cash now - you'll need it for the auction!
 
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Is the auction at a set time or how does it work? Thanks!

Great cause and I'm looking forward to coming and supporting!
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sduke wrote:
Is the auction at a set time or how does it work? Thanks!

Great cause and I'm looking forward to coming and supporting!


Here's the plan so far. We will have a table with all auction items on it for you to browse through the whole day. Each game (or lot) will have a "buy it now" price if you want to purchase it before the auction. At around 7:00, we will draw winners for the raffles. Immediately following that, we will start the auction. I will post a list of auction games and a more detailed schedule on this coming Monday.
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I updated the first post with a link to the auction preview

Give to Game 2010 Auction Preview
 
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Dan Manfredini wrote:
I updated the first post with a link to the auction preview

Give to Game 2010 Auction Preview


I'm getting a 'that geeklist does not exist" when clicking on the link...
 
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Speedracer513 wrote:
Dan Manfredini wrote:
I updated the first post with a link to the auction preview

Give to Game 2010 Auction Preview


I'm getting a 'that geeklist does not exist" when clicking on the link...


Is anyone else having that problem? I just tried again and it worked for me.
 
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Same problem for me... geeklist does not exist.

If I look at your Geeklists that you have created, it's not there.

I think you need to "submit" the list ???
 
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blush Sorry about that everybody! I forgot to uncheck it as private. It was submitted but I forgot that other important detail.
 
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I am interested in attending this year for the first time. Can anyone tell me what the game library is like? What games are in it? Is it necessary to bring some of your own? This sounds like a fun event. I look forward to more info.
 
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dhshaw22 wrote:
I am interested in attending this year for the first time. Can anyone tell me what the game library is like? What games are in it? Is it necessary to bring some of your own? This sounds like a fun event. I look forward to more info.


Hi Darin,

The library is composed mainly of games from my collection and others. Last year it was barely touched since most people brought their own games. You can definitely show up without any games and still have a great time. I am still in the process of determining which games I will be bringing for the library - if you see anything in my collection you are interested please let me know.

Hope to see you there!
 
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Fireside Games has just donated a copy of Castle Panic and I have added it to the auction list. Thanks Justin!
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I have created a geeklist of the games I will be bringing to Give to Game (AKA - the Library). You are free to play any of these, but please also bring any games of your own!
 
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A geeklist of games people will be bringing might be useful.
 
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TVDinner wrote:
A geeklist of games people will be bringing might be useful.


If you want, you can add them to the library geeklist list but with a comment that they're not part of the library. That way the master list of games could all be in one place.
 
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BIG NEWS!

Fox 7 will be running live segments about Give to Game tomorrow morning during the 7 o'clock (am) hour. My wife and co-organizer Kelly will be doing the interviews at Tribe Comics.
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