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Announcing the 5th annual Spiel-a-thon!



What is the Spiel-a-thon?

It’s a fundraising event for The Spiel Foundation.

The Spiel Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to donating quality board and card games to children’s hospitals and senior citizen’s centers. http://www.thespielfoundation.com

Each year, we assemble bundles of five games and donate these bundles to organizations that fit our mandate.

The Spiel-a-thon is also a fun-filled board game-fest with chances to win great prize bundles!

When/Where

BGG Con – Dallas, TX

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 18, 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Irving Lecture Hall


The Event

Attendees of the Spiel-a-thon wil participate in a team trivia game specially designed for the event.

2 players per team.

Teams will play for 20-25 minutes, so while the event lasts for a few hours, you don't have to tear yourself away from the rest of the gaming goodness for very long to have fun and help a great cause. The overall winning team (determined by either a final round or simply the highest score) will win a fabulous prize pack!

Full details on the game will be provided on the day of the event. We'll leak additional details about the game on The Spiel in coming weeks.

Entry fee

$15 donation per person to The Spiel Foundation. 1 team = $30. The Spiel Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, so this donation is tax deductible.

Incentive

Beyond helping raise money for a very worthy cause, we are assembling a really juicy prize pack for the winning team. Each team member will walk away with a stack of great games. We will include a list of prizes as we confirm participation by generous publishers from around the world.

We’ll also have special Spiel-a-thon dice to give away to participants.

Register for the Spiel-a-thon Today!

http://thespielfoundation.com/?page_id=50
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Yay! Spiel-a-thon!
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Spiel-a-thon got rid of my ugly crow's feet!

Thanks Spiel-a-thon!!!!
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Image says Nov. 18.
Text says Nov. 19.

Please advise. Thanks :-)
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Morganza wrote:
Image says Nov. 18.
Text says Nov. 19.

Please advise. Thanks :-)


Nov. 19 has to be an error since it says "Friday Nov. 19." Nov. 19 is Saturday. Spiel Foundation website has Nov. 18 all over it.
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The Spiel-a-thon is Friday, November 18. Sorry for the typo.

We're already getting excited about the event. Should be a lot of fun!
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I've never participated, but have a question. Is the the team trivia general trivia, or is it specific to games or another category?

It sounds like great fun!
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There are some game related questions, but it is geared toward general trivia with a heavy slant toward geek culture.

We have a blast. Hope you'll join the fun!
 
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Yay! Spiel-a-thon! The Duck-Billed Platitudes will be back to defend our second place finish last year (& try for the top spot. I call it - this is our year! )
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tinkha wrote:
Yay! Spiel-a-thon! The Duck-Billed Platitudes will be back to defend our second place finish last year (& try for the top spot. I call it - this is our year! )


Indeed we will be back and we intend to win!
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Yay! Spiel-a-thon! The Duck-Billed Platitudes will be back to defend our second place finish last year (& try for the top spot. I call it - this is our year! )


Indeed we will be back and we intend to win!



Nay! The Chitkickers will rule the day!

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Do we need to do anything besides donate the $30 to register?


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If you pre-register, just be sure to indicate the names of the people on your team and your team name (if you want one - not necessary, but fun all the same).

Really, after the donation it's just a matter of being ready to have fun!

I'll be sending teams that pre-register a note via email with their team's time slot assignment, so you'll know when you will play.

If you register as an individual without a team, I'll pair people up to make teams as needed.

Hope to see you there.

Cheers,

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I've convinced my wife to come to the con with me. The Spiel A Thon will be on our anniversary.

Out team name will be, "Best Anniversary Ever!"
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That's great news, Darren. Thanks for the support!

Look forward to seeing team "Best Anniversary Ever!" in just a few weeks.

Cheers,

Stephen
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My wife and I had great fun last year. We're ready to give it a try again this year!
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My wife and I had great fun last year. We're ready to give it a try again this year!


The Sask Team officially challenges the Alberta team to a duel. Not to the death, to the pain.
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Bixby wrote:
amberaleman wrote:
My wife and I had great fun last year. We're ready to give it a try again this year!


The Sask Team officially challenges the Alberta team to a duel. Not to the death, to the pain.


ninja Whichever team loses can't drink beer for the rest of the weekend... ninja
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Bixby wrote:
amberaleman wrote:
My wife and I had great fun last year. We're ready to give it a try again this year!


The Sask Team officially challenges the Alberta team to a duel. Not to the death, to the pain.


ninja Whichever team loses can't drink beer for the rest of the weekend... ninja


There is "to the pain" and then there is "To the Motrin Pain".
 
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We've got a BC team entered too. Canada Throwdown.
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Belash wrote:
Bixby wrote:
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My wife and I had great fun last year. We're ready to give it a try again this year!


The Sask Team officially challenges the Alberta team to a duel. Not to the death, to the pain.


ninja Whichever team loses can't drink beer for the rest of the weekend... ninja


That is just not fair!

How can you expect Bixby to go the weekend without beer?
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Bixby wrote:
Belash wrote:
Bixby wrote:
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My wife and I had great fun last year. We're ready to give it a try again this year!


The Sask Team officially challenges the Alberta team to a duel. Not to the death, to the pain.


ninja Whichever team loses can't drink beer for the rest of the weekend... ninja


There is "to the pain" and then there is "To the Motrin Pain".



How about the losers buys the beer.........no beer on a Friday at a convention....thats just insane.
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Are walk up registrations allowed? Not sure if I'll be able to talk one of my friends into going till we get there.
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Absolutely! We'll have a sign-up sheet near the main desk where you get your badge for the con. Hope to see you there.
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Spiel-a-thon at BGG Con raised over $1500 for The Spiel Foundation!

More money means more game bundles for kids and seniors. We really appreciate all the support we receive from players and publishers alike.

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for winning this year's team-trivia game!

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took some wonderful photos for us:

http://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/6108/spiel-a-thon-at-bgg

For more photos, here's our Picasa album:

https://picasaweb.google.com/112437822482119133450/BGGCon201...

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for being official scorekeepers throughout the event.

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for writing questions for and emceeing the Final round.

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for joining finalists as "celebrity" players.

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specifically and the entire BGG crew for making it so easy for us to run a charity event so far away from home.

Prize support this year came from:

Stronghold Games, Z-Man, AEG, WizKids, Funagain Games, APE Games, and Living Worlds Games

While the Spiel-a-thon happens but once a year, the work of the Foundation is year-round and we can always use your financial support. If you're interested in learning more or making a donation, visit:

http://www.thespielfoundation.com
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