A cranial reconstruction surgery at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, Indiana saved the life of our team captain’s infant daughter over four years ago. After her recovery, Adrienne and Jim Jones decided to host an Extra Life board gaming marathon with their community game night to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
Over the last four years, the St Peter's Game Night team has been able to raise over $23,600. Last year alone, we raised $10,107, which was more than we had raised during any previous game marathon!
As all of our team members had designated Indiana's Riley Hospital for Children to receive their funds, all of that money went to an institution that has touched the lives of so many in our community. This work couldn't happen without you, our incredible team members, our friends and families, and the incredible support of St Peter's, the Evansville community, and the board game publishers and stores that help sponsor our Play-to-Win program.
This year, we're at it for the fifth year in a row!
Saint Peter's Highland UCC is hosting a board gaming event throughout the weekend of October 21st (6pm - 9pm), October 22nd (7am - 10pm), and October 23rd (noon - 6pm), 2015.
Across those three days, our team members and their Extra Life supporters will play an EPIC 24 (and more - usually up to 30) hours of board games to raise money for Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana's Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.
If you are a member of the tri-state community, we encourage you to come on over and play games to help raise money to heal sick and injured kids and provide hope and healing for their families. If you have the time and want to help a great cause through playing board games, you can also join our team (email email@example.com for the details).
More details about our 24 Hour Extra Life Board Game Marathon Weekend are being added all the time. So watch this space!
Friday, October 21st, 6pm to 9pm
Saturday, October 22nd, 7am to 10pm
Sunday, October 23rd, Noon to 6pm
We have been blessed with the generous donations of game publishers like Alderac Entertainment Group (AEG), APE Games, Cool Mini or Not, North Star Games, R & R Games, Stone Blade Entertainment and members of the Saint Peter's Game Night community. We are hoping to be able to offer our fourth annual Play-to-Win Program through new donations as a part of our Extra Life weekend game marathon this year.
Play-to-Win is one of the most fun aspects of our weekend. Due to the generosity of our game sponsors (please support them as a thank you for their generosity), we hope to have a library of some of the best hobby board games for our guests to play and enjoy throughout the game marathon.
Each time a guest plays (or teaches) a game, they earn a ticket to a lucky draw drawing for that game at the end of the event. There will also be opportunities for more tickets for any game by making additional donations to Riley that weekend. During the last hour of the event, we give all of these games away to the guests that played and enjoyed them!
Over the past three years, we have given away over 260 games that our guests learned to play and came to love over the course of our board game marathon weekend! We actually didn't have a Play-to-Win program our first year... we like to think of it as our building year.
When we receive game donations we will post a link to a list of games that will be available at the event so that they are easy to find for those that would like to purchase them from local retailers in the future.
Click the button below to check out our Play-to-Win board game library for this year's board game marathon. This list is complete with links to the rules (and sometimes video tutorials) of the games so you can get a head start on learning them (remember, teaching games earns a ticket as well).
Titles are being added, so check back often:
We will have our fourth annual silent auction as part of our board game marathon this year. In the past, we have had generous donations of items ranging from theater tickets, to admission to a safari park in Ohio, to admission to local attractions and gift cards. In the past, Items have been constantly added throughout the weekend, so make sure to visit throughout the weekend and bid on items for a wonderful cause.
Clabber is Evansville's game. Here's your chance to be Evansville's champion!
The World Series of Clabber will be held Saturday afternoon, October 22nd.
Register your team for the fifth annual World Series of Clabber championship. Registration requires a $10 donation per player. First and second place finishers will receive a trophy and be added to the permanent World Series of Clabber Champions plaque.
The World Series of Clabber tournament will start mustering between 12pm and 12:30 pm start time on Sunday, October 23rd.
=== 5th Annual Community Dinner & Wits and Wagers Game Show ===
Starting around 5pm on October 22nd, we'll have a free light meal together as a community (usually various soups and/or chili and sandwiches) followed by playing an enlarged version of the popular trivia game, Wits and Wagers, with everyone in attendance. This has been one of the highlights of each weekend from its inception and is a lot of fun.
=== 2ND AnnUAL No Ship BoardGame Math Trade ===
2016 Evansville Extra Life No-Ship Math Trade - Games For Trade
One of our sponsored players, Josh Loewen, has graciously agreed to set up and administer a no-ship math trade for this year's Extra Life game marathon.
"This is a trade between a whole bunch of people at once, using an algorithm (such as used by TradeMaximizer) to decide who should send their game to whom. Because of the algorithm used, you can only get a game you prefer over what you started with. (Or at worst, you may just keep your original game; i.e. it doesn't trade.)
This kind of trade was originally called a "mathematical no-risk trade list." Today, it's simply known as a math trade.
In a math trade, any potential trades found are always going to be "1 for 1" which is one of your offering(s) that you will ship out (or deliver if it's a "no ship") to another participant in the math trade. You will receive exactly one offering (from your "want list" for your offering) from most likely yet another participant. An "offering" is a single geeklist item, but the offering/item could be a bundle of more than one thing." --- BoardGameGeek.com Math Trades wiki
The games currently offered for trade (check back often and update your lists): https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/214068/2016-evansville-extra-life-no-ship-math-trade-game
Discussion thread (and rules and instructions for how to participate): http://boardgamegeek.com/article/23672262#23672262
Open for posting games: Now through Friday, October 7th, 2016, 9:00 CDT.
Want list submission period: Friday, October, 7th, 2016 (shortly after submission closes) to Friday, October 14th, 2016, 9:00 CDT.
Deadline-Offers: Friday, October 7th, 2016, 9:00 PM CST
Deadline-Wants: Friday, October 14th, 2016, 9:00 PM CST
Results will be posted shortly thereafter.
You can donate a couple of dollars to Josh's Extra Life sponsored player page if you would like to show him some thanks for setting this up: Josh's Extra Life sponsored player page.
=== For more information ===
St. Peter's (Highland) UCC - 7014 Darmstadt Road, Evansville, IN - (812) 867-5271
If you are interested in joining this year's Saint Peter's Extra Life fundraising team, please drop our Captain Jim Jones a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and he'll get back to you and answer any questions that you may have.
Don't get us wrong. We would LOVE to have your join our Extra Life fund raising team. If you are interested, contact Jim Jones at email@example.com.
Our team members are amazing people. Some of them have been with us since we started our game marathons five years ago and we're a very tight group. However, we are also a friendly and open group and are always happy to welcome more into the fold. Our team members have accounted for over 60% of the funds that we have directly raised over the past four years! They also help us run the event, learn (and teach) games, and help us to set everything up and tear it all down before and after the marathon. They even help with thank you cards to our wonderful sponsors. They are also our main source of advertising. Word of mouth is very important to us. And, again, we can't stress this enough. We would LOVE for your to join our Extra Life teams (St Peter's Game Night), but we also understand that it might not be possible for everyone.
So, our game marathon, much like the monthly game night that it grew out of, is open to the community as a whole. If you have some spare time at any time during the marathon just drop by St Peter's (Hightland) UCC at 7014 Darmstadt Road in Evansville, IN as our guest and join us to play some fun board games with other members from our community and beyond.
If you are a team member, you are highly encouraged to join us for the full weekend. We've built in at least 24 hours of gaming time to accomodate you (last year some of our players were pushing 30 hours total). However, if it doesn't work out with your schedule, come play with us when you can and make up the rest of your hours on your own time. You can also make up the time during our monthly community game nights on the third Friday of every month from 6 - 9pm. November's community game night is on the 18th.
If you are a guest (ie anyone not directly on our Extra Life fund raising team), just drop in and play throughout the weekend when it is most convenient for you . We have a team of players that is going to be playing the whole weekend. We'd love for them to have people with whom to play games. You're actually helping us out by dropping in and giving us a chance to teach games to and play games with your and your friends and family. And you could win a game out of the deal. Just check out the information about our Play-to-Win program in the section above.
If you have a good time, leave us a donation. It goes to a great cause.
If you'd like to get some extra tickets for more opportunities to take home a game, donate a few more bucks. Again, its for a great cause.
The bottom line is that we'll do our best to make sure that you and your family and friends have a fun time together sitting around a table while playing some great board games for a worthy cause.