Tabletop Weekend: April 12-14, 2024


Extra Life unites thousands of gamers around the world to play games in support of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Throughout the month of April, we celebrate #ExtraLifeTabletop, with the biggest celebration taking place during the annual Tabletop Weekend, April 12-14, 2024. Why are we celebrating tabletop games earlier in the year? Well, National Board Game Day falls on April 11th each year and to celebrate, we're hoping the Extra Life community uses the day to appreciate all the wonderful board games or tabletop games that can help gamify fundraising for local member hospitals. Let us know your plans in the Extra Life Discord!


Here's How You Can Help:


Unlock an Extra Life D20

Platinum Extra Lifers who fundraise $100 USD from April 12th to April 30th will be able to unlock the Extra Life D20! Extra Life teamed up with our friends at Norse Foundry to create this amazing incentive for Tabletop Weekend!

Once you raise $100 (after April 12), we'll email you with your redemption code. These glass D20s will feature the Extra Life logo where the '20' would normally be. 

For more info, see the D20 FAQs.




Fundraising Ideas- Tabletop Edition

Whether with family/friends, your co-workers, or in the community at large, you can organize a game night (or convert your established game nights) to an Extra Life fundraising event in April. The important thing is to set the expectation that this game night is special because you'll be raising funds for kids in your community through Extra Life. Here are some ways that you can maximize your fundraising totals: 

  1. Entry Fee/Cover Charge: Ask for an entry fee to play tonight. You can set up multiple game stations or provide a variety of games to cater to different interests.
  2. Tournament Style: Structure a bracket as a special side event within your game night. Card games make great tournament games (Skip-Bo, Speed, Uno All Wilds, Magic: The Gathering, etc.). Offer prizes for winners and runners-up to attract more participants.
  3. Re-Roll: Golf tournaments raise a lot of funds through mulligans, where someone can make a donation in order to take another shot if they didn't like the shot they just made. Apply this principle to dice rolling and let your players donate in order to roll again.
  4. Alter the Game Rules: Playing Monopoly and trying to get out of jail? Donate! Think of creative ways to spice up games and create fun ways to collect donations.
  5. Donations for Losing: Get everyone to agree that the loser of each game has to make a donation to the team. Make it fun! Celebrate when they donate and encourage sympathizers to join them in donating.
  6. Silent Auction: Ask local businesses to donate items for a silent auction. Everyone can place their bids throughout the night and the winner donates to the team in order to receive their prize. Be sure to send thank you notes and promote the businesses that donate items. Tag them on social media.

There are many other ways that you can create (or convert) your own tabletop game night fundraiser. Just remember that before you start, you'll need to register at so that everyone knows where to make their donations during the event.


How to Raise $100 Before Your Event

Looking to raise $100 before your tabletop event even starts? Here's how! Donors are more inclined to donate to pages that already have momentum. To create that momentum and get some donations on your page before your event starts, try emailing, asking family/friends for donations, starting a Facebook fundraiser, and making a self-donation! 

Remember to include fun and innovative milestones/incentives for folks who donate. It can be as easy as sending stickers to donors who give $5 or dying your hair a different color if you hit $3,000. 

Need some inspiration for incentives/milestones? Check out this blog post.


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