Tabletop Weekend: August 18-20


Extra Life unites thousands of gamers around the world to play games in support of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Throughout the month of August, we celebrate #ExtraLifeTabletop, with the biggest celebration taking place during the annual Tabletop Weekend, August 18-20, 2023.

Here's How You Can Help:



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Unlock the Extra Life Hex Chest

Platinum Extra Lifers who fundraise $90 USD from August 3 to August 21 will be able to unlock the Extra Life Hex Chest! Extra Life teamed up with our friends at Elderwood Academy to create this amazing incentive for Tabletop Weekend!

Once you raise $90 (after August 3), we'll email you with your redemption code. These wooden engraved hex chests feature the Extra Life logo on top and the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals logo on the bottom. The lid attaches magnetically. The hex chest does not come with dice, but we know you have plenty of dice that will be happy to take up residence in your brand new Extra Life hex chest.

Want some fundraising tips to help you unlock this hex chest?

For more info, visit the Hex Chest FAQ


Get Your Company Involved!

The month of August and Tabletop Weekend is a great time to get your company involved with  Extra Life. What makes Extra Life different than other charities/non-profits? Funds stay local & benefit pediatric patients at 170 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals in the U.S. and Canada. Since 2008, Extra Lifers have raised more than $100 million for member hospitals. For several years, Extra Life has remained one of the top 30 peer-to-peer fundraising programs in the U.S. Extra Life is a movement, formed by gamers bonded by their passion and commitment to change kids' health to change the future. 

Ready to sign up? Go to and register as a team!
Looking for more information to help convince your company to support Extra Life & CMN Hospitals? Check out this resource.

How Can I Fundraise By Playing Board Games?

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 August. 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.

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