Spiel-a-thon 2009

We are proud to announce the 3rd annual Spiel-a-thon!

What is the Spiel-a-thon?

It's a fundraising event for The Spiel Foundation, our non-profit group dedicated to donating quality games to children's hospitals and senior centers.

It's also a fun-filled board game fest with chances for finalists to win great prize bundles!


BGG Con  - Dallas, TX   Link

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 21,  4:30 -7:00 PM

The Dogwood Room

The Event

Attendees of Spiel-a-thon 2009 wil participate in a Wits & Wagers Team Tournament!

4 players per team 

Each team will play a preliminary round (20-30 minutes). There will be three preliminary rounds

The winning team from each round will advance to the finals.

The final round will also include a special Podcaster team including Stephen, Dave, Scott Nicholson, and as many of our podcast pals we can rope in to help out.

All the questions are game themed! There will be several categories of questions, written by us and listener Mark Wilder (who came up with the concept for this event!)

Entry fee

$15 donation per person to The Spiel Foundation.
1 team = $60 ; that’s 1 or 2 games we can donate per team!


Prizes! We are assembling a really juicy prize pack for the winning team. Each team member will walk away with at least four board games.

AEG: Infinite City (x3), The Adventurers

APE Games: Duck! Duck! Go! (x2), Duck! Duck! Safari! (x2)

Bucephalus Games: Kachina, Michelangelo, Time Streams (x2)

CrossCut Games: Galactic Emperor

North Star Games: Wits & Wagers, Say Anything

Out of the Box: Word on the Street

Valley Games: Days of Steam

Thanks to the publishers listed above for their generosity and support!

We’ll have special Spiel-a-thon dice to give away to participants. And as the prize pool grows, we hope to have a raffle to give out other games during the preliminary rounds as well.

Register for the Spiel-a-thon Today!

Single Team Member $15



Four Member Team $60



Hey guys, as a note, BGG.CON is sold out (which happens every year). At this point if you haven't reserved a badge for the con, you will have to post to the waiting list thread on the site and hope that someone else needs to cancel.

 The waiting list thread is http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/443972.

 -- Joe

We just received confirmation from the fine folks at BGG.

The Spiel-a-thon will be held

Saturday, November 21 from 4:30 - 7:00 PM

The first 20-30 minutes will be setup and team registration.

The tournament will begin in earnest at 5:00 PM.

I'll report in with prize info soon, so we can tempt you even more to come and play.