Extra Life 2017

Welcome to Extra Life with Eat Chit & Dice!

WHEN: 10 a.m. Saturday, November 4 – 10 a.m. Sunday, November 5

WHERE: V.F.W. Post 1114 110 N. Wabash Ave. Evansville, IN 47712

COST: Free to enter! Donations only, all proceeds go to Riley Children’s Hospital

We’re planning on having a lot of great donation prizes at the event, so please tune in to our Twitch stream on November 4th through 5th. We’ll have all the information on the stream on our Twitter page! Check back here for more info on our event in the days leading up to it.  We also have a facebook event page set up here.

Your donation is tax-deductible and will make miracles happen for families who desperately need them. To make a safe and easy online donation to a member of our team, click on the “Roster” tab and then on a participant’s name.

We need your help to reach our goal For The Kids. Thank you so much for supporting our team’s efforts!

How To Donate

We wanted to put this part up front, but if you’re not ready to make a donation online yet, please keep reading.  We have set up a few days for donations.  We can take donations in person at the event, take donations through the Extra Life page, or even through our Twitch stream (assuming Jared has set it up correctly!) live!

You can donate safe and secure at the Extra Life page, or check our Team Page on their website (you can also do this to donate for a specific member of our team).  To donate “on-air” during our livestream, check out our Twitch page!

About Extra Life

Extra Life is a Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals fundraising program within the gaming community. Participants fundraise year-round and pledge to game for 24 hours with one goal: to save and improve the lives of sick and injured kids. Funds raised stay local to help pediatric patients at 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across North America. Since 2008, Extra Life has raised more than $30 million for member hospitals. The movement, formed by gamers bonded by passion, is committed to saving and improving the lives of local kids.

About Eat Chit & Dice

Eat Chit & Dice is a fortnightly podcast about board games and (sometimes) food produced in the Evansville Tri-State Area. The hosts (Jared and Jondi) are life-long board gaming nerds with a combined collection of over two thousand different games.

About Our Event

Our Extra Life event is a 24 hour (25 thanks to daylight savings time) gaming marathon featuring board games, a silent auction, video gaming, live entertainment, and more! It is being held at the VFW Post 1114 at 110 N Wabash Ave. Evansville, IN 47712

The following events are free (donations accepted):

  • Open gaming (a selection of nearly 200 games, thanks to many generous donations)
  • Play & Win
  • Live entertainment

The following events have a $5 suggested donation entry fees

  • 2 p.m. Crokinole Singles Tournament
  • 3 p.m. Crokinole Doubles Tournament
  • 7 p.m. Mario Kart PitchCar
  • Noon – ?? Video Gaming (Provided by Evansville Esports)
  • After 7 p.m. Werewolves of Millers Hollow as spots fill up

Play & Win Titles

A selection of games will be available as “play and win” titles during the event.  These games can be checked out and played like any of the games from our normal board game library, but these titles could be yours to take home!  Everyone that plays one of the play and win titles will be entered into a drawing to win a copy of the game.  Additional chances can be obtained with additional donations.

  • Scythe – Stonemaier Games
  • Gruff – Studio Woe
  • Shark Island – Upperdeck Entertainment
  • Marvel Legendary – Upperdeck Entertainment
  • Quest for the Antidote – Upperdeck Entertainment
  • Firefly Shiny Dice – Upperdeck Entertainment
  • Dungeon Draft – Upperdeck Entertainment
  • Legendary Buffy – Upperdeck Entertainment
  • Twist of Fate – Mayday Games
  • Garbage Day – Mayday Games
  • Macroscope – Mayday Games
  • Chopstick Dexterity Mega Challenge 3000 – Mayday Games
  • Spike – R&R Games
  • Swipe Out – R&R Games
  • Spit it Out – R&R Games
  • Ultimate Showdown – R&R Games
  • Deception: Murder in Hong Kong – Greyfox Games
  • Champions of Midgard – Greyfox Games
  • Blurble – Northstar Games
  • Scavengers – Zombie State Games
  • Zombies: Keep Out – Privateer Press
  • Maginor – Fantasy Flight Games
  • Dice City – AEG
  • Titanium Wars – Iello
  • BrilliAnts – Sphere Games
  • And more?????

Video Games

  • Noon – ?? Video Gaming will be provided by Evansville Esports

Silent Auction

  • Wood Box Edition of  Secret Hitler Kickstarter Exclusive!  ($75 value)
  • 2 tickets to Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra St. Patrick’s Day Celebration concert, March 17, 2018 ($70 Value)
  • Star Wars Bundle: Gerald Home Autographed Photo (Mon Calamari officer in Return of the Jedi), General Ackbar Pop Figure, Star Wars Snapback Hat, Chewbacca Trade paperback (approx value $75)
  • Four General Admission Tickets to the Evansville Museum and Koch Immersive Theater ($76 value)
  • Two Full Access Climbing Packages for Vertical eXcape ($50 value)
  • Riley Children’s Hospital Gift Package – Fleece Blanket, Backpack, drink koozie, microfiber cleaning cloth & large Riley Dice (Value Priceless)

Chinese Auction Items 

  • Walthers Golf n Fun 5 pack Mini Golf
  • Walthers Golf n Fun 5 pack Mini Golf
  • Nirvana Gift Card $15 value
  • Gerst Haus/Smitty’s/Sportman’s Gift Certificate $20 Value
  • Gerald Home Autographed Photograph (Star Wars Mon Calamari Officer/Squid Head)
  • Secret Headquarter Arcade Passes $15 Value
  • Just Rennie’s Gift Card $10 Value
  • Jewelry Set by One of a Kind Design $20 Value
  • Amigurumi Crocheted Cow $25 Value
  • $25 Gift Card & 2 cards for Free Gelato for Pangea Kitchen
  • 4 Cards for Free Gelato at Pangea Kitchen
  • The Bulletproof Ghost In Spades by Jake DH (local author)
  • Star Wars Smugglers Bounty box
  • Gamestop Funko collection box
  • $10 Gift Card to The Dapper Pig
  • 1 Pair of Riley Children’s Hospital Dice
  • Jamberry Nails Gift Basket

(Please note that we do have multiples of some of these items)

Live Entertainment

Give Back

  • Katie Silliman, SimplyFun Independent Consultant
    • Katie will be there from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. demoing and selling the fun and educational games from SimplyFun and a portion of the sales she makes will be donated to Extra Life! Check out our YouTube video from Game Day where Katie showed off some of the SimplyFun games.

Special Thanks

In no particular order, we’d like to thank the following people and organizations for their generosity.

  • VWF Post 1114
  • Walther’s Golf n Fun Center
  • Evansville Esports
  • Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Gerst Haus/Smitty’s/Sportsman’s
  • Nirvana
  • Walmart
  • Honeymoon Coffee Co
  • Elbert’s Natural Food Market
  • Donut Bank
  • TGI Friday’s Evansville
  • Vertical eXcape
  • Secret Headquarters
  • Just Rennie’s
  • Kinkade & Associates PC
  • Katie Silliman – SimplyFun Consultant
  • The Cathro Family
  • Jim Jones – Great Big Table
  • Brittany Dillard
  • TGIFriday’s Evansville
  • Elbert’s Natural Food Market
  • WestSide Evansville Walmart
  • The Gaming Guild
  • Thyme in the Kitchen
  • Pangea Kitchen
  • The Dapper Pig
  • One of a Kind Design – Mickey Schmitt
  • Jennifer Luff – Jamberry Nails Independant Consultant
  • Upper Deck Entertainment
  • Mayday Games
  • Indie Boards & Cards
  • R&R Games
  • Indie Boards & Cards
  • Common Man Games
  • LooneyLabs
  • Stonemaier Games
  • Smirk & Dagger
  • Studio Woe
  • Grayfox Games
  • Jake DH – Author of The Bulletproof Ghost novel series
  • Comic Quest