Wednesday, 30 September 2015

The Great Canadian Board Game Blitz is back! October 18th


The first stop on The Road to Extra Life is the Great Canadian Board Game Blitz! Come out October 18th play some great games and support a great cause.


This all day, no elimination, five round board game tournament will be hosted at Brimstone Games. Sign up will happen between 10am and 11am. The tournament starts at 11am sharp and will run until 8pm at the latest.

For this years event we will have five rounds:

Round 1 - 1 hour
Round 2 - 1 hour
Round 3 - 1.5 hours
Food Break 1 hour
Round 4 - 1.5 hours
Final Round - 2 hours


Each round players will score points based on their ranking in the game. These points are weighted by the game length (so you get more points for winning a 2 hour game than a 1 hour game). At the end of the event prizes will be awarded based on total points earned.

You can find out more about The Great Canadian Board Game Blitz including the full rules and scoring system over at: http://www.gcbgb.ca/

The cost to participate in this Blitz is $10. $5 of this will be going towards Extra Life. The other $5 goes towards prizes for First, Second and Third Place in the form of Brimstone Games gift certificates. This means that the more people that enter, the better the prizes will be and the more we help out a great cause. There will also be door prizes that can be won by anyone participating. Knowing Brimstone they may through in a few extra deals as well.

This will be the sixth time we have hosted a Great Canadian Board Game Blitz here in Windsor. Each previous event has been awesome and we've seen more and more people out ever year. We've got room for 40 people so let's make 2015 a record year.

What is Extra Life? Extra Life is gaming based charity event that raises money for the Children's Miracle Network of hospitals. The main event is a 24 hour gaming marathon that will be happening on November 7th this year. Last year members of the Windsor Gaming Resource raised $4575.70 and we are hoping to top that this year. Though the marathon is set for a specific day there is nothing stopping participants from raising money year round. This Blitz is the first stop on the Road to Extra Life and half of the entry fee goes directly to Extra Life.

If you aren't able to attend the event but would still like to support the awesome gamers of Windsor Ontario, you can make a donation on our Extra Life page. Just click on the Roster button, pick a member to support and hit the "Support Me" button.

You can sign up to attend on the Windsor Blitz Facebook Page

The tentative (and subject to change) game list for this event can be viewed on google drive: 2015 Windsor Blitz Game List

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