Thursday, 18 August 2016

Gamer Girl Giveaways


There will be an ongoing linky, but will be published each Thursday. Stop in weekly and link up any gaming related giveaways. Or come on by and browse for gaming giveaways to enter!

Wondering how to participate? It's easy!

Under Your name: put the name of your giveaway prize and the end date. For example something like this "My Cool Blog - Excellent Prize (Can/US 3/12)" or  this "Awesome Prize, 4/16".

Under Your URL: copy and paste a direct link to your giveaway, not to the main page of your blog.




If you're looking for more places to list your giveaways   
check out our lists: Giant Linky List, and Giveaway Listings.

And finally... if you link up, please help spread the word about the Gamer Girl Giveaway Link-Up. Grab our button or send out a quick tweet. The more folks that know, the more exposure your giveaway will receive!

Gamer Girls Giveaways Link-Up


Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Wii U

Photo Credit to 1 Heart 1 Family

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Tapple 10 Kid Review

My boys and I have been playing Tapple for a couple of years, and so when I was asked to check out Tapple 10 I knew it would be of interest to us!

My 2 younger boys took it for a spin or two, and really were excited to tell you about it, so here is their review:



In cased you didn't fully understand.... this game has 10 different ways to play:

1. Tapple 10 Alpha
2. Rake ‘em In
3. Four in a Row
4. Down the Line
5. Head to Head
6. Scramble
7. Alpha Build
8. Countdown
9. Last Man Standing
10. Under Pressure


It is aimed at ages 8+, but my younger boy is 6, and his brother explained to him how to play and he had no trouble figuring it out.  They liked that it was compact and fast, and they could take it anywhere. 

Each game only took a few minutes for them to play, and my middle liked that he could play by himself or with others as it is for 1 or more players!


Buy it now

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Extra Life 2016 -- Will You Be Taking Part?



For the fourth year in a row I've signed on to take part in this awesome fundraiser where we play board games for 24 hours and raise money for Children's Miracle Network hospitals.

Extra Life is an amazing initiative. You can take part too. You SHOULD take part too. 
Really. I mean it. Fun, games and a great cause -- what's not to love?

We are on a mission to save kids through gaming, and there are plenty of ways you can help out!

Join our team!
Use the link below and join the Windsor Gaming Resource team. You will get set up with an individual donation page and your donations also count towards our group goal. (You don't have to be local to Windsor to join our team, we can all play virtually together, and work together as a team to help raise funds "for the kids". )

Each participant chooses a local Children's Miracle Network Hospital to support (my chosen hospital is Sick Kids in Toronto). These kids are facing scary stuff like cancer, cystic fibrosis, injuries from accidents, etc. These hospitals treat thousands of children each year, regardless of their ability to pay (here in Canada we're covered by OHIP, but Sick Kids still needs and welcomes donations that help support the patients and their families).

Or make your own team and participate that way. Start your own local events. Rock this thing. Show people gaming can be used for social good. If you do make your own team, leave a link in the comments and I'll send some love your way.

Donate! 
You can take part by making a pledge. Your donation is tax-deductible and ALL PROCEEDS go to help kids. Last year, Extra Life raised more than $8 million dollars.

Here's a link to my donations page.
All donations are tax refundable, and 100% goes directly to the Children's Miracle Network of Hospitals. 

Donate games to play! 
This is a great chance for companies and publishers (especially independents) to get some exposure. We've got 24 hours of gaming ahead of us and we are going to need some great games to play. In past years our local group has had fantastic support from companies like Mattel, Calliope, Mantic, Z Man, Stronghold, Rio Grande, Game Salute, Blue Orange, and more.

Donate to the Extra Life Auction! 
Every year as part of our local Extra Life event we host a live geek and gaming auction. This is usually the most popular part of the event and draws large crowds. We will be looking for gaming and geek stuff to put in this auction. Used, new, classic or new hotness, we are looking for all types of gaming goodness.


IF YOU'RE IN THE WINDSOR AREA

Come out and game with us!
For the past three years these events have been tremendous fun, and I expect this year will be no different. Some people pop in just a game or two, and some people stay for the entire 24 hours. In the past we've had baked goods, homemade chocolates, coffee, tea and pizza slices for sale. Plus some fun silliness such as our "cheating jar", where you toss in a donation to break a rule. It's always awesome to see the local gaming community come together, hang out, have fun, and raise money for a good cause.

The official date for Extra Life this year is November 5th.  We are still working out the details but it looks like the plan this year will be to split the gaming goodness into two days, at two different locations, playing for 12 hours on the 5th and 12 hours on the 6th for a total of 24 hours of gaming for good.  (I'll add more info once things are finalized).

Participate in the Auction! 
Come out to the live auction and bring some money. We've had really amazing stuff up for auction in previous years and I expect this year will be no different. I know many people use this auction to kickstart their xMas shopping. From fantastic deals, to rare collectibles, it's truly a something for everything type of event.


Overall, there are tons of different ways you can help support this awesome initiative. I urge you to take part this year. Play games, do good, for the kids.

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Gamer Girl Giveaways


There will be an ongoing linky, but will be published each Thursday. Stop in weekly and link up any gaming related giveaways. Or come on by and browse for gaming giveaways to enter!

Wondering how to participate? It's easy!

Under Your name: put the name of your giveaway prize and the end date. For example something like this "My Cool Blog - Excellent Prize (Can/US 3/12)" or  this "Awesome Prize, 4/16".

Under Your URL: copy and paste a direct link to your giveaway, not to the main page of your blog.




If you're looking for more places to list your giveaways   
check out our lists: Giant Linky List, and Giveaway Listings.

And finally... if you link up, please help spread the word about the Gamer Girl Giveaway Link-Up. Grab our button or send out a quick tweet. The more folks that know, the more exposure your giveaway will receive!

Gamer Girls Giveaways Link-Up


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