MeepleThon 2014 to support the Extra Life charity

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Start: Saturday, October 25, 2014 – 8:00am CDT

End: Sunday, October 26, 2014 – 8:00am CDT

What the heck is this?

Your faithful MeepleTown staff (along with some friends) are going to be playing tabletop games for 24 hours straight to benefit the Extra Life charity, which supports Children’s Miracle Network hospitals.  We’ll be broadcasting a Twitch.tv video stream throughout the event, so you can watch us game, talk to us via the live chat, and laugh at our terrible plays.

Extra Life has been running for eight years now, and they’ve raised millions of dollars for the CMN — you can learn more about their efforts here.

We get to play some awesome games and help sick kids at the same time!

How does it work?

Viewers who enjoy our stream can (and should!) donate to Extra Life via a link here or on our stream page.

For 2014 we’ve chosen the Children’s Hospital of Alabama in Birmingham as our sponsored hospital.  Every dollar donated goes directly to the Children’s Miracle Network, and then to the selected hospital – we never even see the money.

If you want to get a head start, the donation link is already available!  Donate here.

How can I help?

There are two things that you can do to help!

  • Watch and Donate
    We’ll be streaming all 24 hours of MeepleThon live on the Internet.  Watch as much as you want, and donate whatever you feel is appropriate.  Every dollar helps!
  • Tell Your Friends
    While we hope to pick up some viewers from Twitch and our MeepleTown readers, the best way to make this work is for YOU to help us get the word out!  Share our stream link on your Facebook or Twitter page.  Tell your friends!  Heck, tell some strangers!  We’re not picky.

We hope that you’ll join us for MeepleThon 2014!  We’ll post our video stream link shortly before the event starts.  Let’s show the world that boardgamers can do amazing things!

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