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Green Mountain Gamers Game to Raise Money for Extra Life

Posted Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012 at 9:04am

Play Games. Heal Kids.

That’s right, you heard it. Just by simply playing games, you can help raise money for sick children by participating in Extra Life. Extra Life is the biggest gaming charity event of the year and this year, Green Mountain Gamers is encouraging fellow gamers to help by participating in Extra Life at the Carnage Gaming Convention from Nov 2nd to 4th.

Participating is easy. All you have to do is sign up at Extra Life, join or create a team, choose a Children’s Miracle Network hospital to support, ask friends and family for donations, and sit and play games, any kind of games, for a total of 24 hours.

Green Mountain Gamers has created a GMG team and is available for anyone to join. Or create a bit of competition by creating your own team (i.e. the Granite State Team or the RPG Team). Remember, anyone can participate.

GMG would also like to find those gamers who are hard core and want to go that extra mile. We are looking for the Iron Gamer. The Iron Gamer is one who will go the distance and sit and play games for 24 hours straight, or longer! Carnage has set aside 2 board game tables and one RPG table for Iron Gamers. We will need a minimum of 4 board games players (maximum of 10) and for the RPG’s, we’ll need a willing GM and players to play.

To find out how you can participate in the Iron Gamer or for more detailed information, please visit Green Mountain Gamer’s Extra Life team page.  Please note, the date at the top of the GMG team page is NOT the correct date. The GMG team plans to participate from November 2nd to 4th at Carnage.

Spring Meltdown!

Posted Sunday, April 8th, 2012 at 4:10pm

In two weeks, Green Mountain Gamers brings to you Spring Meltdown on April 21st from 10am to 10pm at the grange hall in Lyndonville.

Lyndonville has lots of delicious places to eat, although none are within walking distance of the grange hall. Because of this, Green Mountain Gamers will have some different food offerings at Spring Meltdown. Green Mountain Gamers will provide the usual sodas, chips and coffee. Instead of snack cakes, we will change it up and provide brownies and donuts (and maybe another homemade sweet). All of these items will be sold at our usual, very low price of 50 cents each.

At lunch time, a variety of cold cuts, sliced cheese, bread and condiments will be put out for you to assemble your own sandwiches. At dinner time, pizzas will
be ordered to provide a warm supper. A sandwich or a slice of pizza will cost only $2 each! We hope that these food offerings will help you obtain sustenance without cutting into valuable gaming time.

So come to the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont for 12 hours of gaming! There will be a huge variety of board games to choose from, perhaps a role-playing game, and two Magic: the Gathering tournaments! If you want to pick up the latest and greatest game or some new Magic cards, you will be able to buy them from Dark Tower Gaming of St Johnsbury, Vermont or from Triple Play Games of West Lebanon, New Hampshire.

Green Mountain Game Days are always free. To help offset the cost of organzing these days, we do ask anyone who can to please make a donation (suggested $5) at the door. If you make a donation at the door, enter your name into a door prize drawing. The Spring Meltdown prize is a mystery, donated by Triple Play Games.

For more info, please visit the Green Mountain Gamers website. Read about Spring Meltdown and then join the forum thread conversation.

We hope to see you there!

Game ‘n Grill is almost here!

Posted Tuesday, June 7th, 2011 at 8:36am

June 18th, Norwich, Vermont.

Green Mountain Gamers invites you to its second annual Summer Game ‘n Grill. We’ve come full circle with our seasonal game days and will once again bring together gaming and grilling on June 18th at the Grange Hall on Main Street in Norwich, Vermont. You bring the games, some food to grill and we provide a place to play and a grill to use!

The Green Mountain Game Days are a chance to get together to play 12 hours of tabletop games. Our usual mix of games includes board games and role-playing games but we also would love to have anyone set up some minis or play some CCGs.

The format is open gaming with some people offering to run specific games. You can visit the Green Mountain Gamers website to look up more info, see what people are already talking about for the Game ‘n Grill, what people have already volunteered to run and, if you wish, submit a game to run.

This year’s Game ‘n Grill is going to be bigger than last year’s. We have a Race for the Galaxy tournament with a prize of a $30 Triple Play gift certificate donated by Triple Play in West Lebanon, NH.

PonderZombie Games, an independent game publisher, has donated their new game, Castaways at Deadman’s Bay to Green Mountain Gamers. Bethany will teach this game to anyone attending the Game ‘n Grill. Anyone who plays this game will automatically be entered into a random drawing to win the game!

Green Mountain Gamers will also hold a raffle to support a Derby, Vermont gamer’s family, the Hartwells. Mr. and Mrs. Hartwell’s 15 year old son, Zach, had a malignant brain tumor removed in February. After the surgery, Zach developed a rare condition where he no longer can control simple motor skills. Because of this, his recovery has moved him from Hanover, NH to Boston, MA and has kept him and his mother away from home since February. This has created a hardship on the Hartwell family and Green Mountain Gamers would like to raise some money to donate to the Hartwell’s.

You will be able to buy raffle tickets for $2 each or 3 for $5. The prize will be your choice of either a $50 gift certificate to Amazon.com OR have GMG pay your full weekend admission to the local game convention Carnage. Bethany will be selling the tickets. Bethany has short, reddish hair and will be wearing an orange shirt. If you’d like to read more about Zach Hartwell, please visit here.

Green Mountain Gamers will have snacks available for purchase. We will have our usual chips, sodas, and snack cakes to buy. In addition, we will also offer hot coffee and hot dogs. All snacks and drinks will only cost 50 cents each (even the hot dogs!). You buy the hot dog and grill it. Or, bring your own meat to throw on the grill!

Besides the Race for the Galaxy tournament and Castaways at Deadman’s Bay, we have people running Battlestar Galactica, Inspectres role-playing game, and there is talk of having two tables of A Game of Thrones right at the beginning of the day.

Come to Norwich, VT on June 18th and join in for a fun day of gaming!

National Game Day at your local library

Posted Monday, November 8th, 2010 at 9:49am

Are you suffering from Carnage game convention post gaming hangover and looking for more gaming this weekend? Or did you miss Carnage and wish you could have played some games?  Well, look no further and attend the National Game day at your local library on November 13th.  Libraries in Ludlow, Newport, Montpelier, Shelburne, Middlebury, Burlington and Killington are hosting games.  Check with your local library to find out which games are being offered or bring along your favorite games.

Carnage Game Additions and Cancellations

Posted Tuesday, September 28th, 2010 at 8:58am

For all of you gamers trying to figure out which games to play at the Carnage game convention don’t forget to check the list up at the Carnage website showing new game additions :)  as well as game cancellations. :(

Some new board games, role-playing games, and miniatures have been added and some board games, role-playing games, and LARPs have been canceled. Keep checking back at the Carnage website for anymore gaming additions and cancellations.

This Week in Vermont Gaming: Aug. 2nd to Aug. 8th

Posted Monday, August 2nd, 2010 at 9:24am

Check out these gaming opportunities around Vermont for the week of Monday, Aug 2nd through Sunday Aug 8th:

It’s a quiet week for gaming this week:

Got a game night or convention you want to share? Leave us a comment. And be sure to check out our calendar for the longer view

This Week in Vermont Gaming: July 19th to July 25th

Posted Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 at 8:30am

Check out these gaming opportunities around Vermont for the week of Monday, July 19th through Sunday July 25th:

It’s a quiet week for gaming this week:

Other gaming in the northeast:

Got a game night or convention you want to share? Leave us a comment. And be sure to check out our calendar for the longer view

This Week in Vermont Gaming: July 12th to July 18th

Posted Monday, July 12th, 2010 at 8:40am

Check out these gaming opportunities around Vermont for the week of Monday, July 12th through Sunday July 18th. It’s a busy gaming week:

Other gaming in the Northeast:

Got a game night or convention you want to share? Leave us a comment. And be sure to check out our calendar for the longer view.

This Week in Vermont Gaming: July 5th to July 11th

Posted Monday, July 5th, 2010 at 9:21am

Check out these gaming opportunities around Vermont for the week of Monday, July 5th through Sunday July 11th:

It’s a quiet week for gaming this week:

Got a game night or convention you want to share? Leave us a comment. And be sure to check out our calendar for the longer view

This Week in Vermont Gaming: June 28th to July 4th

Posted Monday, June 28th, 2010 at 8:14am

Check out these gaming opportunities around Vermont for the week of Monday, June 28th through Sunday July 4th:

Happy 4th of July everyone!

Got a game night or convention you want to share? Leave us a comment. And be sure to check out our calendar for the longer view.