Spiel-a-thon 2014

 

The 2014 Spiel-a-thon was a great success. We raised $2,000 this year!

Members of the winning team were: Tricia Rowland, Bob Rademaker, Jason Hinkley, and Rich Sommer.

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Thanks to Rich Sommer (Mad Men) and Scott Alden (BGG) for participating as celebrity guests in the final round.

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Special thanks to all members of team Spiel for volunteering. These folks were runners, scorekeepers, cashiers during the game or helped set up and tear down: John Knoerzer, Beth Heile, Ezra Denney, Mark Smalley, Jay Bartelt, and Jeff Ridpath.

Francie Broadie, provided tons of extra help and support preparing for the event, including preparing keynote presentations and trivia cards. Check out her amazing jewelry here.

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Preliminary and Semi-final questions were written by an intrepid group of Spiel listeners: Andres Pabon, Craig Vivian, Dennis Rand, Brian Symington, Jim McMahon, Marcus Brissman, JB Lawton III, Darrell Ottery, and Stephen Conway.

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Mark Wilder hosted the final round of the game show.

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John Knoerzer, Beth Heile and Mark Wilder wrote the EXTREMELY EVIL final round questions.

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Jon Theys provided technical support and setup, helped with advance registration, and anything and everything else.

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Debbie Ohi spent hours taking photos at the Spiel-a-thon. She is a fantastic photographer, artist, and all around great person! Check out the Spiel-a-thon album here. And more about Debbie here.

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We had a FANTASTIC prize pool this year for final round participants! These game prizes were provided by game publishers and vendors present at BGG Con. Massive thanks to these publishers for their generous donations!

Prize sponsors are listed below:

Stronghold Games

Game Salute

Funagain Games

Queen Games

Living Worlds Games

Blue Panther LLC

Indie Boards & Cards

R&R Games

Mercury Games

Z-Man Games

Bezier Games

Wattsalpoag Games

Crash Games

Cryptozoic Entertainment

Asmodee

Ravensburger

Upper Deck

Twilight Creations

Tasty Minstrel

AEG

2F Spiele

The Broken Token

Hilaria & Ludi

3 Hares Games