The next Spiel-a-thon will be at Geekway to the West on May 18, 2018!

What is the Spiel-a-thon?

It’s a fundraising event for The Spiel Foundation.

The Spiel Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to donating quality board and card games to children’s hospitals and senior citizen’s centers.

Each year, we assemble bundles of five games and donate these bundles to organizations that fit our mandate.

Each bundle costs at least $70 – 80 including shipping, so your contributions help the Foundation donate more bundles to kids and seniors across the country.

You can find out more information on our organization,  the games we donate and the locations who receive the games by exploring the site.


Geekway to the West

FRIDAY May 18, noon – 4 PM 

The event will take place right outside the main gaming hall

The Event

There will be several game stations set up in the room with teachers ready to explain and help you play several quick fun games great for players of all ages. You’ll receive a punchcard when you enter the Spiel-a-thon and for every game you play you’ll receive a stamp on your card. For every game you play, you’ll donate $3 dollars to the Foundation. There will be random prize drawings during the event for people playing and there will be a final round filled by those who played the most games over the course of the event. Finalists will compete for their share of a wonderful prize pool donated by several generous game publishers in the industry.

2017 Spiel-a-thon at BGG Con

We raised $2600

2017 Spiel-a-thon at Geekway to the West

We raised $1900

2016 Spiel-a-thon at BGG Con

We raised $2000

2016 Spiel-a-thon at Geekway to the West

We raised $750

2015 Spiel-a-thon at BGG Con

We raised $2000 

2015 Spiel-a-thon at the Gaming Hoopla

We raised $500

2014 Spiel-a-thon

We raised $2000 (see the link above for a recap)

2013 Spiel-a-thon

We raised $2100! (see link above for more recap).

2012 Spiel-a-thon

We raised nearly $2000 at the event. Special thanks to Stephen Buonocore, Rich Sommer, and Scott Alden for participating as celebrity team leaders in the final round!

2011 Spiel-a-thon

We certainly love raising money at the Spiel-a-thon, but the work of the Foundation is year-round. We can always use your financial support. To donate, click here.

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