Welcome to the 2017 season for Gaming for a Cure!
We have three events scheduled for the year. First is the C4, close on it's heels is the summer campaign and then we take a break until winter for the winter campaign. Don't forget, every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month is Wings of Glory and every 1st and 3rd Sundays are Mandatory Munchkin.
To all those people who have shown their concern that Gaming for a Cure has ceased to exist, Mark Twain said it best..."The news of our death has been GREATLY exaggerated!" We're still up and running and have some exciting news.
Come join us for more fun and gaming this winter as the cold slowly creeps into Northern Michigan. Saturday December 9th from 10 A.M. until 7 P.M. at the War Room in TC Paintball here in Traverse City.
Back by ever popular demand is our Christmas Present Bid. We will have many gifts that are all gaming related you can bid on. Pick them up, shake them (gently), and try to guess what would be the perfect gift under the tree, or feel free to open them here and make everyone jealous of your new "toys".
As always we will have many games being demoed. We have board games, historical war gaming, futuristic war gaming, card games, dice games, oldies but goodies, and some new and exciting games. Not sure what kind of game to play? Find one of our GFAC volunteers and we can help you find just what you are looking for, and we will be happy to play it with you. We will also be have games in progress through out the War Room. Want to join one that looks fun? Pull up a chair and join. We love to teach new people our love for the games we have. Keep an eye on this page for some of the games we will have for you to enjoy. Have a game getting dusty that you love to play and can never find anyone to play with? Bring it with you, someone will play it with you!
Look for Heather, our local MIB. She will have many Steve Jackson games to demo, including the ever popular Munchkin games, Dresden files, Simon's Cat, and many more fun and exciting games.
We will also have our prize table. Donate to win! We will have many small fun things to win all day. Donate, roll, and pick a prize. What a great way to fill a gamers stocking for Christmas!
So come get your game on with friends and help with a great cause. $5 (or more if the season moves you) donation at the door gives you all day gaming.
In memory of our dear friend Matthew Litchfield who lost his battle with cancer at the age of 9. He won our hearts while playing games with us and bravely fighting the good fight against this terrible disease.
Matthew was a true Jedi: strong, compassionate, and inquisitive. May he be one with the Force now and forever.
2016 Summer Event is Saturday and Sunday June 11th and 12th at TC Paintball's War Room. Saturday from 10 am – 10 pm and Sunday from 10 am – 5 pm. http://www.tcpaintball.com/traversecity/
It's almost that time again! Come join us for our summer event, which is going to be bigger and more game packed than ever. We have new games, old games, board and card games, dice games, miniature games and games for the youngest gamers. Have a favorite game? Bring it along and we are sure someone will play it with you. As always our ever popular game wheel will be there to spin for prizes.
On Saturday will be our silent auction. This year we have over 40 items to bid on thanks to the great people at Cherry Capital Comic Con who donated to our cause. Browse through the pictures of all the fun things available in the album “2016 Summer Event Silent Auction Items” in our Gallery. See something you like? Bring your dollars and bid for your favorites.
TC Paintball will also have discounts on games and will have open play for some paintball on Saturday.
Come on down, donate, and have a great two days of gaming for a great cause!
Our Final event of the year will be the Winter Campaign on Saturday December 3rd at TC Paintball's War Room 10am-10pm.
The Winter Campaign is much like the Summer Campaign in that we have all kinds of games going on all day. However we also have our Chili Cook off and this year we will have an assortment of wrapped Holiday gifts available to bid on! Each gift will be available for you to pick up, and gently shake to see if you want to bid on it by purchasing tickets to place in a drawing bag. The more tickets you put in the bag the better your chances of getting the gift you want. Some of the gifts will be game related but some won't, and all will be top quality gifts, no gag gifts here! You can open it there or put your name on it and take it home to open on Christmas, it's up to you. So come join the pre-Christmas fun and help us fight cancer in a merry way!
Gaming for a Cure started in 2006 to honor the loss of a dear friend Wesley Geer. It has now grown into the focal point of supporting cancer awareness and research among the hobbyist community in Northern Michigan. We started off with a focus on role-playing and card games that expanded bringing board games and table top games such as Warhammer and Wings of War. The addition of the live Auction in 2007 was eagerly embraced by participants and donors alike. Gaming for a Cure began branching into the electronic games in 2008 with a Nintendo Wii playing Guitar Hero projected onto a wall. In 2009 the Northwestern Michigan College donated part of another building to allow us to use a computer lab to include a LAN-party of Battle Field 1942.
Our members take pride in the time and effort they donate to make Gaming for a Cure such a success. We are working to prevent the loss of another Wesley Geer and uniting the community through open-minded curiosity into the worlds of gaming. Come support your loved ones who have lost their fight, and those who have survived this devastating disease, and become "a HERO of a different kind of war."
-Jodie Brandt, Founder and Chairman of Gaming for a Cure.
We could not do what we do without the help of the American Cancer Society who has helped us every step of the way in achieving our goals and continuing to grow. If you are unable to make it to any of our events and would still like to make a donation, please feel free to help our friends at the American Cancer Society.