Gaming for a Cure

Warriors of a different kind

Hello and welcome to the Gaming for a Cure website!

We apologize to everyone for not updating this site in a long time but we now have a new media person Nay VW to help us keep up again.  Welcome Nay!

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.

The 2014 Winter Campaign event is Saturday December 6th from 10-10 at TC Paintball.
PLEASE mark this date on your calendars, post it on your fridge, enter a notice in your phones, do whatever it takes to remind yourself to come join the fun!

This event will have some new things going on.  
For the first time we will have a Steve Jackson Games MIB team in attendance to showcase some of their new products.  The team leader is a local gamer and familiar face at our events Heather Birdson.  Which means we will be getting great previews of Steve Jackson Games products quite often.  Keep an eye on our site for dates and times other than our events!
House Rules Games game designer and owner Charlie Stout will be running the final play testing sessions of his first game Good Ship and Crew which will be available online hopefully soon after the new year.  It is possible he will also be previewing and start the play testing of two other new titles at our event as well depending on whether he can get the graphics done in time or not.  Charlie has been a longtime committee member for Gaming for a Cure and the concept for his company has always included the donation of proceeds from every game he sells to us!  Come check out what he has and let him tell you what else he has in the works.
The highly popular PRIZE WHEEL will be spinning all day.  Everyone who donates $1 is a winner!  Started by Sabrina Brant at last year's winter event to keep the kids busy it quickly became an addicting part of our day for all our attendees, and was in almost constant motion during the Summer Campaign event too.
Don McIntyre is the local representative for the company that produces All's Quiet on the Martian Front, a miniatures game based on the original H.G. Wells book The War of the Worlds.  At the time of this writing he is planning on running demos of the game and showing off the wonderful models.

All the games we usually have in play like Warhammer, Warhammer40k, Wings of Glory, Magic the Gathering, Warmachine, Malifaux, Starwars X-wing, Star Trek Attack Wing and a wide assortment of board games, and card games should all be in full swing as time and space allow all day.  So grab some friends and stop by to roll some dice, flip some cards, move some models around, and make a difference in the fight against cancer.
We apologize to everyone for not updating this site in a long time but we now have a new media person Nay VW to help us keep up again.  Welcome Nay!

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.

The 2014 Winter Campaign event is Saturday December 6th from 10-10 at TC Paintball.
PLEASE mark this date on your calendars, post it on your fridge, enter a notice in your phones, do whatever it takes to remind yourself to come join the fun!

This event will have some new things going on.  
For the first time we will have a Steve Jackson Games MIB team in attendance to showcase some of their new products.  The team leader is a local gamer and familiar face at our events Heather Birdson.  Which means we will be getting great previews of Steve Jackson Games products quite often.  Keep an eye on our site for dates and times other than our events!
House Rules Games game designer and owner Charlie Stout will be running the final play testing sessions of his first game Good Ship and Crew which will be available online hopefully soon after the new year.  It is possible he will also be previewing and start the play testing of two other new titles at our event as well depending on whether he can get the graphics done in time or not.  Charlie has been a longtime committee member for Gaming for a Cure and the concept for his company has always included the donation of proceeds from every game he sells to us!  Come check out what he has and let him tell you what else he has in the works.
The highly popular PRIZE WHEEL will be spinning all day.  Everyone who donates $1 is a winner!  Started by Sabrina Brant at last year's winter event to keep the kids busy it quickly became an addicting part of our day for all our attendees, and was in almost constant motion during the Summer Campaign event too.
Don McIntyre is the local representative for the company that produces All's Quiet on the Martian Front, a miniatures game based on the original H.G. Wells book The War of the Worlds.  At the time of this writing he is planning on running demos of the game and showing off the wonderful models.

All the games we usually have in play like Warhammer, Warhammer40k, Wings of Glory, Magic the Gathering, Warmachine, Malifaux, Starwars X-wing, Star Trek Attack Wing and a wide assortment of board games, and card games should all be in full swing as time and space allow all day.  So grab some friends and stop by to roll some dice, flip some cards, move some models around, and make a difference in the fight against cancer.

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.

Gaming for a Cure Winter Campaign

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, RPG's, miniature tabletop 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. 

 

A Great Disturbance in the Force

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 10th Year Anniversary Campaign Event

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!

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!

 

Gaming for a Cure Winter Campaign

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!   


TC Paintball - For all your paintball and gaming needs!

History

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."

 

American Cancer Society

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.

We now accept Cards

Don't carry cash? No worries, we now accept

 

We also accept Debit cards with the Visa and MasterCard logos.

Ghostbusters

We've been waiting to post this for the "appropriate" time...SO!...Who Ya Gonna Call? GHOSTBUSTERS!!

This is a game that you will be able to play at the Winter Gaming for a Cure event. So far we have really enjoyed this one from the Cryptozoic company! It comes with everything you could ever need to play (unless you want their Ghostbusters 2 game as well) including 40 figures.

The game itself is a cooperative game which means all the players (1 to 4 people) work together to beat the game. It has 15 separate scenario cards for you to link together or choose any one to play by itself. Every time you play the outcome is not guaranteed to be the same! Cryptozoic also has a random scenario generator on their website that allows you to make up your own scenarios too! All this along with the fact that you get a model of the Stay Puft Man to stomp around the board makes this a great game for everyone including fans of the movies.


Machinas

We Don't Need Another Hero...Well the Machinas game from Two Hour Wargames http://www.twohourwargames.com isn't exactly based on the Road Warrior, but it is of a similar theme. In this game you are actually a driver in a racing circuit in the far after the bomb future. The game allows you to play Solo or as part of a group very effectively. It also allows you to play a campaign where your driver(s) improve as they go. If they survive of course!

The rule system can be a little confusing at first but it really is quite simple once you get the hang of it...If you go to their website and click on the game they have a how to play video!

This IS a print and play game, and they include everything but dice in the file. So you can start racing right away. We will be putting on games of this at the December event complete with models instead of the cards included in the game. So strap on your spiked helmet, load up your machine guns and get ready to drop some nails behind you as you pass your opponents. Machinas is a fast paced, thrill a minute racing game and is a great addition to your game closet.


Cthulhu Dice

SOoooo... You wanna drive your "FRIENDS" crazy?

Well then grab a simple little game called Cthulhu Dice (pronounced Ka- Thoo- Loo) from Steve Jackson Games. It's roughly $6. The goal? Force your opponents to loose all of their marbles...Literally! The game comes with a bag full of flat marbles, a large 12 sided die and a 1 page rule sheet.

Players get a number of the marbles to represent their sanity. When you lose all of your marbles you go insane. Last player with any sanity wins...BUT! Cthulhu may just drive you all insane! Moohahaha!! It's a simple, strangely compelling game that we highly recommend especially since it's so cheep!

It will be available to play at our event on December 9th for those of you that like to laugh maniacally, or just want a quick game to play while you await your turn for another game.


Demo Games

Here's a note about one of our games that we're excited about bringing you at the Winter Campaign

The Hoth Table Top Miniatures Game. Sponsored by Gaming for a Cure

"The First Transport is AWAY!"


...Can you and a small band of Rebels fend off the massive Imperial Walkers long enough to get everyone out of Echo Base and off to safety?

Find out in the War Room at 10:30 am. You don't need previous gaming experience to play, just a willingness to fight the Empire and follow simple directions. There is room for up to 10 players to join in the action, and games can take up to 45mins. All the supplies are provided.

So stop in to cheer on the Rebels and boo the Imperials (as long as Lord Vader isn't watching), or join in the action. It's Free, It's Fun, It's an adventure!

This game is the only game we will be playing at GFAC that is not commercially available. You can only play it at Gaming for a Cure events.

Please Like and Share with everyone you know who will be going to the GFAC and hates Cancer!

Webs Counter

No upcoming events

Contacts

Information

Charles Stout III

crstout3@charter.net