It’s Almost here!


With the 7th annual event merely days away, here are some items and FAQ I wanted to post.

First if you would like to check out THE WALL, and all the great things we have up here’s the link!…
There are links on each item to where you can go to the Gamers Armory site and buy raffles yourself if you would like to try and win items and will not be in NC this weekend (Need NOT be present to win)

Also if you would like to make a tax-free donation here’s the link as well!

Next we are FULL FULL FULL of Marathon slots but we have some overnight slots available. (Difference being no swag bag, no meals provided but you can come any time after 10am and stay till 8am Sunday! ) $50 donation, mail me at Gamersforcures AT Gmail or come to the Armory and ask on Sat!

People often ask if it costs to play games on Sat,,, NO IT DOES NOT! So please come on in and play games with us. Then buy some 1$ raffles or some of the big raffles as well. You can also purchase a donation package if you would like day of the event to help the cause as well…

Big Ticket Raffle prizes

Package #1 is a $30.00 Donation:

FREE T-Shirt
5 FREE Game Day Raffle Tickets
1 FREE Big Ticket Raffle Ticket

Package #2 is a $50.00 Donation:
FREE T-Shirt
5 FREE Game Day Raffle Tickets
Late Night Game Pass
**This Package is limited as we will only allow
a maximum number of Players for the overnight Event!!

Any Other Q’s Please respond here, Ask on the FB page or mail me directly!

Thanks and see everyone Sat!


Mark Your Calendars! The Event date for 2017 is set!

This year’s event will be held on 11-11-17, and as always we will hold the event at The Gamer’s Armory in Cary NC!

We are excited for this 7th annual event and already have had a ton of donations to make this year better then ever!

Stay tuned for more info and how you can sign up to be a part of this great event!

And if you would like to donate prizes or games please see the contact link at the top of the page or reply to this post with your info and I will get back to you ASAP!


A great 2017 6th annual 24-hour board game marathon for TSSUS/Carolinas

Each year it’s harder and harder to top the amount of fun and comraderie we are able to have during the 24 hour marathon but each year we somehow manage to surprise me!

This year was no different. We had another amazing turnout for the 6th annual event, once again hosted by The Gamers Armory in Cary NC!

We had 50 24 hour players and about 28 Overnight players for this year’s event. And thanks to the amazing support by them and our whole GFC community both locally and across the country we raised $22,000 yet again for TSSUS/Carolinas.

I cannot thank everyone enough for the amazing support. From Players to Publishers and designers and also the local business community as well, we have some of the best support anyone could ask for.

In the coming weeks we will be posting some recaps of the events as well as some pictures from the big day.



Here are our “WALL” winners from this year.

Item Number Item Name Customer Name
1 Antartica April Gollar
2 Awesome Kingdom Mines & Labyrinths Andrew Montgomery
3 Nevermore Frances Doyle
4 The Great Dinosaur Rush Tom Gurganus
5 7 Wonders & 7 Wonders Playmat Chris Stamopoulos
6 Eldritch Horror Chad Ingham
7 Mysterium Will Prescott
8 Splendor & Splendor Playmat Todd Russel
9 Star Wars X-Wing + 14 Promo cards Collin Glogowar
10 Timeline: Inventions + Science and Discoveries Lauren Patriss
11 Freedom: The Underground Railroad April Gollar
12 Vikings on Board Aaron Brader
13 Beyond the Beachhead 2 + BFP2 Op Cobra Matt Wolfe
14 Boss Monster Bundle Fred Kozak
15 Carcassonne Over Hill and Dale Casey Wynn
16 Dark Seas + Awesome Kingdom Gary Hall
17 Francis Drake Mike Watkins
18 Imperial Settlers Todd Russel
19 Istanbul Glenn Setliff
20 Luna Anthony Christies
21 Pandemic Legacy Jenn Bartesh
22 Smash Up Munchkin Jeff Young
23 Ghostbusters Marion Holmes
24 Alchemists Jeff Wheat
25 CodeNames Bundle Amy Rieeve
26 Dungeon Lords Happy Anniversary Big Box Edition Chris Mitchell
27 Galaxy Truckers Bundle Zachery Joyner
28 Prodigals Club Liza Boyack
29 Tzolk’in Bill Rueben
30 Valeria Card Kingdoms Jessica Wade
31 Handmade Meeple Plates Rob Madiks
32 Bottom fo the 9th + Expansions Adam Reeves
33 New Bedford + Expansiopns Adam Reeves
34 Baseball Highlights 2045 Aaron Brader
35 Cheeky Monkey Nathaniel Robinson
36 Gem Dealer Josh Mills
37 A Feast for Odin Soumitra Choudhury
38 Junk Art Jay Meyers
39 Pandemic Cthulhu John Faron
40 The Networks Jamey Cribbs
41 Tiny Epic Bundle Greg Hyman
42 Space Marines + Citadel Build/Paint Set Thomas Midgett
43 Munchkin Conan, Chez Cthulhu, Illuminati, Nanuk Larry ?
44 1846: The Race to the Midwest Drew Hicks
45 Fire in the Lad + C31 #27 Byron Stingley
46 Golan ’73: FAB #3 Linus Roberts
47 Grand Prix + Thunder Alley Mike Watkins
48 Labyrinth 3rd Print + Awakening Expansion Dan Keller
49 Sekigahara 3rd Print Jeremy Freeman
50 Sentinel Comics (Foil promo box sentinels) Dan Ricco
51 Adventure Land Adam Reeves
52 Golem Arcana Bundle Vinay Baliga
53 Rodan and Fields Basket Dana Higgins
54 Dead of Winter Alex ?
55 7 Card Slugfest Tyler Cooke
56 Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Skulls and Shackles Glenn Johnson
57 Coconuts Anthony Flanigan
58 Beyond the Rhine Scott Blanton
59 Greatest Day David Applegate
60 Last Blitzkrieg Scott Blanton
61 Tunisa II Anthony Flanigan
62 Where Eagles Dare Donald Watkins
63 Yanks Anthony Christo
64 Dark Dealings + Promos Gary Hall
65 Quartz John Gentry
66 Islebound Alex Hamilton
67 Mechs vs. Minions Daniel Leonarol
68 Falling Sky Gary Smith
69 Red Dragon Inn + Erin & Pookey Expansion Vincent Reyes
70 World’s Fair 1893 Chad Prince
71 The Dragon & Flagon Jeremy Maciejewski
72 La Granja Bill Rueben
73 The Persuit of Happiness Todd Russel
74 Village + Village Inn + Village Port Dan Freedman
75 Bomb Squad Jeremy Maciejewski
76 Dicemasters Civil War Megapack April Gollar
77 MTG From The Vault: Lore + Annihiliation Mark Beddows
78 Warhammer Quest: The Silver Tower Patrick Doyle
79 Marvel Legendary 4x Small expansions Tom King
80 Legendary Big Trouble in Little China Alex Berry
81 Legendary Encounters Firefly Dan Keller
82 Marvel Legendary Base game Jeremy Baker
83 Marvel Legendary Dark City + Civil War Greg Throne
84 Marvel legendary Secret Wars vol 1 + 2 Kevin Screen
85 Lift it! Deluxe John Hanna
86 Telestrations Sandra Hunt
87 Wonkly Julie Gloss
88 Saloon Tycoon + Kickstarter Items Dan Halstad
89 Salvation Road John Pace
90 Centuri Saga + Cosmic Planners Dan Patriss
B1 Lynwood Brewing Concern Mika Harviala
B2 White Street Brewing Company Julie Elderidge
B3 Gizmo Brew Works Mika Harviala
B4 Hockey Mom Items Mary Beth Case
B5 K Lynn Innovations Photography The Hedleys
B6 Pampered Chef Items Linus Roberts


And the winners of our silent auction items!

Silent Auction Items:

Massage from Massage Hand won by Edward Burr

Duke Basketball Tickets won by Barbara Bao

NCSU Basketball Tickets won by Charlie Greg

UNC Basketball Tickets won by  Chris Kirkman

NEW Game Lot #1 won by Rick Longoria

NEW Game Lot #2 won by Rob Mattics

Signed Mechs Vs Minions won by John Hanna

Carolina Hurricanes Justin Fault Signed Stick won by James Meyers

Don’t forget to buy Raffles for THE WALL and the big ticket raffle!

As with every year we have THE WALL which is up at the Gamers Armory. However, you DON’T NEED TO BE PRESENT to win, nor to even buy raffles for the items!

You can buy raffles for the items on the wall from The Gamer’s Armory Web store right on the site!

And easy way to get to the store and see what is on the wall is by checking out this list on board game geek. (Thanks to Matt W. For doing this again) Links to purchase the tickets are on the list.

2016 GeekList for THE WALL

If you win the item and are not local you will be responsible for shipping on any items won.

You can also purchase some of the big raffles as well, prizes are as follows.

And of course again for the link to just donate to our cause is HERE as well. You can print out your tax receipt right there!!
Thanks for all your support out there to our great cause!


2016 Gamers for Cures UNPUB 7 Designer’s table contest!!

Unpub logo

Yet another contest for this year’s Gamer for Cures!!!

Just like last 2 years, Darrell Louder, game designer extraordinaire and head honcho over at has graciously given us a table to raffle off to raise some money for Gamers for Cures!

We will be Raffling off a DESIGNER TABLE FOR Unpub 7!! This is the real deal folks. If you are a budding game designer this is the best place on the planet to show off your prototype, get it tested by amazing game testers, and get tons of great feedback. Some feedback even by the likes of publishers and fellow designers.

How to enter: Simply go to our First Giving donation site by clicking HERE. For every $5 donated you will have one entry into the drawing. Just simply put UNPUB in the comments field when you sign up. Also all donations are Tax Deductible, and you can print out a tax receipt right when you donate.

Any Q’s please post in the comments to this announcement and good luck!

Also for more info for Unpub head to


About a month out!

Here we are, about a month out from the Marathon. Look for more details coming out over the next few weeks about all the great happenings at the event, such as the:

  • Big Ticket Raffle
  • Silent Auction
  • The Wall
  • Play to Win
  • Brewery Items Raffle

Also, thank you to all of the gamers who have already signed up for the marathon! Remember, you can donate at our First Giving Site.


See you soon!


6th Annual event date is Nov 12th 2016 and First Giving Site is now live!

It always gets here quicker then any of us realizes and this year is no different.

The 2016 date for Gamers for Cures 24 hour Board Game Marathon for Turner Syndrome Society of US/NC will be Sat Nov 12th 2016. As in the past we are happy to be holding the event at The Gamer’s Armory in Cary NC!

The 2016 First Giving site has now been activated for donations and we will be getting more info out on how you can be a part of this great event in the coming weeks.

The Link to donate is HERE. And it’s also located above.

Just in case you don’t know what our event is like from a participant’s point of view I wanted to post a couple of testimonials from two recent attendees.

Thanks for your continued support and interest in our event and please stay tuned to this site for more info in the coming weeks.


The First comes from long time supporter Chris M.

This was my second year participating in the 24 hour board game marathon.  Last year I signed up because I had been listening to The Geek Allstars podcast and Dan seemed like a nice guy.  The charity event was a good excuse to play a bunch of board games and meet a bunch of people with common interests. What I didn’t anticipate was how much of an impact it would have on me in the coming year. I met some of the nicest people I have ever met (and Linus) last year and have been playing games with them as regularly as I can since then. I started pitching in writing some of the show notes for The Geek Allstars and State of Games podcasts and then started writing all of the show notes for both shows. I started following some of these knuckleheads on Twitter and attended my first convention (Who’s Turn Is It Anyway?) in February where I gave Adam O’Brien the weakest hug I have ever given anyone for turning me on to La Fin Du Monde.  Adam, I really need to give you a full on bear hug for that.  Anyway, what I am trying to say is that the event was a catalyst for allowing me to connect with people and enjoy the board game hobby in a way I had not experienced before.  I know this has nothing to do with the charity but it is one of the side benefits for those of us who participate.  The fact that Dan’s daughter, Lauren, has Turner Syndrome and I can contribute in a small way to her and other women with Turner Syndrome makes it all the more meaningful.  I will be signing up every year for this event and will continue to do my small part in raising money for the Turner Syndrome Society..


The Second one we have… well just also happens to be from another, different, Chris M!


Hello, my name is Chris and I was a Marathon gamer.
This was my first year as a Marathon gamer and I really didn’t know what to expect. I’m relatively new to the hobby of board gaming and don’t have a very big collection. I don’t have a regular gaming group. I came into the Marathon blind and alone(meaning I didn’t bring anyone with me). I was a bit apprehensive standing in the long line of people chatting with each other on a rainy Saturday morning at 7:45 AM.
Then I got inside.
I saw a face I recognized.
I was introduced to some other people.
We played my first game of the Marathon.
That first game was the ice breaker into the rest of the Marathon for me.
At 7:45 AM Saturday I didn’t know anyone. 8:00 AM Sunday I had played a bunch of great games I have never played before. I had met a ton of awesome people and some new friends. I had an amazing time!
Thanks Scott, from The Gamer’s Armory, for giving us a place to have the event. Thank you to Dan for organizing, hosting, and all the time you put in finding all the sponsors and donors; awesome job! Thank you to all the awesome sponsors and donors! The 24 Hour Marathon was an awesome experience and a very well run event. It’s awesome to see so many people coming together for a good cause, even if it seems like all we are doing is playing games!
To those reading this who might be not be sure about being a Marathon gamer: go for it. You won’t regret it. The community here is an awesome one!
When I wrote my opening statement I thought it sounded like something you might hear at an addiction meeting. Then I thought about it and that was really fitting. After I got home at about 8:30 on Sunday I sat down and said to myself “I can’t wait for next year!”. I’m excited about the next Marathon and 2016 can’t come quick enough! I think it’s appropriate to say I’m addicted to the Marathon.
My name is Chris, and I was a Marathon gamer!


What an amazing 5th annual GFC 24 hour board game marathon!!


As Adam said this year was simply an amazing year. Not only did we raise just over $22,000 for Turner Syndrome Society of the US but everything went amazingly smooth and everyone seemed to have a blast! Food was great the giveaways were even better then ever and people had a smile on their face all day long!

I cannot thank Scott and Crystal from The Gamers Armory enough for their hospitality over these 5 years. They have been great and we simply could not have had such success without them.

Also I would like to thank Adam S who manned this site extremely well and ran a killer contest leading up to the event. And his graphic design skills for the programs were simply second to none. THANKS so much for your help and guidance Adam!

Another person who I wanted to thanks for his help with this and that and also for running the play to win games is Chris Mosley. Thanks buddy!

Not to be forgotten as well is our social media Guru herself Laura Drew, well done as always!

I cannot leave out Matt Wolfe who has helped me all year long from cons to extra bags for the swag bags and taking the time to do the geek list of the WALL on BGG. Thanks so much buddy.

And of course I cannot thank the volunteers from TSSUS NC chapter who came out to help us man the tables and talk to people and spread more information and awareness about Turner Syndrome.

Last but MOST important of all, thanks to my beautiful wife and family. Janice Lauren, and DJ helped out for months and months and put up with my stressing, and did a fantastic job helping out the day of the event. I love you guys so much.

I am going to put the list of the winners of the wall items and the big ticket items at the bottom of this post. If you are on this list and have not heard from us or the store please let me know by commenting on this post and I will get in touch with you ASAP.

In the coming weeks I will be posting some re-caps from marathoners who would like to share their experiences with GFC with all of you out there. If you would like to share with us as well PLEASE comment on the posts or mail us directly!

Thanks so much for all of your support. Stay tuned in weeks to come for more re-caps and more information for next year as well.


BIG Ticket Raffle Information

The drawing will take place at 10:00 pm on
Saturday, November 7th during the
24 Hour Board Game Marathon at
The Gamer’s Armory in Cary, NC

40″ LED Television

Winner: Chris Mosley

Xbox One

Winner: Sam White

Apple 16GB iPad Mini
Winner: Damien Griffiths

$100.00 Visa Gift Card

Winner: Susan Balker

$50.00 Home Depot Gift Card

Winner: Matt Lousahimer

$25.00 Briggs Resturant Gift Card

Winner: Lynn Dunbar

Raffle Wall Winners for 2015

Raffle Number Item Name Winner
1 Alchemy! Douglas
2 Animal Upon Animal Joshua Mills
3 Car Wars the Card Game Chris Kirkman
4 Discoveries: The Journals of Lewis & Clark Andrew Roberts
5 Elysium Soumitra Choudhury
6 MTG From the Vault: Angels JG Willliams
7 Snake Oil Daniel Warlick
8 Star Wars E7 Assault Walker + Elite Speeder Bike Collin Gloauoer
9 Star Wars Risk Y.Rodriguez
10 Takenoko + Takenoko Chibis Scott Blanton
11 Wits & Wagers, Party Edition Jeremy Baker
12 Munchkin Steampunk Deluxe Josh Baker
13 Yu-Gi-Oh! Dice Masters Booster Box Daniel Warlick
14 Duck Duck Go Jason Willis
15 Duck Duck Go Safari Carol Everett
16 Rarrr!! Justin Bradshaw
17 Mouse Guard RPG HC Ronald Watkins
18 Boss Monster Bundle Scott Vaughn
19 Tsuro Samuel Manilla
20 Hawaii Chris Courdney
21 Istanbul Daniel Edwards
22 Justice League Strategy Game Bryan Henrick
23 Legendary Encounters Predator Jed Humphries
24 Pandemic Legacy Blue John Howell
25 Thurn N Taxis Becky Blassingmane
26 Wilderness War Michael Smith
27 Dead Drop + Expansion Travis Bryant
28 YardMaster + Yardmaster Express Chris Meyer
29 X-Wing New Starter + 17 Alt. Art Promos Rod Ruiz
30 Fire Fly Base Game + 2 Expansions + Promos Gary Cooper
31 Nothing Personal Brandanel
32 Princess Bride: A Battle of Wits + As You Wish + Miracle Pill Matt Wolf
33 Villains and Vigilantes + Expac Donald Watkins
34 Age of Sigmar Starter Box + Citadel Hobby Starter Set Mike Hartshorn
35 Churchill Burke Drew
36 Commands & Colors: Napoleonics Expansion 5 Burke Drew
37 Genesis: Ancient Middle East B. Rueben
38 No Retreat 4: The Italian Front Dan Freedman
39 Thunder Alley – 1st Edition Adam O’Brian
40 US Civil War Paul Hetrick
41 Wing Leader Jason Tessendorf
42 Battlestations Dan Patriss
43 Monster Derby Ronald Watkins
44 Sentinels Tactics Bundle Donald Watkins
45 Crash Cup Karambolage Chris Mosley
46 Gary Gouda Peter Saad PPA
47 Golem Arcana Bundle Phil Show
48 Machi Koro Zemuel Roman
49 Rattus the Card Game Eric Booth
50 X-Files Board Game John Weaver
51 Yedo Lynn Dunbar
52 Dungeon Fighter Dan Patriss
53 King of Tokyo Janice Patriss
54 Steam Park Chris Meyer
55 Doomtown Reloaded Christian Ovsenick
56 Munchkin Zombies Collection Andrew Webb
57 Patherfinder RPG Beginner Box Ronald Watkins
58 BattleCon: Fate of Indines + War of Indines Alex Berry
59 Dreadball Xtreme + Player’s Guide Butch Arthur
60 Age of Steam + 2 Expansions Casey Guthrie
61 Railways of the World Andrew Webb
62 City of Remnants B. Rueben
63 Beyond the Rhine Jamie Cribbs
64 Day of Days Wrey Ferrell
65 Kawaguchi’s Gamble: Edson’s Ridge Ronald Watkins
66 Salerno Richard Bailey
67 The Mighty Endeavor Scott Blanton
68 Evolution Chris Meyer
69 Fools Gold John Pace
70 Quantum James Myers
71 Samurai Spirit Brian Johnson
72 Tokaido Timothy Edwards
73 Hordes 2 player Battle Box Chris Mitchell
74 Undercity Alex Hamilton
75 War Machine 2 player Battle Box Alex Peladerie
76 Eight-Minute Empire: Legends + Lost Lands Chris Norwood
77 Paths of Glory Shane Jackson
78 Imperial Settlers + 5 Packs of Sleeves Joshua Mills
79 Space Cadets: Away Mission Mark Edwards
80 Aquasphere Robin Trew
81 Autographed Star Wars Photos Brian Colon
82 FOW Guards Armoured Reece Company Christopher Rasmusson
83 Jamberry Jar Joshua Mills
84 Space Hulk Chris Kirkman
85 Firefly Shiny Dice Roxanne Estrada
86 Legendary Villains Joseph Abernathy
87 VS Sytem Box Mike Hartshorne
88 D&D Icons Gargantuan Black Dragon Peter Bierfeldt
89 Pandemic + The Cure Bryan Hennsley
90 PandemicShockn the Brink+  In the Lab + State of Emergency Mike McMullen

Well, this year’s Marathon has come and gone…

Hello again everybody,

Well, it’s Monday afternoon, and I think I have finally recovered from a lack of sleep and overdose of board games this past weekend. So, just a quick update about the Gamers for Cures 24 Hour Board Game Marathon to benefit the Turner Syndrome Society of the US, which was held this past Saturday (and into Sunday) November 7th, 2015. Dan (Geekjock) will have a more formal writeup about the event soon, with lists of prize winners, the exact amount raised, so many thank yous, etc.

The two big highlights are:

First off, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! Thank you to so many people and organizations for donating time, money, products, services, the list goes on and on. Whether you were a participant, volunteer, sponsor, donator, we could not have done any of it without you.

Secondly, earlier today, Dan announced on Twitter that with your help we raised $20,000 about $22,000! Wow. That is well beyond our wildest dreams. We had a goal of $17,500. This is just mind numbing.

That’s it for now, look for Dan’s writeup soon!