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!