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Gaming Marathon FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the 2 Flights Up Extra Life Gaming Marathon to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals; October 17-18, 2015

There seems to be some bit of confusion about our gaming marathon this month. Hopefully this FAQ will clear some of that up.

Q: When is the gaming marathon taking place?
A: From 11:00 AM, Saturday October 17th to 11:00 AM, Sunday October 18th, in conjunction with our normal monthly All Day Game Day.

Q: Does it cost $$ to attend?  
A: The Marathon is happening in conjunction with our normal monthly All Day Game Day. There is a $5 fee to attend all our monthly game days, unless you sign up (at least a week in advance) to GM a game. Due to the length of this Game Day, we’re accepting more GM submissions than we normally do. Please go to our submission page to sign up.

Q: Do I have to stay for the whole 24 hours?
A: NO! You can come and stay for as long as you wish.

Q: If I “Join the Team”, do I have to stay for the whole 24 hours?
A: No, stay as long as you’re able. (Hint – if you can’t make 24 hours in one stretch, commit to coming to our weekly game nights or “normal” All Day Game Days until you’ve accumulated 24 hours.)

Q: Do I HAVE to donate to the Childrens’ Miracle Network Hospital in order to attend?
A: No. While we would welcome your support for this important cause, you do not have to make a donation to attend the Game Day. We still want to have as many gamers and GMs having fun as possible, and with 24 hours to play, we’ll have plenty of opportunity!

Q: How do I “Join the Team”?
A: Go to this page and click on JOIN OUR TEAM.

Q: Do I have to ‘Join the Team’ to contribute?
A: No!

Q: How do I donate without joining the team?
A: Go to this page and click on Roster. Then choose one of the team members and click on their name. Then click on SUPPORT ME.

Q: If I DO want to contribute to the cause, but I can’t or don’t want to go to the game day, can I still contribute?
A: Absolutely! See the instructions above.

Q: On the Extra Life sign up page, it says I have to put a minimum of $100 for my goal. Do I have to pay $100?
A: No. One hundred dollars is the minimum GOAL, but you won’t be required to put in that yourself. You SHOULD encourage your friends and family to support you by going to your fundraising page and donating.

Q: What is Extra Life?
A: Extra Life is an organization of gamers which raises money for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Q: Where does the money go?
A: The money that you raise through Extra Life will go directly to your chosen Children’s Miracle Network Hospital as ~unrestricted funds’. This means that the hospital decides where and how to spend the money to ensure the dollars you raise make the biggest impact in the lives of the kids they treat. 

There are a lot of charities out there, and many are worthy of your support.   However, we’ve all heard stories about charities that don’t quite live up to their names, where much of the money raised DOESN’T get to the people that need it.   Thankfully, there are organizations that keep an eye on those charities. 

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is rated very highly by at least 3 of these watchdog agencies, so you should feel comfortable donating, because your dollars are going directly to where the need is.

GuideStar  5 of 5 Stars

Charity Navigator  4 of 4 Stars

Give.Org  (BBB Wise Giving Alliance) 20 / 20 Standards for Charity Accountability


Behütunsburg Print ‘n’ Play now available!

It’s been a long time coming, but we finally have a print and play version of Thomas & Jeannie’s game Behütunsburg available online.  Here’s the description:

In 13th century Bayern, family ties were strong, but for some, the lust for power was stronger.
Rivalry among and within noble families would often lead to Machiavellian politics, outright theft and sometimes kidnapping. The Behütuns family was no different, as different branches of the family squabbled over money & subjects.

Be the first in your family to assemble a retinue of Barons, Knights and their Ladies and earn the right to declare yourself King and build the mighty castle Behütunsburg.

Behütunsburg is a two-player card game. Two copies of the game can be used to play with 3-4 players.

Get the Print ‘n’ Play version.   It’s Free, fer cryin’ out loud!

You pick the featured game tonight!

We’ve been busy, Jeannie and I, and haven’t had time to think about the featured  game of the night for tonight’s game night, so You can pick it!  Make a comment  to this post with the game you want to play, and we’ll guarantee to play it!




Game Night August 28th 2014

We had an awesome time at 2 Flights Up.  See for yourself!

We had quite a crowd!

We had quite a crowd!

Zombies attack!

Zombies attack!

We'll get 'em!

We’ll get ’em!

Lance finds the Path!

Lance finds the Path!



Merchants & Marauders

Merchants & Marauders

Concentration is the key!

Concentration is the key!


What’s happening at 2 Flights Up

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What exactly is a GM, anyway?

GM is a GameMaster, a person who could be teaching a game to new players, or they could be refereeing the game, or both.

Recently, someone asked me what that means in the context of our All Day Game Days here at 2 Flights Up, and that certainly deserves an answer.  If you’ve looked at our event listings, you’ll know that on our All Day Game Days, you get in for free, but you may be wondering what we are expecting of our GMs for that privilege.  This post will hopefully sort that out with enough details to make you want to jump in and sign up for our next  All Day Game Day , which is scheduled for September 20, 2014.

So here’s the deal to qualify for the free entry to an All Day Game Day:

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Pictures from our first All Day Game Day at 2 Flights Up

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Don’t forget Game Night this Thursday!

Hey folks, coming off a great All Day Game Day this past Saturday, I want to remind everyone that we’re still doing Game Night on Thursday.  Rather than ME picking a featured game of the night, I thought I’d open it up to all of you to pick one.  So if you have an idea for a featured game of the night, or in fact if you would like to HOST the featured game of the night, please let us know, either through email or in the comments.

Remember, Game Nights go from 6-10 PM and you are encouraged to bring along your own drinks and snacks (and games).


First “All Day Game Day”

We had a great turn out at our first “All Day Game Day” at 2 Flights Up, thanks to everyone that came! It was wonderful to see everyone that came and enjoyed themselves with all the games at the studio.

A small look at the Compters' game collection

A look at a small portion of the Compters’ game collection

Galaxy Trucker  A smash hit at the first All Day Game Day

A smash hit at the first All Day Game Day

Fun game with William, Thomas, Eric, Dwayne and Steve playing Cuba.

Fun game with William, Thomas, Eric, Dwayne and Steve playing Cuba.

What a wonderful FIRST "All Day Game Day" at 2 Flights Up in Dalton.

What a wonderful FIRST “All Day Game Day” at 2 Flights Up in Dalton.


Can you say Sheldon had a great time? You bet you can!

We’re working on a gallery to display all the pictures, so stay tuned!

1st Call for GMs

Hey Folks! We’re ramping up the planning for our first All Day Game Day happening on the 19th of July at 2 Flights Up. We’re looking for people to GM games for the first and second session. If you’d like to host a game, (and get in for free), please fill out a submission form, found at

And don’t forget to drop in this Thursday for Game Night from 6-10PM.

And please tell your friends about this new gaming venue in the Berkshires!