Extra Life

For those that are unaware, we participate in the Extra Life Fundraiser every year. This is in support of children’s hospitals, in our case the IWK in Halifax. This became important to us as we all have friends and family who have had children in need of this type of hospital.

What is Extra Life? This is a global fundraiser where people, stores and clubs raise money for their local children’s hospitals with the commitment of running a 24 gaming marathon. Some will play online video games taking donations through Twitch or other streaming services. In our case we commit to play table top games in the store. We ask our participants to make a small donation.  We have been raising money through other means such as the raffle for a pair of Hot Toys droids from Sideshow, change donations for who would win battles, online auctions and more.

This is one of the most fun events we do each year. We have players in the store all day. It is the perfect time to try new games, teach friends some of your favourite games, play in a blitz, draft some magic, meet new people, have a great time and feel good about yourself for contributing to a great cause.

Let us know what kind of games you want to see. Is there anything you want to learn?

Steve Henderson
Steve has been selling comics and games for over 20 years and is one of the owners of Heroes' Beacon.