Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What should I expect?
Expect to compete in a friendly, high energy atmosphere against like minded individuals for a great cause. Each team of 2 will compete in a bunch of 2v2 and larger team events that they get to choose at the beginning of the evening. Events are all over the place from speed charades to throwing and catching games to fun trivia. Think of it as a blending of 'Minute to Win It", "Survivor" immunity challenges, and family games night. Don't worry, the 'skills' needed to win are ones that anybody, or more likely, nobody has!
Q: Which charity are we supporting?
Each event will support a different charity. We try to target local, high impact charities that support the causes that we are most passionate about. If you think your charity or a charity you care about should be considered for our next event, please shoot us an email!
Q: When is the event?
Check out our Facebook or Instagram pages for details on our upcoming events
Q: Where is the event?
The events are in private venues in downtown Calgary. The exact location will be emailed to registered participants.
Q: What should I bring?
A Great attitude is really all that you need. You are also allowed to bring food or drinks for yourself or for everyone if you like!
Q: How do I register?
When an event is available, click on the Register button above and enter your details, hit "Register" and then click on the "Donate" button below the "Register" button to pay your entrance cost. Alternatively, if you want to ensure more of your money gets to the charity, just e-transfer the entry cost straight to email@example.com. This avoids PayPal fees which cut into our donation to the charity.
Q: Where does my registration cost of go?
95-100% of your entrance cost will be donated to our partner charity. As for the other <5%, remember that we are an entirely volunteer-ran organization so don't worry, none of it is going to us. What that <5% covers is paying for event specific items, such as game materials and trophies, as well as overhead (PayPal fees and website hosting fees). You can help reduce this 5% even lower by e-transferring your entrance cost directly to as this will avoid the 3% PayPal fee! We will keep working to cut this 5% lower and lower.
Q: How does Game to Give pay for larger costs such as insurance, legal fees, etc.?
These costs are covered by monetary donations from our Executive Team. This way we can maximize how much of your entrance cost goes to charity.
Q: What happens if myself and my partner win?
The total donation from the evening will be made in your names and you will get a sweet trophy = glory, hardware, good feels and a tax receipt!
Q: What if I do not have a partner?
That is fine! We will partner you up with another individual at the event. Everyone is there for the same reason, and are competing in games that nobody is going to be good or bad at so we are confident that you will have a blast. Plus you will get to meet new amazing people in the process and donate to charity. Talk about a good night!
Q: How do you choose the charity you support?
We focus on local high impact charities (measured as the effect on their chosen cause from each donation dollar they receive). If you believe we should support a certain charity at our next event we would love to hear why! Please email us your thoughts at
Q: What is your cancellation / refund policy?
Unfortunately we do not offer refunds. We custom build each event for the size and demographic of our registered attendees, make cost decisions based on registered attendees and communicate to the charity the expected size of our donation based on attendees. As such we are unable to offer refunds for cancellations. Our apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Q: I have more questions that apparently are not Frequently Asked...
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