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Get ready for GameBlast21 and help raise money for SpecialEffect!

by Shopify API 03 Feb 2021

Game on! We’re teaming up with the lovely people at SpecialEffect to help boost your GameBlast21 Stream! We’re offering a free bundle of Big Potato games to anyone taking part –  just fill in this form and we’ll get them sent straight to your door. There are a limited amount of games available, so get your deets to us nice and early so you don’t lose out!

We hate to miss out on the fun, so we’re also doing our own live stream to raise money, with a GameBlast21 Quiz takeover! Tune in via our Facebook or Youtube, live 8 – 9 pm GMT on Feb 23rd. You can find our JustGiving page here.

What is GameBlast21?

GameBlast is the UK’s biggest annual charity gaming marathon weekend in aid of the gamer’s charity SpecialEffect. You can get involved by organising your own sponsored live stream during GameBlast weekend, Friday 26th to Sunday 28th February 2021.

Find out more and sign up to host your own stream here:

What is SpecialEffect?

SpecialEffect is a UK based charity which uses video games and technology to enhance the quality of life of people with disabilities.

How do I sign up or help?

You can sign up to do your own stream via the GameBlast21 website. They’ve got a whole host of resources to help you get started.

If you don’t fancy hosting your own stream, don’t worry — there’s plenty of other ways to help out. You can help spread the word by sharing all things GameBlast21 on TwitterFacebook, or Instagram. There are lots of streams to watch and support over the GameBlast weekend, even dropping in to leave some words of encouragement is wonderful. Just search for the GameBlast21 tag on Twitch.

What games are available?

You can pick up to four of the following games for us to send to you. You can play them during your stream or give them away as prizes. As long as they help raise money for SpecialEffect, we’re happy!

Blockbuster – A movie charades party game from everyone’s fave retro video store.

Colourbrain – A colour-tastic quiz Game.

Mr Lister’s Quiz Shootout – A rootin’ tootin’ list based quiz game.

Obama Llama 2 – A celebrity rhyming charades party game.

P For Pizza – An easy-cheesy word game.

What Came First – A guess the oldest party game.

Weird Things Humans Search For – A game about weird internet searches. Good name, right?

Fill in this form to let us know what games you’d like and where we should send them.


Any other resources?

We’ve got handy resources coming out of our ears!

-You can play Herd MentalityThe Chameleon and OK Play for free on Tabletopia.

-We have a bunch of free printable online games as well as some quiz slides you can download and use to host your own quiz.

-We’ve written up some handy video call rules for Herd MentalityColourbrain and What Came First.

-We’ve written a whole blog post giving advice on how to stream board games on a budget.

-We also have a whole post all about ways to play board games online.

If you have any other questions please feel free to tweet us and we’ll gladly help you out.

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