Every year, Games and Stuff—a tabletop gaming store and event center in Glen Burnie—holds a “Game-A-Thon” to raise money for a special cause. More than 90 people showed up for this year’s gaming that benefited House of Ruth and raised over $1,900.
Tabletop gaming is exactly what it sounds like. It’s any kind of game that is played on the top of a table. It includes various platforms: card games like Magic the Gathering, board games like Settlers of Catan, miniature war games like Games Workshop’s Warhammer, and even role playing games like Dungeons and Dragons.
The Game-A-Thon allowed Games and Stuff patrons and staff to come together and pay to enjoy up to 19 hours of gaming. Proceeds went to help places like Habitat for Humanity, local school art programs, and this year, House of Ruth. “Our type of gaming is social by nature, and attracts many who participate out of love for community and friendship,” said storeowner Ed Sloman. “It follows naturally that we would tap that communal goodwill to generate support for those that need it.”