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*OLD SCHOOL* Video Game Tournament (for a cause)

First: Find the Facebook page for ALL the details here

Second: Save up some non-parishable noms for the food shelf, to bring with to play time. They will earn you re-do chances and/or bonuses along the way.

Third: Register ($3) and play!!!

What is the Classic Video Game Challenge?

The CVGC is a fun way to fight hunger in your community by playing video games! Registered players play classic video games to achieve the highest score. The player with the highest score wins fabulous prizes!

Where is it being held?

The CVGC will be held at the NALC BRANCH 28 facility located at 1715 Van Dyke Street in Maplewood. The building is directly across the street from the Plaza Maplewood Theatre and next to a car wash.

When is it?

Saturday, November 10, 2012

What does it cost?

Registration for the day costs $3 plus two (2) non-perishable canned goods.

If this is a food drive, why do we need money?

The registration money collected goes toward tournament expenses such as prizes, advertising, printing, renting of equipment, transportation, etc.

What time does the competition start?

Doors open at 10:00am. The tournament ends at 6:00pm.

Do I really need to play video games for 8 hours?

You say that like it’s a bad thing! No, there are a set number of games and scores that are achievable. It should only take you approximately one hour to complete the challenge. The 8 hour time span allows players to take breaks and gives everyone the opportunity to play and enjoy themselves at their own pace.

So how exactly does it work?

When you register, you will be given a scorecard. The scorecard will be used to keep track of your performance on every video game in the tournament. You must have your scorecard filled out and turned in by the time the tournament ends. Event staff will log your score from each game onto your scorecard. These individual scores will be added together to give you your “total score.” If your total score is higher than all other players, you are the tournament champion!

When do I get my prize?

The winner will be announced at 7:00pm. You must be present to win. All prizes will be available for you and must be taken home that day.

What are the prizes?

First Prize is $100 cash, a year’s supply of AMP Energy Drink and a year’s supply of free movies to the Plaza Maplewood Theatre in Maplewood. Additional prizes will be announced at the event.

This is an ALL AGES event. Feel free to bring the kids!

The games played are being kept secret, but they are all vintage, and appropriate for all ages. I would watch the FB page for clues, if it matters.

I would propose a post gaming pub stop, or perhaps a movie at the Plaza after....I'll have to get back to you with that later.



Note: Doors are at 10, so you may want to get there right away, however, I will be arriving later (The only game I expect to make it past level one on would be PacMan...MAYBE). We can plan to meetup there in the early afternoon in the food area (let's say 2:30?). I will be wearing a Drinking Team Shirt.

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  • Alexis

    The official "Meetup" is planned to be in the food area at 2:30. I'll be there at least a little before and will play games after. Some of the organizers are friends who can point me out if you don't make it by 2:30 or spot my by my drinking team shirt. Let's play!

    November 6, 2012

  • Alexis

    I'm not going for the competition part (since I'm far from experienced in all video games that don't start with "Mario"), but it will be fun to try vintage games and equipment!
    No experience required!!

    October 2, 2012

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