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Throwback Thursday Game Night @ Sharkys Place (Holiday Charity Edition)

  • Sharky's Place

    5800 Duraleigh Road, Raleigh, NC (map)

    35.856701 -78.712288

  • Sharky's is in the corner of the stripmall, next to the Shell Station.
  • Hey Everyone!

    With the holidays ast approaching, it's time to get festive - and it's a chance to help those in need. This year a friend of mine who's a special needs teacher in a low-income school has reached out to ask for help to help make this year a Merry Christmas for some of her students and their families. I figured if we worked all together, we can help make their Christmas a happy one! 

    For all of this week, all five of my Game Nights will be turned into Charity Events - for entry into the event, we will ask for either a monetary donation (all donations to the board game fund will be donated) or an item from the list below. If you choose to bring an item, please bring it unwrapped and with a label on it saying it it is being donated to family 1, 2 or 3. (It'll just make sorting a little easier)

    Here's Some More Details About the Families in Need and The Items They Need - Anything you can provide would be much appreciated!

    Family 1: 7 year old boy with autism who loves pokemon, dinosaurs, power ranger dino charge, yo kai, and puzzles. His mom is a single mom with minimal education. She works full time at Walmart trying to provide for his needs, does not have a car and relies on family members for transportation. She loves her son and tries her very best to provide for him but struggles financially. 

    Childs wants & need:
    -shirts size 8-10 (medium)
    -pants size 10
    -power rangers dino charge toys
    -pokemon cards
    -hat
    -gloves
    -underwear size 8
    -shoes size 2 youth
    -socks size 2 youth
    -yo kai watch
    -non-fiction books

    Family 2: 7 year old boy and 3 year old boy. These boys are very energetic and always happy. Their dad takes care of them while mom works full time, this past year she was laid off and it took 5 months for her to find a new job, she just started working again but are struggling to keep up the bills and provide for the family due to the job loss (they are low income and struggled to make ends meet even before the job loss). The children often dress well, they prefer sweaters and dress shirts to graphic tee shirts and sweats.
    7 year old wants & needs:
    -shirts & sweaters size 8 (loves the color red)
    -jeans & khakis size 8
    -shoe size 5 youth
    -socks size 5 youth
    -underwear size 8
    -puzzles
    -red and blue car
    -colored pencils
    -water colors
    -books - very high reading level enjoys chapter books
    -board games

    3 year old wants & needs:
    -shirts & sweaters size 4T
    -pants size 4T
    -shoes size 12T
    -socks size 12T
    -underwear size 4T
    -toddler puzzles
    -bouncy balls
    -cars
    -blocks
    -tambourine

    Family 3: 4 year old girl, 7 year old boy, 12 year old boy. The 7 year old often comes to school in dirty clothing that is ripped or stained. We was the majority of his clothes for him here at school. He does not have underwear some days, if he is wearing underwear it is often his older brothers. He also rarely has on socks. The 7 year old also often picks prizes for his brother and sister when he is able to earn a prize. He often takes home food he doesn't eat at lunch to give to his brother or sister as well. He is very far below grade level but has a huge desire to learn, when given a chance to play he often asks if we can work on extra work instead. He is learning to read his sight words and would love anything that may help with that. The family struggles to put food on the table and it is not abnormal for them to go without food. Mom is married to the children’s step-father who is unable to work due to a disability. The children’s biological father is in and out of jail.

    7 year old wants & needs:
    -size 8 tee shirts
    -size 8 long sleeve shirts
    -size 8 sweat shirts
    -size 8 jeans - mom stated he really needs these
    -size 3 youth shoes
    -size 3 youth socks
    -size 8 underwear
    -five nights at freddy’s toys
    -art supplies
    -power ranger dino charge toys
    -minecraft lego
    -books

    4 year old girl wants & needs:
    -size 5T shirts
    -size 5T pants and leggings
    -Size 12 youth shoes
    -size 5T skirts and dresses
    -size 5T underwear
    -Size 12 youth socks
    -girl legos
    -barbies
    -books

    12 year old boy wants & needs:
    -size 18 shirts
    -size 18 sweatshirt
    -size 18 pants
    -size 18 underwear
    -size 12 youth shoes
    -size 12 youth socks
    -sonic toys
    -five nights at freddys toys
    -legos
    -books
    -sports balls

    ABOUT GAME NIGHT:

    Come on out to Sharky’s Place in Raleigh from 7pm to 10pm for Throwback Thursday Game Night! We feature your favorite throwback games from your childhood like Hungry, Hungry Hippos, Mall Madness, Mousetrap and tons more!

    In addition to access to TriangleGameNight.com’s giant board game collection totaling over 75 games, you will also have free reign to enjoy the following awesome-ness: legit pool tables, 2 complete cornhole sets, a Giant Jenga set, and Sharky’s impressive giant Connect4 set.

    You are welcome to arrive early to hang out, play some pool or darts and eat before Game Night officially begins. Following Game Night, starting at 10pm guests start gearing up for Karaoke! Don’t feel like singing? No worries, stick around after game night ends and play a game of pool while watching others sing their hearts (or lungs) out!

    This event is free admission but we do ask for a $1 donation toward our board game fund when you arrive (it helps us buy and maintain all those games). Just pop the dollar in the Board Game Fund Box when you arrive.

    Please note that we typically have a turnout of 30-50 people for this event, so we often have a very big crowd.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How Does This Event Work?
    You will arrive to the event and check-in with your Game Night host (look for the guy or girl wearing the black TriangleGameNight.com shirt). If you can, please make a $1 donation to our board game fund, as that helps us to add more games to the collection every month! After you have checked in, you are welcome to browse the Board Game Collection aka "The Library" and grab a game to play, otherwise walk around and join a game in progress if there's room. Once you finish playing a game, please return it to the collection then feel free to grab another!

    What Games Will Be Available? We bring 75 games on a regular basis. Our total collection in storage is over 175 games (you can click here for a complete list of games in our collection). If there's anything on that list that you would like to play but do not see it at Game Night, email us and request it and we'll make sure it's there for you next week! We add at least one new game to the collection every month, and run demos on a featured game throughout the month.

    Can I Request a New Game to be added to the Collection? Yes, absolutely. We often add new games to the collection. We typically choose games with a wide appeal or that are the most requested. Email us your suggestion and we'll add it to our list. If other members request it as well you might see it at an upcoming game night!

    How Can I Sign Up to Play a Demo of a Game?
    When you arrive, sign up on our demo sign up sheet. If we reach the minimum number of players needed to start the game, the demo will begin at 8:30pm. You will need to meet your Game Night Host at the check-in table at 8:30pm then he/she will take you to the demo area.

    Can I Bring My Own Board Game to Play?
    Yes! In fact, the more games the merrier! Also, whatever games you bring, you are welcome to keep playing after 10pm. Just make sure your board games are labeled with your name!

    Does Sharky's Place Serve Alcohol and Food? Yes! You can view a copy of their menu by clicking here. Also, click here to view the specials for the day. Their food and drinks are super yummy and very affordable.

    I'm New in Town/Recently Single - Would it be weird if I attend this event alone? Absolutely not! This is a GREAT event for people who are new to meetup, new in town or recently single. It's a great way to meet new people and super low key!

    What is your current Game of the Month? Our current featured Game of the Month is CODENAMES: DEEP UNDERCOVER which is provided by our Game Night sponsor, Family Legacy Financial Services.

    About Codenames: Deep Undercover
    Two rival spymasters know the secret identities of 25 agents. Their teammates know the agents only by their CODENAMES. In Codenames: Deep Undercover, two teams compete to see who can make contact with all of their agents first. Spymasters give one-word clues that can point to multiple words on the board. Their teammates try to guess words of the right color while avoiding those that belong to the opposing team. And everyone wants to avoid the assassin.

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    Hi there, My name is Erin. I'm a local young professional - owner of TriangleGameNi­ght.com and... more

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