Extra Life - Online Gaming in support of the Stollery
From May 22 to June 18, 2021

​We are teaming up with the Stollery Children's Hospital to present Extra Life - an online gaming event.  This is a fundraising SPIRIT event that not only provides teams with a lot of fun, it's for one of the best causes we can think of!   

This event will earn your team SPIRIT points. All spirit points are added up and the team with the most SPIRIT points at end of the games will earn CHALLENGE points. For complete details visit our Points and awards page


All events your team signs up for and participates in will earn your company PARTICIPATION points. These participation points are added directly into your CHALLENGE total - so the more of these you gather the better the chances of winning your division! Check each event page to find out how many PARTICIPATION points you will earn. For complete details visit our Points and awards page

SCHEDULE

​Dates:

  • May 22 - Escape the Boom
  • May 28 - Code Names
  • June 16 - Scribbl
  • June 18 - Among Us

Times:
  • 6pm
Location:
  • Online, via Discord and various online game platforms.
  • Joining our Discord server will be required for this event.
  • To learn all about Discord watch this video or read our Discord 101 guide here
  • Once you have joined Discord - this is the link to our Server:  https://discord.gg/PRzstEqdDD 

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SIGN UP

​If you are the Company Coordinator and want to set up your team, please follow these instructions.

If you are a Participant and want to join your company's team, please follow these instructions.


For more information or to sign up your team, please contact Angela Bennett at the Stollery:   angela.bennett@stollerykids.com


PREPARE

Pre Event:  

  • Assign a Team Captain.
  • Recruit participants to play.
  • Sign up as per the above instructions.
  • FUNDRAISE!
  • Have each player join our Discord server so they'll be ready to play on the big day:
    • Click here for our Discord 101 guide and how to join
    • Click here for a video tour of the need-to-knows on our Discord server
  • Any participants in Among Us or Escape the Boom! should check out the instructions and ensure they have the game or materials downloaded in advance.
At the Event:
  • Ensure participants check in on the event check-in channel on our Discord server within 1 hour of the event start. Check-in posts should include name and company name - for example "This is Kristin Glass checking in from Corporate Challenge".
  • Have participants meet on the Extra Life voice channel in Discord at 6 PM for some short announcements to kick things off.
  • Players will be randomly assigned to tables to play that night's game.
  • Discord text and voice channels will be set up for each table - that is where the players will meet to play. 
  • Each game will have different instructions for getting set up that night, but one person at each table will typically be required to create the game and post the link to invite the others.
  • If your company wants to play together as a group instead of being randomized, please let us know and we can assign a table for your company specifically.


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FORMAT

We are still working on the exact games and the schedule, but we want you to start recruiting novice participants, avid gamers and even friends and family.  We will be featuring a variety of games for all levels of players.  

We urge all Company Coordinators to sign your company up now and once you’ve set up your team - you can start getting your employees (plus family and friends) to sign up and join your team.  There is no cost to sign up but individuals will be encouraged to fundraise to compete!  Teams that take part in the fundraising will be able to earn valuable SPIRIT POINTS for their company. 

UPDATE:  March 23, 2021
We have picked the games we will be playing - so start practicing!  

2021 Extra Life Games

1. Codenames - https://codenames.game/
  • Two rival spymasters know the secret identities of 25 agents. Their teammates know the agents only by their CODENAMES. 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 colour while avoiding those that belong to the opposing team. And everyone wants to avoid the assassin.
  • How to Play:
    • One person in your group will need to create the game by visiting the website and clicking "Create Room" on the main page
    • Choose a room nickname and then click "Create Room"
    • Click the "Players" button on the top left, copy the link and paste that in the Discord channel to invite your group
    • Your can choose to randomize teams or select them specifically
    • Choose the desired settings in the centre of the screen and once everyone has joined the game and joined a team, click "Start New Game"
    • Each team will need to have one Spymaster, and everyone else will be an Operative
    • Clues will be given through the Discord voice channel (or you can discuss as a group and use the Discord text chat instead)
    • Here is an outline of how Codenames works
  • Among Us is a American science-fiction murder mystery game. The game follows a group of crewmates which, among them, has an impostor whose goal is to sabotage their space-ship and kill everyone.
  • How to Play:
    • Among Us is free to play on phone or you can pay to download it on your computer - visit the website to get set up with the game in advance
    • Once downloaded, one person in your group will need to create the game by clicking "Online" then "Create Game" under "Host
    • Choose desired map - we recommend keeping default selections to start.
    • Click "Confirm"
    • Once it loads up there will be a code along the bottom of the screen (6 letters) which you must share with your group in Discord to invite them to the game
    • Everyone can join the game by clicking "Online" then "Enter Code" under "Private" and entering it there
    • Once everyone is in the holding room, the person that created the game can start it and everyone will be assigned their roles and tasks.
    • You will have a Discord voice channel available for connecting with your team - you can choose to use this for discussions during emergency meetings, but we recommend playing on mute the rest of the time to avoid spoiling the game. You can also choose as a group to use the in-game text feature instead for discussion.
    • Here is a guide on Among Us gameplay
3. Scribbl - https://skribbl.io/
  • skribbl.io is a free multiplayer drawing and guessing game similar to Pictionary. Participants draw their assigned words and the others have to guess it to gain points!
  • How to Play:
    • One person in each game will need to visit the website and click "Create Private Room"
    • On the next screen, hover over the "Invite your friends" link at the bottom and copy that link then paste in the Discord channel to invite your opponents.
    • We recommend using the standard settings of 3 for "rounds" and 80 for "draw time in seconds" but you can modify this or add custom words if you would like for future games.
    • Once everyone is showing up under "Players" on the right, click "Start Game" to be launched into play!
    • Players take turns being assigned words to draw while the other players guess what it is in the chat! 
    • Whoever guesses the most answers right in the quickest time wins!
4. Escape the Boom - https://www.escape-the-boom.com/
  • Escape the BOOM is a co-op mobile game. One player must defuse the bomb shown on the phone or tablet, but does not know what to do. The other players have the manual and can figure out what to do, but they do not see the bomb. So they need to talk. A lot. In five minutes. Without misunderstandings. To Escape the BOOM!
  • How to Play:
    • Visit the website for full information
    • One person in each group will need to download the FREE app - This person is the Field Operative who will be defusing the bomb.
    • All other players will need copies of the manual which is available on the website. You can print this out or use it virtually. All of these players are the Bomb Defusal Experts who will be guiding the Field Operative through the process of defusing the bomb.
    • The prime directive is that the Bomb Defusal Experts cannot see the bomb and the Field Operative cannot see the manual - your team must work together by communicating information verbally to defuse the bomb.
    • At a certain point, the Escape the Boom app will run out of free puzzles, but if you restart the game, you will get a set of new ones. You can also have someone else try downloading the app and acting as the Field Operative (put the manual away if you do this!)



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POINTS

​Extra Life is a great way to have fun playing online games while raising money for a great cause!  Plus, of course, your team earns very valuable SPIRIT points.  

Points:

  • Every team that takes part, will receive 20 PARTICIPATION points
  • Every team that takes part on at least one of the 4 Extra Life Game Nights, will receive 50 SPIRIT points
  • Extra SPIRIT points will be awarded for teams that fundraise for the Stollery:
    • Up to $1000 raised will earn 25 SPIRIT points
    • $1001-$2000 raised will earn 50 SPIRIT points
    • $2001-$3000 raised will earn 75 SPIRIT points
    • $3001-$5000 raised will earn 100 SPIRIT points
    • Over $5001 raised will earn 150 SPIRIT points