Extra Life - Online Gaming in support of the Stollery
From May 24 to June 11, 2022

​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!   

SCHEDULE

​Dates:

  • May 24 - Gartic Phone
  • May 26 - Codenames
  • May 31 - Discord Bot Games
  • June 9 - Fluxx
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

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 Felicia Hodgson at the Stollery:   felicia.hodgson@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
  • Email Kristin at hello@kristinglassevents.com in advance if you'd like your company to play together at our casual gaming nights. Otherwise, all attendees will be randomly assigned to tables.
At the Event:
  • Ensure participants check in on the event check-in channel on our Discord server between 9 AM and 5:55 PM on the day of the event. 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 unless you have requested to play together with your company.
  • 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.

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FORMAT

Our Extra Life events will be casual online game nights and we can't wait to see you there!

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. 

This year's games are as follows:

GARTIC PHONE

How to Play:
- Here is the game website: https://garticphone.com/
- One person will need to create the game by visiting the website and putting in their name to start the room
- Choose one of the game modes under “Presets” or create your own “Custom Setting” - start with "Normal" and you can change it up from there!
- Click the "Invite" button on the bottom to copy the link and paste that in the Discord channel to invite your group
- Once everyone has joined the game, click "Start”
Here is an outline of how Gartic Phone works

CODENAMES

How to Play:

- Here is the game website: https://codenames.game/ 
- 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
- You 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 decide as a group to use the Discord text chat instead)
- Here is an outline of how Codenames works

FLUXX

How to Play:
- Here is the game website: https://en.boardgamearena.com/gamepanel?game=fluxx
- One person (Player 1) should select “Play this game now.” Create a link to the game by selecting “Simple Game” “Real Time” and “Friends.” Copy and paste the link in the Discord channel
- Everyone in the channel should follow the link and create a username
- Once everyone has joined, Player 1 should click “Play Now”
- Once everyone has accepted the invite, select “Start Game”
Here is an outline of how Fluxx works


DISCORD BOT GAMES

Masterword
How to Play:
- One person will type /wordle in your Discord channel, along with a five-letter word
- The word will appear in the channel. Any correct letters in the correct location will appear as green, any correct letters in the incorrect location will appear as yellow, any letters not in the word will appear in black
- To make another guess, type /wordle again and enter another five-letter word
- You get six chances to guess the correct word
- Any player can type a guess and it will continue guessing the same word in the same channel. This is a collaborative game - see how high a streak your group can get together!
- Here is an outline of how Masterword works

Tea Games
How to Play Greentea:
- One person will type $greentea in your Discord channel
- Everyone must click the checkbox before the time runs out in order to participate
- Quickly type a word containing the 3 letters indicated
- The first person to reach 30 points wins the game
- If you need to end the game, type $exitgame

How to Play Redtea:
- One person will type $redtea in your Discord channel
- Everyone must click the checkbox before the time runs out in order to participate
- Type the longest word that contains the 3 letters indicated before the time runs out
- The first person to reach 4 points wins the game
- If you need to end the game, type $exitgame

How to Play Blacktea:
- One person will type $blacktea in your Discord channel
- Everyone must click the checkbox before the time runs out in order to participate
- Each participant will receive a turn to type a word that contains the 3 letters indicated before the time runs out. 
- You lose points once the time runs out. Once you get to 0 points, you are out of the game
- If you need to end the game, type $exitgame

How to Play Yellowtea:
- One person will type $yellowtea in your Discord channel
- Everyone must click the checkbox before the time runs out in order to participate
- Find the largest number of words containing the 3 letters indicated before the time runs out. Enter all of your words per round as one message, separated by spaces.
- The first person to reach 4 points wins the game
- If you need to end the game, type $exitgame

How to Play Cocktailtea:
- One person will type $mixtea in your Discord channel
- Everyone must click the checkbox before the time runs out in order to participate
- This game combines all of the previous tea games, with different instructions and point systems provided with each round
- If you need to end the game, type $exitgame






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AMELIE

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