The Interactive Museum of Gaming and Puzzlery in Beaverton, Oregon, has over 4,000 board games that you can walk in and play, and it runs on donations and grants. This year, those grants didn’t come through, so unless they can raise a significant chunk of money soon, they’ll be evicted. According to the website, IMOGAP is the “largest publicly accessible collection in the United States,” but if they can’t pay their lease, they’ll be left with some hard choices, like dissolving the museum altogether or look for a smaller space (and possibly sell off parts of the collection).
This weekend, IMOGAP is hosting a Twenty-four Hour Raffle And Game-a-thon (THRAG), and here’s where you come in. If you’re in the area, you can sign up to be a gamer either alone or with a team and head out and play games. If you’re not near Beaverton, you can become a sponsor: sponsor a team or individual, or donate games or food (though those will probably be easier if you’re local). Finally, you could buy raffle tickets to win a prize pack of board games (both old and new). As more tickets are purchased, more prizes will be added.
Please chip in if you can!