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United Way Games Day, Feb 16

Join Just Games Rochester for the first ever United Way Game Day on February 16! Choose from D&D, board games and a charity Commander tournament to challenge your mind and raise money for local charities. Any purchases or entry fees on the day of the event will earn double points, and 20% of all sales will go to benefit the United Way of Greater Rochester.
From Matt: At Just Games, we believe in putting community first – not just as a marketing tactic, as some places do, but as a true system of values. You support us, in part, because we support you. As a local business owner, my first priority is to my community, and the United Way of Greater Rochester is an excellent partner in helping care for the basic needs of local Rochester citizens. So if you’re free, and you like saving money for a good cause, or just playing games and getting to know some of the good folks at the United Way, I hope you’ll consider joining us for this very cool event.
You can RSVP for specific events and view signup and registration details below!

Commander for a Cause – 12 pm

Join us in our Second Annual Commander for a Cause event! Duke it out in pods of 3-4 to determine the top Commander player of the year! Every round you survive gets you 1 booster pack, win the entire thing and get a commander deck of your choice. Other top table finishers will receive prizes based on attendance. Entry is just $10, and as with every single dollar spent at these events, 20% comes off the top to benefit United Way of Greater Rochester, and everything else is prizes!
The store will be providing a Badlands / Tundra / Underground as a guaranteed first prize at 24 / 36 / 48 participants. This will be *above* the cost of prizes paid for by your entry fee, as a thank you for coming out and playing in this cool charity fundraiser!

Sign up for Commander for a Cause

You may donate additional funds to the United Way using the “Optional Donation” by adding the amount of your choice to your cart at checkout. You will also be able to donate on the day of the event. 

Commander for a Cause

United Way Games Day, Feb 16

D&D Charity Adventures – 1 pm – 4 pm

Multiple tables of D&D running the sessions below. Sign up in advance using the ticketing system below, or roll the dice on day of seating. Want to get your session added as a DM? Email Matthew Vercant at to participate!
  • Treasure of the Broken Horde is a D&D 5E adventure for 5-7 players.
  • Something From Down There is an Old West Call of Cthulhu Scenario for a maximum of 6 players.

Sign up for the session of your choice

You may donate additional funds to the United Way using the “Optional Donation” by adding the amount of your choice to your cart at checkout. You will also be able to donate on the day of the event. 

Charity D&D

United Way Games Day, Feb 16

Board Gaming with the United Way – Noon – 5 pm

Join the staff of the United Way to learn a variety of cool, in-stock board games for the whole family! Like a game and buy it, 20% of your purchase will go to benefit the United Way of Greater Rochester. All board game sessions are free demos, and a great chance to talk to the staff of the United Way about what they do.
United Way staff will be playing at least the following games, all day long, as interest in specific titles dictate. Other games may be added as attendance and interest indicates!
  • Illusion
  • Timeline
  • Lady and the Tiger
  • Reef
  • The Mind
  • Deep Sea Adventure
  • Azul
  • Splendor
  • Sagrada
  • Kingdomino/Queendomino

Board game events are free and will be run by United Way volunteers who are very excited do play games for charity, so come on out and learn some new board games! And yes, all of these games are currently on our shelves, so if you like one you can buy it right at the event and 20% of your purchase will go directly to the United Way of Greater Rochester.

RSVP and chat about specific games to play on Facebook


Why United Way?

United Way addresses critical challenges by connecting local people in need with evidence-based programs, strategic funding investments, community initiatives, volunteer support and community leadership to direct resources and solve problems.Rochester is one of the most generous and caring communities in America. We are proud to work together to create real, meaningful impact for the most vulnerable members of our community. United Way is leading this charge with the support of donors, our business community, local leaders, program service providers, volunteers and community members, and Just Games is proud to be part of this mission.

Meeting Basic Needs

$3,778,310 within the Rochester area

United Way is investing in the following partners to help 36,000 people impacted by poverty have their
basic needs of food, clothing and housing met, and have access to benefits and services that put them on
a path to independence and self-sufficiency.

Arc of Monroe County 62,800
Baden Street Settlement 286,000
Catholic Family Center 358,830
Center for Youth Services 288,200
Charles Settlement House 165,000
Community Place of Greater Rochester 321,370
Empire Justice Center 70,000
Housing Council at PathStone 100,000
Ibero-American Action League 75,520
Legal Aid Society of Rochester 275,000
Legal Assistance of Western NY 75,000
Mary Cariola Children’s Center 136,440
Mental Health Association 89,650
Rochester Rehabilitation Center 175,000
Salvation Army, Rochester Area Services 808,650
SouthWest Area Neighborhood Association (SWAN) 79,470
Trillium Health 102,640
Volunteer Legal Services Project of Monroe County 50,000
Willow Domestic Violence Center 155,000

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