about us.

Game For The Cause is an Austin-based gaming convention whose proceeds are entirely donated to SAFE. SAFE works with the Austin, TX community to end sexual and domestic violence.

Molly and Tom Wright founded GFTC in 2013, after some inspiration from Give to Game. Why do we support SAFE?
SAFE works with the Central Texas community to end sexual assault and exploitation, domestic violence, and child abuse.

  • SAFE houses approximately 300 people a night through multiple residential programs.
  • In 2018, SAFE provided over 600 forensic exams in the aftermath of a sexual assault.
  • In 2018, SAFE answered 19,520 contacts related to domestic violence, sexual assault or exploitation, or child abuse on their 24/7 SAFEline.
As gamers, let’s come together and have fun at a convention, while simultaneously helping abused families find safety, security, and peace.

Our team.

The group that pulls it all together.
Molly Wright


Natalie Ayerdis

Team Member

Stacy Beckwith

Team Member

Dana Brown

Team Member

Joy Kriese

Team Member

Austin McDaniel

Team Member

Mallory Solis

Team Member

Andrew Tarver

Team Member

Kenzie Tarver

Team Member

Tom Wright

Team Member


Sponsors in 2018


Attendees in 2018


Money raised by GftC in 2018


Proceeds given to SAFE



Get excited. And keep in mind, all proceeds go to SAFE.



  • 27 Hours of Games
Silver - SOLD OUT!



  • 27 Hours of Games
  • Name on the Website



  • 27 Hours of Games
  • Your Choice of Select Games



  • 27 Hours of Games
  • Your Choice of Mid-Sized Games
Gold - Premium - SOLD OUT!



  • 27 Hours of Games
  • Your Choice of Premium Games
Platinum - Limited



  • 27 Hours of Games
  • Name on the Website
  • 1 Glitter Artwork (5 available)


See what others have to say about Game for the Cause.
SAFE relies heavily on the support of our generous community, and Game for the Cause has been a dedicated supporter in our mission to stop abuse for everyone. SAFE is grateful to partner with Game for the Cause, a group that recognizes the importance of contributing to, and reinvesting in, community. Thank you for raising awareness and championing the safety and healing of children and families living in Central Texas; we are grateful!
Jacqueline Smith-Francis

Development Officer, Corporate and Organizational Philanthropy, SAFE


Why Come to Game for the Cause?

We'll tell you...
Quality Time with
Friends and Family

We consider this a triple win, when you can spend time with family and friends, make new friends and help SAFE. #winwinwin


Over 50 bundles from which to choose! Do you like Doctor Who? How about Star Trek? How about art or jewelry? It’s all here.

To Win

The more you play a game, the better your chances. The more you teach the game, the better your chances. You know the drill.


In 2018, the trivia event was 90s themed. Join us for more trivia fun! Make a team, join a team or be a solo challenger…

of Fun

Twenty-seven hours of non-stop play time available. Come early! Stay late! Or stay through the night.

Annual convention hosted since 2013, by the same individuals who have brought you honest, fun board game reviews!

Our Blog

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Excited for 2019!

We've already started ramping up for the 2019 Convention! This year we have a team that has already begun helping with brainstorming new ideas to create better processes, think of fun, new events and get ready for September 2019.

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About us

Annual board game convention since 2013.

Where to find us

Austin, TX

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