12:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Fall pot luck, games, prizes, and most importantly... geo-friends!
I'll take Fun Times at Glendale Lake for $200, mrGreen... Answer: A game that challenges your geocaching, geography, and geologic knowledge while being surrounded by your friends in the geocaching community. What is Geo-Jeopardy?
That's right! The Game Night event series by Two "greens" moves south of I-80 this autumn to a JAGA-land centralized location for another year of Fall-time fun!
Before 12:30 pm: The pavilion is rented all day; setup will be ongoing at GZ as soon as the hosts are able to arrive, sometime between 9am and 10am; enjoy the offerings of the state park if you arrive before the official start time. You might even want to track down some area geocaches if desired.
12:30 PM: Event kick off; meet and greet
1:00 PM: Food, friends, and geo-conversation
2:00 PM: Geo-Jeopardy - Four (or more) contestants will battle each other giving the questions that match the stated answers in two rounds (Geo-Jeopardy and Double Geo-Jeopardy) to earn the most geo-cache-points and be declared the winner! We intend to have our buzzers, video question boards, and maybe even theme music to provide a realistic Geo-Jeopardy experience. Play-in rounds/games (depending on player interest), are being anticipated, with up to 8 (or possibly more players) getting narrowed down to 3 players to take on our returning champ!
3:15 PM: Intermission (Game reset)
3:30 PM: PEOPLE's CHOICE The people have spoken! And the Geo-Family Feud will be played after Geo-Jeopardy for a 30-minute "encore" version. Get your teams ready now! We will only have room for two teams of 5 to 6 each.
4:15 PM: We have a second, non-trivia-heavy game, either new or returning game that will be played in the second main spot of the event, so stay tuned for more details coming up!
5:15 PM: Do we still have prizes to give away? Maybe we can make some Geo-Deals. What's in the big ammo box, or behind one of the "curtains"? Be sure to have some possibly-common geo TOTTs on hand, and you might be selected for some of the final available prizes! We ran out of time to play this game at the Summer Picnic, so we'll see what we might be able to do in the Fall to wrap things up before the packing away of the game equipment.
5:30 PM: Event conclusion and final event geo-conversation... Thanks to everyone for joining us!
Keep watching this page for any potential changes or additions to the event schedule.
Soft drinks, bottled water, and individually-wrapped snack foods should be present. green nikki is providing meatball sandwiches again this year (YUM!) Attendees may bring their own personal food items (if that is more comfortable) or share with the common food some form of "pot-luck" style item. If you do wish to bring food to share, there is a counter with plenty of electrical outlets in the middle of the rented pavilion, which makes it ideal for this type of event food. If you are planning to share a food dish, posting the name/type of food in your "Will Attend" might be helpful to avoid a lot of duplication.
Please indicate in your log the number that attend with your geo-user name, and (if possible) what your plans are for food offering or interest. This information will assist with event planning.
People's Choice Game Survey
Game-Night Information Page (at game-night.org)
As the geocache owner, I ensure that the above link is to a local geocaching group site that is active in the community and contributing to geocaching in positive ways. This link has not been checked by Geocaching HQ or by the reviewer.
Stay tuned! Announcements on this page will be used to communicate any updates or changes to the schedule. If you are "will attended" on this event, these announcements and updates should come to your email via geocaching.com
We are looking forward to sharing more Game Night fun with our geo friends and neighbors this fall!
If you can't stay for the entire event, feel free to drop in as you are able, considering the schedule posted above. If updates to the schedule are made as the event draws near, announcements will be made on this geocaching event listing to serve as alerts to these changes.
Driving to the event: Prince Gallitzin State Park is located in Cambria County, in the heart of JAGA-land. Our event will be held in the day use area, off of Marina Road. Depending on your direction of travel, you might be approaching via PA-53 from either north or south. Take Marina Road towards the state park when coming through the village of Frugality (south of Fallentimber / Van Ormer or north of Ashville / Dean). Drive Marina Road until you get to Buck Road (before the marina) and take the right onto Buck into the park and follow the signs for Pavilion 2. If you are travelling from the west, you might be approaching the state park via PA-36 through Patton. In Patton, take Glendale Lake Road (slight left before PA-36 heads uphill southward out of town) to the village of Nagles Crossroad, and then shortly afterward, look for a left turn onto Marina Road. Take Marina Road past the park office and the marina and turn left on Buck Road, following the signs for Pavilion 2. Please note that Buck Road in the state park lands might be called "Beaver Road" on some online maps, and this is not the same road as Beaver Valley Road which runs up the west side of the state park past the campground and towards the dam area. Please note the posted speed limits on roads within the park. See this page for maps of the park.
For more information about the park, such as camping, hiking, or fishing opportunities, please see the main park page.