Imagine being trapped in an office with your coworkers for 24 hours, with only video games, Italian food, and a good cause to sustain you. Sounds fun, right? We thought so too! Which is why, for the third year in a row, we participated in Extra Life, a 24-hour gaming marathon to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Team FableVision chose our local hospital, Boston Children’s.

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The marathon began at 10 a.m. on Saturday, with some fancy pancake making and Brian’s famous waffles. Finally fueled, the marathon was off, with everything from Super Mario Kart to Five Nights at Freddy’s played across our office. With the arrival of more staff and their families, things got a little crafty! The conference room became a full-blown arts and crafts hub, with coloring, felting, and calligraphy. Soon the office was awash with our creations.

Amidst the crafting and racing and scares, others opted to take a more traditional gaming approach: board games and card games. A highlight of the event came when many of the staff sat down to play Red Dragon Inn, a card game that everyone might have gotten a little too into.

Thoroughly exhausted by all our hardcore gaming, some FableVisionaries decided it was time to hit the hay… but others weren’t quite on the same page, continuing the gaming fun well into the wee hours of the morning.

Team FableVision proudly raised $7,387 for Boston Children’s Hospital! This beats last year’s fundraising, at $7,193. Everyone at FableVision worked tremendously hard to make this event happen. We’re so grateful for this amazing opportunity to use our forces for good. Does this mean we get to level up now?

See you at next year’s Extra Life!