NISKA-GAME 2018 will be held Friday, November 2nd and Saturday, November 3rd at Iroquois Middle School! During the Fall season for over 32 years Niskayuna Middle School students have participated in Niska-Game, a game modeled after the popular game of Monopoly. Many local businesses and families sponsored life-sized properties and t-shirts for the teams; local dignitaries acted as game Judges; and High School students coached the Middle School teams on how to best spend their Niska-Game money!
Last year we had multiple teams play on November 3 and 4, 2017 at Van Antwerp Middle School. There were 2 games played over the weekend and each lasted about 3 hours. Registration took place at both Middle Schools during the lunch periods the weeks before the game was played. Students from both VA and IMS created teams of 10 players or registered independently and joined other teams.
Here’s how it works: Two of the team players toss the life-sized dice and another acts as the game “token” by moving around the board. Upon landing on certain properties, teams have the opportunity to buy real estate or pay applicable rent. Landing on Knowledge Net, Community Service, or Skit requires teams to perform skits or answer trivia questions asked by the judges. If the judges were impressed, teams earned additional Niska-Game money, candy or a new position on the game board. The more donations a team collects during the weeks leading up to the game, the more Niska-Game money they had at the beginning of the game. With these donations, a little bit of strategy and some luck, three teams each night win prizes donated by our sponsors.
Volunteers are needed! shifts available to register students and teams during lunch periods. We always need volunteers to solicit sponsors for donations, bake for the concession stand, or help with the games each night as coaches, bankers, real estate agents, hall monitors or working the concessions. Our volunteers are what keeps the tradition of Niska-Game going! Niska-Game is a safe and healthy activity for our Middle School students and a community building event. The funds raised on behalf of N-CAP are returned right back to our community through our youth programs, the President’s Volunteer Service Award, community forums, Niska-Day and much, much more! New for 2018, every hour that you volunteer earns Niska Game money for your child's team, putting them that much closer to winning the game!
Please click here to sign up to volunteer: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4daaab23a7f94-niska
Please contact the N-CAP office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-374-0744 with any questions. Please contact us if you are interested in helping with this event or becoming a sponsor of the game. In addition, we hope you will continue to support our local businesses who so generously help us each year.
Here are some of the kids in action at past games…