Mayfair Games: Game Shepherd Volunteer Program

Expectations of a Game Shepherd


What are the benefits?


Types of Participation Available

Game conventions are where we conduct most of our game demos but below are those opportunities and others that are locally focused.


Levels of Participation


Game Shepherd Credit – Gamer Greenbacks

As part of the Mayfair Games volunteer program you have the opportunity to earn credit that can be used for the purchase of games and swag along with some bonus opportunities listed below.


As part of the program you will earn:


Mayfair Gamer Greenbacks can be used for the following:


Other credit details:

NOTE: Details regarding your credit status and the process for redeeming credit will be coming soon.


Game Demo/Event Submission Process

Game Advocate Membership Program

Pre-release Game Advocate Membership - If you have 100 points in your account on the 1st of January, April, July or October  – you may choose to spend those 100 points and join the special Game Advocate Group.  You will receive a copy of all new games released during that six-month period.


As a Game Advocate you will automatically receive a copy of each newly released Mayfair Games title during your 6-month enrollment period.  The goal of this program is to get new product into the hands of those (that would be you) who love playing our games and teaching them to others in addition to getting the public exposed to the new products in a more timely and constructive way. 


As part of this specialized program, there is an expectation that you will take these new products to your local game stores, game groups, libraries or conventions and promote & demo said games.  This could include things like a pre-release event at your local game store – which will help create buzz for the upcoming title and hopefully additional sales for the store.  You can also expect opportunities to earn extra points during special promotional periods… ex. If you demo Zen Garden twice (two separate events) during a specific two-week period… you will earn an additional 10 pts. 


NOTE: Games received as part of the Game Advocate Membership Program are for promotional or personal use only. They are not intended for resale, barter or exchange.   


Game Shepherd Volunteer User Account Set-Up

Follow the My Account link on the front page of the website to set-up your Game Shepherd Volunteer Account.  Once you've set up an account, you will receive a verification email with a link that you must follow to complete the intial account set-up.  After you've verified your account you can log on to the system and click on the volunteer link of your account page. When you follow this link, you will first be directed to update your basic contact information.  Then you will select what games you can teach, a list of 3 games that are your favorites, and some additional information is also requested including convention information, T-shirt size and more.  We ask that you log on periodically to make sure your information is up-to-date.


Origins & Gen Con Details

For Origins & Gen Con volunteers are required to work a minimum of 5 shifts (a minimum of 20 hours) to receive a badge as part of their compensation.  Preference will be given to those volunteers who can cover a consistent shift each day to help ensure consistency of shift crews.  We are also requesting people consider picking up a late night shift in the event room to help cover the additional needs of the Git-Together events.

For shift details visit the Origins & Gen Con Details page on the website.

If you have any additional questions, please contact Julie Yeager, our Volunteer Coordinator & Community Manager at

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