Great Escape Adventures

4 locations in Upstate & Western NY ~ Organized Play ~ Geek & Pop Culture ~ Board Games ~ Escape Rooms ~ TCG's & CCG's
Go to Great Escape on the Lake – 2021

Great Escape on the Lake – 2021

A unique Board Game Convention and Geek Adventure Camp located in the very heart of the Finger Lakes on Lamoka Lake in Upstate NY. We are just 15 minutes from Watkins Glen and Hammondsport, and central to many wineries and lakes; such as Seneca, Waneta, and Kueka!

Week long festivities culminate over an amazing weekend! “Themed” Meals available ~ Let our chef immerse you! Or visit the Dragon’s Cafe smoothie and snack shop!

The GEA Community Foundation is a not-for-profit humanitarian 501C3 organization that utilizes creativity, adventure, and board gaming to add value to communities surrounding Great Escape Adventures and beyond.

Great Escape on the Lake (GEOTL) is the GEACF’s primary annual fundraiser. 
Life is beautiful! Let’s adventure together…

Contact:  Jesse Gardner, GEACF Community & Organized Play Coordinator

Go to Online Store

Online Store

We are creating access to affordable board games for all people.

We purpose to support the growth of existing board game communities around the world; especially through the support of the GEA Community Foundation, 501C3, founded with Suicide Awareness and Prevention as our primary focus.

Over the past 4 years we have been surprised to hear from people that live in communities that do not have a Friendly Local Game Store (FLGS) or a place to play together.

Our new online web store is home to a growing selection of board games; the sale of which support this great cause.

FREE SHIPPING – You are able to purchase online and pick up at your closest GEA game store free of shipping charges for local pickup, or have it delivered direct to you.

Go to Escape Rooms

Escape Rooms

An ESCAPE ROOM is a fully immersive adventure game where groups of up to 12 people work together to interact with objects and clues to solve ciphers, riddles, and puzzles within a full size room or series of rooms.

The objective of the game is to attempt to solve the mystery and escape the room in under 60 minutes.

Have you ESCAPED lately?

Go to Organized Play (OP)

Organized Play (OP)

Play with others across Upstate & Western NY at our free-to-play tables.

Organized Play (OP) – Casual and Competitive. Warhammer 40k, Magic the Gathering, Pokemon, L5R, and more…

Walden Galleria – Buffalo
Oakdale Mall – Johnson City
Shops at Ithaca – Ithaca
Arnot Mall – Horseheads

Contact: Jesse Gardner, GEACF Community & Organized Play Coordinator.


The GEA Community Foundation, GEACF, is a not-for-profit humanitarian 501C3* organization that utilizes creativity, adventure, and board gaming to add value to communities surrounding Great Escape Adventures and beyond.
OUR MISSION manifests itself in many imaginative ways; including geek-themed gatherings in towns and villages around the world;

> Geek-themed community gatherings such as, Board Game Conventions, “Adventure-influenced” Conventions, Community Guilds & Organized Play, “Live” Real-world Escape Hunts, and Escape Games of all types.

> Geek-themed Leadership and Educational Seminars.

> We see ourselves as building bridges to foster acceptance, self-love, and courage; adding life-giving and caring value to people and communities locally, nationally, and in countries around the globe!

>>> GEACF events are intentional about nurturing a welcoming, judgment-free, safe, and family-friendly environment that is mutually considerate of all people.
Life is beautiful. Let’s adventure together in genuine organic life-giving community.
Ken & Jen Yentzer, Owners, Great Escape Adventures

THANK YOU for Partnering with us!

The GEACF derives its funding from event admission fees, donations that come to us from “rounding up to the next dollar” at your participating FLGS, raffles, contests, GEACF Memberships, other charitable organizations, foundations, and corporate sponsors.

Funds will be used to reduce ticket costs paid by attendees, and to carry out our mission in the manner that is the most beneficial and consistent with our goal of Awareness and Prevention of Suicide, as well as, other humanitarian needs. We may also use funds to support other 501C3 organizations that have a similar mission.

Enjoy discounts at our RETAIL PARTNERS when you present your GEACF Guild Membership card.

*filing in process.

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