Four Board Games That Are Actually Educational

Playing video games is a great way to improve your multitasking and problem-solving skills, but it’s normal to change up your entertainment routine every once in a while. Why not take it old-school and pull out some board games? While some of us ditched board games when we were kids, they’re actually a great way to enrich our lives while learning new things at the same time. They’ll also give you a chance to bond with the family members or friends who you’re playing with. At GameTruck Jacksonville, we love all kinds of games. Here are our top four board games that are actually educational.

1. Clue

When you’re playing Clue, you’re required to use your best detective skills.What you may not realize is that the game actually helps you with logic and reasoning. Because you form theories about what happened and who’s guilty, you’re learning how to better use deductive reasoning.

2. Monopoly

Depending on your patience levels, Monopoly may be your idea of a fun night or sound like a nightmare. Regardless of whether you love a game famous for feeling like it’ll never end, you’ll still benefit from playing. When you’re playing Monopoly, you’re using real-world skills, like knowing the value of money and investing it wisely.

3. Boggle

Boggle is similar to Scrabble because it involves vocabulary skills. However, Boggle also teaches you how to think quickly in stressful situations because you only have three minutes to come up with as many words as you can. Anyone who has held a high-pressure job can tell you the benefits of working well under stress.

4. Scrabble

Whether you’re a person of a few words or have an encyclopedic knowledge of the English language, Scrabble is a great game to play. No matter how many words you already know, you’ll leave the game with a larger vocabulary than you started with. Your fellow players might play obscure words in hopes of winning it all, but everyone benefits from the game.

We hope that you have fun digging out some old board games and becoming smarter in the process. You can host the ultimate game night by booking GameTruck Jacksonville for a mobile video gaming party. Our one-of-a-kind events allow everyone who attends to have an unforgettable time. Give us a call today at 866-253-3191 or click here for a free quote.

Nintendo Land Is Coming To Universal Orlando

Video game lovers, rejoice! Nintendo Land is officially coming to Universal Orlando, and we have even more details about the project. As if we needed another reason to love theme parks, this Nintendo news is an incredible reason to visit Universal. The theme park announced its plans to develop Nintendo areas at Universal Orlando in November 2016, and now we know just how awesome things will be. The team at GameTruck Orlando loves video game news, and we’re just excited as you are about Universal Orlando’s newest development.

A Super Mario land will include nearly nine acres of land with areas dedicated to both Donkey Kong and Mario Kart, so if you’re a Super Mario fan, you’ll get a real-life taste of the world you’re accustomed to exploring via games. It’ll be a few years until we actually see the Universal Orlando plan come to life — an official opening date hasn’t been announced — but Universal Orlando will surely become even cooler thanks to Nintendo Land’s arrival. We don’t know what other Nintendo characters the new world will focus on, but based on the information we do have, it’s likely to be amazing.

While you’re counting down the days until Universal Orlando’s Nintendo plans become a reality, you can have video game fun of your own by hosting a GameTruck Orlando party. We specialize in mobile video gaming parties and bring the excitement to you. With more than 100 age-appropriate games, some of the latest gaming consoles and high-definition flat panel TVs, our parties are unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. Each party includes certified GameCoaches who ensure everyone has fun regardless of their skill level.

Whether it’s Super Mario Odyssey, Super Mario Maker or another Nintendo title, GameTruck Orlando will make sure your party is incredible for all Nintendo fans. Give us a call today, and we’ll start planning right away! You can reach us at 866-253-3191 or get a pricing quote here.

3 Professions You Can Have In The Gaming Industry

As the old expression goes, “choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Not everyone has the opportunity to pick a job they love, but if you’re passionate about something, why not seek a job in that field? If you love gaming, there are a ton of jobs in the industry that’ll likely interest you. You may imagine gamers who play professionally or stream online when you think about gaming jobs, but there are dozens of jobs that could potentially suit you.

1. Game Designer

If you love playing video games, why not get in on the fun of making them? Game designers are the people who make sure a game is enjoyable. They are there every step of the process, whether it’s working on a plot or storyline, deciding the difficulty of a game or determining how to win. If you’re good with strategizing and planning, this could be a fantastic career for you.

2. Software Programmer

If you’re a fan of computer programming, becoming a software programmer may be the perfect fit for you. You’ll get to create games that millions of people will enjoy, and you’ll be paid handsomely for it. The average salary for a software programmer starts at $65,000.

3. Gaming Blogger

For the gaming lover who also has a knack for writing, blogging about gaming is a neat way to make money. Once you build a following, you can monetize your website and benefit from advertising revenue along with affiliate links.

Regardless of which career you choose, you’re sure to do well as long as you’re determined and ready to learn. While you hunt for a job, you can celebrate your love of gaming with a GameTruck San Jose party. Whether it’s a birthday party, corporate event or another celebration, we’re here to make your event one-of-a-kind. Reach us at 866-253-3191 or click here to request a quote.