GameTruck Party Review

GameTruck Northern Virginia / D.C. hosted a party for Jocelyn, the voice behind Hip Mama’s Place in August 2014. Joe Howe, owner, and Geoffrey Hardy, manager, were able to organize a smooth and successful event.

“Not only did it help me throw a stress-free birthday party (all our guests didn’t have to be inside our house the whole time), it also made for a fun, memorable event for my son Gabriel, his friends and our whole family!”

Hip Mama’s Place is a helpful site that brings moms the latest trends in moms and baby products, and also offers helpful money-saving ideas, family-friendly events, fun giveaways for the whole family, giving back to the community, and more! Jocelyn’s review will walk you through the entire GameTruck Party Process and offer some helpful tips. See Jocelyn’s review, “GameTruck Party {Review and Giveaway}” below, originally posted on Hip Mama’s Place on October 7th, 2014.


Back in August, I was given the opportunity to throw a free birthday party for my son Gabriel, who recently turned nine this year. This party was to test out the Game Truck Party – Video Game party. If you’ve heard about kid birthday parties in a truck, then you’ve probably heard about Game Truck Party. It’s the hottest new way to celebrate your kid’s birthday and it’s totally worth it!

Party Details

I am usually full of details whenever I throw any party – from matching decor themes and colors to cakes and utensils. But for this party, I wanted it to be more laid-back. With my whole family from New York and Florida visiting for the summer that week, our house was packed and my hands were full.

However, I still managed to get a few Minecraft (Gabriel’s choice of party theme) details in the party. I got a few green, brown and black party sign, buntings, matching utensils and table covers from Party City and my sister Maria made and designed a totally awesome and delicious chocolate Creeper cake!

I also had the birthday boy wear his Minecraft shirt.

GameTruck Party

So, here’s my honest review of Game Truck Party. First, I want to say that this party was totally stress-free. Our party was scheduled to start at11:30am until 1:30pm. The Game Truck Party truck pulled up in front of our house about half an hour before the start time and everything was already set up for the kids to play video games in the truck at exactly 11:30am.

The kids thought the truck was so cool with the giant HDTVs, consoles and all their favorite games! With Gabriel being a huge fan of Minecraft and Skylanders video games, this party was total heaven for him, which I was so happy about! ๐Ÿ™‚

Our Game Party Truck party coordinator was very kind and helpful and was there for the entire party to supervise the kids. He showed the kids how to use or operate the video game gadgets and such.

We also invited a few ‘big kids’ to the party – my nephew (who is 21) and his friends enjoyed playing with the video games too, while Dan (my husband) and I were just as entertained watching the kids having fun in the cool party truck! ๐Ÿ™‚

All in all, the Game Truck Party party really lived up to our expectations. Not only did it help me throw a stress-free birthday party (all our guests didn’t have to be inside our house the whole time), it also made for a fun, memorable event for my son Gabriel, his friends and our whole family! The only complaint by this birthday boy? Two hours wasn’t enough for playing his favorite video games, lol. If I could have a personal suggestion for Game Truck Party, it is to have an option for customers to add an hour or two to the 2 hour party time limit. Still, we would do another GameTruck Party in the future! Everything was awesome from start to finish!

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Skylanders Trap Team First-To-Play Tour Launches at Comic-Con International: San Diego

Originally posted by the Toy Book on July 23, 2014 by Phil Guie

Activision Publishing Inc. is kicking off a four-month, nationwide Skylanders Trap Team First-to-Play Tour, in which attendees can playSkylanders Trap Teaminside a customized Game Truck, which serves as a mobile video game media room.

The tour will give fans a hands-on experience of the game prior to its North American launch on October 5. The first stops coincide with Comic-Con International: San Diego, and are scheduled for Thursday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fans can visit the Game Truck at Interactive Zone, located at Petco Park’s Lexus Premier Lot, Imperial Avenue at 11th Avenue.

Real Deal: GameTruck, Skylanders Trap Team in Deal

Originally posted by aNbMedia, Inc. on July 30, 2014:

GameTruck, Skylanders Trap Team in Deal

GameTruck Licensing announced that it will bring Skylanders Trap Team, the newest installment to the Skylanders franchise, to fans this summer through a nationwide tour with Activision Publishing. The Skylanders Trap Team First-to-Play Tour is a three-month, five market mobile marketing campaign that kicked off on July 24 at San Diego Comic-Con and will end in late October. For each leg of the tour, a Skylanders-branded trailer will be converted into a mobile theater, providing fans one of the first hands-on gameplay opportunities before the official launch of Skylanders Trap Team on October 5 in North America. Other stops on the tour include Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Chicago, and New York.

GameTruck has partnered with Skylanders for the last three years for the launch of each game in the franchise, including Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure and Skylanders Giants. For launch of Skylanders SWAP Force, every GameTruck location featured hands-on gameplay and giveaways.