The GameTruck rolled slowly up to our house as the children stood waiting for a surprise. They had no idea what was in store for them and were thrilled to discover the ultimate video game party truck stopped in front of our house.
As a gamer mom, this ranks as one of the best parties ever. A GameTruck experience is one unlike any other. Everything is completely taken care of for you. The children play inside the truck the entire time, under supervision and adults are free to join in and play or hang out outside. Snacks and drinks were provided outside the truck and children were free to come and go as they pleased. They only went inside to use the restroom and they were back at the games.
Before the children step into the truck I was invited inside to preview the game selection. At my request, all games above the ESRB rating of E for Everyone were removed. A few exceptions were allowed and then I invited the other moms into the truck to confirm that any game still remaining was acceptable for their child to play. GameTruck abides by the parents’ standards and will only allow approved games to be played by the children. This standard helps set parents at ease.
Since the games showing were approved by all the parents in attendance, the children were then invited onto the truck to start the fun. Four giant screens awaited the children with a long couch to play on. Sixteen comfortably fits inside and plays four at a time.
The GameTruck that arrived for our party was equipped with Xbox 360, Wii, and one PlayStation gaming system. If you are an Xbox 360 avid gamer like our family, gamertags are allowed to be used on the truck to continue on with your favorite game or to simply increase your gamer score. Just remember to take your gamertag with you when the fun is done.
Skylanders Giants was the popular game of choice and many children had never played before, including my own children. The biggest wow factor after seeing four screens in a row was the drawer full of Skylander characters.
Children are taken care of with the party manager who sets up every game and controllers. Surprisingly the children were very patient waiting for their game to begin. If you have ever experienced a ruined disk at the tune of $50-$60, it is nice to know party manager handles everything for you while your games are safely tucked away inside.
The truck is completely air conditioned, which is important in the Arizona summers. Additionally, they have two windows we opened because the weather was incredibly beautiful this time of year. As the sun set, the soft glow of the rope lights made for quite a sight in front of our house.
The back of the vehicle had a ramp, allowing wheelchairs to also access the fun. They seriously thought of everything when the truck was designed.
The party lasted for two hours and every time someone needed help or wanted to switch a game, the Party Manager handled it all beautifully. At our party the majority of the parents also played with the children. The only thing that would make it even sweeter is two trucks: one just for the children and one just for the adults. Now that would make an even sweeter party.
As each child left, they were handed a game to take home and enjoy that would work on an iPad, iPhone, or an Android device.
The Party Manager put away all the gaming systems, locked the doors and the truck rolled quietly away in the night as my boys waved. We gathered the leftover snacks and drinks and headed inside. No clean up and everyone had fun. It was only in those moments that the silence began again and I realized the last two hours were filled with four consoles, noise, laughter, but most of all smiles. Definitely the best party ever.
After the party was over and everyone went home my boys tackled me with the tightest hugs I have ever felt. As a mom of boys this totally spoke their love language and they were beyond thrilled. They are already planning to have the party truck return for their birthday.
GameTruck is definitely a way to be known as the coolest mom on the block or perhaps just the title of “Best Mom Ever” from your kiddos might suffice.
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Our family received a Game Truck party for two hours. All opinions and photographs are my own.
Tired of holding another birthday party at a bowling alley or Chuck E. Cheese? Parents now have another option with the GameTruck which has expanded to Long Island, New York.
GameTruck offers a unique party experience for both children and adults in an interactive, multi-player environment that accommodates 16 or more players.
GameTruck trailers are outfitted with everything kids will need for the ultimate birthday party.
- Comfortable seating
- Four to as many as eight flat-screen HDTVs
- Enhanced sound systems
- More than three dozen of the latest multiplayer video games
- All the major video game consoles (XBOX360®, Nintendo Wii™ and Playstation®).
A GameCoach manages each event, promoting fair, interactive play.
Weekend Birthday Party Pricing: $425 for the first 2 hours, $175/hr for each additional hour
Weekday Birthday Party Pricing: $375 for the first 2 hours, $150/hr for each additional hour
As a bonus, each birthday child will receive a free Skylanders Giants figure while supplies last. GameTruck also offers gift bags and t-shirts for an additional fee.
For more information, please visit gametruckparty.com or call 888-602-4263.
Mobile Video Game Theater makes a major upgrade to their birthday party offering
(Tempe, Ariz.)—GameTruck, America’s foremost provider of mobile video game parties, is excited to announce the unveiling of their new Party Manager; an easy to use online tool included with every private party! This innovative product offers GameTruck customers convenient access to party planning tools that will enable party hosts to throw an unforgettable party. Some of the new features available to GameTruck customers include electronic invitations with “GT-Vite”, discounted party supplies, catering coupons, GameTruck merchandise and information to help parents and party planners host a seamless event.
GameTruck mobile video game parties are a great way to entertain kids, and most popular among boys aged 6 and up for their birthday parties. If you’re looking to host up to 24 kids in a social gaming environment that can be hosted at your house, but not in your home, this is the perfect solution.
GameTruck is the premier party experience for both children and adults in an interactive, multiplayer environment that accommodates 16 or more players inside a self-powered, climate-controlled theater. Each GameTruck Mobile Video Game Theater is outfitted with comfortable seating, between four and eight flat-screen HDTVs, enhanced sound systems, all the major video game consoles (XBOX360®, Nintendo Wii™ and Playstation®3) and more than three dozen of the latest multiplayer video games. A certified GameCoach supervises each event to ensure safety and promote fair and interactive play.
If you’ve never experienced a GameTruck party before, or it’s been a while since you last held one, visit www.gametruckparty.comto find out what else is new at GameTruck. With new games constantly being added and products continuously being improved, the new party manager is just the latest improvement GameTruck has made over the last few years. Contact a party planning specialist by calling (888) 602-4263, or filling out the “Plan A Party” form on www.gametruckparty.com.
Since being founded in 2006, GameTruck has steadily grown to more than 65 franchisees operating 80 GameTruck rigs in 150 territories across 25 states and Lagos, Nigeria. GameTruck expects to add 30 new franchisees and 60 new territories in 2013, with long-range projections for 200 to 250 units covering the U.S. and Canada. GameTruck is the owner of U.S. Pat. No. 8,029,368 issued October 4, 2011.