Game Truck: Easiest Party & Fun for All

Game Truck: Easiest Party & Fun for All

When Game Truck pulls up for video game party time on wheels, you can hear the collective shouts!

Parents and kids alike can’t wait to climb inside, take a look, and play: Game Truck wows everyone! Game Truck makes party time easy and delivers the fun straight to your home/business/location in Chapel Hill, Durham, Pittsboro, Raleigh and throughout the entire North Carolina Triangle.

Our recent Game Truck video game party (for our 3rd grade Birthday Boy) in Chapel Hill, NC was great fun with the least amount of effort: one phone call and Game Truck brings the fun!

Check out these video testimonials to SEE the fun and excitement of a Game Truck party: 

Inside the beckoning bright green Game Truck, you will find a comfortable black leather couch that spans the length of the truck, with lots of cushion and game screens to accommodate 16 players, and all of the accessories to go along with the games (including guitars for Guitar Hero, Skylanders figures for Skylanders games, etc). Game Truck’s driver/expert GameCoach is there for the duration to help players learn the games. The games are set to multi-player so all of up to 16 guests can play together in the Game Truck at the same time.

When Game Truck arrives (around 15 minutes or so before the party begins), the Game Truck coach goes over the game choices with the parent(s)/party giver, so that you can choose which games will be available for gamers to play at the party. (For our party, we had mostly 9 and 10-year-olds, but also our younger children, so we opted to have only games that would be appropriate for everyone.) They all had a great time with the dozens of game choices still available even after we had (surreptitiously) removed some of the game choices before the party began.

You can go to the Game Truck website in advance to see the game choices and read game reviews so that you will already know which games you may or may not want to include in the possible game choices for your party.

Our GameTruck coach, Brandon, was great with the kids, polite, friendly and personable. After an hour of game play, he took a photo of all of the kids in front of the game truck (part of the party package), then they went back inside to play. After 2 hours of Game Truck play, we had pizza and cake (in our neighborhood clubhouse) before pick-up time. Then the kids played tag and hide-and-seek on the lawn on a warm spring evening. Great fun and some exercise to round out one of the best – and most memorable – parties ever! Both boys and girls had an awesome time.

If you plan to have food/cake, we recommend scheduling (at least) an extra half hour for the food and cake (before or after Game Truck play time), since no one will want to leave the Game Truck during the video games.

Game Truck makes hosting a party for up to 16 kids amazingly easy. When you schedule a Game Truck party, all you need to do is log into the Game Truck site using the password info you’ll receive. There you can enter the guests’ email addresses and the detail for your invitations, and Game Truck sends Evites to your guests, and logs RSVP counts to allow you to keep track of which guests can or can’t attend. The Game Truck website also has links for local offers and discounts on party food and other party gear for your local area.

A few more party ideas we found when we were originally reading about Game Truck on the web: Game Truck is a fun way for parents to get together for a grown-up dinner and let the kids have supervised fun on the Game Truck.

Our Game Truck coach also told us about a recent local neighborhood Superbowl Party here in the NC Triangle, where the neighbors got together and rented the Game Truck for their kids. (Cool neighborhood, right?) Game Truck is climatized and air-conditioned, so it’s great for keeping cool for a Summer birthday party, and equally comfortable in any season! Book your Game Truck party at or visit Game Truck of the Triangle on Facebook.

The Game Truck will be heading to the upcoming festivals & events in the Triangle; visit for the Game Truck events schedule or to Book a Party.

Game Truck Triangle, NC provides video game parties throughout the North Carolina Triangle including Apex, Carrboro, Cary, Chapel Hill, Durham, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Holly Springs, Morrisville, Raleigh, Wake Forest, Raleigh, Holly Springs, Clayton, Garner, Pittsboro, Knightdale, Wake, Orange, Chatham, and surrounding areas.

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GameTruck: A Unique Video Game Birthday Party Idea


Birthday parties come with a lot of fun and a lot of work for parents planning and executing these events for the offspring that they love. If you rent a facility for the party, you have to transport all your party supplies, incur high costs and in most cases turn control of your party over to a commercial facility. But what if you could hold a party in the comfort of your home, where your child and their guests would be completely entertained and the mess and craziness of a party would be kept to a minimum? Sounds great right? You can with the GameTruck.

What's the GameTruck you ask? GameTruck is a mobile and totally self-contained gaming studio. They come to your home and provide your party guests with a minimum of two hours of gaming fun. Inside you will find a huge comfortable couch across from 4 large flat panel televisions in a climate controlled environment. Stocked with dozens of the top games and the latest gaming systems, the Game Truck appeals to everyone.

The GameTruck host is your partner in your party. Once the coach has the GameTruck set up and before any of the party guests begin playing he will have you, the party host, board the GameTruck and approve all of the game offerings. This gives you complete control on what games your guests play. Some of the games do carry teen and mature ratings, as the truck attempts to appeal to a wide audience, but any games can and will be removed as an option at your call. These removed games are taken off the wall and guests do not even know that they exist as a gameplay option.

Once game approval has been made the fun begins. The game coach gets everyone up and playing quickly. On most games up to 4 people can play against each other at one time. The game coach keeps the party going, switching out games as partygoers wish, and making sure everyone understands how to play each game. All you have left to do is sit back and watch the fun.

I recently had the privilege of experiencing an evening of fun from my local GameTruck located in Indianapolis. We had a really great experience and once the truck arrived here we were playing games within a matter of minutes. We had a wide variety of ages attending the event and everyone was able to find an old favorite or a new challenging game to play. Even though I chose to remove two of the more mature game titles there was still a lot of game choices for the diverse crowd. Even with several people on the truck, the game play experience was quite good.

For parents trying to justify the cost of renting the Gametruck for your event, once you add up the expense of throwing a typical birthday party with games and entertainment, GameTruck is a real value.

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