Which game console is best for families?

Who said video games are just for kids? If you are looking to add some excitement to your next family game night, consider investing in a new video game console for the whole family. But which gaming console is right for your clan?

The Nintendo Switch is a must-have game system for families, offering an exciting new direction for social gaming and multiplayer experiences. Here are 3 reasons why the Nintendo Switch is the ultimate game console for family gaming.

1. Flexibility for Families

Parents have been criticizing the divide between video game consoles for years and having to buy games for handheld devices as well as home consoles.

Not anymore. The Nintendo Switch easily transforms from a home console to a portable console, so whether you are staying inside or hitting the road for a family road trip, with the Nintendo Switch you can play your favorite games on-the-go from virtually anywhere.

2. All-Ages Game Selection

The Nintendo Switch offers a well-rounded list of launch titles that both kids and parents will love. Launch titles include nostalgic games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to party games like 1-2-Switch which is chock full of mini-games such as Quick Draw and Samurai Training that are guaranteed to keep your family busy during game night.

More heavy hitters are scheduled for the upcoming months including Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Splatoon 2.

3. Social Features and Parental Controls

The Nintendo Switch console offers several multiplayer options, along with social games designed to be played in groups. The Joy-Con splits into two controllers, meaning you can play a multiplayer game right out of the box, without having to buy a second controller.

Parents can also monitor their kids game time with the free Parental Controls app from Nintendo. These controls can limit:

Which games your kids can play
How long (and how late) they can play
Whether they can post screenshots to social media
Whether they can purchase from the Nintendo eShop

See What the Nintendo Switch Has to Offer with GameTruck Jacksonville

We’re proud to announce that each of our game trailers now offers multiple Nintendo Switch consoles for your entertainment, in addition to our extensive collection of games and systems.

Do you want to make the Nintendo Switch the centerpiece for your next party? Let us create a memorable gaming experience that your kids and their friends will be talking about for weeks. For more information or to receive a quote, give us a call at (904) 900-0880!

Nintendo Switch: Good News for Parents?

Ever since the Nintendo Switch launched last month, the hot new console has been flying off of shelves and is in high demand everywhere. It’s clear that Nintendo’s latest console is a great success, but it isn’t just gamers that are excited, parents are too! This month we take a look at why the Nintendo Switch is exciting for the whole family.

Fun for All Ages

The Nintendo Switch caters to kids and adults of all ages, allowing a broad range of different age groups to play the console. The control schemes are easy enough for beginners to understand but sophisticated enough to offer precise gameplay. Each Joy-Con splits into two controllers, allowing your kids to play multiplayer games right out of the box, without buying extra accessories.

Multiple Functionality

Many of these functions are great for busy families, offering a number of age-appropriate games anywhere, whether on the road or the couch. The unit switches from a portable device to a TV home console. Nintendo’s newest console offers numerous family-friendly titles that are sure to get everyone in the family fired up.

Parental Controls and Family Friendly Games

In a surprising turn of events, the Nintendo Switch’s unexpected “killer app” isn’t a game at all, but the system’s customizable parental controls. Never before has a system given parents this much control over what their kids can or can’t do with the console. The Nintendo Switch features a specialized system that keeps your kids safely in the “family friendly” zone.

Parents will be able to use a free app for smart devices to control:
What games they can play
How long they can play
When they can play
What they can share on social networks

Parents can also set up restrictions on the Nintendo eShop to prevent kids from making unauthorized purchases. Parents can stay in the know with a monthly report that shows what games their children are playing the most.

Experience the Nintendo Switch in Memphis

Now that the Nintendo Switch has hit the shelves, we’re happy to announce that we’ve added several of these new consoles to our ever-growing collection. If you’d like to experience what the Nintendo Switch has to offer, book your own GameTruck party today! For more information or to receive a quote, give us a call at (888) 602-4263!

Reasons GameTruck is Ideal for Summer Camps

It’s April, which means that summer is just around the corner.

It’s the perfect time to book GameTruck for an excitement and fun-filled day.

Summer is supposed to be a vacation from the ordinary routine of school. Here are a few reasons to make this summer extraordinary with a GameTruck party.

Video Games: Social Activities in Disguise

Sure, most parents would confine kids to traditional summer camp activities: sports, arts and crafts, and the like. Kids get bored with the same things year after year. Face it; the traditional summer camp gets old fast. Break the monotony by giving your campers an event that they’ll love.

Video games are an ideal activity for a summer camp. While the stereotype of the lone gamer is predominant in pop culture, the truth is that video games create a social environment. Players from all walks of life find common ground and bond over gaming.

The new Nintendo Switch is an excellent model for social gaming, allowing ad hoc wireless gaming for up to sixteen players. Bring your campers closer together!

GameTruck: Weatherproof

While most people associate the season with blue skies and sunshine, summer doesn’t guarantee excellent weather. You’re not always going to have the sunny days that you might expect.

If the forecast predicts rain, don’t let weather patterns ruin the fun. Each of our video game trailers are climate-controlled and, more importantly, dry.

Did a storm knock out your power? Not to worry; each of our video game trailers are self-powered and comes packing a backup generator – just in case.

Exciting Summer Camp Activities in Colorado Springs

Give your counselors a break. GameTruck’s GameCoaches handle the entire party so that your instructors can take a short, and much needed, rest. They can even join in on the fun!

Your GameCoach will take care of all referee duties. We’ll create a memorable party experience that your campers will be talking about for weeks. For more information or to receive a quote, give us a call at 719-247-2664!