Five FAQs about GameTruck Answered

When you book a GameTruck party, you’ll get to discover the power of “Wow!” If you’re a video game lover or planning a party for someone who loves video games, GameTruck is the perfect vendor.

1. What makes GameTruck different from our competitors?

While it may be easy to find a mobile gaming party company, it’s difficult to find one with the expertise and reputation of GameTruck. We have an advantage over our competitors because we’ve been in the business longer than anyone else in the industry.

2. How do I plan a GameTruck party?

Once you’ve decided to use GameTruck for your event, all that’s left is booking the party! First things first: Click here for a specialized quote from GameTruck Chicago. (If you’re booking in another city, just visit the main GameTruck page.) You can also call us at 866-253-3191.
Once you confirm pricing and availability, we’ll do the rest of the planning for you! We take care of party planning and handle everything from invitations to the small details.

3. What are the advantages of a mobile gaming party?

With a mobile gaming party, we bring the fun to you! You don’t have to worry about finding a venue because we’ll come to your home, school, or anywhere else. There’s no stress for you because we do the hard work for you.

4. What happens at a GameTruck event?

Your party attendees will have the ability to choose from over 60 games, and our parties also have the latest gaming consoles including the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Wii-U and Nintendo Switch. Each party also includes a certified GameCoach who makes sure that all of the gaming runs smoothly.

5. Are GameTruck parties only for kids?

While it’s easy to think video games are only for children or teenagers, our parties are incredibly fun for people of all ages! We pride ourselves on creating unique experiences that are unforgettable, whether it’s a corporate event, after school function or anything else.

What’s holding you back? Reach out to GameTruck today to make your next event incredible. Call us at 866-253-3191, or click here to get a pricing quote.

GameTruck Spotlight: Splatoon 2

The ink-splatting action is back with Splatoon 2, the recently released game for the Nintendo Switch! In Splatoon 2, the squid-like Inklings are back in a colorful and exciting four-versus-four action shooter game. The sequel retains the objective of Splatoon but offers new weapons and play modes, an improved gaming experience, and enhanced graphics.

What Is Splatoon 2?

Splatoon 2 is a third-person shooter game developed by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. It was released in July 2017 and is the sequel to Splatoon for Wii U. Splatoon 2 can be played by up to eight players in four-versus-four matches online. Similar to Splatoon, the sequel features characters known as Inklings. Players control the Inklings, using colored ink to cover territory and attack opponents. Players can switch between their humanoid form to use weapons to splatter their opponents and spread ink, and their squid form, which can swim through ink and up walls, hide in their team’s ink, and recharge their ink tank faster.

What’s New in Splatoon 2?

Two years have passed since the release of Splatoon, so you can expect to see fresh features. Splatoon 2 offers new weapons, including jetpacks and dual-wield pistols that allow players to perform dodge rolls. There is also a new mode called Salmon Run, which lets up to four players team up to attack enemies called Salmonids. There is also a new online mode, League Battle, in which teams battle other teams in a two-hour period to gain points. The Splat Charger and Splat Roller have been enhanced to include new special weapons and gameplay mechanics. The Joy-Con Controllers and Nintendo Switch Pro Controller offer gyro controls for improved aiming and control. Splatoon 2 sees familiar characters return as well as introduces new characters. To sum up, Splatoon 2 features new weapons, improved graphics, and new play modes.

Like Splatoon, the new game will be regularly updated with fresh, free content for roughly a year. Splatoon 2 has received positive reviews for adding fresh features while retaining the great aspects of the original. Games Radar complimented Splatoon 2 on its “colourful art style” and “surprising depth.” Metacritic assigned Splatoon 2 a score of 84/100. Generally speaking, Splatoon 2 has received favorable reviews and is living up to its expectation of being the most anticipated video game of the summer.

Play the Latest Nintendo Switch Games with GameTruck Chicago

Are you dying to play Splatoon 2 or test out the Nintendo Switch? If you want to play the latest games and consoles, GameTruck Chicago is here to make that dream a reality. Whether you want to host a birthday party, back-to-school event, or just a fun get-together with your friends, GameTruck’s state-of-the-art mobile gaming theaters will make it unforgettable. To learn more about hosting a video game party or to book an event, contact GameTruck Chicago today at (866) 253-3191.

Gaming Terms to Impress Your Kids

Gamers tend to have a whole language of their own. As a parent, are you lost when your kids start throwing out gaming terms you don’t know the meaning of? You’re not alone! GameTruck Chicago has compiled a list of popular gaming terms. This Father’s Day, if you decide to celebrate by playing video games with your kids, you can use these terms and your kids will sure to be impressed.


To pwn someone in video games is to completely defeat an opponent or rival. The term began as a typo (“o” is right next to “p” on a qwerty keyboard), but evolved into a deliberate misspelling of the word “own.” The word is not as widespread as it used to be, but it’s still an important term to know. It’s a synonym for the term “rekt.”


N00b (sometimes simply spelled noob) is a derivation of the word newbie, which is an unskilled or inexperienced player. We’re not exactly sure when the term started being used in the video game world, but it’s good to know if you start playing video games with your kids, as they’ll probably call you one.


In the world of video games, a boss refers to a particularly difficult antagonist. If you defeat the boss, you typically complete a chapter in the game. Bosses are stronger and have more narrative significance than the other enemies in the game.


A scrub in video game terms is a person who is bad at video games. Some people go further with the term by defining a scrub as a gamer with a bad attitude and a tendency to blame their losing on anything or anyone besides themselves. Parents: as long as you’re not a sore loser, you will probably be spared this nickname and merely called a n00b (see above).

Easter Eggs

An easter egg is a piece of hidden information within a game. They are typically comical and have no effect on gameplay. An easter egg can come in the form of a secret bonus level or hidden message coded into the game by the developers.


A nerf is a change to a game that reduces the power of a skill or weapon in order to maintain game balance. The term refers to the Nerf brand of toys that are soft and do not cause injury. The opposite of nerf is “buff.”

Host a GameTruck Party in Chicago

Want to learn how to properly use these gaming terms in real life? Book with GameTruck Chicago and game with your kids in our top-of-the-line truck complete with tons of consoles and the latest games. For more information or to receive a quote, call us at (912) 877-6555 or click here.