Hosting A Video Game Party Over Spring Break 2019

Spring break is THE time to host a video game party. Awesome weather, a week off from school, and all of your friends are home, too! What better time to have friends over for an epic party filled with games, good times, and fun?!

 Pick Your Games

Of course, you probably already have some games that you like to play with your friends. Maybe you were lucky enough to score the new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate! What characters have you been playing? We love Kirby and Piranha Plant!

Fighting games work well at gaming parties because matches only take a few minutes. You can switch quickly among friends, and those who aren’t playing won’t have to wait long in case of a rematch. First person shooters, anyone? If you have more than one console, you can form massive teams! Sports games always have multiplayer, and they’re a true test of your skills. But sometimes, the games can take way too long. You can try switching players each quarter if your friends don’t want to wait!

Buy Your Food

Plan ahead! You’re going to need plenty of tasty snacks and drinks to ensure that your party goes on all night long. It’s important to buy your snacks before the party begins to avoid interruptions. Admit it – that 15 minute trip to the store always takes longer than you plan when your buds tag along. You can ask your friends to bring their favorite gaming fuel. That way, everyone is a contribution.

The kinds of snacks you buy are important. Buy things that are easy to eat with one hand or that can be eaten between matches or cutscenes. Keep in mind, some one-handed snacks can be quite messy! Nothing is worse than Cheetos dust all over your controllers. If you’re into cooking, check out these fun recipes that are great for gamers.

Also, stock up on plates, cups, and napkins. If you have the room, it might be a good idea to make a separate space for the snacks. A dedicated food area will be easier to clean up and keep the gaming zone clean, too.

Prepare Your Accessories

This should be a no-brainer. Make sure that all of your controllers are charged before your friends come over. Have extra controllers just in case. In case you missed it, check out our guide to what gaming accessories you might be missing out on!

You can always encourage your friends to bring their favorite accessories and controllers as well. That way, your friends can’t accuse you of having broken controllers when they lose! Who likes a poor loser anyways?

Let’s Get This Party Started!

If you really want to make some memories, get in touch with us today! GameTruck parties are the way of the future; we come to you and do everything we can to bring the fun, the excitement, and good times! We’ll bring the consoles, 80+ of the latest, age-appropriate games, and room for up to 16 players at once! Contact us online today or give us a call at (866) 253-3191 to get started, together!

5 of the Scariest Video Games for Halloween

The spookiest time of the year is upon us! From setting up decorations to horror movie marathons, those of us who love Halloween always look for new ways to make the month of October a little more exciting — and there’s no better way to increase the terror in your life than by exploring the season’s creepiest video games!

If you’re looking for games to chill and thrill you, GameTruck Atlanta is here to help! We’ve picked out our top five favorite scary games to keep the spirit of Halloween alive — check them out!

Silent Hill 2

This game may be over 15 years old, but there’s a reason it’s just as popular today as it was when it first came out. A grim, unrelenting descent into one man’s nightmare, Silent Hill 2 draws you into a dream-like world of horror that you never want to leave. If you’re wondering what makes the game so sinister, dive into the never-ending fog and discover the many disturbing endings that are waiting for you!

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

Take the risk and immerse yourself in the terrifying world of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, one of the later installments in the long-running horror series. This new first-person view leads users into a survival-horror adventure filled with suspenseful exploration that will keep you up all night.

The Land of Pain

When something strange and mysterious appears in the woods, you’ll have to quickly learn how to survive as you fend off a dark and disturbing evil. The Land of Pain will take you on a memorable horror adventure where you’ll flee from an unrelenting enemy, solve puzzles, and unravel the ancient mystery that has cursed this land.

Friday the 13th: The Game

Transform into the iconic murderer, Jason VoorHees, and roam around as an invincible force of evil in this multiplayer killing spree. The game follows the story of the horror film — in this asymmetrical, multiplayer game, Jason is up against seven teenagers: He’s hunting them, and they’re working together to try to escape.

Alien: Isolation

Discover the true meaning of fear in Alien: Isolation, a horror survival, set in an atmosphere of constant dread and mortal danger. From wisps of smoke that billow out of air vents, to the panic that sets in as you rewire an area’s life-support system, Isolation certainly looks and sounds like a part of the Alien universe.

Book Your Scariest Party Yet With GameTruck Atlanta!

Whether you want a Video Game Party or your own spooky LaserTag Arena, GameTruck’s unique mobile video gaming theaters and arenas can make your ultimate party wishes come true! Call us today at (770) 629-8762, or visit our website for more information.

5 of the Best Educational Video Games for Back to School

Are you worried your child spends too much time playing video games and not enough time getting ready for the upcoming school year? What you may not know is that not all video games are about violence and fantasy worlds – some are quite educational!

New games that teach useful skills to increase creativity and help kids learn are being developed every day. Check out these educational video games that are sure to teach your gamer a thing or two while having a blast!

1. My Word Coach

Equipped with a built-in dictionary featuring over 17,000 words, My Word Coach helps kids work on their verbal communication skills and vocabulary through six different word-related games. Players are able to insert missing letters to form words, spell out the answers to various definitions, and choose words to match a particular description. For a fun and challenging mode, try it with multiple players!

2. Escape Adventure Island

In this JumpStart video game, young learners engage with a 3-D environment while practicing their math, reading, and critical thinking skills. Escape Adventure Island invites players to use their explorer skills and brain power to escape a mysterious island after a crash landing leaves them stranded!

3. LittleBigPlanet 2

With some fantastic graphics and some funky tunes, this great game encourages your kids to develop their problem-solving skills. Players navigate through a rich landscape, finding a wide range of objects along the way – many of which can be used to help them solve puzzles.

4. uDraw Studio: Instant Artist

Let your young ones create and unleash their inner artist with this game! uDraw Studio allows kids to explore their curiosity for art while developing their drawing skills as they create their own masterpieces. This original video game will be one that your kids will not want to put down!

5. Portal 2

Unlike conventional video games that require players to shoot their way to victory, in Portal players must use their wits to escape Aperture Laboratories and its robots. It’s a memorable and mentally challenging experience that players won’t forget!

Book your Next Party with us!

Treat your kids to a video game party they won’t forget by booking GameTruck Chicago! With our wide range of consoles and games, your kids are sure to have a blast with their favorite game. Contact us today at (866) 253-3191 or visit our website!