Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Getting our Game On! - Seattle G2U Event

Friday evening several SMBs and one SDB (that would be Seattle Dad Blogger) had the pleasure of attending a demo for Games2U, a mobile gaming theater new to the Seattle market.

One word: Supermegaawesome!

Ok, that was several "words" (and poor grammar), but it's challenging to articulate how ridiculously fun a temperature controlled 25 ft trailer with seating inside for up to 16-18 kids (or 12 adults comfortably), 6 - 52 inch flat screens (two mounted outside allowing for more room, more players and tournament play), an Xbox, a PS3 and a Wii is.

My son, a huge fan of all that is Lego, busied himself with Lego Batman while my daughter got her game on with Wii Tennis. They had so much fun that when it was time to pack it in, I had to do the 10 minute warning (then the 5 minute, then the 1 know the drill) because I knew getting them out of there would be a challenge.

This trailer full of awesome boasts more than 51 titles per game system and pulls right up to your home, school or corporate event. Your average party starts at $229, which in my mind, is reasonable considering all that it has to offer.

Alexis' sons playing inside and a view of the outside screens

I know what you're thinking: Why can't I simply host a video game party at my home with my own gaming system? Well sure you could.

But would you have the space and equipment to facilitate different games at the same time and/or tournament play? Would you have two game assistants on hand who can instruct and assist with any questions? How about super cool laser lighting or the ability to set up laser tag to give the kids a break from gaming and get in a little physical activity?

And OMG their human sized hamster ball?!
While I didn't try it this time I've added it to my "bucket list".

What's more, your party can be topped off with your child being able to shoot candy 50 feet up into the air via the mega cool “candy cannon” for all his /her friends to enjoy. Step aside pinatas, the candy cannon has arrived!

I could go on, but I'm guessing you get that this theater on wheels has just about everything you could want and more.

And if I wasn't impressed enough with the mobile game theater, Lance, the owner of Games2U (and Clowns Unlimited which rents any kind of party, wedding or corporate event gear you could possibly think of) set up inflatable bouncers and carnival themed games to make sure our kids were thoroughly entertained.

Lance, and the Games2U crew, really are a class act.

He and his staff wowed me with their easygoing yet completely professional manner and their willingness to endure our endless questions and statements like, "wow I’d like this for myself for a grown up party. Can you put a keg in here?"

But I digress. *ahem*

In the words of my 6 year old son, who now cannot wait until his May birthday to play in the game theater again, "Mom it was even way more awesomer than I thought it would be".

And I’d concur.

So if you’re looking for a great party idea in the Seattle/Eastside area that will make you the coolest parent ever check 'em out.

**Note - my camera was being uncooperative so these photos are borrowed from G2U, Alexis and Shana and because the FTC has to have it's hand in everything (ugh) - Disclosure: G2U provided a free demonstration only. This is not a paid review


Dumblond said...

You beat me to it! I've been having trouble loading up a video I took of my son playing Rock Band...
Thanks again for the invite! And I'm glad you got the pics okay!

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Virtualsprite said...

What a fun idea! I wish they had something like this in our area.

Whit said...

It was a lot of fun. Thanks for making the rest of us look bad with your prompt review!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

This was so fun, thanks again for inviting us! What an awesome thing I can't wait to have the boys birthday party!

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