GameTruck Howard County hosted a party for Jessica, A Parent in Silver Spring, in August 2014. An energetic new owner, Erik Maxwell was heavily involved in making sure that everything at the party went smoothly for Jessica and her guests. Jessica wrote:
Our party’s GameCoach was owner Erik. He or another GameTruck staff member serves as the Coach and manages each event, promoting fair, interactive play. He helped kids take turns, select games and calmly managed all the children’s wants and turns with complete patience. It was seamless. The other parents and I simply got to enjoy watching the kids play without any moderation. It was heavenly!
My family and I received an offer from GameTruck of Howard County to host a GameTruck party for our children and 17 of their friends. Although no one had a birthday any time soon, we thought this was an incredible way to celebrate summer.
GameTruck offers a premier party experience in an interactive, multi-player environment that accommodates 16 or more players (the GameTruck Howard County vehicle can hold 20 kids.) Totally self-powered and climate-controlled, the GameTruck trailer was outfitted with comfortable seating, six flat-screen HDTVs, and enhanced sound systems.
The parents and I LOVED how the truck offered these big gorgeous windows that lifted up to create an indoor-outdoor experience. We parents were hanging out outside the window and able to watch the kids play within. KidzBop music played on a sound system, contributing to the outdoor party feel.
Kids can choose from more than three dozen of the latest multiplayer video games and all the major video game consoles such as XBOX360, Nintendo WiiU and Playstation. GameTruck Howard County’s owner Erik Maxwell called me before the event and we discussed which games would be most appropriate for our group of kids age 6-13. We removed all rated M for Mature games and he stocked the truck with sports games like FIFA soccer, Madden Football and group games that would appeal to all ages like Super Mario Kart, JustDance and Minecraft. Read more...
SKYLANDERS TRAP TEAM™ COMES TO FANS NATIONWIDE WITH THIS YEAR’S GAMETRUCK LICENSING, LLC MOBILE MARKETING CAMPAIGN
- Experiential Partnership Brings One of the World’s Most Successful Video Game Franchises of All Time1 to Major Markets Nationwide for 4th Consecutive Year -
Tempe, AZ (07/25/2014) – GameTruck Licensing, LCC announced today that it will bring Skylanders Trap Team™ the newest installment to the Skylanders® franchise to fans this summer through a nationwide tour with Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI). The Skylanders Trap Team First- to-Play Tour is a three-month, five market mobile marketing campaign that kicks off on July 24 at San Diego Comic-Con and will end in late October. For each leg of the tour, a Skylanders-branded trailer will be converted in to a mobile theater, providing fans one of the first consumer hands-on gameplay opportunities before the official launch of Skylanders Trap Team on October 5 in North America. Other stops on the tour include Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Chicago, and New York.
“We truly believe that we’re an ideal partner for such a promotion as we provide a turnkey solution,” said GameTruck CEO and Founder Scott Novis. “We’re not only responsible for managing the budget of a large program like this, but we also oversee the production of wraps, negotiate deals with all venues and fairs, staff the events and much more.”
GameTruck has partnered with Skylanders for the last three years for the launch of each game in the franchise, including Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure® and Skylanders Giants™. For launch of Skylanders SWAP Force™, every GameTruck location featured hands-on gameplay and giveaways.
The consecutive partnership with Activision and other national brands is the result of GameTruck's National Marketing Team's dedication to creating immersive integrated marketing campaigns that capitalize on its franchise system to promote products, brands, and experiences through one-of-a-kind partnerships that include product demonstrations with hands on trials, product sampling, featured videos, in-event signage and mobile billboards.
Skylanders Trap Team brings a ground-breaking innovation to the Skylanders franchise by reversing the magic of its signature Toys-To-Life™ play pattern to let kids bring life-to- toys for the first time. With Skylanders Trap Team, Portal Masters seek out and defeat the most wanted villains in all of Skylands, pulling them out of the game and into living rooms by capturing them in magical Traps. Players can then send villains back into the game where they play as them to fight for good.
GameTruck offers a premier party experience for both children and adults in a mobile, interactive, multiplayer environment. The original and longest-running mobile video game theater concept, GameTruck expanded to include mobile laser tag adventure in 2013. Since it was founded in 2006, GameTruck has grown to 70 franchisees operating 100 GameTruck rigs and serving 150 territories across 30 states and Lagos, Nigeria. Headquartered in Tempe, AZ; GameTruck aims for the continuous improvement of theircurrent franchises, the expansion into new territories, and the extended opportunities of their National Marketing Team in 2014. www.gametruckparty.com.
© 2014 Activision Publishing, Inc., SKYLANDERS, SKYLANDERS TRAP TEAM, SKYLANDERS SWAP FORCE, SKYLANDERS GIANTS, SKYLANDERS SPYRO’S ADVENTURE, TOYS TO LIFE and ACTIVISION are trademarks of Activision Publishing, Inc.
1 According to The NPD Group, GfK Chart-Track and Activision Blizzard internal estimates, including toys and accessories. All time since NPD and GfK Chart-track began recording
Originally posted by the Toy Book on July 23, 2014 by Phil Guie
Activision Publishing Inc. is kicking off a four-month, nationwide Skylanders Trap Team First-to-Play Tour, in which attendees can playSkylanders Trap Teaminside a customized Game Truck, which serves as a mobile video game media room.
The tour will give fans a hands-on experience of the game prior to its North American launch on October 5. The first stops coincide with Comic-Con International: San Diego, and are scheduled for Thursday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fans can visit the Game Truck at Interactive Zone, located at Petco Park’s Lexus Premier Lot, Imperial Avenue at 11th Avenue.
Originally posted by aNbMedia, Inc. on July 30, 2014:
GameTruck, Skylanders Trap Team in Deal
GameTruck Licensing announced that it will bring Skylanders Trap Team, the newest installment to the Skylanders franchise, to fans this summer through a nationwide tour with Activision Publishing. The Skylanders Trap Team First-to-Play Tour is a three-month, five market mobile marketing campaign that kicked off on July 24 at San Diego Comic-Con and will end in late October. For each leg of the tour, a Skylanders-branded trailer will be converted into a mobile theater, providing fans one of the first hands-on gameplay opportunities before the official launch of Skylanders Trap Team on October 5 in North America. Other stops on the tour include Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Chicago, and New York.
GameTruck has partnered with Skylanders for the last three years for the launch of each game in the franchise, including Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure and Skylanders Giants. For launch of Skylanders SWAP Force, every GameTruck location featured hands-on gameplay and giveaways.
Setting up the Game Truck Party was quick and easy:
First you call your local Game Truck franchise and choose your preferred date and time. Make sure you know where you’ll have the Game Truck park – it takes up about 60 feet of space. You can have the truck park anywhere – your home, your office or at the park!
Soon after initial set up, you will receive a confirmation email from the company, with information on sending branded invites and details.
Monitor the RSVP’s so you can plan accordingly. Then, sit back and wait for the big day! It really is that easy!
The Game Truck arrived at our house, and I was excited to be invited inside first… before any child could have a look. The party attendant was quick to explain the games available, and answered any questions I had about ratings or experience level. I was asked if I wanted to remove the mature games as playable options, and I did. I appreciated the fact that I went inside first… none of the children even knew those mature games were an option and no one had to be the “bad guy” by removing them in front of children! Read more...
Adventures of 8 shares the day-to-day happenings of Shauna and her multi-generational family, family-friendly reviews, and giveaways. Shauna's review will walk you through the entire GameTruck Party Process - from the online Party Planner to a step by step guide to what happens during the day. See Shauna's review, "Win a GameTruck Video Game Party" below, originally posted on Adventures of 8 on June 17, 2014.
Party planning for kids can be super-overwhelming. Last year Little Man chose a party place for his birthday and it was a fiasco. Not only was it hard to make sure he gave the invites to all of his friends, once we got to the location we found out that there were two other parties at the same time. Oh my goodness, what a mad-house. Thankfully I now know that there is a better way to do things. You see, Little Man asked for an end-of-school party and at first I brushed him off as I thought it would be too much work, but then I learned about GameTruck, the ultimate video game party truck!
GameTruck is a literally a truck filled with video games and TV’s that actually comes to the location of your choice. Planning your GameTruck video game party is super-easy, using their Online Party Planner to help you with free invites that can be emailed to all of your guests and even keeps track of your RSVPS! Read more...
The end of the school year is here and summer break is just a few hours away. What is the one thing your kids love to do the most when at home? My kid is play games. A couple of months ago my sister in law threw my nephew a birthday party and she had a game truck come for a couple of hours. This is was great because it kept all the kids entertained. There was plenty of room in the truck for all of them to play-with 4 HGTVs, different game systems, and so many games to choose from.
I was worried about the heat and worried about my kids being too big but I didn't have to worry about it. The GameCoaches were great. They were on time. They set up the tvs and games fast. Everyone got a turn to play. I liked having an air conditioned area space available that I don't have to clean up afterwards. Read more...
Stephanie is the mother of two-year-old twin girls and a four-year-old boy. Her blog, Mammamoiselle, is dedicated to sharing parenting and lifestyle tips, recipes, and glimpses into her life as a mother of three in the New York/New Jersey Metro Area.
My son is entering an age where birthday parties with friends are so important. We live in an area where everyone is always trying to, in my opinion, outdo one another and have the most unique party. When the good people at GameTruck contacted me, I was interested in learning more because it was such a unique idea. I was offered a party for review, but my little guy is still a bit too young for the concept, at 4. Still, I wanted to bring my readers this unique party idea and take GameTruck up on their offer to provide my readers with the chance to WIN a Game Truck Party (see below). Read more...
GameTruck North Tarrant County hosted a party for Jana, one of the bloggers behind Thirty-One:10 a collaborative blog inspired by Proverbs 31:10 that covers a wide variety of topics and is written by a group of women in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
William Slattery, owner since 2011, made sure Jana found her GameTruck party easy to plan and host. The GameCoach set up everything and was ready to go fifteen minutes before the event was supposed to start to ensure Jana had a chance to review the games before letting guests come in. A party that half celebrated the beginning of summer and half celebrated her nephew's birthday, the only downside was the Jana didn't get to spend more time in the theater playing!
We had so much fun at our party and I’m seriously debating a moms night out now because I’m a little jealous I didn’t get to spend the two hours playing video games!
See below to read Jana's review, "GameTruck Makes Party Planning Easy," originally published on Thirty-one10.com on June 19, 2014.
What could be sweeter than an easy to plan party? Getting to experience it for free so I could tell you all about it! Guess what? You also get a chance to win a free party at the end of this post.GameTruck knows how the party and how to take the stress off your party planning.
We put our party on the calendar for the first day of summer for all my friends kiddos and as a special treat for my nephew who celebrated turning 6 this week! The truck was set up and ready to go 15 minutes before the party started so I got to check it out a little before all the kids came pouring in and my nephew, the birthday boy, got to pick the game he wanted to play. He got to play a game solo before all the guests showed up. The only negative of being the hostess of this part is I really wanted to sit down and play which I did until the kids started showing up and I decided to be an adult again. That’s also when I decided this wouldn’t just make a great kids party but what a fun bachelor party or even moms night out. Read more...
This was seriously the EASIEST party that I have ever thrown! Our GameTruck party host was awesome with the kids. He was very patient. He set the rules before they got into the truck and was very helpful and patient with the kids during the party!
Courtney Solstad is the mother of three girls. Her blog MyCRAZYSavings is a savings, lifestyle, and fitness blog that documents ways to save money on everyday life and fun activities in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
Summer is coming and it’s time to rev up the FUN! This week we got to invite tons of our friends to come and enjoy a Game Truck Party with us! My girls love playing on the iPads, computers and Wii, but I had NO clue how popular this party would be!
This truck is packed with technology! Think XBOX360®, Nintendo WiiT and Playstation®! We invited kids who ranged in age from 6 to 10. This was seriously the EASIEST party that I have ever thrown! Our GameTruck party host was awesome with the kids. He was very patient. He set the rules before they got into the truck and was very helpful and patient with the kids during the party! Read More...
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