New Attraction – Want to Swing?

Do you love to swing as much as we do? Now you can with the new addition of the SWING RIDE to Amusement Master’s inventory!

With an appeal to all ages the Swing Ride ride is something different that can supercharge your next outdoor event. It’s super fun that seats up to 20 event guests per ride. Mounted on a trailer, it holds all ages from 40lbs – 200lbs. This attraction is great entertainment for corporate parties, school carnivals, fundraisers, community festivals, and backyard birthday parties.

If you want to know more about the fun and colorful Swing Ride that’s available for events across the United States let us know! And to consider other amusement rides and games for your events take a look at our website inventory at Amusement Masters!

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Team Building Games with Amusement Masters

One of our absolute favorite types of events to provide games for are the ones that build team synergy! Watching a  group come together to overcome obstacles and achieve a goal is super satisfying. Team building activities can have such a positive impact for a team. Communicating in new ways within the group allows members to learn new strengths and gain insights about the people they work with. This gives each individual the opportunity to show their dedication to achieve the team’s goal. We feel the best part about team building activities is getting employees outside the monotony of their work. You engage with them in a fun way, making them feel valued.

Below we are a few of our client’s favorite Amusement Masters games for team building activities:

JUMBO GAMES 

Our GIANT TOWER GAME is a classic that’s now larger than life. Working together, taking turns removing each block, each team can continue to build the tower until it topples. We love that each team must work together or it’s timber for the tower!

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Our 18 foot JUMBO FOOSBALL table accommodates up to 16 foosball players at one time! Competitively play against 8 opposing players, making sure to pass the ball down the long table to score a goal. Whether your team is in defense or offense, each member plays an important role in winning the game where communication is a must!

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Playing our JUMBO CHECKERS AND CHESS games bring a team together by challenging the opposition’s wits through classic board games, now blown up to epic proportions. Create a strategy, implement that against the other team and win the game!

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COMBAT GAMES 

Relay your way across our inflatable OBSTACLE COURSES  that are perfect for team engagement. Constructing the proper race order and matching up with the opponent makes this ‘race for the win’ game great for ensuring that teams learn to work together!

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Blast away the mundane nature of office life with our EXTREME LASER TAG! Split groups into two teams that work together while navigating through the combat arena. Teams learn the art of communication as they work to bring their team a victorious win!

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It’s been said that you can discover more about a person with an hour of PLAY than a year of conversation. Start getting to know your team and building their communication skills today – visit our website to get a quote and better your company culture. Connect with one of our Event Entertainment Experts and book a team building package for the Spring or Summer!

 

Virtual Hero For Your Next Event

One of the newest forms of entertainment for special events is incorporating gamification into event activities. Amusement Masters is proud to be a pioneer of this new trend by offering gamification opportunities to clients through a suite of virtual and customizable games called Virtual Hero. The term gamification refers to an incorporation of social and reward aspects into an activity. Essentially the concept of ‘gamifying’ links the game player with a system of online social interactions and rewards through customization – personalizing the game experience all-around for the user. With Virtual Hero we use green screen imaging to capture an event attendee’s image and literally place them ‘inside’ the game that’s played on their own personal mobile device during the event. Each Virtual Hero game can be customized to the specific event’s theme or company brand of the host of the party. It’s a unique game tie in with ‘social engagement’ that most games cannot match – engaging for players of all ages!

By adding our Virtual Hero game to an event clients’ have the option of four interactive games, each with a fun virtual twist:

• Hit the Hero, is a fast-paced game that emulates the old arcade favorite Whack-A-Mole. In this modern update, the game is customized so that the player whacks their own face and attempts to not hit the rabbit. All good fun, in an effort to increase their points and make it to the event leaderboard for prizes and recognition. Want to see how this game works? Click onto Google Play!

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• Hero Jump is a game that completely engages the player into the action. Players work to jump towards the top and beat the record by climbing the hero tower. Like Hit The Hero, players maneuver to increase their points and make it to the event leaderboard for prizes and recognition. Want to see how this game works? Click onto Google Play!

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• Bring casino fun to your event with Hero Slot Machine. This game makes the user feel like they’re in a Las Vegas casino…virtually! The image of the attendee’s face is added to this game and incorporated into a rolling slot machine. Guests then choose a bet and win according to their playing result. Want to see how this game works? Just click onto Google Play!

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• For guests who want to show off their style then Hero Dress Up is the perfect activity! The attendee’s image is captured by green screen photography and then put onto a touch screen iPad. Attendees can then customize their virtual fashions to their liking. Once customized and completed the fashionable results are printed…making the photo a great party take away. Want to see how this game works? Click onto Google Play!

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Super fun – Virtual Hero offers games and entertainment activties that can be added to any type of event, from youth Bar and Bat Mitzvahs to adult corporate parties. Interested in bringing this incredibly innovative technology to your next event? Contact us or visit our website by clicking here.

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Spooktacular Halloween Games

The spookiest time of the year is right around the corner! We’re in the ‘Halloween spirit’ and highlighting three games that will bring a ghoulishly good time to your All Hallows’ Eve or Fall themed event!

LASER SHOOTING GALLERY
Ready, aim, fire! The Laser Shooting Gallery uses infrared camera technology and laser guns to simulate live skeet shooting activity. Choose our HALLOWEEN PACKAGE and have guests play a variety of six spooky shooting games. Increase the fun factor on this game by having your guests arrive and play in costume!

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ALIEN SKEE BALL
Skee ball – a favorite for all ages! Our full size “Alien” Skee Ball machine will bring out the devilish side of every party guest. With full working sounds, lights, and a blacklight design this game creates a cosmic atmosphere that’s “out of this world!”

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BLACKLIGHT POOL TABLE
Pool has proven to be an engaging game that entertains guests for hours. Our Blacklight Billiards add a unique entertainment element to an event that’s perfect for a frightening theme, like Halloween. Watch your guests enjoy playing on a table where everything glows – including the tabletop, balls and cue sticks!

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If you’re interested in having these spooktacular games at your Halloween Party or Fall Festival contact us or visit our website by clicking here.

Game of the Week – Jumbo 18′ Foosball Table

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“Foosball is a game that constantly test your skills against your opponents luck” – Whimsical Scribe from 1985

Isn’t it funny how a game with plastic molded players and a tiny coin sized ball can evoke such emotion? From elation to a cold somber demeanor, with just the flick of the wrist a game of Foosball becomes endless hours of fun that will take you on an emotional roller-coaster of highs and lows.

Invented in 1921 by soccer fanatic Harold Thornton, it was destined to become the popular interactive game that audiences of all ages love to play. In fact, at Amusement Masters we love playing it so much that we decided to take the standard 4 ½ ft table that Mr. Thornton constructed and magnify it up to 4 times the standard size! Our JUMBO Foosball table is 18 ft long and allows up to 16 players to compete against one another in a monumental Foosball game of epic proportions!

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Bring this jumbo game to your event and watch the fun unfold as a team of 16 Foosball enthusiasts match-up and compete. Coordinate teams that work together passing the ball down the table all while keeping it from the opponents. Watch them get in striking distance and let her rip, while being careful not to spin!

This game is perfect for an event where you’re looking to build great group synergy, hours of excitement and lasting memories. So what are you waiting for? Call us today, book it for your next event and start having JUMBO fun!

World Water Day – Games CAN Make A Difference!

Did you know that the world’s second biggest killer of children is together, unclean water and poor sanitation?

For more than 20 years countries around the world have observed World Water Day on March 22. It’s scary, but the United Nations estimates that by 2030 parts of the planet could be tapped out of water suitable for consumption. Currently close to half of all people in developing countries suffer, at any given time, from a health problem caused by water and sanitation deficits.

What can we do, you ask? At Amusement Masters we believe that our passion for games CAN make a difference. We’re proud to announce that we’re an active participant in the Safe 2 SERV project – a SERV International initiative currently deploying up to 100 water filtration systems annually throughout the world. Through this initiative something as simple as $65 can provide water for a family of five for up to ten years!

In promoting the Safe 2 SERV project we’ve developed a way for communities, corporate teams and schools to adopt this initiative and have fun doing it. For less than the cost of booking a team building game or scavenger hunt with Amusement Masters you can book a Safe 2 SERV kit. For a nominal fee you can purchase water filtration buckets that your organization decorates with inspiring messages and that SERV International distributes to communities in need.

A recent successful use of our Safe 2 SERV kit was for the University of Florida who purchased a kits for their charity night of “Gators Give Back.” Fourteen bucket kits were beautifully decorated and returned for distribution around the world to provide clean drinking water for fourteen families…for the next ten years. We love that SERV International has made global change personal and we’re proud to be part of this movement!

For more details on how your group can make a difference by booking a Safe 2 SERV kit contact Amusement Masters’ Kelly Smink at KSmink@amusementmasters.com / www.AmusementMasters.com.

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Game of the Week – Football Fantasy

There’s a chill in the air and in the sports world that can only mean one thing: FOOTBALL season is underway! If you’re like me, five days of football a week just won’t cut it! So for those football-free days Amusement Masters has got just the cure for your gridiron grief with our pigskin-themed games perfect for events!

Armchair Quarterback
Everyone knows the best place to get in on the action is in that armchair in your living room. We bring the living room to your event and let your guests call the plays in Armchair Quarterback! How many completions can they throw before the play clock runs down? Only one way to find out! Just don’t get too confident, this isn’t your average recliner… Arm Chair

Quarterback Challenge
Huddle up and let your guest be the star of the game in Quarterback Challenge! Have what it takes to drive the ball downfield? Whether going against others in a two minute drill or playing for “personal best record,” there’s fun to be had by all!
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Real Sports Simulator
Want to be so close to the action that you can practically call an audible to the players? In our Real Sports Simulator you can! Players can interact with another player as they throw passes and kick field goals to secure the win! They can also brush up on hockey, baseball, basketball and soccer skills so there’s no getting rusty during the off-season!
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Happy New Year!

Welcome 2012!   I hope all of my fans had a fabulous holiday season and an awesome new year!   2011 was a great year, but I am totally ready now to move forward with some awesome new games.    First up – the Zippin’ Zone.    Yup, that’s right – Amusement Masters now has a mobile zipline that will officially debut in March.   But for now, here’s a quick teaser:

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It’s fully adjustable from 100’ to 200’ in distance – so the footprint can be adjusted to fit any event.   The Zippin Zone uses the same patented auto-belay system as our rock walls for the ultimate in safety.  Book it for your next event and see if you have what it takes to step off the platform 30’ in the air and experience the ultimate thrill!

Football Season!

Football, America’s pastime, throwing the ole’ pigskin. I don’t know if you are excited, but I sure am! Whether you like college football, NFL, or just like attending high school games, there is no denying the excitement for football is here. Tension has been building with the NFL lockout all summer long but now that it is finally over football fans everywhere can celebrate! So what does that mean? Being who I am, all I can say is “event!” Don’t know how to plan a football themed event? That is what I am here for! I am going to go over some basic things you need to consider to help you achieve the perfect football themed event!

Budget. You must know your budget before you begin. Once you have gotten your budget, figure out what you are looking for and how much you are willing to spend to achieve the results you want. Write out what you are willing to spend more or less on. Detail your budget so you know exactly how much you can spend on all the little things and al the big things.

Audience. Who are you targeting? What kind of football do they like to watch? If you are working for a college, you might want to focus on the college team on campus. If you are working for a company, maybe you want to focus on college and NFL teams. Maybe you could even incorporate some Fantasy Football into your event.

Venue. Where are you going to host the event? Is it accessible? Does it cost anything for you to rent out? Is it at a location that your audience can easily get to? Think about your audience when choosing your event?

Advertising. How is your targeted audience going to be informed of your event?

Purpose. What is the purpose of your event? What will be occurring at the event? Be creative! There is so much you can do with a football theme! Not to mention, we have some pretty awesome football attractions that I showcased on this weeks Game Girl. If you missed it, do not fret. Just click this link.

Feel free to comment with some tips of your own! My tips are very generalized and probably something you already know but there is nothing wrong with a refresher course!

Until next time,

Game Girl Gigi

Roll A Ball Derby

If you haven’t already heard, we have a new carnival trailer! We added this to our inventory just in time for your carnival planning. You will want this at your event! It is called Roll A Ball Derby and I can’t wait to play it!

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”And they’re off!”… the starting bell blasts, the rolling frenzy begins and the crowd goes wild. Easy and compelling game play that is enjoyed by people of all generations. Competitors roll a ball at a series of coloured scoring holes. The higher you score the faster your frog jumps. First to the finish line is the winner.

You have probably seen this game at carnivals and fairs before. It is always popular when I pass by this game at fairs! This game is sure to attract a crowd at your next event.

For more information, contact one of our sales representatives here.

I hope you enjoyed reading about our new game… I am going to go play with it! Until next time,

Game Girl Gigi