Carnival of Curiosities – Not Just For Kids!

It’s true that many carnival themed events are targeted for a younger audience and categorized as outdoor, picnic-type events. However, we’ve proved over the years that alternative carnival themed events geared for adults can be just as much, if not more, fun! Carrying the theme of carnival throughout your event gives a planner plenty of adult-oriented opportunities for games and activities. In reality, it’s a theme that has a magical way of taking the ordinary and making it fun with many versatile options for fun details. Guests are made to feel like they are at the greatest show on earth with a multi-sensory experience with colorful décor, customized fun and games and the smell of fun foods that transport them right to the midway. For Spring and Summer corporate events there’s nothing more fun than an authentic and reinvented carnival event.

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In 2014 we had the opportunity to work with a client in creating a custom event called ‘Carnival of Curiosities’ for their corporate guests. By embracing a black and red color scheme it gave a darker and more mysterious twist to the standard red and white carnival palette. Throughout the event we created custom midway games. As guests won games they were rewarded with tickets that they could then redeem for a multitude of prizes at the Prize Booth. In addition to midway games there were also interactive amusement games, like ‘Whack-A-Mole’ and jumbo ‘Connect Four’ to keep guests entertained and mingling. It was a custom experience that those that attended won’t forget any time soon!

When planning your company’s next event we encourage you to consider the fun of a carnival themed event. Connect with us and let us add a creative twist!
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Event Producer:  Destination South Meetings & Events
Games Provider:  Amusement Masters

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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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!

We Played At Eventeract!

This Spring we were honored to be a major sponsor for the Eventeract conference in it’s inaugural year. Produced by the Georgia Chapter Meeting Planners Association (GaMPI), the conference was geared towards engaging the meeting and special events planner. The partnership was win-win; it gave Amusement Masters the opportunity to showcase to an audience of planners and it gave attendees two days of play that enhanced the learning experience.

On both conference days Amusement Masters maintained a booth on the expo floor. This gave us an ideal space for meeting with attendees and giving them a small taste of our game and amusement inventory. Our booth was Western inspired and featured the Wild West Quick Draw, our Western Shootout arcade game and our newest game, “Hit The Hero.” The decor was straight from the Wild West with western fencing and barrel decor items. We even brought in comfortable leather seating for guests looking to kick back and take a load-off as they made their way through the expo.

On the first evening of the conference we placed games throughout the conference’s signature fundraiser “The Gathering.” The event theme was “Back to the 80’s.” We loved this theme because it opened the door to bring in a variety of 1980’s Arcade Games and Pinball Machines, our Classic Strip Photo Booth and our new 2014 Instagram Interactive Booth. All in all, Amusement Masters helped keep the 80’s vibe alive that night.

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About Eventeract:
Produced by the Georgia Chapter Meeting Planners Association (GaMPI) and evolving from the DNA of the Meetings Exploration Conference (MEC), Eventeract 2014 was an exciting new experience that challenged the way the event and hospitality industries relate. Held in Atlanta, Georgia and powered by the Southeast’s most influential associations, Eventeract featured 90,000 square feet of education, innovation and networking covering a variety of disciplines including, but not limited to: Corporate and Association events, Food & Beverage, Meeting Design, Décor & Event Design, Meeting Planning Strategies, Tactics & Design, Technology, Audio Visual, Incentives, Revenue Management, Sales, Revenue Management and DMC Services. The General Session and Education and Exhibits were located all in one space designed to provide  attendees a 360 degree comprehensive event experience and to present the exhibitors and sponsors to a vast customer base with which to network. Find out more about Eventeract at www.eventeract.org.

Amusement Masters in Booth #703 at The Special Event 2014

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Event professionals, producers and planners around the world have always found The Special Event (TSE) conference to be an invaluable resource for education, networking and creative solutions. Since 1985 professionals in the field of special events have mingled and learned from an array of industry leaders sharing their knowledge. This year, TSE will be held in Nashville, Tennessee at the beautiful Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. From January 8-10th there will be over 100 educational sessions, an exhibit floor and six showcase events. We’re proud to announce that Amusement Masters will be in attendance and exhibiting on the tradeshow floor with many of the leading companies in our industry.

For those attending, you won’t want to miss visiting and playing with us at booth #703. By visiting the booth attendees can register to play our new online and interactive “Hit The Hero” game – a CLOUD BASED interactive game. Once registered all scores are tallied and tracked each time an attendee plays throughout the conference. On the final day – one hour before the exhibit floor closes – we’ll announce the person that has the highest score – this winner will be taking home their very own Kindle Fire!

If you’d like to schedule a time to speak one-on-one and learn about our nationwide amusement and gaming services while we’re at TSE email Kelly Smink. Or to find our booth simply visit: TSE Floor Plan. See you in Nashville!

About The Special Event Show (TSE):
The Special Event is the world’s premier conference and trade show that is directed at the top decision makers and trendsetters in the event planning industry. The event professionals that attend The Special Event work in a variety of markets, whether they are sporting event planners, caterers designing social events, wedding specialists, producers of corporate meetings or creators of extraordinary extravaganzas.

The conference mission is to offer experiential education and resources to the Event Planning Industry by offering over 100 event-focused conference sessions, an exhibit hall jam-packed with event products and services, a Hands-on-Hundred learn-as-you-go program, and a week full of showcasing events. Along with the tradeshow and eight education conference tracks, The Special Event hosts six over the top showcasing events.

For more information about the 2014 conference or to register and attend visit The Special Event.

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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Game Girl’s Game of the Week: Shuffleboard

It’s all about strategy with this classic game of the week.  I should know, we laid out our 32’ outdoor shuffleboard yesterday and I am hooked!  It’s addictive, which is a good thing considering we also have a 9’ or 14’ table top bar style set up too.

Before I recommend a Game of the Week, I try  it out (oh so much fun!)  Cause when you call, I have to be ready 😉  So just in case you forgot, here’s my number 800.925.0993.  I invite you to try Shuffleboard out, if need be, I will let you win!!!  Shuffleboard – it’s not just for cruises, it’s my pick for Game of the Week!

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(P.S. Come down and try it before next Tuesday, they are making me put it up)

Propel your event to a new and exciting level!
Indoor or Outdoor
SHUFFLE BOARD is a FUN addition or main event.

 

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The rules are simple. Use your cue to propel the puck to the scoring area at the other end.  People of ALL ages will absolutely have a blast with this sometimes forgotten favorite.   

                           
    
 
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Game Girl’s Game of the Week: Ultimate Wii Experience

What is once again slated to be the top selling video game system for the holidays?

What kind of tournaments are being booked for corporate and social events? Especially in hospitality suites?

Why it’s Wii of course!

Did you think it was just for home?   NOT!

 I helped my team at Amusement Masters develop the “Ultimate Wii Experience”. Totally customizable for your event, Amusement Masters’ Ultimate Wii Experience can deliver an unforgettable, way cool, experience for your guests. Options include – Wii Tournament setup, complete with an announcer, prizes, team t-shirts, hats, buffs (like you see on Survivor) cool custom frozen beverages….you dream it, we’ve got it! So check out my picks for Game of the Week – Wii – “Amusement Masters’ Ultimate Wii Experience.”

 

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The Ultimate Wii Experience!

Give your guests the ultimate entertainment with Amusement Masters’ Ultimate Wii  Experience!
                                      
Projected on to a 9ft x 12ft screen, enhanced with an additional sound.  With HUNDREDS of games tochoose from, this attraction truly HAS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE! Link multiple Wii’s together for the utmost in guest interaction and competition. 

YOU HAVE NOT EXPERIENCED Wii until you have experienced Amusement Masters’ Ultimate Wii Experience!

 

 

 

 

GAMES TO CHOOSE FROM:
 
Wii Sports
 
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Madden
 
Brunswick Bowling
 
GhostBusters: The Video Game
 
Rock Band
 
Carnival Games
 
Winter Sports
 
GT Pro Series
 
Tony Hawk Proving Ground
 
Ultimate Alliance
 
Wii Fit
 
And Hundreds More….

Game Girl’s Game of the Week: Tailgating – Part II

I know you are busy and if you are like me, you are getting ready for the season – FOOTBALL SEASON!  I will make this quick…

So you already know how passionate I am about all things football and of course tailgating, right?!  I am so passionate that I convinced my Boss to let me do a two part series for Games of the Week !  This week, more games for your tailgate or sports themed event.  More importantly, I am offering a complimentary consultation and demonstration to take your event to the next level.  So call me soon – I got swamped with demos last week from folks wanting to try out Armchair Quarterback, but I’ve got some time next week!

We’ve got everything for your tailgate except the buffet!!! BUT – we’ve got plenty of snacks!  Check out my picks for Games of the Week!!

Til next time,
Gigi

 
The Countdown to Kickoff has begun. It’s NOT too late to add those finishing touches to your Tailgate!

 

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This inflatable is On the Top of the list when it comes to EXCITING FOOTBALL fun. Guests need to figure out a strategy to get past the defensive line and into the zone. Not as easy as it looks…but so much fun for sports fans of all ages.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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With the intensity of our Two Lane Bungee Run…the Touchdown Equalizer incorporates the football and raises the fun bar. Guest compete against one another to see who can place their baton the farthest before the power of the bungee pulls them back.

 

 

 

 

This could be YOUR event!

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