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

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.

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 Girl Wins An ISES Esprit Award

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Amusement Masters is proud to announce that we are a recent recipient of a prestigious 2013 Esprit Award from the International Special Events Society (ISES) in the category of Best Entertainment Production Budget Under $25,000. Since 1999 we’ve been a special event company providing amusements and interactive event entertainment. While having been nominated for an Esprit Award many times over the years we’ve considered ourselves the “Susan Lucci of Esprits” until finally winning and bringing home an award this August at the Esprit Awards ceremony held at ISES Live in Nassau, Bahamas.

Providing comprehensive interactive solutions for a diverse range of clients nationwide is what we do. We’re still beaming from ear to ear having won this 2013 Esprit for the Texas corporate event titled “A Texas Sized Grand Opening” that we participated in planning and providing signature entertainment for. Owner, Kelly Smink shares “Our team has proven expertise in creating great experiences through an approach of fun and professionalism in the special events industry. We are so very proud to be adding this Esprit Award to our other accomplishments. Now we’re looking forward to adding a few more to our shelf!”

All About Us –

Founded in 1999, Amusement Masters has become a leader in the arena of amusement and interactive entertainment for the special events and hospitality industries. Positioning ourselves as a strategic partner, we work one-on-one with event planners, destination management companies, schools and military event planners to create memorable and unique event experiences. Leading the charge is our mascot Game Girl Gigi – who in the youthful likeness of Amusement Masters owner Kelly Smink keeps clients up to date with the latest interactives and event trends. Keep up with the fun and games by following the Amusement Masters Facebook page!

About the ISES Esprit Awards Program –

Since 1995 the International Special Event Society (ISES) has acknowledged the achievements and creativity of its membership through the ISES Esprit Awards program. The 2013 ISES Esprit Awards was held on August 24, 2013 in conjunction with ISES Live 2013 in Paradise Island, Bahamas at the Atlantis. The awards recognize ISES members who have excelled in their respective event field throughout the year. The awards offer multiple categories that represent the different disciplines within the events industry. To view all 2013 winners watch this video.

Planners Love The New Website!

 Amusement Masters is pleased to announce…
our newly designed WEBSITE with PLANNERS in mind!

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New design makes it EASY for you to learn about what Amusement Masters offers in the way of highest quality inventory and bringing creative event ideas into reality!

You’ll find that our large and diverse entertainment options, our experienced staff and our customized programs can easily make us your one-stop shop for event planning! There’s nothing we love more than helping you to attract a crowd and entertain them – making your event a success anywhere in the U.S.

Our amusements & games bring fun to a variety of events:

  • Meetings & Trade Shows
  • Picnics & Appreciation Days
  • Team Building & Leadership Activities
  • Holiday Parties
  • Conventions / Conferences
  • Marketing Tours & New Product Promotions
  • Private Parties and more!

Complete our online request form or call us at 1-800-925-0993
to discuss needs with our Events Specialists!

And be sure to visit the website often! We update regularly with new game offerings and exciting event inspiration information.
Game Girl Gigi wants to make your next event a rockin’ success!
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