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FAQ: Ages in the Game Truck

Question: What age ranges do you cater for in a Game Truck party? Answer: Well the simple answer is 6-16+, but it's more complicated than that. There is really no upper limit since adults of any age can play and have a great time in the Game Truck. I've had anything from a 16th birthday party of about 12 to a bunch of 35-year olds playing their favourite retro ...

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Invitations for your party!

We try to make Game Truck events as easy as possible to organise and run, and part of this is simplifying the process of inviting your guests. I get lots of questions about how this works so I thought I'd explain it all in detail here. The most popular option is to use our customisable template, as below: The process to use this template is relatively ...

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Game Over: Not!

In a tough blow for a great local business, Game Room Essentials has been forced to close by the Port Adelaide Enfield Council, effective immediately. In short, a Council inspection found fire hazards and other unnamed safety concerns; the proprietor, Danny Daly, offered to work with the Council to improve the venue but his pleas went unheard. The full story is has ...

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Minecraft and Teamwork

Gaming isn't all beer and skittles, sometimes. As many parents know, Minecraft in particular can be the source of just as much grief as joy. I've written before about griefing and its dangers, but recently I experienced a different challenge in facilitating fun friendly gaming with Minecraft.In short, playing Minecraft with others, especially on split screen, ...

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Ask a Gamer 3: Is Halo good for a party?

The single most common question I get from parents interested in booking a Game Truck party is around the types of games that are available. My general rule is that we want games that are age-appropriate, split screen multiplayer, accessible, fun, with a moderate amount of competition. But an email I received from a parent of a 10-year old today asked, The birthday ...

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Ask a Gamer 2: What is ‘griefing’?

The number one rule at Game Truck Australia parties is 'No Griefing', and while the kids reluctantly nod, parents often ask, 'what's griefing'? Great question, and one I'm happy to answer. The Minecraft Wiki defines griefing as: Griefing is the act of irritating and angering people in video games through the use of destruction, construction, or social engineerin...

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A month of Game Trucking in Adelaide

Captain's log, star date 10.8.14. Well, it's been about a month since I picked up the Game Truck van in all its glory, and it's been a lot of fun. After an initial in-house party with the Durwards, being able to deliver the same experience from within the van is really exciting, and I feel absolutely honoured every time I am invited to help celebrate a gaming ...

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Success! Adelaide’s first video game party complete

In the best news since September, I can happily report that we recently delivered the first Game Truck Australia party last Saturday. It was the 8th birthday party of Wilby Durward, son of Corey and Katherine, and it went really well. Corey was the very first person to book a party via the Indiegogo (crowdfunding) campaign, which means they got the first Game Truck ...

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Managing bad behaviour in game culture

In recent news, two professional gamers were suspended and dumped from their teams after repeated incidents of toxic, bullying behaviour in the game League of Legends. Wait, hang on - let's unpack. Yes, 'professional gaming' is a thing. There are players who have become so good at some games that they play competitively, in large international tournaments. The ...

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