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When planning an event, there is a large amount of different games available. From the classic hook and duck and hoopla, to the latest paintball shooting galleries. So which should you choose?
One of the main factors, is the age of your intended audience. Something like knock the cans off the shelf is a games of skill/strength and is impossible for smaller kids to win on. Whilst hook a ducks is perfect for little kids, but even slightly older children will find it boring.
Like many things in life, the old classics, are classic precisely for the reason that they work so well. A coconut shie is a challenge for adults, and gives them bragging rights when they win, but at the same time, we can let the kids come a lot closer to make it easier for them, so everyone loves it.
We can help guide you to a choice of games that will suit the age group you specify.
Again this will depend on what you are trying to achieve. Are you attending a massive conference, and need to impress your clients, and/or competitors. Or is it a family fun day and you want to maximise what you can offer your staff on their day out.
As an example, our smaller Victorian side-stalls are available with many different games, shooting gallery, hoopla, ball in a bucket etc. We also offer larger shooting galleries constructed on purpose built vehicles, with airbrushed artwork, sound systems and impressive lighting. Thing is, the underlying game play is basically the same. The same guns fire the same corks at the same targets. The larger units are designed for traditional funfairs, where many different operators are competing with each other, and are the funfair equivalent of a Peacocks plumage. If you need to make an impression, this is what you want. If you want to maximise the fun for your budget, then you can have between 2 and 4 small traditional units for the same price as 1 large system.
A good package of basic games we would usually recommend are;
These can be made easier when smaller kids play and harder for the adults, whilst offering a range of different game play options.
For the record, we never ever recommend Hook A Duck, to make it viable, it is usually operated as a prize every time, because people aren't paying to use it, they will play continually so the prizes tend to be exhausted pretty quickly. Once they are gone, it is a boring game and tends not to be used. If you insist on having one, we are happy to supply it, but we think your money is better spent elsewhere.
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