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Corporate Events Only

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Is a prize package included & how much?

All corporate events are "PLUS PRIZES" and you can give away anything from cheap plastic trophies or ribbons to new cars. (We really like giving away new cars, it's awesome) It's totally up to you.

If you'd like you can do a "buyout" of the prizes and we'll provide them and roll the cost of prizes into the cost of the show.

For prizes you'll need 4 1st Place, 4 2nd Place and 4 Third Place prizes. One for each member of the winning team. Consolation prizes are nice, but are not required.

If you have questions about prizes please feel free to talk to one of our corporate show experts.

How many people play the game?

Everyone who attends will have a chance to participate using group challenges, enthusiasm, scavenger hunts and outright luck!

If you're doing this show for a team building excercise, we also have ways of getting a room full of teams to play all at once. We can also use 4 or 8 teams if you have specific groups that you want to participate. Talk to a corporate show expert if you have special needs. We'll work with you to meet your goals for the event.

If you're looking for a show that has lots of audience involvement - it's In It To Win It.

Participating on stage, in the formal (if you want to call it that) part of the game there will be 24 people participating. If you have needs to have more teams than 6 participate, please let us know. We have ways of changing up game play to include more teams. However, our fomula is tried and tested and we highly recommend going with what we KNOW works well.

What are your technical needs?

Silver Level - Budget Plus Production Level

We'll need to following to be provided for the Silver Level (Budget) Shows.

  • Video Projector & Enough Cable to reach the Podium
  • Projector Screen
  • We can provide a short throw projector if we'd be playing the game in the beam of the projector - just let us know (additional luggage fees may apply, but it's worth it to get the projector "out of the way")
  • Podium
  • Sound System that is appropriate to the venue
  • Extension Cord with Power Strip - enough to reach the podium.
  • Technician who knows how to access your sound/video

 

Gold Production Shows

Electrical: Our equipment can run off of regular household current. We ask that 4 outlets, on 20 amp circuits, be available for our exclusive use.

If these outlets are further than 30' away from the performance area then extension cords should be provided.

General Stage Lighting: A general stage wash is needed for the show. The lighting we carry is for effect and general illumination should be provided by the venue. Our Platinum level shows include full stage lighting.

Sound: We carry our own sound equipment for In It To Win It.

Load in/Load out assistance: We have a LOT of gear to load in. It's all on wheels, so there's no heavy lifting. We don't require help, but we sure appreciate it when we get it and it puts our crew in a great mood for your show!

Platinum Level Shows

All of the above plus we strongly recommend a spider box or a direct power input as we will be drawing a lot of power. This is only for the platinum level shows as the lighting package is much more robust and intense.

What does Game Shows To Go bring with them?

Silver Level - Budget Plus Production Level

We'll bring the following to our Silver Level (Budget) Shows. (subject to change).

  • Highly Entertaining Game Show Host.
  • Trained Technician to run video mixing, music and to assist with challenge set ups.
  • Everything needed to play each game/challenge.
  • Custom created challenges.
  • Computers with custom software.
  • Video Mixing Computer .
  • Music & Sound Effects.
  • Audio Mixer.
  • Years of experience in hosting game shows.
  • Wireless Microphone for Host (if needed - otherwise we'll count on you for this).
  • We can provide a short throw projector if we'd be playing the game in the beam of the projector - just let us know.

Gold Production Shows

All Gold shows include the above plus:

  • Truss Video System with stylized screens
  • Show Signage
  • High Quality Video Projection System
  • Full Sound System
  • Intelligent Lighting
  • Simple General Lighting (4 LED Par Cans per side)
  • All power and cords needed (unless closest electrical outlets are more than 25' away).
  • Tables and Stools for challenges.
  • Larger challenges that don't need to fit into luggage.

Platinum Level Shows

  • Front Truss System and hung lighting.
  • Upgraded Sound
  • Upgraded General Lighting
  • Truss Mounted Video or Rear Projected Short Throw Projection

 

How are people selected to play the game?

In It To Win It uses full audience challenges such as talent competitions, group Simon Says, scavenger hunts (think "Let's Make a Deal" style selections) and pure luck..

You can, if you wish, preselect teams. However, we recommend this only when there is a specific reason for doing so (ie. Team Building, regional competitions, etc). Our selection process is designed to keep things fair, fun, and as a sort of "audition" for people who will be entertaining on stage through their enthusiasm.

What level of production is In It To Win It available in and what does each include?

In It To Win It is available in all levels of production. This show plays very well as a Silver or Budget show as it was designed from the ground up to be a show that we could fly with.

Entertainment value is exactly the same for all levels of production - the difference is the "stuff" we bring with us.

Silver Level Production

We'll ask you to provide a few things for this show. It leaves the big sets at home and uses readily available items from your campus. See "Technical Needs" on this page for those items.

Includes:

  • Host
  • Computerized Game Play
  • Custom Text to Screen Software
  • Video Mixer
  • Audio Mixer
  • Software & Scoring System
  • Prize package
  • Sound Effects
  • Special Ultra Short Throw pro
  • Host Microphone
  • Music
  • All props needed to perform the challenges

Gold Production Shows

All the bells and whistles of a TV Game Show.

Includes:

  • Host
  • Technician
  • Huge Set
  • Stools and tables for challenges
  • Intelligent Lighting
  • Basic LED general lighting
  • Signage
  • Music & Sound Effects
  • Full Sound System (appropriate for audiences up to 500+) if more are expected you should either provide sound or go with a Platinum Level Show.
  • Video Projection
  • Stylized Video Screens

Platinum Level Shows

Everything included in the Gold production PLUS...

  • Front of Stage Truss System to suspend lighting and video projection - giving cleaner lines
  • Enhanced Intelligent Lighting
  • General Lighting - an important distinction between packages
  • Enhanced Sound System (when needed)

Additional Items that can be added on a per item basis but that are NOT included automatically in our published pricing:

  • Live music & announcer
  • Follow Spots and Operators
  • Customization of questions or game play
  • Cameras and cameramen to get large footage shot live to screens so everyone can clearly see challenges
  • Live video recording and side of stage video projection (outsourced locally)
  • Custom Commercials and Videos
Can we get all inclusive pricing?

Of course. We list our prices plus travel and lodging, but we will give you a firm price for travel, and if you prefer we can even include the cost of the hotel.

You'll know exactly what your price is when you send back the contract.

We're all about being easy to work with.

Do you have insurance?

Of course. We are fully insured. We can add your event to our policy at no additional charge - so you're covered too.

How much time does it take to set up/tear down?

Silver Level Production

We'll need about 2 hours to set up. It takes far less than this to set everything up, but this gives us time to troubleshoot since we'll be using unfamiliar equipment. This always gives us plenty of time, providing that all items from our tech needs are ready and waiting for us when we arrive.

Gold Production Shows

Take about 3-3 1/2 hours to set up and about 60-90 minutes to tear down and load out.

Please take this into account when scheduling your facilities.

Shorter set up times (within reason) can be accomplished by us bringing in extra crew at an extra cost. Please inquire if you will need us to do this

Platinum Level Shows

Take about 4-4 1/2 hours to set up and about 75-100 minutes to tear down and load out.

Please take this into account when scheduling your facilities.

Shorter set up times (within reason) can be accomplished by us bringing in extra crew at an extra cost. Please inquire if you will need us to do this

These set up times assume easy access to the rooms, a loading dock and NO STAIRS. If we will need extra time to load in please let us know in advance.

Can we do the show outdoors?

We don't recommend it, but it can be done.

You should know that game play can be SEVERELY hindered by elements such as wind, rain, humidity and other distractions.

The host has FULL DISCRETION on whether a show can be performed outdoors and in the case of outdoor events the purchaser assumes all risks of cancellation, abbreviated show and recognizes that game play will possibly be altered because of conditions beyond the control of Game Shows To Go.

How long does a show last?

Left to it's own devices our shows last between 60-90 minutes with an average of 70 minutes.

It will largely depend on the audience and the people playing the game. Some players take less time than others.

We can always hit a shorter or precise show length, though we don't recommend "stretching" a show to last longer than it does organically.

Can we customize the game or game play?

In It To Win It can be customized if you have an idea for a specific challenge, or by focusing on creating teamwork and cooperation.

We are happy to work with you to figure out what will work best for your event if you have something special in mind.

Additional charges may apply for customization - depending on the level and the amount of work involved in the customization.

What size of performance area is needed?

Our Bronze and Silver shows are very flexible and can fit in just about any space. However - to make it feel more like a show we recommend the minimums outlined below. We can be very flexible with the budget shows, but not quite as much with the Gold/Platinum shows.

Our shows are pretty big. So we do need some room. Though we do have a bit of flexibility these are our ideal space needs:

For Gold or Platinum Level shows a stage or platform that is a minimum of 16' deep x 24' wide (preferably 28' or wider)

If a stage is not available we can work on floor level - just add about 4 feet to these dimensions.

Near the stage/performance area should be a place for two 6 foot banquet tables (we'll bring these) for our technician to set up.

This space should be indoors, or if outdoors this should be preapproved by our staff and it should be a covered area. Outdoor shows are not recommended for daytime events as even our very bright projectors get washed out in full sunlight.

We also need 10.5 feet above the stage for our full set - though we can make the set shorter if we need to. Again... just let us know in advance so we are prepared.

State Fees/Taxes/Permits

Some states such as California, North Carolina and Missouri (just a few that we know of) have "Out of State Entertainer" taxes or state income taxes that we don't have here in our home state of Texas.

Our contracts will always contain this wording:

SPECIAL NOTE: The agreed upon fee is the amount that should be paid to Game Shows To Go AFTER ANY FEES, STATE TAXES (income, performer or otherwise), Special Licensing Fees required by your state or other municipality or organization. There is no way for us to keep up with all 50 states and thousands of states and cities. The amount of the check written to Game Shows to go, after deductions should be (amount quoted for show). If the gross needs to be adjusted please do so to ensure the proper payment amount. Thanks for your understanding.

This seems to be the best way to keep our prices low and only pass along these costs to the states/people who charge them. Our fees usually include travel/lodging/prizes/promotional materials and many other expenses and that are not income.

Ways we can work around this are:

  • Add the amount expected to be deducted for these fees/taxes to the amount your check is requested for.
  • Subtract the amount of fees/taxes from the prize money we give at the show (if we are providing prizes).
  • Add a clause that says expenses of "up to <the amount of taxes/fees> will be billed after the show" and we'll bill you for that exact amount.
Are discounts available?

We give generous discounts to clients who work with us to create routes. Using Coop buying really helps everyone to win.

You can also get discounts by scheduling more than one show during a calendar year.

Other than this we believe we have priced our shows very competitively and usually stick to our published price list for events. When the event is over we think you'll agree that you've gotten a GREAT VALUE with our shows.

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