Frequently Asked Questions

What is Gamewagon?

Think of Gamewagon as the modern day equivalent of the bouncy castle but without the whiplash! Gamewagon fills a gap in the birthday party market by providing something different that they enjoy and can do with their friends in safety and the event comes to you.

How does the Gamewagon Video Game party service work?

Basically you make a booking and one of our Game Experience Managers drives the Gamewagon to your location, runs the party for you and then drives it away again at the end - no hassle - no mess.

How long does a Gamewagon Party last?

As long as you like, but we do have a minimum of 2 hours at weekends and 90 minutes Monday to Thursday. We do encourage a short break in the middle to get some nibbles, drink and answer calls of nature.

How much space will I need for a Gamewagon Video Game Party?

A Gamewagon will take a little less space than 2 cars parked back to back so will generally fit on a standard driveway or in 2 car spaces.

How many people can play in the Gamewagon?

Up to 12 people can play simultaneously so a larger number of people can be present at the party and take turns - just like you would do in bowling or other party activities. In warmer weather we have two external screens that allow a further 8 to play outside.

My son wants to play a 16 game but is only 14 - is it illegal?

Recent changes to the law mean that the BBFC ratings have been dropped and that we must by law only provide games that are age-appropriate according to the PEGI ratings classification. Our Game Experience Manager will have a list of the games and their PEGI ratings we never allow anyone to play games beyond their years.

Do adults have to be present at the children's party?

It is not mandatory however we do like to have an adult present at the location during the course of the party. All our GEMs are eCRB checked and understand how to get the most out of an event and the various ability levels that will be present.

Do I provide you with power etc?

Ideally yes, we run an extension lead into your property, however if this is not possible we do have a standby portable generator that we can hire for a small incremental charge.

Is the Gamewagon safe?

Completely.  We only use specially fitted Mercedes Benz Extra Long Wheelbase Sprinter Vans as our Gamewagons.  Our Game Experience Managers carry out a risk-assessment for every vehicle each day they are used.

Is the Gamewagon Air-Conditioned?

Yes, the Gamewagon has air-conditioning and heating so it provides a comfortable environment year-round.

When I send the registration form is my booking guaranteed?

No, your booking is only guaranteed once Gamewagon have processed your deposit payment.

Do I have to bring any Games and show people how to play?

No, that is all handled by our Game Experience Manager. You work with us prior to the event to ensure we are prepared with the correct titles.

Are food and party drinks provided?

No, and we do not allow food or drink inside the Gamewagon because of the electrical equipment. Most parents arrange for food prior or after the actual event. We will work with you to make sure the timings work out.

How far in advance do I need to book?

As far in advance as possible but give us a call even if it's only a couple of days before as we may have a slot open up.

I don't quite understand - do you drive around while the games are being played?

No, whilst a party is being held the Gamewagon is completely stationary and anchored down - once in play it is a high-tech video gaming room that makes a huge impression on everyone that takes part.

What if someone doesn't know how to play a particular game?

This is where the GEM (Game Experience Manager) comes in. During the party the GEM will offer help and gaming advice to anyone who needs it (they're gaming experts). If your party is small (less than 12) we provide one GEM numbers of guests beyond 12 and we provide 2 GEMs.