Category Archives: EZPZ Video Game Party Latest News

Halfway There!

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If you’re following us on our social media channels like Facebook, you probably know that we’re currently in the process of bringing our Mobile Game Theater from North Carolina to its new home on the Monterey Peninsula. While it’s been a long trip, it’s also been a rare chance to see parts of this great country that I probably wouldn’t have normally.

I left the Central Coast Sunday afternoon, making it to Kingman, AZ after midnight. After stops in Albuquerque, NM, Van Buren, AR, and Knoxville, TN, I’ve arrived in Pinehurst, NC. The interesting thing is, the trip was never really that boring! Whether I was in the middle of a huge arroyo east of Winslow, AZ or dodging coyotes in the prairie near Oklahoma City, I was enjoying pretty much every new change of scenery. Mind you, I’ve traveled all over the U.S. (there are only 7 states I have yet to visit), but it’s almost always been by plane. There’s nothing like seeing the backwoods of Tennessee, the small towns along the famous Route 66.

After some business-related activities here in Pinehurst, my college buddy Forest, who’s flying in to Raleigh on Saturday, and I will begin the long trek to bring EZPZ’s Video Game Truck back home to Marina, CA.

Once home, don’t be surprised if you see our Mobile Game Theater running around the area! Obviously we want to get the word out about this great option for birthday parties and fundraisers! So if you see us at Del Monte Center in Monterey or Northridge Mall in Salinas, don’t be shy…come up and say hi! We’ll have business cards and flyers to give you if you’re interested.

Until then, please send prayers, good vibes, etc for our safe travel back to California! We’re officially open for business beginning Jan. 9, but don’t wait until then to book your party, our reservation system is up and running! See you soon!

EZPZ's Head Game Coach standing on a corner in Winslow, AZ.
EZPZ’s Head Game Coach standing on a corner in Winslow, AZ.

2 Months Away From Grand Opening!

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As we head into mid-November here on the Central Coast, most folks are gearing up for the holidays: planning the menu for Thanksgiving, figuring out whose holiday party to go to on which weekend, Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year’s. Needless to say, it’s hectic and downright crazy!

For us here at EZPZ, we’re counting the days. Not shopping days until Christmas…until we open the doors of our Mobile Game Theater for the first time on the Monterey Peninsula! We’ll be having our first event in Marina on January 9th.

Our trailer is just about ready; the nice folks putting it together in North Carolina are dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s, making sure each Xbox, PlayStation and Wii (and their controllers, of course) are ready to go for our first party! After Thanksgiving, EZPZ’s team will travel to the Tar Heel State and bring back our awesome video game truck back to California. We’ll be well-accustomed to the best that Interstate Highway 40 has to offer! We’ll be posting our travel exploits on our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts.

You needn’t wait for our Mobile Game Theater to arrive in order to reserve your party in 2016! Our reservation system is LIVE and ready to accept your booking! Visit our booking page now to save the day and time for your birthday party, school fundraiser, team building event, etc. before someone else beats you to it!

If your kid is past the age of jump houses and has been to more parties at Monterey Lanes or Chuck E Cheese than s/he can count, think of EZPZ Video Game Parties in 2016! Looking forward to our first party on January 9th!

Book Us Direct! Please Don’t Use “Middlemen”

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You may have seen websites here on the Central Coast (specifically Monterey and Santa Cruz) advertising video game truck parties. They make it sound like they are local, but in fact is a marketing company back east. When you call, they “book” your party for 1.5 to 2 times the price, happily take your money, then call a REAL local video game truck company and try to book your date. If they can’t find someone to take the job, they pretty much don’t do anything and allow your event to be ruined because of their greed. Then you’re tasked with trying to get your money back. Expect delays and unreturned messages until you make enough noise. They seem to respond to at least some folks who complain to the Better Business Bureau, but it seems like a lot of folks just give up. Video game trucks aren’t their only area of expertise: helicopter tours, hot air balloon rides, skydiving…they manage to ruin the fun of some pretty cool activities.

The most telling signs that you’re dealing with a marketing company like this are: they use a toll-free number, and there’s no sign of a local address anywhere on their site. Some legitimate game truck companies use 800 numbers (or similar), but most do not.

Whether or not you hire EZPZ for your upcoming event or you hire another company, please make sure you’re hiring us directly! Call us…you’ll know we’re local! We’re based in Marina; we’ve lived in either Monterey, Seaside or Marina for the past 10+ years.

And if, by chance, the marketing company in question is reading this and taking umbrage to this post: we’ll be glad to direct everyone’s attention to both the BBB complaints page you’ve helped create, the Yelp page of one of your several business “aliases”, as well as the phone number and email of the state investigator who’s currently looking into your shady business practices.

We can not and will not honor bookings made through 3rd parties like Rush Cube, San Francisco Game Trucks dot com, Mega Fun Game Trucks dot com, and similar entities. If you’ve booked through them already,  all we can do is forward you the contact information of the state investigator mentioned above. And share in your frustration that such underhanded people exist.

Please don’t let your upcoming event be spoiled by dishonest companies…book us direct by visiting our bookings page! We look forward to a great time!