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Games2U Comes to Scottsdale

November 2, 2009 by by Jane Larson, The Arizona Republic

A father of three has opened Scottsdale's first franchise of Games2U, a mobile video-game theater that supplies entertainment for children's birthday parties and school and sporting activities.

Greg Nelson said that since he opened in August, about half of the business has been birthday parties and the rest has been sports club fundraisers, school festivals and even business team-building events.

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Games2U takes the work out of planning parties and events

November 1, 2009 by by Lakeland Parenting Examiner

Forget the pinata for your next birthday party.

Instead, jump into the latest addition to the party scene: a Games2u truck.

"We take the party atmosphere to the party," said Leonard Filipkowski, owner of the new Games2u franchise in Lakeland. "It's the next generation of bouncy houses."

Games2U Comes to KC

November 1, 2009 by KC Parent Magazine

Games2U is a mobile video game and laser tag party theater that brings the fun right to you. A giant truck pulls up to your house and throws a "rock star" birthday party or other event for your kids where they can play Guitar Hero, XBox, and Wii for hours--all linked up together and against each other. This is the first Games2U in the state of Missouri, which plans to bring five more to Kansas City over the next few years. Our reviewers thought the truck was bursting with fun that your kids will love.

New children's entertainment business opens

November 1, 2009 by Hometown News, Melbourne, Florida

Melbourne, Fla - Bill and Cindy Paulsen recently opened the Games2U business throughout the county.

Games2U is a mobile entertainment business that supplies vans to drive up to an event (birthday party, fundraiser, etc.) with equipped high-end video gaming systems where up to 20 kids can play at a time and outdoor activities like laser tag and a giant inflatable hamster ball.

The Paulsen's are also very involved in community fundraisers and donate their time and van to benefit terminally ill children.

For information, visit www.g2u.com.

New Franchise Takes a Truck Full of Fun to Your Site

October 28, 2009 by by Mycah Pleasant, The Ledger

Forget the pinata for your next birthday party.

Instead, jump into the latest addition to the party scene: a Games2u truck.

"We take the party atmosphere to the party," said Leonard Filipkowski, owner of the new Games2u franchise in Lakeland. "It's the next generation of bouncy houses."

Older operators make a mark on franchising

October 7, 2009 by By Deborah L. Cohen, Reuters.com

...That was the case with Bill Johnson, a newly minted operator of a children's mobile party franchise called Games2U. Johnson, who operates near the Gulf of Mexico in the oil-rich town of Lafayette, Louisiana, purchased his franchise outright three months ago for roughly $165,000, including franchise fees. The former owner of an oilfield services company came out of an eight-year retirement after he saw his nest egg take a substantial hit in the stock market. Johnson says he knew it would be difficult to find a job working for someone else at age 59, so he took a chance on the franchise.

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Info 101: Games2U, mobile fun for the whole family!

October 7, 2009 by by Jennifer Allen, Phoenix Family & Parenting Examiner

What do you do when the economy tanks and your main source of income is snatched from under you? You play games! At least, that's what seems to be working well for Greg Nelson, a Games2U franchise owner. Birthday parties for your kids? Fundraisers for the PTO? Need a fun activity for a kids organization or maybe a neighborhood block party that all ages can enjoy? How about a team building activity for your office? Games2U can accommodate it all. I recently crashed one of his neighborhood parties with my two boys and was most impressed with what I saw.

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Giant Games2U Robot Destroys New York

October 6, 2009 by Fox News Fox & Friends

Games2U's David & Stu Pikoff are interviewed on the October 3rd, 2009, episode of Fox & Friends on the Fox News Channel. In this video, the entire line of Games2U's party equipment is showcased, including the Games2U Video Game Theater, exclusive U:bot, outdoor Laser Tag, and Giant Hamster Balls.

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Games2U Featured on Fox & Friends After the Show

October 6, 2009 by Fox News Fox & Friends After The Show

Games2U was featured on Fox & Friends (read story). The fun continued when the main broacast ended. In Fox's "After the Show" (shown in the second video below), you'll see the Fox & Friends hosts have a blast as they play with the Giant Hamster Balls, U:bot, outdoor Laser Tag, and Games2U Video Game trucks. It's a full-on showcase of the spontaneous fun people of any age can have when Games2U rolls up.

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Games2U Interviewed on Atlanta's Fox 5 Good Day Xtra

October 5, 2009 by WAGA Fox 5 Atlanta

Games2U was interviewed on Atlanta's Fox 5 WAGA Good Day Xtra. In the interview, Games2U's David & Stuart Pikoff talk about Games2U's unique and successful franchise opportunities across America. They show off the exclusive U:bot, giant hamster ball, and the Games2U mobile video game theater.