You can imagine those managers who love employee-bonding outings paying close attention to this game-show concept at Grandscape in The Colony.
The Great Big Game Show, where guests take the role of contestants in a game-show environment, opens to the public Tuesday in the ever-growing Grandscape entertainment complex.
The game-show concept is an option for visiting relatives or just tourists looking for a fun time. It can be another twist on the corporate bonding experiences that have taken form in karaoke, bumper cars, escape rooms and pickleball outings.
A release describes it as “having all the thrills of a televised game show, without the pressure of millions of people watching from home. It’s just your family, friends, or co-workers.”
A similar business called Game Show Battle Rooms opened last year in Farmers Branch.
For a price at the Grandscape venue, two teams of two to 12 players can compete in game-show challenges in an enclosed studio filled with lights, sounds and a live host. Guests can bring friends for a private session or compete with people they’ve just met.
Contestants can try trivia showdowns, drawing games with blindfolds, giant pencils, and a Nerf-style shootout. Guests can compete in dexterity challenges involving building the tallest structure or completing a timed physical challenge.
The experience comes complete with a host explaining the rules of every game and a giant scoreboard that tracks points.
“The Escape Game brings us so much joy because we get to witness our guests having a blast with what we’ve created,” Jonathan Murrell, co-founder and CMO of The Escape Game, said in a statement.
The launch comes a few months after the July opening of Great Big Game Show’s first location in Opry Mills Mall in Nashville.
The Great Big Game Show, which features three studios and is next to The Escape Game, is the latest entertainment development in Grandscape.
Construction is underway on Cosm, a 65,000-square-foot public entertainment venue that will live stream sports, arts and entertainment events.
Fritz’s Adventure will offer visitors activities from climbing walls to laser mazes with indoor and outdoor spaces.
The Tiger Woods’ PopStroke outdoor mini-golf entertainment center is scheduled to open late this year or early 2024.
WorldSprings at Grandscape, a wellness resort, is scheduled to open in March and includes 45 outdoor soaking and cold plunge pools, saunas, a spa, a café and a bar.