You can imagine that the managers who love outings that connect the employees pay close attention to this game show concept at Grandscape in The Colony.
The Great Big Game Show, where guests take on the role of contestants in a game-show environment, opens to the public Tuesday at the ever-expanding Grandscape entertainment complex.
The game-show concept is an opportunity to visit relatives or just tourists looking for a fun time. It could be another twist on the corporate experiences that have taken shape in karaoke, bumper cars, escape rooms and pickleball outings.
A release describes it as “having all the excitement of a TV show, without the pressure of millions of people watching from home. It’s just your family, friends or colleagues.”
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.
Attendees can try trivia, blindfolded drawing games, giant pencils and a Nerf-style shootout. Guests can compete in agility challenges that involve building the tallest structure or completing a timed physical challenge.
The experience comes complete with a host who explains the rules of each game and a giant scoreboard that tracks points.
“The Escape Game brings us so much joy because we get to see our guests enjoy 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 opening in July of the Great Big Game Show’s first location at the Opry Mills Mall in Nashville.
The Great Big Game Show, which features three studios and sits 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.
Tiger Woods’ PopStroke outdoor miniature golf entertainment center is slated to open late this year or early 2024.
WorldSprings at Grandscape, a wellness resort, is scheduled to open in March and will include 45 outdoor soaking and cold pools, saunas, a spa, a café and a bar.