We’ve been asked again and again if we were ever going to put together a show that pays tribute to the kind of games played on TV’s “Minute to Win It” and the time is finally here.
We’ve created our own game, spiced them up to play in a fun way using a group of people at live events and we’ve even figured out how to make it fun and interesting when a million dollars isn’t at stake.
Teams play against each other as teams, and as individuals – and they race each other, as well as the clock!
We’ve put together entertaining videos that explain each of the challenges and collected music that enhances each of the challenges in a fun, upbeat way. In short – we put everything we know about staging live events into this show and came out
Anyone can put together an event to play games.
It takes a team of experience professionals to produce and host an ENTERTAINING EVENT and put on a show!
That’s what we specialize in here at “Game Shows To Go.”
“In It To Win It” and Game Shows To Go are not affiliated with or endorsed by “Minute to Win It”, Guy Fieri, NBC, Universal Television or any company associated with “Minute to Win It”. We think you already know this, but we want to be perfectly clear.
Here's what clients are saying about In It To Win It
Edward Jones Testimonial
Corporate Game Show In It To Win It delivers for Company meeting
"This is the 3rd time we have had your crew, which says something in itself, and each time is better than the last. Gus is an absolute pleasure to work with and makes my job a piece of cake during each employee Christmas party. He does a fantastic job pumping up the crowd during the show. I’ve had several employees come to me and say this was the best party yet.
Your tech guy, James, does a great job being on cue. Each show has run flawlessly because of his very active role behind the scenes.
Please pass along that I really appreciate the extras—being able to use your mic to do our employee recognitions/door prizes afterwards, and the background music you all provide before and after your shows.
You have a great thing going and I have enjoyed getting to know your crew. I can’t express enough how much I appreciate you—makes the party planning worth it.
Thank you for another great performance!"
We have had Game Shows to Go come at least 3 times for our Verizon employees.
As an event coordinator usually it is hard for me to eat the day of an event due to nerves but when Game Shows To Go is our main entertainment, I know I can trust them & actually feel relaxed! Our new Director said having your team was the best decision we made about this most recent event.
Gus always keeps the show clean & interactive for everyone! We have employees of all ages including millennials who all LOVE him because he truly knows how to connect with an audience! Heck everyone was standing out of their chairs for the entire hour! Below are the Verizon in house survey results from the most recent event.
... every single person who filled it out stated that YES they enjoyed the event AND 100% of surveyed employees selected the In It to Win It game show as the item they enjoyed the most! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
We love working with you guys! Please share the results with the team. They make a positive difference in people’s lives across the country by following utilizing their talents & following their passion!
" You, James and CJ are absolutely awesome!!! The talk is already around the central administration building about what a fantastic time the Business & Finance division had during our retreat. I can't thank you guys enough for your talent, high energy and expertise. As promised, I will share my experience with other department managers who plan retreats for their areas and also with anyone else who will listen to me brag about your team. I wish I could thank you all bigger than what I have.
If EVER we have need of services like yours, you all will be the ones we call. That's a guarantee!! Feel free to share my testimonial on your website....including this email. We appreciate your professionalism before, during and after our event. We were more than pleased with your service. And lastly, thanks for sharing the pictures you took. These are memories we definitely wanted captured.
Until next time, you, James and CJ, take good care."
Sabrena EllisNorfolk VA Public School Administration
In It To Win It Game Show includes a $300 prize package for all COLLEGE EVENTS.
Non-College Events are quoted as “Plus Prizes”.
Prizes are given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams. Consolation “gag prizes” are also given.
Of course you can increase the prize package if you so desire. To receive a price quote please fill out the form on our contact page.
What are the technical needs of the In It To Win It Game Show?
We’ll need to following to be provided for the Silver/Bronze Level (Budget) Shows.
Video Projector & Enough Cable to reach the Podium
Sound System that is appropriate to the venue
Extension Cord with Power Strip – enough to reach the podium.
Technician who knows how to access your sound/video
2 6 foot banquet style tables.
We bring just about everything needed for these shows. See tech rider on downloads page for specific details, but here’s an overview of what we’ll need:
Electrical: Our equipment can run off of regular household current. We ask that at least 2 (3-4 is better) outlets, on 20 amp circuits, be available for our exclusive use.
If these outlets are further than 30′ away from the performance area then extension cords should be provided.
General Stage Lighting: A general stage wash is needed for the show. The lighting we carry is for effect and general illumination should be provided by the venue. Our Platinum level shows include full stage lighting.
Sound: We carry our own sound equipment for Gold Level Shows.
Load in/Load out assistance: We have a LOT of gear to load in. It’s all on wheels, so there’s no heavy lifting. We don’t require help, but we sure appreciate it when we get it and it puts our crew in a great mood for your show!
All of the above plus we strongly recommend a spider box or a direct power input as we will be drawing a lot of power. This is only for the platinum level shows as the lighting package is much more robust and intense.
How are people selected to play In It To Win It?
Everyone at your event will have a chance to play during the game through our group challenges such as “Your Group Has Talent” and other ways to get everyone an equal chance to participate.
One of our most popular ways of selecting contestants is “Scavenger Hunt” style ala the old “Let’s Make a Deal” game show. We’ll ask for someone with the most school flair, or someone with a picture of their pet on their cell phone, etc. This helps us to get fun, enthusiastic people on stage to play. Think of it as a quick audition.
You can also do a drawing for the opportunity, or have people preselected – but we HIGHLY RECOMMEND using our time proven ways. Just because someone has ticket number 2495 doesn’t mean they’ll be fun on stage. Our methods help us hedge our bets that we’ll have fun people on stage to put on a show!
If In It To Win It is being used as a part of a special event, such as Greek Week, Inter-Dorm challenge or team challenges for a corporate group, then using preselected teams makes total sense and is recommended.
What level of production is In It To Win It available in?
In It To Win It is available in all levels of production: Bronze, Silver, Gold & Platinum. Bronze and Silver are identical with the exception that with the Silver package you will also have an on site technician to take care of all technical needs of the show – allowing the host to focus only on entertainment.
We’ll ask you to provide a few things for this show. It leaves the big sets at home and uses readily available items from your campus. See “Technical Needs” on this page for those items. It also makes the show super affordable, especially for distant shows, as our host can fly to your show instead of drive.
Computerized Game Play
Wireless Connectivity so host can run show from the stage.
Custom table covers to turn any two tables into great looking player stands.
Bank of game challenges custom tweaked from years of experience.
Prize package (colleges only)
All the bells and whistles of a TV Game Show.
Includes (everything above plus more)
Custom Player Stands
Music & Sound Effects
Full Sound System (appropriate for audiences up to 500) if more are expected you should either provide sound or go with a Platinum Level Show.
Bright, Short Throw Video Projection (allows short distance between screen and wall).
LED backdrops with moving effects
Backdrops & Curtains
Everything included in the Gold production PLUS…
Front of Stage Truss System to suspend lighting and video projection – giving cleaner lines
Truss based stage set
Enhanced Intelligent Lighting
General Lighting – an important distinction between packages
Enhanced Sound System (when needed)
Additional Items that can be added on a per item basis but that are NOT included automatically in our published pricing:
Live music & announcer
Follow Spots and Operators
Customization of game play
Live video recording and side of stage video projection (outsourced locally)
Custom Commercials and Videos
On-Site Producer – recommended if working on a tight schedule or high pressure environment.
Can we get all inclusive pricing?
Of course. We list our prices plus travel and lodging, but we will give you a firm price for travel, and if you prefer we can even include the cost of the hotel.
You’ll know exactly what your price is before we contract. No Surprises.
We’re all about being easy to work with.
Do you have insurance?
Of course. We are fully insured. We can add your event to our policy at no additional charge – so you’re covered too.
There is no cost for his as long as we have at least 2 weeks notice. Rushes may incur a $50 charge – so please check in advance if you need any special wording.
How much time does it take to set up/tear down?
We’ll need about 2 hours to set up. It takes far less than this to set everything up, but this gives us time to troubleshoot since we’ll be using unfamiliar equipment. This always gives us plenty of time, providing that all items from our tech needs are ready and waiting for us when we arrive.
Take about 3-3 1/2 hours to set up and about 60-90 minutes to tear down and load out. (Usually about 60 minutes unless it’s a long walk from venue to loading dock).
Please take this into account when scheduling your facilities.
Shorter set up times (within reason) can be accomplished by us bringing in extra crew at an extra cost. Please inquire if you will need us to do this.
Take about 4-4 1/2 hours to set up and about 75-100 minutes to tear down and load out.
Please take this into account when scheduling your facilities.
Shorter set up times (within reason) can be accomplished by us bringing in extra crew at an extra cost. Please inquire if you will need us to do this
These set up times assume easy access to the rooms, a loading dock and NO STAIRS. If we will need extra time to load in please let us know in advance.
How long is a show?
The typical show lasts 60-90 minutes with an average of 70 minutes.
Can we customize the game or game play?
We are happy to work with you to make sure the game play meets your needs and goals.
Keep in mind that weeks of planning and years of actual performances have led us to the way games are currently run. Each change may require many changes to be made in order for the game to still play fairly and flow smoothly.
We can create special challenges for your group. If video is needed there may be a small additional cost to do this for video production, testing and purchasing the props needed for testing and game play.
Very few people truly need something created just for them.
What size of performance area is needed?
Our Bronze and Silver shows are very flexible and can fit in just about any space. However – to make it feel more like a show we recommend the minimums outlined below. We can be very flexible with the budget shows, but not quite as much with the Gold/Platinum shows.
Our shows are pretty big. So we do need some room. Though we do have a bit of flexibility these are our ideal space needs:
For Gold or Platinum Level shows a stage or platform that is a minimum of 16′ deep x 24′ wide (preferably 28′ or wider)
If a stage is not available we can work on floor level – just add about 4 feet to these dimensions.
Near the stage/performance area should be a place for two 6 foot banquet tables (we’ll bring these) for our technician to set up.
This space should be indoors, or if outdoors this should be pre-approved by our staff and it should be a covered area. Outdoor shows are not recommended for daytime events as even our very bright projectors get washed out in full sunlight. LED Backdrops are not available for outdoor events. Wind can be difficult with a large projection screen. To Go Events has the final say on safety for all outdoor events. All outdoor events are “pay or play”.
We also need 10.5 feet above the stage for our full set – though we can make the set shorter if we need to. Again… just let us know in advance so we are prepared.
Some states such as California, New Jersey, Minnesota, North Carolina and Missouri (just a few that we know of) have “Out of State Entertainer” taxes or state income taxes that we don’t have here in our home state of Texas.
In order to avoid raising our prices by up to 5% for everyone, our contracts will always contain this wording:
SPECIAL NOTE: The agreed upon fee is the amount that should be paid to Game Shows To Go AFTER ANY FEES, STATE TAXES (income, performer or otherwise), Special Licensing Fees required by your state or other municipality or organization. There is no way for us to keep up with all 50 states and thousands of states and cities. The amount of the check written to Game Shows to go, after deductions should be (amount quoted for show). If the gross needs to be adjusted please do so to ensure the proper payment amount. Thanks for your understanding.
This seems to be the best way to keep our prices low and only pass along these costs to the states/people who charge them. Our fees usually include travel/lodging/prizes/promotional materials and many other expenses and that are not income.
Ways we can work around this are:
Add the amount expected to be deducted for these fees/taxes to the amount your check is requested for.
Subtract the amount of fees/taxes from the prize money we give at the show (if we are providing prizes).
Add a clause that says expenses of “up to <the amount of taxes/fees> will be billed after the show” and we’ll bill you for that exact amount.
Are discounts available?
We fully participate in block bookings both through NACA and on our own. Check our calendar page to see when we’ll be coming near you to save.
We give HUGE discounts to schools who work with us to create routes. Using Coop buying really helps everyone to win.
You can also get discounts by scheduling more than one show during the school year.
Other than that, we have a published price list with competitive pricing that we stand by. We don’t give an inflated price just to give you a false discount. We quote a great market price and stick to it. We hope you’ll appreciate us being up front about this, it seems to be the most ethical way to do business.