The Survey Says Game Show is popular because it’s easy to understand and fun to play.
24 or more contestants play the game and the Survey Says Game Show can all be customized around your school, resort, or company or you can use fun-filled surveys with a proven track record at live events.
The Survey Says Game Show is one of the first shows we ever produced and it just keeps getting better and better. The sets are bigger, the surveys are more fun and our hosts have a lot of experience with this game and know how to deliver those knockout punches that make the Survey Says Game Show our most popular show.
Don’t take our word for it though, read the scads of testimonials below, because no one can speak for our awesomeness like those who have experienced it.
What makes the Survey Says Game Show so popular?
Easy to understand format
Easy to customize
Super fun game play
Variety of production levels
Lots of participation on stage and in the audience.
Game Show for Leadership Summit
Corporate Christmas Party
Survey Says at College Family Weekend
Survey Says for special "Battle of the Sexes" Event
Game Show for College Homecoming Week
Custom version of Survey Says for Sales Meeting for Mont Blanc and Neiman Marcus
Associa loved that we cured the boring meeting!
Testimonials for Survey Says Game Show
C.J. & the To Go Events team are phenomenal to work with. They make the event so fun & easy & the students really enjoy how fun he makes the game.
We enjoyed having you so much! It was one of my favorite parts of the weekend! We appreciated your professional show and your ability to get so many teenagers involved. I will keep you in mind for our future events on campus!
“Wow! Thank you, C.J. for making such a big splash at our company Christmas Party!
After cancelling last year because of COVID, we were super excited to see each other and To Go Events certainly didn’t disappoint!
The group interaction while playing “Survey Says” was hilarious and so much fun! C.J. was witty and entertaining - the perfect MC and it was wonderful to end the year with some much-needed fun & laughter!
The game show setting was professional, high-quality, and really added a spark of excitement to the entire event.
Thank you, C.J. for being so wonderful to work with – we look forward to our next event with you!”
"Midland Project Graduation has invited To Go Events to do our event for the last three years! The students that graduate every year look forward to having them there and say it is one of the best parts of our party!
Thank you again for making our event such a blast! We love To Go Events!!"
"CJ—yall were honestly amazing! I cannot say enough great things about Gus. He was so kind and engaging; our students loved him.
One thing I really appreciated is that you all were so self-sufficient. Other than assistance loading-in, I didn’t have to be at the event at all! Since it was during Homecoming, and I’m facilitating over 10 programs, that meant a lot to me that I could trust Gus and your company to put on an incredible show all on your own. We genuinely cannot wait to bring yall back!"
Thanks for an outstanding evening of fun and entertainment, again this year. Gus and James did an awesome job of keeping our employees engaged and entertained.
Your company continues to deliver a quality production that our employees love.
"Just wanted to say how great your crew was for us last weekend. Gus did a great job engaging the crowd and everyone had a good time. Multiple people came up to me afterwards giving me compliments. Thanks again and I would definitely recommend them for the future."
Kevin McNuttAmerican Society of Highway Engineers
"We’re back and finally settled a bit after our long break. I didn’t want another day to go by without saying thank you to you, and to Gus and James. They were awesome; everyone had a blast. The whole event was just what we hoped it would be, and you made it easy. Thank you! I hope we find another opportunity for you to get to SMU soon."
Suzanne MamicSouthern Methodist University
Thank you so very much for all of y’all’s help in making our Welcome Week one to remember. The Survey Says game show was awesome and the students really enjoyed the event and prizes!
Sam MendozaAngelo State University
"Employees and the Mayor and Council really enjoyed playing SURVEY SAYS, and Gus did an awesome job hosting the event. What a hoot!! To Go Events made the whole process easy and worked with us to adapt the game to fit our needs. Everyone had a blast and we would definitely do it again."
Linda VourazerisCity of Katy
You guys ROCK! I will definitely be hiring Game Shows To Go! for another meeting. The entire process was simple, smooth, and professional. It was hard for me to relax and let you all worry about the details, but you were so right in telling me so. I didn’t have to do anything but tell you which game we wanted and enjoy the show. Adding the magician was the perfect finishing touch. I’m still impressed at how good he is with up-close tricks! Everyone had a GREAT time. I loved seeing the audience engaged and interacting. Definitely worth every penny—and then some!
"I just wanted to say on behalf of RHA thank you to you and James for coming out here and putting on a spectacular performance! Everyone that was there for it had a fantastic time and got so energized by your show and your performance. We hope to be able to work with you again in the future!"
Charlie BaumThe University of Tulsa
"The Survey Says game show was a great addition to our fall programming her on our campus. The students loved it. Everybody had a great time. We would definitely have this back again."
Nino MendiettaTexas A&M Kingsville
"The show was amazing. I was very happy with how it went and everyone who attended had a ton of fun and wants us to bring more game shows back. Gus was a great host... Thank you guys so much. Also the other guy was amazing as well. They were great."
Schelena StuckeyUniversity of North Carolina - Greensboro
"The show was FANTASTIC!! Everyone really enjoyed themselves and the guys running it were fun and laid back, which is what we like. Thank you sooo much."
Mae Seales and Chevon HinesSpotlight Programs Board, Georgia State University
"The Christmas dinner was a great success. The employees had a great time with Gus. He was so entertaining and really got into everything. They are all talking about it. Gus really knew how to keep everything going and upbeat at all times. They were great to work with and fun to be around."
Carolyn BurlesonWest Texas Printing
“Survey Says was a huge hit with our employees. People could not stop talking about how much fun and entertaining the show was. Gus is a great performer and was a blast to be around!
You do an amazing job and we can’t wait to work with you again!”
John BergTriangle Insurance
"I just wanted to say thank you for the amazing job you guys did at our Alumni Leaders Conference. Our Alumni had a spectacular time ! It was by far the highlight of the event. Thank you so much for working with us on everything from set up to custom surveys, to our early set up time. You do an amazing job from start to finish!"
Jay HumeSt. Edwards University, Austin TX
“I am so pleased with the Survey Says event. My students had a blast participating and it was great to see them so excited for an event. Unlike other game shows, Game Shows To Go interacts with the entire audience and gives everyone the opportunity to win some money and be part of the experience. I look forward to using Game Shows To Go in the future.”
Alicia BatesJohnson & Wales University, North Miami, FL
"It was Amazing. The best events we've had in years."
Survey Says 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 Survey Says?
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 4 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 Beat the Banker
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 Survey Says?
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” gameshow. 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 Survey Says 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 Survey Says available in?
Survey Says 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.
Lock Out Buzzers & new podium for Face Off portion of the show.
Bank of game surveys custom tweaked from years of experience.
Prize package (colleges only)
Customization of Surveys for your event is available at no extra charge.
All the bells and whistles of a TV Game Show.
Includes (everything above plus more)
Lighted Face Off Podium
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 questions or 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?
Our software makes it easy to customize the surveys and this customization is available at no additional cost.
Customized surveys should be returned to our offices at least 7 days before your event.
Many clients have found that using a blend of custom surveys with those that we know are fun surveys works exceptionally well, and this is what we recommend.
We can customize in any way desired, let us know what you have in mind and we’ll put together a price quote for that customization.
We have ready to go shows for “Alcohol Awareness”, “Title IX”, “Battle of the Sexes”, “Black History Month” and “Distracted Driving” and are willing to work with you to customize a show to meet a specific need.
If we feel the topic you are interested in will be popular with other clients, we’ll write a custom show at no extra charge. We may already have something for you with a different show, as each show has it’s own character and strengths.
We are happy to work with you to figure out what will work best for your event if you have something special in mind.
CUSTOMIZATION OF GAME PLAY:
A lot of work, thought and trial and error went into our current standard game play. When one aspect changes, it potentially changes 10 other aspects. So while we can customize the show flow to a certain extent, it does take a bit more effort. Many ways (number of teams etc) we have already worked out. Let us know what you have in mind, and what your end goal is and we’ll work something out for you.
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.
Show Info Flier
Share this with your group to learn more about Survey Says in paper format.
We are happy to write a show just for you or use surveys that you create for your event. Using your surveys incurs no additional costs. If we write/research surveys an extra cost may apply. However, if it’s a show that we think others will be interested in, we may share the cost with you or absorb it ourselves. Talk to an agent today.