by Ken Storey
Nothing says "Classic Orlando" like the Nickelodeon Studios Tour that was at Universal Studios and, for many, a large part of that tour was the Game Lab. This Nickelodeon-style live action game show lab showcased an ever-evolving set of over-the-top games.
Now mix Game Lab with a more retro TV game show vibe, throw in a pizza party and you have Orlando’s latest dinner show experience, Game On!.
Sleuths Mystery Dinner Shows, the 25-year dinner show veteran of I-Drive, just launched this brand new dinner theater option where guests dine on all-you-can-eat pizza, while taking part in various retro-themed games of skill and knowledge.
The new concept is the latest from game show creator Bob Brandenburg, who helped develop the Nickelodeon Studios Tour Game Lab. Brandenburg is joined by other live game show veterans Brian Tierney, Maria Ragen and Joy Belding-Gagne. Most of them have spent time at the now rebranded Nick Hotel resort, where a daily live version of Double Dare took place.
The show at Sleuths might not have any of the trademarked slime but it has plenty to help put diners into the "golden age of television." Diners can partake in unlimited pizza and unlimited beer/wine, along with a salad and cookies.
Game On! is at 8:00 PM on select nights at Sleuths Mystery Dinner Shows in Kings Bowl plaza next to the Orlando Eye.
Pricing for the Game On! dinner show are $31.95 for adults and $19.95 for children (ages 3-11). A combo ticket for Ripley’s Believe It or Not and Game On! can be purchased online.
Sadly, for now, there is no giant talking temple heads in the show.