When our 13 year-old suggested he'd like to fly spaceships for his birthday, we took it to the nth degree! Starship Command came in and set up a gaming experience like no other! The boys were totally engaged in their roles, and the level of communication in the room was staggering for teenage gamers. Best of all, it doesn't require internet! Their stations network, no one has all the information and everyone has to talk to each other in order to fly the spaceship and successfully complete the missions. Our Starship Command Captain knew just how much to interact! He taught the kids how to fly the ship and how to interact according to their role. He observed, retaught as needed, answered questions, gave suggestions, and tips. He was willing to act as captain, if the kids needed more direction, and he was willing to step back and let the boys take "command!" as they felt ready to take on that level. All the while, he kept track of their progress on his own tablet, kept track of mission levels and gave them appropriate challenges to keep them on their toes! The boys played for hours, and were howling for more when it came time to stop!
This experience would be great not only for kids birthdays, but also for adult team building as well as just plain ol' fun! If the thought of the bridge of the Enterprise calls to you to cry out "Engage!" this is the perfect party vehicle for you! The kids are engaged, the Captain is in command, and you get to enjoy the party!