Mobile gaming center making waves on Hawaii island

Paula Thorne
Paula Thorne

By Roger Mari - bio | email

BIG ISLAND (KHNL) - It gives new meaning to the term "Mobile Entertainment." The name says it all. This GAMES 2U van becomes an instant entertainment center at a park in Hilo.

"We bring the games to where ever you want to have a party, your house or the beach or a park," said Paula Thorne of Games 2U.

On board, three 42 inch, High Definition flat screens, Surround Sound System and Laser Lights. Outside, there are 2 panels for standup games.

"It's more fun than waterslides," said gamer Waylen Makua Kane Andrada.

Sitting, standing, and jamming. If that's not enough to get you pumped up, it might be time to strap it up for some Laser Tag action. It's fun for these kids at this party and a break for their parents.

"That's why we've incorporated the laser tag which allows them to run around and run off steam and get some exercise with it," said Paula Thorne.

"Get them tired so when we get home, we can go sleep. Let them play now and it will be all good after this," said parent Micah Kahapea.

GAMES 2U is in more than 2 dozen states across the country. It was Paula Thorne and her husband Fred bringing it to the Big Island.

"We knew we could fill a niche that really needed to be filled here on the island," said Paula Thorne.

It's a high tech way of throwing an unforgettable party, and becoming the coolest kid on campus.

"They talk about it forever and ever and ever after their party," said Paula Thorne.

"Everybody would just say, "wow, Chloe is so cool, whoa you saw her party? It was cool yeah?" said gamer Chloe Koizumi.

This party-on-wheels is transforming the video gaming and party industry, one mile at a time.