The famous Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign — Photo courtesy of Ken Lund
There are two visions 20- and 30-somethings tend to have when they think about coming to Las Vegas to let loose and party. Some imagine what it’d be like to be treated like a high roller and be able to walk past the velvet ropes of the hottest clubs in town; others want their own Hangover-like story that will last for all time about the “crazy night” they had in Las Vegas. Now, partygoers can have the best of both worlds, so long as they’re willing to play The Game.
A new nightlife experience designed to prank your friends, Las Vegas: The Game offers multiple interactive experiences that blur the line between fiction and reality. Its Night Out experience, in particular, is like a dinner show on the road: actors are mixed in with real partygoers, so guests never know who’s who they say they are and who’s in on The Game.
The evening begins under the guise of a standard club crawl, hosted by a fictitious tour company. Guests will board a luxury limo bus, complete with the requisite stripper poles, loud music and alcohol needed for a night of sinful shenanigans. As the evening goes on, guests will meet (and, in some cases, pick up) a variety of interesting characters, guaranteed to make the experience unforgettable.
The cast of Las Vegas: The Game — Photo courtesy of Las Vegas: The Game
During a recent tour, the colorful characters included a showgirl who later “peed” on a party guest; a transvestite on crutches who got into a fight with the tour guide’s alcoholic assistant in front of a group of unsuspecting tourists; and a bounty hunter who was looking for the tour guide. Not surprisingly, when the bounty hunter showed up at the bar, the tour guide mysteriously disappeared. He later rejoined the group at the next stop, once the bounty hunter was gone.
Venues that guests visit vary, depending on where participants are staying or if anything needs to be tailored to a specific group, but generally include a high-end hotel bar with a view (for example, Mix Lounge inside THEhotel at Mandalay Bay or Ghostbar at the Palms) and a local dive bar. The three-hour tour also includes a stop at the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign – a must on any party’s list.
In addition to the Night Out experience, Las Vegas: The Game offers other experiences as well, including a one-off gag that can fit into any group’s itinerary (Prank A La Carte) and a fully customizable nightlife experience that’s built around the personalities and background of each party (BeSpoke). So if you just want a showgirl to show up at your friend’s bachelor party and fake pee on the groom-to-be, that can be arranged.
Prices for Las Vegas: The Game’s Night Out experience start at $179 per person and include a cast of characters, luxury transportation, complimentary drinks and VIP club access. Each tour can accommodate up to 30 guests. Prices for the Prank A La Carte and BeSpoke experiences start at $500.
For more information, visit LasVegasTheGame.com or call 702-WISEGUY (947-3489). Just remember, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas – so don’t spoil The Game for all of your friends back home!