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1 June 2022

Game Booths vs Tabletop Games: Which one is better for your birthday party?

When it comes to planning birthday parties, games are an essential part of the fun. They help keep guests entertained as well as provide a chance for everyone to socialise and let their hair down. 

Have trouble deciding between game booths and traditional tabletop games for your party in Singapore? We list out the five factors you need to consider to make the best decision for your celebration.

1. Birthday Party Budget

Begin planning the party by deciding how much you're willing to spend. Starting from $200 onwards, game booths are typically more expensive, while tabletop games are more affordable, costing from $100 onwards. Stick to your budget to ensure that you keep your party costs under control.

2. Number of Birthday Party Attendees

The next most important factor to consider is the number of guests. Birthday parties are always more fun with family and friends, but sometimes it can be difficult to predict how many people will show up. It is essential to plan and confirm the number of birthday party attendees in advance. By doing this, you can ensure that there will be enough activities and games to keep both adults and children entertained. This is when game booths and tabletop games come in handy.

If you have a lot of guests, bigger is definitely better. Game booths might be the better option as they can accommodate more people at once and there's plenty of room for everyone to join in the fun. Challenge your friends to different competitive games, such as Break the Teeth or Bowling (Game Booth).

However, too many people and activity booths can make the party feel cramped and chaotic. It’s vital to ensure your space can fit both the games and guests. Sometimes, a small party with a few simple tabletop games may be more enjoyable than a large gathering.

3. Venue Size

Other than reviewing your budget and guest list, you’ll want to make sure that there's enough room for all the guests and activities when planning a party. A spacious area will allow you the flexibility to set up different zones, such as a designated area for gifts and a place for the kids to play.

Game booths are larger, usually requiring a bigger space of at least 3m x 3m x 1.5m(H) and more. If you’re throwing a birthday party in a school hall, bungalow, or wide outdoor space, we recommend going for popular game booths, such as Lobster Pot, Ping Pong Roll Down, and Balloon Dart.

Some individuals may prefer a smaller space as it is more intimate and easier to manage. As its name suggests, tabletop games can fit on a table, occupying less space, and. If you’re holding a birthday party in an apartment, Community Club (CC), or condominium clubhouse in Singapore, we recommend going for tabletop games, such as Coin Toss, Fetch, and Wild Wild West that only require a 1 x 1-metre table. Throwing a traditional-themed birthday party? Consider these uniquely Singapore tabletop games such as Five Stones, Pick Up Sticks, and Congkak.

4. Party Experience

When it comes to birthdays, the party atmosphere is everything. What better way to add some extra excitement than by renting game booths? The sheer size of the booths, bold colours, and bright lights are sure to make your birthday party in Singapore one to remember.

However, that doesn’t mean that tabletop games are not exciting for the guests. Your guests can interact with each other easily in a more casual and intimate setting over tabletop games like Feed the Monkey and Bullseye.

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5. Set-Up and Teardown Time

No one likes set-up or teardown time for parties. It's always a mad dash to get everything done before the guests arrive, and then you're left feeling exhausted at the end of the night.

Be prepared to put in a lot more effort if you’re renting game booths due to the sheer complexity and scale of the event. Individuals who prefer less hassle should rent tabletop games instead.

For those who prefer not to worry about the logistics of planning a party, consider booking one of our Birthday Packages. We offer different types of themes, from unicorn-themed to superhero-themed parties.

Liven Up Your Party in Singapore With The Carnival Fair

Planning games for a birthday party can be a lot of fun, but it's important to choose the right ones to keep everyone entertained.

At The Carnival Fair, we have many different types of party games for rental, with variations for both tabletop and game booths so no one has to miss out on the fun. For example, our milk can toss game is available in Milk Can Toss (Tabletop), Milk Can Toss (Game Booth), or even Milk Can Toss (Inflatable) style! For fans of shooting carnival games, how about choosing Shoot the Duck (Tabletop) or Shoot the Duck (Game Booth)? Also, all our equipment are sanitised before being delivered to you. Contact us at 9099 4415 and get your birthday party in Singapore started with us today!

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