Video game truck coming


First Posted: 3/5/2015

LIMA — One Lima native is bringing a party that sets up, cleans up and provides fun with no hassle.

It may sound like a parent’s dream, but it can also be a kid’s dream.

It’s called the Buckeye Video Game Trailer and it’s making its debut in Lima at the Lima Noon Optimist Home Show and Business Expo on March 13 to 15 at the Allen County Fairgrounds.

The trailer, 32 feet long, can be taken to people’s houses, schools or businesses. There is room for 20 people to enter and play a variety of video games on five 50-inch screens. Weather permitting, eight people can also play on screens outside the truck on several different game consoles.

“There’s nothing much in Lima, nothing like this,” said owner Maurice Colbert, who lives in Columbus. For him, it’s an opportunity to “bring something exciting to my hometown.”

The truck will travel anywhere within 60 miles of Lima and is equipped with air conditioning and heating, Colbert said.

His son won a party in a trailer like this in Columbus, and an idea was born.

“I always wanted to be a business owner and this came about and it sounded like the right thing,” Colbert said. “I love kids, I love entertaining people … and it’s giving back to my hometown.”

Colbert plans to run the business with his 7-year-old son, Maurice Colbert Jr., and his fiancee.

“The best thing about our business is we come to you,” Colbert said. “It’s a different type of party.”

Cost is about $300, depending on the time and length of the rental, Colbert said. For details, visit www.buckeyevideogametruck.com.

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