Alviera Go Play

“World’s First Game Show-Inspired Playground” Experience by Alviera Go Play

Upon knowing that Alviera Go Play was organized by Runtertainment, the company behind Outbreak Manila, Slidefest Philippines and Breakout Philippines, I persuaded Lloyd and my brother to come along with me.

Alviera Go Play

 

We were joined by our good friends for a playful weekend.

Alviera Go Play Camsie
From left to right, Michie and Camsie.

 

THE KID IN US UNLEASHED

 

Dizzy Frisbee

Alviera Go Play

This game looked fairly easy. However, Alviera Go Play put a twist on it by making the player spin quickly for ten (10) times before letting him/her toss the frisbee into the hole. The three chances given to a player means he/she has to spin quickly for at least 30 times in one game.

Michie and Camsie only tried this once and we didn’t gave it a shot anymore. It’s because players become dizzy and the prize was just a mere five (5) tickets.

 

Binocular Basketball

Binocular Basketball

The objective of this game was to do three (3) lay-ups within 2 minutes while wearing binoculars. They made us use it using the objective lens rather than the eye piece lens so objects appear reduced.

This would have been fun if the game was situated in a place where the sun doesn’t beam brightly. I experienced eye pain from it as the sun’s rays glared through the binoculars.

 

Happy Hippo
Happy Hippo

The game was a competition among four pairs. Each pair had a “hippo” and a puller/pusher. We the “hippos” lain on our stomachs on Alviera Go Play’s specially designed skateboards. The pushers/pullers pushed us “hippo” in the middle of the ring. With the basket held upside down, we captured the colored balls to fill the basket within the time limit. The other team (*the two “hippos” wearing the yellow shirts) won by having the most number of colored balls.

Alviera Go Play changed how the game was supposed to be played. Once the bucket is down, no one should be allowed to lift the basket to re-position it and to get more balls. The pusher/puller has to pull the hippo back in with whatever the hippo got in the basket to put it in his area or give it to ball collectors. Afterwards, the hippo and the puller/pusher has to go back to the ring to do it again until the time limit is up.

Since they changed how the game was supposed to be played, the actual purpose of their specially designed skateboard became futile. It wasn’t that fun anymore for us at the latter part of the game.

 

Dizzy Maze

Alviera Go Play Lloyd

You can see from the mechanics above that the game was fairly simple. The maze had three entrances so three players could play at a time. Nonetheless, everyone goes out at the same exit.

Despite the wobbly state and vision impairing goggles, the game was super easy. One can easily memorize the game after doing it once. Of course, playing it repeatedly is highly not recommended.

 

Photo Mission

Alviera Go Play
Photo credits to @lloydjaypintal.

This mission involved doing the tasks indicated in the Bingo card which could be obtained by giving up five (5) points. After accomplishing everything, we could return to the booth to win tickets.

We were expecting to do poses since it was a photo mission. However, they added tasks like finding John Cena or Waldo. This might be difficult for some since they might not know who they were and they might not have mobile data to search for it. For instance, I don’t know who Waldo is up to this moment.

Except for two players, @lloydjaypintal and @drichplease, we don’t think anyone else finished this mission.

 

Agawan Base – Zorb Ball Edition

Agawan Zorb Ball

Two teams were formed either into groups of three or four. The players made sure to knock the enemy players while at least one of their teammates reaches the opposing team’s side. After four rounds, the team with the most points left win five (5) tickets for each member.

By the way, since we’re an odd number, I had to be left out from the first game. Good thing these lovely people invited me to join their game. I’m always happy to meet new people.

Alviera New Friends
From left to right of the photo: Me, Nicole, Camille, Cristine, Yves and Paolo.

It was super fun for us, because it was an unconventional game and it was our first time wearing a Zorb ball. We noticed that the game required strength to make the opponent fall or to keep one’s self from falling. We definitely sweated a lot after playing this game since it was hot inside the Zorb, but it was really worth it.

 

Wacky Inflatable Challenge

Wacky Inflatable Challenge
Wacky Inflatable Challenge

Everyone in our group looked forward to this obstacle course especially my brother who is a fitness buff. We literally crawled, climbed and tried to conquer the game within two (2) minutes.

Anyone looking for a challenge will definitely like this one. For me, the obstacle course was really difficult. The mud and the water from the fire truck made it very slippery. Thus, some of the event staff had to help pull up people including me in some parts just to be able to finish the course.

 

Human Foosball

Human Foosball

From the name of the game itself, actual humans were stuck to a moving pole and had to score the most number of goals within the time limit to win.

It was a fresh take on the things people we’re already familiar with, foosball and football. Indeed, teamwork and coordination was greatly needed to win this game. We had both, but our strength just left us so the other team go the prize.

 

The Expense

  • Early Bird Regular Go Player: PhP 650/ 14 USD (entitled to 10 points at the start)
  • Regular Go Player: PhP 800/ 17.23 USD (entitled to 10 points at the start)
  • Early Bird Extreme Go Player: PhP 1000/ 21.53 USD  (entitled to 20 points at the start)
  • Extreme Go Player: PhP 1200/ 25.84 USD  (entitled to 20 points at the start)

You’ll easily notice that the cost to be a Go Player was expensive. Well, it was for us since we purchased the early bird Extreme Go Players. Add to it the fact that the location was distant from Metro Manila. We had to shoulder other miscellaneous expenses such as gasoline expense and toll fees.

 

Overall

Alviera Go Play’s activities were held within the area of Sand Box’s attractions. The activities, therefore, were distant from each other. That was tedious and draining for us, because there was only one big map and the event staff themselves were not familiar with neither the other activities nor the location of the activities.

So for a total of PhP 5000 (or 107.67 USD), we only enjoyed three (3) activities plus the free foam bash. The 1,000 feet slide, which made us choose the Extreme Go Player, was removed by Alviera Go Play. It could have been a great plus if they didn’t remove the 1,000 feet slide since for a “World’s First Game Show Inspired Playground,” some of the games weren’t really exciting e.g. musical chair, dizzy frisbee, etc. at all. We also noticed that some of the regular activities listed on their promotion were changed.

What Alviera Go Play opted for was to give players an opportunity to win airplane tickets to Boracay for four (4) people, iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy 7 Edge, PS4, XBox One and a bicycle.
Alviera Go Play's PrizesHowever, we deemed that there was a high level of difficulty in winning the grand prizes mentioned as no one took home any of those except for the bicycle.

Overall, even if camaraderie was built among us through Alviera Go Play and they offered grand prizes, it was only good for a one-time experience. The price that we paid did gave us a fun experience, but it’s not fully worth the entire amount we spent. A PhP 1,000 (or 21.53 USD) each person will certainly go a long way for other memorable experiences.

Alviera Go Play

 

Alviera Go Play

To SAND BOX

Photo credit to Alviera.

Sand Box, Alviera Subdivision, Pang Uwak Road.

27 Responses to ““World’s First Game Show-Inspired Playground” Experience by Alviera Go Play”

  1. Sad you didn’t get to maximize your trip and it seems expectations weren’t met. I’ve been to Sandbox and I loved it. Alviera Go Play I wasn’t able to go to yet. It did look fun during the presscon I attended.

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    • Sadly, the price doesn’t include the usage of Sand Box’s attractions. Their promotional materials certainly looked super fun and because of it, we became disappointed when we found out that some of the activities were changed. Thanks for dropping by 🙂

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  2. wow, I’d love to go and have fun here! But, I have to make sure masusulit ko ang bayad, haha. Sayang e. Btw, you guys look amazing together, as always. I see you both on IG from time to time. ♥

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    • Yes, mas masaya po kapag maraming kasama 🙂 Thank you for your comment and for checking our IG. We truly appreciate it ♥

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  3. I’m always on the look-out for new places to visit and activities to explore. I agree with what you’ve said that the price in Alviera Go Play can be used for other memorable experiences. But will check this out should budget permits.

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  4. Rowena Rose Conde

    This is cool! The child in you will surely be unleashed with this one! Will try this for sure

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  5. This is the first time I’ve heard of Alviera Go Play. Are they new? Seems like they still need to improve a lot of things. I’d be bummed too if the activities were suddenly changed. Anyway I hope you still got to enjoy your day. 🙂

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  6. Looks fun but I find it a bit pricey. I’m not so much into physical activity though and will not probably not enjoy it. This will be great for team building activities or if you have a barkada who are adventurous and competitive 🙂

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  7. Wow this is amazing! Sounds like you had so much fun! I’m from Pampanga and I wish I heard about this event! I knew I wouldve really enjoyed it hehe.

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  8. I like the agawan base na zorb! Seems quite expensive though for the games you played sans the slide. I think if they didn’t remove the slide pwedeng okay pa for the price. Did they mention why they removed the slide?

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    • Sadly, they didn’t mention why the slide was removed. They just e-mailed a day before that there was no such thing and they have already removed it from their site. They even took down the Facebook post.

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  9. Great review. Some of the activities look like a lot of fun. It’s a pity the slide was removed! And pity that the activities were distant from each other. I really like your pictures. For me, the happy hippo & Zorb ball edition look awesome!

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  10. Wow. Seems like a fun day out with lots of activities. The maze is really interesting coz I’ve always been bad at it

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  11. Me-An!!!!! Ohmigosh! I want to try this <3 Can I simply come and enjoy the place? I have asthma that disallows me to perform extreme activities but if I do them without the competition factor, I may survive hahaha

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    • The Alviera Go Play event was a one-time event, but they certainly welcomed spectators (free of charge). Anyway, if you decide to join the next Alviera Go Play, you can join individual activities like the dizzy frisbee or even join the extreme jack-n-poy 🙂 Thanks for dropping by.

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  12. Too bad the cost wasn’t worth the “play”, though it had a lot of potential to be an awesome experience. The 1,000 feet slide could’ve been great if they didn’t take it out. At least you enjoyed some of the games? The distance between one game from the next sounds like a tiring walk, haha.

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    • Yes, we did enjoy some like the agawan base zorb ball edition, the wacky inflatable challenge and the human foosball. Those are pretty unique so that must be the reason why we enjoyed it so much.

      As to the distance, it’s really tiring walk because of the scorching heat of the sun. It would have been great if everything is a bit close so time won’t be consumed by moving from one place to another. There are also lines to be factored in for the Go Play experience. 🙂

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  13. Alviera Go play looks like a lot of potentials as a fun getaway of friends. I would love to try the Dizzy Maze. 🙂

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  14. This seems to be a perfect place for corporate teambuilding activities, the place is a little far though. BTW, for two or more days event, do they have a hotel for accommodation; and for one day activity, a place to change clothes /take a bath before heading home?

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    • Sir Sonnie, for Alviera Go Play, it is a one-time event only. So, if we’ll focus on Sand Box itself, there is still no hotel or accommodations in the area. There is a place to change clothes, but no place to take a bath. Our friends actually were appalled to find out that there was no shower area since we had to go home feeling sticky and dirty.

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  15. Wow! The course looks extremely fun and challenging especially the Zorb ball haha! But you’re right though, the prices are a bit steep

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  16. And this is why bloggers are influencers. Thank you for sharing your personal experience. I agree, after reading this post, that this is a one time visit for the heck of it, but the location and price is a deal-breaker. I have been reading travel posts and am now learning myself how much fun you can get going to places you have never been to for under 1000 pesos, for example.

    Still, I think there is a market for those who could easily afford and would like to have fun in group activities with friends or family.

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  17. This place sounds great I wish I could have been there. This is sad that these activities are so far from each other. I wish a place like this opens up in India too. The binocular basketball sounds so much fun. Thanks for sharing this.

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  18. This looks like so much fun! They should make this kind of kiddie but adult play grounds more often. I think it’s a great way of getting the daily stress out of your system and simply laugh and have fun.

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  19. Its look like you enjoy so much! and its also perfect for kiddies 🙂

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