Our fascination with social entertainment began growing up in small towns with no fun nearby. It grew quickly through 14 years of managing movie theaters & amusement parks while simultaneously receiving management degrees.
As our work experience progressed to lead bigger businesses and live in larger cities, our passion increased with it. However, the more people we entertained and lived near, the less real connections we experienced. This led us to wonder if the power of entertainment could be used to effectively connect neighborhoods through events that are comfortable, fun, AND social. Our enthusiastic answer is Switchboard Games!
We're ecstatic to have created a new concept that allows us to stay in the happiness field and seems to really resonate with those who attend. We're even more pleased to find the skills we've developed in the entertainment industry allow us to become a one-stop-shop for each social entertainment event. We love what we do, the way we do it, and the simple fact we get to help connect folks along the way.
Entertainment is our passion. It's because of this love that we began to wonder if there was more that could be done to take advantage of the authentic joy people feel when they're truly at play. So we pondered, pondered, and pondered some more... until we came up with 1 big realization and 2 huge follow-up questions:
The desire to come up with a solution for these 2 exciting questions led us to create Switchboard Games and the exclusive concept of Social Entertainment. Taking a page from Plato, we agree that..."You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation."
Curious what an event with social entertainment looks like? Wonder no more!Spoiler alert – Sooooo many laughs and big smiles.
Their fun is your gain! Connect your community through our unique fun to satisfy residents and boost income!
Providing one-of-a-kind events can be mighty tough. That’s why we’re here! We enthusiastically do the heavy lifting so your group enjoys social entertainment while you focus on other priorities. Here’s how we help:
"As a host of several single mixer groups, I am always trying to come up with new ways to help my attendees mix and mingle.
Collaborating and attending a couple games night hosted by Switchboard was the perfect way to ease the anxiety, awkwardness, and uncomfortable atmosphere mixers can have. They, also, eased the facilitation process for me as a host. I highly recommend attending their events (it's really a great way to make new connections) and if you want to host a community event, collaborate with them to see how they can help."
Good Gentleman President/Single Social Introverts SD Organizer
"I am a manager for a high-rise residential building and we threw a game night at a local restaurant with Ryan and Switchboard Games and my residents had an absolute blast. Ryan was an amazing host and his outside the box thinking, to create something so engaging and fun for people, really brought our residents closer and several new friendships were made. I look forward to doing this again and highly recommend using him at your next event."
Manager - ICON Condominiums
"Switch Board Games ignites playful creativity for young and old. Our parents and children enjoy the family friendly vertical games and encouraging services offered. This is a clever and interactive approach to board games."
Ronald McDonald House Charities Volunteer Associate
"Switchboard Games took our event to the next level. It added a fun, much-needed interactive element that all of our guests loved! Ryan was great to work with and I would highly recommend Switchboard Games for any event."
Quartyard San Diego Events Manager
"Switchboard Games made our church singles' event a success! We brought together 50+ people who didn't know each other, played Switchboard Games for a couple hours and by the end of the night, everyone was friends with everyone. Ryan and his team made the whole evening so simple for us; they booked the venue, set up everything and customized the games specifically for our group. I would highly recommend Switchboard Games for any group that is looking to build community quickly and naturally in a stress-free setting."
Grace Church San Diego 20-30's Age Singles Group Leader
"Switchboard Games is synonymous with “guaranteed fun”! They take great care in organizing their events and insuring everyone is involved and having a wonderful time. The concept of taking classic games and making them vertical is genius! The set up is perfect for an all inclusive group interaction and keeps the games safe from food or drink spillage. Switchboard Games really takes networking and social events to the next level!"
Mission Brewery Events Manager
"Our brewery had a 1 year anniversary party and switchboard games was an incredible addition. We were not sure how our normal clientele would receive the vertical games but everyone LOVED them! It was a great social and casual, fun activity to do at our brewery and complimented our party perfectly. I would highly recommend at least trying it out, you would be surprised how much people love them. Ryan was so easy to work with. He was responsive and timely and very personable. Overall, great service, great experience, and we would definitely use them again for a future event."
Bay City Brewery Events Manager
"I've thrown many events throughout multiple venues in San Diego and every time I added Switchboard Games, it elevated the event to another level. Seeing guests smile constantly and having fun by bringing them back to classic games; made these events more entertaining and enjoyable for everyone. These games are an automatic ice-breaker, comfortably making even the shyest of guest a social butterfly. I never question utilizing Switchboard Games at every opportunity."
Theatre Box San Diego - Marketing & Events Sales Manager