Since early 2017, Game On Illinois has been traveling around the state. Inside the temperature-controlled mobile gaming trailer, you’ll find game systems, flat screens, dozens of video games and likely some energetic players ready for a good time.
Peoria Native Luke Rosenbohm and his wife Yvonne own Game On Illinois.
“We realized when we had kids, we needed more entertainment options for Peoria. We’re in the Midwest so the weather can limit you on certain activities,” Luke said.
From birthday parties, to events and fundraisers, they bring the fun to you.
“We are self contained so we can go anywhere,” said Yvonne.
While the Rosenbohm’s don’t take credit for the mobile gaming concept, they have localized the idea.
Yvonne said, “We wanted it built in Peoria, so all the insides were custom-built in Peoria because we wanted it to be wheelchair accessible.”
And what may just look like good time inside, is also helping give back to those in need. Throughout October, Game On Illinois is hosting events to raise money for the American Cancer Society. In just one weekend, they were able to raise about $500 from a Fortnite tournament.
“I’m all about community,” said Yvonne. “I’m all about meeting people and being able to give back and making where we live the best that we can do.”
While Luke and Yvonne say they’re not hardcore gamers by nature, they say they do want everyone to feel included in gaming, no matter their skill level.
Luke said, “This is a no judgment zone. So anyone can try to play a game and we’re not going to judge them on their first round at least.”