On Monday, April 9th, we had so much fun with the 26ers Social Club in the Village of Santo Domingo! It was Game Show Party madness, fast-paced and a lot of fun! Here's a note after the party from their club Pres. Nancy Sheppard:
"Thank you for your efforts in making the April meeting a real success!
I know the word is spreading through the neighborhood that everyone had a great time!
Ric, be prepared, I think the neighbors want to see you and one of your programs again! Again, thank you. I could not have done this without your help!"
On March 22nd, I got to party with the The Frogs and Flakes at The Chatham Rec Center in The Villages for a Game Show Night! What a great time with some nice people! Recently, I spent an evening at the Fish Hawk Rec Center for a party with the Buttonwood Button-eers!
Here's a shot of me and the winning team for the night!!
Thanks to The Villages Daily Sun for printing this photo! And The On Wisconsin Club for submitting it!
GAME SHOW PARTIES AND SO MUCH MORE! LET’S HAVE SOME FUN!
When I host events, I always appreciate the decorations group committees do to make it more festive! The Sanibel Islanders had tabletop Game Show Host displays at a recent event and they were slick!
Great review of a recent Jukebox Bingo....what a blast we had!
Do you desire these kinds of smiles from your group? Then give me a call! I have new and exciting stuff including your club members being able to play using their cellphones, laptops or tablets or more! Call to find out more and be sure to ask about my latest fun event--The Big Fat Family Feud!
it's a lot of fun and it gets everyone involved!!
No matter where you are, call me today! 352-874-7544
Wanna thank Carol in Naples, Fl for the great review of my hosting her family's St. Patrick's party!
"Ric Mitchell did a terrific job of entertaining our guests. He's professional, funny and talented - a true trifecta of success.
Our guests loved him and we're planning on inviting him back. Five stars??? I give the guy a standing ovation!! "
-Carol O, Naples, FL
Also, thanks to The Villages' Daily Sun for the wonderful piece about me and my long radio and entertaining career.....
Not only do I host Game Show events but I DJ dances, karaoke, team trivia and more!
Well, June is over and the entertainment took place both in The Villages and Jacksonville and upstate NY! On the 21st, I hosted a wedding rehearsal dinner for the Caruso family in J'ville and if you don't think Family Feud wasn't fun in that setting....well then, you haven't seen one of my shows! I pitted both
families against each other for some friendly competition and a LOT of the questions revolved around the bride and groom! I also met the Little Mt. Loop Group on the 22nd and here's a shot of me and the winning team for that night!
November and December meant even more parties and Game Show fun!
I met the 161 Buttonwood Social Club, The Czech/Slovak Club, The NE Pennsylvania Club and a couple of private parties for birthdays and, yes, even Thanksgiving Day! Why not? A great dinner and some game show fun! After that, a return visit with The Tamarind Grove Lakesiders! Good to see them again! Plus, The Elizabeth Villas Guys and Dolls, the Saratoga Cty. NY Club and World of Homes in Orlando.
In January, I meet the French Club, the Kingfisher Villas Group, The Lake Ridge Loop Group, the St. Charles Neighborhood, the Southern Illinois Group and the Hazlewood Loop Group! Hey, 'tis the season for Game Show fun!!
Here's a shot of a cash-winning team from Music Trivia with The Alhambra Group!
The Villages Channel 2 recently covered 2 Savannah Center
Game Show socials.......
Next social date will be in the fall.
In fact, The Villlages Daily Sun did another piece on all the fun we have at these events!
MAYBE YOU'LL BE TRIUMPHANT LIKE THIS LADY AT A RECENT SQ PARTY!
Wanna have some trivia fun? Try my version of "Battle Of The Sexes"! I'll pit the men and the women against each other at your event! When the trivia part is over, we'll have 5 men and 5 women come up to play Family Feud. Then we'll add up all scores and see which sex dominates! Check out
the piece at the top, then CALL ME!
ANOTHER NEW WAY FOR YOUR GROUP TO HAVE FUN!
Would you like to play trivia where there's no wrong answer?
Try Majority Rules! I'll guide the group through questions that really display what the majority of the crowd feels. If your table answers with the majority, they get the points!
So, what is it-served meal or buffet?? It's a lot of fun!
Look what the group from Charlotte came up with-using my logo and all! How cool is that????
THIS YOUNG LADY AND HER GRANDMA WERE OUR WINNING TEAM!
Thanks to Gary Corsair of The Daily Sun for the recent write-up!
Extreme Bingo participants doing some major concentration!
Another great Extreme Bingo night for The Van Buren Way group! Makes it fun to be an entertainer!
The next day, I got this note from their club president!
"I've heard nothing but absolute praise for the activity last night. EVERYONE had a ball. I know for sure they want to do another Battle for the Sexes again next year when the snowbirds return!!!"
Extreme Bingo is Bingo With Music......imagine my surprise when music bingo was mentioned on a TV show!!??
Wanna thank Inventhelp.com out of Pittsburgh for their courtesies as I flew for a weekend in New Orleans and entertained with TV game show fun at their annual convention. What a great time in a great American city!
THANKS TO ALL WHO CAME TO MY GAME SHOW SOCIAL AT SAVANNAH CENTER IN THE VILLAGES!
I hope to do more of them soon! Jill Sherman of The Daily Sun covered a recent Game Show Social!
I have had so much fun with groups all around...The SE Massachusetts Club, The Charlotte Social Group, Dunedin Social Club, The S Jersey Club and more plus, The Game Show Man has made the papers a LOT lately! Loved playing EB with some Wisconsin clubs and Game Show parties all over! Here are some reviews!
July was sure busy and August was a blast!!
I met The Lynnhaven Neighbors and that party was so much fun! Here's a shot of me and one of the teams!
A big shout out to the gang from The Tamarind Grove Lakesiders for their courtesies and fun at their recent event at Sterling Heights Rec Center! Lots of smiles and laughs with Pop Culture Trivia Teams!
Thanks for visiting this website! Game shows and trivia are hot right now and even better when they look exactly like they do on TV!
Let me lead your group in several rounds of your favorite TV Game Shows in the style of "Millionaire", "Jeopardy", "Deal or No Deal, "Wheel of Fortune" "Hollywood Squares" and "Family Feud"! Each game will surely create excitement and camaraderie amongst all participants. Plus, I can even tailor the questions around your group or just have them be generic. Plus, my many years of live experience will keep all enthralled, enthusiastic and laughing! I've done 'em at house parties, class reunions, lodges, schools, casinos, firehouses and even a county fair and some wedding rehearsal dinners! Imagine pitting both families against each other in trivia about the bride and groom! I'll get the info from you and design the game around your wedding! The best part is that now that I'm based out of Central Florida, right near the Orlando Airport, I can be there nonstop! I'm also still active in upstate NY so, as you can see, I travel anywhere!
The games are played with the latest top-of-the-line software and equipment with many to choose from. Just ask the town of Clifton Park about the fun we had at their last Winterfest. The crowd loved it! Recently performed one at a Knights of Columbus hall and we had a blast! They've already asked that I bring it back next year! A graduating class of 1976 had their 35th reunion and I tailored games around them and it really brought back some memories! A local Rotary club recently needed a way to raise funds for their children's projects....I came in and had a game show night where teams paid to play against each other in good fun. We had a ball! Here's a Facebook post from Tom Lawrence who booked the event!
Ric was recently the MC for Rotary's Family Feud night at the AOH Hall. It was a great time. Ric, you are the best in the business!
Everyone had a great time and we were able to raise some money for the Gift of Life Foundation. We are already planning next year's event.
It's notes and nights like that that truly satisfy me! We raised money for a great cause and the group of almost 100 had fun! Call me and I'll explain how we did it!
Diane from the group wrote a great note!
Hi Ric -
Thank you for the great night of entertainment you provided for our July 5th block party. I had a lot of people come up to me and tell me how much they enjoyed the Game Show Night. You are a true rofessional. Our neighbors take turns hosting our block parties, so I'll be passing on the information
to them about what other services you offer. Thanks again for the fun event!
I met The Mallory Socialites for a night of "Family Feud"on the 26th and I also hosted my first Rec Center Social at Bacall on the 27th. The night was a absolute smash! Here are a couple of shots and thanks to the sell-out crowd who attended! Read about it in The Villages' Daily Sun at the bottom of this page!
I host so many game Show Events so it was refreshing to host a dance party (with Bingo!) for The Sumter Singles. The crowd just loved to dance!!
The word is out----read the next 2 and see why clubs and organizations are calling for game show fun and Extreme Bingo!
IF YOU'RE WONDERING HOW JUKEBOX BINGO WORKS...WATCH THIS VIDEO AND GET A FEEL FOR THE EXCITEMENT OF A PARTY WITH A BIG HOUSE!
I always say what wonderful people I meet at the game show and Extreme Bingo parties I MC, but this note from a gathering of the Lynnhaven Neighbors really moved me.
Online parties are the rage right now and I can help with online Trivia,
Quiz Show or Jukebox Bingo. It gets you whole group together for
fun and camaraderie!
I've just updated "Majority Rules" to make it even MORE fun! Call to find out how it works! Hope you saw this issue of Village Neighbors Magazine....so proud to be their recent feature story!
A short while back, I hosted a party for the Three Rivers Club.
What a blast as 220 Pittsburgh-ers had a ball as they played and watched some of their neighbors playing their favorite TV Game Shows! Thanks to all!
The Lynnhaven Ladies event was a real hit! Here's a note from their Pres.
THE NOT-SO-NEWLYWED GAME.....
Just hosted one for The So Long Long Island Club...what a blast!
Great couples and a LOT of laughs!
I receive so many great comments about the shows I perform all around the country and this one just makes everything I do so satisfying!
Now, I realize the note below deals with weddings but it's the type of reaction I strive to achieve for all parties and events I host-thanks to Taryn and Sean:
ALWAYS NICE TO KNOW THE VILLAGES HAS ENOUGH CONFIDENCE IN ME TO TRUST ME WITH THEIR REC CENTER OPENINGS TO PROVIDE ENTERTAINMENT TO THOSE ATTENDING!
ANOTHER FUN NIGHT OF EXTREME BINGO HITS THE PAPERS!
And thanks to the gang in Orlando who had me to help them celebrate Thanksgiving weekend with a Game Show Night! It was an evening of Family Feud and there were lots of smiles!
To add to my versatillity, the city of Troy, NY once again asked me to be their announcer for the largest Flag Day Parade in the country! In front of 50,000 strong, here's a shot of me at the reviewing stand!
SPEED QUIZZING IS STARTING TO CATCH ON.......AND BEING USED IN SOME GREAT WAYS!
WHAT A GREAT BONDING EXPERIENCE THIS WAS! READ MORE ABOUT SQ BELOW.
HAD A BALL WITH THE VILLAGES KNOMES OF COLLIER RECENTLY..
AND BOY, DID THEY CONCENTRATE DURING EXTREME BINGO!
And be sure to call and ask about some new entertainment options for your group! Electronic Bingo and now, The Game Show Man gets serious: Introducing EXTREME BINGO--as I combine Name That Tune with Bingo!
First off, to EVERYONE, please stay healthy! Hopefully, we can all get back to normalcy in the near future. Thanks for visiting the site! I'm always coming up with new ways for your group to have fun! And now, The Ric Mitchell Turtle Races will make for an exciting night! Each player gets betting slips, watches the descriptions of each turtle and writes down their pick. The fast-paced race begins and if they choose the winner, they get 3 raffle tickets. Choose a place turtle and get 2 tix or a show pick gets them one. At the end of the night, we draw for three super raffle prizes. It's a fun night for groups or for fundraisers! Call and ask.
I also have a new twist to Family Feud that's VERY interactive with all guests! Call about "THE BIG FAT FAMILY FEUD" and/or "MAJORITY RULES"..... Majority Rules rocks and everyone can play! It's Trivia with no right or wrong answers! Everyone can agree to that! Look at the piece about it here...............so, what will it be?
GAME SHOWS, MUSIC BINGO, which is great for FUNDRAISING, TEAM TRIVIA WITH A TWIST, DANCES, KARAOKE AND EVEN TALENT SHOWS THAT MAKE YOUR PARTICIPANTS FEEL LIKE THEY'RE ON A TV TALENT SHOW-AND SPECTATORS HOLD THE BUZZERS AS JUDGES! WHY CALL ANYONE ELSE? FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN GET YOUR GROUP INVOLVED--352-874-7544. PLUS, I CAN DO ALL SORTS OF TRIVIA--GENERIC, MOVIES, MUSIC, TV..OR COMBINE ALL THREE!
We even just hosted a Battle of The Sexes Trivia Night night with the men against the women!
SPEEDQUIZZING HAS BECOME THE NEXT TRIVIA RAGE BECAUSE IT'S NOT THE OLD BORING PENCIL AND PAPER TRIVIA WITH INTERMINABLE WAITS BETWEEN QUESTIONS. THERE'S NOTHING EXTRA YOUR CROWD HAS TO DO! HERE'S A RECENT REVIEW:
Recently did an event for The Tamarind Grove Golfsiders and they were in a party mood!
Meet The Ladies of The Night!!
SOME OF THE SERVICES I OFFER ARE GAME SHOW HOST, MOBILE DJ, TRIVIA, KARAOKE AND A LOT MORE! THE GAME SHOWS ARE IN THE STYLE OF FAMILY FEUD, NAME THAT TUNE, WHEEL OF FORTUNE, JEOPARDY AND MORE AND LOOK EXACTLY LIKE THEY DO ON TV!
Love how some groups really get into their Game Show Parties! The Bailey Trail Villagers did just that--with a special cake for the event! Check it out!
I would also like to point out that many Villages' groups are planning holiday parties and the like so don't have your group get shut out! I know December seems far off but so many clubs plan events months in advance. Give me a shout and we'll plan your event for a night of dancing and holiday fun!
I have so many entertainment services I offer--one is sure to suit you and your group!
Best wishes to the group from Crestview Villas in The Villages! We had a game show party and a dance combined and it was a blast! Here's a shot of the winning team and the gang dancin' up a storm!
And here was an email they sent after the show:
The kudos and compliments keep pouring in. The Sanibel Islanders group had a fabulous time with Game Night that you hosted for us!
Thanks for making the sold out evening a huge success. Everyone raved about it and about how much fun they had. And thanks for making us look so good for chairing the event! John and Marsha
If you have the time, here's a longer video that really spotlights all I do!
I'm always looking for new ways to share the fun with groups around town! Now, it's "Sunset Trivia" where I set up equipment inside someone's garage and your neighbors come out for some trivia fun starting at 8pm till 9! I pass out sanitized devices for all to play (up the 35 teams) and the competition begins! FUN--EVEN with social distancing! CALL FOR INFO-352-874-7544. BULLETIN: I now offer Jukebox Bingo virtually over Zoom! OR play virtually in my new game "QuizShow"! Call for more info! or email firstname.lastname@example.org
!!It was my pleasure as that was the 4th event I've hosted for that group!
Playing more and more Extreme Bingo parties for LARGE crowds! And some people can't help but dance to the song clips!
I was with the Landale-Hanlon group on July 5th and they sent along some shots of the fun! Notice those folks concentrating as our style of "Jeopardy" begins!!
SOON TO BECOME THE HOTTEST NEW TRIVIA NIGHTS ALL AROUND! SPEEDQUIZZING UTILIZES SOMETHING MOST OF US HAVE--SMARTPHONES AND TABLETS! USING ONLY ONE PER TABLE, TEAMS COMPETE WITHOUT PAPER AND PENS AND NOW, I BRING THE TABLETS!......GROUPS ARE STARTING TO BOOK 'EM LIKE CRAZY...CALL ME TO FIND OUT MORE--352-874-7544. LOOK AT THESE FOLKS HAVING A BALL WITH IT!
Next, I travelled to a retirement party AND a wedding, both in Albany, NY! It meant a little travel but it always means more fun! I have so much fun at my out-of-town bookings!
This month of May was truly exciting! Alecia and Paul's wedding in Albany, NY ROCKED, The Pittsburgh Club in The Villages really loved the game show event and I got to meet The Ct. Huskies Club and The Sweet Carolines-all in The Villages! All said they had a great time! Let's try your club!
Here's an email from Donna from The Ct. Club:
"It was entirely delightful having you at our Connecticut Huskies Meeting last month. Your Game Show Night was well planned and presented, and fun…Thank you for a job well done.
You are a treasure, and I do look forward to hearing you on the radio."
On April 19th, I had a great time with the PenneLoafers of The Village of Pennecamp at Fish Hawk Rec Center, and on the 21st, it was a BIG charity event for Honor Flight with The Water Oak Singles--what a blast! I'm going back this October to see them again!
Some teams even dressed up for the competition--meet Santa's Scoundrels!
Thanks to the Long Island Club, above, for an intense, colorful night of Extreme Bingo! And the gang at Stone Creek in Ocala.
Here's a recent report from TheVillages-News.com
RicMitchell entertains Village Friends with his version of Extreme Bingo
By Staff Report July 15, 2016
Carole Hagerty from the Village of St. Charles, along with a committee of members, hosted “The Village Friends” Summer Fun Party held at Coconut Cove Recreation Center. The party featured Extreme Bingo by Ric Mitchell which kept the crowd of members entertained with the many songs and trivia from their past. This event turned out to be one of the most fun times held by the club in the summer and will be well remembered,” said club member Charlie Dunn.
Check out some more fun party activity!
Find out more when you call 352-874-7544! Here's a couple of excited crowds in The Villages holding up their cards and gettin' set to play! I held one for The Duval Social Group where
a member snapped this action shot!
More fun nights in 2016 with Game Shows and Battle of The Sexes!
Clubs love The Battle of The Sexes as we pit the men against the women!
Recently, the men of Pennecamp Woods won and boy, did they celebrate!
AND NOW--HERE'S THE NEWEST ADDITION TO MY ENTERTAINMENT ARSENAL:
Make sure you give me a call if your group likes Game Show fun or even fun with Bingo with a twist! It's called Extreme Jukebox Bingo and it's a blast with Bingo combined with Name That Tune. The Daily Sun described it as a giant karaoke bar! PLUS, IT'S GETTING GREAT WRITE-UPS!
THE HOLIDAY SEASON PLANNING IS ON!..IF YOU NEED A DJ FOR THAT PARTY, LOOK NO FURTHER. I'VE BEEN A RADIO AND MOBILE DJ FOR YEARS! TRUST YOUR PARTY TO A REAL PRO--NOT JUST SOMEONE WITH A SOUND SYSTEM.
HAD A FUN NIGHT RECENTLY WITH SPEED QUIZZING AND THE GROUP FERNANDINA AND FRIENDS! HERE'S THE SMARTY PANTS--OUR WINNING TEAM!
More and more Villages' clubs and organizations are realizing that there is no more versatile mobile entertainer in The Villages than Ric Mitchell.
Game Shows, dances, Karaoke, Trivia with Tunes, Trivia Teams and even The Not-So-Newlywed Game! Ric has something for almost every group! I get the most satisfaction out of eliciting smiles like these
during one of my Game Show parties and THAT'S what it's all about!
The Game Show Man travels all over the country and the state of Florida and hosts game shows.
I was recently in Boynton Beach and appeared before the Lakeridge Greens Neighborhood Assn.
They had a real slick poster to advertise the show and we had a fun night--game shows AND dancing!
Take a look: