Saturday, August 24, 2013
On June 15th, Terry and I went to The Abbey, (100 South Eola Drive, Orlando, Florida 32801) to see Coupled: The Game Show & Game Night. This event was founded by Kristen Walmsley-Manieri who runs the "Great Dates" blog with the help of Curtis Earth Entertainment.
Coupled began with a hilarious interpretation of the classic he said, she said Newlywed Game, the event invited six couples to compete on stage for prizes as they demonstrate how well they REALLY know each other. Curtis will be mixed in trivia throughout so audience members had a chance to win some fabulous prizes too. Terry seemed to know the answer to every trivia question, but she was never picked.
Contestants were chosen at random just before the game started. One question for the guys was, "What celebrity would your partner give you a pass to spent one evening with?" One contestant's answer was, "I'm not stupid enough to answer that question." The couples did seem to know each other rather well. From dream jobs to imagined luxuries they got answers spot on. In one round, couples stood back to back holding red and green paddles. A true or false question was asked and a red paddle raised meant false and green was true.
Immediately following the ninety-minute show, classic board games (Sorry, Connect Four, etc.) were set up at tables throughout this posh venue so you and your sweetie can continue the fun well into the night. In addition, there were open games of Twister, Musical Chairs, and Dance Freeze on the dance floor. Terry and I went across the street for Mexican food at Mucho's Mexican Bar (101 East Eola Drive Orlando FL). Several contestants were at the next table.
Mark Your Calendar! Coupled: The Game Show & Game Night is returning to The Abbey on Saturday September 14th at 7:00pm. Tickets are $10. Expect lots of prizes, drink specials and more fun than you could ever imagine having on date night.