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Have video games, will travel
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Inside, Game in the Box can accommodate up to 16 video-game enthusiasts of all ages, and with all the comforts of home.
Game in the Box has been off and running since October.

This 24-foot, limousine-style trailer featuring state-of-the-arts exterior graphics is owned and operated by Anne and Earnest McClellan of Lathrop.

They transformed what was once just a white trailer often used for hauling into a mobile gaming unit, featuring over 200 of the newest video games for Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, Playstation 3 and Kinect for Xbox 360.

“We also have over 300 of the old and classic video games,” said Anne McClellan on Monday.

Game in the Box is for video-game enthusiasts of all ages.

Earnest McClellan and Desmond Gardette, who also helps out in the operation, can bring the ultimate gaming experience to any home, business or special function. This portable unit can accommodate up to 16 players with all the comforts of home.

Inside are four 50-inch plasma screen televisions hooked up to, say, four Nintendo Wii and four Xbox 360 gaming systems. Players can relax and play their favorite game in the air conditioned / heated unit while seated in the large sofa or any of the stools.

The floors in the trailer are also tiled.   

Game in the Box, in fact, will be among the featured attractions at the Crossroads Street Faire on April 2-3. Included will be more than 400 arts and crafts, food and antique vendors during this 13th annual event in downtown Manteca.

According to the McClellans, Game in the Box can help take the stress out of the party planning. All it takes is a simple phone call.

“What we’re looking for (from the customer) is a two-hour commitment,” Anne McClellan said. “That’s the time it takes for us to do the set up.”

They were inspired to take on the family venture after hearing from Earnest’s sister in Texas. She noted that similar-type mobile gaming businesses are popular in her area.

Anne McClellan said that her husband’s long-time love for playing video games coupled with his telecommunications background made for a good fit in pursuing this start-up business.

More information including rates can be obtained by calling Game in the Box at 209-858-GAME (4263) or clicking on to