Game Wheels

Increase participation, award prizes, and make learning fun with a perfectly-sized prize wheel. Create your own prize wheel game by customizing each wedge of the wheel with a prize, topic, team name, lunch option, participant name, or anything else you can imagine. Join other facilitators and trainers in using game wheels to get participants up and moving. 

  • 26" Tabletop Prize Wheel (12 pockets)

    Prize Wheel (12 pocket, 26 in diameter) Tabletop only

    GAWP26T

    $409.75
  • Prize Wheel (18-Pocket) Tabletop model; customized

    Prize Wheel (18-Pocket, 31 in. diameter) Tabletop only model

    GAWP18T

    $475.75
  • Prize Wheel (12-pocket) Tabletop model

    Prize Wheel (12-pocket, 31 in. diameter) Tabletop only model

    GAWP12T

    $475.75

Spinning Prize Wheel FAQs

  • The first thing to consider is how you’ll be using your spinning prize wheel. Do you intend to use if for Conferences? Learning? Marketing? Employee Engagement? Your answer to this question will help you weigh the 5 Ss: the size, space, number of sections, swapping prizes, and sizzle:
    • Size: If the game wheel needs to be visible from afar and draw lots of attention, get as large a wheel as you can. 31” diameter is ample for most situations. For smaller groups, a 24” or 20” wheel will be ample.
    • Space: Do you want to set your spinning prize wheel on the floor, or will a tabletop wheel work for you? If you want flexibility, several models are convertible from floor to table.
    • Sections: Of course, there’s no right answer here, but prize wheels are available with 8 to 24 pie “slices.” Wheels with more slices can look super splashy, but it might also mean that you have to come up with more content and ideas to fill those sections unless you’re okay with repeats. You’ll find that some wheels have “12 or 24” slots. For those, you have the option to fill each of the 12 sections with either 1 or two “prizes.”
    • Swapping prizes: Some prize wheels are customized by drawing on brightly colored pie shapes with a black dry-erase marker. To customize other prize wheels, users must print the prizes out on paper, using pie-shaped templates provided by the manufacturer. Then, the printed content is cut to size and inserted into slots. Using templates (as well as good graphics and an available color printer), facilitators can make these look very exciting. This method can require more preparation and work, to get looking as you want it. Another option, if you want to convert the slide-in style to dry-erase, simply insert plain paper into each slot and use a dry-erase marker to write on the clear plastic covering.
    • Sizzle: If you want to add more pizazz, select a while that offers flashing lights. Expect to pay a premium, but they look great!
  • If you have a dry-erase wheel, it’s easy and self-explanatory. For the template-style wheels, template software is readily available from the manufacturer.
  • Prizes
    • Make it worth it: Big prizes create excitement, anticipation, and engagement. That said, be prepared to deliver those winning prizes!
    • Consider the odds and do the math: Figure out the odds of landing on each of the 12 sections, and the number of people you expect to spin. For example: If you have 12 sections, each section will be hit 8% of the time. If you anticipate that 500 people will spin the wheel, expect to award 40 of each prize.
    • Develop options to win one grand prize: if you’re concerned about how many prizes you might have to distribute, consider awarding varying numbers of “chances to win the grand prize.”
    • Make everyone a winner: Remember, “YOU LOSE” might be fun or funny to the facilitator, but not so fun for the player. Even a small, inconsequential prize is more fun than nothing. Perhaps a LUCKY PENNY, a MEANINGFUL QUOTATION, a meaningful FORTUNE (the fortune-teller kind, not the money or magazine), or PENNY CANDIES.
    Game Accessories
    • Choose anything at random:
      • Players
      • Teams
      • Question categories
      • Presentation Order
      • Discussion Topics
      • Lunch break times or duration
      • Lunch Locales
      • Sweet Treats
      • Breaktime Songs
    • More applications: Game wheels can be used for so much more than prizes. Look here for loads of more ideas.

USE GAME WHEELS FOR BRAIN-FRIENDLY LEARNING

Prize wheel games contribute to brain-friendly learning in several ways. First, movement in training is critical, as it activates additional areas of the brain. Second, the playfulness of these games creates a positive emotional experience, increasing the memorability of learning even further. Finally, games create excitement and engagement, improving the likeliness of broad participation in learning activities. Best of all, prize wheels come in a variety of sizes. Depending on your needs choose a wheel that’s large or small, tabletop or floor-standing, clicking or light-up. You can also couple your prize wheels with a Whaddaya Know? Jeopardy-style game, audience response buzzer system, or Plinko.

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