We make festivals and events FUN!


Matt Cleverley here.  I’m the owner of Gotcha Games, the Carnival Rides / Inflatables / Special Attractions / Carnival Games event-services company based out of central Iowa.  We serve all types of events and parties in Iowa, as well as the surrounding Midwestern states.

Take a look below to see the different types of things we offer, and then get a hold of me and let’s talk about making your special event wildly exciting.

Looking forward to working with you!

Chat soon,

Matt Cleverley (owner)
Gotcha Games
200 Main Street, P.O. Box 261, Collins, Iowa 50055

Looking to bring some carnival rides and attractions to your 2020 summer event?

Click Here To Take a Closer Look At Our 2020 Package Options

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Carnival Rides

Mini Ferris Wheel

The ultimate classic fair ride, now available in a smaller, mobile version to travel to your event or festival!
Tubs Of Fun
This ride is a MUST HAVE for any block party or festival event. The “Tubs Of Fun” are similar to the classic “Tea Cup” ride, and features 6 tubs seats (3 children or 2 adults each). You can spin fast, slow or not at all (the spin speed per tub is totally operated by the riders) and still have a blast.  This is a crowd favorite!
Space Train

“ALL ABOARD!”  The Space Train is a electric rocket train that seats up to 18 children. This super unique trackless train is sure to help your party, event, or festival blast off.
The Ballistic Swing

Guests at your event will ‘go’ ballistic when they experience the Ballistic! A large scale swing ride, it’s super fast and riders get almost completely horizontal as they swing around and around. For both child and adult riders, this carnival style swing ride accommodates up to 3 passengers per seat. Add this event entertainment that will impress even the most seasoned of thrill seekers!

The Wizzer is a rider propelled, spinning carnival ride. Two to four participants sit across from each other, grab the handles in front of their seats and pump back and forth. The faster they pump, the faster the Wizzer spins!
Gyroscope Pirate's Revenge

Get aboard the Pirates Revenge for a journey across the seas! This swinging pirate ship carnival ride can take up to 12 people at a time on this classic – and wild – ride.

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Specialty Attractions

Laser Tag
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“Laser Tag” where it all began for Gotcha Games. We pride ourselves on our service. Our laser tag has evolved over the years into a massive hit! You can add lights and sound to enhance the overall experience. With some of the best equipment out today, and well-trained staff, every one will have maximum fun.
Mechanical Bull
The MECHANICAL BULL is one of our greatest hits here at GOTCHA GAMES. This wild and crazy ride features a bucking bull on our southwestern inflatable that is sure to throw your party over the top!
**height requirement- Must be at least 48in to ride the Mechanical Bull.
Kiddie Pedal Tractor Pull
It’s a real-life Tractor Pull event!… except it’s for the kids… and it’s pedal-powered. :) A big hit!
Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man
Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man
The Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man (or “sky dancer”) is a great attention-getter for your event! We have both red and blue, and they’re about 24-feet tall.

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Carnival Games

Bottle Toss

Can Smash

Color Wheel



Potty Toss

Ring Toss

Tic Tac Toe

Troll Toss


Bag Toss

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Sound & Lights

Your event could have the absolute best entertainment available, but if your entertainers can’t be seen or heard, you’ve wasted your money… so we now offer several sound system packages (which can be packaged with other rides, inflatables, games, or attractions to save you money).

Below are some of the basic options, but because every event, performance, location, and environment is different, when you ask about booking a sound & light system, our exclusive in-house production consultant will customize a solution for your event’s specific needs.

Small Stage Sound Package (300-500 people)
small stage pack
Medium Stage Sound Package (500-1000 people)
medium stage pack
Large Stage Sound Package (2000-2500 people)
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Public Address System (1/4 mile)
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With a quarter-mile range, this system is perfect for parades or tractor/truck pulls… and is a really good idea for emergency alerts to keep your guests safe.

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Book Your Event!

For available booking dates, answers to your questions, a pressure-free chat about your upcoming event, and a no-obligation price quote, contact me today.

I look forward to working with you!

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