Game Masters: The Premium Experience 

Friday 15 February 2013,  6.30pm–10pm
Level 4 Espresso and Visa Platinum Gallery, Level 4

$59 plus $2 booking fee. Group concessions apply.

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Event restricted to adults 18+


Game Masters: The Exhibition, Te Papa’s latest blockbuster, celebrates the work of the world’s most influential video-game designers – including Peter Molyneux, Warren Spector, Tim Schafer, Hideo Kojima, and more. The exhibition features over 100 playable games.

Experience the fun and excitement of this summer exhibition with an evening of tempting food and drink specials, and irresistible activities. This exclusive experience is limited to 80 guests and is restricted to adults aged 18 or older.



  • Themed hospitality
  • Exclusive, unrestricted access to Game Masters for 2 hours+
  • A tour led by Helen Stuckey, exhibition curator
  • Group competitions
  • First drink free on arrival, and great specials thereafter
  • Informally themed food stations, with choices of hot and cold savouries and dessert (everything included in the ticket price)
  • Entry into the evening’s Game Masters competition



6.30pm            Guests arrive and are greeted by Host

7pm                 Host opens the evening with programme overview

7.15pm            Exhibition opens with an exclusive tour by curator Helen Stuckey

8.30pm            Game Time competition and prize-giving

9.30pm            Final call for service

10pm               Guests depart



Coleslaw with orange and ginger dressing
European-style potato salad
Seasonal baby greens with ranch dressing
Veal bratwurst
Pork sausage
Honey and sesame glazed chicken drumsticks
Black pepper and garlic marinated sirloin steaks
Whiskey-marinated spare ribs
Baked potato with sour cream
Fresh fruit salad
Coffee and infusions

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The Premium Group Experience

The premium experience gets event better for groups. Save up to 20% on the standard ticket price. This package is ideal for small corporate groups, social clubs, or a pack of mates.

This is a good time waiting to happen. So hire some friends if you have to!

Groups of 10 to 19 people: 10% off (ie, $53.10 per person)

Groups of 20 or more: 20% off (ie, $47.20 per person)

For group bookings and enquiries, please contact:

Te Arikirangi Mamaku , or +64 4 381 7000



Helen Stuckey

Curator / Researcher

Helen Stuckey is a curator and researcher. Her recent curatorial practice has focused on the exhibition of videogames as cultural artefacts. At the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) she initiated, produced, and curated Games Lab (2005–2008), a dedicated exhibition space for exploring game culture.

She is currently undertaking PhD research as part of the ARC Linkage project Play It Again: Creating a Playable History of Australasian Digital Games, for Industry, Community and Research Purposes. In this role, she is addressing the need for institutional collecting and conservation solutions to document and preserve the history of early games and gaming cultures in Australia.