Crack the Code
Crack the Code is a mini door with an electronic keypad on it and you sell pre-printed disposable codes that we provide you with (easier than having a ton of keys to track down when finished). At end of the event, guests enter their code to see if it unlocks the door. You can use this for your exciting and enticing “door prize”. I know, it’s ironic. Scroll down to see what is included, or if you want more info first, CLICK HERE to see the answers to these questions:
- How to Play
- How to Profit
- How Many Codes to Get (100, 200, 300?)
- Kind of Vehicle Needed to Transport
- How Heavy is this to Transport
Crack the Code is a cutting edge game that replaces the old school Treasure Chest game which required you to try to sell keys to open a door. Instead of having the nuisance of tracking down all 100 keys at the end of the night and hoping that you find and return the 1 winning key to us, we instead provide you with 100 disposable pre-printed labels which each have a random code on them, such as “1059” for example. Some people assume that you are hiding a prize behind the door, but when our customers started having BBQs or large TVs as the prize, this would not work! Some assume there is a box hiding the game too, but the door is heavy enough so we did not do that. Plus, on a personal note, we at Jack of all Spades would want to see what the prize is because if it is a really good one, we would spend the money to buy more codes, but we probably would only buy one or two if we had no idea what the secret surprise is. So instead people display the prize right beside the Crack the Code game. People use this for their beloved “door prize” hence the door! Use this game for your biggest prize of the night, which will encourage people to want to stay till the end of the party so that they get a turn entering in their code.
Here are the dimensions of this product – we have made several over the years and they may differ by an inch or two, but are all relatively similar
Base that the Door sits on
- 24″ by 31″
- Weight of entire game = 49 lbs
Door itself that stands on the base
- Height = 36″
- Width = 30″
- Depth = 4.5″
So if you pretend that this is a box, you need to have enough room for 24″ x 31″ x 36″. It is tricky to fit into cars so don’t assume it will fit – take your measurements first!
How to Play This Game
We have some recommendations that will help you understand how this game is played. When you come to pick up the game, we allow you to choose the winning code and we program it for you right there before you take it. Take it to the party, and leave it at the front door where your helpers are accepting admission tickets and perhaps selling drink tickets. At the same time, your helpers can collect money to buy a code for this game. So you don’t really need an extra person to stand beside this game the whole night, which will save on manpower.
Your guests will notice this game and probably ask you what the deal is with the door before you can even give your sales pitch! It demands attention because it is so unique. Your guests will look at the codes placed on a table beside the door, and will guess which code is the winning code that will unlock the door to reveal a Prize!
Your guest will buy at least one code and take the label(s) with them. They can stick it on their shirt which is great advertising for you to sell more codes, or they can simply put it in their pocket or purse. Nearing the end of the fundraiser, your guests will get a chance to enter in their code to see if it will unlock the door.
How to PROFIT with This Game
We have some excellent tips on how to profit with this game, if you are using it at a Fundraiser. The key is to get people to buy more than one code, so make it worth their while! Have a price for purchasing 1 code, but then entice them to spend more by getting 2 codes, or 5 codes, or even 10 codes. If you use our suggestion of 1, 2, 5 and 10 code options, then we suggest that you charge $5, $8, $10, and $15 respectively. This is assuming that your prize is a good one – just think about how much you would be willing to spend if you were attending someone else’s party, and go with that price.
If you have an unbelievable prize, then consider upping your prices a bit. If at the end of the night you see that the winning code has not been purchased, you can announce this and auction off the remaining codes to ensure you get a winner.
To show you how much you could make with this game, if 100 guest purchased one ticket (100 codes) at $5 each, you could make $500. If 100 guests purchased 2 tickets (200 codes) at $8 each, you could make $800. If 100 guests purchased 5 codes (500 codes) at $10 each, you could make $1000. See the earning potential here? Spending that extra $10 to get an additional 100 codes from us, really pays off for you. But again, ensure that the prize is worthwhile for most of your guests to purchase multiple tickets.
How Many Codes Should I Get? 100? 200? 300?!
This game comes with 100 codes, however our customers started telling us that they sold out of 100 labels and wish they had more, and so we offer more! We suggest that if you have under 100 people coming, get 100 labels which comes with the game. If you have more than 100, then consider getting 200 codes (extra $10). If you have more than 200 people coming, then get 300 codes (extra $20), and so on. Don’t worry about remembering what we just said, because when you scroll up and select your options before adding it to the cart, it will give you these recommendations.
Remember that it only costs $10 to get another 100 codes, and if you sell the tickets for $5 each, that means you only need to sell to 2 people to make your money back! We would hate to hear that you ran out of codes to sell, so overestimating is recommended.
What Kind of Vehicle do I need?
We have highlighted what NOT to bring in
Red as we doubt it will fit, and we highlighted our recommended vehicle(s) in Green. Of course this is only a guideline but we are just giving you our honest opinion based on what we have seen over the years. We do this day in and day out, so have a really good idea at what will work: Compact Car
- Large Car (might fit in trunk if there is a lots of trunk space)
- Small SUV (will probably only fit in trunk)
- Large SUV (in trunk, might fit in side door too)
- Small Pick up Truck (probably won’t fit into side door, so put in bed)
- Large Pick up Truck (put in bed – might fit in side door if have crew cab)
- Minivan (anywhere)
How to Prepare for Pick up
We have highlighted in Green what you may want to bring with you so that you are well prepared. If bringing a car, keep in mind that you might need to remove car seats (and passengers) in the event that you have you put your back seats down flat to fit things in the trunk. If bringing a van, keep in mind that you might need to have one seat stowed in the floor, or removed altogether.
- Bungee Cords
- 1 Blanket
How Heavy is this to Transport
A common question is to ask how heavy a product is, so that people know how many others they may need to bring to help lift this into their vehicle. With this product, one person could probably handle it on their own, but we would recommend a 2nd person to help them lift it into a vehicle, since we do not assist due to liability reasons. It is awkward to carry too, so if you have huge muscles, you still might want that second person to help navigate it in your car.