Game Changer at Lanier Islands


7000 Lanier Islands Parkway
Buford GA 30518

Hours of Operation

  • Monday : 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Tuesday : 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Wednesday : 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Thursday : 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Friday : 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Saturday : 10:00am - 9:00pm
  • Sunday : 11:00am - 9:00pm

Lanier Islands has raised the curtain on a year-round amenity that adds a NEW something different to the lakeside resort’s growing list of offerings. The all-new Game Changer is now open in a sprawling two-story facility of approximately 23K square feet. 

This fun-filled, family-friendly destination features an enormous entertainment floor overflowing with over 60 popular amusement games, a dedicated kids’ arcade space, virtual sports suites, axe throwing lanes, an escape room, and a 9-hole challenge putting course. To further enhance the experience, Game Changer also presents an exciting new eatery showcasing two full bars and a crowd-pleasing menu. 

“As has been the case for the last 17 years, we’re always exploring new ways to enrich our guest experience – whether staying with us overnight or here for a handful of hours,” said Virgil Williams, Chairman of the Board for Lanier Islands. “We’ve been particularly interested in creating a year-round destination that would keep our resort guests and local visitors entertained during their time on the Islands.


Proving an excellent balance to Margaritaville on Lanier Islands® Water Park during the Summer months and License to Chill Snow Island during the Winter, Game Changer will provide weather-proof fun for couples, corporate groups, wedding parties, and families. 

We are delighted to partner on this venture with a recognized industry leader in game-room design and development – Family Entertainment Group – to bring a world-class entertainment center to the shores of Lake Lanier.” 

Lanier Islands will now offer a dedicated Game Changer accommodation package for overnight guests to include game cards that are redeemable at the venue. In addition to being an excellent four-season destination for couples and families, Game Changer is designed to be a great team-building venue for groups – particularly the virtual sports suites and escape room. 

Sport suites accommodate up to eight guests per bay, or groups can elect to reserve multiple bays for larger parties. The escape room is ideal for six guests at a time.  

Fun for friends, families, groups, individuals… fun for all! The new Game Changer fun center at Lanier Islands is a year-round destination for all of our resort guests. With indoor activities like our Virtual Sports Suites, Axe Throwing, delicious dining at our on-site restaurant and Arcade Games galore… Game Changer will prove to be fun for everyone. Book a group outing, a party, or just come have fun with friends!  


Bring your team to Game Changer for a fun and memorable out-of-office experience–perfect for Team Building. Challenge your team with an Escape Room experience, push their skills with a game in our Virtual Sports Suites, test their concentration with a round of Axe Throwing, or let them just have fun at their own pace with pre-loaded video game cards.


With a full-service restaurant and bar (upstairs and down) there will be no reason to pause the fun. Game Changer features shareable appetizers and Southern staples such as Fried Pickles, Loaded Mac & Cheese and Southern Fried Chicken, as well as deliciously messy handhelds like the Brunch Burger, Steak Sandwich and Bang-Bang Shrimp Wrap.


Call our Group Meetings Team to schedule your next event at Game Changer 678-318-2027.



Book your next birthday party, quinceañera, wedding parties, retirement celebration, or graduation bash at Game Changer. We have plenty of activities and space to accommodate small groups for games, dinner and drinks. Book all 4 of our Virtual Sports Suites situated upstairs next to our full service bar with access to a full menu of delicious options.

  Call our Social Event Team for more information 678-318-2027.

  • Military Discount
Facility Amenities
  • Free Parking
  • Parking on Site
  • Public Restrooms
  • Restaurant on Site
  • Entertainment
Near Interstate Highway
  • 400
  • 85
  • 985
Payment Options
  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Discover
  • Visa
  • Cash Only
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
Group Amenities
  • Group-Friendly
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
  • Accessible
  • Open Year 'Round
Average Entrée Price
  • $10-$19
Meals Served
  • Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
Cuisine Served
  • American
Parking Amenities
  • Parking Lot Parking
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