It's a well known fact that the BPB community is one of the most tight knit in all of Yelpland, but what happens when you split the community in half and have them compete in various games representing their county? A ton of fun – that's what.
Last Saturday members of the Yelp Elite Squad and their guests witnessed the first ever Yelp Games: Broward VS Palm Beach at IKEA Sunrise in an epic battle that pitted friend vs friend and brought strangers together to team up and represent for Broward or Palm Beach. Broward donned white and Palm Beach wore black – and after getting ready for war with Yelp tattoos, schwag, face paint and grabbing pompoms, it was off to the games.
The entire store was exclusively open for this event after-hours – with Yelpers running up and down the showroom as they competed in seven games: putting a slipcover on a sofa, building a bookshelf, trivia, setting a table, dressing a bed, counting stuffed animals and the grand finale – a meatball eating relay! With the scored tied 3 – 3 going into the meatball eating relay 5 members of each team sat down to devour 5 Swedish meatballs each.
Broward took the finale and what seemed like the entire game, but upon further review it was discovered that there was a false start – and the decision was reversed – giving Palm Beach the win! It was all handshakes and high fives though, as both teams enjoyed a delicious spread from the IKEA Restaurant, brews from Mack House and some tunes from MY93.9! IKEA also gave out $1,000 in gift-cards, everyone went home with a goodie bag and the entire Palm Beach team went home with new glassware for their kitchens!