I found a great game product on the market that I'll be using for my Carnival Shooting Gallery. I really wanted to incorporate something like this into my theme and even considered trying to adapt those targeting guns and sensors sold in the toy departments and making my own, but overall price and moving the sensors around somehow to make it challenging made it seem unreasonable. Then I came across this game, "Johnny the Skull", by FotoramaUSA. I love little Johnny, a skeleton whose skull spins around the room and shoots out visions of ghosts onto the walls. It comes with a target gun (with counter) in the single game version, two guns in the deluxe version. You syncronize the gun/guns to Johnny's one eye and press one of his game level setting toes and target practice begins. You get to reload twice I believe (6 blasts per round) and the counter on the gun keeps track of your winning ghost hits. The audio for the game is pretty nice as well.
The kids love playing with this, just got it this week, and the skeleton/skull and ghosts are just perfect for use in a halloween carnival shooting gallery. I think I'll be turning our single garage into the shooting gallery where I can get a nice dark place for the ghosts to appear. Not sure how I'll award the high shooter, maybe with a carnival ticket to be used in the rest of the haunt, but I think this will be a hit.
This game came out last year and quickly became scarce I guess, although you can still find it online in a few places. Toys r Us carried it last year as well. I spoke with someone at the company and channels should be restocked shortly, maybe at the end of the month if I recall correctly. I believe I was told that the deluxe version sold with 2 guns will be sold thru the company's website and thru Learning Express Toys stores. I'm really excited about adding this to my carnival theme.
Here's a link to FotoramaUSA's website (requires Flash BTW, although you can access Johnny The Skull's instructions at the bottom of the site for more info on how the game works), and a link to an online vendor's YouTube video of the promo video--this is what sent me on a mission to find the game!