Anyone can take on a new persona at Halloween, but very few people earn the right to keep theirs throughout the year. Rich Oltmann is one of those people. To game manufacturers and arcade owners around the world, he’s known simply as the "Guru of Games," a nickname earned through years of designing and manufacturing whiz-bang games of skill. While his creations grace game rooms across the world, many can be found only among hundreds of other ticket-spewing consoles in the Haunted Trails Amusement Park arcade.
In addition to Oltmann's games, Haunted Trails Amusement Park hosts entertainments including two 18-hole miniature-golf courses, three go-kart tracks, batting cages, and rides. In the Frightmare Haunted House, visitors tour a two-story maze populated by terrifying clowns, reapers, and creatures that scare teenagers by making them choose a college major. An onsite restaurant helps guests refuel after putt-putt challenges, and a party room hosts gatherings ranging from birthdays to holiday bashes.