Trip to Brookfield

Play like a kid again at the Galloping Ghost Arcade in Brookfield, Illinois

Posted on 11/26/2015

Technology ushered a way of playing games. You can play games right at home with a number of gizmos and gadgets available today, but there is nothing like playing games in a good old-fashioned game arcade. If you want to play like a kid again, head to Galloping Ghost Arcade.

Located in the village of Brookfield, Illinois, 12 miles from Chicago, Galloping Ghost Arcade is one of the largest game arcades in the world. It was opened to the public in 2010 with 130 games that were restored for everyone to have fun with. It was in the 1930s when the first coin-operated pin-ball machine was developed, after which, a number of games were created that were made of wood, and it was during the 70’s when these game machines began being created using solid-state electronics. It was also at this time when home video game consoles were introduced and the face of the gaming world changed. By the late 1990’s game arcades   popularity went on a decline. Today, gamers can play anytime and anywhere, but game arcades still provide the ultimate gaming experience.  

Opened in 2010, Galloping Ghost Arcade is one of the largest and coolest game arcades in the world. It started with 130 restored arcade games. Envisioned to provide gaming experience not found anywhere else, the arcade has since grew in size and popularity. It is now home to more than 440 arcade games from all over the world including Mario Bros., Pac Man, Tetris, Mortal Kombat, Tekken, Tron, NBA Jam, Food Fight, Asteroids, Aliens,and Dragon Ball Z, just to name a few. Galloping Ghost Arcade has gained so much popularity that more than 180 game records have been established in the arcade! Game tournaments are held throughout the year so you can test your mettle and reflexes with a number of game experts from all over the country.

Want to take a trip down memory lane and show your kids how cool it is to play in an gaming arcade? Head to Galloping Ghost Arcade and enjoy hours of gaming! 

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