A new arcade opened 30 minutes outside Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with all the hard-to-find old-school video games. One small fee and you can play all day.

Old School Arcade Games

As a child of the 1980s, I could never count the hours I spent playing video games. It was a different era, so these weren't hours spent in my room by myself. No, my gaming hours were spent at the greatest place to ever fill space at a shopping mall, Aladdin's Castle Arcade.

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A pocket full of quarters could easily translate into more than a few hours of entertainment in the same space with dozens of other video game lovers. Space Invaders, Galaga, Pac-Man, Donkey King, Tempest, Joust, and Asteroids, are my all-time favorite games. Playing some sort of equivalent on an Xbox or PlayStation just isn't the same.

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Vintage Video Arcade

That's not only a dream, losing a rainy Saturday in a vintage video arcade, but it's also pretty much the name of a four-month-old business for a fellow vintage video game lover in Mukwonago, Wisconsin, (just about 30 minutes southwest of Milwaukee.

Vintage Vault Arcade in Wisconsin

If it wasn't for this recent sorry from tmj4.com I would not have known James Srnec's story.

James wasn't an immediate fan of the games that hold a special place in my heart, in fact, as the TMJ story points out, James spent more time playing Halo than Pac-Man. That changed when James bought his first big vintage cabinet video game. Things quickly changed and James kept accumulating more games. That passion is now why we have Vintage Vault Arcade at 715 Main Street, Suite 200 in Mukwonago, WI

Unlimited Free Play Video Games

You won't need any quarters at Vintage Vault Arcade, you just pay $20 and you can play as many games as you want, for as long as you want. They just opened in January of 2023, They're open Friday through Sunday, from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

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According to Vintage Vault Arcade's Facebook page, the arcade has 110 games in play with more on the way. I make the trip[ to Milwaukee often, so I'll be stopping in soon with a 20-dollar bill and some free time.

I know a great spot to grab some burgers and bloody marys afterward.

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