Like dress shirts and elevators, video games are easy to use and provide hours of carefree fun with buttons. Press start with today's Groupon to Game Pazzo in Downers Grove. Choose between two options:
• For $35, you get a 10-hour gaming punch card plus 10 free games (an $80 value).
• For $6, you get $12 worth of sandwiches, drinks, and more at the Game Pazzo café.
A 13,000-square-foot retail and gaming center, Game Pazzo invites guests to relax in leather lounge chairs in front of more than 50 HDTVs and take on systems such as Xbox 360, Playstation, Wii, Kinect, and more. All games and gamers are hooked up to the Internet, creating a more social gaming experience than playing yourself in a game of chess or playing your dog in a game of Scattergories. Players participating in Rock Band are able to unfurl their melodies atop an elevated stage illuminated by colored lights and over-sized speakers, with the performance captured on camera to show to friends and prospective employers.
An active and able staff facilitates the gaming experience, and punch cards can be used over multiple visits, so players can feel free to ditch their virtual friend Mario at any time to go visit their real-life friend, the Princess.
Because virtual activity can lead to real hunger, which can in turn lead to chewing on controllers, button pushers can pause to peruse a mouth-friendly menu sporting jalapeño poppers ($5.75), nachos ($2.75), pizza ($3–$3.75 per slice), and other snacks at the Game Pazzo café. Combo meals ($4.75–$6.25) allow the amply appetited to choose between pizza, burgers, hot dogs, and an array of boli-style sandwiches, all accompanied by either fries or chips and a drink.
If playing video games were an Olympic sport, Game Pazzo in Downers Grove would serve as its arena.Alicia Spates, Suburban Life, 3/22/11
90% of 241 customers recommend
“Sadly, it is closing in 2 weeks. It's a shame too because it's a great place. The staff were very nice and my son, his friends and I really had a great time. ”
“Be patient and friendly to the limited staff and they will treat you like royalty. Seek out Eric: he's the most gentlemanly attendant ever.”
“It was so much fun for the kids! The workers helped non stop. They could also use computers. Plus there was a bar w/TVs for the adults to watch games or play pool....”
“It was so much fun for the kids! The workers helped non stop. They could also use computers. Plus there was a bar w/TVs for the adults to watch games or play pool. The pizza was pretty good, too. It cost a $1 each time a kid changed a video game.”
2011 63rd St.
Downers Grove, Illinois 60516Get Directions