Playing an arcade game is the most fun a person can have with a quarter, aside from attempting to rip it in two to impress job interviewers or giving George Washington a tiny makeover: for $10, you get $22 worth of tokens (88 tokens) at Family Amusement Corporation's expansive arcade. Most, but not all of the equipment, takes tokens, and most games cost 1–4 tokens.
Since 1971, the Peck family has kept abreast of the trends and tools of their trade, amassing a dizzying array of video games, pinball machines, and entertainment gizmos. The diverse menagerie of video machines entertain joystickers with the realistic simulations of modern racing and fighting games, and the old-school nostalgia of steam-powered coin-ops from the ’70s and ’80s please vintage gamers. A vast library of tunes from the Internet jukebox sets button mashing to music, and pinball machines record high scores for posterity amid the glittering neon and mirrors of the arcade's hallowed halls. In addition to seeking onscreen amusement, button pushers can suit up for friendly bouts of air hockey, and foosball fans can show their love of the game with diminutive hooligan antics.
More than 200 games cover the 5000 sq. ft. Family Arcade. Here are just a few:
- Air hockey
- Basketball shooters
- Row after row of pinball machines
- Dance games
- Fighting games
- First person shooter games
The classic arcade is open every day of the week from 8:30 a.m.–1:30 a.m. and open late on the weekends until 2:30a.m.
Parking is available in the Arcade lot.
Outside the Arcade
Family Arcade also rents a wide variety of entertainment equipment—including jukeboxes—to restaurants, movie studios, and other businesses. Over the years, the Pecks have supplied pinball machines and other games to be used as props in a number of films and TV shows.
Meet the Family Behind the Arcade
The Peck Family, Circa the 1970s
Family Arcade lives up to the first word in its name. In 1971, Harry and David Peck founded the company, an arcade and supplier of coin-operated amusement equipment. Over the decades, they've amassed countless pinball machines, arcade games, pool tables, and much more.
The Peck Family, 40 Years Later
Harry and David are still at it more than 40 years later, now with the help of sons Robert and Stephen.
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