What You'll Get
The family is the basic unit of society—yet, statistically, family members are the very people most likely to steal your extra KFC Double Down Sandwich™. Solidify family alliances and suss out enemies with today's Groupon: for $16, you get an all-day video-game play pass at GameWorks, a mega-arcade located on the Strip, near M&M World and the MGM Grand. The $2 card-activation fee is included, giving this Groupon a total value of $37. Each card purchased can only be used by one person; buy up to five and bring the entire family or a school of bipedal fish.
GameWorks is a gigantic arcade constructed with flashy Vegas panache. The family-friendly environment is perfect for kids and fun-loving adults alike, ensuring that everyone involved will have a delightful time murdering zombies or whacking moles who murder zombies. Choose from a windmill-factory’s worth of 200-plus video games, including crowd favorites such as Guitar Hero, Razing Storm, and Midnight Max Tune 3. Race a raucous motion car game while imagining your head is bald with The Fast and the Furious, or pay a nostalgic visit to the old school with games such as Pac-Man, Mario Kart, and Space Wonder. Your card is also valid for virtual dance stations and shooting games. Although today’s Groupon does not cover the cost of food or drinks, you won’t have far to wander for sustenance thanks to an on-site restaurant and two bars with potent potables for the adults.
Reviews of GameWorks are positive, with more than 20 Citysearchers offering 4.5 stars, and 16 Insider Pages users leaving 4. Though some Yelpers note that games have shown some wear and tear, the overall experience is still fun, with 41 reviewers giving three stars:
- There is a good selection [of games] so I’m sure that you can find something you like while you wait it out to play the latest and greatest. – Steve B., Yelp
- This is like no other aracade [sic]. Not only do they have games but also a rock wall. The whole family can enjoy themselves down under the streets of Vegas playing their hearts out. Worth the price to keep the kids happy. – Stephanie F., Insider Pages
- We lost track of time because there were a ridiculous amount of games to play. They even have the old school games I loved growing up. Drinks + Games = FUN. – harrypotterl0va, Citysearch
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 12, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 5 per person. Card sharing is not allowed. Valid for use on video games only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.