What You'll Get
Like a bumper sticker or a PowerPoint presentation on rectangles, video games can get by on bad graphics if they're fun. Feast eyes on a range of visuals with today's Groupon: for $20, you get an all-day game pass (a $45 value) to GameWorks in Tempe.
Saturated with flickering visuals and arcade noises, GameWorks harbors a hodgepodge of video games with interactive and simulated features for guests to explore. Staff members bequeath each gamer with an all-day game-pass card, which grants all-access admission to nearly 80% of the facility's games, with more than 200 options. Friends, family members, or fans of magnetism can swipe their card every 60 seconds at the gaming stations to rev up the Sega Rally 3 racing capsule or replenish ghoulish passersby in House of the Dead 4. Though available for a gamut of graphics, the card does not work for games that award tickets or prizes, such as the claw machines, pool tables, and basketball-shot games. Each game card activates following the initial swipe and expires when the gaming facility closes later that same day. However, like shared birthday celebrations for twins, card sharing is not permitted.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jan 23, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 10 per person. Not valid until 10/22/11. Must activate by 01/22/12. Not valid for prize or ticketed games. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
GameWorks fosters friendly competition between kids and adults by surrounding pizza and half-pound burgers with a mosaic of interactive pursuits. Each location holds more than 200 arcade-style games, as well as lower-tech classics such as pinball and skee-ball. Other games shower high scorers with tickets that can be exchanged for prizes or collected to make a fun mummy disguise.