What You'll Get
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. Keep your quarters intact with today's Groupon: for $7, you get one adult admission to the Pacific Pinball Museum in Alameda (a $15 value).
An on-site collection of about 90 machines lines the senses-stimulating confines of the Pacific Pinball Museum, featuring rows of both contemporary and vintage models. Machines dating back to 1936 beckon to visitors, who have free playing rights with their admission. Pinball's ancient ancestors reside untouchable behind a red, velvet stanchion and include Montague Redgrave Parlor Bagatelle, which in 1879 supplanted filling the moats of neighboring castles with shaving cream as the most popular pastime. Grandiose murals of classic-machine art adorn the walls above machines ranging from 1950s woodrail to modern-day dot-matrix display. Pull the plunger on games such as Twilight Zone, Funhouse, CSI, El Dorado, and Creature from the Black Lagoon, which emerges from the depths of the museum with a single silver ball.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 10, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Not valid on New Year's Eve or during special events. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.