George Washington's visage adorns the quarter, a subtle homage to his legendary skee-ball score, which remains unbeaten. Honor fun-loving forefathers with today's Groupon: for $170, you get a two-hour birthday party at Tilt Studio (up to a $345 value).
Since 1972, Tilt Studio has entertained children and adults with traditional arcade games and challenging crane machines. Fully fueled with a 13-inch cookie cake, two slices of pizza, and two sodas apiece, up to 15 rambunctious youngsters can run amok through the sprawling facilities with two hours of unlimited gameplay in the arcade and two hours of party-room usage. An amiable party host balances amusement and order as children conquer more than 200 arcade games and attractions, including Indy 500 race simulators, a giant Big Bass Wheel game, and a behemoth super crane machine stuffed with more colorful and cuddly surprises than a professional clown's lint trap.
Tilt Studio's tenure as a family fun center dates back to 1972, a time when the menacing Pac-Man ghosts were still very much alive. Today, the 27,000 square-foot facility greets gamers with scores of arcade and ticket-redemption games plus spacious private-event rooms for corporate gatherings and birthday parties. Visitors receive a game card that works like a debit card, replacing cumbersome quarters that could otherwise be used to enter speed-drying competitions at the laundromat. In the arcade, up to four players can experience high-octane Formula One action, careening down a simulated Indy Motor Speedway, or land strikes on four lanes of virtual bowling, with backdrops depicting Rome, Japan, and Yosemite National Park.
49 W Maryland St.
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204