For a fun day out, head to one of Connecticut’s best arcades. With options focused on toddlers, tweens, teens, and adults, everyone in the family is sure to have a fun time playing both classics and new games. Adults may even opt to grab a beer and play a round of Pac-Man at one of the many options on this list!
Bounce Town USA is an arcade with an indoor inflatable bounce house. For toddlers, there is a safe play area and for school age children there are rock climbing facilities, obstacle courses, and games. Bounce Town USA is a great option for indoor birthday parties and other private events.
In addition to pool tables and darts, Shooter’s has arcade games, air hockey, foosball, and pinball. Kids love birthday parties held at Shooter’s Billiards and Arcade. Shooter’s also teaches billiards lessons, has pool and dart leagues, and a pro shop.
Nomads Adventure Quest is the largest indoor play area in New England. It features laser tag, mini golf, bowling, a climbing wall, and arcade games. They also have a tavern that serves salads, burgers, fish, sandwiches, and more. Entrance to Nomads Adventure Quest is free. Visitors only pay for the activities and games they play.
Ocean Beach Park is a beautiful, fine sand beach with a long boardwalk, an Olympic-size swimming pool, food court, mini golf, an arcade, and more. Find the arcade located in one of the several buildings along the beach’s boardwalk. The arcade is a great way to spend a cloudy or cold day, or to beat the heat when the weather gets too hot.
Dave and Buster’s is a popular gaming chain with businesses located across the United States. This is a family-friendly environment with numerous video game options and winners can exchange tickets for prizes.
The Tree House Arcade at Foxwoods Resort and Casino is a perfect option for kids and teens to play while parents enjoy their own casino games. Games at the Tree House Arcade include arcade classics, pinball, and others. Additionally, winning tickets can be redeemed for prizes.
Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino has a Kid’s Quest and a Cyber Quest. Kid’s Quest is a fun childcare facility in Mohegan Sun for kids age six weeks to 12-years-old. It features a separate room for little children and non-violent video games for older kids. Cyber Quest is a professionally supervised arcade for everyone, although children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent. Game winners can also exchange tickets for prizes.
How about an arcade especially for adults? Barcade is just that, an arcade and bar combination meant for a fun night out. In addition to great beer, Barcade has classic video games such as “Pac-Man,” “Centipede,” “Donkey Kong,” “Tetris,” “Tron,” and many more. To go along with the games and beer, they serve several great food specials such as $1 taco Tuesdays and $0.50 boneless wings on Thursdays.
With indoor and outdoor fun, Sonny’s Place is somewhere families can spend the entire day and never get bored. There are batting cages, miniature golf, a rock wall, zip lines, and an arcade. The arcade has racing games, claw games, “Ice Ball,” “Connect 4,” “NBA Hoops Basketball,” and much more. Tickets can also be cashed in for prizes.
Fun For Kids is an arcade, bowling alley, and pool hall for children and adults. Classic racing games, skee ball, air hockey, and other games allow players to collect points and win prizes. Fun For Kids also has a 3,000 foot laser tag arena for more active fun.