August 2008

Old arcade new again

It had been ten years since I set foot in an arcade, mostly because all the old-fashioned arcades here are gone. At least the ones I remember going to when I was a kid. (By the way, to the previous poster, I too remember the old Aurora Village arcade and it is missed...) So, when last week I had to plan an outing for two ten-year old girls I immediately thought about arcades, and I remembered the last arcade I went to, Gameworks, in downtown Seattle. It's not new, and it's not really called an arcade, but inside it is wall-to-wall video games. They even have the old favorites like Ms. Pacman and Frogger decked out in wood consoles to give it that old pizza place feel.