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Underground Retrocade - Open Gaming

Let's take a trip to Underground Retrocade in West Dundee. We haven't been there yet, so let's take a look. They specialize in old school arcade games.

From their site: http://www.undergroundretrocade.com/
"The Underground Retrocade’s mission is to transport players back to their original arcade experience by featuring games from the golden era, as they were played using the correct cabinets, controls, and displays. We will never use multicade machines because it’s just not the same as the real thing. We hope to complete the experience with “background ambiance” and decor from the 80′s.

After watching what a huge service Doc Mac and the crew at the Galloping Ghost Arcade have done to reignite the passion of arcade enthusiasts everywhere, we decided to follow the axiom of the sincerest form of flattery. The Underground has become a family obsession to make available the best of classic arcade gaming in an atmosphere that both brings back those great memories from your youth and creates a community to service both enthusiasts and occasional players in a high value pay once and play as much as you want environment."

They have different pricing structures with $14 to play all day or $10 for an hour or $6 for half an hour. So pick your own price for the time you want to stay. They stay open until 1:00am, so feel free to stay all night.

Normally with these arcade Meetups, we eat together before hand, so stay tuned for info on a "pre-meetup" dinner to meetup and hang out before we game.

In the City? Post if you'll need a ride. Amanda can fit a couple people in her car, but any other city drivers that want to come normally are cool enough to let you bum a ride also.

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  • Clifford H.

    Hey everyone. Sorry to tell you all this but the meetup for tonight has been cancelled. It's already started snowing and it's supposed to get worse tonight so we think it's too risky especially since people would be driving from kind of far away for this one. Right now it's rescheduled it for next Saturday. feel free to comment here if that date works or doesn't work or any other suggestions you guys have. Thanks

    January 4, 2014

    • Keith S.

      Any word on as to what date this event will be rescheduled for?

      January 12, 2014

  • Keith S.

    I can't do 1/11 or 1/18 but I am am free 1/25 so if anyone wants to join me I will be there then.

    January 4, 2014

  • Andrew Y.

    Does this event really only last 4 hours, or is the 1am time in the description when they close?

    January 3, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Keith, you are correct in that everyone is welcome to play from open to close, however the all-day price is $15 now. All-day entry includes exit and enter privileges, so you can take a break for lunch and/or dinner break and then come back for more.

      January 3, 2014

    • Andrew Y.

      I honestly don't know if I'll be there for more than 4 hours, but it's nice to know the option is there, especially in cases where the drive is a bit out.

      January 4, 2014

  • Keith S.

    Maybe I'll make the next event

    January 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Disappointed that we won't get to meet you this time around, Amanda, but we'll do our best to welcome the CVGC and make them feel at home!

    January 3, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Just a quick update since this meetup was scheduled. Our all day price is $15, and the half hour rate is no longer available. Soft and energy drinks range from $1-3. We don't sell food, nor can you normally bring outside food or drink into the arcade, but we did make prior arrangements with Amanda so that if you'd like to have pizza delivered and consume it in our party room, you're more than welcome to do so. Adult beverages are available 4 doors to our east at Dylan's Pub; they go out of their way to take care of Underground guests and have a great menu to boot.

      January 3, 2014

  • Amanda

    Hi guys, I won't be attending this event. Something came up with work and I won't be able to make it. Cliff and David can be your point people for this event. Thanks all, and Happy New Year.

    (Sorry Scott!!!)

    January 3, 2014

  • Robert H.

    I'm still interested but I really need a ride from Skokie. Is there anyone nearby who would be willing to help me out? I'll chip in for gas money.

    January 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey guys, I just joined the group and this sounds like a great outing and a good way to meet some members. Any change I could get a ride as well? I live in the Oak Park area and can meet people wherever is most convenient. Not a problem if there's no rides available though!

    December 24, 2013

    • Clifford H.

      I live in Forest Park. I could probably get you.

      January 1, 2014

  • Dave H.

    Probably can't make it as of now. Friends' birthday get together is that night. Hope you all have a good time.

    January 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds fun. I would like to join. May I have a ride if it is possible? I am at lake view. Thanks for hosting the event.

    December 29, 2013

  • Russell W.

    Very cool - this is pretty close to me and I didn't know this place existed.

    December 8, 2013

  • Keith S.

    I live in West Dundee so it doesn't make sense for me NOT to come :)

    November 24, 2013

  • Robert H.

    I will definitely need a ride Amanda if you don't mind making a detour through Skokie.

    November 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Amanda, thanks for organizing! We have group pricing with pre-purchase, and a party room we'd be happy to let the group use if they'd like to order in pizza. Just let us know how we can help!

    1 · November 18, 2013

    • Amanda

      Awesome, Scott! I'll email you and we can talk about it!

      1 · November 18, 2013

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