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.