Coin-Operated Arcade Machines
If you're a fan of retro gaming or end of the pier entertainment, then you'll love coin-operated arcade machines. From pinball machines to air hockey games, these machines don't just belong in amusement arcades, they'll create a unique focal point in your home too.
If you run a business, then arcade games could be a good investment and an extra source of income. Customers can play Space Invaders while they wait for take-aways, or little ones can have a ride on Thomas while Mum's doing the shopping. And what pub would be complete without a slot machine?
If you're planning to buy a machine for public use, check which licences are required, as most coin-operated machines will need one.
Gamers will love full-size or bartop size gaming machines. Look out for cabinets fitted with some of the best retro games like Donkey Kong, Space Invaders and Frogger. If you can't decide which game you prefer, there are machines that play a selection of games. Classic table-style arcade games are a fun addition to any home or workplace. They make unusual coffee tables.
If your budget can't stretch to a genuine retro arcade cabinet, then consider making your own. The housing can be constructed using a pre-cut wooden flat pack; you'll then need to add the electronics, screen, speakers and control panels. You can even source artwork and marquees to decorate your machine when it's finished.
Other Popular Arcade Machines
Coin pushers, racing games and crane grabbers are just a few of the games of chance available. If you'd prefer your gaming Vegas style, then look out for slot machines. These are also known as fruit machines and one-armed bandits.
If gambling isn't your thing, then how about an air hockey game, a punch ball game or a pinball machine. Kiddie rides like Thomas' train or Postman Pat's mail van are great if you have little ones. They're also perfect for parties. If you're looking for something a bit more unusual, then how about a Japanese Pachinko game?