Before the XBox and Playstation, playing games in the arcade was what kids did for fun. If you were around in the 80s and 90s, you may have many fond memories of these games yourself. Now that they are considered “retro,” arcade gaming units are back in style, but many children now don’t even know what they are.
At your next party, relive the nostalgia and teach the kids a little gaming history. Rent some of the most classic games from Creative Event Services. You surely have many questions, so let’s talk a little more in-depth about how you can take your party to the next level.
What kinds of parties are arcade games suitable for?
Arcade games can liven up any party, but there are some themes and occasions that will tie the whole event together. These are:
Retro 80s/90s themed parties
After all, this era was considered the Golden Age of arcade gaming. There’s no occasion better for these games that kids and adults alike will enjoy!
Children’s birthday parties
Classic arcade games are a new experience for children growing up today. They’re accustomed to newer technology, so these game units will add an element of curiosity and wonder.
If you regularly plan fundraising events, you know that people will pay for nostalgia and quirky themes. Formal dinners are boring. You can target a whole new demographic and attract more guests when you add an element of fun. Many parents will want to make memories with their children by sharing this love of classic games which ultimately puts more money in your pocket.
Why rent arcade games for a party?
There are several reasons why classic arcade games make a fine addition to any party activity, especially for children. These include, but aren’t limited to:
- The timelessness of it. Arcade games never really went out of style, they just became the favorite choice of adults reliving their nostalgia. All of them can be fun for kids, but few people have been able to introduce their children to the magic of the joystick.
- It is an easy way to occupy kids. Children seem to gravitate toward anything that’s new to them, especially if it is colorful and bright. Arcade games check off all of those boxes, so the kids will ditch the adults for some newfound fun while you get to kick back and talk with friends.
Which games can you play on classic arcade units?
When you think of classic arcade games, there must be a few that instantly come to mind. Hundreds of games were made to satisfy players way back when, but some are considerably more popular than the rest. The games that you can expect the kids to love on these units include:
- Donkey Kong
- Sonic the Hedgehog
- Mortal Kombat (warning: this game may be too graphic for younger children)
Additional Questions and Concerns
Some of you may already be sold on the concept of watching your kids and all of their friends play the games you used to love, but others may still need some answers. Don’t worry; we’re going to give you the nitty gritty on these classic arcade units.
Do they cost money to play?
No! No quarters are required to access these arcade games. There is no fun in playing a game at a party when you have to shell out all of your lunch money.
How many people can play at a time?
Most units allow two people to play at the same time. The children can compete and play side-by-side with no pushing, shoving, or fighting over whose turn it is next.
How much do they cost to rent?
The cost of renting these arcade machines varies depending on several factors, but you can contact us to get a quote. We will be happy to work with you and all of your party needs.
If you have an event that could be spiced up by a timelessly cool activity, rent these classic arcade units for everyone to enjoy. The kids will thank you for teaching them something new, and the parents will be grateful that their own children are occupied and relatively quiet.
If your party is hosted in Hartford, Boston, or New York, Creative Event Services can accommodate all of your partying needs. Contact us for a quote on party supplies today.