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Why You Should Add Kiddie Rides to Your Arcade Game Room

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Adding Kiddie Rides to Your Arcade Game Room

(Betson) Arcade game rooms have always been a hub of entertainment for people of all ages. From classic pinball machines to cutting-edge virtual reality experiences, arcade owners strive to create an immersive and enjoyable atmosphere. While arcade games alone can attract customers, adding kiddie rides to your game room can take the fun quotient to the next level. This blog post will explore the benefits of incorporating kiddie rides into your arcade and discuss why they can be a fantastic addition for kids and their parents.

Enhancing the Entertainment Value

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Arcades have evolved significantly, catering to different generations and preferences. Kiddie rides offer an additional layer of entertainment that appeals specifically to young children. Often themed with popular characters or vehicles, these rides can transport children to their favorite worlds while parents enjoy other arcade attractions. Including kiddie rides ensures families can spend more time at your establishment, boosting customer satisfaction and encouraging repeat visits.

Expanding Target Demographics

While arcade games primarily attract teenagers and adults, incorporating kiddie rides widens the customer base, including families with young children. By accommodating different age groups, you create an inclusive environment that caters to the needs of a broader audience. This expansion can increase foot traffic, attract new customers, and drive higher revenue.

Generating Additional Revenue Streams

Kiddie rides are not just an investment in fun; they can also be a profitable addition to your arcade game room. These rides typically operate pay-per-use, providing a new revenue stream. With proper maintenance and regular updates to the ride offerings, you can create an ongoing income source that supplements your arcade’s financial success.

Boosting Customer Loyalty

Creating a memorable experience is crucial for any arcade seeking to foster customer loyalty. Kiddie rides can play a significant role in achieving this goal. Children who have an enjoyable time on the rides are likely to request future visits to your arcade. Parents will also appreciate your effort in creating a family-friendly environment, making them more likely to choose your arcade over competitors.

Cross-Promotion and Merchandising Opportunities

Themed kiddie rides provide opportunities for cross-promotion and merchandising. You can leverage existing fan bases and increase brand recognition by featuring popular characters or franchises. Moreover, you can consider selling related merchandise such as toys, clothing, or collectibles in your arcade, tapping into the potential of ancillary revenue streams.

Creating a Safe and Controlled Environment


Arcades are well-known for their focus on safety and security. Kiddie Rides allow you to maintain that reputation by providing young children with a safe and controlled environment. Ensure that the rides are regularly inspected and meet all necessary safety standards. Additionally, assign staff members to monitor the rides and assist children as needed, further enhancing the overall experience and reassuring parents.

Adding kiddie rides to your arcade game room offers numerous benefits that can significantly impact your business’s success. From enhancing the entertainment value and expanding your target demographic to generating additional revenue streams and fostering customer loyalty, these rides are an investment worth considering. Creating a safe, fun-filled environment that caters to the entire family can differentiate your arcade from competitors and establish a reputation as a go-to entertainment destination.

So, why wait? Take the plunge and let the joy of kiddie rides propel your arcade game room to new heights and the GAD sales team can assist you on finding the right Kiddie Rides for your arcade, game room or restaurant.

New! Elton John Pinball

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Chicago (October 19, 2023) – Jersey Jack Pinball (JJP) has partnered with musical icon @Elton John on its latest masterpiece, Elton John Pinball, now available for purchase!

This remarkable pinball machine—designed and manufactured in the United States by JJP in close collaboration with Elton John—ushers in a new era of kinetic entertainment, featuring state-of-the-art technology, innovative design, and a dynamic music experience, including songs such as Rocket Man, Tiny Dancer, Bennie And The Jets, and many more of Elton’s greatest hits.
Hall of Fame game designer Steve Ritchie and his team have created a pinball experience that will delight casual players, collectors, and enthusiasts alike, showcasing Elton John’s legendary career through the inventiveness and quality that are synonymous with Jersey Jack Pinball. Arcades and collectors can now own a cherished piece of musical history and pinball artistry, melded into one exceptional collectible.
“Having Elton John actively involved in the creative process sets a new standard for pinball machines and showcases the passion and artistry that go into every aspect of JJP games,” says Steve Ritchie.
Featuring Elton John’s iconic songs, legendary performances, and dazzling stage presence, Elton John Pinball machine takes players on a pinball journey inspired by his illustrious career. The game is a playable masterpiece, merging cutting-edge sound, video, and game design with groundbreaking technology. Players are transported to the front row of his live performances as they groove to 16 full-length studio master tracks delivered through a 120-Watt, 2.1 stereo sound system. The game further comes to life with over 1,000 interactive LED lights and multiple LCD displays. Animations and exclusive footage from Elton’s remarkable career complete the overall package.
Elton John Pinball can be purchased directly through an authorized Jersey Jack Pinball distributor. A complete list of distributors can be found here.
Award-Winning Designs
Get ready for a fast-paced pinball experience from Jersey Jack Pinball designer Steve Ritchie, widely known as the King of Pinball and the Master of Flow. Ritchie’s celebrated and award-winning pinball designs include such titles as Star Wars, Elvis, AC/DC, and more. The machine features hand-drawn artwork packages from artists Christopher Franchi, John Youssi, and Jean-Paul De Win. Rules and software design were led by industry veteran Bill Grupp.
This game is truly music to your ears, with 16 Elton John studio master tracks with custom voice callouts by Elton himself. Platinum and Collector’s Edition playfields are packed with features, including an interactive Elton John toy, a rocket sculpture with LED flames, a Tiny Dancer motorized toy, a Crocodile Rock physical lock toy, a grand piano three-ball lock with diverter, a micro LED piano marquee, 14 multi-LED star inserts, Rocka-Box three-bank drop targets, three multi-LED Bennie and the Jets bumpers, two rapid spinner targets, and more!
Platinum and Collector’s Editions
The Platinum Edition includes Platinum metallic armor, Sparkle RadCals with an exclusive cabinet art package by artist Christopher Franchi, inner-art blades, a dual layer acrylic LED topper, 1,294+ individually controllable RGB LEDs, company founder Jack Guarnieri signature card, and an individually numbered Platinum Edition plaque. The Platinum Edition is available for purchase at $12,000 USD.
The highly anticipated Collector’s Edition includes an interactive dual-monitor “SUPERSTAR” topper with laser light show, golden metallic laser-cut armor, gold sparkle RadCals with an exclusive CE art package by John Youssi and Jean-Paul De win, inner-art blades, a sparkle playfield, a mirrored backglass, 1,570 individually controlled RGB LEDs, interactive cabinet light show with 260+ individually controlled RGB LEDs, a holographic bottom arch, a laser-cut action button plate, designer Steve Ritchie’s signature card, and an individually numbered Collector’s Edition plaque. The Collector’s Edition is limited to only 1,000 units and is available for purchase at $15,000 USD.
About Elton John
Elton’s career achievements to date are unsurpassed in their breadth and longevity. Elton is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time. In the UK and US charts alone he has 1 diamond, 33 platinum or multi-platinum, and 22 gold albums as well as over 85 Top 40 hits. He has sold more than 300 million records worldwide.
He holds the record for the biggest-selling physical single of all time, “Candle in the Wind 1997”, which sold over 33 million copies. Released in 2017 ‘Diamonds’ the Ultimate Greatest Hits album, became Elton’s 43rd UK Top 40 album and has spent over 300 consecutive weeks in the top 75 of the UK album charts, over 190 of these in the top 20. This release celebrated 50 years of his songwriting partnership with Bernie Taupin. It reached a UK peak position of No. 2 in July 2023, achieving 4 times platinum status in the process and is the longest charting album of Elton’s career 62-deep catalogue.
August 2018 saw Elton named as the most successful male solo artist in the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart history, having logged 67 entries, including nine No. 1s and 29 Top 10s. ‘The Lockdown Sessions’, an album of collaborations recorded during the COVID-19 Pandemic, was released in October 2021 and went straight to No. 1 in the UK album Charts, becoming Elton’s 8th UK No. 1 album in the process. Its lead single “Cold Heart (PNAU Remix) with Dua Lipa” became a bona fide global hit, reaching No. 1 in over 20 charts world-wide, including the UK and Australia. Its success meant that Elton became the first ever solo artist to score a UK Top 10 hit single in six consecutive decades. In America, he holds the record for longest span between Billboard top 40 hits at 50 years. He currently has logged 71 entries, including nine No. 1s and 29 Top 10s. Elton also holds the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart record with 18 No. 1s and 76 total songs. Summer of 2022 saw another global smash single, as Elton and Britney Spears released ‘Hold Me Closer’, a Top 5 hit in the UK and a No. 1 hit in the Australian single charts.
Elton announced the ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour at New York’s Gotham Hall in January 2018. The tour kicked off on 10th September 2018 in North America and subsequently saw Elton play 330 shows to over 6.25 million fans across the UK, Europe, North America, and Australia. The shows marked his retirement from touring after more than 50 years on the road. In 2019 it was named Billboard’s Top Rock Tour and Pollstar’s Major Tour Of The Year. The U.S. leg of the tour concluded with 3 sell out shows at Dodger Stadium. The concert was live streamed on Disney + in every single territory the channel broadcasts in, a global first. Elton headlined Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage in June 2023, the final UK show before the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour concludes. The Sunday night closer was widely heralded as one of the greatest performances in the festival’s rich history, attracting one of the largest crowds ever witnessed at the festival. It also received the biggest ever televised audience for a Glastonbury set, reaching 7.6m overnight on BBC1. Elton has delivered more than 4,600 performances in more than 80 countries since launching his first tour in 1970.
2019 also saw the release of ‘Rocketman’ and global bestselling autobiography, ‘ME’. An epic fantasy musical motion picture of Elton’s life, ‘Rocketman’ has been a commercial and critical hit, taking close to $200m at the box office. It has won an Oscar, two Golden Globe Awards and a Critics’ Choice Award and garnered four BAFTA nominations .The soundtrack was also nominated for a GRAMMY Award.
Among the many awards and honours bestowed upon him are six GRAMMYs, including a GRAMMY Legend award, a Tony and two Oscars, a Best British Male Artist BRIT Award, induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Kennedy Center Honor, Legend of Live Award, 13 Ivor Novello Awards and a knighthood from HM Queen Elizabeth II for “services to music and charitable services”.
In 1992, Elton established the Elton John AIDS Foundation, which today is a leader in the global fight against HIV/AIDS. So far the Foundation has raised more than $565 million for HIV/AIDS grants, funding more than 3,000 projects in over 90 countries. In June 2019 President Emmanuel Macron presented Elton the Légion d’honneur, France’s highest award, for his lifetime contribution to the arts and the fight against HIV/AIDS. Elton was awarded the Companion of Honour in the 2021 New Year Honours list in the UK. The highest acknowledgement in the list, Elton became one of only 64 people to hold the Honour. September 2022 saw President Biden awarding him the National Humanities Medal in recognition of his storied career and advocacy work to end AIDS.
Always a tireless champion of new artists, Elton has been a leading industry voice in lobbying the government for young artists visa-free touring rights in Europe post Brexit.
About Jersey Jack Pinball
From its founding in 2011, Jersey Jack Pinball (JJP) has earned its reputation as the industry leader in collectable pinball machines, creating the most desirable titles in the modern pinball era. Designed and manufactured in the USA at its Chicago headquarters, JJP is led by an award-winning design team. Easy to play, difficult to master—JJP’s games both honor the rich history of pinball and lead it into the future, with uncompromising standards of design and engineering that are certain to entertain players both old and new.
Industry-Leading Innovation
JJP introduced several industry firsts, including the use of LCD screens, RGB LED lighting, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, camera integration, and other innovative technology. From its first offering, The Wizard of Oz, JJP has continued to revolutionize the pinball experience with groundbreaking releases, including: The Hobbit, Dialed In!, Pirates of the Caribbean, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Guns N’ Roses: Not In This Lifetime, Toy Story 4, The Godfather 50th Anniversary, and now, Elton John.
Learn more about Jersey Jack Pinball at 
Order yours today with authorized Jersey Jack dealer – GAD. 

Galaxy 3 Plus – In Stock

Galaxy 3 Plus – In Stock 390 503 GAD Vending

The newest Galaxy 3 Plus (and Galaxy 3) are in stock and ready for pick up.

An easy game to add to your home game room. Great stand alone game for all ages or adds easily to a game room full of pinball and Golden Tee.

The Galaxy 3 Plus has all the great features plus:

  • Larger 24″ Monitor
  • Enhanced Camera
  • Automatic Target Flip
  • New Games
  • Compatible with all G3’s
  • Live, remote play

An excellent game to add to your family game night.

The Mistress of the Dark Returns! Stern Announces Elvira Blood Red

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Iconic Stern Elvira gets a remake – Blood Red.

While the classic Elvira has never left production (an amazing pinball legacy), this new version looks amazing.

If you are looking to play Elvira while you await this newest version, check the Stern Pinball Locator to find a game near you. Have always dreamed of getting the classic Stern Elvira? GAD has Elvira Premium in stock today.

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Are You Looking to Create an Ultimate Game Room?

Are You Looking to Create an Ultimate Game Room? 851 588 GAD Vending

Arcade Game Room Design Basics

Are you looking to create your business’s ultimate arcade game room experience? If so, there are a few essential elements to remember when designing your space. This article will cover critical factors in organizing a game room, such as the necessary square footage and game types. Arcades games and prizes, done well, will add significant incremental revenue and an experience that will drive return visits.

Square Footage & Cost

Firstly, consider the size of your space and how many games you want to include. A moderate game room of 1,500 to 2,000 square feet can typically fit 20 to 30 games, costing the proprietor or supplier $250,000 to $350,000. It’s worth noting that the industry has seen incredible growth in recent years, and manufacturers are now offering larger-scale attraction pieces, which have increased the average cost per game and square footage requirements.

Key Figures*

  • Average Per Game Budget: $12,000-$15,000
  • Average Per Game Revenue: $250/Week
  • Average Per Game Space Allocation: 65 Square Feet

Layout & Sightlines

When designing the entrance to your arcade space, it’s crucial to create a welcoming and comfortable environment that draws people in. Consider using glass doors or wide entrances with plenty of windows to encourage visitors to come inside while still feeling cozy and comfortable. We typically place “see-through” or low games at the entrance to create an exciting atmosphere, while high-activity simulators or virtual reality games can generate a buzz.

Unattended virtual reality (VR) attractions have become increasingly popular in recent years, offering customers an immersive experience without staff supervision. These attractions often involve high-tech equipment such as VR headsets, controllers, and other interactive devices that allow customers to explore virtual environments and engage in various activities.

To mitigate risks, it is essential to have unattended VR attractions near employees who can maintain the equipment and ensure it functions properly. This can involve regular checks of the equipment and prompt response to any issues or malfunctions that may arise. By having employees nearby, customers can be assured that the equipment is well-maintained and reliable, leading to a more enjoyable and satisfying experience overall.

When it comes to the layout of your arcade game room, think about grouping similar games to make it easier for customers to find what they’re looking for. Place specialty games in a safe but visible area in the back of the arcade to draw traffic in. Use sporting and alley games against side or back walls to encourage customer flow and highlight games near each other.

Plan a bank of Pinball games. There are amazing games that attract all ages. And with code updates and interactive apps from the pinball manufacturers, they just need power and internet to keep attracting players.

Crane games can also bring people back in with prizes such as gift cards and free play. Keeping Crane games stocked with colorful and highly desired merchandise can help this equipment producing profit.

Solid wall space is crucial, especially for new games such as ball, carnival, and sports-themed ones continuously being introduced into the market. These games are most effective when played against a sturdy wall. Placing them in the center of a room can obstruct sightlines and create barriers, which can be a hindrance. Also, loose balls can be a concern if they roll away in the middle of the arcade.

Grouping Games

When it comes to the types of games to include in your arcade game room, consider a mix of video, premium video, and activity/sports games. Video games for gameplay and high scores, shooting, driving, air hockey, and pinball are other popular choices. Premium video games like King Kong of Skull Island VR and Asphalt 9 are also great options, as are activity and sports games such as Connect 4 Hoops, Rock the Rim, and Baseball Pro.

Finally, remember the importance of refreshing your game room regularly. Refreshing 10% to 20% of your room each year, evaluating the health of your game room, checking the age of the games, and moving your room around at least once a year can help keep your arcade game room engaging and exciting for your customers.

Arcade layout and design should not be approached with a one-size-fits-all mentality. While incorporating these tips can enhance the guest experience, working with the customer’s vision and the architect’s design is crucial to create a unique space. GAD has helped design thousands of commercial game rooms for arcades, hotels and business’. And, GAD is an authorized dealer for the best in class manufacturers of games of all kinds. Start by contacting our GAD sales team near you.

Stern Announcement: Stranger Things Is Back!

Stern Announcement: Stranger Things Is Back! 589 620 GAD Vending

After being lost in The Upside Down… Stranger Things Pinball has returned.

Join Mike, Lucas, Dustin, Will and Eleven as they try to uncover the events occurring in Hawkins, and maybe take down a few Demodogs along the way. Don’t miss out on the return of Stranger Things Pinball and El-evate your game room this holiday season!

Can’t wait to add this to your game room? Contact GAD for the latest shipping availability.

Darts – Not Just One Game to Play

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Darts have been popular since, well, forever. An easy game to explain but a difficult game to master.

If you want to learn more about how to play G3 Fire darts, learn from the experts. “How to Play Our Games” is a 50 page tutorial on everything darts.

Learn the basic from set up to how to use the G3 Fire. Then move on to various games – how to play, rules and scoring. From Cricket games to Speed Games and many more. This will wow your friends with new games to play.

GAD has electronic darts in stock available in both new and refurbished games.


The Importance of a Game Room Refresh

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The initial decision to invest in an arcade is a significant one involving capital outlay, planning, and other valuable resources. Creating a successful arcade must factor in the room’s layout, the right mix of games, the selection of enticing prizes, the marketing of offerings, and many other variables. With all that work, you have created a successful arcade, but it’s vital not to underestimate the importance of developing plans for a ‘game room refresh.’ This practice will enable you to maintain and grow your game room earnings through consistent reinvestment in new games.  

Why should you refresh your game room?

Technology changes, game trends evolve, assets depreciate, and consumers want diverse entertainment experiences.

How do you decide which games to remove, when to remove them, and which to add? This starts with understanding your card system reports.

Consistent analysis of the 6-week, 3-month, 6-month, and annual trend reports helps identify game assets that may be declining in earnings, provide redundancy (too many lanes, hoops, cranes, etc.), or are just not appealing to your customer base for other reasons. At that point, sharing data with your GAD distributor rep to determine fair market value trade-in prices will help you narrow down the games to swap out. Trading in late-model games before they’ve become “old” provides a ripe time to offload an existing game and minimize the capital outlay to maintain a fresh game room.

Ask your GAD rep if the existing game can be refurbished or otherwise updated. New game graphics on the side. Replacing worn surface areas and upgrading joy sticks, buttons and other parts can refresh your investment for many more years of entertainment value.

As for new games, work with your GAD salesperson to find suitable hot releases to fill those spots. You also want to maintain your arcade’s optimal mix of video, redemption, and merchandisers. That mix will be unique to your specific location but should still follow general guidelines within the industry.

Keeping your arcade game titles updated is critical to attracting repeat customers, as the desire for a competitive and immersive experience drives many players. More manufacturers offer unique features such as virtual leaderboards and console crossover to incentivize return play. Although they may not generate as much revenue as redemption titles, video games are vital to the arcade experience.

Leasing games is also a great way to provide a built-in reminder that it is time to refresh. Many locations and operators will lease some of their game rooms for this reason.

Marketing Your Games

What is the benefit of a new game if your customer doesn’t know about it? Don’t forget about marketing. Not all locations have the budget for TV or radio advertisements. Still, card systems and loyalty programs give locations incredible marketing power to speak directly to their player base. Social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, and Tik Tok are all low-cost avenues to bring awareness of new offerings to your customers. Let your customers know that a game is coming, then create excitement and promotion around its arrival.

Lastly, a new game is an excellent opportunity to rearrange your room. Simply moving some games from the front of the room to the back will make your room feel newer, even if you have only added a few new titles.

Replacing Break Rooms with Game Rooms

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Keep your company ahead of the competition by replacing a tradition break room with a game room

Modern businesses ask themselves whether employee game rooms suit their office space. Many people might dismiss the idea of employee break rooms as a frivolous perk. Still, a lounge space can be a critical part of an optimally performing office design while enhancing company culture. Employee game rooms are a staple of the world’s top companies because of their team-building effectiveness, value as recruitment tools, and serious scientific literature explaining their health benefits.

GAD can help you blend the vending machine needs with the gaming machines. Ask us how!


Employee Game Room

Who’s Ahead of the Curve?

Before we get into the benefits of employee game rooms, let’s look at some top companies that have already figured out that game rooms are great for business. Industry leaders like Google, Dropbox, Airbnb, Adobe, Intuit, Quicken Loans, and Boston Consulting Group have dedicated spaces where employees can get together in a fun environment to recharge while collaborating across departments.

It’s no coincidence that most companies above were also on the Top 100 Companies to Work For. These industry leaders understand that a business must offer the best working environment when competing for the best talent.

Game Rooms Build Strong Teams

Yes, employees who can have fun at work are more committed and have much higher levels of creativity, but companies with office games experience even more benefits. Game rooms can bring employees together who might not usually interact and improve employee morale. This interdepartmental socializing is the key to building a great corporate culture. A recent post on The Benefits Guide discusses employee engagement’s benefits. “Game rooms give your employees a place to escape the daily grind and decompress. Workplaces can be stressful. Between work stress and personal issues, your employee’s morale and productivity may suffer.”

Employees playing air hockey


The benefits of shared breaks where employees interact in a non-work context extend beyond morale. According to the Harvard Business Review, a team’s energy and engagement outside formal meetings were the most accurate predictors of productivity. This discovery was made in a series of studies across various industries, including post-op wards in hospitals, innovation teams, customer-facing teams in financial institutions, call center teams, and others.

The Harvard Business Review found good communication the most critical predictor of a team’s success. Specifically, they discovered that communication mattered more than all other factors, including personality, individual intelligence, and skill combined. They found nothing creates a stronger, more effective team than positive engagement outside formal meetings. That’s how employee game rooms can help you accomplish more than standard meeting rooms.

Benefits for Employee Health and Wellness

From a business perspective, employee game rooms are enormously beneficial, but many people might not realize they also have profound health benefits. Whether it’s a newly formed team of co-workers or a group that needs a productivity boost, it seems bringing games into work is the way to go.

Studies by Brigham Young University professors found that newly formed work teams experienced a 20% increase in task productivity after playing video games together for just 45 minutes.

Use the information you’ve gathered about your employees from wellness program or employee satisfaction surveys to learn what your employees want. Consider your employees’ most significant sources of workplace stress and how this room could help alleviate those pain points.

Employee Game Room

Get Up and Move

So, the science is precise: arcade machines have profound benefits for your employees’ mental sharpness, attention, and sense of well-being, but those aren’t the only upsides of game rooms. Games like ping pong, foosball, and billiards also get your employees up and moving, which doctors say is critical to their physical health.

According to the Mayo Clinic, extended sitting, like at a desk or in front of a computer, can be surprisingly harmful. Doctors analyzed 13 studies measuring sitting time and activity levels. They found that employees who sat for longer than eight hours a day without physical activity faced a risk of dying, similar to the dangers of death observed in patients who were obese or daily smokers.

What Games Does Your Game Room Need?

Although board games and puzzles are used at some companies, they can be a bit more time-consuming. Also, with pen and paper or tabletop games, your employees don’t get the mental benefits of video arcade machines or the physical benefits of interactive games. The most popular options tend to be physically and mentally engaging games that can be played in shorter bursts, like arcade games, pool tables, ping pong tables, and foosball tables. These games can all be played in 5 to 15 minutes and match the benefits observed in the scientific literature.

Between their recruitment value, massive impact on team-building and communication, mental health benefits, and physical health preservation, it’s clear that employee game rooms are a necessary part of any company built for the future.

And, GAD carries the best-in-class vending. With updated digital menus, phone payment systems, bold graphics and integrated food/beverage options – GAD can help you create a world class employee break area.

Why Adding Skee-Ball to Your Game Room Makes Sense

Why Adding Skee-Ball to Your Game Room Makes Sense 579 315 GAD Vending

Are you looking to add a classic and popular game to your arcade game room? Look no further than Skee-Ball!

Skee-Ball has been a staple of amusement arcades and family entertainment centers for over 100 years. Generations of players have enjoyed the game’s simple yet addictive gameplay. It involves rolling balls up a ramp and into various point targets to score as many points as possible. It’s a game that’s easy to learn but difficult to master, keeping players returning for more.

Adding Skee-Ball to your arcade game room can provide several benefits. Firstly, it appeals to players of all ages, making it a great way to attract families and groups to your venue. Secondly, it’s easy to maintain, with simple mechanics and durable construction. Lastly, it has a small footprint, meaning it doesn’t take up much space in your game room.

Skee-Ball machines are also available in various sizes and styles, allowing you to choose the one that best fits your space and aesthetic. From classic wooden alley designs to modern LED-lit machines, there’s a Skee-Ball machine for everyone.

In addition to its traditional gameplay, Skee-Ball machines can be upgraded with ticket dispensers and redemption counters, allowing players to earn tickets and redeem them for prizes. This can add extra excitement to the game and increase revenue for your business.

A Brief History of Skee-Ball

Skee-Ball is a classic American game that generations have enjoyed. Originally invented in 1908 by J.D. Estes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the game quickly became popular across the United States and worldwide.

The first Skee-Ball machines were made of wood and operated with a simple gravity-fed ball return system. Players would roll balls up a ramp and try to land them in various point-value holes, like modern-day mini golf. The game was an instant success, with players of all ages and skill levels eager to test their luck and try to win big prizes.

In the 1920s, Skee-Ball transformed significantly by introducing electronic scoring and automatic ball return systems. These innovations made the game more convenient and exciting for players while making it easier for operators to run and maintain their machines.

Throughout the 20th century, Skee-Ball remained a staple of American arcades and amusement parks, continually introducing new designs and features. In the 1980s, the game experienced a resurgence in popularity as players rediscovered the simple, nostalgic fun of rolling balls up a ramp and trying to hit the high-scoring targets.

Today, Skee-Ball continues to be enjoyed by millions of people around the world. From classic wooden models to high-tech digital versions, the game has evolved to suit the needs and preferences of modern players. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a first-time player, Skee-Ball is the perfect game for anyone looking for a fun, challenging, and timeless arcade experience.

So, if you want to add a classic and popular game to your arcade game room, consider Skee-Ball. Its simple yet appealing gameplay, appeal to all ages, easy maintenance, and small footprint make it an excellent choice for any business owner.

Current Skee-Ball Games:

Skee-Ball Classic

Skee-Ball is THE original alley game. And it’s recently gone through a serious upgrade! Complete with valuable product design updates and a new look that reflects the vintage, hand-crafted style of the early 1900s, the new Skee-Ball is the real deal. Anything else is just a substitute.

Skee-Ball Glow

Patented in 1908, Skee-Ball is THE original alley game – anything else is just a substitute! Now complete with valuable product design updates and a new look that reflects the vintage, glamorous style of that time period, the new Skee-Ball machine is sure to attract attention in any game room.

Skee-Ball 1908 Alley

Meet the beautifully crafted 1908 alley, designed specifically for the home market. Engineered with the original Skee-Ball alley in mind, 1908 pays homage to the launch of the first alley roller, patented in 1908. It’s both an enthusiast’s and a collector’s dream.

If you are looking to add Skee Ball to your commercial establishment or break room, give us a call.