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Perfect Game Room Ideas for 2022

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There’s a reason why pinball, arcade games and pool tables are popular. No matter our age, we just want to have fun at the end of the day (or all day and all night long). And reallocating space, for having your very own game room is, well, a game-changer.

It’s important to create a game room that surpasses everything your family expects!

First, decide on what space to transform. Unfinished basement? Unused attic? Garage? Maybe a shed that begs for a new life?

Design your space. Take into account lounge spaces, music, and kitchen/bar. Add fun elements like an indoor swing, slide or climbing wall. Create a gym area. Consider painting a wall with chalkboard paint. Add TV’s on the walls. Make sure to add extra comfortable seating for game console play, movie watching or cheering for your favorite team.

Then, look to GAD for your home game room equipment. GAD carries pinball, pool, foosball, shuffleboard, Golden Tee, and arcade games. Commercial and residential game versions and all for sale to the public.

New for home game rooms 2022:

  • Pac Man Air Hockey
  • Stern Pinball newest Cornerstone or select any of the incredible Stern pinball line
  • American’s newest Legends of Valhalla or (our favorite) Hot Wheels
  • Golden Tee Home Edition
  • Galaxy Fire Darts

GAD has warehouses with games in Omaha, KC and Des Moines. With many games, pool and pinball in stock, GAD is ready to give you quotes and arrange pick up or delivery.

Pinball and Games In Stock

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GAD’s inventory changes daily but we always have amazing games and pinball coming in for home or commercial use.

GAD represents most of the premier pinball and game manufacturers in the US. Consider Stern Pinball, American Pinball, Jersey Jack and Chicago Gaming. Add a Galaxy 3 Fire digital dart game from Arachnid. Check out our Crane games for commercial use. And, we have a wide range of commercial games like shuffle board, Classicade cocktail game tables, and other hot games like Jet Pong.

At GAD, we give you a complete price quote so there are no surprises. GAD will schedule pick-up or help you arrange pick up. And, our service department will support your set up.

GAD Seriously Knows Games – And GAD Has Lots of Games Coming In

GAD Seriously Knows Games – And GAD Has Lots of Games Coming In 940 788 GAD Vending

GAD Knows Games

What kind of games are you looking for? GAD probably has it – and we stock games of all kinds and the parts to keep them in top working order.

Here’s a bit of a list of the games we stock and/or can order:

  • Golden Tee  – various versions
  • Pinball from multiple manufacturers
  • Commercial pool tables
  • Foosball tables
  • Digital darts
  • Shuffleboard
  • Claw (Crane) Game Machines
  • Jet Pong

And, to go with your commercial game room or arcade, GAD is a dealer of ATM machines, change machines and vending equipment. Plus we sell and install digital AMI music systems and commercial speakers. Don’t let your work entry be dull.

All of our equipment we sell and service is within authorized dealer agreements. We have parts available to the public to buy – and we’ll ship to you. Plus GAD has a service department that can fix whatever equipment you need. GAD warehouses are located in Kansas City, Des Moines and Omaha.

If its for your home game room, breakroom, entry or your business game room, give GAD a call because GAD knows Games.

Games. Games. Games. For Home, Office or Commercial Business – GAD Knows Games

Games. Games. Games. For Home, Office or Commercial Business – GAD Knows Games 940 788 GAD Vending

GAD Knows Games

What kind of games are you looking for? GAD probably has it – and we stock games and parts.

Here’s a bit of a list:

  • Golden Tee
  • Commercial pool tables
  • Foosball tables
  • Digital darts
  • Shuffleboard
  • Pinball
  • Claw (Crane) Game Machines
  • Jet Pong

And, to go with your commercial game room or arcade, GAD is a dealer of ATM machines, change machines and vending equipment.

All of our equipment we sell is within authorized dealer agreements. We have parts available to the public to buy – and we’ll ship to you. Plus GAD has a service department that can fix whatever equipment you need.

If its for your home game room or your business game room, give GAD a call because GAD knows Games.

Road Trip? Midwest Gaming Classic This Weekend.

Road Trip? Midwest Gaming Classic This Weekend. 971 644 GAD Vending

The Midwest Gaming Classic is a trade show featuring 150,000+ square feet of retro and modern home video game consoles, pinball machines, arcade video games, computers, table top gaming, crane games, collectible card games, air hockey, and that’s just the start. Held in Milwaukee, WI this is the closest show to see all the various gaming equipment, play the pinball, and be hands on for your new games.

The Midwest Gaming Classic is about celebrating gaming, trying new things, learning about the gaming hobby, about meeting others who share the love of gaming, and having fun doing it!

No matter if you have one console and a handful of games or thousands of games in every room of your house, you’ll find something to celebrate with us!

Quick road trip this weekend – 4/29 – 5/1/2022.

GAD Knows Pinball (And How to Stock!)

GAD Knows Pinball (And How to Stock!) 2048 1363 GAD Vending

GAD has been a long time stocking dealer of pinball, games and vending equipment. In a time with supply line issues, shortage of chips and other parts, GAD has been writing strong orders to keep our inventory flowing.

For everything. We have games, Golden Tee, Claw Machines, ATM’s, digital music and vending machines in stock or coming in. We also have a large inventory of parts across our three offices.

But this does not apply to every pinball title. If you are looking for a certain pinball, call us. We are happy to tell you what we have, what we expect to have and how much. GAD believes in firm quotes prior to the sale.

Here’s just an idea of what we have in our games department. We have lots more on order without firm delivery scheduled yet:

On Hand

  1. Guns N’ Roses LE (Jersey Jack)
  2. Houdini (American Pinball)
  3. Hotwheels (American Pinball)
  4. Star Wars Comic Art Pin (Stern)
  5. Led Zeppelin Pro (Stern)
  6. Iron Maiden Premium (Stern)
  7. Golden Tee Home Edition
  8. Galaxy 3 Fire Darts
  9. Multicades Upright and Cocktail

Due before Dec 1

  1. Star Wars Pin (Stern)
  2. Jurassic Park Pin (Stern)
  3. Mandalorain Pro (Stern)
  4. Godzilla Pro (Stern)

ESPN The Ocho is Back! So much to watch…..

ESPN The Ocho is Back! So much to watch….. 1161 575 GAD Vending

ESPN says “All Day Friday” – and we think they mean there’s also teaser stuff on Wednesday, Thursday but Friday is the day. Check out the schedule and schedule a work from home day. 

So many of our favorite games are actually represented – Golden Tee, Foosball, Air Hockey, and Corgi Races…..

Here’s what ESPN has to say: 

Friday, Aug. 6, will mark the return of ESPN8: The Ocho, transforming ESPN2 into the No. 1 destination for distinguishable sporting events. With everything from cow chip championships to cornhole, ESPN8 will feature 24 hours of unique programming, including fan favorites and newcomers. Throughout the week, leading up to the main event, there will be ESPN8: The Ocho preview days (Monday, Wednesday and Thursday) that will give fans a taste of what is to come.

As part of this edition, The Ocho will be live from the 2021 American Cornhole League (ACL) World Championships in Rock Hill, S.C at 9 p.m. ET.  ESPN’s Ryan McGee and Marty Smith will participate in the ACL Celebrity Throwdown alongside football legends and ACL Pros.

World Chase Tag will debut live on ESPN’s YouTube channel at 2 p.m. before airing on television at 7 p.m. Additional ESPN 8: The Ocho content will be available to fans on YouTube throughout the day in the form of an Ocho playlist.

New events this year include:

  • Table Shuffleboard Crazy Eights: Competitors meet in Dallas, Texas for a variation of traditional shuffleboard that gives every player equal chance to win. The goal is to accomplish a hanger in which four points are scored – which is the maximum amount possible – and is achieved by getting the weight to hang over the end of the board.
  • Minecraft: Battle of the Boroughs: Students/players are tasked with designing and building up a virtual city in the game that empowers sustainable communities.
  • Pogopalooza: The world championship of extreme pogo, this game features the best pogo athletes as they perform innovative moves and enthrall the onlooking crowd.
  • CROSSNET Sand Series: SoCal: An emerging sport similar to four square and volleyball featuring a centrally placed net and a four-quadrant court. Players are eliminated as the game goes along and the winner is the first player in square four to 11 points.
  • Stern Heads-Up Pinball Invitational: At the Stern Pinball Invitational, players from various locations compete, trying to obtain the highest scores possible.
  • Air Hockey Invitational: At the Air Hockey Invitational, competitors work to get their puck into the opposite team’s goal, scoring enough points to eventually win the game.
  • World Championship Rototiller Races: Competitors run full speed behind a garden tiller as they race up a dirt strip with the goal of getting to the finish line as quickly as possible.
  • 2021 Corgi Races at Emerald Downs: Members of the beloved small dog breed dash down the track to see which one can cross the finish line first.
  • 52nd Annual World Championship Cow Chip Throwing Contest: Originating in Oklahoma, the Cow Chip Championship consists of contestants throwing dried cow feces to see who can make it the farthest distance.
  • 2020 USA Mullet ChampionshipsIt’s business in the front and party in the back for contestants with the much-talked-about hairstyle, whose mullets are judged for a chance to win the Mullet Mega Money Pot.
  • 2021 US Air Guitar Championships: “Musicians” use invisible instruments to perform songs for judges in hopes of becoming the US Air Guitar Champion.
  • World Chase Tag USA 2021: World Chase Tag (WCT) combines the dynamic athleticism of Parkour with the age-old game of tag.

Happy Fourth of July

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What else to do this long holiday weekend? What about some arcade? Pinball? Is it time to go back out or stay in? Either way – you win!

If you want to up your game room, GAD knows games! Here’s a look at our game inventory. New and used games, pinball and Golden Tee. Call to arrange pick up at one of our GAD offices located in Omaha, Des Moines and Kansas City.

Want to be out and about? Have a particular pinball game you want to master? Check out pinball map.   Pinside Map. Or Stern Pinball locator.

Looking to play Golden Tee? Check out the map.

Another sure fire way to find your game of choice is to call GAD. Our experienced sales people know where pinball games, Golden Tee and various arcade games are located. We can answer questions for home game rooms like pricing, availability and so much more.

Showroom Model Close Out

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GAD Vending Showroom Model Close Out is open to the public! But because of COVID, please call (402) 553-2812 to schedule an appointment.

The models shown in the photos are located in our 6161 Grover St location in Omaha, NE. Our Showrooms in Des Moines and Kansas City are also open to the public but we prefer appointments during COVID.

Call us to find out what is available. Curbside pick up is available.

Review: Big Buck World

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Big Buck World Review! Check out what @cooltoy has to say about Big Buck World Arcade Game.

Greater America Distributing is a Betson Authorized Dealer for the Midwest. Big Buck World is available for commercial arcades and home use.

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