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What Pinball Should You Have For Thanksgiving?

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Want to just hang around and not have something to do this Thanksgiving weekend? Let the family just get stir crazy??

How about putting your home game room together this week? GAD has the games in stock to give you plenty of fun.

GAD has a wide variety of pinball for all ages.

  • Younger kids love Toy Story 4, TMNT, and Cactus Canyon.
  • Young, teenage kids are into Venom, Godzilla and Avengers.
  • Everyone has fun with digital darts, Classic-cade Arcade games and James Bond 007.
  • And, of course, choosing a game that is from your favorite band is always a good idea. In stock includes: Foo Fighters, and Iron Maiden.

If you are looking for game room set up ideas, read “What Should Be In Your Home Game Room“. And “What Should You Add to Your Home Game Room?”

And the other question that is asked of us all the time – yes, we sell to home game rooms!

Shake It UP

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Time is running out on getting a new pinball for fall – with a free shaker motor!

GAD has only a few shaker motors left to add to an incredible selection of pinball games. All our games are from the best in industry. Plus GAD has a full parts and service department to keep your game going.

Pinball is an easy purchase.

  1. Pick up at one of our 3 Midwest warehouses. Omaha, Kansas City or Des Moines.
  2. Free installation and set up within a geographic area of our offices (call us for details).
  3. Shipping is just $350 anywhere in the continental US. GAD offers phone support during your set up in case you have any questions.

If you are looking for a complete game room, GAD has lots of other games in stock to choose from. Digital darts, Golden Tee PGA Home Edition, and commercial quality pool, foosball and air hockey.

GAD sells to both commercial game rooms, offices and homes.

GAD Knows Games

What Should Be In Your Home Game Room?

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GAD gets asked these questions all the time:

What are the best games for my house? How do I measure the space I need? Can I get your games upstairs/downstairs? Do you sell to home users?

Well, yes, we sell to home users. And we know the answers to all these questions. But every home user is a bit different, so we’ll leave this to a direct conversation!

What we will say in this article is some of our favorite home use games.

Because all these games are commercial grade, they are developed with the best in industry game play. This gives you the best in the new Internet apps gaming. And the best quality play fields, consoles and game play.

When these games are set up for home use – free play – the game acceptor devices are not necessary. And this can be a large portion of a commercial game expense.


GAD is an authorized distributor for Arachnid Digital Darts. We stock Galaxy 3 Fire and Galaxy 3 Plus. We also have refurbished 2.5’s available at various times.

The great part of digital darts is you can play to practice or play against your friends and family. When done, this console takes a small floor space and is a great game that anyone can play.


Our Classic-Cade is a 60+ classic game in one game! Available in either a cocktail table or stand up console.

The cocktail table is great for home use because two players can engage in games all night – or it is a table! Kids love the classic games and it helps their hand-eye coordination while keeping them engages.

GAD has these games in stock.



GAD stocks pinball of all types, for all age groups and all are available for home purchase.

Consider for the younger family Toy Story 4, Hot Wheels and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. For the middle schoolers and high school age range, think Legends of Valhalla, Godzilla, The Mandalorian and Star Wars. For the heavy metal fan, we usually stock Guns ‘n Roses, Led Zeppelin, and Rush. And for everyone – Elvira, James Bond 007, Jurassic Park and Cactus Canyon.

So many amazing pinball games to choose from, so little floorspace! Yes, you should choose wisely. Call GAD to find where to play your short list of games.


No doubt. Golden Tee has earned the right to be in every home game room in America! This is a great game of fun, skill, competition and always something new to play.

Golden Tee PGA Home Edition has all the best PGA courses in the world ready for you to experience. With plenty of avatars, equipment and player experiences it will capture the entire family!

Hot Wheels Pinball for the Family

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It’s time to get the hottest gift for your kids this holiday!

For over 50 years, Mattel’s HOT WHEELS™ die cast cars have been sought and collected by hundreds of millions of fans all over the world. Over 5 billion cars have been sold incorporating more than 20,000 different car designs.

Today this multi-generational franchise is bigger than it’s ever been, and by far the #1 selling toy in the world!*

American Pinball and GAD are proud to present the first officially licensed HOT WHEELS™ pinball machine. The exciting and fast-paced world of HOT WHEELS™ comes to life under glass, featuring a dazzling array of gameplay objectives that will keep players of all ages racing back to play again and again.

Hot Wheels Pinball is in stock (at the time of this writing – and stock is going fast) at GAD. Perfect gift for family fun night this winter, Hot Wheels appeals to all players at every level.

Get yours now at GAD from one of our offices in Omaha, Des Moines, and Kansas City. Call for complete pricing prior to purchase and arrange for delivery or pick up today.

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.

Back to School: Game Night Can Save Your Sanity

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Spending more family time always sounded like a great idea – before COVID. Now, hopefully, all the kids are back (physically) in school. But as the novelty of school wears off again, its time to start Family Game Night.

Turn the TV off. Go to an arcade to play. Or add a game to your home. Either way, there are lots of games for all ages.

Going Out to an Arcade? 

There are lots of ways to find the games you want to play. Google, of course. Call GAD – we can give you suggestions for games that are age appropriate. Stern Pinball has their own map of Stern Pinball game locations. Try Pinball Game Map or Pinside. 

Break Up the Boredom and Up Your Game Night At Home

While board games can be fun, they generally don’t always engage the entire family. (Unless you set up an Olympic type marathon tournament that includes board games, pinball, darts, etc.) Why not find a set of games that match your family dynamic? Here are a few suggestions.

Table Classic-Cade

This is the perfect family game for all ages, genders and skill levels. With over 60 classic games, it offers hours of single play, one on one and team play fun.

Games include: Pac Man, Donkey Kong, Space Invaders, Mario Bros, Centipede, Galaga, Pong and so many more!


A pinball game is a classic, family favorite.

Choose from titles like Hot Wheels, Ghostbusters and The Addams Family for younger audiences. Check out Stranger Things, Jurassic Park and Houdini for a junior high school + age audience. And, consider Metallica, Iron Maiden or Guns ‘N Roses for an older player.

For family favorites across all ages, check out Stern’s The Mandalorian, Guardians of the Galaxy, or Hot Wheels.

Ask us about connecting your Pinball game to the internet. Many of the newer games are internet friendly allowing for remote play against friends, family or internet tournaments!

Golden Tee

Golden Tee 2021 Home Edition is the worldwide hit bar game Golden Tee programmed for home play. With the internet, play tournaments, win best shot of the week or play against friends remote.

Golden Tee PGA is becoming the newest standard for Golden Tee lovers. If you are looking at a new game, the commercial version is available for home purchase.


Electronic darts has upped the game with electronic scoring and internet tournaments.

Our new favorite is the G3 Galaxy Fire:

  • Larger 24” Monitor
  • Automatic Target Flip
  • Live Remote Play
  • Remote Leagues
  • Glowing Cabinet
  • Made in the USA

GAD can help you figure out the best titles for the ages of your family, the size of your home game room and game selections in your budget. GAD provides quotes that are all inclusive, so you never have any surprises.

GAD Vending provides games to Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas and South Dakota.

Get These Games Before They’re Gone….

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Great games are coming in all of the time from our various, creative gamers but there are also some we are sorry to see go.

Here’s a few you want to get before they are gone.

Golden Tee Live 2021

Golden Tee Live 2021 commercial version is being replaced with Golden Tee PGA Tour with shipments starting to arrive in August. This game console is designed for commercial arcade, bar, restaurant and business use – and can be purchased for home game rooms.

GAD has the Home Version Golden Tee 2021 arriving in September.

Call GAD for a conversation about the unique differences in these games, pricing and exact deliver schedules.

Digital Darts

With the Arachnid Galaxy 3 Fire’s in stock, GAD also has some used Galaxy 3 and refurbished Galaxy 2.5’s coming in. There are features available with the G3 Fire for tournament, commercial and heavy users will appreciate. For general or home use, the Arachnid Galaxy 2.5 may be at a better value.


Stern’s catalog has gotten large over the pandemic, so we expect to see a few models beginning to be phased out. The latest announcement is Stranger Things Pro in final run. We may still have stock/and or orders coming in. Check with your GAD representative to find out more.

Check our games inventory for monthly updates. GAD is always happy to give a complete price – pick up, delivery, sales tax, etc. – quote on request.

What is the quintessential man cave addition? Golden Tee

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Due to high demand, shipping times are currently at EXTENDED LEAD TIMES. Check with GAD Vending for current Golden Tee lead times. 

Complete your game room or man cave with the most popular arcade game ever made. Seen in more than 15,000 bars and restaurants around the world, the Golden Tee Home Edition is the same exact game that millions of players have fallen in love with over the past three decades. It comes equipped with more than 85 courses—allowing players the opportunity to compete on original, breathtaking designs around the globe. The game comes jam-packed with game modes, including the all-new Campaign feature that allows golfers to challenge PGA Tour legend John Daly. Bring your game online to access specialty equipment, monitor your stats, compete in global contests and access exclusive courses and content.

2021 Golden Tee Home Edition Features:

New Courses in Golden Tee’s Campaign Mode! Climb the ladder and become a Golden Tee Champion. Conquer Golf Legend John Daly and more than a dozen other rivals!

Events Mode gets BIGGER and BETTER for the Home Edition! Compete in Custom Contests from Your Home. 9-hole events and Money Shot events will give you even more chances to compete for prizes! (Yes, you can play for money if your state allows it!)*

10 new Freaky Friday Courses make their way to Casual Mode! Play Custom, Popular Courses Anytime You Want! New Designs Released Throughout the Year!

MORE THAN 90 COURSES! FIVE All-New, Spectacular Courses PLUS, Two More Time-Released Courses(Online) and 10 NEW Freaky Casual Courses

* Monitor not included

*AZ, NJ, SD, LA, AK are not allow per state restriction to play for prizes.