Galloping Ghost Arcade
The Galloping Ghost Arcade was opened on Friday the 13th, August, 2010. We opened with 130 arcade games that were saved from the brink of destruction and restored for all to enjoy. In 2014, we had grown into the largest arcade in the world with over 440 arcade games, with games coming in from all over the world. The concept for the arcade grew from the lack of functioning arcades in the Chicago area. While many were still open, most did not take care of their machines and did not provide an environment to celebrate what arcades had lead us to in present day gaming. With the Galloping Ghost Arcade, our goals were clear from the start. Provide arcade gaming at a level not seen in before. We wanted to offer a cost effective place to play, host professional events and expose everyone to arcade games that they had not seen in decades.
Since its inception, the arcade has focused on bringing arcade gaming to the public with a professional attitude towards gaming. Our $15 entry fee has eliminated the need for quarters and tokens, whichÂ made it so you can spend the day playing arcade games without having to budget your tokens. It also has encouraged players to explore the vast number of games they may have never played before.
We have an incredible selection of arcade games ranging from the more common classics like Donkey Kong, Space Invaders, and Pac-Man, to incredibly rare titles that many have never even seen in the arcades before, such as Primal Rage II, Hammer Away, and Godzilla.
The players that come to the Galloping Ghost Arcade have helped create a community that is unmatched. While extremely competitive, it is a very relaxed and inviting community. Players are quick to share information and help each other become better gamers. While some players take the competition to a very high level, they all respect otherÂ players at the arcade, creating an amazing environment from casual play to pro.
We look to continually evolve and make the arcade gaming experience here just that: an experience. This is not just a place with a bunch of games, but a place that is looked at as something special to everyone. Our goal is to continue to grow not only as an arcade, but help the resurgence of arcades all over the world.
I've been coming here for years and it is easily the best arcade I have ever been to. Friendly staff and an incredible variety of games to play. Truly something for everyone to enjoy. Admission is $20 all you can play and is good for the entire day until close. An incredible value if you ask me. You can also leave to grab a bite to eat and come back if you keep your receipt. Easily my favorite place to spend an evening with friends
I can't wait to go here with another adult. I went with my daughter so we were playing most of the games she wanted to play. $20.00 for playing any game in here to your hearts content is a great deal. The place is tight but who cares fellow nerds are family.
First timer. I’m in my thirties and have fond memories of visiting arcades in my youth. This is by far the best arcade I have ever been too. Amazing selection of games. Amazing. The facility is clean enough and the staff and patrons are nice. Looking forward to my next visit !
More games than you could possibly want. Dive into a sea of classic arcade machines at a very reasonable price. Pure ND to the point gaming no distractions or sub enticements such as alcoholic drinks or wings. Just pure gaming. Retro feel and friendly staff make me come back every time.
This place is like every kid's wet dream. There are tons of machines to play from including machines I have never seen anywhere else. Best part is, you can play as long as you like and it's open until 2. The entrance fee can seem a little pricey at first. But assuming you spend most of the afternoon here it's not so bad. The neighborhood can seem shady at times. The only thing I would say is that it's a little isolated. Also, you can drive right past it since the sign is kinda small and there isn't anything flashy that would let you know it is there. P.S. Go check out the Dracula game all the way in the back. It's super hype.