Galloping Ghost Arcade

9415 Ogden Avenue
708-485-4700

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, which 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 other 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.


Reviews

Charles Romero

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Biggest arcade in America with over 500 games and growing as they keep expanding the building!! 20 bucks since Jan 2017 and still worth it. Open every day till 2 am! Little crowded on sat nights but still able to move around just fine as long as you're not a big big person. Lots of hand sanitizer all over. 3 pinball machines. You can keep your receipt and go out get some food across the street or next door is some decent Chinese restaurant. Or simply head west 1 mile to downtown Lagrange. Come back and show the receipt and continue gaming! Family friendly. Currently no drinking yet as of April 2017.

Animal Crackers

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Take a step back in time to the days when you were rushing to the nearest arcade after school. Nostalgia anyone? Does it get any better than that? The answer is...yes. Pay a $15 entrance fee and play any game you want. $15. ANY. GAME. (Tip: Make sure you have time. You WILL spent countless hours here.)

Jim S

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

This place is simply a gamers heaven. They have games from the 70's, 80's, and 90's to beyond. They also have one of one cabinets as well as custom games/prototype games that no one else has. You could literally play tons of games for hours and hours. The owner Doc is a really nice guy whose dedicated to the keeping the arcade scene alive. THANK YOU GG!!!!

Stephanie Hardman

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Sunday, April 2, 2017

So many games here, over 500! If they sold beer I bet this place would be packed. Amazing find. Worth a visit if you love games. Best arcade I've ever been to.

indecisive mage

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

This place is great. We drive 5 hours to come here for the weekend. 11am to 2 am? For $20?done. There's a few restaurants within walking distance, and if you keep your receipt you can go back in after eating.