Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Location Spotlight: American Classic Arcade Museum

The American Classic Arcade Museum
Weirs Beach, NH

The American Classic Arcade Museum is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to restoring and displaying vintage coin-operated amusements. The museum celebrates the origins of the arcade industry. Popular video games from the past, including Asteroids, Pac-Man, Centipede and Defender are just a few of the over 200 games in the classic arcade museum. The museum also contains static displays of game history and the walls feature many posters of vintage arcade games. Playing games in this environment is an experience like no other. The music, the decor and the games are all dated 1987 and older.

Each year, championship-caliber players from across the United States and around the world gather for four days of classic game competition, and the fun of playing their favorites in the world's largest collection of classic arcade games still operating in an arcade setting. In prior years, players have come from Australia, Canada, England, Israel and Finland to attend this fun-filled event. The event at the museum was featured in the 2007 documentary, The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, currently in theaters.

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