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Here are some of the classic favorites and brand new games we hosted in 2022! Stop back in late Summer / early Fall to find out what we’ll have in 2023!

 

Air Hockey

Air Hockey

Air Hockey

Air Hockey

Play the classic arcade game of Air Hockey thanks to Gold Standard Air Hockey! Try their skills on one of the professional air hockey tables that Gold Standard is bringing, learn new skills, or just play for fun!

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Arcade Video

Arcade Video

Arcade Video

Arcade Video

There is nothing quite like playing a game that you just walked up to in an arcade, and now you can leave your quarters at home and play more than 100 games thanks to great local arcades and individual collectors! Looking to buy or sell or just share your own game? You can do that too!
Crane Games

Crane Games

Crane Games

Crane Games

Think that you can win a prize by dropping a claw on it and nabbing it out of the machine? Try your hand – or claw – at our various claw games to see what you can get! Crane games are one of the only games with an extra associated cost due to their prizes.
iMac Quake LAN

iMac Quake LAN

iMac Quake LAN

iMac Quake LAN

Networked LAN computers were a big thing in the 1990s, and games like Quake were all the rage… but how often did you ever see the game networked on Apple computers? Don’t just see it, play Quake with others in the Guys, Games and Beer room in this unique LAN network!
Kiddie Rides

Kiddie Rides

Kiddie Rides

Kiddie Rides

Thanks to KingPin Games, the kids (and those young at heart…) can check out some awesome Kiddie Rides! Enjoy them for free, and even purchase them to take home with you or put on location when the show is done! Want to reserve one for delivery at the show? Contact Chris at KingPin at (608) 393-2299 for current inventory and pricing!
Modern Games

Modern Games

Modern Games

Modern Games

Looking to check out the latest game systems like the Playstation 5, Xbox Series X and Nintendo Switch? Then grab a controller and start playing as we have multiple copies of each console playable!
Pinball

Pinball

Pinball

Pinball

The classic silverball game is a Midwestern tradition, and with tons of pinball machines on hand including many brand new machines from the hottest manufacturers, you can play all day… no quarters required!
Pogs

Pogs

Pogs

Pogs

Pogs are back at the MGC and they’re still all that *and* a bag of chips! That’s right, blow the dust off your pogs, grab a slammer, and get to the Wisconsin Center where we’re going to have open play on Friday night (which, if you missed the fad in the 90s, we’ll teach you how to play!), and maybe even some big tournaments! Or just find someone throughout the halls of MGC with some cardboard discs who is ready to rumble and start throwing down!

Pop-A-Shot

Pop-A-Shot

Pop-A-Shot

Pop-A-Shot

MGC doesn’t just host any basketball game, we host the original arcade basketball game, Pop-A-Shot! Head over to a machine to check it out, and participate in the Pop-A-Shot World Championship on Saturday!
Retro Computers

Retro Computers

Retro Computers

Retro Computers

Remember what it was like when you got your first Commodore? Or maybe it was a Tandy? Early Apple computers? Rediscover your past, or learn about what gaming was like in the early days of computers. Explore dozens of different retro computers in the Museum and challenge each other to a networked game of Quake on an iMac in the Guys, Games and Beer room!
Retro Games

Retro Games

Retro Games

Retro Games

Play games on the consoles of the past! If you can name a console, chances are it is on the floor and playable! Rediscover popular consoles of the past like the NES, Sega Genesis, Playstation 1 and N64, experience great consoles you may have missed like the Turbografx-16, Sega Saturn and Wii U, and even discover consoles you may have never heard of like the FM Towns Marty, Vectrex, Arcadia 2001 and even the Super A’Can… and while you’re at it, challenge a friend to a game!
Steel Battalion LAN

Steel Battalion LAN

Steel Battalion LAN

Steel Battalion LAN

Want to check out one of the largest setups of Capcom’s Steel Battalion controllers on the original Xbox in the world? Guys Games and Beer are getting it ready for it’s return to the Midwest Gaming Classic in April. It’s even bigger and better this time!

Tabletop Board Games

Tabletop Board Games

Tabletop Board Games

Tabletop Board Games

Play a multitude of the organized tournament and non-tournament board games such as xis and Allies, Settlers of Catan, 7 Wonders, and many more! Meet the makers of many popular tabletop games, learn a brand new game with our demo team or grab some friends and borrow an old favorite from a library of thousands of games thanks to MilCog!

Tabletop RPGs

Tabletop RPGs

Tabletop RPGs

Tabletop RPGs

Come and play many of the most popular RPG games in the industry! We’re shaking up how we’ve done tabletop RPGs this year, with adventures for all players of all skill levels from beginner to long-time wizard!

Trading Card Games

Trading Card Games

Trading Card Games

Trading Card Games

Grab your deck and bring it along to challenge people to a game of Magic: the Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh!, and other popular trading card games! Slypatch Gaming will be hosting some great Magic tournaments, and we’ll be unveiling more as they are confirmed! Just play for fun, or feel the heat of competition in one of our free-to-play tournaments offering great prizes!
Warhammer 40K

Warhammer 40K

Warhammer 40K

Warhammer 40K

Warhammer 40,000, the thrilling hobby of tabletop wargaming! The game is set in the grim darkness of the far future, where mighty armies clash on countless war-torn worlds and Humanity stands alone, beset on all sides by the threats of the heretic, the mutant and the alien. There is no mercy. There is no respite. Prepare yourself for battle.

Find an opponent, play with friends, watch or learn. All of that and more is possible with Warhammer 40K at MGC! Hang out and talk strategy, paint or learn to paint models, learn to play, or get lucky in a random giveaway.

Run by Warpstorm Games & Lounge.