What to Play (2018)

In 2018, we filled more than 60,000 square feet with all of the following gaming activities! In 2019, we’ll be filling even MORE space with games! Watch our Facebook page for announcements, and we’ll update this page to reflect our 2019 plans soon!

Best yet, leave your quarters at home, once you’re here – play everything FREE with your admission! (The only exception being the Crane Games.) Click on each photo below to find out more information about What To Play!

 

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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American Pinball

American Pinball

 

American Pinball’s Houdini: Master of Mystery is a beautiful game themed after Wisconsin-resident Harry Houdini! Discover Houdini’s tricks with some of the most unique pinball toys every put into a machine!

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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 arcades like Galloping Ghost Arcade, Star Worlds Arcade, the Garcade, Pixel Blast Arcade, and individual collectors! Looking to buy or sell or just share your own game? You can do that too!

Chicago Gaming Company

Chicago Gaming Company

 

Chicago Gaming Company will be on hand with some of their outstanding games, like this Attack from Mars remake! They will have some of their other great games like their Ms. Pac Man / Galaga combo, Medieval Madness Remake and the Supercade on hand to try and buy!

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 do have an associated cost due to their prizes, the only type of game that does.

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 Underdog Chamber in this unique LAN network!

Kiddie Rides

Kiddie Rides

 

Thanks to KingPin Games, the kids (and those young at heart…) can check out more than 20 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 Gaming

Modern Gaming

 

Looking to check out the latest game systems like the Playstation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch? Then grab a controller and start playing as we have multiple copies of each console playable! We’ve also got an Xbox 360 network where you can challenge your friends to games like Halo 4 across the table!

Pinball

Pinball

 

The classic silverball game is a Midwestern tradition, and with more than 250 pinball machines on hand including many brand new machines from the hottest manufacturers, you can play all day… no quarters required!

Rampage!

Rampage!

 

While we wouldn’t usually highlight just a game or two, this is special. Galloping Ghost Arcade from Brookfield, Illinois will have both Rampage games on hand at the show… as well as the Rampage designer Brian Colin… on the weekend the blockbuster Rampage movie based on the game is coming out! Get to experience the game and meet the designer to find out what he thinks about his creation becoming a movie the weekend it is released, wow!

Play them before the Midwest Gaming Classic at the: Galloping Ghost Arcade

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 Underdog Chamber!

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!

Stern Pinball

Stern Pinball

 

Join Stern Pinball and Marco Specialties for the World’s Largest Pinball Machine Launch Party! Get the chance to be among the first in the WORLD to play the new IRON MAIDEN PINBALL! Stern Pinball will also have a bunch of their other titles on hand for you to try like Star Wars, Guardians of the Galaxy, Batman ’66, and more! Tell your favorite arcade which one you liked the most, or decide to get one yourself!

Super Smash Bros Amiibo Brawl

Super Smash Bros Amiibo Brawl

 

This exhibition brawl is all about meeting new friends and getting to try your Amiibo against them! A random chance determines what effects and items will be in play, matches will 8 way rounds with no points or rewards… Just one big free for all! The time for this will be extended if people keep wanting to play! This is held in the Video Presentations area.

Tabletop

Tabletop

 

Join friends around a table and participate in a fun tabletop game. With a library of thousands of games to choose from thanks to MilCog and thousands of square feet to play them in, it is time to play! Want to learn a new game? Our tabletop staff is happy to help you learn.

Trading Card Games

Trading Card Games

 

Grab your deck and bring it along to challenge people to a game of Magic: the Gathering, Pokemon, and other popular trading card games!

Unreleased Arcade Video Games

Unreleased Arcade Video Games

 

Not just does Galloping Ghost Arcade of Brookfield, Illinois have the largest selection of games in the US, they also are the only place you can play unreleased arcade games like Primal Rage II and Beavis and Butthead… except for when they bring them to the Midwest Gaming Classic to share!

Check them out online: Galloping Ghost Arcade

Xbox 360 LAN

Xbox 360 LAN

 

Grab a controller and play on one of the last consoles to really support local LAN play, the Xbox 360! We’ll be playing some of the popular Xbox 360 titles networked together on multiple consoles!