As a child I was obsessed with the Guiness Book of World Records. I wanted to see all of the amazing places that were featured in that book, and I still do.. however one place in the book stood out to me above all others due to my love of gaming even at a young age. What is that place you ask? Funspot.
Funspot is literally the greatest place on earth for a retro gamer. On top of the bowling alley, the bingo hall and all the ticket redemption games, Funspot also houses the American Classic Arcade Museum.
Each area is broken up into various sections based on publisher, and all the heavy hitters are there. Love Atari? They've got it. Love Nintendo? They have that too. Almost every game you could possibly think of they have. I literally walked into the place with a list of arcade games I have never played and was able to experience most of them.
Almost every game upstairs in the museum costs just 25 cents, and with coupons available on their website you can almost always play for even cheaper. I recommend buying just 20 dollars at a time, as many times I ended up taking home lots of tokens and that was after hours of awesome game play.
They also have a great party area, and quite a few food choices as well as a great bar. Nothing beats grabbing a couple adult beverages and then going upstairs to play a rousing game of Joust or Indy 4. They have both!
If you are at all a fan of retro gaming (and obviously you are or you wouldn't be reading this publication!) I cannot state enough how important it is that you plan a vacation at some point to Weirs Beach, NH and visit Funspot.
There are tons of campgrounds to stay at in the summer, a beach and Drive-In movies less than 5 minutes away. Seriously, just do it. You won't regret it!