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I Want an Arcade

I was reading a magazine and some celeb (I can’t remember who – no wait, it was Quentin Tarrantino) has all these arcade games in his house. It made me think how cool it would be to have a home arcade. He’s even got a photo booth. I don’t think I’d need one of those. I don’t see a lot of need for taking crappy little 1×1 pictures of myself, even if I do happen to have a good hair day.

I’d definitely have a pinball game or two. I know some people have a favorite pinball machine (“Oh, I’d get one of the classic “Dukes of Hazzard” machines. It’s a dream of mine”) but I don’t have a preference. A friend’s husband is an aficionado – he owns a couple, fixes them, etc., so I could call them and get advice.

I’d want one of those crane machines, where you try to pick up fifty cent stuffed animals by putting about twenty dollars into the machine. And maybe one of the ones where you flip quarters up into little buckets to win tickets. Would I have to have a redemption counter? I’d price everything for 1000 tickets or so, just so I won’t have constant lines from my son and all his friends cashing in 5 tickets at a time. “Oh, ya, that pencil? 1000 tickets. 2000 for the yo-yo.”

Maybe I should get started on building an addition to the house for my arcade room.