Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Video Game Museum

Last year the National Video Game Museum was created in Frisco.
We have talked about checking it out (and even watched a documentary on it), but hadn't made it until now. 
Father's Day weekend seemed like the perfect time to go.

The kids knew Mario and a few other things, but mostly it was above their head.
But Michael (and I) grew up in the prime gaming time.  It came big during our youth, so there was a lot of nostalgia to it.

It was broken down in stages and told the story of how it all came to be.  There were also multiple places for you to play or participate, which was cool.

Olivia is trying to figure out how to use the joy stick on an Atari.

In the hand held section.

I was playing Tetris on the game boy!

This was an old school living room set up.


Then they had a bedroom set up how it would have looked in the 80's/early 90's. There was another section with a desk with a TV and gaming system on it.  Some boys were playing Super Mario Brothers, so I cut that part out.  But Michael agreed that part looked familiar, and he had a similar set up.

At the end they have an arcade. They gave each person 4 tokens on the way in, but you could also purchase more if you wanted.  We just used the free ones, because the kids weren't really good at it.

Michael's family had Burger Time growing up, and it was a family favorite.  I've heard lots of stories about his mom playing it while they were at school. :)  It brought back lots of fond memories for him.  Of course he had to play it!

We ended up going to the Target near by for a few things, and they were having their grand re-opening.  If you haven't noticed, tons of Targets are getting remodeled. I guess their remodel had just finished, so it was a celebration.  They were handing out balloons, water, popcorn, gift bags, and more. Plus, you got an additional 5% off everything.  The Target dog was walking around, and the kids got a picture with him.

We just went for a few grocery items, but it turned into a fun adventure.

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