M&P Amusement Blog

The Origin of Skee Ball: Looking Back At A Classic Game

The Origin of Skee Ball: Looking Back At A Classic Game

The history of Skee Ball stretches back over 100 years. The game has had a few ups and downs throughout its history but has none the less remained one of the most iconic amusement games. Learn more about Skee Ball and how it came to be an amusement staple!

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5 Tips For Buying A Pinball Machine

5 Tips For Buying A Pinball Machine

A pinball machine is a large investment, and before you spend the money, you should be sure you’ve done your research. That’s why we’ve created this buying guide. In it, we share five tips to help you make the best decision!

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Game Room Gift Ideas

Game Room Gift Ideas

Find the best gift for the gamer in your life. Read M&P Amusement’s list of the top home game room gift ideas to make shopping easier!

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The Top 7 Classic Horror Arcade Games & Pinball Machines

The Top 7 Classic Horror Arcade Games & Pinball Machines

Arcades are places of family fun and nostalgia. Bright lights, loud sound effects, high scores, and a hum of energy. While the arcades themselves are rarely scary, there have been quite a few popular, and very fun horror-themed arcade games and pinball machines throughout the decades.

In celebration of Halloween, we thought it would be fun to look back at some of the all-time most frightening, bone chilling, and incredibly fun horror arcade games.

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The Complete History of Pinball Machines

As we enter into the second decade of the 21st century, arcades are seeing a revival in the form of barcades and family entertainment venues popping up in cities across the globe. It’s increasingly clear both arcades and pinball are gearing up for a comeback. So, let’s take a look back through the long history of a game that has permeated our culture for generations!

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How To Build A Home Arcade Game Room: 5 Tips To Get Started

A home game room in a finished basement area with a pool table, wall-mounted television, and Ms. Pac-man arcade machine.

Wouldn’t it be great to have an arcade right in your own home? A lot of people day dream about building their own home game room, but don't know how to start. Check out these 5 tips to help you start planning your game room!

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Top 10 Best Arcade Video Games of The '90s


Throughout the 1990s, arcades continued to hold popular sway with gamers. Arcade machines offered large displays, high resolution graphics, and fast gameplay - something that home consoles still hadn’t been able to offer. Let’s look back and revisit the top ten best arcade games of the 90s.

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