Video Games for Stress Relief

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Video games and arcades have a long history but still manage to stay relevant in our modern age. One of those ways is through being a great escape from the struggles and stressors of everyday life. A lot of people consider video games stress relief tools that help them recover from the parts of their […]

Why Arcade Parties Make the Best Corporate Events

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It’s that time again. You’re planning your next company party and aren’t sure how to keep employees engaged on a budget. Maybe you’ll book the conference room and plan some games and snacks. But that has been done before. Instead, let’s look at why arcade parties make the best corporate events!  Let Them Unwind at […]

The History of Arcades: From Classic to Modern Gaming

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Going to the arcade brings a truly nostalgic vibe for those of us who spent our happiest childhood moments there. Not only are arcades fun for gamers of all ages, but they also allow us to test our skills and critical thinking while competing against our friends. Arcades have evolved and transformed since their beginnings […]

Corporate Event Ideas That Won’t Bore Your Staff

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No matter what type of corporate event you’re planning for your workplace, coming up with a great corporate event idea is no easy task. Hosting a successful corporate event that involves many team-building activities while keeping coworkers engaged can be quite difficult. The city of Chicago is full of many different private event venues, and […]

Fun Field Trips for Schools in Chicago

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Are you looking for some creative ideas for fun places to go to in Chicago for school field trips? Do you want to take your students on a field trip to escape the bitter Chicago winter weather? Look no further, as our detailed guide will point you in the right direction. We have put together […]

Family-Friendly Fun for any Holiday

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Family-Friendly Fun for the Holiday Are you looking for an exciting twist on the holidays this year? Elevate your family holiday to the next level by switching up your usual holiday routine. No matter the occasion, having some family-friendly fun with the whole family can put an exciting spin on an otherwise mundane holiday. Gone […]

Why Wintrust Is the Best Arcade in Chicago

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Playing games in an arcade is exhilarating and fun! There is no other place that can make you feel so young at heart. Arcades used to be everywhere, but they are few and far between today. Even though there are bars and game rooms in Chicago, they aren’t quite the same. Too often, the only […]

Top 5 Reasons to Love Our E-sports Lounge

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At Wintrust Sports Complex, there’s something for everyone, from local programming to sports tourism events to our arcade and dining facilities. Wintrust is a place for the whole family to get their game on. And for the e-sports enthusiasts, our lounge is the best place to play. It doesn’t matter whether you’re more of a […]

What Are the Most Popular Arcade Games?


When we fell in love with what would become the most popular arcade games, we would often flock to arcades and movie theaters to play via large compartments in which the electronic components of the games resided. These coin-operated machines were everywhere: malls, pizza parlors, and other social gathering spots. Luckily, if you’re in Chicago, […]