BROOKFIELD, Ill. — What’s old is new again, as arcades stocked with game cabinets and pinball machines are opening their doors once again around the world.
People like Doc Mack of Galloping Ghost Arcade in Brookfield, Ill., have made it their business to bring back arcades back. He has 633 games packed into his arcade, where gamers play shoulder-to-shoulder. For some players, it’s the fun that brings them in. For others, it’s an emotional journey back in time. For hardcore gamers, he has both the classics and rarities.