The two locations boast more than 100 pinball machines. There’s about 36 in Hendersonville and 40 in Asheville, and then more than two dozen vintage video games in the collection, including such classics as Ms. Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Galaga and Tetris.

The one touch that feels museum-like are the placards placed on each machine, with information on the manufacturer, date produced and production numbers. For example, a Cirqus Voltaire pinball machine that was a museum game of the day in June was produced by Bally in 1997, with 2,074 total machines produced. Information is also given on game designers (John Popadiuk and Cameron Silver in this case), artist (Linda Deal) and the marketing slogan, if any (“Electrifying Excitement”).


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