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Nickel City
555 Waukegan Road
Northbrook
IL
60062
Tel: 847.559.8727

Where are we going today?

It's all about video games at Nickel City with over 100 video and redemption games - that all operate with just nickels!

Kids can enjoy indoor fun in Northbrook where they can just immerse themselves in the world of the video game. The redemption games also disperse tickets that you can exchange for prizes too! Amazing!

The games at Nickel City range from those classics, to those hottest new releases. Games range from Skee-Ball, to Bozo Buckets and even basketball!

You can race against other friends and enjoy some fun competition, and see who can get that highest score, or you can work together and try and beat the game itself!

It's a great place to actually play with the family too!

Did you know that there are even FREE play games at Nickel City? These are perfect for the classic gamer, with over 30 video games on Free Play at all times. Here, you can take on the world famous Pacman, battle it out in Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, or Wrestlefest!

Nickel City also host birthday parties, so if you want to celebrate that special day with your favorite video games, it's the perfect place! Great fun for kids and their friends. 

A fun family entertainment center with classic video game enjoyment - now, the biggest question is - who will get those highest scores?

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$2 entry, then all games nickels (or free play)
  • ChildrenSame as adult
LAST UPDATED 2016

When can we go?

2pm - 10pm Mon - Thurs / 12pm - 1am Fri / 10am - 1am Sat / 10am - 10pm Sun

Year round. Special hours for holidays, winter and spring break

I'm Hungry!

All those videos are hungry works! They have snacks, treats, pizza, hot dogs, chips, fries, and more!.

Healthy Eating!

They sell bottled water and tea.

Need a little extra help?

Just give them a call if you have any questions about the accessibility! .

Can I get one of those?

The redemption prizes are great to take home! With your tickets, you can choose from hundreds of prizes at the counter. .

What people are saying?

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    nice and generallyclean wellrun place. friendly staff. brought ourkids and the neighbirkids. all had fun. nuce free gamesin the back.

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    As a kid, not too long ago, I remember many days spent inside this place. After many years I finally had the opportunity recently to return - and what great memories. They still have some of the classic arcade games that I remember dumping small fortunes into as a child. This place used to be called "Super Just Games" and to be honest I believe it is better now. The prices to play are extremely affordable - you could get a few hours of gameplaying on $20. That is if you don't discover their free to play games in the back....

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    Kinda dumpy but cheap and awesome! Go in with $20 and you are a god. They also have a free game area. One of the last remnants of the arcade era. As the name implies the games start at a nickel a play and go up to .20-.25 cents. They have ticket machines and pretty neat prizes.

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    It's cheap. But most of the games are in pretty bad condition and haven't been fixed or updated in years. If you're looking for cheap fun for a few hours, this is the place to go. But don't expect much when it comes to cleanliness or modern games.

    Having said that, it's a nice place for a cheap date that usually ends in success.

    Also... $2 entry fee per person...

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    Very fun place. $2 entry fee for adults and most games seem to be $0.20 or less in nickels. They have some music games like Beatmania and DDR/ITG. They have some ticket games, but those are limited. Easy parking in this shopping center. Highly recommended.

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