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Perfect Games Ames

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Perfect Games
1320 Dickinson Ave
Ames
IA
50014
Tel: 515-598-2695

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Located just off of Hwy 30 in West Ames.

Where are we going today?

If you have kids that just have a ton of energy, you need a place like Perfect Games, which is filled with activities to really wear those kids out (and have a great time in the process!)

Perfect Games has a number of activities, so the whole family can really join in, and have a great time together!

Let's start with the bowling, shall we? With 24 lanes, there is a LOT of family fun happening. Ten pin bowling is such a great sport for the whole family. It's a game where kids can really improve quickly, as their coordination develops. It's also a game where it's SO much fun to celebrate when they get those illusive strikes.

It's fun to play WITH the family, and it's fun to play AGAINST the family too!

After bowling, why not head on over to laser tag? If your family love intense fun, this could be for you! Perfect Games actually has a TWO story laser tag arena, with state of the art laser light shows and that heart-pounding excitement.

14 people in total can play, so again, it's an activity that the whole family can join in on, with kids over 7 years. Unlike similar counterparts, laser tag is safe, because there is no direct contact with you. You are simply shooting lasers of light, which then tallies up and at the end, you see if you have defeated your opponents! Super fun!

With arcade fun too, with the latest and classic video games, kids love taking a break to see if they can grab that highest score. 

So it really is family fun all around at Perfect Games - and we will be surprised if there is any energy left in the kids by the end of it!

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How much does it cost?

  • AdultsPay per play. Bowling from $4.
  • ChildrenPay per play. Bowling from $2.
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

11:00am open. 12am close Sun - Wed / 1am close Thurs - Sat

All year round. Closed Dec 24th.

Teachers corner

They have group discounts, so why not bring the students for some bowling fun or laser tag!.

I'm Hungry!

There is a full service restaurant - Kingpin Pizza - with great stone oven pizzas, sandwiches, burgers and more!.

Healthy Eating!

There are salads and sandwiches at the Kingpin so you will be fin!.

Any Top Tips?

Two Bounce Houses for kids 7 years and younger. $2 for an all day pass!.

Doing our bit

They work with the community to help fundraise.

Need a little extra help?

Bumpers available on each lane. No Gutter Ball for you! Special ramps available for the little ones or anyone who may need them..

Can I get one of those?

Redeem your tickets from Arcade Play for some great prizes!.

More information

Keep an eye out on regular deals that they offer.

What people are saying?

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    Long line on a Saturday night at 10 pm. Fun place - music, lights and VIP lanes -- if a little pricey ($4 tap beer + $5 games) but they advertised several special deals like $2 games on a 2 for Tuesdays. Lanes were great and we had to put on our shoe sliders but that was fine. Hubby bowled 191!

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    $29 for an hour of bowling, not including shoe rental. WOW EXPENSIVE. Run the other big bowling alley in town out of business and then jack up the prices. This weekend myself and 2 friends bowled for 45 minutes (the shut your game off exactly when your time runs out, in 15-minute intervals) and two of us had $3 shoe rentals. No drinks and our bill was $13 PER PERSON. ... for 45 minutes? We're not amazing bowlers so we *only* finished 1 full game and 7 frames into the 2nd one before our lane got shut off. Nice.

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    Food and games on a bit pricey and not a wide variety of games to choose from. Fun for an hour but if your looking for an afternoon, take the drive to DSM and go to Chuckie Cheese

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    It's big, it's new and really clean. There's lots for the kids to do and everyone else too. The kids liked the pizza and burgers and there was a good variety of other stuff on the menu. We bowled free using our Kids Bowl Free coupons and then played laser tag. It's better than Incredible Pizza and worth the trip from Des Moines.

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    Love the Fly Me to the Moon Pizza (taco)! Looking forward to trying other specialty pizzas. The arcade and laser tag were very fun. I like that there are bumpers on the bowling alleys for the young kids. We took a group of six kids and two adults for a birthday party. We walked away with full bellies, and a lot of memories for a very affordable price. The party hostess kept order to our chaos and was very attentive to our needs. I will keep this place in mind when planning our next big get together.

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by Jordon B.

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$29 for an hour of bowling, not including shoe rental. WOW EXPENSIVE. Run the other big bowling alley in town out of business and then jack up the prices. This weekend myself and 2 friends bowled for 45 minutes (the shut your game off exactly when your time runs out, in 15-minute intervals) and two of us had $3 shoe rentals. No drinks and our bill was $13 PER PERSON. ... for 45 minutes? We're not amazing bowlers so we *only* finished 1 full game and 7 frames into the 2nd one before our lane got shut off. Nice.

On a positive note, the arcade was fun. My girlfriend could be entertained there for hours!

Also, like stated by others, I don't necessarily mind a waitress coming to your table and asking if you want drinks, but I'm not going to tip you for the 10 seconds time... so the fact that Perfect Games sets out these 'table card holder' things (at EVERY table) which state "it is polite and proper to tip 15-20% if the service your waitress provided was positive" is aggravating to say the least. To top it off, on checkout your receipt you must sign at the register has a blank line for "tip". Fat chance!!

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