What Arcades Looked Like Before Video Games

In the days before video games and online gaming, amusement arcades were the thing. People of all ages with plenty of time to kill and a few coins in their pockets can be seen inside the arcade skipping through skee ball tables, animatronic fortune tellers, photo booths, and the many varieties of pinball machines.

Let’s take a gander at these amazing photos of a 1968 arcade in Kansas City, Missouri – the Wonderland Arcade – and see what gaming was like way back then.

 
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