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Wondercade arcade in Westwood

Owned and operated by Leslie and Bill Rich, Wondercade opened its doors in Westwood in 2021 to the delight of gamers across the region. Wondercade aims to be a fun, safe place for all ages to enjoy throughout the day. Many arcades now cater specifically to the drinking-age crowd, widely overlooking those youngsters that arcade games were originally marketed to in their glory days. But at Wondercade, it’s all-ages until 9 p.m., and then it turns 18 and up. You can get beer and more while you play; their game selection is incredibly solid and includes all of the essential cabinets needed for a modern-retro arcade. Book a party, or stop by — no quarters needed. All games are covered by the cost of admission, including pinball machines and the super popular Killer Queen. Party down with old friends like Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and more. Earn that high score or just enjoy the vibe.