Video arcades have evolved over the years. They have now become indoor play areas for children as parents seek the solace of a safe environment. Arcades are great places to host parties or to just have fun during open play. The cost is usually affordable, or economical, and can provide hours of amusement for the entire family. In the Baltimore area, there are arcades still in existence with various areas of focus, all in the name of fun.

Ultrazone the Ultimate Laser Adventure
7835 Eastpoint Mall
Baltimore, MD 21224
(800) 478-8711
baltimore.lasertag.com

Ultrazone is the perfect place to have a birthday party or host a fundraising event. It is also great for team building activities. The arcade features laser tag adventures in which children and adults can have fun. Store hours are Mondays – Thursdays from 4:00 -9:00 p.m., Fridays from 4:00 p.m. – midnight, Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. – midnight and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

re:gen
08200 Perry Hall Blvd
Baltimore, MD 21236
(410) 933-6662
www.facebook.com/regenstore/

This video arcade, re:gen, features a wide variety of games available for purchase. Located in the White Marsh Mall, they are sure to have all of your gaming needs. You can play, buy or sell games.

Eastpoint Bounce Party
7837 Eastpoint Mall
Baltimore, MD 21224
(410) 282-5867
eastpointbounceparty.com

According to its website, “Eastpoint Bounce Party is the area’s Premier Kid’s Party and Playtime destination! We host Parties or just Playtime! We offer Open Play, where parents may come in and play with the children any time. We also offer Drop & Shop, where parents may leave children with us, as long as they are at least 3 years old and potty-trained. Our clean, safe and secure venue has received many accolades for being one of the nicest facilities of it’s kind!” Eastpoint Bounce Party is the safe place to host children events Their goal is “to promote active physical plan and creative learning for children 12 and under.” Located in Eastpoint Mall, store hours are Sundays from 11:00 a.m. – 6 p.m. Mondays – Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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Kiddie Crusoe
07 Fox Tail Road
Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093
(410) 853-7910
www.kiddiecrusoe.com/

Every day is exciting at Kiddie Crusoe as families play and learn together in the safe environment of this indoor playground. It features ” a kid-sized town outfitted with themed toys and dress-up costumes, ride-ons, moon bounce inflatables, exciting slides, zip line & more!” Store hours are Sundays from 11 am.. – 5 p.m. and Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Gamers Niche
7122 Harford Road
Parkville, MD 21286
(410) 853-7850
www.gamersnichemd.com

Gamers Niche’s website touts, “Our lounge is filled with the best in entertainment. Like the latest consoles, retro arcades, blazing fast Internet access and a comfortable lounge environment. We have a booming sound and lighting system that makes everything in the lounge pop. Great fun for a birthday party, bachelor party, or corporate event.” The lounge is open Fridays from 4 – 10 p.m. and Saturdays from 3 – 10 p.m.

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Vickie Lawson is a freelance writer whose work can be found on Examiner.com.