Why Birthday Parties At An Arcade Is Perfect For The Whole Family

Are you looking for a family-fun indoor arcade near you? We all remember going to the arcade with our friends and family and running around trying to get the highest score or earn the most prize tickets. Those memories do not need to be memories, arcades are still relevant and fun for everyone of all ages. Arcades are also great for birthday parties and any type of private party. Here are some reasons why you should have your next birthday at Nickel Mania, especially if you reside near Carrollton, TX.

Fun For Everyone

The arcade games here are geared toward all ages. Adults and kids alike will enjoy playing all the classic arcade games and other various games that we offer, from the latest video games and ticket games. Don’t want to play? That is okay, too! You can just sit and take joy in your child having fun.

Friendly Competition

A little friendly competition never hurts anyone; at least, that is how the saying goes. Playing arcade games with friends and family is a great way to bond and a fun way to compete with one another. Seeing who can win the most tickets or who can win a race and get the highest score makes playing video games and other games more fun. 

Money Saving

Planning a birthday party at Nickel Mania is a good way to plan a party on a budget. We have a flat rate for up to 12 people and a low additional fee if additional tables are needed. What about the food? You can bring your own food and drinks, making it more cost-effective, and more customizable to the dietary needs of your guests. We do not want you to overpay for food, so you are able to bring in pizzas, chips, your own cake, etc. You can also bring your own decorations, which give you the ability to have whatever theme you prefer. 

Affordable Game Pricing

Here at the arcade, our games have been modified to accept nickels. You heard that correctly. Each of our games only costs a few nickels a piece making it more affordable to play games. Our $5 cup of nickels is usually our most popular purchase. 


Hosting a birthday party at an arcade just brings back all those memories from childhood and adolescence, that sense of family-friendly fun that many of us had when we were growing up. Now you can make those memories with your children, friends, and family with some of your favorite games. Sharing this type of nostalgia is a good way to bond.

Tickets That Don’t Expire

If your guests are not ready to redeem their tickets at our prize counter, don’t fret our tickets do not expire, so they can save them and come back to play again, win more tickets and redeem them for a prize. Working towards a bigger prize? No worries, you can redeem the tickets anytime you are ready.

Birthday Party FAQS 

Here are a few answers about our birthday parties.

How Does The Party Package Work?

Celebrate your next birthday or fun event here at our arcade. A $79.99 non-refundable deposit is due when you book the event and it includes:

  • Table rental for birthday parties is just $79.99 + tax for the first table and includes 12 admissions (admission is for children and adults, players and non-players). 
  • Additional tables are $49.99 + tax. Each table includes 12 admissions. ( Tables are reserved with a non-refundable deposit at the time of booking.)
  • Admission for additional guests is just $3.49 + tax each, due at the end of your reservation.
  • Host is responsible for all guests that exceed the 12-admission-per-table limit at the $3.49 party rate. ( For example: a party of 15 would be 1 table ($79.99 + tax, due at time of booking) + 3 additional guests ($3.49 + tax each, due at the end of the reservation) for a total of $97.92.)

What Comes With The Party Package

A Nickel Mania party is Do-It-Yourself. We set up the tables and clean up afterwards – the rest is up to you with the following guidelines:

  •  bring your own food, drinks, cake, etc (no glass containers or alcoholic beverages)
  •  bring your own decorations (no wall decorations, pinatas, or “messy” items like silly string, confetti, glitter, etc)
  • party time is 1 hour and 45 minutes. You’re welcome to stay and play afterwards, but please clear your table(s) at the end of your reservation time so we can clean up. 

Please note: you’re welcome to arrive 15 minutes before your reservation time to set up your table(s)

Don’t forget the Add-ons: 

  • Nickels are available for purchase in cups of $5 or $10 or any amount you like!
  • Party favors: the Nickel Mania VIP wristband is worth an extra 1,000 tickets to redeem at our prize counter – just $2.99 each!

What do I need to do to book a party?

Just click on the “Book Your Party” tab and our website will guide you step-by-step.

If some of my guests don’t show up do I have to still pay for them? 

Each table includes 12 admissions and additional admissions are just $3.49 each (admission is for children and adults, players and non-players). Most parties book 1 or 2 tables and then pay the overage rate for the additional guests. (Most guests don’t sit down very long, they’re too busy playing our games!).

The non-refundable deposit for the table(s) is due at the time of booking.

What happens if we need to cancel or reschedule our booking?

Once you book your party the non-refundable deposit holds your reservation. However, if you have to cancel or reschedule your party we understand and will reschedule the party based on availability.

Schedule Your Next Birthday Party

If you are looking for a kid-friendly indoor arcade near you, Nickel Mania is a great place to host your next birthday party then contact us today or schedule your party online. We can’t wait to celebrate your big day with you.

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