Do I have to bring my own nickels?
No! You can get nickels here at the arcade. Best of all, there's no markup! For $1, you'll get a cup of 20 nickels. Get a cup of 100 nickels for $5, or 200 nickels for $10.
Since our games run on real nickels, no tokens, you can bring nickels from home as well.
What sets Nickel Mania “apart” from other video arcades?
Nickel Mania’s concept is to allow customers more entertainment for their dollar. At Nickel Mania, $5.00 would pay your admission fee ($2.95 + sales tax) and give you up to 41 plays on our games. In the “traditional” arcade, one play costs between 25 cents and 1 dollar. With the same $5.00 you would only receive 20 or less plays.
Why do Children and Adults have to pay to come in?
All Nickel Mania customers pay to get in the facility for the purpose of playing the latest as well as classic games with nickels rather than quarters or dollars. In general, nickels are comparable to quarters when calculating game play cost. A game that cost 1 quarter to play at other entertainment facilities cost 1 nickel at Nickel Mania, 1 dollar game – 4 nickels and so on. The Nickel Mania admission fee allows the player to enter our facility and doesn’t include any additional services such as shows, hosting, party supplies, food, additional nickels, or any other form of entertainment except for usage of coin operated machines at rates that afford groups, families, and individuals to play these games at very reasonable rates.
Why do I have to pay if I am just watching my kids?
Our policy has always been to charge everyone that wishes to be admitted to Nickel Mania. This straight forward policy has been helpful in establishing a safe, trouble free, and enjoyable facility. The Nickel Mania environment has been developed as an adult and child playground of sorts. We want to attract adults as well as children to our facility. We try to create an atmosphere where the parents actually have fun with their kids. Most amusement parks and theaters ask adults to pay a higher admission than children. We make no price distinction between adults or children, they both pay the same low admission charge. Our facility thus becomes a great source of family entertainment and not a hang out.
How many nickels does it take to play a game?
In general, nickels are comparable to quarters when calculating game play cost. A game that cost 1 quarter to play at other entertainment facilities cost 1 nickel at Nickel Mania, 1 dollar game – 4 nickels and so on. Nickels are available at the cash register and in change machines. You are also welcome to bring your own nickels.
When do my tickets or voucher expire?
Nickel Mania tickets and vouchers never expire. You can save your tickets for large prizes and cash them in at any time. We will redeem your tickets so long as Nickel Mania exists and your tickets are valid and readable.
What happens if I lose my tickets?
Nickel Mania does not keep any record of how many tickets a customer has. Tickets and vouchers are the responsibilities of our customers. If you or your child loses tickets or vouchers, Nickel Mania is not able to compensate that loss.
Can I rent out the entire facility?
We do not rent out our entire facility during times that we are normally open to the public. We will open prior to normal operating hours for Schools, Day Cares, Youth Groups, or large events with advanced reservation. Rates for such events are the same as our group rates plus nickel usage.