The video game scene in Moncton has been a bit lackluster, with no major arcades or places to play. Some of the bigger arcades on the East Coast relocated or closed down, leaving a vacuum of activity. Thankfully, Moncton has a few places to play games and enjoy time with friends in an arcade atmosphere.
There is also a local gaming community that might have some newbies looking for someone to teach them how to spectate and compete at the same time.
Arcade Moncton is located at 22 Robinson St, Moncton, NB. They have a decent selection of new and old arcade games for you to play with your friends. This includes: Street Fighter IV, Tekken 6 and Blazblue . They also have classic arcade cabinets that run on quarters, but the selection is limited to one machine: Out Run. If you like the classics this place is a nice option. However, they close at 9 pm , so it doesn’t fit everyone’s schedule.
Game Over Video Games
Game Over Video Games is located at 199 Main St., Dieppe, NB. It is the best arcade in Moncton and the surrounding areas. It has around 70 arcade machines ranging from fighting games like Street Fighter and Tekken, to shooting games like Time Crisis and House of the Dead 4 and classic arcade cabinets that run on quarters . They also have a huge selection of board games you can play for free. The owner is very friendly, welcoming and eager to help you have a good time. All of the machines are well maintained, which makes a huge difference when trying to enjoy the experience. If you are looking for an arcade experience in Moncton, this place should be on your list.
Box of Fun
Box of Fun is located at 26 Robinson St, Moncton, NB. They have retro arcade cabinets that run on quarters and a few new cabinets like Batman Arkham City. The hours are a bit more limited than the other two arcades in Moncton; they close at 8 pm on Fridays and Saturdays and close at 6 pm during the rest of the week. They also have a decent selection of classic pinball machines for you to play. It is a smaller place, but if you can’t get to Game Over Video Games or Arcade Moncton , this will do the job.
These are the three major arcades in Greater Moncton . There are other smaller places you can play games, but these three have the best selection in the area.