Tiki Action Park

Tiki Action Park's arcade (credit: tikiactionpark.com)

Sitting on your bum in front of the TV twiddling your thumbs for hours on end has to be one of the most unproductive ways to kill a few hours (or an entire day or week) so why not get off your butt and make your way down to one of the top arcades listed below and waste your time in the company of other gamers. – By Nicola A. Menzie


338 Union Avenue
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11211
(718) 302-6464
Buzz: awesome selection of games (if you want to get your drink on while you play, check out our list of Best Retro Bars With Games)

Barcade patrons play tennis on the Nintendo Wii

Chinatown Fair Video Arcade

8 Mott Street
New York, N.Y. 10013
(212) 964-1542
Buzz: mostly fighting games, draws real gaming crowd

Dave & Buster’s

234 West 42nd Street
New York , N.Y. 10036
(646) 495-2015
Buzz: Chuck E. Cheese’s for adults

Dave And Busters

Peter Pan Games

212-65 26th Ave
Bayside, N.Y. 11360
(718) 229-0064
Buzz: a little out of the way, but well worth the trip

Funzone Amusements

229 Route 110
Farmingdale, N.Y. 11735
(631) 847-0100
Buzz: features “hundreds” of popular arcade games

Adventureland Amusement Park

2245 Rte. 110
Farmingdale, N.Y.
(631) 694-6868
Buzz: average selection of video games

Tiki Action Park's arcade

Tiki Action Park (credit: tikiactionpark.com)

Tiki Action Park

1878 Middle Country Road
Centereach, N.Y. 11720
(631) 471-1267‎
Buzz: 40 games, a mix of the modern and old school

Funtime America in Clinton, New Jersey

Funtime America in Clinton, N.J. is less than an hour away from central Manhattan. (credit: funtimeamerica.com)

Funtime America

111 Highway 35 South
Cliffwood, N.J. 07721
(732) 583-4600
Buzz: pay $7.95 and play as many games you can for three hours