The Galloping Ghost Arcade was opened on Friday the 13th, August, 2010 with 130 arcade games that were saved from the brink of destruction and restored for all to enjoy. In 2014, the arcade had grown into the largest arcade in the world with over 440 arcade games, with games coming in from all over the world. The concept for the arcade grew from the lack of functioning arcades in the Chicago area. While many were still open, most did not take care of their machines and did not provide an environment to celebrate what arcades had lead us to in present day gaming.
At the Galloping Ghost Arcade, their goals were clear from the start: To provide arcade gaming at a level not seen in before., offer a cost effective place to play, host professional events and expose everyone to arcade games that they had not seen in decades.