Brick and Mortar Arcade Coming to Truro, Nova Scotia

There’s still lots to be done, but Old School Games is on track to open a brand new Arcade and Gaming Centre in the heart of Truro this fall. We’ve got a space with over 3000 square feet available for the project. Paint is being applied, electricians are in, and muralists are outlining artwork as I type!

The Centre will feature a variety of old school arcade cabinets, alongside a number of classic gaming consoles, board games, and card games. Our location is family-friendly, and will feature a small concession stand serving pizza, snacks and drinks. We will be available for private party bookings as well.

What are your thoughts? Will you visit? Is there anything you’d like to see us work into the master plan? Drop us a line on social media and let us know your thoughts!


Hey guys – great news this week for Old School Games! Mortal Kombat (the original) is now up and running! I’ve been puttering around with this for months, and finally all the hard work has come to fruition! I’ve also got another Classic Multigame board up and running as well. Right now, I’m on track to have a total of 8 games ready for our official business launch at Hal-Con, here at the WTCC in Halifax next month.




Old School Games Featured in a local Halifax Gaming Documentary!

Check us out in local filmaker Justin Swinamer’s Halifax Vintage Gaming Documentary!

Fighting Hawk Build – A sneak peek!

Here is a walk-through of the custom paint for my Fighting Hawk mini-cab. It was hard to source any artwork for this rare game, but I managed to find a representative image, and ‘make it my own’ for the sideart on this sturdy little mini-cabinet.

At this point the art is incomplete, but I will update the gallery as it is finished (within the next week.)

Phoenix Custom Paint

This Phoenix mini-cab features a replication of the original art – simplified and scaled down for a smaller cabinet.

AubCon TODAY!!

Calling all old school gamers!! There’s a Con today in Dartmouth at Auburn Drive High School. I’ll be there with a few arcade machines for a bit of a pre-launch of Old School Games.

There will also be tons of comics, cosplay, nerf battles, video games, anime, animation and general geeky goodness. Be sure to pop in and check it out if you’re in town. $10 cover and $5 for the kiddies. The con runs from noon till 8pm.

Learn more at!

Oh – and leave your quarters at home. All games will be on free play or have credits in them already.

Hope to see you there!!

Other Cabinets

So, the last number of posts have all showcased the cabinets that are to some extent, up and running.

Now here are the dead ones. Some of which I’d love to see live again, and others I’d be willing to part with. Make me an offer!

I’ve got a RoadBlasters, Sly Spy, 2 Gimmie a Breaks, 2 Mini Golfs, and an empty ‘Video Expert’ cab. I’ve also got the supercool ‘Brain Machine’ which can apparently let me test games… I wish I has the first clue how to use it. Anyone? Little help?

Heavy Unit

This Robotech rip-off puts you in control of a ship that can turn into a robot! Well, so they say.

This particular cabinet is having a variety of graphics problems.

Where to begin?


Yes, it’s VULGUS! Capcom’s first-ever video game. Well, kind of. This cabinet is currently experiencing technical difficulties…

The graphics look bad. Like, not 80’s arcade game bad, but chunky giant pixel bad. What up with that?

Mystery Cabinet?

Well, it says it’s SCRAMBLE, but I have a feeling it’s not. This game is working, aside from the fact that it is playing blind. Anyone recognize the music? I’d love to know what this game is!