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The National Videogame Arcade

24-32 Carlton Street | Hockley, Nottingham NG1 1NN, England
+44 115 881 3092
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VR gaming experience for novice

Today 15/06/18, VR you must try it yourself, I recommend and rate “The National Videogame Arcade... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2018
GERRY H
via mobile
I wish I found this earlier!

This needs more advertising as I stumbled upon it rather than researching the venue and the first... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2018
Colin B
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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Experience 3 floors of fully interactive games, events and activities designed to inspire, educate and entertain you all day! There's loads to do: * Take command of Mission Control for the ultimate space battle in which you control every aspect of the game! * Play games before they're released and send feedback to the developers to help shape the game. * Take part in a Minecraft workshop to develop your skills. * Play brand new games on PC, WiiU, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. * Find out about the history of videogames & play on retro games consoles. There's loads more to discover and different ways to play with your friends and family. Find out about latest events and buy tickets at our website. Admission lets you stay and play all day. We've a selection of group and family tickets available. Pause and refuel at our Toast Bar where you can get roasted coffee, handmade cakes and of course toast! There's free wifi, mobile charging , board games and colouring/crafts for the kids, so it's the perfect place to stop and refuel. We also host birthday parties, run clubs, workshops and educational visits for schools. Get in touch to find out more. Housed over five floors in the centre of Nottingham, we create exhibitions, events, content and learning programmes which inspire everyone not just to play games, but also to develop their own game-making potential.
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  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“toast” (62 reviews)
“space invaders” (24 reviews)
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24-32 Carlton Street | Hockley, Nottingham NG1 1NN, England
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+44 115 881 3092
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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Today 15/06/18, VR you must try it yourself, I recommend and rate “The National Videogame Arcade” on this genre only, We tried Zombie, Star Wars, Room smash, Alien sword and shield bash up, Alien robot laser shoot, archery, all that in a 1 hour taster...More

Thank GERRY H
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Reviewed 9 June 2018

This needs more advertising as I stumbled upon it rather than researching the venue and the first time I went it was closed (very limited opening hours). I earmarked it for a visit the following day and the comparisons initially lend itself to the cambridge...More

Thank Colin B
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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Nice few hours watching my husband getting excited about the old games and after a toasted sandwich lunch, enjoying playing the codex bash game together!

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Reviewed 2 June 2018

Once found, it is an interesting place, but I feel it lacks a little thought and imagination, I know these retro games consoles and games can be expensive but a wider selection would be nice. It all feels a little thrown together, there is no...More

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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Fantastic day out for a gaming loving teenager. Lots to see and lots to learn (if you take the time to read as well as play!!). Well laid out, accessible with a push chair as there’s a lift to each floor. Would be a brilliant...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2018

Took our two teenage daughters, and spent a long time playing lots of different games, from old favourites to some under development. It was surprisingly quiet, so we were always to find something to play. Obviously, it would be even better if there were more...More

Thank terribledad
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Took my friends' 14 year old (I'm 47) to educate him on gaming history, play some classic games and some new ones. Six hours flew by. We booked an hour in the vr suite which was brilliant. Just the two of us with a member...More

Thank Glen J
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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

We recently used the NVA for our annual mid-year conference. We always try and look for somewhere a bit different and this definitely ticked the box! Booking was easy and Anne-Marie really listened to our requirements. The conference and AV facilities are fab and could...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

We went to the nva today to try and escape the sun, it was our first visit, our party included myself my husband and my 11 year old. It really wasn’t what we were expecting. I thought there would be a greater mix of current...More

Thank NottsKim
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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

I came yesterday with my husband and our son for a surprise day out for them both as there big gamers, my husband is into the rotro consoles and games and my son is into the moden consoles. We all really enjoyed ourselves and are...More

Thank Kerry C
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it's great took my son 14 and he loved the retro vibe and also the VR game. enjoy
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£9.50 per adult. It's all on their website
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Hello there. The galleries are open from 10-6pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday - but everyday during school holidays. To plan your visit in advance, if you book using the site, it'll show you the days when the galleries... More
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