Cibien’s Corner – Old school arcade meets modern gaming mecca

How many of us spent after school and weekends in the dark recesses of old school arcades? The disco lighting, the clatter and kickass music of 100 games playing at once, and you and your friends battling it out on Donkey Kong Jr. and Asteroids? Later, how many of us spent hours and hours saving Princess Peach from Bowser? I, for one, raise my hand and loved all those games, even though I was TERRIBLE at them. Now, skeeball…that was my jam, but that’s another story.

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For those looking to recreate some of those childhood memories, or for those gamers who want to play the latest simulation games from Japan or see if they can conquer a Play Station 4, there is the perfect place to get your game on. Begun by passionate gamer and collector, Čeněk Cibien last September, Cibien’s Corner is a personal collection that spans 40 years of gaming history. In fact, the oldest machine in the museum (you can play Pong!) is a 1978 Odyssey 2001. And, you have to play a few games on Cibien’s extra groovy pinball machine themed “Rollergames.”

There are two floors of gaming, including the world’s biggest collection of Play Station 2 retail display kiosks, available for all day play. Tickets for adults run ten euro, while children pay six. None of the games require tokens. Buy your all day pass, and you can game until your wrists give out. There is also a party room available for birthdays and corporate events, with catering options and full game access.

Images courtesy Cibien’s Corner

Cibien’s Corner
Dukelských Hrdinů 343/3, Prague 7
http://muzeumher.cz/

Melinda King

Melinda King

Originally from the great state of Nebraska, Melinda King has been writing, acting, and raising a family in Prague for the last 13 years. Aside from that, she enjoys various Gen-X activities like drinking coffee, wearing cardigans, and quietly weeping during 25th-anniversary shows of bands she used to like.
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Originally from the great state of Nebraska, Melinda King has been writing, acting, and raising a family in Prague for the last 13 years. Aside from that, she enjoys various Gen-X activities like drinking coffee, wearing cardigans, and quietly weeping during 25th-anniversary shows of bands she used to like.