American Classic Arcade Museum
Located at Funspot
"Best arcade in the world!"
Paul Drury, Retro Gamer Magazine
This press release pertains to our 16th annual tournament which was held in 2014. There will be no tournament in 2015.

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Weirs Beach, NH – The Funspot Family Entertainment Center and The American Classic Arcade Museum (ACAM) are pleased to announce the 16th Annual International Classic Video Game Tournament will take place Thursday May 29th through Sunday, June 1st 2014 at the Funspot Family Entertainment Center on Route 3 in Weirs Beach, NH.

Tournament hours are Thursday Noon-10pm, Friday and Saturday 10am-11pm and Sunday 10am-5pm. Admission to compete in the tournament is $60 and includes 250 game tokens. This year's tournament is sponsored in part by Mix 94.1FM, The Planet 100.1, New Country 106.9 & Gamer Soda.

The first 100 registrants will receive a commemorative T-shirt and goodie bag. Registration is at the door only. The tournament features competitive play on 15 classic game titles and 5 games in the annual Manufacturer’s Challenge. This event brings the best competitive arcade gamers from around the world. To keep the playing field as competitive as possible, the tournament games will not be announced until the first day of the event.

Prizes will be awarded for first through third place in the Tournament and the Manufacturer’s Challenge, and for the top score set on each of the 15 main tournament games and the 5 manufacturer’s tournament games. The monetary prize awards will also include a commemorative trophy as well. The prizes are as follows:

16th Annual International Classic Videogame Tournament Prizes
Main 15 Game Tournament

  • 1st Place
  • 2nd Place
  • 3rd Place
  • $750.00
  • $500.00
  • $250.00
Manufacturer's Challenge

  • 1st Place
  • 2nd Place
  • 3rd Place
  • $500.00
  • $250.00
  • $100.00
Daily Mystery Game Tournaments: $50 each

Top Score for 15 main tournament games and
5 manufacturer’s games: $25 each

Over the years, the tournament has become an event that draws people from all over the world. “This has become so much more than a tournament’” says Funspot owner and General Manager, Bob Lawton, “It is an annual meeting of friends, a reunion of competitive players and a fun time for people who love classic games.”

Hailed as “The Mecca of Classic Gaming” by MSNBC, The American Classic Arcade Museum at Funspot is the first 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and displaying vintage coin-operated amusements and their history. Located on the third floor of the immense Funspot Family Entertainment Super Center, the museum celebrates the origins of the arcade industry with popular games from the past. Asteroids, Pac-Man, Centipede and Gorgar are just a few of the over 300 games inside ACAM. The museum also contains static displays of game history.

The Funspot Family Entertainment Super Center is located on Route 3 in Weirs Beach, NH. The facility was founded in 1952 by Bob Lawton and has been continuously operated by him and his family ever since. The 60,000 square foot center features over 500 games, 20 bowling lanes, an outdoor miniature golf course, a 400-seat Bingo hall, a restaurant, the D.A. Long Tavern, and an indoor retro 9-hole miniature golf course. Monkey Trunks Extreme zip lines course is also located on the property. In June 2008, Guinness World Records named Funspot the largest arcade in the world.

Funspot and The American Classic Arcade Museum are open year-round.

More information can be found at and American Classic Arcade Museum @ Funspot 579 Endicott Street North Laconia, NH 03246