A World of Games: Arcade Tokens and Tickets

22 Jan

It has been a hobby of mine for the last several years to collect arcade tokens and tickets. When ever I am out and happen to see an arcade, I try to stop in to first see what they have to offer, and second to see if they have any tickets or tokens to add to my collection. After more than 10 years of doing this, I was surprised both by the variety in coins/tickets I’ve found, and also the rise of the game card as arcade currency. I finally got around to photographing my collection and even created a Tumblr account to house all my pics. But I wanted to share with you all what I’ve got so far, and to open up your eyes to the strangely beautiful world of video arcade memorabilia.


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Game Cards

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Brings back memories, doesn’t it? Speaking of which, any good arcades around your parts?



Posted by on 01/22/2012 in Randomness, Retro


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5 responses to “A World of Games: Arcade Tokens and Tickets

  1. Eric

    01/25/2012 at 7:49 pm

    Damn, that’s a lot of arcades! I have actually been to Four Winds before. Nice casino, forgot that they had an arcade area, too. Nice set of photos!

    • jsicktheslick

      01/26/2012 at 12:58 pm

      Thanks man, and I’ve been collecting for literally more than 10 years. It was just something I started doing and kept with it.

      Four Winds is nice, and I was genuinely surprised by their selection of games. Nice casino too 🙂

  2. Scott

    03/10/2012 at 12:29 pm

    Do you still collect? I found 6 Aladdin’s Castle tickets in an arcade machine. There yours if you want them. Just send me your address.

    • jsicktheslick

      03/10/2012 at 3:09 pm

      Oh man, that’s pretty cool. I appreciate the offer, but I think I’ll pass. You should hold on to them though, for old times sake.


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