If you are looking for indoor fun, here are some of the best arcades and gaming centres in Singapore with a myriad of exciting games for families to visit!
If you want to escape the weather, there is more than just indoor playgrounds to keep the kids entertained - these arcades and gaming centres may bring back fond memories of your own childhood, and also will keep the whole family entertained!
This list includes:
- Zone X
- HeadRock VR
- New World Carnival
- Fat Cat Arcade
- Hologate Singapore
- Cow Play Cow Moo
- Hollywood China Arcade
Source: Zone X
Location: Eastpoint Mall, Changi Airport (Temp Closed), PLQ Mall, Lot One Shopper's Mall
Operating hours: Varies
Zone X is one of the major arcades in Singapore. They offer a variety of video and interactive games catering to different age groups, from the young to the young at heart. There are also music game machines and exciting simulator games like Let’s Go Island! Their redemption zone is also extensive with prizes ranging from electronics and board games to plushies, toys and snacks!
From now till 31 Dec 2021, you can purchase 125 tokens at just $20 (U.P. $31.25) here!
Source: HeadRock VR
Location: 26 Sentosa Gateway, #01-38/39, Singapore 098138
Operating hours: 11 am – 7 pm (Thu – Tue)
Closed on Wednesday
HeadRock VR is Singapore’s first-ever virtual reality theme park, featuring 11 attractions spread across three different color categories. You can Jump Jump your way through the jungle like a true child of the jungle, or go for a heart-racing Jungle Rafting ride, swirling through the rapids, escaping from a T-Rex. You can even have your own mission impossible while balancing atop a Sky Scraper and try your hand at archery at Robin Hood.
You can now purchase Big 3 Package for 1 person at $28 (U.P. $35), which will allow you to experience three rides, one each in the blue, orange and green zones respectively, or the Big 5 Package for 1 person at $42 (U.P. $50), which will allow you to experience five rides – two in the blue zone, two in the orange zone and one in the green zone.
Do note that kids have to be at least 110 cm and taller to play.
New World Carnival
Source: New World Carnival
Location: Marina Square & 313 Somerset
Operating hours: Varies
New World Carnival offers a unique experience with its combination of Virtual Reality (VR) games and classic arcade favourties. They have eight different VR and augmented reality (AR) games, including Baby Bear, a VR game designed for kids. Their selection of classic arcade games includes air hockey, basketball, hammer jackpot, and Sky Tower. If you have a lucky hand, they have a lot (and we mean really a lot) of claw machines with different kinds of plushies!
New World Carnival is currently offering a 2 pax and 4 pax play package on BYKidO. The 2 pax package includes 80 AR/VR credits and 1hr board games at $56 (U.P. $178) and the 4 pax package includes 240 AR/VR credits and 1hr board games at $136 (U.P. $516).
Fat Cat Arcade
Source: Fat Cat Arcade
Location: Djitsunmall Bedok & 313@Somerset
Operating hours: 11 am – 1 am
With over a 100 amusement machines, not only is Fat Cat Arcade huge but it also boasts a wide variety of games that is bound to keep both kids and adults entertained. You can find carnival games like Milk Toss Jug and Down the Clown, old school game machines such as Fish Hunter machines, basketball, racing and shooting games, as well as an array of claw machines to try your luck! They also have a wonderful selection of prizes in exchange for the tickets won.
You can now get Fat Cat Tokens from BYKidO at a promotional price of 120 tokens for $20 and 320 tokens for $50!
Location: #04-K01 Funan, 107 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 179105
Operating hours: 10 am – 10 pm (Mon – Sun)
Hologate Singapore is a gaming centre that provides immersive VR gaming experience for the whole family. Put on a Hologate headset and you will be transported into a different reality where you will battle against robots, zombies and dragons, or even challenge each other with virtual snowballs! Game choices include Zombyte, Rig Rebels, Cold Clash, Angry Birds, and more!
Before you head out to experience the different fantastical worlds, you will need to book your tickets online. You can also get tickets at Klook, which offers up to 35% off the tickets.
Source: Timezone Singapore
Location: Ang Mo Kio Hub, Causeway Point, City Square Mall, Heartbeat@Bedok, Jurong Point, Northpoint City, Our Tampines Hub, Plaza Singapura, VivoCity, Waterway Point, Westgate, Compass One, & Marina Square
Operating hours: Varies
You’ve probably come across Timezone at least once. With over 13 locations scattered across the island, it is the largest arcade chain in Singapore. Packed into their colourful arcades are a wide variety of games, from Dance Dance Revolution, Zombie Outbreak, and Space Invaders to air hockey, basket and racing games! Also, did you know that you can take a virtual tour of Timezone Westgate? Not only that, you can even view the inside of the Timezone Flagship Store at VivoCity!
Cow Play Cow Moo
Location: Suntec City, Downtown East, Tampines Mall, King Abert Park, Jurong Point (coming soon)
Operating hours: Varies on outlet
Cow Play Cow Moo is a popular arcade for young adults and families. Its flagship store at Level 3 Suntec City is often crowded, so much that they opened an extension at Basement 1 too. Here you will find nostalgic arcade games, dance machines, toy catchers and much more to keep the little ones (and parents) excited! The local chain has also expanded across the island with outlets at various malls too!
EXP - E-Sports Experience Centre
Photo Credits: Esports Entertainment Asia
Location: 1 Stadium Place, #02-09/10 Kallang Wave Mall, Singapore 397628
Operating hours: TBC
E-Sports Experience Centre, or EXP, is a 12,000 sqft venue that offers an integrated live-streaming-ready e-sports event space, pro-esports team rooms, e-sports cafe, and a LAN gaming area. While it is not really an arcade or game centre, but the store practices a free-play concept that allows you to try out the various gaming consoles, mobile and PC games for free! Let's be nice and no hog the machines, but otherwise, a great place to drop by and have a game or 2!
Hollywood China Arcade
Image Credit: Resorts World Sentosa
Location: Universal Studios Singapore, Sentosa
Operating hours: As per Universal Studios Singapore
Located within Universal Studios Singapore is Hollywood China Arcade. The arcade consist of 3 main areas, Daytona, arcade and toy catchers. Come play the hottest games and win e-tickets that can be redeemed for exclusive Universal Studios merchandise and more! A ticket to USS is required to access the arcade.
*According to RWS website, the arcade is currently closed until further notice.
Feature image: New World Carnival