Not arcade related, but we hosted a Haunted House on our property this year, primarily focused on people with disabilities that don’t get participate in Haunted Houses normally, because of accessibility issues.
It was a huge success that had great turnout and lots of media coverage.
Dialed In! LE
Game of Thrones LE
Batman 66 LE
Avengers Hulk LE
Star Trek LE
The Simpsons Pinball Party
The Walking Dead LE
Medieval Madness LE
Pac-Man’s Arcade Party
LE = Limited Edition model
Premium = Full featured “Premium” model
We were invited to the taping of a tv show where they built the world’s biggest pinball machine at our friend Adam Becker’s arcade and property. Both my kids got to play it on camera. Not sure when the show will debut but it was a pretty neat spectacle.
“Jersey Jack” Guarnieri, of Jersey Jack Pinball showing off his new Frolic’s Arcade shirt as the first Dialed In machines get ready to leave his factory. I had told Jack I’d send him a shirt to commemorate the first Jersey Jack Pinball making its way to my arcade.
I never realized an article about my little arcade could turn into a world wide viral thing. It leaves me in a weird place because now I’ve had hundreds of requests from people to visit, when this isn’t a business and I’m not trying to monetize it. Obviously a real brick & mortar business would have loved all the attention, but I don’t know what to do with it.
Then came more media requests and TV requests. I’ll have to let the dust settle before I decide what I will do next. In the meantime I will continue to update this site as a blog about what I do with my arcade.
There’s been interest in the arcade due to the Toronto Life article. As mentioned, the arcade is a private collection, but on occasion we’ve opened it up for a charity night. I’ve created an email address for people interested to be put on a list.
You can email your interest to:
Outside of this, this isn’t a business, so it isn’t available for private bookings or rentals.
Other places to play:
There are multiple leagues that play regularly in and around Toronto:
The world premiere of the new pinball documentary featuring 2016 PAPA World Champion Robert Gagno took place in Toronto. Robert & his father Maurizio were invited to visit Frolic’s Arcade, and they came with the filmmakers of Wizard Mode to play some pinball.