03242021 Doghouse Arcades

An “Arcade Classics” coin-up video game machine stands upright inside a shop currently being used by Claremont MakerSpace Artist in Residence James St. Martin. St. Martin and fellow Claremont MakerSpace Artists in Residence Bryan Phaneuf recently opened their business Doghouse Arcades in Claremont at the end of 2020.

CLAREMONT — The Golden Age of video arcades may be over, but at Doghouse Arcades, a fledgling business in Claremont, pinball and home arcade enthusiasts James St. Martin and Bryan Phaneuf are helping to resurrect the experience of “coin-up” games in the convenience of one’s own home.

Doghouse Arcades, which officially launched last November following months of planning, is a small business specializing in home arcade and virtual pinball cabinets and machines, part of a growing hobby to recreate the experience of stand-up arcade gaming through a fusion of retro and modern technologies.

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