For many video game lovers, the closest they’ll come to owning their own bona fide home arcade is a large-screen television fed by their choice of home console systems.

For Rodney Minch, however, it began by collecting and repairing classic arcade machines. Fueled by childhood memories of feeding quarters to the digital monoliths on weekend trips to the local arcade, Minch has acquired over twenty classic machines since making the leap from video game junkie to serious collector. His dream became a reality right around the time he moved into his first house: “There just wasn’t enough space in the apartment,” says Minch.

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