Monday, February 6, 2012

Cambridge Lanes and Games

Back in December, I went down to Boston for a few days to attend the 30th birthday party of my good friend Liz Prince.  When I got to town, Liz told me she knew a good place to go play pinball.  Did I want to go?  Yes, yes I did.  So we got into the car and drove over to Lanes and Games, in Cambridge.  Here's Claire and Liz in front of their billboard:

I gotta say, when I heard this place was a bowling alley, I didn't expect much.  We have a Lanes and Games in White River Junction, and the machines there work, but aren't that great.  I was pleasantly surprised therefore when I got into the arcade room and found that it had EIGHT machines, all of which were in PERFECT working order.

From left to right: Twilight Zone, Scared Stiff, Addams Family, Tron, Iron Man, Family Guy, Spider Man, Sopranos.  What a collection!  They were a little pricey, but worth every token.  I put in a little time on Tron and a LOT on Twilight Zone, which I finally started to get the hang of by the end.

Anyway, if you live in the Boston area, I HIGHLY recommend this place!  You can walk there from the Alewife stop on the red line, which is right around the corner.  Tell 'em Drop Target sent you!


  1. Sopranos has since left the building and was replaced by Simpsons Pinball Party.

  2. Thanks for the info. You should update the Boston Area pinball map!