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Q: Why am I unable to book Thursday or Saturday nights?

A: Thursday and Saturday nights are our public "lockin" gaming sessions. If you booked these nights, then you would have many unexpected guests arrive.

Q: Can I still celebrate a birthday during a "lockin" gaming session?

A: Sure.  We have no problems with this, and you are welcome to bring food, drinks and cake.  But unfortunately we can not guarantee a free table.

Q: Do I need to book for a "lockin" gaming session?

A: Not usually. Only on very busy nights we would reach capacity.  Just like a restaurant, you can book to guarantee your spot, otherwise make sure you are at the front of the line.

Q: Do I need to book for a Tight Arse Pizza session?

A: No.  You can purchase at the door, but there is a additional $3 fee per person.

Q: Do I have to pay if I am just supervising my kids?

A: No. If you are not playing the games, then there is no entry fee. But if you see everyone having a great time and you change your mind, you can always pass by the counter and upgrade to a playing wristband.

Q: Do you issue passouts?

A: We give everyone a wristband as they enter.  If you wish to leave for a cigarette or to get something to eat, then just show your wristband upon re-entry.

Q: Do you have any special events or sessions?

A: We often have pinball and arcade competitions and tournaments.  These are usually during our Saturday night lockin sessions. Check our news page for details of upcoming events.

Q: What are the various age limits and pricing?

A: Prices are different for different sessions. But generally Kids are aged 5 to 14 years, Adults are aged 15+.  Kids under 5 years are free with a paying adult. Spectators are free.

Q: Can I bring in my own food and drink?

A: Yes.  We do have drinks available, plus packets of chips, chocolate bars and lollies.  But you are still welcome to bring in your own.

Q: Do I need to pay a deposit for a party booking?

A: Yes. When you book a party, we will email you an invoice over the next couple of days.  A deposit of $100 is required within 7 days to secure your booking.

Q: Can I drop off my kids to a lockin?

A: No. There must be someone aged at least 15 to supervise the rest of the group.  As we are not a registered childcare agency, we are unable to be responsible for other peoples children.

Q: Can I hold my 80th birthday at GameRoom Essentials?

A: Yes, it wouldn't be the first. We don't stop playing because we grow old.  We grow old because we stop playing.