Downers Grove, Ill. (630) 541-8719
Cost: $7 per hour, $5 per hour after 8 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; $12 all day (Tuesday-Friday), $15 all day (Saturday-Sunday); $1 game charge (per game).
Hours: Closed Monday; visit website for hours.
Thirteen thousand square feet of nothing but video games, with dozens of enormous, flat-screens, all the latest releases, Rock Band stage, surround sound gaming chair, banks of video monitors and all the latest controllers. Pay by the hour to rent a gaming station and you can switch to something new for a $1 charge at any time. The cafe offers snacks and sandwiches.