Shall We Play a Game?

Shall We Play a Game?

In the spring of 2002, I bought a used Mercury Sable from an abandoned auto auction held at a local tow yard.  I thought this would be a great way to get an extra vehicle.  I was driving a 1989 GMC S-15 and worried that if it ever broke down I’d need a back-up vehicle.  The Sable was very clean, although really nerdy.  However, I couldn’t complain for $600.

I took the car home and shortly realized I didn’t need a third car.  It just sat in my driveway most of the time. 

My friend, Steve, however, needed a car.  His car was on its last days and he was tired of putting money into it.  He made me an offer for the Mercury that I couldn’t refuse.

For the Sable, he offered to trade a Sinbad pinball machine and a Galaxian table top arcade unit.  Both of these machines needed additional work, but I jumped at the deal.

In less than a year, those two machines would grow into a small basement arcade.

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