Meet the man who built an entire arcade in his own basement

Meet The Man Who Built An Entire Arcade In His Own Basement

MILWAUKEE (WITI) - It's an old adage but a good one - one man's trash is another man's treasure. Chip shows us one Milwaukeean who took that saying seriously.

Gar Nelson lives in your typical suburban home ... or that's what you think, until you enter his basement.

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Meet the man who built an entire arcade in his own basement

Appropriately named "The Garcade," Nelson's basement contains just shy of 30 games.

"It started out as something as easy as one pinball machine, and after that, we just started finding deals. And one became five became ten up to almost 30 games down here right now," Nelson said.

The games provide a throwback to the 80's and 90s before game consoles took over households, providing a nostalgic hidden gem.

"When people first walk down the stairs and they see all the games on, and their face just lights up. It's amazing," Nelson said.

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