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It was the ultimate 30th birthday present for Rob O'Hara. His wife joined forces with friends and family in 2003 to bring a dream of his to life in the Yukon, Oklahoma, couple's backyard.

The group converted a workshop into an arcade by painting the walls, laying black-and-white carpet and hanging decorations. The result reignited one of O'Hara's life-long passions, and the arcade now houses between 20 and 30 games.

"My friends love going out back, dropping a quarter into one of the machines and reliving their youth," said O'Hara, author of "Invading Spaces: A Beginner's Guide to Collecting Arcade Games." Read full article »

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