Last week I was in the Chicago area for business and managed just enough time for quick stop at a great Video Retro Game shop…Video Games Then & Now. Just a short drive from O’Hare, Video Games Then & Now is at 4351 North Harlem Drive in Norridge, IL. The shop is staff by friendly folks and has an amazing collection of systems, controllers, parts, and games for everything from the Atari 2600 to the X-Box. In fact I saw games for the Atari 2600, 5200, & 7800 systems as well as Intellivison, Colecovision, Sega Genesis, Vectrex, and many more.
The prices are really fair (I picked up a number of 5200 and 7800 carts for as little as $1 each) and they will buy your old games or take them in trade. I also picked up a brand new (still boxed) controller for my 7800 as well as a boxed 7800 game.
The store hours are:
- Monday-Saturday 11am-9pm
- Sunday 12pm-6pm
If you happen to be in the Chicago area, then you owe it to yourself to stop in and check out this great shop!