NATIONAL VIDEOGAME MUSEUM LAUNCHES SCAVENGER HUNT FOR ADVANCED ADMISSION TICKETS AT APRIL 2 GRAND OPENING
Decipher the clues on social media in this city-wide scavenger hunt for a chance to visit the museum before the general public on opening day
The National Videogame Museum (NVM) will open its new home inside the Frisco Discovery Center on Saturday,
April 2, 2016. Six super sleuths who are the first to find one of the six mini treasure chests at various businesses in
Frisco, Texas will be granted access to the museum on opening day 30 minutes in advance of when the doors open
at 10 a.m. CT. Inside the treasure chests will be a voucher for two museum tickets and four NVM arcade tokens.
The scavenger hunt clues will be posted on NVM’s Facebook page on the following days:
Tuesday, March 22; Wednesday, March 23, Thursday, March 24; Tuesday, March 29; Wednesday, March 30;
Thursday, March 31.
While the contest is open to everyone, all prize submissions must be made by someone age 18 and older.
Those who find the treasure chests must email a photo of themselves with the prizes immediately upon finding the
prize to NVM’s publicist, Nelli@shiromasouthwest.com. Winners must present a valid ID to enter the museum
along with their winning tickets. NVM will also provide a swag bag to each of the six winners as they visit the
museum. For a full list of official rules, please see this note.
As the only museum in America dedicated to the history of the videogame industry, NVM features more than
100,000 videogame consoles, games and artifacts from the past and present. This interactive museum
brings to life science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) values by tapping into America’s enthusiasm
for playing and creating videogames for over 50 years. More than 20 installations, including:
Pixel Dreams: A 1980s-inspired arcade full of timeless classics such as Asteroids, Centipede, Donkey Kong, Space Invaders and more.
Giant Pong: Play the classic game Pong on the world’s largest home Pong console on a giant 15-foot TV replica from the 1970s.
Head-to-Head Hall: A hall full of gaming stations where you can go head-to-head with friends, family or competitors in tournaments. Guests may find a set of game systems and games they’ve never seen before or find a tribute to their favorite game franchise played on 10 different systems. The hall takes advantage of NVM’s 12,000+ library of games and will be an ever-changing area of fun.
Gearbox behind the scenes: See the actual office of Randy Pitchford, founder of Gearbox Software and creator of the games Borderlands, Brothers in Arms and Duke Nukem Forever.
The Timeline of Consoles: Learn the stories and see artifacts from more than 50 past and present videogame consoles on a physical timeline.
Rarest artifacts: A collection of rare artifacts will be displayed including the only Sega Neptune prototype, the unreleased Barbie edition for the Nintendo Game Boy Pocket system, the Atari Mindlink controller (one of only two in the world), the ultra-rare RDI Halcyon laserdisc-based game console and the Nintendo World Championships cartridge from 1990.
Inside the Frisco Discovery Center: 8004 N. Dallas Pkwy, Frisco, Texas 75034
$12; $10 children 10 and under, military, educators, seniors (Valid ID required upon purchase of military, educators and seniors tickets.)
Hours: Monday (closed); Tuesday – Thursday (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.); Friday – Saturday (10 a.m. to 8p.m.); Sunday (noon – 5 p.m.)
About the National Videogame Museum
The National Videogame Museum is the only museum in America dedicated to the history of the videogame industry. It is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that brings together the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) values within videogames. These values are presented both as an entertainment medium and a career path as a highly interactive, entertaining and educational experience. The NVM archive is unparalleled in size and comprised of dozens of one-of-a-kind artifacts, in addition to more than 100,000 pieces of videogame hardware, software, documentation and memorabilia. The center is available for corporate events, birthday parties, field trips and research studies and is open to the public six days a week. For more information, visit www.nvmusa.org.