NDK has lots of gaming options to explore! Over 20,000 sq ft of Arcade, Console, and Tabletop gaming space.Throw down with your friends in our 24 hour Video Game Room or try any of the 30+ Japanese Arcade machines available. In our Tabletop Gaming Dojo, you can check out the Guest GMs and talk shop with Guest Game Designers.

Each of our gaming rooms holds tournaments throughout the NDK weekend, so be sure to check the schedule and program guide to see the lineups for each room. Most tournaments either come with a cash prize or trophy, so be sure to bring your A-game when you sign up!

NDK’s Pachinko Parlor

 NDK owns and maintains the largest pachinko machine collection in Colorado. We are proud to offer 11 different machines to play, comprising 30 years of pachinko history and technology. Each machine has a series of themed lights, music and even robotics that enhances the play experience. Our machines feature themes that include different anime titles, as well as horror, J-pop, and video games. We strive to offer rare machines that you won’t easily find at other Japanese arcades for a one-of-a-kind experience. 

Pachinko is one of the most beloved games in Japan, though you don’t see a lot of it here in the U.S. To summarize how the game is played in Japan: you play the machines to win steel balls; the more you win, the better! In Japan, these steel balls can be traded in for all sorts of prizes at local parlor.

Here at NDK we use our pachinko machines for fun and charity! All proceeds from our pachinko machines go to our charity for the year.  So come and see what all the buzz and flashing lights are about!

Japanese Arcade by Arcadency!

Welcome to NDK’s expanded Japanese Arcade in NDK’s Video Game Room. Our partners at Arcadency continue to bring NDK the best in Japanese Arcade gaming with some awesome machines! With tournements throughout the weekend, make sure to keep check in at the Japanese Arcade room and look for them in the schedule and program book!

Room Rules

  • No Shoes = No Play (on the dance machines). We are not liable for injury resulting from failure to follow this rule.
  • No food or open container drinks near our equipment. Bottled liquids are acceptable.
  • Consumption of alcohol in our room is forbidden, even if the hotel says its OK.
  • All rules that apply to NDK apply to our room. Be courteous to other guests!

Tabletop Gaming at The Gaming Dojo!

 Come visit the Dojo, NDK’s Tabletop Gaming Room! Come and indulge in our vast library of games, or  learn new games through demos, classes, and scheduled game sessions. You are also welcome partake in the gaming tournaments, or just hang out and play games or RPGs of your own.

Our staff would be happy to help you select a game and learn the rules if you would like. We can also help you find players if needed. In addition to our scheduled events, we will also have sign-up sheets available for a wide selection of games, including One-Shot RPGs and demos. Be sure to check the schedule and program guide for tournament times, or drop by our Announcement table to learn more details.


Video Gaming at NDK!

Every year NDK ‘s Video Game Room brings the top games and tournaments to our attendees. Keep updated on the newest games, game consoles and tournaments for the convention in the program and schedule at the convention.

Room Rules

We’ve got some straightforward rules and regulations in the VGR and they’re clearly posted everywhere. Let’s go over them real quick, just to be sure:

  • No food or drink is allowed in the VGR at any time, unless you’re a VGR staff member. Yes, we will eat right there in front of you as we don’t get to leave.
  • No roughhousing. There are really no situations where body parts should be touching other body parts while in the VGR. The only real exception is when you shake the hand of the person who just whupped your hiney at Smash Ultimate, because you’re a good sport.
  • Do not abuse any games, systems, peripherals, or staff members in the VGR. Seriously. Anyone damaging equipment intentionally will have an equivalent weight in body parts removed by the VGR Staff. You are not Pete Townshend; do not smash that guitar controller when you finish your set. Destruction of hotel or NDK property is an immediate ban from the convention.
  • No unattended children under 12. The VGR is funded primarily through the sales of unattended children to medical research facilities.  But hey, maybe some of those researchers are actually mad scientists and have some liquid adamantium handy.
  • No outside games, or systems. This is due to Colorado State liability laws, not because we’re jerks. No, we’re not making an exception for you. Stop asking. Yes, we’re talking to you. You know who you are; you ask every year.
  • You may bring your own controllers including joysticks for use in the VGR for Open Play and Tournaments.However, don’t be a lowdown dirty cheater with them.  If you cheat in open gaming you’re just being a jerk. If you cheat in a tourney you’re being a jerk that’ll be kicked out of the tournament at the very least.
  • No stealing from us or your fellow attendees. A terrible curse is laid on those who steal from the VGR: all your saved games will be corrupted and lost, right after you get further in your game than you ever have before; all your achievements will be lost to the aether! Beware!  Oh, and you’ll get Ban-Hammered by Security. And we may even have to notify the Proper Authorities.
  • No whining. Please note that this rule does not say: no suggestions, no feedback, no requests or no opinions. Just No Whining.
  • Do not leave your personal belongings in the VGR. Not only are the VGR staff not responsible for your personal belongings, we refuse to take responsibility for them. If we find unattended items we will take them to the lost and found at Convention Operations.
  • No sleeping in the VGR. Yes, we’re fully operational for the duration of the convention.  No, this is not your crash pad.
  • Please do not change the settings on the games. We have the settings arranged to ensure that everyone can play, have a good match, then make way for the next round of attendees.  Just because you and your friends enjoy a 100 Stock round of Smash doesn’t mean the dozens of people behind you wants to be waiting around for the match to resolve.  Keep that kind of play at home, please.
  • Anti Harassment Policy. Unwanted affection is not okay and, in some cases, can be taken as harassment or assault. We at NDK want everyone to feel safe, and it is important for everyone to respect each other’s personal space. If you feel as if you’ve experienced unwanted touching, hugging, or glomping, report it to the nearest NDK staff member immediately.
  • Do not hug, grab, kiss, or glomp anyone who does not want you to. If you are caught or reported as having done so, you may be banned from the convention. We take this very seriously, so do yourself a favor: ask first and make sure it’s okay. If someone tells you that it’s not okay, respect their wishes. Verbal harassment will also not be tolerated. This includes derogatory terms, hate speech, and all manners of verbal abuse.

    The Golden Rule of the Video Game Room: Pass That Controller

    The chairs in the VGR are set up in rudimentary lines, clearly indicating who’s “got next.” If you want to play a game, have a seat. As people finish, they move away and everyone moves forward. Sometimes a game is so popular that people stand in line behind the chairs – this is okay too. You know what the best part of this system is? You, the attendees, created it yourselves. You did without any direction from VGR Staff. The Shogun & Digitalcynic couldn’t be more proud of you. When you finish a game, check to see if someone is behind you waiting for it. If no one wants in, you’re all good. If someone wants to give it a try, pass it on. You’ll be back in no time, because they have to pass when they’re done too.

    If someone isn’t passing the controller, tell a VGR Staff member immediately. We are serious about enforcing this rule, but whining about it after the fact is fruitless. If we could travel through time, we wouldn’t have to work for a living.

    Addendum: this also includes the “winner passes” or “loser passes” rules—those rules DO NOT apply in the VGR. If you win the match, pass the controller. If you lose the match, pass the controller.