Play classic video games at the Surrey Museum

An early ColecoVision computer console with game joystick attachment. Video games were uploaded from cassettes.

Hey, kids! Play the ancient video games your parents keep telling you about – or aging gamers, relive a bit of console nostalgia.

On Saturday, Nov. 27, the Surrey Museum is hosting a Video Game Play Day, a hands-on event devoted to the phenomenon’s early years.

Try your hand at Atari 2600, Intellivision and the Colecovision, which, in one early version, actually required uploading the video game from a cassette tape before you could actually play Q*bert or other games.

The play day comes with a warning: E.T. for the Atari 2600 – widely considered the worst video game of all time – will be available for play.

Space is limited. Pre-register by calling 604-592-6956. From 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. All ages, by donation.

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