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Star Lanes-Polaris

Nothing like a variety of fun in one place! Star Lanes offers bowling, game room, and super delicious bar and grille. Location is off of 71 N by Polaris Mall. My family and I ventured off on a Saturday morning and was shocked by it not being crowded. We enjoyed a hour bowling time that cost us around $30, and allowed us to play 2 games and this did not include shoes that were about $4. While enjoying bowling we ordered food from our lane, and were able to eat as we played. We tried fish tacos, pizza, fries, quesadilla, and chicken. I know that sounds pretty greedy but the food was really good. We then ventured off into the game center where we brought a $30 game card that earned both my girls several games and prizes. The game room had a variety of different games in different age ranges so there was fun for my husband, oldest daughter and my toddler. I would give this a child friendly review of 8 out of 10. A little far from my home, too expensive for my liking, but overall the girls had a ball! 

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Dave and Busters (Polaris)

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Looking for a game room to show off your competitive nature, or just to have some solid  family fun. Look no further, Dave and Busters has 2 locations in Columbus, Ohio. Both having very similar layouts, and offering the same games in both Hillard (West) and Polaris (North). Both locations about 20 minutes away from downtown Columbus. These game rooms not only have a variety of diverse range of games, they offer a restaurant with some yummy options after playing some high energy games. The menu has a variety of quick bites, burgers, and even big entrees. The awesome bonus about the restaurant is that you can select a meal option that includes a play card for an discounted price. For my caregivers, they offer a full bar, which can be used for a fun date night, or just to tolerate sensory overload, lol. For my oldest (9) had a blast, she was able to play all the games and enjoyed competing with her father who is a sore loser. For Karter (2), mommy was left chasing her, in fear that she would get lost. It can be very crowded on weekends and evenings. Very high volume, and although she enjoyed pushing buttons, there were no games quite for her age. So I allowed her to pretend she was doing whatever she chooses. Great thing about the game center is the rewards. Kennedy racked up over 1000 tickets and was able to get both herself and Karter a little gift. The kids left with little energy and slept on the way home! (Mommy Win!) I give this game center a child friendly review of 8 out of 10. Great for older children, but can be a little overwhelming. Price depends on how many games you like to play and can get pricey if you child runs through the game card quickly.

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